In partnership with parents/guardians, educators, and community stakeholders, the Barrington High School Counseling Department implements a comprehensive school counseling program and post-secondary counseling program, both of which promote student achievement and personal wellness.

School counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective. School counselors do not work in isolation; rather they are integral to the total education program.

School counselors help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and college/career development. Students work with the same counselor throughout their high school career.

In addition, students have access to school social workers and diagnostic and supportive services are available to students with special needs. Information on college admissions testing, financial aid, and post high school planning is available in the Student Services Office. 

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Stephanie Spiewak
Asst. Principal/Coordinator of Secondary Counseling

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Barrington High School Counseling

BHS counselors work on building student-focused relationships that span a student's entire four years of high school. 

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college career counseling

Post High School Counseling

BHS college and career counselors work with students to help them determine their path after high school.

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upcoming events
BHS Auditorium

On the first day back from winter break, be sure to take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear recent Barrington graduates talk about their experiences right after high school.

The program is beneficial for high school students of ANY year and their parents, and a chance to hear DIRECTLY from recent graduates. Past attendees of the event have said that it was tremendously helpful to hear what fresh BHS alumni had to say about things like:

- The college application process

- How they adjusted to college, or about their decisions to pursue a career, a military path, or a gap year

- How they went about making their choices. What worked for them? What didn't?

- What did they do if they couldn't pursue their first choice?

- What did they do if they they pursued their first choice, but then hated it?

- What did they wish they had done more of (or less of) earlier on in high school?

- What advice do they have for this year's seniors?

There are so many possibilities and choices after high school; it's eye-opening and reassuring for seniors (and their parents) to see that there's no one "right answer." Mark your calendar to attend one of the most helpful and informative events of the year on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024.

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Barrington High School's Career Expo
  • Students will learn about careers and interact with employers to discover skills needed to work in a desired field.
  • Held during lunch periods 4th, 5th & 6th in the Auxiliary Gym.
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BHS Main Gym
BHS College Fair - 6:00pm-8:00pm in the BHS Main Gym Area for Sophomores and Juniors. 200 reps from colleges here with information and to answer questions.
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Counseling DEpartment staff
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Monica Barreiro


Marla Engleman


Carrie Galvan

College Resource Center (CRC) Coordinator

Lisa Horcher

Community Connections Coordinator

Dana Joyce


Timothy Martin


Marie Mirabella

Career Advisor

Kathleen Moody

Post-Secondary Counselor
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