College Advising Philosophy

College Advising at Geneva School of Boerne starts with the understanding that every student is made in imago dei – created in the image of God. The purpose of the College Advising office is to partner with students and their families to help identify the students’ God-given giftings and aspirations and to help match the students to the colleges that best fit their academic, career and spiritual goals.

Our process is guided by scripture, with an emphasis on Psalm 139. Through scripture, we know the following truths about God and His role over our process:

God’s Design

God knit you together – Psalm 139:13

God’s Sovereignty

God ordains all your days – Psalm 139:16

God has prepared you to do good works – Ephesians 2:10

God’s Peace

God knows your heart – Psalm 139:23

God’s peace guards your heart and mind – Philippians 4:7

God’s Glory

Not to you but to God’s name be the glory – Psalm 115:1

You have been made for the good of others and to reflect God’s glory. Your life is in His gracious and capable hands. Knowing this means you can approach the college admission process with the peace that passes all understanding and the joy of discovery because living for His purposes is deeply satisfying. Having confidence that God individually cares for you means resting in knowing He is perfectly leading and guiding you and has a place for you in your next stage of life. This should change how you handle the fear, pressure and anxiety normally associated with this process.

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