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College planning at Saint Edward’s School is a comprehensive, student-focused program. The philosophy of the program is that “college is a match to be made, not a prize to be won.” We help students find colleges that truly match their academic, extracurricular, geographic, and financial needs, regardless of name recognition. The cornerstone of the college counseling program is that academic advising is combined with college advising to ensure each student is taking the most appropriate courses aligned with the student’s interests, strengths, and college preferences.

The process begins in middle school as each eighth grader meets with his/her college counselor to discuss academic coursework for high school. This personalized academic advising continues every year to select courses which are appropriate to student expectations and suitable relative to academic record. College counseling becomes more intensive in the junior year. Counselors work with students on college preference and exploration, SAT and ACT preparation, and the financial aid process. We offer evening programming for students and parents all four years of high school on pertinent college admission topics and we have a Junior Seminar Class and a Senior Seminar class run by our office.

Each Saint Edward’s student forms a strong relationship with his/her college counselor resulting in a positive college application and admission experience. The college counselors know each of their students personally and advocate for them throughout the college admission process.


Association of College Counselors in Independent School (ACCIS)
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC)

Saint Edward's College Counseling Program

List of 5 items.

  • Eighth Grade

    • Learning Styles Inventory
    • Career Interest Inventory
    • Individual Academic Advising Meetings
    • Speaker on Financial Advice for Funding College
  • Freshman Year

    • Learning Styles Inventory (new students)
    • Review Naviance Software
    • College Night for Freshmen and Sophomores
    • Individual Academic Advising Meetings
  • Sophomore Year

    • Learning Styles Inventory (new students)
    • College Fair at Benjamin School
    • Mock Admissions Excercise for Sophomores
    • Introduce Naviance Software
    • College Admissions Deans' Panel
    • College Night for Freshmen and Sophomores
    • Individual Academic Advising Meetings
  • Junior Year

    • Learning Styles Inventory (new students)
    • College Fair at Benjamin School
    • Mock ACT
    • Junior College Night
    • SAT/ACT sign-up in the library
    • Junior Seminar – weekly class w/counselor
    • College Admissions Deans’ Panel
    • Individual College Counseling Meetings
    • Individual College Meetings
    • Getting Ahead: A Senior Workshop
  • Senior Year

    • Senior Seminar –weekly class w/counselor -prepare applications, write essays
    • Senior Parent College Night
    • Learning Styles Inventory
    • College Fair at Benjamin School
    • Four- hour College Application Workshop with counselors on PSAT Day
    • Small Group Parent Coffees
    • Florida Bright Future sign-up
    • Financial Aid Night – FAFSA experts
    • College Admissions Deans' Panel
    • Letting Go: The Last Dessert
    • Senior Internships
    • Senior Transition Day

SES Academic Profile

Meet the Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Michele Sternberg

    Mrs. Michele (Weiner) Sternberg 

    Director of College Counseling/Academic Dean
    (772) 492-2305
    University of Southern Mississippi - MEd
    University of Virginia - BA
  • Photo of Ann Wald

    Mrs. Ann (Bixel) Wald 

    Asst. Director of College Counseling
    (772) 492-2303
    Wittenberg University - BA
  • Photo of John MacMullan

    Mr. John MacMullan 

    Associate Head of School / Head of Upper School
    (772) 492-2102
    Univ of Notre Dame - BA
    Villanova Univ - JD
  • Photo of Terence Mitchell

    Mr. Terence Mitchell 

    History Teacher
    (772) 492-2220
    Indiana University - B.A.
    Harvard University - M.Ed.
  • Photo of Jill Zoltak

    Mrs. Jill Zoltak 

    Administrative Assistant
    (772) 492-2302
    Emory University - B.B.A.
    Hofstra University - J.D.

College Counseling Resources

Saint Edward's School

1895 Saint Edward's Drive
Vero Beach, Florida 32963