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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  • Isaias de Los Santos '17 - Columbia University

    I am incredibly thankful for the faith Mr. Barnard had in my ability to attend my dream school, because I’ve always felt that positive reinforcement garners optimism.
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  • Susanna Barger '17 - Alfred University

    Derryfield has helped me in the college process through exposure. It was a cumulative process; I was reminded of college fairs, test dates, and given bits of advice frequently that aided me in navigating the process.
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  • Jack Miron '17 - Princeton University

    I’m really excited to explore the opportunities Princeton has to offer. For example, I hear they have an excellent juggling club! In all seriousness though, I know I’ll be pushed to my limits there, both intellectually and socially.
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  • Sophia Tarpey '17 - Military Academy at West Point

    I’m excited beyond belief for the challenges in academics, military training, and physical fitness. I’m also scared though, not only for my years of actual service, but for my time at the academy where I will be expected to fail [to become stronger].
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