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The St. Joes Difference

Every student’s journey through high school is unique and the school counselors at St. Joseph are dedicated to assisting students every step along this journey- academically, emotionally, physically and socially. Our experienced and professional staff of school counselors will help each SJ Cadet find the college that is the best “fit” for them.

“College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won.” -Frank Sachs

By The Numbers



College Matriculation

Bringing College to SJ


Visits from College Representatives



in Scholarships Earned by the Class of 2021

Class of 2024 College Acceptances! (as of 4/23/24)

Adelphi University
Albertus Magnus College
Alvernia University
American University
Appalachian State University
Arcadia University
Arizona State University
Assumption University
Auburn University
Ave Maria University
Babson College
Bard College
Barry University
Baylor University
Belmont University
Benedictine University
Bentley University
Binghamton University
Bluffton University
Bob Jones University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowling Green State
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryant University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Cardiff Metropolitan 
Carnegie Mellon
Case Western Reserve
Catholic University of
Central Connecticut State
Champlain College
Charleston Southern
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
Colby-Sawyer College
Colgate University
College of Charleston
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado State University
Connecticut College
Curry College
Dean College
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Duquesne University
East Carolina University
Eastern Connecticut State
Eastern University
Eckerd College
Elms College
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Emory University


Endicott College
Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fitchburg State University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast
Florida Institute of
Florida Polytechnic University
Florida State University
Fordham University
Framingham State University
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Franklin & Marshall College
Franklin Pierce University
Furman University
Gannon University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Gettysburg College
Hawai'i Pacific University
High Point University
Hobart and William Smith
Hofstra University
Housatonic Community College
Howard University
Husson University
Indiana University
Iona University
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Johnson & Wales University
Juniata College
Keene State College
Kenyon College
La Salle University
Lafayette College
Lasell University
Le Moyne College
Lehigh University
Liberty University
Long Island University
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Lynn University
Macalester College
Manhattan College
Manhattanville University
Marist College
Marywood University
Massachusetts College of
     Pharmacy and Health    
McGill University
Merrimack College
Miami University
Michigan State University
Monmouth College
Monmouth University
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Saint Mary's University
Muhlenberg College
New England College


New York Institute of Technology
Niagara University
Nichols College
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Norwalk Community College
Nova Southeastern University
Pace University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Penn State University
Pennsylvania College of
Pepperdine University
Plymouth State University
Providence College
Quinnipiac University
Regis College
Regis University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island College
Rivier University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Saint Anselm College
Saint Charles Borromeo
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Saint Joseph's University
Saint Leo University
Saint Michael's College
Saint Peter's University
Salem State University
Salve Regina University
Samford University
San Diego State University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art
     and Design
Seton Hall University
Shenandoah University
Siena College
Skidmore College
Southern Connecticut State
Southern New Hampshire University
Spelman College
Springfield College
St. Bonaventure University
St. John's University
St. Lawrence University
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Stevenson University
Stonehill College
Stony Brook University
Suffolk University
SUNY University at Buffalo
Syracuse University
Temple University
The Ohio State University
The University of Alabama
The University of Tampa
The University of Tennessee 
Towson University
Trinity College
Tulane University of Louisiana

University of Akron
University of Arizona
University of Bridgeport
University of California 
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Glasgow
University of Hartford
University of Hawaii
University of Illinois
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of Maine
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of North Carolina
University of Notre Dame
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portland
University of Rhode Island
University of Rochester
University of Saint Joseph
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Scranton
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Southern Maine
University of St Andrews
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
Vassar College
Vermont State University
Villanova University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
     and State University
Wells College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wesleyan University
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Virginia University
Western Connecticut State University
Western New England University
Westfield State University
Westmont College
Wheaton College - MA
Wichita State University
William & Mary
Williams College
Wofford College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Xavier University


Personalized Guidance

graduation 2022

Our Cadets have access to unmatched support and guidance from our dedicated College and School Counseling professionals throughout their high school journey. From individual and family counseling meetings and small group workshops and seminars, our multifaceted College and School Counseling Curriculum is designed to develop students into well-adjusted, responsible, empathetic, and emotionally intelligent young adults prepared for the collegiate world and beyond!

College Counseling Four-Year Plan

Our College & School Counseling Team is made up of experienced professionals dedicated to ensuring our students achieve their collegiate goals. Counselors help to set collaborative goals and prepare events to ensure students are meeting benchmarks every step of the way while simultaneously offering support on the journey to finding that "perfect fit" college.

Kayla Senior Year 2022
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NCAA Signing Day 2022

Prospective College Athletes

St. Joseph High School is proud to boast 8-10% of our senior class commit to playing College Athletics at either the Division I, II, or III level annually. In 2023, 13 Cadets signed at these levels and we are incredibly proud of their accomplishment. 

The College & School Counseling office will assist all students with a potential interest in college athletics. 

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Hear from Our Students!

If I ever have a problem here, or ever have a problem with anything, my Counselor is the go to. She’s really supportive with everything. There’s nothing I can’t tell her. There’s nothing she wouldn’t do for me. She’s more than a great person, she’s a friend.David '22



Meet Our College & School Counselors, Social Workers, and Bursar

Megan Baird

Megan Baird

Class of 2001
Titles: Associate Director of College and School Counseling
Stephanie Cavanna

Stephanie Cavanna

Titles: College & School Counselor
Cristin Clark

Cristin Clark

Titles: College and School Counselor
Deirdre Ekholdt

Deirdre Ekholdt

Titles: Social Worker
Jennifer Fallon

Jennifer Fallon

Titles: College & School Counselor
Terence Houlihan

Terence Houlihan

Titles: Director of College & School Counseling
Lynn Mallon

Lynn Mallon

Class of 1975
Titles: Counseling Secretary
Stacey Nasser

Stacey Nasser

Titles: Registrar
Jack Nogueira

Jack Nogueira

Titles: College and School Counselor
Laura Schiels

Laura Schiels

Titles: College and School Counselor



Individualized Guidance & Support