At St. Catherine's, our dedicated team of College Counselors support the girls and their parents throughout the entire college search process. Our highly-customized program begins in the ninth grade and builds over time with specific grade level activities, one-on-one meetings, family meetings, test prep, workshops, college trips and much more. A detailed "College Counseling Field Guide" is shared with each student to help them navigate the four-year process and online resources provide additional support, such as the password-protected, web-based Naviance platform customized for St. Catherine's. In addition, more than 100 colleges send their admissions representatives to our campus to seek out our students. Our scholar athletes are recruited by Division I and III schools, and our aspiring artists submit portfolio reviews and audition for highly coveted placements in top art schools. Our ultimate goal is to help each girl to find a college or university where she will thrive.
Well Prepared for Life
In addition to providing rigorous academics and dynamic extracurricular activities, we help each girl to develop her self-awareness, self-advocacy skills and a sense of empowerment to direct her own life. The mastery of these skills paves the way for greater success in college and beyond. Our girls are well prepared for higher education and are admitted to many highly-selective colleges and universities. Our graduates attend Ivy League schools, large state universities, small liberal arts colleges, women’s institutions, art colleges and everything in between.
Sampling of College Choices
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the number of college acceptances that 88 graduates in the Class of 2020 earned that represented 113 colleges in 28 states, D.C. and 4 foreign countries.
colleges in which the 88 graduates of the Class of 2020 enrolled, which are located in 20 states, D.C. and in one foreign country.
of the Class of 2020 were recognized as AP Scholars.
of the graduates in the Class of 2020 were accepted to a college in the Barron’s “Most Competitive” or “Highly Competitive” categories.
of the Class of 2020 took at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course and exam.
This is an ideal opportunity to learn about seeking aid and scholarship money for college from a leading expert. Presented by Chris Gruber, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Davidson College. Virtual program jointly hosted by and open to students and parents from St. Catherine’s, St. Christopher’s, and Collegiate.
Join the experts at Compass Education Group for a pragmatic presentation about college admission testing in the age of COVID-19. Discussion topics will include: managing test site closures, interpreting test optional policies, and creating an efficient testing timeline. This event is tailored for sophomore and junior families, but other class years are welcome to join as well.
Anthony came to St. Catherine’s in 2017 after 16 years in college admission at Randolph-Macon College, where he was Director of Admissions and Enrollment Research. Prior to that, he was Director of Admissions and a teacher and coach at Benedictine High School. Anthony is Past President of the Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling (PCACAC). Anthony’s wife, Laura, has worked for more than 20 years at St. Christopher’s School, and his daughter and son are both current Saints.
Education: M.A., History, University of Richmond M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Richmond B.A., Communication Studies, Virginia Tech
Did you know?
Anthony has taught history at both the high school and college levels.
He has a private pilot’s license and learned to fly as a student at Virginia Tech.
He is slowly learning to play the guitar and to speak Italian (but not at the same time).
Associate Director of College Counseling
(804) 288-2804 x 3036
Virginia Commonwealth University - M.Ed. The College of William and Mary - B.A.
Clare has enjoyed many avenues in her career, each one bringing her back home to education. As an Associate Director of College Counseling, she has the privilege of ushering seniors towards life after graduation, in addition to guiding underclassmen towards their academic and personal goals. After a career in college admissions at Randolph-Macon College and Louisburg College, Clare earned her Masters of Education in School Counseling at VCU, with specialized study in gifted education, multicultural counseling, and career guidance. Prior to joining St. Catherine’s in 2008, Clare worked in Henrico County and Richmond City schools and served as a Senior Counselor at Maggie Walker. Watching the seniors craft hand-made signs to celebrate each other’s college acceptances is the highlight of Clare’s year.
Education: M.Ed., School Counseling, Virginia Commonwealth University B.A., English, The College of William and Mary
Did you know?
As the mother of two boys, Clare delights in being surrounded by girls all day.
Clare thinks Warren Wilson is one of the coolest colleges she’s discovered in her career.
Her favorite college essay so far was about purse shopping.
Molly Seay 05
Associate Director of College Counseling
Virginia Commonwealth University - M.Ed. Virginia Tech - B.S.
As the Associate Director of College Counseling, Molly enjoys assisting students and their families as they navigate the exciting, but at times, stressful college search and application process and counseling students to choose the college that is the best fit. Molly graduated from St. Catherine’s in 2005 as a boarding student and returned to St. Catherine’s in 2017 after working for six years as a school counselor at Saint Gertrude High School and Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Va. While at Albemarle High School, Molly served as College Board Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) coordinator and the Chair of the School Based Intervention Team. The strangest part for Molly being back on campus is seeing her high school bedroom, now being used as a classroom, but needless to say, she is thrilled to be back at her alma mater.
Education: M.Ed., Counselor Education, Virginia Commonwealth University B.S., Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise Science, Virginia Tech
Did you know?
While at St. Catherine’s Molly was co-leader of Junior/Senior Banquet, a peer advisor and played Varsity Volleyball and Softball.
During college, Molly went on a three week backpacking trip through Europe.
College Board codes are needed when you register for SAT or ACT standardized tests or send score reports to colleges and scholarship programs.
St. Catherine's CEEB CODE: 471885
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Visit our new Virtual Admissions Center and schedule a call or virtual chat with a member of our Admissions team. We can't wait to meet you and learn more about your amazing daughter. We are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.