College Readiness

“The future starts today, not tomorrow.”

– Pope John Paul II

Where Do You Want to Go? What Do You Want to Do?

The sky is the limit for graduates of Saint Stanislaus. We prepare our students for the future. We prepare our graduates to be successful in college. We build their character, instill a strong work ethic, strengthen decision-making skills, and help develop their moral compass. Life at Saint Stanislaus is more than about preparing for college, it is about preparing young men to succeed.

Our college counselor begins the college selection and admissions process upon a student’s entry into high school. The preliminary discussion begins with setting goals and objectives. What employment ideas do you want to pursue? What college(s) do you want to attend? After setting goals and objectives, we begin helping students prepare for the college entrance exam and, the ACT, and we look at financial aid/scholarship options. Upon reaching the final two years at Saint Stanislaus, we begin the application process and help him make decisions.

The Results

In the past five years…

Want to Attend an Ivy League School?

Brown University, Columbia University, and Cornell University sent acceptance letters to our graduates.

Want to Head to Silicon Valley?

Stanford University and the University of California Berkeley sent acceptance letters to our graduates.

Want to Continue at a Top-rated Catholic University?

Boston College, Georgetown University, Loyola University, Marquette University, Notre Dame, and Saint Louis University all accepted our graduates.

Want to Watch Top Collegiate Teams on the Gridiron?

We had students accepted to Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Notre Dame.

Want to Stay Close to the Mississippi Gulf Coast?

Tulane, Loyola, Louisiana State University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Mississippi, and Mississippi State University all sent acceptance letters to our graduates.

Want to Attend a Military Academy?

Our graduates received admissions acceptances from the United States Air Force Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy at West Point, and United States Naval Academy.

Want to Play Division One Athletics?

Our student-athletes frequently receive offers to play at NCAA, NAIA, or NJCAA institutions. Students from the class of ’23 secured spots on college sports teams. Seth Farni will be an outfielder for the University of Mississippi, Ilias Rida will be playing as an offensive lineman for Southeastern Louisiana, and Jack Mullins will be joining the Division III swimming program at Hendrix College. Additionaly, several others from the Class of 2023 are headed to JCJHAA institutions.

“Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as strong to think.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

While preparing our young men for the future is one of our top priorities, we place an emphasis on our community. The Rock-A-Chaw spirit is something that our graduates will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Since our inception in 1854, we have graduated more than 6,200 students. These men have gone on to be successful in various occupations, have had successful family lives, and have contributed to the school and their local communities. The Rock-A-Chaw spirit carries on with each graduating class.


Sep 2023 – Saint Stanislaus Senior Matthew Simpson has been named a semifinalist for the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Sep 2023 – Saint Stanislaus announced the newest members of its ACT 30+ Society, honoring students who score at least a 30 composite on the ACT, placing them in the 93 percentile nationally.

(L-R) Joshua Hartl, Cameron Gremillion, Henry Williams, Ben Cappel, Tristan Summers, Mateen Kellum, Matthew Simpson

Seth Farni ’23 will be taking his baseball talents to the University of Mississippi.

Cody Peranich ’17 Merchant Marine Academy,
Daniel Wolf ’18 Coast Guard Academy,
Charlie DeMetz ’18 Merchant Marine Academy