School Placement Services

SCAD-logoTO HELP STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WITH THE RIGHT ‘FIT’ SCHOOL PLACEMENT, WE HAVE AN INDIVIDUALIZED APPROACH, EMPOWERING FAMILIES WITH THE CONFIDENCE TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION IN SELECTING FROM PRIVATE DAY SCHOOLS, TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO BOARDING OPTIONS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA OR IN U.S. BOARDING SCHOOLS.             

Our educational planning includes:

  • Discussion of student abilities, interests, and learning style;
  • Identification of factors pertinent to both student and family in selecting an independent school;
  • Providing families with informed, personalized school recommendations taking into consideration location, size, educational philosophy, school culture, single-sex or co-ed options, curriculum, special programs and facilities;
  • Educating families about choices in decision-making between various programs, including Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programs, IB Certificates, and the Dogwood Diploma;pinocchio01-00030
  • Developing and implementing a plan of action, complete with a timetable;
  • Making recommendations and referrals to trusted professional colleagues for SSAT or ISEE preparation;
  • Consultation regarding obtaining accommodations for extra time on testing;
  • Preparing students for campus visits and interviews;
  • Mentoring students through the application process, including assistance with refining and editing essays in order to highlight each child’s strengths and passions.
  • Meetings with parents to strategize regarding waitlists and final choice decisions.
  • Advice and referrals for psycho-educational evaluation in case of learning disabilities;
  • Counseling on course selection;
  • Guidance in the creative selection and execution of projects which enhance post-secondary success;
  • Providing advice on extracurricular activities and leadership;
  • Counseling on summer program options and application review for same;
  • Maximizing the development of a strong student profile;
  • Ensuring that the student is on the right path for admission to a selective university program.

Contact Select College Admissions to maximize your son or daughter’s overall presentation to the admissions committee of your target prep or boarding school.