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We develop the talents and interests of our students and help them realize individual educational goals in high school, preparing them for college and beyond.

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Recent College Acceptances

33% of graduates were accepted to highly selective colleges as defined by schools that admit 30% or less of the students who apply.

Advising & College Counseling: A Four Year Program

The process of applying to college can be both fulfilling and exciting for you and your daughter, offering an opportunity to gain greater insight and clarity into her personal values, goals and decision-making style. The College Counseling staff at Flintridge Sacred Heart believes that the method developed to apply to, contact or visit colleges should be one of organization and creativity, resulting in a sense of true accomplishment.

If you would like more information about how Flintridge Sacred Heart prepares each student for the college experience that’s right for her, please feel free to contact the College Counseling Department at any time (see sidebar).

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  • Ninth Grade

    Advising in the freshman year serves to help students become acquainted with the high school experience. Students are introduced to importance of self advocacy, being involved in extracurricular activities, developing strong study habits and advice on building teacher relationships. Advisors work with academic departments to appropriately place students in classes for the next academic year. Moreover, the advisor serves at the student’s advocate in issues related to academics as well as personal fortification. Through advising assemblies, students are also able to learn about topics including creating and maintaining healthy relationships, setting goals and reflecting on academic performance. Addressing these topics freshmen year will benefit them later as juniors and seniors.

    During freshmen year, students will participate in the following:
    • Freshmen take the PSAT test (a pre-SAT)
    • Out-of-state college fair (students and parents are invited to attend)
    • Explore test seminar (distribution of test results and explanation)
    • Individual meetings for parents and students for 10th grade course scheduling and review of student progress
    • Introduction to Naviance/The Family Connection so students learn about this valuable resource used by the Advising & College Counseling office
  • Tenth Grade

    During the sophomore year, advisors serve as a critical role in supporting students both academically and personally as they tackle a more rigorous academic load. Students at this age are more involved in their high school experience, thus advisors focus student enrichment on time management, a continuum of study skills development and identifying potential leadership opportunities as they move to an upper grade level. Advisors encourage sophomores to continue in philanthropic activities that focus on fueling their passions and faith during summer break. College counseling continues, as advisors suggest appropriate classes for the next year.

    During sophomore year, students will participate in the following:
    • Take PSAT in October and full length practice ACT exam
    • Fall college tours available
    • Individual meetings for parents and students for 11th grade course scheduling and review of student progress
    • Students and parents are urged to attend the National College Fair in Pasadena
  • Eleventh Grade

    Advisors serve to help students solidify their extracurricular activities, build their resume and interpret test scores in preparation for their college application process. Students transition to their college counselors in the second semester to more fully embark on their college exploration and application journey. Advisors and college counselors encourage to discover their passions which can inform their college environment and major choose, thus allowing for a more personalized and intimate college selection journey. College counselors introduce students to exploration tools to help in their college search and applications including mentorship in writing their college essay.

    College Tour to Stanford
    Students visit Stanford during a college tour
    During junior year, students will participate in the following:
    • Take PSAT test for the third time and second full length practice ACT exam
    • Juniors are invited to participate in the college representative visits on our campus.
    • College counselors visit religion classes for “Essay Writing” and “Building College List” Workshops
    • College Knowledge Night: Event for all junior families
    • Individual college guidance appointments are scheduled with college counselors following College Knowledge Night.
    • Spring Break East Coast College Tour
    • Spring semester ACT practice classes 
    • Juniors take first SAT and/or ACT test and Subject Tests (if applicable).
    • Students and parents are urged to attend the National College Fair in Pasadena
    • Case Studies "Mock Admissions Event” partnered with St. Francis.
    • Junior Questionnaire is assigned
    • College Counseling Summer Workshops
    In January of junior year, all students are assigned a college counselor. Besides multiple individual meetings throughout the year, college counselors go into the classrooms to facilitate essay-writing workshops. Students also have the opportunity to go on two college tours — an East Coast trip and a Northern California trip.

  • Twelfth Grade

    College counselors serve as mentors to students who are not only choosing colleges, but helping students discover more about themselves and their own identity. Through a dynamic and very personalized service, college counselors provide students information regarding colleges, deadlines, strategies, financial aid and many more aspects. It is the goal of the college counselors to help students find their “best fit” college in which they will continue to grow personally, academically and spiritually.

    Students celebrate college acceptances
    Celebrating acceptances
    During senior year, students will participate in the following:
    • Senior Parent Night
    • Another opportunity to retake SAT, ACT and/or Subject Tests
    • St. Francis College Fair
    • College representatives to visit school during fall season
    • College counselors meet with each student individually on a regular basis and prepare letters of recommendation for all seniors
    • All college applications submitted by Jan. 15 with guidance from college counselors
    • Assistance and direction in applying for financial aid and scholarships
    • Counseling on dealing with acceptances, denials and making appropriate college choices

Class of 2019 Decorates Cars With College Destinations

The college counseling program is personalized to each student. They like that we start early, give deadlines and break the entire application process down.
Candy Navarro, Director of Advising & College Counseling

100% Matriculation

The Class of 2019 is attending colleges and universities around the world, many of them highly selective. Of the 86 graduates, 26 will attend a four-year Catholic college, 58 will attend other four-year colleges and two will attend community college. 

FSHA 2019 Matriculation Infographic

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Advisors & College Counselors

List of 11 members.

  • Photo of Thomas Badzey

    Thomas Badzey 

    Social Studies / Honors Psychology Teacher; Lead Advisor
    626-685-8340
  • Photo of Tom Dibblee

    Tom Dibblee 

    English and Journalism Teacher
    626-685-8300
  • Photo of Roberto Dimas

    Roberto Dimas 

    Religious Studies Teacher / College Counselor
    626-685-8300
  • Photo of Rosemary Johnston

    Rosemary Johnston 

    Assistant Principal, Student Affairs
    626-685-8302
  • Photo of Jane McEneaney

    Jane McEneaney 

    Theatre Teacher
    626-685-8300
  • Photo of Leslie Miller

    Leslie Miller 

    Science Dept. Chair / Science Teacher/ Advisor
    626-685-8300
  • Photo of Candy Navarro

    Candy Navarro 

    Director of College Counseling and Advising
    626-685-8308
  • Photo of Margot Paine

    Margot Paine 

    Academic Services Coordinator
    626-685-8536
  • Photo of Mary Schnieders Monohan

    Mary Schnieders Monohan 97

    Science Teacher/Coach/Advisor
    626-685-8300
  • Photo of Shelly Sonner

    Shelly Sonner 

    Academic Advisor / Peer Tutoring Coordinator
    626-685-8532
  • Photo of Andrea Zuniga

    Andrea Zuniga 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    626-685-8312

College Counseling & Advising Staff

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Roberto Dimas

    Roberto Dimas 

    Religious Studies Teacher / College Counselor
    626-685-8300
  • Photo of Candy Navarro

    Candy Navarro 

    Director of College Counseling and Advising
    626-685-8308
  • Photo of Juliana Gallant

    Juliana Gallant 

    Director of Psychological Counseling and Services
    626-685-8347
  • Photo of Margot Paine

    Margot Paine 

    Academic Services Coordinator
    626-685-8536
  • Photo of Andrea Zuniga

    Andrea Zuniga 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    626-685-8312
  • Photo of Cheyenne Luna

    Cheyenne Luna 

    College Counseling / Advising Assistant & Registrar
    626-685-8306

FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART

440 St. Katherine Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
626-685-8300

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Flintridge Sacred Heart, a Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory, day and boarding school, educates young women for a life of faith, integrity, and truth.

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