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WiseStart™ for K-8 Students

Gain admission to the best-fit primary or secondary school, choose the right curriculum, and receive early college guidance to set students up for success in high school and beyond.

What Is the WiseStart™ Program?

The 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 build a strong college prep foundation.

WiseStart™ programs are comprised of three core areas of support for K-8 students: School Placement, Tutoring and Executive Functioning Development, and Early College Guidance. 

Navigating School Placement

Finding the best-fit school for your student can be challenging with endless options that can vary from student to student. Your WiseStart™ counselor will work with you to understand your school options – from private to public or parochial, day, or boarding school – 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 provide 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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How WiseStart™ Works

WiseStart™ counselors and tutors work with you to create an individualized 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. No two students are alike, which is why we prioritize customizing a WiseStart™ program to meet your student where they are and help them define and actualize their academic goals. You decide how much — or how little — of each WiseStart™ component your student needs, ensuring they receive the right support.

It all starts with the Initial Consultation. In this 90-minute meeting, you and your WiseStart™ counselor will go over your student’s needs and goals and present an action plan to set your student on the path to success. The IvyWise Initial Consultation can be either a stand-alone service or the first step in ongoing work with IvyWise.

Our experience will give you peace of mind and provide your student with mentorship for optimal results from primary school to college. Together, we will work with you to customize a WiseStart™ program, from counseling through independent, day, and boarding school admissions process to tutoring and test prep for school academics and admissions.

Your WiseStart™ program is customized to include as much support as you need for the three core areas of guidance.

School Placement Counseling

Tutoring and Test Prep

Early College Guidance

Who Can Benefit From WiseStart™?

The WiseStart™ program is designed for K-8 students who need support with independent and boarding school admissions, academic and executive functioning support, and/or early college guidance during middle school. Our WiseStart™ programs aim to help students get on the right track to have a successful and rewarding college admissions experience once they reach high school. Here are a few examples of the types of students we work with in an IvyWise WiseStart™ program:

Why Should Parents Consider WiseStart™ For K-8 Students?

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. WiseStart™ allows you to plan your child’s education early and with expert advice — one of the most important things you can do as a parent. Our WiseStart™ counselors and tutors are experts who will support your student through every facet of their educational journey, no matter how big or small. You will work directly with your WiseStart™ counselor — all of whom have direct admissions and guidance experience — to set goals and implement a plan of action to set your student up for success. Throughout the program, you will have a dedicated Client Relations liaison to support you. No other consultancy offers this level of expertise and support for K-8 students.

Meet the WiseStart™ Team of Counselors

Get Started With an Initial Consultation

The first step to getting started with a customized WiseStart™ program is an Initial Consultation.

Contact our enrollment team today to learn more and enroll in an Initial Consultation.

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