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    • SHP Class of 2023 Graduation held in May 2023

College Counseling

CEEB/ACT Code: 051955 

For College Representatives

Sacred Heart Preparatory will be offering in-person and virtual college visits for seniors only. As you plan for in person visits, please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your session to settle in and to ensure your full visit time with students. 
Sacred Heart Prep welcomes colleges that are NACAC members and that meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • The college received 3 or more SHP applications in the past 3 years.
  • The institution is an HBCU or Minority Serving Institution.
  • The college has hosted a current SHP College Counselor for a counselor visit program.
Please use our SCOIR calendar to schedule your visit. If your preferred date/mode is not available, or you aren’t able to use Scoir, please reach us at 650.473.4017 to discuss alternatives. 

Our Philosophy

Finding the right college does not have to be an overwhelming or discouraging process.  In fact, it can and should be fun. Our aim is that by May of a student’s senior year, they will have found the right collegiate match for their of academic, geographic, social, athletic, and economic needs and goals. 

At Sacred Heart, our working philosophy is that:
  • Every student should seek to find the right fit, regardless of perceived prestige or rigor of admission.
  • Every student should be afforded equal and individual attention in the college application process.
  • The college process, in alignment with the Goals & Criteria of a Sacred Heart education, should foster an environment of growing knowledge, thoughtful questioning, and an intentional integration of the skills and desires of each student. 

Our Standards & Practice

Committed to following best practices and national standards, the College Counseling Office keeps active membership in the following organizations:

*NACAC supports and advances the work of counseling and enrollment professionals as they help all students realize their full educational potential, with particular emphasis on the transition to postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to promoting high professional standards that foster ethical and social responsibility. A NACAC policy of particular importance to students and families is the Statement of Students' Rights and Responsibilities. We encourage all parents, guardians, and students to review these documents as part of the college admissions preparation and process.

Our College Counseling Team

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Lauri Badar

    Lauri Badar 

    Director of College Counseling Planning & Special Initiatives
  • Photo of Joel Dobben

    Joel Dobben 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Beth Goode

    Beth Goode 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of AJ Lee

    AJ Lee 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Silke Sen

    Silke Sen 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Valerie Serrano

    Valerie Serrano 

    College Counseling Administrative Assistant

Sacred Heart Schools Atherton

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton

150 Valparaiso Ave
Atherton, CA 94027
650 322 1866
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12