Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat called on our Sacred Heart communities to model respect, compassion, forgiveness and generosity.
Therefore, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart joins other schools in the Sacred Heart Network who are called to live our daily lives promoting universal respect, in which each person is honored, loved, and cared for, and where young women are educated to an understanding of and deep respect for diversity. We believe a diverse community challenges us to make God’s love visible in the world, improves our lives as we learn and grow together and affords each of us a deeper understanding of our collective humanity.
We expect all members of the Stuart community, being guided by a spirit of love, to accept individuals’ differences, which include, but are not limited to, ability, age, ethnicity, family structure, gender, learning style, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. We believe that all in our community should feel valued and respected, be able to share their knowledge and gifts and be given the opportunity to thrive as equal contributors in enriching life at Stuart.
All members of the Stuart administration, faculty, and staff are expected to work together to create an educational environment where the Goals and Criteria of the Sacred Heart are lived and where all are committed to educate to:
A personal and active faith in God
A deep respect for intellectual values
A social awareness which impels to action
The building of community as a Christian value
Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom
Line of Authority: the Director of College Counseling reports to the Head of Upper School.
Serve on the Enrollment and Marketing Team, Diversity Committee, Upper School Faculty and the Associate Leadership Team and carry out functions as assigned by each
Teach College Counseling Seminar for Juniors and Seniors
Provide advocacy, counsel, and support for all current Stuart students and families in the college application process
Provide counsel on course selection and extra-curricular choices for all Stuart Upper School students
Assemble, analyze, and present data on high school testing, college application results, and Stuart academic programs to the Board of Trustees
Through travel to campuses and conferences, develop and maintain strong relationships with a broad network of colleges and universities
Throughout the application process, provide help and support to admission officers seeking additional input on Stuart applicants
Host grade-level meetings with parents and students regarding curriculum, testing, financial aid, and the college application process
Bring college admission experts to campus to present to families and students
Raise the visibility of Stuart locally, regionally, and nationally
Facilitate and publicize college admission representatives’ visits to Stuart
In cooperation with support staff, supervise the maintenance of our Naviance interactive, web-based college counseling program
Write a secondary school report and recommendation for each senior and submit transcripts and school profile to each college
Meet frequently with each student and her family to provide guidance on an individual level tailored to each student’s needs and goals
Provide ample and flexible summer hours for rising seniors to work on applications, essays, and interviews
Manage AP and other standardized testing needed for our students
Develop a comprehensive parent education program that helps parents throughout the school be aware of the college process and Stuart's expectations
Designing springtime transition-to-college workshops for seniors
Working with the communications office to update the college guidance section of the school website
Scheduling speakers and college visitors to Stuart to educate the school community about the college process, financial and merit aid, and particular colleges and universities
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School and Head of Upper School
3-5 years of successful experience in a high-level College Counseling office required.
Experience in College Admissions Office in addition to a high school's College Counseling Office a plus.
Experience with Sacred Heart or all-girls schools a plus.
Stuart Country Day School of Sacred Heart is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will enhance the diversity of our community.