Global Curriculum

Life Planning & College Counseling

Life Planning is a distinctive aspect of the Vistamar experience. It is grounded in our belief that high school should help prepare students for happy, productive, and successful lives. It should arm them with the tools they will need to do meaningful work, be engaged with their communities and sustain fulfilling relationships with others.

College planning at Vistamar is intentionally embedded in this broader context of Life Planning for our students. While a great deal of hype about college admissions focuses on “getting in,” we remind students that college is an important next step in a larger life plan. Our students apply to college using a lens beyond merely the four year experience. The goal is for students to find and choose a school in which they can thrive and excel, a school that will effectively position them for fulfillment in the worlds of work, community, and relationships. It is our belief that this type of approach helps students experience a less frenzied and more appropriate college search process that is informed by big-picture, far-reaching questions.

It is important that students consider their individual values, interests, goals and strengths when researching college options. The more self-awareness they bring to the process, the better their chances of finding those schools that are the right “fit.”
Learn more about Vistamar School's college matriculation.

Learn more about our Life Planning program by following the links below:

Meet the Staff

List of 4 members.

  • Pamela Davis 

    Life Planning Director & Humanities Faculty
    Stanford University - AB
    Brown University - Ph.D.
  • Lorena Campos 

    Student Services-Registrar
  • Lupe Chacon 

    Life Planning Associate & Latino Programs Coordinator
    Scripps College - BA
  • Julie Crum 

    Life Planning Associate
    Occidental College - BA
Vistamar School is a private independent high school in the South Bay region of Los Angeles
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