A college counselor with world-class experience is joining the Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches. Formerly at the Rift Valley Academy in Kenya, Steve Peifer has been hired to serve as associate director of college counseling. He’ll work with the school’s director of college counseling, David Prutow, and assist in educating the school community on the college admissions process.
“What appealed to me the most about Oxbridge Academy is that the administration and faculty are determined to make a difference in students’ lives and provide them with every opportunity possible to succeed,” Peifer said.
For the past decade, Peifer has been the director of college guidance at Rift Valley Academy, an international boarding school in central Kenya that serves children of missionaries with an American-based curriculum. During his tenure, he saw the first students in the school’s 107-year history attend prestigious American universities. His work as a crusader for Kenyan children has earned him numerous awards, including the CNN Heroes Award for Championing Children in 2007. Peifer also authored a book titled Dream So Big, detailing the struggles of life for children in Kenya.
For more information on Oxbridge Academy, call (561) 972-9600 or visit www.oapb.org.