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!

2018-2019 School Profile

The 65-member class of 2018 matriculated to 39 institutions and earned more than $13 million in merit based scholarships.

University of Alabama
University of Arkansas
Columbia College Chicago
Fordham University
George Washington University
University of Georgia
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hope College
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University
Kent State University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University Chicago
McGill University
University of Memphis
New York University
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania



Purdue University
Rhodes College
Rice University
University of Richmond
Rutgers University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Sewanee: The University of the South
University of Southern California
University of South Carolina
Spelman College
Spring Hill College
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Texas Christian University
Tulane University
University of Virginia
Washington University in St. Louis
College of William and Mary
University of Wisconsin
Xavier University of Louisiana



Office of College Counseling

Vicki Englehart Thompson
Dean of College Counseling

Chancey Thompson
Associate Dean of College Counseling

Lee Avant
Registrar & College Counseling Coordinator