The Counseling and Career Services Department at Mount St. Mary Academy works with students on personal, social, and academic concerns. We have two full-time counselors; one who works with our 9th & 10th grade students and one who works with our 11th & 12th grade students. We also employ one full-time social worker for all students. Our goal is to come to know each of our students in order to assist them in making their high school years as positive and successful as possible.
Counselors meet with students individually and in small group seminar classes. Seminar classes are provided at each grade level. Topics include:
Freshmen: Transitioning to high school, starting a high school resume, preliminary career searches and well-being.
Sophomores: All students take a career assessment, explore career choices and well-being.
Juniors: Beginning the college search, college visit and the college application process
Seniors: Continuing the college search and application process, interviewing and essay writing skills, financial aid and scholarship information and “what to expect in college”
Additionally, Mount St. Mary Academy helps students and their parents prepare for college by sponsoring events such as college essay writing workshops, college admissions panels, information nights for junior and senior parents, career speakers, college representative visits, college fairs, and more.
Our students receive specialized assistance when it comes to obtaining scholarships. The Class of 2022 earned an average of $247,868.00 per student in scholarships to colleges and universities across the United States.
MSM has a Career Center available to students during their free periods of study. Under the guidance of a full-time Career Center Coordinator students work on researching majors, careers, and working on college applications.
College Information Sessions
Below are our College Information Sessions with the University at Buffalo and Xavier University:
We believe in academic excellence. Personal responsibility. Self-expression. Chasing dreams. Leading by example. We believe in smaller class sizes. Bigger college scholarships. Singing loudly. Marching to our own drum. We believe in celebrating our faith. Scoring goals. Mocha lattes. We believe in good friends. The importance of family. Making everyone feel welcome. We believe in you.