College Counseling

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!

2019-2020 School Profile

The 57-member class of 2019 matriculated to 39 institutions and earned more than $14 million in merit based scholarships.
University of Alabama
University of Arkansas
Bates College
University of California, Los Angeles
Centenary College of Louisiana
Centre College 
Christian Brothers University
Colgate University
College of Charleston
University of Colorado, Boulder
Dartmouth College
University of Denver
Depaul University
University of Florida     
Georgetown University
University of Georgia
University of Illinois, Chicago
Kenyon College
Louisiana State University
Loyola University Chicago
Marymount Manhattan College
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
Mississippi State University
Pace University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
Rhodes College
Rollins College
Saint Louis University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sewanee: The University of the South
University of South Carolina
Spring Hill College
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Texas
Texas Christian University
Tulane University
Vanderbilt University
University of Virginia

Office of College Counseling

Vicki Englehart Thompson
Dean of College Counseling

Chancey Thompson
Associate Dean of College Counseling

Lee Avant
Registrar & College Counseling Coordinator