College Counseling

The college counseling process at Gould is a four-year partnership built on individual attention. Through superb knowledge and support, our counselors guide each student through the process while working in tandem with family and faculty. Our goal? To pair each student with a college or university that best fits individual talents, passions, and goals.

College Counseling Overview

From ninth grade on, counselors work side by side with students in a growing relationship that follows a thorough timetable:

  • Ninth grade: Connect with students to review curriculum and extracurricular planning.
  • Tenth grade: Discover strengths and interests relating to academics, extracurricular activities, and potential career options.
  • Eleventh grade: Begin the college search process in earnest.
  • Twelfth grade: Complete the college application and selection process.

Throughout the year the college counselors teach seminars on preparing for tests, interviewing, writing college essays, and making college visits. Gould also holds parent meetings during each of the three Parent and Family Weekends, with an entire program devoted to the college search scheduled for the spring Parent and Family Weekend. Parents are invited to schedule individual conferences with members of the college counseling team. Counselors are in close contact with college admissions offices throughout the application process to ensure that Gould students receive every consideration.


“The College Counseling staff at Gould went over and above to help our son develop a personalized list of schools that reflected both his academic interests and his love of the outdoors. They gave him close support at every step of the application process. He is so proud of the results and has a range of excellent, well-matched colleges to choose from. Our son has had exposure to ideas, courses, and experiences that set him apart from his peers.  A Gould education offers a perfect mix of exploration, rigor, and flexibility. Gould has been a place where our son has been able to explore his interests and grow into a confident, independent and thriving young man!”

—2019 Parent

Class of 2018 Matriculation
Bates College (2)
Bentley University
Berklee College of Music
Bishop’s University, Canada
Boston College
Boston University (2)
University of British Columbia, Canada
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Cruz
Clark University (2)
Colby College
Colby-Sawyer College
University of Colorado, Boulder
Connecticut College
Dartmouth College
Elon University
Fairfield University
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Husson University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
Keene State College
Loyola University New Orleans
Maine Maritime Academy
University of Maine, Orono (2)
University of Maine, Farmington
University of Southern Maine (2)
University of Miami
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
Montana State University, Bozeman (3)
University of New Hampshire
New York University
Northeastern University (2)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Rhode Island (2)
Rochester Institute of Technology (3)
Saint Joseph’s College, Maine
University of San Francisco
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2)
Skidmore College (2)
St. Lawrence University (3)
St. Olaf College (2)
Trinity College
United States Air Force Academy
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
University of Utah
University of Vermont
Washington University in St. Louis
Whitman College
Williams College
University of Wisconsin, Madison (2)

More information about the Class of 2018

Download our School Profile.
Download our Three Year Matriculation and Five Year Acceptance profiles.
Download our helpful Resource Page.

Spring Parent and Family Weekend Events

Each year during the Spring Parent and Family Weekend, College Counseling designs an invaluable College Admissions program for Gould’s tenth- and eleventh-grade students and their families. Full of inside tips for managing the college admissions process, the program brings top admissions professionals to Gould for some compelling face time with our families.

Read more about College Counseling workshops

College Counseling

Career Conversations

The Tenth Grade Career Conversations Program helps Gould students to begin thinking about how their interests might translate into a career. Through Career Conversations, students meet with Gould alumni/ae and other professionals who talk about their careers and the paths that led to them. While mandatory for tenth graders, all students are encouraged to attend Career Conversations.

Naviance

Our college counselors use the powerful web-based tool Naviance to connect with students and their families throughout the college search and application process.

Logging in:
If you are a current parent, please log in to your Naviance account here.
If you are new to Naviance and would like to explore, you may enter here using the password – ‘huskies’.

For College Representatives

To schedule a visit, please contact College Counseling, 207-824-7742.

Click here for best days and times to visit.

What to expect

  • Juniors and seniors may miss class to meet with college representatives with the permission of their classroom teachers.
  • If interested, we can arrange interview days with potential applicants.
  • One of our counselors will meet with each college representative.

Other schools in the area
Telstar High School (5 minutes)
Oxford Hills High School (35 minutes)
Hebron Academy (40 minutes)
Fryeburg Academy (45 minutes)
Kents Hill School (1 hour and 20 minutes)

College Counselors

Brooke Libby

Director of College Counseling
B.A. Yale University
M.A. /abD Tufts University

Bio

Since graduating from Yale University in 1991 and Tufts University in 1996, Ms. Libby has taught in colleges and high schools in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Utah. She brings a genuine love of language, students, and confidence in the promise of higher education to her role as a counselor. Married to English teacher and Director of the Skateboard Program, Mr. Dave Bean, Ms. Libby loves to cook bagels and latkes. From scratch! The Libby Beans live off campus with their three children: daughters, Zoe ’17, Lilo ’19, and son, Utah.

Meredith Gadd ’04

College Counselor
B.A. Colby-Sawyer College
M.S. Granite State College
Gehring Dorm Resident

Bio

Miss Gadd is a 2004 graduate of Gould Academy and received her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Colby-Sawyer College in 2008. A native of West Newbury, Massachusetts, she started her career in education as a middle school English/Language Arts teacher. More recently, Miss Gadd worked in college admissions, leading committees for competitive and selective admission processes. In her spare time she enjoys long walks on the beach and cheering loudly for the New England Patriots!

Logan Nichols

Boys’ Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach
Boys’ Junior Varsity Basketball Head Coach
Testing Coordinator
B.S. University of Maine – Farmington