High School Admissions
A transition from middle school into high school offers many exciting possibilities. Your choices include your public high school, technical high schools, independent private high schools, parochial high schools, and homeschooling.
We at IvyBound Consulting work with you to decipher the differences between these schools and which ones best complement your child’s personality, match your own ideals, and meet your goals and expectations.
Applying to various high schools is a daunting task with the requirements being different for each school. Essentially, you may be taking various standardized tests, filling out separate applications, and writing multiple essays.
To relieve your stress, IvyBound Consulting’s Admissions Advisors help create a well laid out plan so that the student does not miss any deadlines, fulfills all the necessary high school requirements, and puts their best applications forward.
Here's what you'll get from
Ivybound’s High School Admissions Services
High School Applications
For Middle School Students
High School Culture Analysis
High School Applications
Letter of Recommendations
Hear from our students and their parents
Ruchi’s students and their parents call Ruchi, “An admissions advisor who goes the extra mile to give me personal attention and ensure me the best possible admissions outcome.”
Ruchi helped my daughter edit her essays. She was very prompt in providing in-depth feedback, all of which was very targeted. Her feedback applied to the school she helped my daughter with specifically, which helped her break out of the generic supplemental essay model which we found my daughter sliding into. Ruchi also helped my daughter edit her main Common App essay. Her feedback on that was invaluable and got to the heart of the purpose of the Common App and what is most effective for a personal statement. Ruchi gave us individualized attention and was accessible throughout the process. My daughter was admitted to her top choice, Columbia University, so Ruchi’s assistance was valuable!
Jacob’s mom, Marybell
Last year, I didn’t know college consultants existed.
A year later, I requested a consultation with Ruchi to ask basic questions, get an understanding and try to map it out myself. I immediately felt calm, connected and acquired lots of information. Shortly after leaving her office, I realized that I couldn’t do this process without her nor want to. As a single mom, I want to hold onto the special relationship I have with my son. I want these last two years to be as harmonious as possible. Having someone qualified, intelligent and thoughtful will help keep the peace. Thank you. My son could not be in better hands.
Mahika & Mihikaa
Thank you IvyBound Consulting for guiding me to make a specific schedule for junior and senior year. It really helped in the planning process which will create a successful pathway for college, careers, and my future.
Thank you Mrs. Ruchi S. Kothari for sitting with my sister and I and giving us useful insight about the college process, SAT tips, etc. which we would not have been able to take advantage of. We also created a planned schedule filled with SAT dates, AP Exams, and more so it allows us to have ample time to prepare and do our best.
"Ruchi’s mission in life is to help each and every child reach their education potential."
With our comprehensive admissions planning and preparation, each student's strengths are highlighted and promoted to create a stellar application that expresses the individuality of the student, helping the applicant to stand out. IvyBound Consulting's Admissions Advisors will help you through the entire process, so when the time comes for you to put your best application forward, you have a strategic competitive edge.
What’s Included in the Package
For Middle School Students
Personalized one-on-one counseling, dependent on your needs.
Various High Schools
Public High Schools
One of the student’s choices is their current public high school, which may be quite strong in its ratings, course offerings, and extracurriculars (sports, clubs, music). The student may choose to go this route and be the big fish there. To stand out, beat the competition, they will need to be strategically focused towards the college of their choice. IvyBound Consulting’s Admissions Advisors, with our College Pre-Application Planning Package, advise the student through this process. We assist in selecting the proper coursework, suggesting the right choice of extracurriculars and summer programs, and guiding them through the college application process. The package is customized according to the specific needs of the student.
Technical High Schools
Technical high schools like Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech, Bergen Academies, Bergen Tech, Monmouth County, etc. are prestigious schools that choose the most elite of the students who select a “chosen track” during their high school years. A determined track education is a system that has been widespread in Europe and Asia, and it is becoming more and more popular in the US. Even public high schools are offering Academies as an option. There is an application process, and a quantitative and essay test that needs to be cleared. IvyBound Consulting’s Admissions Advisors, with our High School Application Package, will help you through the process to simplify the madness with the Technical high schools application process.
Private Independent Schools
Independent high schools emulate the liberal arts education that the American system has been known for, with current offerings of stem, including computer science, robotics, and engineering. These schools, for example, Phillips Exeter Academy, Phillips Academy Andover, Trinity, Dalton, and Collegiate (to name a few), were once feeder schools into Ivy league colleges. Today, admission rates from these schools into Ivy leagues and highly selective colleges are still high. Hence, admission into Independent schools is a competitive process and only the best of the best are selected. Usually acceptance rates range from 7% to 10% of the application pool. When choosing a private Independent school, it is important to understand the culture of the school. What is the school looking for? Will the student fit in, and excel socially and academically? The process consists of ISEE/SSAT tests, the application process, open houses and interviews. IvyBound Consulting’s Admissions Advisors, with our High School Application Package, will help you to maximize your chances into admission into the Private Independent Schools of your choice(s).
Today, these schools are not your typical parochial or religion-based high schools. These schools offer stellar academics, under an umbrella of a religion. Parochial schools are excelling in Science and Math Competitions, have phenomenal sports teams, and students from here are graduating into Ivy leagues or and highly selective colleges. IvyBound Consulting’s Admissions Advisors, with our High School Application Package, will guide you on the parochial schools tests and their application process so that you are a sure admit.
Home schooling is a viable and has become an easier option these days as numerous resources are available. With the internet and technological tools like youtube, skype, facetime, etc, you may study anywhere and anytime. Online education is a multi-billion dollar industry that offers online high school courses. In fact, many top colleges like Stanford, Harvard, Brown (to name a few) are offering numerous online high school and college classes. However, homeschooling requires quite a bit of self motivation and time management to meet deadlines. Extracurricular activities also have to be sought out by the student. To stand out, beat the competition, the student will need to be strategically focused towards the college of your choice. IvyBound Consulting’s Admissions Advisors, with our College Pre-Application Planning Package, advise the student through this process. We assist in selecting the proper coursework, suggesting the right choice of extracurriculars and summer programs, and guiding them through the college application process. The package is customized according to the specific needs of the student.
Our students have been admitted to the best high schools around the nation, including Phillips Academy, Trinity, Riverdale, Horace Mann, Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Spence, Harvard Westlake, Lawrenceville, Bergen Academies, Bergen Tech, Brooklyn Tech, Staten Island Technical High School, Collegiate, Dwight, Brearley, Professional Performing Arts School, La Guardia High School, and more.
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