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College Guidance

Notre Dame Academy High School students work with three full time licensed school counselors. Counselors meet with students both individually and in small guidance groups.

Ninth and tenth grade students meet in guidance groups during the school day to discuss a variety of topics including academic success, time management, organizational skills, friendships, study skills, preparing for college, decision making, and setting goals. Students should review the Sophomore and Junior Year Checklist to make sure they are on track for the college process.

Juniors are enrolled in college guidance and meet with the college counselor weekly to plan for the college application process, research scholarships, and consider different majors and career interests. Additionally, all students may make appointments with any counselor all four years of high school at their request.

Seniors are guided through the college application process with the help and support of the college counselor. Parent Meetings are held in junior and senior year to review the college application process and the FAFSA. Parents are encouraged to complete the Parent Questionnaire provided by the College Counselor.

Counselor Contact Information

Director of Guidance: Laura Parisi:

College Counselor: Lisa Huben:

Guidance Counselor: Valerie Venditti:


NHS Academic Tutoring:

To request academic support, please follow the link to submit a request.
  • Academic Support / Tutor Request Form 
Once the form is submitted, the student will be contacted by the National Honor Society tutor to set up a time to meet. Tutoring sessions will take place during the school day, before or after school.
College Counseling: 100% of Notre Dame Academy High School graduates go on to higher education. Over the past four years graduates have earned over $110 million in scholarships to college, six students have been recognized as National Merit Commended students while one has been recognized as National Merit Finalist. NDA students have been accepted into Ivy League colleges, Fine Arts institutions, and specialized State and City University programs. Each student is guided individually into the program which best fits her needs and abilities.

Useful Links for College Search:


Common App



Graduate Profile: Class of 2018

Number of students: 122
AP Scholars: 12
AP Scholars with Honor: 5
AP Scholars with Distinction: 2

National Merit Scholarship: 1
National Merit Scholar Commended: 1
Total amount of scholarships awarded for the Class of 2018: $33,333,993

Number attending a four-year college: 99%

Over the past three years graduates were accepted into the following colleges:


Adelphi University
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science
American University
Arizona State University
Boston College
Boston University
Cabrini College
Caldwell University
Catholic University of America
Cazenovia College
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
Colby College
College of Charleston
College of Mount St. Vincent
College of Saint Rose
College of the Holy Cross
College of William and Mary
Columbia University
Cornell University
CUNY Baruch College
CUNY Brooklyn College
CUNY College of Staten Island
CUNY Hunter College
CUNY John Jay College
CUNY Lehman College
CUNY Macaulay Honors – Baruch, Brooklyn, Queens College,
Hunter, and College of Staten Island
CUNY NYC Technical College
CUNY Queens College
Dartmouth College
Delaware Valley College
Dominican College
Drew University
Drexel University
East Carolina University
East Stroudsburg University
Emerson College
Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fordham University
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Georgian Court University
Hartwick College
Harvard College
Haverford College
Hofstra University
Howard University
Iona College
Ithaca College
James Madison University
John Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University
Kean University
Lafayette College
Loyola University-Maryland
Lebanon Valley College
Lehigh University
LeMoyne College
Long Island University – Brooklyn
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola Marymount University
Lyme College of Fine Art
Manhattan College
Manhattanville College
Marist College
Marquette University
Marymount Manhattan College
Marymount University
Marywood University
Mass. College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Merrimack College
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
Misericordia University
Monmouth University
Montclair State University
Mount St. Mary College
Mount St. Vincent University
Muhlenberg College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Northeastern University
North Carolina State University
Ohio State University
Pace University
Penn State University
Pratt College of Art & Design
Providence College
Purdue University
Quinnipiac University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Insittute
Rice University
Rider University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rowan University
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Seton Hall University
Siena College
Southern Connecticut State University
St. Bonaventure
St. Francis College
St. John’s University
St. Joseph College of Maine
St. Joseph’s University
St. Michael’s College
St. Peter’s University
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Seton Hall University
Siena College
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stonehill College
SUNY Albany
SUNY Binghamton
SUNY Brockport
SUNY Buffalo
SUNY Cortland
SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology
SUNY Fredonia
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Potsdam
SUNY Purchase
SUNY Stony Brook
Syracuse University
Temple University
The College of New Jersey
The New School
Tulane University
Union College
University Of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Bridgeport
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Hartford
University of Maine
University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Lowell
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
University of Scranton
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Utica College
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Tech University
Wagner College
Wentworth Institute of
West Virginia University
Worcestor Polytechnic Institute
Xavier University
York College of Pennsylvania