Sion strives to help each student discover the college or university that is the best academic, personal, spiritual, and financial fit for her and her family.

This process requires introspection, exploration, research, and communication. Sion’s College Counseling department provides a four-year, comprehensive, individualized program to prepare students for successful acceptance and matriculation into college.
100% College Acceptance Rate; 97% indicated that they earned acceptance to the school of their first or second choice college.
The college counseling program is designed to meet the needs of students and families at each stage of the high school experience. Programming is delivered through individual and family meetings, classroom and small group presentations, college rep visits and fairs, and evening workshops.
Over $13 million in merit-based financial aid was provided for the Class of 2019.

Naviance

Naviance is the primary college planning resource used by the college counseling department, and Sion students and parents. It provides helpful college research tools including college search surveys, admission requirements, acceptance history, deadlines, etc.

Grades 9-10: Introduction to Naviance
Grade 11: Exploration of Naviance
Grade 12: Application Training in Naviance

College Fairs & Rep Visits

Sion hosts 100+ college representatives annually, giving juniors and seniors the opportunity to meet and network with admission officers from colleges across the country. College counselors collaborate with admission officers at universities, visit college campuses, and participate in regional and national conferences to reinforce Sion’s reputation of producing academically prepared and well-rounded graduates.

All Grades: KC Private High School College Fair in September
Grades 11-12: College Rep visits in the Fall

Workshops and Individual Appointments

There are many opportunities for students and their parents to learn about and participate in the college application process.

Grades 9-10:
  • Planning for College Success Workshop
Grade 11:
  • Individual/family college planning meetings
  • Junior Workshops
  • College Planning Night
Grade 12:
  • Individual/family college planning meetings
  • Summer Application & Essay Boot Camp
  • College Application Kick-Off
  • Financial Aid Workshop
  • Interview Preparation
  • College Acceptance Day

Test Preparation

Sion’s faculty prepares students to understand the content they need to be successful on college entrance exams. Our counselors provide a support system for preparing for the ACT and SAT. This includes multiple opportunities for practice exams, weekend review courses with Sion faculty, immediate test preparation with Princeton review, and structured times during the year for analysis and goal setting based on practice test results.

Grade 9: Pre-ACT in November
Grades 10-11: Practice ACT in September, PSAT in October

For College Admissions Reps

Learn more about Sion by downloading our 2018-2019 School Profile

Sion is using RepVisits to schedule college visits with our students. Representatives from schools can log in to CounselorCommunity to schedule an appointment. Feel free to contact Heather Henning hhenning@ndsion.edu or Erin Stein estein@ndsion.edu if you need assistance.

Sion has two campuses, make sure you are heading to our
High School campus
10631 Wornall Road 
Kansas City, Missouri, 64114 

Naviance
Common Application

College Acceptances and Matriculations
Sion Graduates: Request Your Transcript here. 

College counselors maintain memberships in the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS), and National and Missouri Associations for College Admission Counselors (NACAC/MOACAC).

Sion dedicates two full-time college counselors to working with Sion students and families. Both college counselors have backgrounds working in college admissions, as well as masters degrees in school counseling. 

Sion Counselors

    • Erika Ellwanger

    • Erin Stein

    • Heather Henning

    • Karen Phillips

    • Lara King

Notre Dame de Sion
Grade School for Girls and Boys
3823 Locust Street
Kansas City, MO 64109 
P: 816‑753‑3810 | Email
Notre Dame de Sion
High School for Girls
10631 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
P: 816-942-3282 | Email