WiseStart™ Admissions Counseling

School Placement Services from IvyWise

IvyWise provides expert support and strategic admissions planning for applying to competitive private, independent, and/or boarding schools through our WiseStart™ services.

Expert Primary and Secondary Admissions Support

As a parent, you know that education holds the key to your child’s future. The choices you face to find the right school can be daunting — private, public or parochial, day school or boarding, British or American, AP or IB, language immersion or PBL? Which school will be the best for your student’s academic and social-emotional growth? The options are unlimited and the right answer is as individual as each child. Whether you’re interested in finding the best primary school for your student, looking to apply to competitive private or independent schools, or want to gain admission to the best-fit boarding school for your student, WiseStart™ offers support through any part or the entirety of the admissions process, providing your family with unparalleled guidance from start to finish. Our WiseStart™ counselors are school placement experts, working with students to gain admission to the most competitive private, independent, and boarding schools in the world.

IvyWise School Placement Results

We’ve helped students gain admission to private, independent, and/or boarding schools across the globe including but not limited to:

“IvyWise is a terrific option for a family seeking top-level advice and insight into the application process. IvyWise counselors are experienced, dedicated, and committed to your student’s success. Like any relationship, it is only as strong as the student’s commitment to take full advantage of what IvyWise has to offer. If your student is prepared to dig in and work hard, you can’t find a better partner.” -Parent

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How We Work with Families

Your WiseStart™ counselor will explain the school placement process and develop a strategic admissions plan to help your student gain admission to their top-choice schools. Your counselor will also work with your student to ensure that they are not only academically prepared for primary or secondary admissions, but that they are presenting their best self.

School Placement Guidance includes:

Insight into your student’s school options, including an examination of public vs. private school options and what’s the best-fit for your student’s needs and goals
Explanation of the intricacies of the primary/secondary application and admissions process including how your student’s profile will be evaluated
Research on appropriate school options and help developing a balanced list of schools based on your student’s needs and desires
Developing a strategic admissions plan to help your student have the best chance of admittance
Planning and preparing for school tours and prep for interviews and playdates
Guidance brainstorming, drafting, editing, and revising essays in order to perfect them and put together cohesive, compelling applications
Choosing a top-choice school, writing a top-choice letter, and more
Recommendations for tutoring and executive functioning coaching, as needed

Academic Support and Test Prep

Academic performance and test scores are a critical part of the independent school admissions process, and our counselors can make recommendations on how to improve your student’s academic record, test scores, and executive functioning skills as part of their School Placement program. At IvyWise, we have a team of expert tutors and test prep experts who can help your student get on track with their academics, improve their organization and study habits, and reach their goal scores on placement exams like the SSAT, ISEE, SHSAT, and more. Tutoring and test prep support, along with executive functioning coaching, can be seamlessly integrated into your WiseStart™ program with School Placement, ensuring that your student is fully supported from start to finish.

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Contact us today at +1-212-262-3500 or at [email protected] for more information.

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