College Prep

From ACT, PSAT and SAT test prep to guiding your student through the Common App and honing their application essays, the St. Mary's college prep team is known as the city's top college prep team.

All college prep classes are open to students from any school.

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ACT Prep (3 sessions)

FOR GIRLS AND BOYS IN ENTERING GRADES 11TH - 12TH

This class provides comprehensive reviews of math, science and verbal skills necessary for taking the ACT. Students also learn test taking strategies and complete practice tests during the class. All materials and practice tests provided.

Cost: $250 per session

Instructors: Lynda Lyttle (math), Marilou Mulrooney (verbal), Judy Brundige (science)

March Schedule: 2 Saturdays, March 25 and April 1, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

May Schedule: 2 Saturdays, May 13 and 20, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

July Schedule: Monday-Thursday, July 10-14, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


ACT Essay Prep (2 sessions)

FOR GIRLS AND BOYS IN GRADES 11TH - 12TH

Many colleges are now requiring the writing section of the ACT, and with only 40 minutes to write the essay, preparation and practice are key. Students will learn essay writing strategies and complete practice essays during the class. In addition to the in-class instruction, all participants will receive one additional opportunity to get feedback from the instructors after the class is over; the instructors will provide a prompt for students to complete at home and then email for feedback and scoring. All materials provided.

Cost: $125 per session

Instructors: Julie Bielskis, Caroline Goodman

April Schedule: Saturday, April 1st, 2:00-4:00 p.m. or Sunday, April 2nd, 2:00-4:00 p.m.


College Application Jumpstart

FOR GIRLS AND BOYS IN GRADES 11TH - 12TH

Do you need help with college applications, putting together a resume, and practicing interview skills? The summer is a great time to get a jumpstart on your college process while free from the stress of schoolwork and daily activities. St. Mary's College Counselors will guide students step by step through the Common Application, provide advice on the college application process, assist students with the completion of a college resume and fine tune interview skills. Come get expert advice and start the school year ahead of the curve!

Cost: $125

Instructors: Chancey Thompson and Vicki Englehart-Thompson

Schedule: Monday-Wednesday, July 24-26, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


College Essay Workshop

FOR GIRLS AND BOYS IN GRADES 11TH - 12TH

Write impressive college essays this summer and have a stress-free fall semester. This workshop offers instruction in writing a personal essay and provides feedback to each student.

Cost: $125 per session

Instructors: Shari Ray

June Schedule: Monday, June 13th, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

July Schedule: Monday-Wednesday, July 24-26, 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.

SAT Prep

FOR GIRLS AND BOYS IN GRADES 11TH - 12TH

Math: Get a boost before taking the SAT with this algebra and geometry skills refresher using word problems and data interpretation. Practice test-taking techniques throughout the course and take an actual SAT. All materials are provided to the student, and practice testing will be a part of the class.

Verbal: This class provides practice for all parts of the verbal SAT: sentence completion, critical reading, grammar, and essay writing. The course also includes daily vocabulary building and test-taking strategies using actual SATs. Preliminary diagnostic and final SATs will measure each student's progress. All materials are provided to the student, and practice testing will be a part of the class.

Cost: $375

Instructors: Lynda Lyttle (Math) and Marilou Mulrooney (Verbal)

Schedule: Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


PSAT Prep

FOR GIRLS AND BOYS IN GRADES 10TH - 11TH

Math: This one week class provides practice for taking the PSAT with an emphasis on refreshing algebra and geometry skills using word problems and data interpretation; test-taking techniques are explored and actual PSATs will be given. All materials for this class are provided to the student, and practice testing will be a part of the class.

Verbal: This one-week class provides practice for all parts of the verbal PSAT including sentence completion, critical reading, and grammar. Students use actual PSATs to familiarize themselves with the format and the content of the test; preliminary diagnostic and final PSATs will measure each student's progress. All materials for this class are provided to the student, and practice testing will be a part of the class.

Cost: $275

Instructors: Lynda Lyttle (Math) and Marilou Mulrooney (Verbal)

Schedule: Monday-Friday, July 10-14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact Pursuits

(901) 537-1415 • 71 N. Perkins Road
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Sarah Jenks • Director of Pursuits
(901) 537-1482