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College Counseling

The small counselor-to-student ratio at British International allows for a highly individualized boutique approach to college counseling. Our college counselors draw upon their individual expertise to collaborate - creating a team approach when working with students and families. We empower students with the tools and life skills necessary to have ownership of the college admissions process. The goal is to guide and support students in exploring a broad range of best fit post-secondary options both in the United States and abroad that align with their skills, strengths and interests. While this can be a stressful time, we prioritize confidence building and encourage self-efficacy and open-mindedness throughout the process.

  • Lindsay Kafitz - Director of Counseling

    Lindsay Kafitz

    Director of Counseling and Student Support

    Lindsay Kafitz

    Ms. Kafitz joins us with over thirteen years of experience in college counseling and college admissions. She spent the first seven years of her career working in selective college admissions at Bucknell University, New York University and Northwestern University. After leaving Northwestern University, she transitioned to college counseling and served as Associate Director of College Counseling at Lake Forest Academy. Lindsay most recently served as Director of Counseling Counseling at Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund.

    Lindsay grew up in the North Shore of Chicago. She graduated from Bowdoin College with a Bachelors degree in Gender and Women Studies and earned her Masters degree in Higher Education Administration and College Student Personnel from New York University. 

    Lindsay lives in Lakeview with her husband and two children. 

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  • Anne Economakos - College Counselor

    Anne Economakos

    College Counselor

    Anne Economakos

    Ms. Economakos joins us from Lycée Français de Chicago where she had the privilege of working with their Director of College Counseling while completing a Master of Education degree in School Counseling at DePaul University. Her background working within a globally minded culture and curriculum has allowed her to both explore and understand the broad spectrum of challenges and opportunities unique to high school students at an international school.

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