In 1998 I started School Choice International in London when I realized, as a result of my own experience relocating as an educator with children, that families in transition needed help finding the right schools for their children in order to make a successful move.
In 2012, after having repatriated with my family and expanded School Choice to an organization that served myriad businesses and relocation companies worldwide, I recognized that continued growth and service to our clients required a different skill set. Accordingly, I appointed Tim Dwyer, who joined us from Goldman Sachs, to lead us into a new era in which technology, data security, and uniformity of service were required to address our clients’ most urgent needs. It was under Tim’s proactive leadership and the strength of our team worldwide, that we developed low cost options such as Global Education Explorer and our Global Education Consulting Services to enable our clients to address their families’ schooling issues at lower prices. I could not be more proud of our SCI team and talented consultants worldwide as we consistently provided award winning service during all kinds of market conditions.
Both Tim and I have always run School Choice based on the needs of our clients – we grew by listening, responding and succeeding. As the time became right for me, personally, to sell School Choice International, hearing what our families were requesting of us was front and center as I contemplated a number of offers. Over the past five years, we have worked with Private Prep when our families had children in need of preparation for school entrance exams or tutoring when they entered a new curriculum. We built a trusting rapport and admired their integrity and work. So when Private Prep offered to buy School Choice International, I knew we had found the right home.
A large proportion of our parents, both those moving internationally and private clients, are requesting tutoring and test prep, and Private Prep is by far the best company in this space that we have found. They also tutor for college; as we have moved into the college arena they can seamlessly service our college bound students.
Our teams are known to each other and already work collaboratively, which gives us confidence to assure you that nothing will change in your work with SCI. Your points of contact will not change, our commitment to excellence will not change , and our prices will not change. Our educational expertise and service offerings will expand.
I will continue to work with SCI for the moving forward, and Tim and I are available by phone to answer any questions about how this may affect you. We would love to come and visit or speak with you by phone to introduce Scott Levenson and Steve Feldman, Private Prep’s principals, early in 2017 to describe new and combined services that we will now be able to provide to you . But let me reiterate that nothing currently on offer will go away. We will be in touch with you shortly and frequently to share details of our expanded and comprehensive capabilities . Until then have a wonderful Holiday Season and New Year.