High School Counseling

Beginning in the spring of 7th grade, students and families work with the Dean of Students /Secondary School Counselor to begin the high school journey.  High school counseling at

AVS provides students and families

with the resources, guidance, and

individualized support to take on the high school admissions process.

In 8th grade, students take “Destinations”, a unique seminar class that provides the structure and support needed for the transition from middle to high school. Students from AVS apply to and attend a variety of private, boarding, faith-based, public, and charter schools throughout the Bay Area and beyond. 


Some AVS graduates attend the following schools:

  • Academy of Thought & Industry

  • Balboa High School

  • The Bay School

  • Brentwood College School

  • Choate Rosemary Hall

  • College Preparatory School

  • Drew School

  • Gateway High School

  • Head Royce

  • International High School

  • Jewish Community HS

  • Lincoln High School

  • Lowell High School

  • Lick-Wilmerding

  • Marin Academy

  • Menlo School

  • Phillips Exeter Academy

  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep

  • St Ignatius

  • SOTA

  • Stuart Hall

  • Urban

  • Tamalpais High School

  • University High School

  • Washington High School

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Lower School Campus: 450 Somerset Street, San Francisco, CA 94134 | Tel: 415-467-3700 
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