The Right Fit for your child

At VJB we believe that by making the right school choice for your child, you empower that child to succeed as an independent, mature, self-motivated individual. An unstimulating school environment would be problematic, but an overly challenging environment could foster self-doubt and defeatism. Everything we do is to help your child select and get in to the school that is right for him/her. We are not agents paid by schools.  We act exclusively in the interest of our students. We provide unbiased advice and recommendations based on our professional judgement of your child’s needs, ability and potential and our understanding of different educational options in the USA.


Our unparalleled record

  • Over 2000 students successfully placed
  • Students placed from 45+ countries (APAC: Afghanistan, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, S. Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.  Europe: Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.  Middle East: Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE.  Americas: Argentina, Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, USA, Venezuela.)
  • Students accepted at over 145 boarding schools, 50 NYC private day schools, 160 colleges and universities (click on each for detailed list)
  • 95% annual success rate (students accepted into one or more of their top three schools)
  • 80% of our students are referred by former clients


Our knowledge of and relationship with the schools

Due to our extensive industry knowledge and our network of contacts, VJB has a wealth of experience to assist you in the placement process. We have respected, close working relationships with many academic institutions. We personally visit campuses, meet with admissions officers and school headmasters to keep abreast of the most current trends and information about schools’ curriculum, services, facilities and campus culture. We also speak informally with current students to gain an insider’s view of campus life. We learn what schools are looking for in prospective students. This firsthand knowledge enables us to give you important comparative information as you define your school search.



Members of my family have worked with VJB for over 15 years applying to US boarding schools and colleges. Their ability to match the child’s and the school’s strengths greatly increases the likelihood of a successful application and experience. Schools recognize and value their insights and experience, which gives their applicants a big advantage when they recommend them.
— Hong Kong parent of boarding school and university applicants
Living overseas we did not know the boarding school or college process, but VJB & Associates showed us the way…placing our son in a school environment that perfectly suited him and gave him the academic foundation to go to his first choice university.
— Singapore parent of a boarding school applicant
I would recommend VJB & Associates to any student interested in the school process. Virginia’s knowledge and know-how is unsurpassed. She is one of the greats in the field of educational consulting.
— Boarding School Head of International Recruitment and Admissions
I’m taking 3 advanced classes. I’ve joined 8 clubs and am on JV Volleyball. I got my progress report not so long ago and it was amazing in every subject. I am so extremely happy and have so many friends of all ages. Thank you again for all you did for me in making this possible.
— Current boarding school student
VJB & Associates changed my life. I would not be the person I am today without their guidance and support in finding the right school for me.
— College student
Jennifer and Virginia were absolutely our best guides in finding our son the best fit for a boarding school environment. They listened to our needs and carefully supported us in learning more about different boarding schools, something that would have been difficult for us to do on our own, being in Asia. They took time to know our son, and helped him take charge of the admissions process in a way that left us feeling very confident as he leaves for boarding school this fall.
— Parent of boarding school student
VJB & Associates provided the expertise and advice needed for my daughter to attend the best school for her as a person. Throughout the process they enhanced our understanding of what our daughter needed in order to become the well-rounded, independent person she is today.
— Parent of college student
We entrusted our son to VJB & Associates and the person who came back to us was a self-confident, happy, compassionate young man who knew himself and what he wanted out of life. We attribute this to VJB & Associates.
— Parent of boarding school student
Thanks so much for everything you have done for me these past months! I don’t think I could have done it without you. Your optimistic and encouraging outlook helped motivate me. Thank you again for all your help.
— College student
My team and I have worked with VJB & Associates for many years, and I highly recommend them to both families and other schools. Virginia and her colleagues always demonstrate a high degree of professionalism, thoughtfulness, and good humor as they consider the needs of all of their constituencies. Their work is not just about getting the job done — they always take it to the highest level, ensuring that the fit is right for both the school and the family.
— Private Day School Director of Admission
Working with VJB & Associates was the best decision I made in the whole application process!
— Parent of a boarding school applicant
We are grateful to VJB for the advice that you have rendered, guidance to sharpen essays and interview performance, and logistics and administration support throughout. We are especially thankful to you for opening our eyes to the variety of choices available and especially “pushing back” appropriately. We have happily landed at our top boarding school choice which was quite different to the school we were anticipating when we first met you.
— Parent of a boarding school applicant
Do yourself a favor and take the massive amount of guesswork out of this complex process. Hire VJB and have real professionals that care on your side. I have done it twice and not an ounce of regret, actually only pure satisfaction that I chose them!
— Parent of boarding school applicants
The whole team was extremely supportive throughout the entire process. They guided me along the way but at the same time they gave me the freedom to express myself in my application. My own ideas and opinions were always most important. Being an international student, I’m pretty nervous to start school so far away from home but VJB has been staying in touch and helping me ease into this transition, even after I got accepted into the schools and made my decision. VJB & Associates are some of the most genuine and caring people that I’ve ever met!!!
— Boarding school applicant