College Placement Office

During the spring of junior year, each student is invited to meet with a member of the college counseling team to initiate the college planning process. After reviewing the student’s selection of senior courses, confirming his testing plans, and discussing his personal questionnaire, the counselor and student begin to generate a list of potential colleges to pursue.

This initial college list serves as a foundation for the college search, but it is updated, added to, and changed throughout the process. In many cases, this initial list is quite large and will require further clarification of preferences on the student’s part.

After careful research and more discussion, the student begins to plan campus visits. The optimum time for visiting and interviewing is in late August or early September. Once school has begun, seniors are granted college visiting days as needed.

The final list, indicating where each student will apply, will be generated following another meeting with each senior in the early fall.

Students then begin organizing application requirements for each school and writing applications and essays. Our philosophy is to let a student be in charge of his own process and to encourage him to use the advice of the guidance office as often as needed. It is crucial that parents guard against taking over the process.

Since much of the application process occurs at home, parents are encouraged to monitor their son’s progress and to alert us immediately if they see any significant signs of procrastination.

Involvement of the college counselors will continue until late spring, when every student has made a final decision. The College Guidance Office prides itself on being supportive of our students every step of the way.


Contact Us

By Phone: 203.625.5823
By Email: college@brunswickschool.org

Meet the Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Douglas Burdett

    Douglas Burdett 

    Assistant Head of School; Director of College Placement; Upper School English
    (203) 625-5823
  • Photo of Brian Shepard

    Brian Shepard 

    Associate Director, College Placement; Upper School Visual Arts
    203.625.5841
  • Photo of Cullen McMahon

    Cullen McMahon 

    Associate Director, College Placement; Upper School English
    203.625.5800 x5817
  • Photo of Megan McDermott

    Megan McDermott 

    College Placement Assistant
    (203) 625-5846

College Matriculation Lists

List of 2 items.

  • Class of 2020

    Yale University5Massachusetts Institute of Technology2Northwestern University1
    Georgetown University4U.S. Naval Academy2University of Mississippi (Honors College)1
    Duke University4Penn State University2Rochester Institute of Technology1
    University of Pennsylvania4Sacred Heart University2Santa Clara University1
    University of Wisconsin4University of Connecticut2St. Lawrence University1
    Boston College3Wake Forest University2Stony Brook University1
    Cornell University3Washington University2Texas Christian University1
    Harvard University3Amherst College1Trinity College1
    Middlebury College3Bowdoin College1University of California, Berkeley1
    Princeton University3Brigham Young University1University of Chicago1
    University of Miami3Carnegie Mellon University1University of Denver1
    University of Southern California3Colgate University1University of Indiana1
    University of Virginia3Dickinson College1University of Massachusetts Amherst1
    Brown University2Emory University1University of Michigan1
    Bucknell University2Howard University1University of North Carolina1
    Dartmouth College2Imperial College, London1University of Richmond1
    George Washington University2New York University1Union College1
    Hamilton College2Williams College1
  • Five-Year Composite (2015-2019)

    University of Pennsylvania23University of Richmond10Tufts University4
    Dartmouth College17Yale University10Union College4
    Georgetown University17Bucknell University8University of Denver4
    University of Virginia17Trinity College8Washington & Lee University4
    Boston College16Junior Hockey7Bates College3
    Duke University16Northwestern University7College of William & Mary3
    Southern Methodist University13Tulane University7Davidson College3
    Wake Forest University13University of Vermont7Elon University3
    Middlebury College12Villanova University7Franklin & Marshall3
    University of Southern California12University of Michigan6George Washington University3
    Williams College12Amherst College5Johns Hopkins University3
    Brown University11Colgate University5Lehigh University3
    Princeton University11Columbia University5Northeastern University3
    Stanford University11University of Miami5St. Lawrence University3
    University of Chicago11University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill5Syracuse University3
    Cornell University10Washington University5University of Colorado, Boulder3
    Harvard University10Massachusetts Institute of Technology4University of Connecticut3
    University of Notre Dame10New York University4University of Wisconsin3
    Santa Clara University4


    In addition, one or two Brunswick graduates from the classes of 2015-2019 matriculated at each of the following:
    American UniversityIDC Herzliya CollegeU.S. Naval Academy
    Babson CollegeLong Island University, PostUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Berklee College of MusicManhattan CollegeUniversity of Arizona
    Boston UniversityMerrimack CollegeUniversity of British Columbia
    Bowdoin CollegeMiami University, OhioUniversity of California, Berkeley
    Carleton CollegePro SoccerUniversity of New Hampshire
    Case Western Reserve UniversityPurdue UniversityUniversity of Oregon
    Colby CollegeQuinnipiac UniversityUniversity of Oxford
    College of the Holy CrossRennselaer Polytechnic InstituteUniversity of Rochester
    College of William & Mary/St. AndrewsRhodes CollegeUniversity of San Diego
    Colorado CollegeSchool of Visual ArtsUniversity of St. Andrews
    Denison UniversitySeton Hall UniversityValparaiso University
    Fordham UniversitySouthern Connecticut State UniversityVassar College
    Hamilton CollegeSpringfield CollegeVirginia Polytechnic Institute
    Haverford CollegeSt. John's UniversityWagner College
    Hendrix CollegeStonehill CollegeWashington College
    Hobart & William Smith CollegesTrinity College, DublinWesleyan University

Brunswick School Greenwich, CT

  • Upper School
    100 Maher Avenue
    Office: 203.625.5856

    Lower School
    1252 King Street
    Office: 203.485.3670
  • Middle School
    1275 King Street
    Office: 203.242.1202

    Pre School
    1252 King Street
    Office: 203.485.3652

Main Phone: 203.625.5800
Business: 203.242.1220 
Alumni: 203.242.1223