The Counseling Department provides services that focus on the Jesuit principle of cura personalis which is a Latin phrase meaning “care for the individual person.” This Jesuit ideal is fundamental to our tradition and to Ignatian values.
High school presents unique challenges to young people at various times and in various circumstances throughout their adolescence. Whether these challenges are academic, personal, or social, Scranton Prep counselors are trained to work with students at every step of the way, and will make referrals to outside agencies when and if necessary.
Through these and other efforts, counselors strive to build and strengthen supportive relationships among students and their parents, teachers, coaches, and school administrators in the formation of a “well rounded person who is intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice in generous service to the people of God” (Father Peter Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, cited in Go Forth and Teach: The Characteristics of Jesuit Education, 1986).
Director of College Admissions
College Admissions Counseling
We believe that the college search, application, and decision-making process should be student-focused, incorporating the Ignatian practices of reflection and discernment.