Under the leadership of Pauline Brookfield and Kara Kutner, Marymount students and their parents receive individualized guidance through the complexities of the college admissions process. Graduates attend a broad range of institutions of higher learning including large universities, small colleges, and Ivy League. Many enroll in highly specialized programs including art, engineering, and pre-med.
After taking the PSAT in fall of sophomore year, Marymount’s college counseling program officially begins in Class XI. Ms. Brookfield and Ms. Kutner help each student compile a preliminary list of options after conducting research, attending information sessions, and visiting college campuses. Juniors take the SAT or the ACT in spring of that year and begin to craft their personal statements and common applications. In senior year, each student prepares a final college list; meets with college representatives; writes and edits her personal statement; completes applications; re-takes standardized tests; and makes appointments for college interviews. There are two official college visiting days and an essay/application workshop day. Two meetings are held for parents – an application procedures meeting and a financial aid workshop. In the spring semester, seniors prepare to confront complex social and academic situations in college. In addition, they attend career seminars and a financial readiness workshop.