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.



College Counseling News

Josie DeRonja '19 and Rim Metina-Belknap '19

On Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, we participated in the Learning Through Languages High School Research Symposium at UNC-Chapel Hill. High schoolers from all over North Carolina gathered to present research projects that were conducted on various regions of the world. Within each region, projects were done in different languages including Spanish, French, Japanese, and Russian. Our project "Les nouveaux schémas de l'immigration et de la migration au Maghreb requièrent de nouvelles mesures politiques et sociales" was conducted in French and focused on North Africa and the Middle East.

Read more about Learning Through Languages: building skills, confidence, and global understanding


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Morgan Phillips 
Director of College Counseling 

Ruth Morrongiello
Associate Director of College Counseling 

Kyong Lee 
College Counselor

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