Community Events



Mapping your Road to College – an informative evening with Mary at the Fairfield Public Library- Fairfield Woods Branch


Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Mary Spiegel of Spiegel College Planning will meet with teens and their parents to talk about the college planning, college search, and admissions application process. This program is perfect for parents of all college-bound teens.

Students and their parents will gain effective guidelines for mapping out a four-year high school plan and will feel more confident as they begin their high school careers. 9th and 10th-grade students will learn about making the most of the high school years, how to develop their college list, and using the campus visits and other opportunities to research colleges.

High School juniors—who at this stage of the year will be thinking about starting their college research—will gain insight into how college admissions offices read the applications.

While this is a free workshop for students and parents, registration is requested: or call 203 256 3160.


Workshop topics include:

Having a four- year high school plan.  Understanding your academic profile. Developing an appropriate college list. ACT and SAT planning. The role of campus visits and interviews. Recent important trends in admissions, financial aid, and scholarships.

Mary will also answer your questions and address any concerns you have about the process of researching and applying to college.

“Inside the admissions office—how do they read the applications? And how can I best tell my story?” This helps to frame the entire process.

We encourage students to attend with parents. However, if schedules are too busy, feel free to come as “student – only” or “parent – only.”

Comments from prior workshops:

A very informative event!”

“So glad we attended!”

“Very knowledgeable. Great

rapport with the students.”