Private School Admission Consultants
Our private day school and boarding school admission consultants have admissions committee experience at the top private day and boarding schools in the country, and have read countless applications. They advise applicants on interviews, helpful extracurricular activities and overall admissions applications.
Victor C. Young
Former Assistant and Associate Director of Admissions
St. Paul’s School
Phillips Academy Andover
Although formally educated as a mechanical engineer and physicist, Vic spent a decade of his professional life as an admissions officer at St. Paul's School and an administrator at Phillips Academy Andover. Having lived on campus, run a dorm, and coached varsity sports, Vic has a sincere appreciation for the unique opportunities an independent school education provides all students. Almost 30 years ago he was the principal planner and a founding trustee of St. Philips Academy, a hugely successful independent day school serving children in Newark NJ. It has since become the much heralded, multi-campus Philips Academy Charter School.
Vic recently stepped down after nine years as a trustee for St. Paul’s School. He has also served as a trustee of Western Reserve Academy, the Canton
Country Day School, and St. Philips Academy. A graduate of St. Paul’s School, the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University, Vic currently splits his time between NE Ohio and the SF Bay Area. He is married with two adult children.
Former Admissions Officer
Phillips Exeter Academy
Yuna is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Amherst College. After graduating from Amherst College with her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Environmental Studies, she became an Admissions Counselor at Phillips Exeter Academy. Yuna conducted hundreds of interviews with prospective students and their families, read and evaluated applications, and advocated for students in the committee review process.
Yuna’s experiences navigating the admissions process both as a successful applicant and an Admissions Counselor at a highly selective independent school allows her a unique insight into the factors that maximize an applicant’s ability to make a positive and lasting impression in their application process. Her priority is to understand each student’s individual educational needs and extracurricular passions to find their best match and to highlight their authentic voice throughout the application process.
Former Associate Director of Admission, The Lawrenceville School
Former Associate Director of Admissions, Avon Old Farms School
Kevin Lawrence is a bilingual educational consultant with more than a decade of intercontinental experience. Kevin grew up bilingual--speaking English and French. He entered Avon Old Farms School, an all-boys boarding school in Avon, Connecticut, USA, as an 11th-grader and thrived as a student-athlete and leader. Upon graduation in 1998, he enrolled at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he earned a football
scholarship and played in the Big Ten Championship in 2000.
After two years in professional football, Kevin returned to Avon Old Farms School, where he worked for 6 years as an Admission Counselor, Advisor, and Coach. In 2010, he was hired by The Lawrenceville School, a co-ed boarding school of 816 students in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, USA. During his 9 years at Lawrenceville, he worked as an Admissions Counselor, Dual-sport coach, Advisor, and made market penetration into foreign markets.
Kevin is excited to help students navigate the
high school and college admissions process.
Former Senior Associate Director of Admissions,
Choate Rosemary Hall
Senior Education Advisor, Ivy Labs Education
Senior Educational Consultant, BBF-China
Principal, Masterpiece Music
Mr. Bradley is both a Choate graduate and parent of a Choate graduate. During his 25 years in Choate’s Office of Admission, he chaired almost every admission committee, encapsulating knowledge gained by authoring the Choate Admission Office Handbook and the Choate Admission Committee & Reader Guide. He was a Choate admission officer longer, read more applications, and interviewed more applicants than anyone in the school’s history.
Mr. Bradley served as student academic, dormitory, and club advisor, as class agent for the Alumni Office, and coached intramural basketball, among other roles. For 14 years he taught Choate’s Music Production course, a course he created after orchestrating the building of the school’s recording studio.
Before Choate, Mr. Bradley toured major cities of the world with several Grammy award-winning artists as musical director, keyboardist, and vocalist, earning Gold and Platinum records during a decade-long music career. He graduated Albertus Magnus College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and is married with four adult children, all of whom have continued the family’s tradition of private school excellence.
Former Associate Director of Lower School Admissions
Avenues: The World School, New York City, NY
Former Assistant Director of Admissions
Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA
Former Admissions Associate
Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough, CA
Christina Murdock is a graduate of Summerbridge, Phillips Exeter Academy, the University of Redlands, and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She was inspired by her own admissions story of receiving a full scholarship to study at PEA from a public school in San Francisco, and pursued a career in admissions to help others receive a life-changing education.
She worked in the Bay Area for three years leading prospective student events, before moving to New York City to do Kindergarten admissions at the brand new Avenues: The World School, in its third year at the time. She’s an alumni admissions interviewer for PEA and has reviewed and evaluated over 1,200+ applications. She currently works for an organization that trains educators in Social and Emotional Learning skills.
Christina is dedicated to de-mystifying admissions for students and families, helping them to feel empowered and confident in themselves in order to find the best school for them.
Former Associate Director of Admissions and Recruiting, Horace Mann School
Former Director of Admissions, Green Acres School
Former Educational Adviser, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Former Admissions Counselor / Director of Multicultural Affairs, Miss Porter’s School
Senior Recruitment and Enrollment Specialist, The George Washington University, College of Professional Studies
Cheryl graduated from Adelphi University with her Bachelors of Arts degree in Speech Arts, Theatre and Drama with a minor in Psychology. Since college, Cheryl has remained an educator and adviser with now over 30 years of experience within the field; more than 16 years working directly in outreach, 18 years in admissions and selection. She has also spent years as a radio and television announcer as well as doing voiceover work for educational videos for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
Throughout her career, Cheryl has read, reviewed and rendered decisions on over 6,500 applications between her years at independent schools, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and serving on the review committee for the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship. She is currently Senior Recruitment and Enrollment Specialist for The George Washington University College of Professional Studies.