Preschool through Grade 12

College Counseling

The Office of College Counseling at ISB offers individualized support and guidance to Upper School students and their families. A capstone of the Upper School experience, from helping to devise standardized testing strategies, discussing university and college options world-wide, to advising on research methodology and application processes around the world, or providing guidance on essay and personal statement writing, we are a resource for every aspect of the college counseling process. The student’s well-being is always at the core of our practice and we are invested in the success of each student and their personal goals.


Programs & Services

ISB is proud to offer a program with enough structure that students and families are clearly instructed about the process, expectations, and responsibilities, yet also maintain flexibility for students to explore their options in their journey towards self-sufficiency and young adulthood. 

The specialized care and attention honed by the International School of Boston’s Office of College Counseling provides:

  • Work with students throughout the summer before Grade 12
  • Expertise in higher education systems in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and parts of the Middle East and Asia. Expert knowledge of the following systems:
    • Common Application
    • Coalition Application
    • UC application
    • UCAS (UK)
    • Studielink (Netherlands)
    • Parcoursup (France)
    • OUAC (Canada)
    • CAO (Ireland)
  • Hours of individual meeting and contact time; ability to coordinate multiple applications to multiple countries simultaneously
  • Excellently crafted personal narratives for applications and letters of recommendation
  • Bilingual counseling
  • Connections with admission officers and college counselors both in the US and around the world
  • Specialization in art school applications and visual art portfolios
  • Specialization in conservatory applications and performing arts audition preparation