At St. Catherine's, our dedicated team of College Counselors supports 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 made available to each family to help them navigate the four-year process and online resources provide additional support, such as the password-protected, web-based SCOIR 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
List of 5 items.
the number of college acceptances that 86 graduates in the Class of 2021 earned.
colleges in 33 states, D.C. and 1 foreign country who accepted our graduates.
colleges in which the 86 graduates of the Class of 2021 enrolled, which are located in 23 states, and one foreign country.
of the Class of 2020 were recognized as AP Scholars.
of the Class of 2020 took at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course and exam.
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.
Raven graduated from St. Catherine’s 2012 and has returned to continue her passion for helping students discover their next chapter after high school. While attending The College of William & Mary, she helped students acclimate to college life as an orientation aide. After graduating she continued her work in higher education as an admissions counselor at Dickinson College, where she gained insight into the facets of the admissions cycle and application review. In 2018, she transitioned to working on the high school side to help students directly throughout the college search process. She brings a calming presence that helps build students’ confidence through such an ambiguous time. She’s most excited to be back in the community helping fellow Saints.
Education: B.A. English with a concentration in Linguistics, The College of William & Mary
Did you know?
Raven is an avid sports fan. You will definitely hear her cheering on the sidelines.
Learned how to knit during her time as a student in lower school.
Knows how to juggle and is waiting on it to become an Olympic event.
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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