Private schools are known for their impressive academics, robust extracurriculars, and more often than not, their competitive environment — which becomes fiercer than ever when it comes to top college admissions.
Crimson’s comprehensive, tailored admissions support is forged by the expertise of our Former Admissions Officers and top graduates from the Ivy League and other ultra-competitive colleges, giving our students the competitive edge amongst thousands of other impressive candidates.
At Crimson, we work with hundreds of private school students, many of whom come from Ivy League 'feeder schools' and are placed in direct competition with their high school peers. Below are three of many considerations we take into account when building an individualized program for each private school student.
Our experience (and data driven approach) means we are highly aware of where your child sits in the competitive private school / top college application process — and what it will take to increase their chances of admission.
Working with students from the best private schools in the US, we are fully aware of the competitive nature of the various top private school cohorts, where your child needs to sit in that mix, and how to improve their candidacy.
Students from well-resourced schools often have stellar academics; which has made extracurriculars a defining factor in top college admissions. This is one of the reasons why we provide an extremely robust extracurricular support program including mentoring with experienced leadership experts, research offerings, internships with top companies and summer programs.
At Crimson we leave no stone unturned in the highly competitive top college application support process. This highly detailed approach is all the more important for private school students who come from more 'resourced' high schools and are judged in this more competitive light. Our support includes:
Comprehensive, multi-year application preparation plans with clearly mapped timelines, strategy, and safety, target, reach and extreme reach school selection
Academic tutoring to improve a studnet's performance in standardized tests and school curriculum exams (eg: SAT, ACT, AP, IB). Strategy/ tutoring for additional academic activities outside the classroom eg: more APs, competition support etc.
Extracurricular and leadership / capstone project planning led by highly qualified experts. Research with top school professors, internship opportunities at companied such as Uber, Amazon, PwC.
Personal statement and supplemental ideation, structure support, and multi-draft feedback. Our essay mentors are creative writing experts with extensive experience in crafting unique essays that will resonate above the competition.
Teacher and other letter of recommendation choice, approach, guidance, and planning. What teachers should you choose? How should each letter be crafted so that you stand out above your peers?
Interview preparation and support from mentors who have successfully negotiated rigorous interview processes. This final piece of the application puzzle can be a make-or-break for private school students being compared to their peers.
Organize a free, 1 hr consultation with one of our experts who can access your child's current situation and build a personalized application plan in line with their college admissions goals.