Guidance Services

The Guidance office offers many services to support St. Mary’s students in their academic journey. These services include the following:

  • Establishing and supporting high school seniors on the common application for their college applications, as well as for all other college applications (electronic or paper)
  • Working with the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) to schedule workshops on college admissions and financing
  • Aiding students in applying for an array of college scholarships, including (but not restricted to) White Eagle, Quo Vadis, and Assumption College Light the Way
  • Nominating high school juniors for various book awards, including Harvard Club, Assumption, Holy Cross, Anna Maria, Bryant, and others
  • Conducting on site testing (including those with accommodations) for the digital PSAT (8th and 9th grade), PSAT/NMSQT (10th grade), and SAT (11th and 12th grade)
  • Conducting on site Advanced Placement (AP) testing for all AP subjects offered at St. Mary’s
  • Conducting MAP testing for grades 2–7
  • Administering the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery to students in grades 10–12 to aid students in selecting their future vocations

For questions regarding guidance services, please contact the Director of Guidance, Mark Siemaszko (

2019 Book Award Winners

Anna Maria College Book Award—Domenico Murphy

Assumption College Book Award—Noah Purdy

Bryant University Book Award—Hawashim Abdulrazzaq

Daniel P. Reilly Book Award—Noah Purdy and Steven McDonald

Harvard University Book Award—Cameron Campbell

Holy Cross Book Prize—Hawashim Abdulrazzaq

Saint Anselm’s College Book Award—Michelle Augustus

Saint Michael’s College Book Award—Michelle Augustus and Noah Purdy

From left to right: Noah Purdy, Cameron Campbell, Domenico Murphy, Hawashim Abdulrazzaq, Michelle Augustus, and Stephen Purdy