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As alumni over the decades can attest, Brentwood provides an exceedingly strong preparation for the rigors of higher education—and as they've shown through their diverse careers, it also provides the foundation for lives of meaningful achievement after college.

Our College Counseling programming is comprehensive and personalized. As Upper School students prepare for the transition to life beyond Brentwood School, they receive thoughtful, individual, and professional guidance from the school's exceptional college guidance team. Through parent/guardian coffees, evening events, and one-one-one meetings, counselors help students grow in self-understanding and recognize the full range of college choices available so they can find a school that represents a truly strong, individual fit. 

Reaching Beyond the Familiar

As the dust settles from Decision Day on May 1, high school seniors around the world have now committed to colleges, and for Brentwood seniors, decisions followed a long and deliberate search and selection process. 

So how did they reach their decisions? Our approach to college counseling begins with self-discovery...

Read about our college process

Statement of Philosophy

We offer a student-centered, individualized program allowing students to find their right fit. The ultimate goal for them is to become independent and self-reliant with a greater understanding of who they are. As this is a developmental process, students need our supportive team approach throughout their high school career that is appropriate to their own developmental stage and grade level. While the process is not predictable, our hope is that every student will feel they are supported throughout their college preparation journey.

9 Yearly Parent Events

 

150 Colleges Visit our Campus each Year

 

1400+ Open Office Hours

 

5 Full-Time College Counselors

 

Our counselors know the students well. They prioritize personal connections and are easily accessible—students regularly schedule their own meetings to ask questions or just check in. With a breadth of expertise among them, our counselors support students interested in international schools, industry specific programs, arts, STEM, and more.

General Inquiries

Brentwood School, East Campus
100 South Barrington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 889-2713
collegecounseling@bwscampus.com

CEEB Code: 051555

Directions to Brentwood School

Our First HBCU College Tour

Our First HBCU College Tour
by Erin Day, Associate Director of College Counseling

In a groundbreaking initiative, the College Counseling Department at Brentwood School organized its first-ever Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Tour from January 15 to 17. This transformative tour aimed to provide exposure to a diverse range of college options, marking a significant milestone in the school's commitment to broadening the horizons of its students.

Read More about Our First HBCU College Tour

Our College Counseling Team

Dee-Dee Sanders

Dee-Dee Sanders

Director of College Counseling
Alex Alvendia-Wienkers

Alex Alvendia-Wienkers

Associate Director of College Counseling
Takirah Crenshaw

Takirah Crenshaw

Associate Director of College Counseling
Erin Day

Erin Day

Associate Director of College Counseling
Chris Sharp

Chris Sharp

Associate Director of College Counseling
Riki-Ann Serrins

Riki-Ann Serrins

Assistant Athletic Director; College Counseling Athletic Liaison
Angela Olinghouse

Angela Olinghouse

Administrative Assistant, College Counseling