College Counseling

College counseling at North Shore Country Day is defined by the personalized experience for our students.

Our college counselors work with students and their families throughout high school to make academic and co-curricular choices, however the college search truly takes off in November of the 11th grade year. Following a College Night workshop, counseling becomes very individualized and students and families are able to develop rapport and trust with counselors. The college counselors serve as advocates, empowering students to drive their own college search as well as develop vital decision-making and communication skills. 

In the end, our process helps students and families manage the application and selection processes, prepare for the transition to college and optimize their opportunities for a successful college experience.

Meet Our College Counseling Department

Kristen Kaczynski

Kristen Kaczynski

Director of Student Success and Institutional Research; Director of College Counseling
Matt Mettille

Matt Mettille

Co-Director of College Counseling


With a counselor to student ratio of about one to 25, our two counselors help students identify and apply to colleges and universities that best match their needs and aspirations.

College Enrollment



54 to 2

Student to College Counselor Ratio


College Admissions Representatives Who Visited in 2021-2022


Colleges Offering Admission to Class of 2022 from 31 states, the District of Columbia, England and Scotland


Number of Class of 2022 students Planning to Play College Level Athletics