225 Main Street

Westport, CT 06880

phone: 203.227.3190

fax: 203.221.0182

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We mail invoices listing the consultation service and fee to the address you have designated. Payments are due at the time of the consultation and are final. 

 

Please return the invoice with a check payable to Steinbrecher & Partners, LLC to our office in Westport.  

 

 

College Selection 


Freshman / Sophomore Year Consultation   $1,500

We meet with the student and parents to review academic achievement, extracurricular experiences, summer options, early college tests and course selection. We want our students to have a life in high school as well as developing post secondary options. Follow up conversations until junior year are included. 


Junior Year Consultation   $4,500

An in-depth interview is conducted with student and parents to:


• Review the student’s past academic record and experiences
• Clarify future educational goals for the student
• Assess the student’s general selection requirements, prospects and opportunities
• Formulate a list of colleges appropriate to the student’s abilities and goals, and develop strategies for successful college visits.

 

We discuss:


• College tests (SAT, ACT, TOEFL)
• Interview techniques
• A timetable for the application process
• Recommendations for course selection
• Options for summer activities. 


Junior / Senior Year Full Admission Service   $9,000

The full placement service is distinguished by our continuous and unlimited support of students and parents throughout each step of the college placement process. In addition to the service described above, it includes:


• Proofreading and commenting on applications 
• Critiquing essays 
• Direct, personal follow up, as appropriate, to institutions 
• All other assistance, as required, until the student is accepted to college.


One Hour Consultation   $500

Colleges our students have been accepted to:

 

Transfer College Selection 


Transfer Consultation   $4500

An in-depth interview is conducted with student and parents to:


• Review the student’s past academic record and experiences
• Clarify future educational goals for the student
• Assess the student’s general selection requirements, prospects and opportunities
• Formulate a list of colleges appropriate to the student’s abilities and goals, and develop strategies for college visits.

 

Our service is distinguished by our continuous and unlimited support of students and parents throughout each step of the college transfer process. In addition to the service described above, it includes:


• Proofreading and commenting on applications 
• Critiquing essays 
• Direct, personal follow up, as appropriate, to institutions 
• All other assistance, as required, until the student is accepted to college. 

 

One Hour Consultation   $500

 

 

Graduate and Professional School Selection 


Undergraduate Consultation and Strategy   $2,500

As early as possible during college, we meet with the student and parents to review academic achievement, extracurricular experiences, summer options, test preparation, and course/major selection. We will also discuss career goals, post graduate opportunities and experience, and begin to develop an appropriate list of graduate schools. We will remain a resource for the student throughout the undergraduate years and after to provide appropriate advice on strategy and options.


Full Admissions Service   $7,000 ($5,000 for clients who worked with us on Undergraduate Consultation and Strategy)

Once an applicant is ready to apply to graduate school, the full admissions service becomes available. This includes everything listed above:

• Application review and editing
• Personal Statement development and editing
• Additional essay development and editing
• Resume review
• Interview preparation
• Character and Fitness addendum strategy
• Strategizing on application timing and approach
• Advice on test preparation as well as referrals to tutors.
• Develop an appropriate school list
• All other assistance, as required, until applicant receives decisions


Post Decision Service   $1,500

This option covers aspects of the admissions process after initial decisions have been made. We will provide advice and strategy for applicants who are waitlisted, would like to defer their matriculation, and/or are seeking to increase their scholarship packages.


One Hour Consultation   $500

 

 

Secondary School Selection 

Full Placement Service   $9,000

Our secondary school placement service is distinguished by our continuous and full support of each student and family with whom we consult. The placement process begins with a thorough review of the student’s credentials and the clarification of his or her future educational goals. This leads to an assessment of the student’s general placement requirements, prospects and opportunities.

A member of our staff will make direct personal contact with admissions officers at various schools to determine the viability of the student’s candidacy. Schools deemed appropriate will send materials to the student and extend an invitation to the student and the family for a visit and interview at the school. The consultants and our support staff work as a team to serve as liaison between the student and the admissions officers at each school throughout the entire admissions process.

Our staff is always available to: 


• Proofread applications
• Critique essays 
• Discuss interviewing techniques 
• Maintain direct, personal follow up with each school and to provide any other assistance, as required, until the student is           placed in school. 

 

One Hour Consultation   $500

We will review academic and extra-curricular records and experiences and provide specific, appropriate suggestions for next steps in the private, secondary school admission process. 

 

 

Alternative Placement 

 

Full Placement Service    $9,500 

 

Initial meeting / Consultation  $500  Phase One

Assess current situation (school expulsion, hospitalization, poor academic performance, school refusal, alcohol or drug involvement, etc.) with the family. Review testing and psychological evaluations. Assess need for additional testing. Establish relationship and agreement on long-term plan. We do not make specific program recommendations during the initial meeting/consultation process. 

 

Intervention  $4,500  Phase Two/short-term

Counsel the family to determine specific steps including wilderness programs or other interventions which will help the student establish appropriate goals and behaviors. We will work closely (usually weekly) with the program in which the student is enrolled to monitor progress and update parents regularly. As part of our service, we assess the needs (academic and therapeutic) of the student and make appropriate suggestions for follow-up placement. 

 

Full Placement Service  $4,500  Phase Three/long-term

We work with parents to identify placement options, either therapeutic or traditional boarding school, and arrange visits and/or interviews. In some situations the student returns home and appropriate day options are pursued. Once the student is placed, we continue to monitor his/her progress, which may include onsite visits, follow-up with academic and personal counselors/ therapists, course selection, etc. to make sure the school is best meeting the student’s needs. 

 

Following the completion of Phase Three we are available for either school or college placement. This service is discounted (50%) from our standard prep school or college placement fee of $9,000 to reflect our long-term (1-2 year) relationship. Should the initial consultation lead to direct placement into an academic school or college, our standard placement fee of $9,000 is charged. Please contact us for those service descriptions. 

 

In our placement of students, either intervention or follow-up placement, we work with programs we have visited which have a proven track record with our previous clients. When an adolescent and family are in turmoil, it is essential they can rely upon the programs we recommend. We receive no remuneration from schools or programs, and accept no reimbursement for any expenses incurred in this process of visiting/evaluating schools and programs, thus guaranteeing we will always focus on our client’s best interest. 

 

We have:

• over twenty years of experience with crisis situations

• frequent and continued follow up with programs, schools and parents

• close working relationships with therapists, psychologists, school counselors, families and programs, and we            provide any other assistance as required. .