Guidance


Salesianum’s experienced team of college counselors supports each student in his growing discovery of who he is and what he wants to accomplish in life. As our students learn to be the best version of their own unique selves, they maximize their personal and professional potential for achievement.

The guidance department consists of a full-time staff of five counselors, ensuring that each student receives a great deal of individualized attention. Two school counselors, two college counselors and a director of guidance ensure that each student is personally known by the guidance staff as he navigates high school and prepares to choose a college.  Our college counselors, Molly Ontiveros and Chris LaTempa, have both previously worked, “on the other side of the desk” in college admissions, giving them targeted insight into what colleges are looking for in prospective students.

Each year, 99% of graduating seniors enter colleges that are well-respected, but more importantly, a great fit for their academic interests, strengths and personalities. (Click here for a recent list of acceptances.) They do so with significant scholarships, grants and financial aid totaling in the millions of dollars. Typically, more than two thirds of the class share in grants and scholarships. The average merit–based scholarship over four years for last year’s graduating class was $57,196 per student.