Resources for Parents

Suggested Books

Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania, by Frank Bruni

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, by Adam Grant

The College Admissions Mystique, by Bill Mayher

Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges, by Loren Pope

Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That's Right for You, by Loren Pope

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, by Julie Lythcott-Haims (former Stanford Dean.)

The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life, by Laura S. Kastner & Jennifer Wyatt

But What if I Don't Want to Go to College? A Guide to Success through Alternative Education, by Harlow G. Unger

Planning a college tour

College/University Visit Clusters - A list of colleges and universities grouped by geographic location and size.

Questions to ask on a college visit. - A list of questions to ask when touring colleges to help students and families evaluate the "fit" of the each school.

Please contact Ms. Wuerthner if you need assistance planning college tours for your student, or if touring colleges does not feel possible for your family.

Parent Questionnaire

Please fill this out and return to Ms. Wuerthner by June 7, 2019 (dwuerthner@sfwaldorf.org).