Student Life

School Counseling

The School Counseling Office is committed to working with our students beginning in freshman year to guide and encourage them as they navigate throughout high school. 
Counselors work collaboratively alongside each student to ensure that he/she is successful in our college preparatory high school.  We are dedicated to ensuring that our students are well-prepared as they tackle any challenges they may face while working to achieve their goals in high school, while also assisting them in developing a groundwork for success in their higher education aspirations. 
 
Students are assigned a guidance counselor at the start of their freshman year who will work with them throughout their four years at Xaverian.  Each guidance counselor is skilled in addressing the spiritual, social-emotional, and academic needs of students through individual and group counseling. Counselors guide students in choosing classes to ensure they have a strong academic transcript for their college applications. Students meet with counselors at least four times a year in scheduled meetings, with drop-in meetings and additional appointments available when requested or indicated.  Counselors work collaboratively with faculty and administration to provide streamlined support for our students.  Counselors are also available to parents in order to assist with any questions or concerns they may have.

We Help Our Students With...

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  • Academic skills support

  • Career preparation

  • Post-secondary planning

  • School adjustment issues

  • Coping, problem-solving, and decision making concerns

  • Organizational, study, and test-taking skills

  • Peer relationships and conflict resolution problems

  • Divorce, separation, and family changes

  • Experiencing loss, death, and grief

Meet Our School Counselors

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  • Photo of Meghan Woods

    Meghan Woods 

    Director of School Counseling
    (718) 836-7100 x126
  • Photo of Ana Loposky

    Ana Loposky 

    Coordinator of College Counseling
    (718) 836-7100 x166
  • Photo of Patricia McEvoy

    Patricia McEvoy 

    Coordinator of College Counseling
    (718) 836-7100 x174
  • Photo of Thomas Tellefsen

    Thomas Tellefsen 

    School Psychologist
    (718) 836-7100 x153
  • Photo of Tatiana Green

    Tatiana Green 

    School Counselor
    (718) 836-7100 x888
  • Photo of Simona Castriciano

    Simona Castriciano 

    School Counselor
    (718) 836-7100
  • Photo of John Torres

    John Torres 

    School Counselor
    (718) 836-7100 x147
  • Photo of Ji Won Moon

    Ji Won Moon 

    School Counselor
    (718) 836-7100 x208
  • Photo of Ellen Copeland

    Ellen Copeland 

    School Counselor
    (718) 836-7100 x123
  • Photo of Sarah Stiglianese

    Sarah Stiglianese 

    School Counselor
    (718) 836-7100 x123
  • Photo of Annalisa Farrelly

    Annalisa Farrelly 

    School Counselor
    (718) 836-7100 x.168
  • Photo of Anthony Coscia

    Anthony Coscia 

    Counseling Office Assistant
    (718) 836-7100 x163
  • Photo of Maria Tusa

    Maria Tusa 

    Speech Therapist for the Ryken Program
    (718) 836-7100 x158
  • Photo of Patricia Stevens

    Patricia Stevens 

    Counseling Department Administrative Assistant
    (718) 836-7100 x121
  • Photo of Anne Kaykaty

    Anne Kaykaty 

    School Counselor
    (718) 836-7100 x777
  • Photo of Martha Gallo

    Martha Gallo 

    School Psychologist
    (718) 836-7100 x155

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • What is the School Counseling Department's policy on confidentiality?

    As stated in the Xaverian Student handbook, confidentiality is an important aspect of the relationship between the student and school counselor. The school counselor will do their best not to disclose information with others and maintain this confidentiality except (1) if the student is a danger to him or herself or to others, (2) if the student is being abused physically, sexually, or emotionally or (3) in response to a court order.
  • How do I obtain working papers?

    Please contact the school counseling department for working papers.  You can email pstevens@chgwx.com for more information. 
  • How do I obtain a transcript?

    Students may email guidance@chgwx.com with transcript requests for internships or summer programs. 

    Alumni may email mainoffice@chgwx.com with transcript requests.
  • How does a student see their school counselor?

    Students can come to the counseling office to see their counselors on a walk-in basis during lunch, before, and after school. Students can also make an appointment by emailing their counselor. Of course, if it is an emergency the student can see the counselor anytime during school hours.
  • How does a parent see their child's school counselor?

    We kindly request that parents schedule an appointment with their student's counselor by calling or emailing the assigned counselor.

Emergency Contacts

  • Emergency: 911
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Child Abuse : 1-800-422-4453
  • Dating Violence Hotline: 800-787-7233. Those who are unable to speak safely can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.
  • National Parent Helpline: 855-4-A-PARENT (1-855-427-2736)
  • Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 | rainn.org
  • Trevor Hotline for LGBTQ Youth : 1-866-488-7386

Xaverian

Established in 1957, Xaverian is one of thirteen schools nationwide sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.