University Counselling and Placement

Choosing the right fit for a university experience can be an overwhelming task. Brentwood is renowned for its exceptional record of quality university placement. Last year 87% of our graduating class received acceptance to their first choice of university. Brentwood's university counselling team has established an international reputation by developing strong relationships with post-secondary admissions departments, parents, students and Brentwood graduates.

Brentwood is fortunate to have our own US university counsellor who works with all students exploring the United States upon graduation. Educated at Princeton and Wesleyan, Mr. Tim Zenker served as a dean there and also at Brown and Vassar. He has been an administrator and teacher at public and independent schools and is a faculty consultant to the College Board. Mr. Zenker works personally with each student seeking admission to a school in the US.

Our ProcessWhere Our Grads GoUniversity Tours
The University Counselling Offices

Director of University Counselling - Rick Rodrigues, B.Ed. (University of Manitoba), Kate Coull, B.Sc. (University of Guelph), B.Ed. (Queen’s University).

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University counsellor helps a student with the application process
Brentwood alumni attending harvard

Our Process

Counsellor helping a student apply to university

The university/college counselling process becomes formalized at the end of Grade 10 when guidance begins on course selection for Grade 11. In Grades 11 and 12, advisors work in tandem with our counselling team to ensure that students understand the myriad options available to them. Parents are involved throughout this process and are encouraged to participate in the development of the list of potential universities.

Where Our Graduates Go

Graduates heading to UCLA and MIT

As befitting a global school, Brentwood graduates attend universities and colleges around the world. Our graduates can be found in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand and France, attending schools such as Harvard University, University of St Andrews, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Oxford, Queen's University, McGill University, Stanford University, University of British Columbia, to name just a few.

The list of University Acceptances the Graduating Class of 2016 received...The list of Universities Attended and Declined by Brentwood graduates over the last 5 years...



University Tours

Posters in the hall outside of the counselling offices

Every year a group of Grade 12 students tour fifteen universities in Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces to get a first-hand impression of the different institutions in these regions. At nearly every campus students are welcomed by Brentwood alumni who give their valuable personal perspectives. Regardless which university a student may choose, the ability to contrast and compare so many choices makes the tour an incredible opportunity.

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