Guidance & Counseling

The guidance department at Saint Mary’s School is committed to helping students reach their full scholastic and personal potential. To this end, the counselor provides academic support, college/career counseling and social / emotional guidance. The services offered by Guidance are many and diverse, but our foremost concern is to be available to students. Throughout the school year, students will meet with their counselor individually. Additionally, the guidance counselor is the link between parents, teachers, and students. Parents are encouraged to communicate their questions and concerns regarding their child’s well-being and success with the school counselor. Likewise, students are welcome to schedule additional appointments with the school counselor as needed.

Guidance Director: Cynthia Ahearn
Telephone: 508-753-2190

Services for students include:

  • Course Planning
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • College Planning
  • College Admission Seminars for Juniors and Seniors
  • College Financial Aid Seminar for Juniors and Seniors
  • Publication of Scholarship Information
  • Administration of PSAT and SAT
  • Career Interest Inventory

Important Guidance Websites:
The Common Application
This is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application – online and in print – that students may submit to any of our more than 300 members. Membership is limited to colleges and universities that evaluate students using a holistic selection process

The Jesuit College Search

The Jesuit College Search service will assist you in finding the right undergraduate institution. It contains information about each of the Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the United States and will provide you with a list of the institutions that match your criteria.

College Board Advanced Placement Information
AP Central is the official online home for any professional interested in or involved with the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) or Pre-AP® strategies.

Education Planner
EducationPlanner is your one-stop career and college planning site. We have the information you need to research careers, choose a postsecondary school, apply on-line, and find ways to finance your education.

College Board Student Searches
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity

SAT Registration
To register for the SAT, to view your scores, or to send your scores you first must sign in to collegeboard.com

ACT Registration
Signing up online for the ACT is easier, faster, and costs the same as using the paper registration folder. With online registration, you can know immediately if your test center is available and print your admission ticket.

The Princeton Review (College, test prep, and financial aid information)
U.S. News College Rankings
Peterson’s Education Center
College View 
Catholic Colleges

Financial Aid Sites
www.fafsa.ed.gov
www.pin.ed.gov
www.nasfaa.org
www.finaid.org
www.fastweb.com
www.mefa.org