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73% first/second choice college acceptances
70% UVA admission rate
22:1 student to counselor ratio, 408:1 national average
52% will enroll in very selective (<25%) colleges and universities
1304 average SAT score for the class of 2023
6.9 average number of applications submitted per student
60 years of combined experience
30 average ACT score for the class of 2023
Sandra Sohne-Johnston, Director of College Counseling
With 15 years of experience in college admissions, Sandra has read countless applications and counseled hundreds of students through the college search process. Serving most recently as a director of admissions recruitment and programming at Colby College, Sandra helped students find what was meaningful to them and welcomed the lifelong connections she made along the way. She advises students to “love what you do and share what you love with others,” and it was by following her own advice that led her to transition from college administration to college counseling.
Colleen Zierk, Associate Director of College Counseling
Colleen joins St. Anne’s-Belfield School following the completion of her Master of Education in Higher Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). At HGSE, Colleen's coursework focused on students' mental health, development, and success in both secondary and higher education. Prior to HGSE, Colleen served as an associate director of admissions at the University of Chicago for five years where she managed territories throughout East and Southeast Asia, Oceania, and the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., including Virginia.
Liza Rubenoff, Associate Director of College Counseling
Liza was inspired by working alongside students pursuing their academic endeavors, and worked in the Undergraduate Admissions Office at NYU. After six years of recruiting and reading thousands of undergraduate admission applications and completing her M.A. in Higher Education & Student Affairs through NYU's Steinhardt School, Liza served as a college counselor at TASIS, The American School of England located in Surrey, England, and in 2016 started her work with the Ron Brown Scholars Program, assisting young African American students in their college application process as a college counselor.
Nic Bell, Associate Director of College Counseling, Head Lacrosse Coach
Nic views his work as an extension of the classroom, as the college selection process is both a science and an art, having served as a college counselor, coach, teacher, admissions person and dorm parent at schools across the country. He’s presented on a variety of topics at NYSACAC and EISSCAP regional conferences, athletic recruiting at IMLCA’s National Conference, has done liaison work with the NCAA and and is the former President of the Western New England Secondary School Lacrosse Coaches Association.