College Counseling

College Counseling at Darrow

The role of College Counseling at Darrow is to push students to think creatively about what college is and what it should be. These are big, important questions but the process of answering them can be fun and exciting.

We work with each student (and parents) to define a selection list that fits his or her goals, talents, and interests. 

We knowing their personalities, learning strengths, and the type of environment in which they will thrive and succeed. We are at the student’s side throughout the process, acting as advocate, resource, and adviser. 

In the end, the college search is about finding a place where you can continue to learn, grow, and expand upon the person you have become at Darrow. Our College Counseling service will help you find that place, apply, be accepted, and make it a reality.

About Chris Slocombe

Chris Slocombe is the director of College Counseling.

He comes to Darrow from the Office of Admission at Drake University, where he spent eight years counseling families through the college admission process, reviewing applications, and managing Drake's admission communication plan. 

A Massachusetts native, Chris graduated from Marquette University in 2006 with a BA in Political Science and Communication Studies. 

He is a member of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling and the Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling. 
Chris has a passion for 19th century American history, particularly the Civil War Era. He is currently working on a book titled "Six Weeks in the Mud: Nature, Medical Care, and the

1862 Siege of Corinth, Mississippi," an environmental interpretation of a military campaign.


College acceptances are celebrated by the entire Darrow community. 

Here’s a list of 2015 acceptances:

Adams State University
Albright College
Alfred University
American University
Arcadia University
Arizona State University
Becker College
Bennington College
Cazenovia College
Cedar Crest College
Champlain College
Clark University
Columbia College Chicago
Cornell University
Curry College
DePaul University
Drew University
Drexel University
Eckerd College
Ecole’ Hoteliere de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Emerson College
Evergreen State College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fordham University
Fort Lewis College
Goucher College
Guilford College
Hampshire College
Hartwick College
Hampshire College
Hudson Valley Community College
Ithaca College
Jacksonville University
Johnson & Wales University
Kalamazoo College
Kean University
La Salle University
Lake Forest College
Lesley University
Lewis & Clark College
Lynn University
Maine College of Art
Marist College
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Michigan State University
New Mexico State University
New York University
Northern Arizona University
Otterbein University
Pace University
Pennsylvania State University
Philadelphia University
Purdue University
Quinnipiac University
Ramapo College of New Jersey


Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rowan University
Rutgers University
St. Lawrence University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Seattle University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Siena College
Stonehill College
Suffolk University
SUNY Fredonia
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Purchase
The New School
University of Arizona
University of California Davis
University of Central Florida
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Denver
University of Houston
University of Maine
University of Mary Washington
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Miami
University of Nevada Las Vegas
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of Oregon
University of Puget Sound
University of Rhode Island
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of the Arts
University of Vermont
University of Virginia College at Wise
University of Washington
Wagner College
Washington College
Western State Colorado University
Wheaton College
Wheelock College
Xavier University (Ohio)


What creativity means at Darrow

It means connecting imagination to action. It means learning the technical aspects of creative expression. And it means taking risks and taking responsibility. Darrow School’s modern, dedicated facilities for visual and performing arts enable students to develop their creative potential in many disciplines. Traditional areas of study are taught through an active curriculum that emphasizes experimentation, discussion, project development, and interaction with the environment.

See how the right creative environment makes anything possible.

Darrow students in action

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