High School

College Counseling

The department of College Counseling at Notre Dame de Sion High School for Girls provides a four-year, comprehensive, personalized program to prepare students for successful acceptance and matriculation into college. The primary goal of the department is to help each student discover the college or university that is the BEST FIT for her and her family: academically, personally (social, emotional, spiritual) and financially. This is a process that requires introspection, exploration, research, and communication.
Each year 100% of Sion’s seniors receive acceptance to colleges across the nation and abroad. They also earn impressive merit-based scholarship awards, as well as acceptances into top honors and leadership programs at their respective institutions.

College Preparation

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. The department also collaborates with the Sion Mothers’ Club college advisory team to provide meaningful programming and support to the parent community.

Student & Parent Login to Naviance/Family Connection

List of 5 items.

  • Freshman & Sophomore Years

    Classroom and small group presentations, introduction to Naviance*, career exploration. Student/Parent events include: KC Private HS College Fair, Freshman/Sophomore Planning for College Success workshop.
  • Junior Year

    Individual/family college planning meetings, small group presentations, exploration in Naviance*, Junior Survey. Student/Parent events include: Junior Workshop, KC Private HS College Fair, College Planning Event for Juniors/Parents.
  • Senior Year

    Individual/family college planning meetings, Naviance*/application training, small group application sessions, More About Me Survey, summer application/essay boot camp, interview preparation. Student/Parent events include: College Application Kickoff, Financial Aid Night, Mother/Daughter Mass & Luncheon.
  • Parents

    A College Coffee Talk series is held quarterly to address topics selected by parents. Parents are also encouraged to participate in all college events hosted by the department.
  • Naviance/Family Connection

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


Sion hosts 100+ college representatives annually, giving juniors and seniors the opportunity to meet and network with admission officers from colleges across the country.

The College Counseling department collaborates with admission officers at universities, visits college campuses, attends information sessions, and participates in regional and national conferences to reinforce Notre Dame de Sion High School for Girls’ reputation of producing academically prepared and well-rounded graduates.

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.
10631 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114 | P: 816‑942‑3282 | Email