QUESTIONS ABOUT SCHOOLS?
PERSONALIZED SEATTLE AREA SCHOOL GUIDANCE
Besides working with families relocating to the Seattle area, I also offer services for current Seattle families looking for assistance in the school choice process. The choices in the Seattle area for schools is both exciting and can be a bit overwhelming. I offer professional advice based on my years of research, independent and public school visits, meetings and tours with independent school admission directors, teacher relationships, attending PTA and public school events and feedback from my past client families.
All families, students and schools are different, and evaluating all the school options and finding the right fit requires time and careful consideration. It is my job to help make the process go smoothly and relieve a bit of your stress. Finding the right school for your child is important and the right school will enrich your student's life and your family's life too.
I offer my services on an hourly basis and we can be flexible based on your needs. For example, if you are just starting the process, we will discuss your child's goals and interests both inside and outside of the classroom. We will thoroughly review the range of independent and public schools within your child's areas of interest, strengths and passions. My services may include review of your public school options including choice schools, lottery and requesting transfers for cause.
If you have decided to apply to one or several of the area's independent-private schools, I am available to advise your family on the application process. We will talk about the do's and don'ts for both parents and student applicants, discuss how to get the most out of the Fall Open House visit, and practice for family and student interview and visit day. I'll share best practices for securing honest and impactful references and understanding the information used for the teacher evaluation form. We will discuss strategies for all follow-up communication to ensure you are submitting the strongest possible application for your child.
I meet with several other Seattle area school consultants on a regular basis and, if needed, I will provide referrals to a consultant that specializes in going deeper into the independent-private school application process vs my services. Many of these consultants offer essay review, test prep and additional application services. As an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, I also have access to a large number of consultants that specialize in boarding school, therapeutic school and college.