College Counseling


The Canterbury School College Counseling team is here for each student because each journey matters.

Colleges across the country know Canterbury School's curriculum and extracurricular program prepares students to rise to the challenge at any college they choose. Our college counseling team guides students towards their best college match, including at liberal arts colleges, private research universities, flagship public institutions, arts colleges, overseas universities, and more.

  • Encourage inspiring academic and extracurricular choices
  • Facilitate effective college exploration (including a weeklong out-of-state college trip in Grade 11)
  • Provide individually tailored support in preparing strong college applications 

We begin the process freshman year, when our college counselors hold individual meetings with students and parents, and hold programs and workshops – educating everyone about the many pieces of the college puzzle. Each fall, we welcome college admission counselors to campus to meet and chat with interested students.

We also help students monitor and coordinate PSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject and AP testing opportunities; financial aid, financial planning and scholarships; and summer opportunities for education and travel. They also play a significant role in the College Bound Signature Program.



The SMARTTRACK® College Funding High School Initiative provides our families with free resources to help you plan ahead and pay less for college. Click here to create your complimentary account. 

Meet our team

Brian Estrada
Director of College Counseling

Marie Elena Lyon
Assistant Dir. of College Counseling

Magda Stephens
Registrar / College Counselor