In keeping with the philosophy of the department, the approach on each grade level emphasizes personal development and academic progress. Particular focus is given to the spiritual, emotional, physical, aesthetic, and intellectual development of each student. Some common issues addressed on the various levels are the following:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Study Skills
  • Making Transitions
  • Goal Development
  • Friendships
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem Development
  • Course Selection
  • College and Career Awareness

How These Issues are Addressed:

Students meet with their counselor individually and in small groups throughout the year. Students have the opportunity to discuss topics pertaining to their academic and personal development. They are also encouraged to focus on developing good organizational techniques and learning new strategies for effective study skills.

Throughout the year, the counselor monitors each student’s academic progress. This is done through on-going communication with teachers and parents, participation in quarterly grade level meetings, review of progress reports, and review of bi-weekly updates provided to parents/guardians when requested. The counselor often makes recommendations for tutoring in specific subject areas and provides referrals to parents when needed or requested.

During the third quarter, the counselor meets with each student regarding course selection for the next year. In addition, the counselor meets with each eighth-grade student and her parent/guardian to discuss the important transition into ninth grade. At this time, students are encouraged to begin exploring and identifying new areas of interest in relation to course selection and future planning. In the area of career exploration, general and specific career information packets or booklets are frequently disseminated.

Interaction with parents/guardians is a major component of the program on these levels. If the counselor and/or parent feel that a student would benefit from long-term counseling, the necessary referrals are made.

  • Academic Achievement
  • Self-Esteem Development
  • Relationships
  • Eating Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Body Image

  • Goal Development and Attainment
  • Grieving and Loss
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • College and Career Counseling
  • Course Selection

How These Issues are Addressed:

Students meet with their counselor individually, in small groups, and as a class for general information purposes. These meetings provide opportunities for discussion of issues related to the student’s progress and development, both academic and social.

Throughout the year, the counselor monitors each student’s academic progress. This is done through on-going communication with teachers and parents, participation in quarterly grade level meetings, review of progress reports, and review of bi-weekly updates provided to parents/guardians when requested. The counselor often makes recommendations for tutoring in specific subject areas and provides referrals to parents when needed or requested.

During the third quarter, the counselor meets with each student regarding course selection for the next year. In the area of career exploration, students take various interest inventories and review their results individually with their counselor. Students can also participate in the Career Club moderated by a counselor/teacher.

The counselor also communicates with parents whenever necessary. If the counselor and/or parent feel that a student would benefit from long-term counseling, the necessary referrals are made.

On the twelfth grade level, students meet with their counselor individually, in small groups, and as a class for general information purposes or presentations. The counselor also has a meeting in the spring of junior year or in the fall of senior year with each student and her parent/guardian to provide guidance and direction in choosing the most appropriate college.

For purposes of college selection and placement, the counselor maintains strong communication with college admissions officers and invites approximately fifty college representatives each fall to meet one-on-one or in small groups with potential senior candidates.

In the area of career exploration, the counselor meets with each senior in an advising capacity offering possible career alternatives and suggestions for corresponding academic programs.

Throughout the year, the counselor monitors each student’s academic progress. This is done through on-going communication with teachers and parents, participation in quarterly grade level meetings, review of progress reports, and review of bi-weekly updates provided to parents/guardians when needed. The counselor often makes recommendations for tutoring in specific subject areas and provides referrals to parents when needed or requested.

The counselor also communicates with parents whenever necessary. If the counselor and/or parent feel that a student would benefit from long-term counseling, the necessary referrals are made.

100% College Acceptance Rate
for More Than 25 Years

Our goal is to help all students find the best match in a college or university. We look for the right fit in academics and campus life. Our guidance counselors and faculty work with our students through every step of the college application process. Here is a selection of recent acceptances:

American University
Amherst College
Art Center College of Design
Art Institute of Boston
Assumption College
Babson College
Bentley University
Berklee College of Music
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Bryant University
Catholic University of America
Clark University
Colby-Sawyer College
College of the Holy Cross
College of William & Mary
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Curry College
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Florida Institute of Technology
Fordham University
Framingham State University
Georgetown University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Harvard University
Howard University
Johnson & Wales University
Lasell College
Lesley University
Loyola University, Chicago
Loyola University, Maryland
Loyola University, New Orleans
Massachusetts College of Art
Mass College of Pharmacy
MIT
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
McGill University
Merrimack College
Michigan State University
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Ida College

National University of Ireland, Galway
Northeastern University Parsons: The New School for Design
Providence College
Purdue University
Quinnipiac University
Regis College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart
Saint Anselm College
Saint Francis Xavier University
Saint John’s University
Saint Louis University
Saint Michael’s College
Salem State University
Salve Regina University
Simmons College
Skidmore College
Smith College
Spelman College
Stonehill College
Suffolk University
Syracuse University
Temple University
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Tufts University
University College, Dublin
University of British Columbia
University of California
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Glasgow, UK
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Lowell, Boston
University of New Hampshire
University of Toronto
University of Virginia
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wheaton College
Wheelock College
Worcester State University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Xavier University York College