hy boarding school? Because students are immersed in a 24/7 learning environment that fosters independence and personal responsibility. Because class sizes are small, and teachers have time to give their students more individualized attention, both inside and outside the classroom. Because boarding schools have rich extracurricular programs, including a myriad of sports, arts, community service programs, and clubs.
Boarding schools offer a wealth of opportunities for students from late primary grades through high school; some also offer a post-graduate year. There are all-girls, all-boys, and coed schools, schools with religious traditions, schools that are highly challenging academically, as well as schools designed to address the needs of students with specific learning differences. Some schools offer a very traditional learning environment, while others may take a more progressive approach. Which schools offer the best academic climate, the most appropriate extracurricular programs, and the most positive experience for your child? It’s important to search for a school that will be “a good fit” for your child, a school where your child can thrive and be best prepared for the future.
Prep School and College Search will give you expert advice as you consider boarding school options, working with you through the many steps of the search and application process. With extensive experience in admissions and a strong network of contacts in the schools, our purpose is to demystify the complex admission process, to make every aspect more manageable, and to help you gain admission to the schools you believe will be a good fit for your child.
As we start to work with each family, our first step is to schedule an Initial Consultation, a meeting with student and parents to consider objectives and goals, review school records and test results, talents and interests, and to discuss followup steps. Next, we’ll create a selected list of appropriate schools, and schedule additional meetings to cover various aspects of the process. We offer advice in planning school visits and interviews, interview practice, application essay workshops, debriefing after school interviews, and advice on related topics as needed. We initiate contact with school admission officers to advocate for our students, and we communicate frequently with our families throughout this process, in person, by telephone, videoconferencing and email, making sure that each application is the best it can be.
Prep School and College Search’s expertise in admission and extensive professional network can be invaluable to families looking for support with a school search. Please call or email to set up an Initial Consultation, or to discuss our services in more detail.