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The College Counseling Office at Saint James School facilitates a college search and application process that celebrates the talents of our student body, but is also tailored to the needs of every individual.
Our comprehensive programming, bespoke guidance and dynamic research tools empower students to engage directly with the college search process, and in doing so engenders a sense of ownership towards their future.
In its totality, our college counseling philosophy is holistic and seeks to echo the larger school mission to “challenge and inspire our students to be leaders for good in the world.”
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By the Numbers
Saint James students accepted into college:
- 100 Percent
Students admitted to one of their top three college choices:
- 99 Percent
Percent of students who are the only member of their class at the college they attend:
- 85 Evidence of finding the perfect fit!
Number of college admission officers who visit the Saint James campus:
Sixth Form college essay workshops held each year:
Total number of college acceptances by the Class of 2023:
- 145 Across 29 states and Washington, DC
AP courses offered:
AP scores that were a 3, 4 or 5:
- 93 Percent
Office of College Counseling
Director of College Counseling
The SJS Director of College Counseling will guide you through the college preparation, search, and application process. Students and families are encouraged to reach out along the way if they have any questions.
Molly Lachut hails from New Hampshire and arrived at Saint James in 2014. She is a proud graduate of Kenyon College, earning a BA Biology and History while also playing softball and field hockey for the Lords and Ladies. She earned her MEd in Educational Leadership from The George Washington University in DC. In addition to her role as director of college counseling, Mrs. Lachut assists with coaching field hockey and is a former dorm head. She is also a member of NACAC and PCACAC.
The Office of College Counseling endeavors to provide current parents and students programming that will give further insight into the college admission and application process. Events are held either virtually or in-person on campus.
- Deans and Directors Roundtable Discussion
- Sixth Form College Essay Workshop
- All About Financial Aid
- Serious About STEM
- Considering College Athletic Recruitment
- The State of College Admissions
- Charting Your Course: An Overview of College Admissions
- Teaching to Learn, Learning to Think: An Introduction to Liberal Arts Colleges
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