Counseling Department

  • Our full-time counselor, Laura Smestad, is available for academic, personal, and social counseling either individually or in groups.

  • Counseling lessons are presented to students monthly and are coordinated to enhance growth and healthy emotional development. Examples of topics covered include self-esteem, coping skills, empathy/bullying, conflict resolution, career awareness, and communication.

  • Parents have access to the counselor and are encouraged to consult throughout the year.

  • The counselor also coordinates speech therapy services through Orleans Parish School Board.

  • The department assists 7th grade students and their families with the high school admission process.

St. Pius X is open to all qualified students regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, or handicapping conditions.