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Therapeutic Boarding
School Placement

When a student needs a more supportive program which includes therapies and interventions while pursuing their academic goals, we offer our Therapeutic Boarding School Placement (TBS). TBS are residential programs offering support for students who may have learning disabilities as well as social/emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenges. 


Unique elements of our Therapeutic Boarding School Placement includes:

  • A Special Education Needs (SEN) Consultant who specializes in TBS. This specialist will review all psycho-educational evaluations, IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) or 504s (for those in the U.S.) or those who have an EHCP (Education Health and Care Plans) for those in the UK. Their home/host expertise enables them to effectively communicate the child's needs to school personnel. The SEN Consultant will also highlight any cultural differences in testing and processes.

  • One country (i.e. U.S. or U.K.) and one admissions cycle.

  • Advocacy and Coaching: As your advocate, our SEN Consultant will help coach parents to best work with the TBS programs to see if their child would be a good fit. We believe parents should be transparent about their child’s needs to ensure the school will be able to deliver the proper support needed.

  • Our Consultant will assist families with the admissions process and interview prep with continuous advocacy until placement. 

  • This service does include the scheduling of visits but does not include assistance with travel arrangements such as hotel and logistics between school visits.


The Therapeutic Boarding School Placement typically includes:

  • A comprehensive intake call with a Special Needs Educational Consultant and parent(s). This call includes understanding of the following:

    • Family situation

    • Student(s) profile: Child’s unique academic, psychological, social/emotional, and physical/medical needs

    • Parent long-term education and personal goals for the student

    • Work/School timelines

    • Discussion of home/host curriculum differences

  • Possible calls with teachers, tutors, doctors, and/or various therapists.

  • Review of transcripts and student’s interests

  • Review of IEPs, 504s, doctor reports, therapist reports, etc.

  • Determining goodness of fit schools (academics, special needs support, extracurriculars) and providing a list of possible schools matches:

    • Support available 

    • Location and information 

    • Reasons for family match

  • Contacting schools:

    • Admissions, Admin, Special Needs Departments

    • Brainstorming strategies, programs, and services 

    • Advocacy, Advocacy, Advocacy

    • Determine spaces available for special needs student

    • Admissions timeline

    • Scheduling

  • Prepping families for school visits 

  • Application review (if needed)

  • Interview prep (if needed)

  • Options determined and discussed

  • Student is placed

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