High School

Find the best fit boarding, independent, day or parochial school for your child

Best for specialized support


Select Plan

For more specialized support in the admissions process on any topic(s) covered in the Comprehensive plan – or those looking to start with a smaller plan commitment. Includes up to 10 hours of phone/video counseling, email support and/or essay editing.

Our most popular plan


Select Plan

Full support on all aspects of the admissions process, including pre-application planning, school list, application strategy/positioning, essay editing, final application review, student/parent interview preparation (mock interviews) and decision support. Includes up to 20 hours of phone/video counseling, email support and/or essay editing.

On-demand counseling


Select Plan

For “on-demand” counseling, this hourly option is most appropriate. Counseling is billed in fifteen minute increments on a monthly basis and there is a 3 hour minimum commitment required. Time inclusive of phone/video counseling, email support and/or essay editing.

How it Works

Step 1

Consultation & Match

Schedule an initial consultation

All prospective clients are invited to schedule a complimentary 30-minute phone or video consultation. The goal of this conversation is to provide you with advice on what you can be working on – and for us to learn more about you.

Step 2

Getting Started

Figure out a plan of action

After selecting your counseling plan, your AcceptU counselor will schedule an introductory session and discuss a plan of action tailored to your needs, where you are in the process and those areas where AcceptU can have the greatest impact.

Step 3


Discuss pre-application planning

Your AcceptU counselor will advise you on your child’s curriculum, standardized test strategy and school visits. Your counselor will also help you develop a balanced school list and formulate an application strategy.

Step 4

Essay and Application

Write essays & complete application materials

Your AcceptU counselor will work with you and your child to complete applications and various requirements. Your counselor will also provide direct support on the application essays, including brainstorming and editing.


Step 5


Submit and get accepted

Your AcceptU counselor will complete a final application review and prepare you for student and/or parent interviews. Then, once the decisions are released, your counselor will help guide you to the best option for your child.

Your Counselor

All AcceptU counselors are former admissions officers from top secondary schools

You will be matched with a counselor based on your (potential) schools of interest, personality as well as counselor availability. We have nearly 60 counselors on our team, allowing us to find just the right fit for our families. Below, meet just a few.

Pia has admissions experience at Dana Hall, Winsor School and Hampstead Academy.
Mac previously worked in admissions at the Asheville School in North Carolina.
Nellie was the Associate Director of Admission at the Peddie School for three years.
Wayne has previous admissions experience at Loomis Chaffee, Groton and Hotchkiss.

Success Stories

AcceptU counselors have helped clients get accepted to dozens of boarding, independent, day and parochial schools. Here are a few of their stories.


We didn’t know where to begin this process. There were so many options and pieces, it was really overwhelming. Our AcceptU counselor got us organized. She discussed various school types and which learning environment would be the best fit for our son.

It was really once we decided which schools my child would apply to that our counselor’s experience as a former admissions officer was most helpful. She walked us step-by-step through the entire admissions process, giving us clear direction and advice on how to best approach each part. Our child was ultimately admitted to several boarding schools and we and our son were thrilled with the results.


One of the most nerve-racking parts of applying to private schools for us were the interviews. The school admissions officers were not just assessing our daughter – but also evaluating us as parents! Needless to say, we weren’t really sure what the best approach would be.

The counselor from AcceptU alleviated all of our concerns. He started by preparing us for the various types of questions we could anticipate during the admissions interview and giving us tips on how we could best craft our responses. Next, we did several mock interviews and some role playing to practice. When it came time for the actual interviews, our daughter felt prepared, as did we, and they could not have gone any better!

Getting started is easy! You can sign up online or contact our office by phone

Once you have enrolled, we’ll ask you to complete our new client questionnaire and sign our client agreement. After this has been returned us, your assigned counselor will contact you within two business days to set up an introductory phone or video session.

Contact us with additional questions