College Counseling Office

Moving from high school to college is one of life's most important journeys.
Our College Counseling Program helps each Brookfield Academy student travel through the process with confidence and success. We believe each young person is unique with his or her own passions and talents; therefore, our goal is to help and inspire every student to find colleges that match these personal qualities. We also believe parents are important partners in the process of planning for their students' futures. We involve them in each step of the process; individual and group parent meetings are frequently scheduled.

Greetings from the College Counseling Office! 

The work of our office is the culmination of Brookfield Academy fulfilling its Mission of preparing students for college and life. The efforts undertaken here, in coordination with students, parents, and faculty, ensure that the education our students have received finds a place to continue to grow and develop. Our graduates pursue higher education at a college or university that suits the interests, talents, and abilities they have developed as a student at Brookfield Academy.

Our work is a four year process, aiding the growth and development taking place in the classroom. This ensures that a Brookfield Academy graduate has a deeper understanding of one’s self, their strengths and weaknesses, and their passions. Utilizing decades of college counseling and admission experience, we work closely with each student and family in order to navigate the full scope of the college search, application, and selection process.

Brookfield Academy graduates continue their studies at all manner of institutions across the country, and world. From large public research universities to small private liberal arts and science colleges, and everything in between, our graduates are prepared to undertake the rigors of post-secondary education at the finest institutions.

Ms. Gabriel and I look forward to working closely with you and your children.

Nick Spaeth
Director of College Counseling

College Office Contacts

List of 3 members.

  • Mr. Nicholas Spaeth 

  • Ms. Erin Gabriel 

    College Counselor
  • Ms. Kay Reynolds 


Congratulations, Class of 2023!

As the 53rd graduating class of Brookfield Academy, the Class of 2023 should be incredibly proud of all they have accomplished! All 87 students have bright futures, in college and life.
  • Nearly 450 offers of admission from 180 unique institutions
  • Students will enroll at college across the United States, Canada, and Europe
  • 41 members are "Lifers", having started their educational journey in our Primary or Lower School
  • Seven National Merit Finalists and three Commended Scholars
  • Three U.S. Presidential Scholar Program candidates
  • Three perfect ACT scores
BA Graduates are enrolled in colleges and universities across the country and globe:
College Matriculation 2018-23
Albion College
American University in Bulgaria
Arizona State University  
Auburn University
Augustana College
Ave Maria University
Baylor University
Belmont University
Benedictine College
Boston College
Boston University
Brown University 
Bucknell University
Butler University
Calvin University
Carleton College
Carroll University
Carthage College
Case Western Reserve University
Clemson University
College of William & Mary
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia University
Concordia University Wisconsin
Cornell University
Cornerstone University
Creighton University
Culinary Institute of America
Dartmouth College
DePaul University
Drake University
Drexel University
Duke University
Elon University 
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emerson College
Emory University
Florida Gulf Coast University 
Fordham University
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
George Washington University
Grand Canyon University
Hamline University
High Point University
Hillsdale College
Hope College
Iowa State University
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University
John Jay College
Lake Forest College
Lehigh University
Liberty University
Lipscomb University
Loras College
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New Orleans
Macalester College
Marian University
Marquette University
McGill University 
McPherson College
Miami University
Michigan State University
Milwaukee School of Engineering
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Norwich University of Arts
Ohio State University
Penn State University
Pepperdine University
Pomona College
Pratt Institute  
Princeton University 
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University 
Ripon College
Rochester Institute of Technology 
Rockhurst University
Rollins College
Salve Regina University
San Diego State University
Santa Clara University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Sienna College
Southern Methodist University
St. Cloud State University
St. Lawrence University
St. Louis University
St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
St. Norbert College
Stanford University
State University of New York - Binghampton
Stetson University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Swarthmore College
Temple University
Texas Christian University
The Citadel 
Tufts University
Tulane University 
United States Air Force Academy
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy
Universidad de Navarra
University College London  
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of California - Berkeley
University of California - Davis
University of California - Irvine
University of California - Los Angeles
University of California - Riverside
University of California - San Diego
University of California - Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Dallas
University of Dayton
University of Denver
University of Evansville
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota - Duluth
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
University of Mississippi
University of Notre Dame
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina at Columbia
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee Knoxville 
University of St. Thomas
University of Texas at Austin
University of TorontoUniversity of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Waterloo
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin – Platteville
University of Wisconsin – Stout
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Upper Iowa University 
Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Villanova University
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
Waukesha County Technical College
Wellesley College
Wheaton College
Xavier University
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