The independent school admissions process for both boarding and day schools has become increasingly complex and competitive in recent years. Many families, particularly those where a parent or sibling has not attended a private school, find they need help in understanding and preparing for independent school admission. Determining which of the dozens of schools will best meet your child's needs and abilities has become a time consuming, worrisome, and expenseive experience for many families. As with college admissions, selecting the right academic courses, taking the appropriate entrance exams, developing interesting activities and skills, planning summer experiences, and writing outstanding essays, which have taken on a significant role in admissions decisions, can all make a major difference in gaining admission to the institution of your choice. Recognizing what factors, including learning disabilities, may be affecting a student's performance is a frequent concern.

The Educational Consulting Centers have been providing counseling services to deal with these issues for over thirty years. We have an excellent record of appropriate independent school placements for our clients, including the most selective schools. Our professional staff is proud of our record of guiding thousands of young women and men into the schools that have resulted in successful, fulfilling experiences. We monitor the finest institutions of all kinds, maintaining constant contact to make sure that they continue to provide the academic and personal services they promise to their students. Our research, writing, and daily counseling with students and families keep us well informed of trends in independent school admissions and changes in individual boarding and day schools.

Independent School Parent Questions (.pdf)
Independent School Student Questions (.pdf)

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