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College Counseling

The role of college counseling is to help students translate their unique abilities and interests into post-secondary education goals, and ultimately, satisfying careers.  It is our intent to provide students with the tools, resources, and individual support necessary to discover the colleges that best fit their skills and aspirations.  To that end, we help students understand the admission process, consider upper school curriculum options, research colleges, narrow their choices, and apply to a variety of suitable schools, all the while keeping in mind that the Lord has a plan for each of them.  We strive to make the process manageable, personal, and enjoyable for each family. 

Boasting an annual college acceptance rate of 100%, our students are offered admission to selective colleges and universities including Brown, Harvard, Princeton, NYU, UCLA, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Chicago, Wheaton, Davidson, Duke, UNC-CH, NC State, Wake Forest, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, Boston College and Villanova University.

St. David’s School is an institutional member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and supports the membership policies and ethical principles included in their Statement of Principles of Good Practice.  Our students are encouraged to read and abide by the NACAC Student Rights and Responsibilities.
Counseling Outlines
Freshmen and Sophomores


Meet the Staff
Danna Markoff
Director of College Counseling
919-782-3331 ext.231

Jamie Martin
Assistant Director of College Counseling

Karen Barnes
Marketing Specialist, AP Testing Coordinator
919-782-3331 ext. 240
Don't Miss This!
NCAA Eligibility Information Meeting - Tuesday, February 23, 6:30 PM Dining Hall
Student Athletes and Parents Grades 8-11 who are interested in playing college athletics are invited to attend this meeting.  

Rachel Strassner, Assistant Director of Compliance at UNC-Chapel Hill will discuss NCAA eligibility and will address many questions such as (but not limited to):

-When to register with the NCAA clearing house
-When to begin contacting coaches
-What to do outside of school to prepare to play at the college level
-What to expect of recruiters
-How admissions can differ for potential college athletes

At UNC, Rachel is responsible for managing athletic scholarships, student-athlete employment and special projects. Prior to UNC, she served as Director of Compliance at Western Michigan University, Compliance Assistant at the University of Michigan, and as Assistant Director of Intramural Sports at the University of Virginia.

Please RSVP to if you plan to attend this event.  

Check out the February Collegebeat!
Please take a moment to review this month's Collegebeat.

New date for Freshman College Planning Night
The Freshman College Planning Night is rescheduled for Monday, February 22 from 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM in the Dining Hall. We look forward to seeing Freshman Students and Parents then!
College Counseling Events
Sophomore College Counseling Meeting
10:40 AM to 11:10 AM
Location: Performing Arts Center - Theater - PAC

College Visit Workshop
11:40 AM
Location: US Library

College Night for Freshmen and Parents
5:00 PM
Location: Dining Hall

College Counseling Meeting with Juniors
10:40 AM
Location: Performing Arts Center
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