Middle School and High School

Boston Gulin Academy works closely with you and your child to choose the right school to enhance his/her academic experience in the US. We follow these steps to ensure that the fit between your child and the school meets your child’s needs so that maximum academic and personal growth can occur.

At the initial meeting, BGA will meet and communicate with parents and students to assess and establish their goals, interests and desired future experience, all in keeping with the students’ current academic standing; scores from TOEFL, SSAT, and any other exams are factored into the profile.  From this interview, BGA develops its core plan to move the students toward attaining their goals.  For younger clients, BGA continues to follow their academic progress through their middle and/or high school years.

In order to develop a customized plan for each client, BGA spends concentrated time researching related information about the private and public high schools considered as viable options to achieving the students’ goals.  We normally include coverage of up to 10 schools for our base contract.  If clients would like a larger selection, BGA will also prepare additional information for clients who have additional and specific concerns.

At a second meeting, BGA will discuss with clients the initial plan that they have developed and review the specific schools that have been chosen as part of this plan.  Based on client feedback, BGA may choose to amend the plan and refine the goals.

Once the initial plan is finalized, BGA will help the client make a detailed schedule outlining the process so that each client will be properly prepared to apply to the schools in which they have an interest.  The most important part will be helping clients to prepare their application materials, including personal statement, resumes, cover letters, transcripts and interviews, recommendations.  At the same time, BGA will also keep track of the client’s academic progress and will address any and all questions or concerns.

BGA will assign one adviser to each student throughout the process.  The advisor will have a detailed discussion with clients, determining their background, academic experience, personality type, and any specific skills or advantages which can be leveraged throughout the process.  During this stage, clients are free to update BGA at any time on changes with regard to their academic situation or any other relevant details.

When the application process begins, BGA will guide the students through the process and encourage them to work independently.  BGA will assist with editing essays and reviewing and suggesting revisions of information for completeness and accuracy.

When the student receives admission letters, we work with families on the decision-making process for selecting the best school for their child’s needs. Once the school is selected, BGA will assist in the process for procuring the Visa required for study in the US.
Travel to schools for campus visits or interviews can be arranged by BGA.  We will also arrange the initial trip for the student and family to Orientation at the new school.  We are able to provide and/or arrange car and guide services for students and families in the US, if requested.