Preparatory School Placement Services


US Preparatory Schools offer International students early access to the American education and athletic roadmap. Here, student-athletes submerge themselves in a higher education setting, while playing competitive soccer in the U.S. Each student-athlete is different and time spent at a preparatory school can help those that need or demand a bit more time to better adjust to life in America. With lower teacher to student ratios, a high level of college-related counseling, competitive sports and simply more time to adjust to the culture and everyday living, students are set up to succeed at the next level. 

How Can We Help You?

IDA helps international students and families with the Independent school admission process. Here are a few key factors that IDA can help with to guide your family decision. 

Understanding the admissions calendar & application process

  • When to start

  • Navigating open houses and tours

  • Cognizant of relevant deadlines

  • Preparation for the interview and tour process

Researching the “right fit” and building an appropriate school list

  • Collation of relevant information – catalogs, websites, open houses

  • Making contact

  • Decide on key factors – Grade, location, boarding or day, range of academic fit, athletics and arts, class size.

Completing the application process

  • Transcript

  • Collation of recommendations – teacher and other (e.g. sports coach)

  • Student essay

  • Admissions test

  • The tour

  • The interview

Financial aid opportunities

  • Understand filing deadlines

  • Prepare and present relevant forms – parent financial statement, tax forms, supplementary information