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Independent day and boarding schools can be very diverse environments that offer a wide variety of educational, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities. With myriad independent day and boarding school options, we are dedicated to helping families find those schools where their child will thrive in his or her own way.

Because schools continuously update their programs, enhance their resources, and improve their facilities, our consultants spend a great deal of time on campuses and reading pertinent material to keep current with changes at individual schools as well as with broader trends in independent education. Working closely with students and their families to guide them through the application process, our individualized approach combined with our strong working knowledge of schools enables us to help families to make the best possible choices for their children’s education.

To help students identify the right boarding or day school, our consultants:

  • Conduct an in-depth interview with the student and family to assess educational and personal goals
  • Review educational and personal histories, school records, and educational testing
  • Identify appropriate schools for the student to apply to
  • Screen and profile students with recommended school admission offices to determine the appropriateness of the application candidacy
  • Develop a timetable for each step of the application process
  • Prepare students for effective school visits and interviews
  • Assist students and parents with application and essay completion


Matlack Educational Consulting has an extensive network of professionals to help students and families find the right match among the many boarding and day schools. Our referral resources give our clients access to the very best evaluators, mental health professionals, test prep providers, and other ancillary services.