The St. Michael's College School Guidance Department serves students in Grades 7-12. Its goal is to help students succeed at St. Michael's College School and prepare for post-secondary education.

To accomplish this, it provides personal, informative and technical resources so each student can develop a successful and relevant plan.

Staff Member Email Students Ext.
Grade 7 & 8 Students      
Ms. Hogan A - K 343
Mrs. Callaghan L -  Z 344
Grade 9 - 12 Students      
Ms. O'Grady A - DeSa 123
Mr. Carcasole DeSo - Kai 198
Mrs. Higgins Burnham Kal - Pin 149
Mr. Connelly Pir - Z 114

Students may arrange appointments with their Guidance Counsellor by sending them a message through Edsby. Students are asked to include the name of their day 1 homeroom teacher, lunch period, and study period if applicable. Students will be sent a message with the date and time of their appointment. Blue appointment slips will be distributed to students by their homeroom teacher on the morning of their scheduled appointment.

Students may also speak directly to the counsellor. Most appointments will be arranged within 48 hours of the original request, peak periods excepted. Students are asked to speak to their assigned counsellor for academic counselling, however, students may see any counsellor when dealing with personal matters.

Parents are kindly asked to call counsellors directly when requesting an appointment. Students are to plan appointments during free time [ie. lunch, study hall, after school]. Students may not miss any quiz, test or exam due to a regularly scheduled guidance appointment. Students are asked to present the appointment slip to the classroom teacher before formal instruction commences so as to avoid any disruption of the lesson. Students are to present the guidance appointment slip to the teacher upon re-entry into the classroom at the first appropriate moment.

The Guidance Department offers an array of services, including academic and personal counselling, peer tutoring, testing services and post-secondary resources.

Academic Counselling

All students need guidance and direction while pursuing education. Students may consult their guidance counsellor concerning time management/study skills, peer tutoring, test / exam preparation, university applications / admissions, scholarships, summer / night school, educational planners, schedules, course selection or their Ontario Student Record. For academic counselling, students are asked to speak with their assigned guidance counsellor.

Personal Counselling

Young men experience many challenges during their high school years. Guidance counsellors are available to assist students in an individual or group setting in the following areas: volunteer opportunities, stress management, decision making, vocational services, summertime employment, anxiety control and relationships. Students may see any counsellor when dealing with personal matters. Emergencies will take priority over regularly scheduled appointments.

Peer Tutoring

Students who achieve high marks in various subjects may volunteer to assist fellow students with their academics throughout the school year. These hours count toward senior student's Christian Service Hours.

For more information about peer tutoring, please contact Ms. Gail O'Grady at 416-653-3180 ext. 123 or

Testing Services

Some post-secondary schools require students to write standardized tests as a part of its admissions process. St. Michael’s College School offers information and opportunities to write the following tests:

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. Canadians are ineligible to receive NMSC scholarships. Click here for more information.

The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions. Click here for more information.

The ACT test assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. Click here for more information.

Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead you'll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively. Click here for more information.

Please see a guidance counsellor or the bulletin boards in the guidance area for dates and times of these tests.

Post-Secondary Resources

The Guidance Department stocks a large number of resources that are available for student use. All publications such as university calendars for all Canadian universities, American Ivy League schools as well as other selective U.S. and European universities are available for use in the guidance area or on an overnight loan basis. Videos, CDs and an extensive array of computer software are all available for university research and applications, as well as testing preparation, scholarship and career searches.Computer space is also available to students in the Guidance area.

For more information about the Guidance Department, please contact Mrs. Lynette Fernandes, Guidance Assistant, at 416-653-3180 ext. 241 or

Guidance Department Fax: 416-653-5901.