College Counseling

College Counseling


Although the college search process formally begins in the eleventh grade, you and your family have the benefit of access to your college counselors as early as ninth grade. The college counselors at Saint Mary's School offer support to you and your faculty advisor on questions related to academic planning and preparation for college.

They will guide you through the process of identifying and applying to colleges and universities that best fit you based on your academic profile, interests and goals. The College Counseling Office consistently provides opportunities for Saint Mary's students to assist in the preparation of applying to colleges and universities. They host nearly 100 college representatives on campus each year from both domestic and international institutions and regularly visit other college and university campuses across the country. Recently they have visited schools in Virgina, Washington D.C., South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wisconsin, and, of course, North Carolina. Although your path and progress are in your control, you will have the support of the College Counseling Office along the way.

Traditionally, each year, one hundred percent of Saint Mary's seniors are accepted for admission at a wide array of selective colleges and universities. Students at Saint Mary's School typically submit applications to an average of 6 institutions. We are heartened by the success Saint Mary's girls experience in the college application and selection process. A willingness on the part of students to explore the educational options that exist at the local, regional, national and international levels allows them to leave the Saint Mary's community and move forward in their educational pursuits successfully.

Our college counselors encourage and welcome your questions, and look forward to working with you. 



Contact Us

morgan phillipsMorgan Phillips 
Director of College Counseling 

ruth morrongielloRuth Morrongiello
Associate Director of College Counseling 


Click here for more about our College Counseling staff.

kyong leeKyong Lee 
College Counselor


Academic News

The 2020-2021 academic year is just around the corner, and Saint Mary’s School staff and faculty have spent the summer months preparing for the new school year, which will include periods of both virtual and in-person learning and activities, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Saint Mary’s School remains committed to its mission to prepare girls for college and life. To that end, a learning plan has been designed to ensure the continued delivery of a premier, college-preparatory education.