Members of the Saint Mary's School Class of 2018 are poised to step out of Saint Mary's gates and into an exciting future. Prepared at Saint Mary's "for college and life," these girls have challenged themselves in and out of the classroom, expanded their boundaries, made real-world connections, and grown as young women of intelligence, integrity, and purpose – ready to serve and shape their world.
Next year for the Class of 2018
Once again, Saint Mary's seniors have been accepted at leading colleges, universities, and gap-year programs around the state, the country, and the world including American University, Boston College, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, College of William and Mary, Clemson, Davidson, Duke, Elon, George Washington, N.C. State, Northeastern, Notre Dame, Princeton, Rhodes College, Seton Hall, Sewanee, Smith, UC-Berkeley, UNC at Chapel Hill, Charlotte and Wilmington, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and Wofford College to name a few. Click here for a complete list of the schools admitting members of Saint Mary's Class of 2018.
The range of colleges and universities Saint Mary's Class of 2018 have selected is as varied as the graduates themselves and reflects their wide-ranging interests. Students will be attending schools across 15 states and D.C.; one student heads to France for a gap year, another to Germany. Click here for a complete list of where the Class of 2018 will be next year.
This year, Saint Mary's senior Mary Hunter Russell was named to the Morehead-Cain Foundation's Class of 2022. The Morehead-Cain Foundation is "home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States, founded at the first public university in the U.S." and this fall, "Morehead-Cain will welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 79 new Morehead-Cain Scholars from across North Carolina, the United States, and the world." The scholarship covers all expenses for four years of undergraduate study at UNC-Chapel Hill and features a distinctive program of summer enrichment experiences. Click here for more information and the list of scholars.
College Counseling at Saint Mary's
The variety of college options available to Saint Mary's students reflects a college counseling process that is highly personalized and allows each young woman to discover the best fit college or university for her – one that aligns with her interests, aspirations, and personal goals. This process begins in the ninth grade and continues throughout a student's Saint Mary's career. Dedicated college counselors work closely with each girl and her family to help them navigate the college selection process.
The college counseling program also provides many opportunities for students to get exposure to and learn more about a variety of institutions. During this academic year, more than 100 colleges and universities visited the Saint Mary's School campus. This process helps students to think more creatively about their college choices and clarify their own priorities when it comes to selecting a college. Reagan Massey '18, who is heading to Vanderbilt University in the fall, says, "College counseling at Saint Mary's is very personalized. The counselors care about what school fits you. I truly felt cared for through the entire experience and confident in my college decision."
Click here for more about Saint Mary's college counseling program.