College Counseling

Our mission and passion in College Counseling is to support and equip students for their college search. We are here to help as they research, apply to and choose colleges, or consider gap year plans and other post-high school options.

When we think about “best fit” colleges for a particular student, we consider the student’s:

  • Academic ability, interests and potential
  • Social, emotional and spiritual needs
  • Identity and unique qualities
  • Financial resources and circumstance
  • Likelihood of admission

Our vision:

  • Each student has a supportive, personal relationship with their college counselor
  • Each student feels understood, valued, well-informed, and excited about their choices
  • Each student has a positive college choice and/or options in May
  • Each student has opportunities to learn about herself and prepare for life responsibilities
  • Each student has resources to learn about careers and college majors

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The latest news and specific links for junior and senior parents, along with general information for all SMA parents and students.

Class Specific Information

College Counselors

College Counseling School Profile

SMA's CEEB code: 380920


Access to Naviance, our web-based college counseling software, is available spring of sophomore year. Click the link above to access. Please contact your college counselor with any issues accessing the site

Naviance Site

Suggested Reading

The Price You Pay for College (2021)
by Ron Lieber






Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania (2016)
by Frank Bruni


Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges (2012)
by Loren Pope


Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions (2020)
by Jeffrey Selingo