The Consultant Option

If your family needs help assessing your child’s needs, sorting through the many types of schools available, and navigating the admissions process, you may want to consider hiring an educational consultant. 
Educational consultants can…
  • explain the range of independent schools and what sort of student each school serves
  • highlight benefits/disadvantages of private schooling
  • gauge whether a particular private school is right for your child
  • discuss the independent school application calendar/timeline
  • offer advice regarding the search and admissions process
  • explain school admission testing, interviews, and campus visits
  • provide a window into the child's talents and needs (educational, social, etc.)
Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA) is a professional organization for education consultants in private practice. ICEA offers a search function to connect families with local consultants who meet their needs as well as helpful articles.