College Counseling


Small enough and smart enough to truly personalize each learning experience.

Aim High & Balance

These two of The Derryfield School’s core values are also guiding principles for the College Counseling program. The college search and application process is one that is ripe with opportunity for self-discovery and growth. We encourage students to identify their strengths and interests and to develop skills of self-advocacy and independence. We work individually with students and their families to think big, plan ahead, and find a college fit that will meet their wants and needs. Every fall, over a hundred colleges and universities visit Derryfield’s campus to meet the young men and women who will bring intellectual engagement, positive citizenship, and unique talents to their school communities. Each student has a story to tell and we help them find and share their voice. This is the Derryfield advantage.

The Right College Fit

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  • Ryan Goggin '16 - Brown University

    In the end I was accepted to both Princeton and Brown—something I would never have thought possible, without the encouragement of Mr. Barnard and the college counseling office.
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  • Elizabeth Krogman '16 - Duke University

    Even though finding a school can be overwhelming, Derryfield and its counselors helped by making students pay attention to what they really want in a school so they could narrow down their options.
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  • Joseph Costa '16 - Colby College

    In the end I chose the college that had both the best academic and athletic fit for me.
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  • Xinyu (Cynthia) Teng '16 - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    It was Mr. Barnard, Mr. Lemire, and Ms. Josephson that helped me draw a blueprint of suitable colleges and make them come true. It was amazing how much we accomplished within such a limited time.
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