Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am delighted to announce that in January of 2017 School Choice International will be joining Private Prep, a leading provider of academic tutoring, test-preparation services, and college admissions guidance throughout the United States and the world.
This is a strategic acquisition that will strengthen our ability to support our corporate clients and their employees’ children, from those applying to pre-k and primary schools to high school students preparing for college. In many major school markets, the competition for limited spaces is more intense than ever. By combining our resources with those of Private Prep, our client families will be able to avail themselves of a seamless–and peerless–source of educational support.
While we are very excited about what our new organization will be able to do in the future, I want to reassure you that some important things won’t change:
• Our entire School Choice team will continue in place, including our talented global network of consultants;
• Our commitment to consistent service excellence is as strong as ever;
• Our service agreements, products, and professional fees remain in effect;
• Websites, email addresses, phone numbers, and other contact information will remain the same;
• Most importantly, our commitment to you, our valued clients and partners, is as strong as ever.
When she founded the company in 1998, Liz Perelstein instilled in SCI the core belief that finding the “right fit” for a student was the most important aspect of a school search. Happily, School Choice has found the “right fit” in Private Prep: an education organization which shares our values and commitment to service excellence. A personal note from Liz with her thoughts about this change is attached.
Private Prep, established in 2006, is a dynamic education organization offering test preparation and academic tutoring across a wide range of subjects. In-person support is located throughout the United States and, increasingly, web-based support is being provided to school-age children all over the world. School Choice and Private Prep share a central mission – helping students to succeed and thrive as they pursue their education – providing parents with peace of mind – and supporting organizations to attract, retain, and move their talent anywhere in the world.
In the coming weeks and months, we will be reaching out again to share with you more about our enhanced capabilities. We know this will prove to be an exciting change for you, our valued clients and partners.
Timothy D. Dwyer, CEO
School Choice International / School Search Solutions