College Counseling

At Santa Catalina, we want each of our graduates to go on to achieve great personal and professional success, and that begins with making the best college choice.

Santa Catalina School student and teacher talk with college penants in the bakcground

“Our college counselors take the crazy out of the process.”
— Emma '19, Loyola Marymount University

Each student who comes through Santa Catalina brings her talents, ambitions, and goals. During her time here, she will come to know herself and the kind of future she wants to build. Our comprehensive advisory program, Journey, will guide her in this self-discovery process, and individual college counseling sessions will ensure that she submits the strongest application possible to the schools of her choice.

Our college counseling team works closely with each student and her family. Our goal is to help each young woman find the right program that is the best academic, extracurricular, and personal fit for her.

College Counseling Team

Fred White

Fred White

Director of College Counseling, Art History Teacher
B.A., Goucher College
M.A., Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Betty Van Wagenen

Betty Van Wagenen

Director Emerita of College Counseling
B.A., Brigham Young University
M.A., Santa Clara University
M.A., University of San Francisco

Senior Advising Team

Under the direction of our Director of College Counseling and through Santa Catalina School’s Journey program, our experienced senior advising team works closely with members of the senior class. Each senior is assigned a senior advisor, who meets with her one-on-one throughout the fall semester to help her stay on top of the process.