CHICAGO PARENT: Elite College Counseling Makes the Difference

JENNIFER KALES – CHICAGO PARENT: This year, St. John’s Northwestern Academies (SJNA), celebrated a remarkable achievement — the surpassing of $6 million in offered college scholarships. This milestone reflects the school’s commitment to dedicated, effective college counseling. This spring, SJNA students have been awarded full scholarships to elite universities such as Notre Dame and West Point.

St. John’s Northwestern Academies has a 100% college acceptance rate. Students on average receive over $115,000 in scholarship awards and offers to the colleges and universities of their choice.

“Because we are a small, close-knit private school, college counseling is not just a service but a cornerstone of our academic excellence,” says Catherine “Cat” Lewis, assistant dean of academics and college career counselor. 

“Best of all, unlike many private schools, you don’t have to pay extra for our college counseling on top of tuition. It is part of our curriculum and built into the school day.”

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