College Counseling

For our students, college prep goes way beyond our top-tier curriculum.

Our College Counseling Department also coordinates:

  • College Application Boot Camps,
  • Financial Aid Nights,
  • Jesuit Excellence Tour College Fair,
  • ACT prep classes,
  • PSAT/NMSQT testing for juniors,
  • Individual counseling,
  • More than 100 college rep visits each year, and
  • Alumni Mentorship Lunch Program - a signature program started at De Smet Jesuit.

A student favorite, the Alumni Mentorship Lunch Program ensures our juniors and seniors are networking with alumni in various career fields. Bi-monthly seminars host different professionals...and free pizza may be involved.

Our students graduate prepared to succeed in college, not just because they've met the academic requirements, but also because we train them in how to manage their time, how to network with others, and how to know their God-given gifts.


Four Years of College Prep

Counseling Department

Dave Boland

Dave Boland

Titles: College Advisor, Guidance Counselor
Degrees: ME, Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis
BA, Philosophy, Cardinal Glennon College Seminary
Will Gunn

Will Gunn

Titles: College Advisor
Degrees: BA, History, Washington University