The mission of the College Counseling Office is to help students find a home in college that will be every bit as important and inspirational to them as their home at Westminster was. To achieve this goal, dedicated and experienced counselors, with the help of an actively involved faculty, guide students though the college process. The individualized work of the counselors is enhanced by an impressive office facility, the latest college search processes and technology, and online and print resources every family needs when making college decisions.  
 
The College Office aims to develop for each student the strongest possible choices from which to select the school that is “the right fit.” While 93 percent of recent graduates have been accepted to Barron’s “Most Competitive” and “Highly Competitive” schools, Westminster is most proud of the personal satisfaction and academic success our students have found in the schools they chose – a telling reflection of both our College Office’s efforts and the caliber of our graduates.
 
The Counselors
Westminster's college counselors are professional advocates for our students. They interface with admissions officers of colleges and universities on a regular basis and serve as facilitators, guides and educators during the college application process. They know that in some ways the college process is the culmination of a student’s overall educational experience at Westminster. Their highly individualized counsel and support lead students toward making appropriate choices – something our most recent graduates often comment on after leaving Westminster.

Meet the College Counseling Staff

List of 4 members.

  • Gregory Williams 

    Director of College Counseling
    (860) 408-3070
    Basketball
    Colgate University - B.A.
    Year Appointed 2010
  • Ryan Curtis 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    (860) 408-3725
    Football
    Lacrosse
    University of Virginia - B.A.
    Year Appointed 2016
  • Mary Pat Gritzmacher 

    Associate Director of College Counseling
    (860) 408-3011
    Swayze Award 2007
    Yale University - B.A.
    University of Connecticut - M.A.
    Year Appointed 2000
  • Jane Toner 

    Director of College Resources
    (860) 408-3072
    Photography
    Rosemont College
    University of Hartford - B.A.
    Year Appointed 1987

College Matriculation

List of 7 items.

  • Class of 2017

    Assumption College
    Babson College
    Barnard College
    Bentley University
    Boston University
    Bowdoin College
    Brown University (2)
    Butler University
    Colby College (3)
    Colgate University (2)
    College of Charleston
    College of the Holy Cross
    Cornell University (2)
    Dartmouth College
    Duke University
    Elon University (2)
    Emory University
    Endicott College
    Franklin & Marshall College
    Franklin Pierce University
    Georgetown University (2)
    Hamilton College – NY (2)
    Hampton University
    Harvard University
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2)
    Kenyon College
    Lehigh University
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Mercyhurst University
    Middlebury College (2)
    New York University (4)
    Northeastern University (3)
    Occidental College
    Providence College (2)
    Sacred Heart University
    Simon Fraser University
    Skidmore College
    Smith College (2)
    Southern Methodist University (2)
    Springfield College
    St. Lawrence University (3)
    Stevens Institute of Technology
    Syracuse University
    The George Washington University (3)
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Trinity College (2)
    Tufts University (3)
    Tulane University (2)
    Union College (New York) (2)
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of Connecticut (2)
    University of Hartford
    University of Mary Washington
    University of Miami (2)
    University of Michigan
    University of New Hampshire at Durham
    University of Richmond (2)
    University of Southern California
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Vanderbilt University
    Wake Forest University
    Washington and Lee University
    Wesleyan University (6)
    Williams College
  • Class of 2016

    Amherst College
    Babson College
    Boston College
    Boston University
    Bowdoin College (2)
    Brown University
    Bucknell University (6)
    Colby College (4)
    Colgate University (4)
    College of the Holy Cross
    College of William and Mary
    Colorado College (2)
    Concordia University - Montreal
    Connecticut College (2)
    Denison University (3)
    Dickinson College
    Drexel University
    Duke University
    Elon University (2)
    Georgetown University
    Gettysburg College
    Goucher College
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    Ithaca College
    Lafayette College
    Loyola University Maryland
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Middlebury College (3)
    Occidental College
    Princeton University
    Providence College (2)
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Rollins College
    Skidmore College
    Springfield College
    St. Lawrence University (3)
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    The George Washington University (2)
    The University of Alabama
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2)
    The University of Texas, Austin
    Trinity College (5)
    Tufts University (3)
    Tulane University
    Union College (3)
    Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    University of Connecticut
    University of Denver (3)
    University of Illisois at Urbana-Champaign
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan (2)
    University of Ottawa, Canada
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Richmond (4)
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia (3)
    Vanderbilt University
    Villanova University
    Wagner College
    Wake Forest University (2)
    Washington and Lee University
    Wellesley College
    Wesleyan University
    Whittier College
    Williams College
    Xavier University
    Yale University
  • Class of 2015

    Amherst College (2)
    Bates College
    Bentley University (3)
    Boston College (2)
    Boston University
    Bowdoin College
    Brown University
    Bryant University
    Bucknell University (3)
    Colby College (3)
    Colgate University (4)
    Colorado College
    Cornell University
    Dartmouth College
    Denison University (3)
    Dickinson College (2)
    Duke University
    Elon University
    Emory University
    Fordham University
    Furman University (2)
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Gettysburg College
    Harvard University
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges (3)
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Middlebury College (2)
    New York University (3)
    Northwestern University
    Occidental College
    Princeton University
    Providence College
    Roger Williams University
    Skidmore College (3)
    Southern Methodist University (4)
    St. Lawrence University (2)
    The George Washington University (4)
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Trinity College (6)
    Tufts University
    Tulane University
    Union College
    University of Bristol
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    University of Connecticut
    University of Delaware
    University of Denver
    University of Notre Dame
    University of Richmond (4)
    University of Southern California
    University of St. Andrews
    University of Vermont (3)
    University of Virginia (3)
    Wake Forest University (3)
    Washington and Lee University
    Wesleyan University (2)
    Williams College (2)
    Yale University
  • Class of 2014

    Bentley University
    Boston College (5)
    Boston University (2)
    Bowdoin College
    Brown University (2)
    Bryant University
    Bucknell University (3)
    Colby College (4)
    Colgate University (2)
    College of Charleston
    College of the Holy Cross
    Colorado College
    Columbia University
    Connecticut College
    Dartmouth College (2)
    Denison University
    Elon University
    Emory University (2)
    Fordham University
    Framingham State University
    Franklin and Marshall College (2)
    George Mason University
    Gettysburg College
    Hamilton College – NY (2)
    Harvard College
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2)
    Hult International Business School
    Lafayette College
    Lehigh University (2)
    Middlebury College
    New York University
    Northeastern University (3)
    Princeton University
    Providence College (3)
    Quinnipiac University (2)
    Rollins College
    Santa Clara University
    Seton Hall University
    Skidmore College
    Southern Methodist University (4)
    St. Lawrence University (10)
    Stonehill College
    The George Washington University
    Trinity College (6)
    Tufts University (2)
    Union College
    University of Delaware
    University of Denver (3)
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Richmond (3)
    University of Saint Joseph
    University of St. Andrews
    University of Vermont (2)
    University of Virginia
    Vanderbilt University
    Wake Forest University (3)
    Wesleyan University (2)
  • Class of 2013

    American University
    Amherst College
    Bentley University
    Boston College (6)
    Bowdoin College (2)
    Brandeis University
    Bucknell University (4)
    Colby College (3)
    Colgate University (3)
    College of the Holy Cross
    College of William and Mary
    Colorado College
    Columbia University (2)
    Connecticut College (2)
    Cornell University
    Dartmouth College (2)
    Denison University
    Dickinson College
    Elon University
    Emory University (2)
    Fairfield University
    Franklin and Marshall College
    Gap Year (3)
    Georgetown University (2)
    Hamilton College – NY (3)
    Harvard College
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2)
    Kenyon College
    Lafayette College
    Lehigh University (2)
    Marymount Manhattan College
    Miami University, Oxford
    New York University
    Northeastern University
    Providence College (2)
    Providence College (ESU/ Providence College)
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2)
    Rice University
    Saint Anselm College
    Seton Hall University
    Skidmore College
    Southern Methodist University
    St. Lawrence University (6)
    Stony Brook University
    SUNY College at Cortland
    The George Washington University
    Trinity College (4)
    Tulane University
    Union College (4)
    University of Chicago
    University of Connecticut
    University of Denver
    University of Florida
    University of Notre Dame
    University of Richmond (4)
    University of South Carolina
    University of Virginia
    Vassar College
    Villanova University
    Wake Forest University (4)
    Washington and Lee University (2)
    Williams College
    Yale University (3)
  • Class of 2012

    American University
    Amherst College (2)
    Barnard College
    Bates College (2)
    Boston College (2)
    Bowdoin College (2)
    Bryant University
    Bucknell University
    Colby College
    Colgate University (2)
    College of Charleston (4)
    College of the Holy Cross (3)
    Columbia University
    Connecticut College (2)
    Dartmouth College
    Drexel University
    Duke University (3)
    Elon University
    Emory University
    Franklin and Marshall College (3)
    Georgetown University (2)
    Georgetown University
    Hamilton College – NY (4)
    Harvard University
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    Lake Forest College
    Marist College
    McGill University
    Middlebury College (4)
    New York University (2)
    Northeastern University
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park
    Princeton University
    Reed College
    Rhodes College (2)
    Saint Anselm College
    Salve Regina University (2)
    Santa Clara University (2)
    Simmons College
    Skidmore College (2)
    Southern Connecticut State University
    Springfield College
    St. Lawrence University (3)
    State University of New York at Albany
    Swarthmore College
    The George Washington University (2)
    Trinity College (5)
    Tufts University
    Tulane University (2)
    Union College
    University of Connecticut (2)
    University of Delaware (3)
    University of Miami
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Richmond (2)
    University of Rochester
    University of Southern California
    University of Virginia
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Vanderbilt University
    Wake Forest University (3)
    Washington and Lee University (2)
    Wesleyan University
    Willamette University
    Williams College
    Yale University
  • Class of 2011

    Babson College
    Bates College (2)
    Bentley University (2)
    Boston College (2)
    Bucknell University (4)
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Colby College (2)
    Colgate University (2)
    College of the Holy Cross (2)
    Colorado College (2)
    Connecticut College
    Cornell University (2)
    Davidson College
    Elon University (3)
    Emerson College
    Emory University
    Endicott College
    Franklin and Marshall College (5)
    Furman University
    Hamilton College – NY (3)
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2)
    Johns Hopkins University
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    McGill University
    Middlebury College (7)
    New York University (4)
    Northeastern University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Princeton University
    Providence College
    Reed College (2)
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Saint Anselm College
    Salve Regina University
    Skidmore College (2)
    Springfield College
    St. Lawrence University (5)
    Stanford University
    Syracuse University
    The George Washington University
    Trinity College (3)
    Tulane University (3)
    Union College (3)
    United States Naval Academy
    University of California at Berkeley
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    University of Connecticut
    University of Denver (2)
    University of Louisville
    University of Michigan (2)
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Richmond (5)
    University of Southern California
    University of Vermont
    Vassar College
    Villanova University
    Wellesley College
    Wesleyan University (3)
    Wheaton College MA
    Widener University

Westminster School

995 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 408-3000
Westminster School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and Postgraduate, located in Simsbury, Connecticut. The suburban New England campus is midway between New York City and Boston. In keeping with our support for a diverse community, Westminster abides by all applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic, including race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry and/or disability.

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