College Counseling

Sion’s College Counseling department provides a four-year, comprehensive and individualized program to prepare students for successful application, acceptance and matriculation into 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 college tours, morning coffees and evening workshops.

Our goal is to help each student discover the college or university that is the best academic, personal and financial fit for her and her family. This process requires introspection, exploration, and research. Through individual and family conversations, interests and strengths assessments, academic planning and surveys, college counselors help students to identify their priorities and build a balanced college list. 

College counselors collaborate with admission officers at universities, visit college campuses, and participate in regional and national conferences to reinforce Sion’s reputation of graduating well-rounded individuals, faith-filled global citizens, and servant leaders.

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 September 
Grades 10-11: Practice ACT in September, PSAT in October
Grade 11: All School ACT in April

For College Admissions Reps

SCHEDULE:  Sion uses Scoir to schedule college visits with our students. College Reps interested in a visit to Sion, please click here to schedule. Contact Heather Henning or Erin Stein Hughes if you need assistance.

DIRECTIONS TO CAMPUS: Sion has two campuses. Make sure you head to our high school campus: 10631 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64114


Sion hosts 100+ college representatives to our school annually, giving juniors and seniors the opportunity to meet and network with admission officers from colleges across the country and abroad. As a part of Sion’s Experiential Learning & Deep Dives program, the College Counseling department also organizes two college trips each year. Sion students have the opportunity to explore many local colleges through this program, as well as visit colleges outside the Kansas City area. Past tours include Chicago and Denver.  

Sion Graduate Salutes - Class of 2023:

  • 100% college acceptance
  • 100% earned merit scholarships
  • 91% indicated they earned acceptance into one of their top 2 college choices
  • 16% of the  class will be the first in their families to attend college
  • Nearly ½ of the class plans to pursue a major in a STEM field

Sion Counselors

Sion dedicates two full-time college counselors to working with Sion students and families. Erin and Heather both have backgrounds working in college admissions, have served on the executive board of Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling, and hold masters degrees in school counseling.

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    Erin Stein Hughes 

    Director of College Counseling

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    Heather Henning 

    Asst. Director of College Counseling

For Sion Alumnae:

If you are a Sion graduate and are in need of a transcript, please contact Elizabeth Middleton, Registrar.
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