Why Hire A Consultant?

The college application process is ever more complex and overwhelming. 
We guide and support your family throughout the entire process so that you can relax and enjoy these important years. 


We are trained educational consultants with years of experience guiding students and families through the college process.

Unique Approach

We understand students and families and will devote significant time to knowing you as individuals.

One-on-One Attention

We will work with each student to ensure they achieve to their full potential.

Local or Remote Availability

We are available to meet in person in the Philadelphia area, over the phone, or via Skype or Google Hangouts.

Carey Educational Consulting

Lisa Carey holds a BA in History from the University of Virginia as well as an MA from Columbia University. She has served as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, department chair, and form dean at some of the nation's best private high schools, assisting dozens of students with their application essays.

Carey Educational Consulting is distinguished by the high level of support we provide to our students, deep knowledge of school and university entry requirements, and the compassionate, approachable, expert guidance provided to each family. We offer a variety of services, including comprehensive and hourly packages.
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Our Expertise

We support students and families throughout the college application process. Beginning as early as ninth grade, we offer personalized academic and extracurricular guidance to help your student build the strongest resume possible. We provide advice and assistance creating and narrowing your college choices, as well as suggestions for college trips. Finally, during the summer and fall of the senior year, we work closely with students on their college essays and applications.


“You have changed B. as a person and student. The fact that he would choose a more difficult path to get more out of a class is all you and no one else. He is beginning to believe in himself."

Jennifer W.

"Lisa is thoughtful, caring, and compassionate. She truly cares about her students and makes it her mission to develop meaningful relationships with them. I still visit her for advice and guidance in my endeavors. Her ability to consistently help me is something I truly cherish and her knowledge and wisdom has proved time and time again to be priceless."

Adair C.

I have found Lisa to be one of the most helpful teachers in my high school career. Students from different teachers would even come to her for help as everyone knows she’s the best. Lisa has definitely been a large support in my junior year.

Madison L.

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