At Providence Academy, we have taken a cue from our very name in crafting a college counseling program for our students. If it is the goal of a Catholic education to help students learn to desire the perfection that God desires for them, then we must affirm that the college search and application process is a critical period of discernment that is fully part of God’s plan for achieving this perfection. As a college preparatory school, our specific aim is to instill in our students the ardent desire to develop their gifts through postsecondary education in order share these talents with the world.
The College Counseling program at Providence Academy has a twofold mission. The first is to educate students (and their families) about college preparation (including academic planning, college entrance testing, and extracurricular development), the college search, the application and selection process, and financial aid with expert advice and perspective that leads to the selection of a best-fit college choice. The second is to serve in an integral educational role that helps students grow in personal responsibility and initiative while building skills in self-reflection, self-advocacy, communication, and decision-making that are critical for emerging adulthood.
The college counseling program spans all four years of Upper School and includes annual information nights for each class, regular programming that addresses various college-related topics, college visit programming including 90+ individual college visits each fall and an annual College Day each April, individual meetings beginning in winter of Grade 11, and much more. Please explore the links to learn more about our programs and staff.
Check out the College Visit Users Guide to see when college representatives will be at Providence Academy.
College Counseling eBulletin
All Upper School parents are invited to sign on for our next College Conversations program scheduled for Tuesday, April 13 at 8:45 a.m. We are planning a “College Day Preview” covering not only the College Day programming planned for April 21 and the Virtual College...
Since 2007, College Day has been a staple of the Providence Academy Upper School calendar each April. While it was not possible to host College Day in 2020, we are excited to announce the return of a modified College Day program on Wednesday, April 21. With travel...
Signature College Exploration Events, presented by the Twin Cities Consortium of Catholic High Schools (April 19-22)
With the ongoing challenges of holding in-person College Fairs, the school/counseling staff from the Twin Cities Catholic High Schools have teamed up to deliver exciting programming for our students and families during the week of April 19. These events will include...
College Counseling Staff
Mrs. Sarah Hogan
Director of College Counseling
Mr. Brian Estrada
Associate Dean of College Counseling