College Counseling

About FPD’s College Counseling Program

The College Counseling Department at First Presbyterian Day School focuses on every student individually. We assist in finding a good fit between each student’s academic and personal interests as they explore their college options. We are invested in our students and give them the personal guidance and tools he or she needs to find that good fit.

Our student body brings diverse strengths, achievements, and personal goals to the college search. Every student has a unique story that we help him or her voice during the college application process, and the variety of those stories leads to a variety of college acceptances and decisions. We take great pride in assisting our students along their journey, and we are honored to be a part of the process of educating and equipping them to change the world for God’s glory.

Click the following links to pages you may find useful in our College Counseling Program:

For Parents — What We Do

College Counseling FAQs


College Testing

College Athletics

Scholarships/Financial Aid

College Researching/Planning

College Visits and Apply to College

College Representatives

Brad Thompson, Director of College Counseling
Email:  Phone: (478) 477-6505 ext. 108

Brad has been in education for over 20 years at FPD. He graduated from Mercer (’95) and majored in English and History. He also attended Covenant College (’02) where he received a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. At FPD, Brad has taught English, History and Bible and has coached multiple sports including football, baseball, basketball and tennis. He is currently the Assistant Middle School Cross Country Coach. For the past 12 years, he has served as the Director of College Counseling. He has served on Samford University’s Counselor Advisory Board and as the President of Mercer’s Counselor Advisory Board. He and his wife, Katherine (’95), have three children, Olivia (12th), Emory (8th), and Brooks (2nd).  He is a member of Ingleside Baptist Church and enjoys reading, running and watching sports as his hobbies.


 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11