The goal of the Counseling Services department is to foster students’ academic, intellectual and personal growth while empowering them to take ownership of the college process and their futures.The office partners with faculty and families to support each student as she grows and matures into a successful young woman.  Listed below is a sampling of services provided.


  • Counsel students in course selection and academic goals
  • Communicate with parents regarding academic pursuits and concerns
  • Coordinate PSAT and SAT review sessions
  • Administer the PSAT for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors
  • Coordinate and administer AP exams
  • Maintain student academic records

College Counseling

  • Administer Self-Assessment Questionnaire to identify talents, strengths, interests, goals
  • Develop personalized plans to guide each student and her parents through the college process
  • Assist students throughout the college process
  • Arrange college and university admission officer visits to campus
  • Offer college financial aid workshops with guest speakers


  • Introduce freshmen to counseling services through individual meetings
  • Meet with referred students and those seeking help
  • Support and encourage students and their families
  • Direct students and their families to appropriate professionals
  • Provide mediation where applicable

Saint Gertrude High School is an independent Catholic college preparatory day school for girls grades 9-12