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: 203.625.5846
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.

  • Click Here for the 2017-2021 Composite List

    University of Pennsylvania23 University of Southern California10 New York University4
    Georgetown University19 Cornell University9 Santa Clara University4
    Duke University18 University of Richmond9 St. Lawrence University4
    University of Virginia17 Washington University9 Tulane University4
    Yale University17 University of Notre Dame8 Boston University3
    Princeton University15 University of Wisconsin8 Colby College3
    Dartmouth College14 Stanford University7 Columbia University3
    University of Chicago14 University of Miami7 Davidson College3
    Boston College13 Colgate University6 Elon University3
    Brown University13 Williams College6 Lehigh University3
    Middlebury College13 Amherst College5 Northeastern University3
    Trinity College12 George Washington University5 Northwestern University3
    Wake Forest University12 University of Connecticut5 Syracuse University3
    Southern Methodist University11 University of Denver5 U.S. Naval Academy3
    University of Michigan11 Villanova University5 Union College3
    Bucknell University10 Hamilton College4 University of California, Berkeley3
    Harvard University10 Indiana University4 University of Colorado, Boulder3
    Junior Hockey10 Massachusetts Institute of Technology4 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill3

    In addition, one or two Brunswick graduates from the classes Of 2017-2021 matriculated at each of the following:

    Bates College  Carnegie Mellon University  Rhodes College
    College of William & Mary  Case Western University  Rochester Institute of Technology
    Colorado College  Central Connecticut State University  Seton Hall University
    Fordham University  College of the Holy Cross  Stony Brook University
    Gap Year  College of William & Mary/St. Andrews  Trinity College, Dublin
    Hobart & William Smith Colleges  Connecticut College  University of British Columbia
    Johns Hopkins University  Denison University  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Penn State University  Dickinson College  University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Quinnipiac University  Emory University  University of Mississippi (Honors College)
    Sacred Heart University  Franklin & Marshall College  University of North Dakota
    Texas Christian University  Haverford College  University of Oregon
    Tufts University  Hendrix College  University of Oxford
    University of Vermont  Howard University  University of Rochester
    Washington & Lee University  IDC Herzliya College  University of San Diego
    Wesleyan University  Imperial College, London  University of St. Andrews
    Babson College  Long Island University, Post  Valparaiso University
    Berklee College of Music  Manhattan College  Vassar College
    Bowdoin College  Purdue University  Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    Brigham Young University  Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute  Wagner College
    Carleton College  Rhode Island School of Design  Washington College
  • Click Here for the Class of 2021 List

    University of Pennsylvania6Colgate University1
    Bucknell University5Connecticut College1
    Duke University5Cornell University1
    Juniors Hockey5Denison University1
    University of Michigan5Elon University1
    Princeton University4Gap Year1
    Trinity College4Hamilton College1
    University of Chicago4Lehigh University1
    Yale University4Middlebury College1
    Brown University3Northeastern University1
    Dartmouth College3University of Notre Dame1
    Southern Methodist University3Quinnipiac University1
    University of Virginia3Rhode Island School of Design1
    University of Wisconsin3St. Lawrence University1
    Wake Forest University3Stanford University1
    Boston University2Syracuse University1
    Colby College2Texas Christian University1
    Georgetown University2Tufts University1
    University of Indiana2Tulane University1
    University of Miami2University of California, Berkeley1
    University of Richmond2University of Connecticut1
    University of Southern California2University of Denver1
    Washington University in St. Louis2U.S. Naval Academy1
    Amherst College2University of Vermont1
    Boston College2Villanova1
    Central Connecticut State University1

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