Upper School Counseling

Welcome! The Counseling Center is at the end of the first floor hall and is one of the busiest places at Nardin Academy Upper School.

Students come to meet with their counselor for academic, social, and emotional support, and to learn how to maximize their effort. In the Counseling Center they can also find information about colleges, scholarships, community, and summer programs, and study alone or with friends. It is here that parents meet with the counselors and teachers, and all fall, college representatives come to meet with seniors and staff members.

We look forward to welcoming current and future students and their families, and being available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and share the essence of a Nardin education: the students, faculty, and staff members who comprise our community.


As a college preparatory school, our aim is to help Nardin graduates achieve the goals they set for themselves both during their time with us and beyond, and to find the best place to continue their education.

That process begins with the start of freshman year, as both the academic and non-academic credentials students present for college entrance are established during all four years. Placement into the right classes, encouragement to become an active member of the school community, development of talents and personal qualities, support as needed, and working together to assure steady progress are all part of the interaction and personal attention given to each student by her counselor.

The counselors are the essential link between home and school. We address parent concerns as they arise on an individual basis, and offer several grade specific programs throughout the year to keep our parents well informed. The two counselors work together to make the Nardin experience special and successful for each student. We firmly believe that a home and school partnership is essential in providing the greatest amount of support and encouragement for each student.

Jane Mathias working with a student
Working with our parents and their daughters to help them realize their own goals is the cornerstone upon which our department is built.

Fast Facts

  • 100+ College Representatives visit our campus each year
  • 100% college placement