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Services for K-8 students to help families choose the right curriculum, gain admission to best-fit primary or secondary schools, and provide early guidance to set younger students up for success in higher education.



Plan your child’s education early and with expert advice — it may be the most important thing you can do as a parent.

A WiseStart™ program with IvyWise brings a team of experts together to serve your family in the foundational years of your student’s education — from providing guidance on educational decisions and school choices to supporting your student to find their own path and excel throughout their schooling. Our experience will give you peace of mind and provide your student with mentorship for optimal results from primary school to college — and beyond! Together, we will work with you to customize a WiseStart™ program to support your student anywhere in their pre-college path, including counseling for school placement and tutoring and test prep for school academics and admissions.

WiseStart™ Fits a Wide Range of Student Needs


Jeffrey is in elementary school, but his parents are already thinking about his path to college. They understand that a successful future starts with a strong academic foundation, and want to enrich Jeffrey’s early education with age-appropriate tutoring while also getting guidance on different curricula and school options to better inform their choices for Jeffrey’s academic path.


Alicia is in 4th grade but isn’t being challenged enough at her current school. Her family wants to help her apply and gain admission to a middle school that will challenge her academically and set her up for success in high school. They need help navigating the school placement process while also supporting Alicia through the entirety of the admissions process, including test prep support to optimize her test scores.


Maya is in 7th grade at a great-fit school, but her family wants to set her up for success as she approaches the transition from middle to high school. Maya needs help developing her executive functioning and foundational study skills, as well as guidance in exploring academic and extracurricular interests so that she can identify coursework and activities she wants to participate in as soon as she starts high school.

Define What Your Student Needs

Navigating School Placement
Finding the best-fit school for your student can be challenging with endless options that can very from student to student. Your WiseStart™ counselor will work with you to understand your school options – from private to public or parochial, day school or boarding – all the way to different curricula like AP or IB, language immersion or PBL, and more. They can walk you through the  school placement process, decide which schools are the best-fit for your student, and develop a strategic admissions plan to help your student gain admission to their top-choice schools.

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Tutoring and Test Prep
From academic support to test prep and executive function coaching, WiseStart™ tutoring services provides concierge support for students in elementary through middle school. Our tutors are subject-matter experts, learning specialists, and skills coaches who will provide support for any tutoring need, including enrichment for younger students, study skills and academic support, and test prep for school placement exams.

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Early College Guidance
In order to be competitive in the hyper-selective college admissions process, families need to start preparing as early as middle school. With early college guidance, your WiseStart™ counselor will work with you and your student to lay a solid academic foundation in middle school, explore their interests, and identify short- and long-term goals.

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Share Your Student’s WiseStart™ Needs and Get Started with an Initial Consultation

As a parent, there’s nothing more important than guiding your child’s educational path, and we understand that every student’s needs and goals are unique. Our WiseStart™ counselors and tutors will work with you to create a customized program to meet your family’s needs, whether that’s focusing solely on School Placement, Tutoring and Executive Functioning development, Early College Guidance, or some combination of the three.

The first step to getting started with a customized WiseStart™ program is an Initial Consultation. Contact our enrollment team today to learn more and schedule your Initial Consultation.

Or for more information on WiseStart™ services, download our brochure and tell us what combination of WiseStart™ services you’re interested in using the form and sliders below.


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