College Counseling

Welcome to College Counseling

An integral part of Woodberry’s mission is “to develop its students into leaders, to train its students toward a useful contribution to the democratic society in which they live, and to give them thorough preparation for the best colleges and universities consistent with their individual potentials.”

In many ways, this thorough preparation for college begins the moment you start high school. We want you to be able to fully immerse yourself in the Woodberry experience, while equipping you with the appropriate amount of information and guidance along the way. During the third form year, we meet with you in large groups, by mid-year of the fourth form we will meet in small groups of four to eight students, and in the fifth and sixth form years we will begin a much more individualized approach to your college search. During the application process we work with students one-on-one to help you complete an application that speaks for you and shows the college admissions committee why you are a great match for their particular college. Keeping in mind that the college search involves deciding which college is the best fit for you and your interests, the college counseling staff helps you make your way through the process that leads to college acceptance.

Our staff, your teachers and advisers, and your parents will try our best to help you maximize your potential and take advantage of the opportunities at Woodberry, but you hold the keys to your own success. Colleges want to see that you have taken advantage of the academic and extracurricular opportunities available to you. Admission offices look closely at grades, test scores, and activities, but also the rigor of courses taken, demonstrated love of learning, and the depth and sincerity of your involvement. At Woodberry, you have a great opportunity to hone your skills in and out of the classroom as a member of an exciting community, and we are here to help you to decide which colleges and universities may help you continue to recognize your potential.

Scott Schamberger, Assistant Headmaster for Admissions and College Counselling

Mailing address: 148 Woodberry Forest Station, Woodberry Forest, VA 22989
Fax: (540) 661-4150 / Phone: (540) 672-6050

List of 4 members.

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    Scott Schamberger  

    Assistant Headmaster for Admission and College Counseling
    (540) 672-6023
    Emory University - BS
    University of Georgia - ME
    Georgia State University - Currently pursuing PhD
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    Phil  Hooper 

    Director of College Counseling
    (540) 672-6006
    Hendrix College - BA
  • Photo of David Mabe

    David Mabe 

    Associate Director of College Counseling and Director of Summer Programs
    (540) 672-6007
    Davidson College - BA
    Harvard Graduate School of Education - MA
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    Jacob  Bonnell 

    Assistant Director of College Counseling
    (540) 672-6004
    Ohio Wesleyan - BA
    University of Pennsylvania - MS
Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, and national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. The school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.