What Our Parents Have to Say
Our experience with the college guidance at Kildonan went above and beyond our expectations. They guided us and our daughter through everything right from the start. It was a very smooth experience for us and we were extremely satisfied with the process. Our daughter got into every art college she applied to and got scholarships to every one of them. Having two other daughters who also went through the college application process at their respective high schools, I can say with certainty that the college process at Kildonan is so well thought out every step of the way. We really did not have to worry about anything except to visit all the schools. Thank you, Kildonan!
—Jackie Elias, parent
As a parent, I really enjoyed working with Joy Klvana during Jonathan's college search process. Her guidance was valuable, insightful and encouraging while letting Jonathan take the lead in this very important step. All along the way, Mrs. Klvana works closely with students and parents to fully understand the process and help identify the best matches of schools and student. It's so important to have the support of a college counselor that's dedicated to getting to know your child and what their personal goals are. Mrs. Klvana was able to keep both students and parents on track with meeting college deadlines and most importantly, she made Jonathan accountable while feeling supported every step of the way. Mrs. Klvana's communication took much of the guess work out of what to do next. Her influence now has gone past the admissions and acceptance process. Thank you, Joy, for taking the time and making the effort to go beyond merely what is required to achieve what is possible.
—Randy Evans, parent
We could not be more pleased with the level of professionalism of the college counseling services at The Kildonan School. Mrs. Klvana was simply exceptional! Receiving appropriate accommodations on college entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT can be a very cumbersome process and Mrs. Klvana was able to navigate the process with great ease. She was passionate in her advocacy for our child when, at first, his accommodations were not granted by the College Board. Her tireless dedication to our child was the reason he was able to be successful on these high stakes exams.
In addition to Mrs. Klvana's advocacy for our son, she is extremely timely in her communications with parents. She would often answer our emails after-hours, on weekends, and even sometimes while on vacation.
During the college search process, Mrs. Klvana spends an enormous amount of time with each student to personally know each one and to ensure that the college he/she finds will be the best fit for him/her. Additionally, she utilizes the Naviance program to help each student navigate through the overwhelming number of colleges. She often tours colleges and attends professional seminars to promote Kildonan students to the college community.
At the end of the day, Mrs. Klvana is a tireless advocate for your child and we could not have been more pleased with the level of dedication and service we received from the college counseling office at The Kildonan School.
—Jamie Wagle, parent
After speaking with many friends about the difficult college application process, I was terrified!! My friends told me of the many hours trying to get all the information together and filling out the forms. I was truly expecting a long, drawn-out process. Luckily, with the help of the college counselor at Kildonan, it was a breeze.
They put together most everything we needed and helped with the application process. Most important was the help in guiding my son to the school which would be the right fit for him and explaining the pros and cons to certain schools for him. I'm relieved that our process was nothing like my friends!
—Gina Tordella, parent
We are very thankful for all the guidance that Brian received during the college search and selection process at The Kildonan School. He was given knowledgeable counsel on how and when to apply to colleges, as well as to be proactive in selecting the right school for him. It gave us great comfort working with Mrs. Klvana as she treats each student as if they were her own. She provided guidance and encouragement whenever we needed it on college research, questions to ask, the college application, and the selection process.
Because of the help he received, we are confident that Brian made the right choice in selecting St. Thomas Aquinas College.
—Natalie Weaver, parent