College Counseling


Compass Montessori’s advisors and the Program Director work closely with students in their senior year as they make their way through the labyrinth of the college application process. Seniors are required to participate in Senior Seminar all year, the program which ultimately finalizes their portfolios for graduation. They must also participate in a  self-designed  Senior Practicum in the spring to practice their transition into university-level classes.

We require our students to apply for at least three universities to ensure they have a wide range of choices. Over the past five years, 96% of students graduating from Compass continue their education at the college level. 98% of graduating students have been accepted into their first choice colleges. A list of university and college acceptances follows:


Out-of-State Schools
Alma College (Michigan)
Antioch University (Ohio)
Ashland University (Ohio)
Augsburg College (Minnesota)
Bard College (New York)
Berea College (Kentucky)
Brandeis University (Massachusetts)
Buena Vista University (Iowa)
California State University 
Carroll College (Montana)
Clark University (Massachusetts) 
College of Wooster (Ohio)
Cornell College (Iowa)
Cornish College of the Arts (Washington)
Chapman University (California)
Christendom College (Virginia)
Eastman School of Music (New York)
Eckerd College (Florida)
Endicott College (Massachusetts)
Evergreen State College (Washington)
Goddard College (Vermont)
Gonzaga University (Washington)
Goucher College (Maryland)
Hamline University (Minnesota)
Hampshire College (Massachusetts) 
Hawaii Pacific University
Humboldt State University (California)
Instituto Superior de Arquitectura y Diseno de Chihuahua (Mexico)
Ithaca College (New York)
Knox College (Illinois) 
Mercyhurst College (Pennsylvania)
Montana State University
New Mexico State University
New York University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern College (Minnesota)
Northwestern University (Illinois)
Oberlin College (Ohio)
Oberlin Conservatory (Ohio)
Oregon State University
Principia College (Illinois)
Puget Sound University (Washington)
Quest University (British Columbia, Canada)
Richmond University (London, England)
San Francisco College of Art and Design (California)
Savannah College of Art and Design (Georgia)
Seattle University (Washington)
Simpson College (Iowa)
St John’s College (New Mexico/Maryland)
St. Mary’s College of California
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, England)
TU Munich (Germany)
Ulsa   Universidad La Salle Chihuahua (Mexico)
University of Arizona
University of California Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
University of Illinois
University of Minnesota
University of New Mexico
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound (Washington)
University of Redlands (California)
University of San Francisco 
Ursinus College (Pennsylvania)
Vanderbilt University (Tennessee) 
Wesleyan University (Illinois)
Westminster College (Utah)Willamette University (Oregon)


In-State Schools
Arapahoe Community College
Colorado College
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado Mountain College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Colorado State University - Pueblo
Fort Lewis College
Front Range Community College
Red Rocks Community College
Regis University
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Naropa University
Northeastern Junior College
University of Colorado
University of Colorado at Denver
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
University of Denver
University of Northern Colorado


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