College Counseling

Suffield Academy’s mission includes readying students for success at the next level and beyond.

Housed in the 3,000-square-foot Hoffman College Counseling Center, Suffield Academy’s innovative college counseling program is a model for independent schools across the United States. The four-year program has extensive staffing, modern space, significant financial resources, and dedicated time in the school day. Suffield provides comprehensive and effective college counseling marked by individual attention and extensive services.

Suffield’s mission includes readying students for success at the next level and beyond. As part of this effort, the school’s unique college counseling program includes material designed to appropriately challenge students in each grade. The goals of the college counseling office at Suffield Academy include:

  • Providing highly professional, proactive, hands-on counseling and guidance throughout the college search
  • Representing each student fairly and responsibly, identifying his or her uniqueness and potential
  • Enabling each student to find a match—fitting his or her ambitions and talents with a college’s programs, resources, and style

Students’ involvement in the college admission process offers them the opportunity to gain a better sense of who they are as they evaluate their achievements and expectations, research schools, and begin to assume responsibility for the next phase of their education. It is our goal to empower students to take ownership of the process and their futures.

Ann Selvitelli

Ann Selvitelli

Director of College Counseling & Leadership
Directing College Counseling at Suffield is an intellectually engaging and enjoyable challenge. Our range of student interests is reflected in the colleges our graduates attend, and this diversity is a great part of Suffield’s appeal. We are proud of the individual attention each student receives.Ann Selvitelli, Director of Leadership & College Counseling
Kate Bashaw

Kate Bashaw

Associate Director of College Counseling, Assistant Varsity Field Hockey Coach
Matthew Fava

Matthew Fava

Associate Director of College Counseling, Varsity Coach, Boys' Basketball
Kareem Nulan

Kareem Nulan

Associate Director of College Counseling
Kelli Tosone

Kelli Tosone

Associate Director of College Counseling
Wayne Patterson

Wayne Patterson

Co-Director of Athletics, Standardized Testing Coordinator, Varsity Coach, Girls' Basketball
Marlene Rusczyk

Marlene Rusczyk

College Counseling Assistant