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College Counseling

The primary goal of college counseling at Pope John XXIII High School is to assist students and parents in all aspects of the college process, including planning, research, standardized testing, college applications, and financial aid. We strive to help our students find the college or university that is best suited to meet their needs.

To that end, students and parents are invited to participate in both group and individualized meetings beginning in the junior year to identify the student’s specific goals. In an effort to ease some of the anxiety that often accompanies college planning, we ensure that our college advisors are never more than a phone call or email away when questions arise.

Historically, our senior classes have received impressive scholarship monies, and many of our graduates are accepted by the most selective schools in the country. Perhaps the most flattering testimonials are our alumni’s recurring claims that they were well prepared to meet the demands of a college curriculum. The ability to enter a college classroom with confidence undoubtedly gives our students an edge.


College Counseling Department Personnel:

Mrs. Ann Lopez, Director of Guidance/NCAA Coordinator
Mrs. Kathleen Piwko - College Counselor

College Events

  • Every week on Tuesday and Thursday during advisory periods, multiple colleges and universities are scheduled to visit Pope John in the Biondo Research Center. Our students have the chance to talk to representatives of many prestigious institutions. Students can learn when a college is going to visit by looking on Naviance, listening to school announcements, or by looking at the sign in front of the Biondo Research Center for a weekly updates.


College Information

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For information on SAT Prep Courses:

    Princeton Review   



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