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College Counseling

Forging the Path to Your Next Chapter

At Canterbury, you not only prepare for the academic rigors of college, but you are supported in the college admission process from the moment you set foot on campus.

College Workgroup

College Workgroup is the flagship of our counseling program—and what sets Canterbury apart as a leader in comprehensive college guidance. This unparalleled weekly class is embedded into your schedule starting in January of your junior year and carries over into your senior year.

College Workgroup is designed exclusively to give you the dedicated space, time, and resources you need—including a dedicated team of College Counselors as your guides—to navigate the complex college application process. From identifying academic interests to perfecting your essays, College Workgroup ensures you're well-prepared and confident every step of the way.

A Partnership with You

College Counseling at Canterbury is a four-year program, and like everything we do, is a highly individualized experience. Our team of skilled academic and college counselors—together with input from teachers, coaches, and advisors—takes a supportive and comprehensive approach with each student, helping them discover passions, hone interests, set realistic goals, and ultimately ensure that their very best shines through in their college applications.

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A Four-Year Process

The College Counseling team provided me with tremendous support in formulating my plan of action for college applications. With their help, I achieved my goal of getting into one of my top universities.

Stephen  ’22
Carnegie Mellon University

Make Connections

There are several on-campus opportunities for you to connect with leading colleges:

College Day

Workshops led by college Admission Officers address such topics as financing a college education, essay writing, and entrance criteria.

College Day 2024

College Night

College admissions representatives from 50+ colleges and universities set up booths in the Steers Center and meet with our students individually.

on-campus visits

College admission officers frequently visit campus to conduct individual interviews, offering personalized opportunities to showcase your strengths and aspirations.

For Parents and Guardians

At Canterbury, our College Counseling Office provides a comprehensive support network for parents and guardians throughout your college search journey.

Regular Communication

The College Counseling Office maintains an open line of communication with both students and parents, sending out important updates and guidance via email. If you're in your junior or senior year, your parents can anticipate monthly email updates during the academic term.

Family Weekend Sessions

During Canterbury's Family Weekend in the fall, the College Counseling Office holds presentations tailored to parents of students at every grade level. These sessions feature insights from both Canterbury college counselors and experts in college admissions. 

One-on-One Consultations

Parents and guardians are invited to engage in individual discussions with your designated college counselor at any point in your college search process. If you haven't been paired with a counselor yet, our team is readily available to answer any queries—simply reach out to our main office.

For College Admission Representatives

If you would like to set up a fall visit to Canterbury School or are interested in participating in a college fair, please contact:

Mary Savino
College Counseling Assistant

By phone: 860-210-3847
By email:


2023-24 School Profile

Finding Just the Right Fit

We are proud of our strong record for placing Canterbury graduates in outstanding colleges and universities. Our College Counseling staff makes periodic visits to college campuses on behalf of Canterbury students and works closely with Saints coaches to find the best opportunities for our student-athletes. In the last five years, at least one-third of the School’s graduating class has gone on to play Division I, II, and III college athletics. 

View our Matriculation

Questions? We're happy to help!

Sarah Ferland

Sarah Ferland

Titles: Director of College Counseling
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-210-3955
Brian Fruscio

Brian Fruscio

Titles: Assistant Director of College Counseling; Basketball Coach, Boys' Varsity Basketball Head Coach
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-210-3837
Gretchen McCarthy

Gretchen McCarthy

Titles: Assistant Director of College Counseling, Varsity Softball Assistant Coach
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-210-3855
Mary Savino

Mary Savino

Titles: College Counseling Administrative Assistant
Phone Numbers:
School: 860-210-3847
Student and faculty woking on a laptop.