What We Offer
We take the time to get to know our client families, so that we can build long-lasting relationships. We’re proud to say that many of our families work with us for years.
Sign up for a telephone or video chat to talk through expectations, student performance & development, and educational goals. This will determine a starting point for potential work together and a chance to get to know each other.
For middle school students, a review of any state testing or non-standard assessments is done to make recommendations for independent and parochial school admission tests. SSAT Flex testing is offered for boarding school applicants. Test-optional or flexible testing policies are also discussed and the test accommodations.
Work with student, coaches, private instructors to support talent (art, music, athletics, service, special interests). Connections to high school coaches teachers are offered, plus age-appropriate opportunities and programs identified.
Weighing all factors shared by student and family, boarding school lists are delivered the summer or early fall before desired enrollment year.
High School Course Selection
Advice on how to turn emerging interests into strengths during high school, remaining responsive as student adjusts to the demands of high school work.
Boarding School Visit & Interview Support
Advice is provided to maximize boarding school visits, to request and be successful with admission interviews, and to seek out decision-makers and file-readers throughout the process. Boarding school visits will be coordinated through our office after school inquiry forms are completed by student.
Demonstrated Interest Assessment
We identify where and how to demonstrate student interest in enrolling in certain boarding schools. With a campus visit and interview required for most if not all independent and boarding school applications, we help you maximize those visits and suggest follow-up engagement.
Financial Means Awareness
We are not financial advisors or financial aid consultants. However, our experience and knowledge of merit (non-need based) aid, scholarship programs and institutional aid will be brought to bear on final list to maximize aid offered. Boarding school families will be supported with basic submission support for NAIS/SSS Form.
Interview, Showcase, or Audition Preparation
Boarding school students will be supported to meet with coaches or key faculty members during their campus visit. Includes review and submission support of visual/audio portfolios, help with resumes & repertoire required for pre-screening submissions and auditions, highlight video review and talking points for coach conversations during showcases and official athletic visits.
Essay & Application Development
Using conversation, writing / brainstorming exercises, we help a student develop several genuine written pieces about their experiences and outlook. Supplemental essays are also developed after final list is known. A reasonable number of drafts are reviewed for each essay.
Online Application Review & Submission Support
With student-provided login information and adherence to our timeline, a thorough review of online applications is done, picking up typographical errors, and checking for completion. Timely corrections are sent to student for action. (On-time submission of application and payment of fees is the responsibility of students and families.)
Choose Your Package
We offer two tiers of pricing, depending on the needs of you and your family. We create custom packages for international students.
Advice to orient student and family about the boarding school process and to discover unique aspects of a student’s profile. Recommended for 8th graders needing last-minute strategy & list advice.
- 30-MINUTE ASSESSMENT
- 2 ADDITIONAL ONE-HOUR SESSIONS
- RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LISTS, FINANCIAL MEANS, PLANNING
Recommended for athletes, actors, musicians, artists during 7th and 8th grade to allow time to develop portfolio, recruiting materials, and other high-level engagement. Also recommended for 9th or 10th grade students considering application to a boarding school.
- 30-MINUTE ASSESSMENT
- UNLIMITED SESSIONS
- DEEP, SPECIFIC SUPPORT & ADVOCACY THROUGHOUT
- INCLUDES ALL SERVICES LISTED ABOVE
We ease the transition for international students, advising parents on how to support students from afar.
- TRANSITIONAL ENGLISH-INTENSIVE PROGRAMS
- ASSISTANCE WITH VISA / IMMIGRATION FORMS AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT APPLICATIONS