Counseling Corner


Counseling Department Mission Statement

The counselors work to implement a comprehensive guidance program that promotes the exploration of college and career goals. Students at St. Mary's are enrolled in courses that meet the CSU/UC requirements. Beginning in freshman year and every year after, students are exposed to a rigorous curriculum that prepares them for college. The counselor's closely monitor students academic progress and work closely with each student and family through the college admission process. In junior year and throughout senior year, the counselors assist with college research, applications, essays, major and career exploration, as well as financial aid and scholarships. The counselors provide hands-on and individualized counseling to help the students decide where she will be academically challenged, comfortable and successful, but more importantly, where God has called her to be.

Programming services will be adapted for the virtual setting.

Programming includes:

  • Monitoring Academic Progress

  • Virtual college admission representative visits

  • Virtual College Fairs

  • Grade level college readiness presentations

  • College and Financial Aid workshops

  • Alumni presentations

  • Parent conferences


  • Check PowerSchool regularly to track your academic progress.

  • Contact your teacher when you need assistance or support.

  • Reach out to your Counselor to discuss your college and career goals.

Stay Connected

9th and 10th Grade Counselor: 11th and 12th Grade Counselor:

Mrs. Bray Mrs. Hemmans

(310) 674-8470 x231 (310) 674-8470 x211