Counseling

Our thoughtful, highly personalized counseling program is the capstone of the Notre Dame student’s journey.

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By the Numbers:

117

Class of 2020 received acceptances to 117 different colleges and universities.

$7.2 million

in college scholarships for Class of 2020

27

Average ACT score

14

National Merit semifinalists since 2015

Meet the Team

P. Jason Whalen

Guidance Counselor

Margie Bond

Guidance Counselor

Vlado Salic

Director

Denise Mahoney

Guidance Counselor

Debra Privert

Administrative Assistant, Counseling

The counseling team at Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is committed to helping students find success in school learning, social-emotional support and college and career planning.

Counseling Overview
Notre Dame Preparatory School (9-12)

Notre Dame’s four full‐time counselors provide academic, personal, college and career counseling that is focused on the individual student. We proudly use Naviance, a top‐of‐the‐line software program that aligns a student’s strengths and interests to his/her post‐secondary goals. We hold a college fair each year, attended by upwards of 80 schools from across the nation. We also welcome college representatives on campus, some of whom offer on‐site admission to current seniors.

To see a graphic representation of the NDP student’s journey guided by our Counseling department, please click here:

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Middle School ​​​​Counselor
​​​Jessica Yauch

Notre Dame’s full‐time middle school counselor helps students achieve personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate future goals, and realize their full academic potential. Our counselor works closely with faculty and administration to ensure each student is known, cared for, and empowered to become a confident participant in the world. Services include skill‐building for studying; test‐taking; organization; communication; relationships; problem‐solving; and conflict resolution.

Services include:

  • Academic skills support
  • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Education in understanding self and others, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Peer relationships and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and conflict resolution
  • Informal presentations
  • Crisis intervention
  • Responsive services
  • Tutorial resources and referrals
  • Collaboration with parents and staff
College List

See where our graduates have matriculated over the past several years. Click here.

School Profile

Read about our academic program and graduating class statistics. Click here.

School Resources

View important reminders, request a transcript, and access counseling resources here.

Education Verification