Why go to private School?

There are so many reasons. Better education. More curriculum choices. Incredible facilities. Outstanding athletics and extracurricular opportunities. Challenging professors. A diverse, motivated student body with global networks. Fundamentally, boarding school students are better prepared to successfully manage the academic, social and extracurricular demands of university as they are more mature, independent and used to living on their own.

Which school is best for you? 

There are more than a thousand private schools and four thousand universities in the United States to choose from. Which one is right for you? Here are some of the questions you might ask yourself: How do I evaluate a school that is so far away? Is my child being challenged at his/her current school and could the school do more to motivate my child? Does my child’s current academic performance reflect his/her true ability? What kind of school environment will my child thrive in? Is it safe? Is my child involved in enough extracurricular activities and are his/her interests being supported in school? How will the transition to the school impact my child culturally, socially and emotionally? How can the school contribute to my child’s future success and happiness? How do I get my child in?


The college search can be daunting. This is a time when parents need to move to the passenger seat, or even the back seat, and let their children step up and drive the process. Students need to own their college search. That said, it can be overwhelming for students on their own to identify potential schools that are best suited for them academically, socially and emotionally. Identifying the schools is just the beginning. There are many steps to the application process including standardized testing, campus visits, essays, interviews, recommendations, resumes and organizing applications.


Why use a consultant?

With a consultant, students are able to explore and assess a wider variety of educational possibilities.  Educational consultants provide firsthand knowledge of educational opportunities and help you define your options. Independent educational consultants are an important resource in determining the factors you will need to consider when choosing the best educational setting. Our counselors are experienced in identifying the best suited educational opportunities for each student and helping them navigate and manage the application and selection process.

Why Choose an IECA Member?

12 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Independent Educational Consultant