Meet Sarah!

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Get to know Sarah

Meet Sarah!

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Get to know Sarah

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Sarah Turner, College Counselor

Sarah may have racked up some equestrian awards back in the day, but she doesn’t horse around when it comes to admissions. As Director of Admission at two independent schools in New England, she reviewed more than 1,000 applications to determine best-fit for both student and school, and analyzed 1,800 financial aid applications from new and returning families. In her most recent role as college counselor at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA, she advised and shepherded 36 actors, musicians, dancers, visual artists, and filmmakers through the college admissions process—helping them learn more about themselves and thoughtfully guiding them to the next big step in their lives.

For 10 years at Cambridge Friends School (CFS) in Cambridge, MA, Sarah served as Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Director of Secondary School Placement and Outreach, and Middle School Dean. Among her many responsibilities, she helped students explore their strengths and challenges through self-assessment and essay writing; advised families about school choices; and established partnerships with local test prep companies. To support efforts in better understanding race and identity in the CFS community, Sarah co-led a Committee on Community and Equity, for which she facilitated faculty and student workshops to examine and deconstruct power, privilege, and institutional racism at schools.

While it seems as if Sarah is “all-things-admissions”, this former equestrian also enjoys dance: in fact, she has performed with the Salsa Matei Dance Company and the hip-hop crew, Rhythm Factor.

Education & Experience

B.A., Sociology, Minor in Education, Bowdoin College

Director of Admission, The Gordon School, East Providence, RI

Director of Admission & Financial Aid; Director of Secondary School Placement & Outreach; Middle School Dean, Cambridge Friends School, Cambridge, MA

Associate Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, Waynflete School, Portland, ME

Assistant Director of Admission & Financial Aid, North Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth, ME

Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling

NEACAC: New Engalnd Assocation for College Admission Counseling

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