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Seacoast United has partnered with JSA Education to serve the educational planning needs of a wide range of student athletes on the Seacoast by offering comprehensive services as well as a la carte options.

Need guidance through the independent school application process?

Let JSA help you.

Our Experience

Our team has held past careers as Athletic Director of St. Paul's School, Associate Director of Admissions at Groton School, dorm heads, Humanities teacher, advisors, softball coach, basketball coach, ice hockey coach, and football coach. We've been students ourselves at Phillips Exeter and St. Mark's, playing varsity soccer and varsity ice hockey. So we personally know about the application process, student life on campus, and everything in between. We look at your student's entry to independent school from all angles, focusing on what will be the best "fit" for them.

Individual Services

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Comprehensive Services

With decades of experience as leaders at top boarding schools, our team members have built a respected network and an understanding of the 'in's and 'out's of junior and secondary independent schools throughout New England + beyond. These packages include private virtual sessions with us that range between 30-minutes to 1-hour each.

 

It is never too early to start planning. We are currently working with students who are applying for the 2022 school year.

  • Practice Plan
    • $3,000 for an individual including the following:

    • Sessions: A maximum of 1 monthly session (or 9 total sessions) for entire admission season/ email exchanges at the convenience of the consultant

    • Mentoring: Counselor acts more as a sounding board for the family; soft guidance through the admission process

 

  • Pre-Game Plan
    • $6,000 for an individual including the following:

    • Sessions: Increase sessions to a maximum of 1.5 monthly (or 14 total sessions) for entire admission season / email exchanges at the convenience of the consultant

    • Mentoring: Help families develop a viable school list according to best fit for their child; advise application approach; provide monthly tutoring sessions with the student for essay writing, interviewing preparation and overall assessment of child’s transitional needs.

  • Game Plan 
    • $9,000 for an individual including the following:

    • Sessions: Increase sessions to a maximum of 2 monthly (or 18 total sessions) for entire admission season / prioritized email exchanges

    • Mentoring: Everything from the Pre-Game plan; plus academic, interpersonal, metacognitive tutoring - for the purpose of equipping the student for the transition to new school as well as identifying the best way to promote candidacy.

    • Counselor will help the family strategize any recommendation choices or additional application materials, and advise any correspondence with schools.

    • Counselor will identify admission targets for extracurricular opportunities at schools in which families are applying (if applicable - mostly for musicians and athletes)

 

  • Overtime Plan
    • $15,000 for an individual including the following:

    • Sessions: Maximum of 2.5 monthly (or 23 total) sessions for entire admission season / unlimited consultant accessibility

    • Mentoring: Everything from the Game Plan; plus advocacy for the candidate across all areas of need (i.e - interviewer, admission office, extracurricular personnel, post March 10, etc.)

    • Connect child with current independent school student for peer tutoring/mentoring at any point during the process

    • Extracurricular highlight video creation (if applicable)

    • Option for JSA to accompany family to school visits (pending COVID restrictions)

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*At JSA, we are committed to affordability. In a country where the socioeconomic disparities are continuing to perpetuate systemic barriers for children and families in education (and elsewhere), we want to do our part to contribute to a more equitable society. What drives our work is helping people gain access to new educational opportunities and collaborating with our clients to find a financially appropriate option. 

 

Navigating the independent school landscape can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to financing the application fees, required tests, and enrollment tuition. JSA seeks to make your process more comprehensively manageable, which includes offering financing flexibility to any clients who are interested in alternative pricing. We care about people, not transactions. 

 

For those families who are looking for ways to show support in extending our services broadly, there is a donation option available at various stages throughout the contract timeline. Choosing to invest in another family is a fantastic way to show your support for those who battle, daily, against structural and systematic barriers to education.

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