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College Counseling


St. Mary's Academy offers a comprehensive college counseling program to ensure our graduates are well prepared for college. The college counseling staff visits freshman and sophomore classes to discuss the landscape of college admissions and answer questions. Students begin meeting individually with their college counselor junior year. We work with each student to help them reflect on their strengths, values and interests while at that same time help them research and identify a group of colleges where they believe they will thrive.

Highlights of the college counseling program include:
  • Parent information nights
  • College financial aid night
  • Individual meetings with parents and students
  • More than 140 college representatives visit SMA

The college counselors contribute regularly to the monthly Parent Association News with information about the college landscape and topics of interest to parents as students prepare to apply to college.

College Counseling School Profile

SMA's CEEB code: 380920

Naviance Site

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.

College Counseling Staff:

Elaine Forde, College Counselor Ellis & Faulkner TAs

Carolyn Gazeley, MBA, College Counselor

Karlen Suga, MS, College Counselor

Erica Wells, MA, College Counseling Program Coordinator

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