In addition to rigorous academic preparation, La Pietra students gain valuable life skills through a trio of Counseling Department courses.
T aken primarily in the junior and senior years, these courses focus on skills necessary in life beyond La Pietra. Junior Seminar examines the college application process and financial aid while helping students develop a preliminary list of college choices. The college application process is augmented by SAT/ACT Prep, in which online and face-to-face learning and teaching tools are utilized. Life 101 focuses on skills such as personal finance, workplace etiquette, cooking, event planning, and automotive repair and is designed to prepare students for independent living.