College Placement Office

During the spring of junior year, each student meets with a member of the college counseling team to initiate the college planning process. After reviewing the student’s selection of senior courses, considering 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 is from July to 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, writing applications and completing 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 placement 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 Placement Office prides itself on being supportive of our students every step of the way.

Contact Us

By Phone: 203.625.5846
By Email:

Meet the Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Douglas Burdett

    Douglas Burdett 

    Assistant Head of School; Director of College Placement; Upper School English
  • Photo of Brian Shepard

    Brian Shepard 

    Director of Summer Academic Programming; Associate Director of College Placement; Visual Arts, Upper School
  • Photo of Cullen McMahon

    Cullen McMahon 

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

    Megan McDermott 

    College Placement Assistant, Standardized Testing Coordinator

College Matriculation Lists

List of 2 items.

  • Click here for the Class of 2023 Matriculation List

    Class of 2023
    Yale8 Colby2 Post-Graduate Year1
    Southern Methodist5Hamilton2Quinnipiac1
    U Notre Dame5Middlebury2Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute1
    U Pennsylvania5U Vermont2Skidmore1
    Villanova5Wake Forest2SUNY Albany1
    Junior Hockey4Babson1Syracuse1
    Boston College3Berklee College of Music1U Chicago1
    Columbia3Bowdoin1U Colorado, Boulder1
    Duke3Colgate1U Connecticut1
    Harvard3College of the Holy Cross1U Michigan1
    MIT3Colorado College1U Mississippi1
    U North Carolina3Cornell1U Southern California1
    U Virginia3Lehigh1UC, Los Angeles1
    U Wisconsin3New York University1UC, Santa Barbara1
    Arizona State2New York University, Tisch1Undecided1
    Bucknell2Ohio State1
  • Click Here for the 2019-2023 Composite List

    Composite Matriculation List of 2019-2023
    Georgetown University26Trinity College11George Washington University4
    University of Pennsylvania23Wake Forest University11Lehigh University4
    Yale University22Bucknell University10New York University4
    Duke University18Brown University9Northeastern University4
    Boston College17Cornell University7U.S. Naval Academy4
    Princeton University17University of Miami7University of Denver4
    Dartmouth College14University of Southern California7Washington University4
    Middlebury College14Colgate University6Boston University3
    University of Virginia14Hamilton College6Bowdoin College3
    University of Wisconsin14Indiana University6Elon University3
    University of Michigan13Massachusetts Institute of Technology6Sacred Heart University3
    University of Notre Dame13University of Connecticut6Santa Clara University3
    Villanova University13University of Richmond6St. Lawrence University3
    Junior Hockey12Amherst College5Tulane University3
    Southern Methodist University12Colby College5University of Vermont3
    University of Chicago12Columbia University5
    Harvard University11University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill5

    In addition, one or two Brunswick graduates from the classes of 2019-2023 matriculated at each of the following:
    Arizona State UniversityCase Western UniversityRhode Island School of Design
    Carnegie Mellon UniversityCentral Connecticut State UniversityRutgers University
    College of William & MaryClaremont McKenna CollegeSeton Hall University
    Colorado CollegeClemson UniversitySkidmore College
    Denison UniversityCollege of the Holy CrossSt. Andrews University
    Gap YearCollege of William & Mary/St. AndrewsStony Brook University
    Hobart & William Smith CollegesConcordia University QuebecSUNY Albany
    Northwestern UniversityConnecticut CollegeTrinity College, Dublin
    Penn State UniversityDickinsonUnion College
    Quinnipiac UniversityEmoryUniversity of California, Los Angeles
    Rochester Institute of TechnologyFordham UniversityUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
    Stanford UniversityHaverford CollegeUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
    Syracuse UniversityHoward UniversityUniversity of New England
    Texas Christian UniversityIDC Herzliya CollegeUniversity of New Haven
    Tufts UniversityImperial College, LondonUniversity of North Dakota
    University of California, BerkeleyJohns Hopkins UniversityUniversity of Oregon
    University of Colorado, BoulderLouisiana State UniversityUniversity of Rochester
    University of MississippiMiami University, OhioVassar College
    University of Texas, AustinNew York University, TischVirginia Polytechnic Institute
    Babson CollegeOhio State UniversityWashington & Lee University
    Bard CollegePGWilliams College
    Berklee College of MusicPace UniversityYIP Sweden
    Binghamton UniversityPepperdine University
    Brigham Young UniversityRennselaer Polytechnic Institute

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