Christopher Gruber Coming to Campus
We are excited to welcome Christopher Gruber, the Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Davidson College, to St. Mary's to speak to our 9th and 10th grade parents on Monday, November 14th at 6:00 p.m. in the Rose Theater at the Buckman Center. Please join us that evening to hear from Dean Gruber about how our students can best prepare for the college search and admission process. Dean Gruber will be meeting with our students on the morning of Nov. 15 to help them understand the factors that colleges consider when they review students for admission.
Prior to Davidson, Dean Gruber served as the Director of Admission at the University of Richmond. He has taught, lectured, and coordinated seminars locally, nationally, and internationally on admission, college counseling, and financial aid, and has spoken at high schools, colleges, and community-based organizations around the world. Dean Gruber served on the Board of Directors for the Common Application and as president during his five-year tenure on that board. He understands the independent school world, having served as the Board Chair for an independent school in North Carolina.
The St. Mary’s college counseling team plays a key role in preparing students for college entrance and beyond. St. Mary's emphasizes a classic, rigorous, liberal arts curriculum that is designed to allow each girl to achieve her individual potential and to discover the inner resources she will use for a lifetime.
The college counseling team works closely with Upper School students to discover colleges which fit their academic, social, and environmental expectations, guiding them through the entire college application and selection process. Juniors and Seniors participate in special in-school boot camps and programs, brainstorming and outlining essay topics and proof-reading essays. Alumnae come to campus and work with the girls on their interviewing skills, offering feedback and insight to best prepare the students for campus interviews. A college tour is offered each year to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, traveling to a different region of the country to visit a broad range of colleges and universities.
We look forward to speaking with prospective parents and students about the unique opportunities offered at St. Mary’s!
The 65-member class of 2016 matriculated to 49 institutions and earned more than $11 million in merit based scholarships.
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