College Preparation

Joyce O'Rourke, Director of School Counseling

GUIDING STUDENTS ON THE JOURNEY

Our counselors help students reach their potential by providing academic advisement with personal attention. Our goal is to cultivate successful, well-rounded students who are empowered to achieve their individual goals and are prepared for success in college and beyond.

We understand the college planning process can feel overwhelming. However, we believe the journey should be rewarding. Our counselors’ collective knowledge offers a reassuring perspective. Together we provide many years of experience and its attendant wisdom to our students and their families as they navigate this challenging trek.

At Northwest Catholic we honor every student and his or her chosen road. We understand we are a college preparatory school and 98% of our graduates will continue their education at colleges and universities across the nation. The Northwest Catholic Counseling Department helps our students begin their journey to college at the start of freshman year and guides them through this exhilarating process with expertise, sensitivity to each student’s needs, and commitment to being the best college preparatory school it can be.

Joyce O'Rourke
Director of School Counseling

Meet the Team

Mary Jo Foran

Mary Jo Foran

School Counselor, Link Crew Assistant
Joyce O'Rourke

Joyce O'Rourke

Director of School Counseling
Elizabeth Quinn

Elizabeth Quinn

School Counselor
Michael Tyler '73

Michael Tyler '73

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

A Sampling of 2017 & 2018 College Acceptances

American University • Amherst College • Assumption College • Babson College • Bates College • Bentley University • Berklee College of Music • Boston College • Boston University • Brown University • Bucknell University • Case Western University • College of the Holy Cross • Central Connecticut State University • Clarkson University • Coastal Carolina University • College of Charleston • College of the Holy Cross • Connecticut College • Curtis Institute of Music • Davidson College • DePaul University • Dickinson College • Drew University • Drexel University • Duquesne University • Eastern CT State University • Elms College • Elon University • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University • Emerson College • Fairfield University • Fordham University • Georgetown University • George Washington University • Georgia Institute of Technology • Gettysburg College • Hampton University • Haverford College • Howard University • James Madison University • Johns Hopkins University • Kenyon College • Lafayette College • Lehigh University • Loyola University Maryland • Miami University of Ohio • Mount Holyoke College  • New York University • Northeastern University • Northwestern University • Providence College • Quinnipiac University • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute • St. Joseph University • Stevens Institute of Technology • Stonehill College • Swarthmore College • Syracuse University • Trinity College • Tufts University • Union College • University of Chicago • University of Connecticut • University of Hartford • University of Richmond • University of St. Joseph • University of San Francisco • Villanova University

2019 College Decisions

Assumption College • Bryn Mawr College • Bucknell University • Central Connecticut State University  • Clark University  • Colby College • College of Holy Cross • Colgate University • Davidson College • Eastern Connecticut State University  • Endicott College • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  • Fairfield University • Franciscan University of Steubenville  • Fordham University • Georgetown University • Hamilton College
Illinois State University • Iona College • Johns Hopkins University • Johnson & Wales University • Loyola University Maryland • Marist College
Marymount Manhattan College • Miami University • Morgan State University • Nichols College • Northeastern University  • Pace University • Plymouth State University • Providence College • Purdue University • Quinnipiac University • Regis College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute • Rice University • Sacred Heart University • Salve Regina University • Santa Clara University • School of the Art Institute of Chicago  • Siena College • Southern Connecticut State University Springfield College • St. Lawrence University • Stonehill College • Syracuse University • The New School • Temple University  • Union College • University of Colorado • University of Connecticut • University of Delaware • University of Hartford • University of New England • University of New Haven • University of New Hampshire • University of Massachusetts Amherst  • University of Michigan • University of Minnesota • University of Saint Joseph • University of South Carolina  • University of Vermont • United States Marine Corps • Vassar College • Villanova College • Wentworth Institute of Technology 

School Profile

NWC School Profile 2017-18