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THE LORRAINE METHOD

PREPARATION. CONFIDENCE. SUCCESS

Based in New York City, The Lorraine Method is an educational consultancy that provides admission interview preparation and application support for families applying to independent schools.

 

While standardized test scores remain important, we firmly believe that a successful admissions interview allows families to distinguish their candidate profile in the competitive independent school market. We help families craft an authentic, organized and compelling narrative to allow you to feel at ease and present your best characteristics.

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ABOUT MARIE

The Lorraine Method was founded by Marie L. Kirton, an alum of an independent day school and former Associate Director of Middle and Upper School Admissions at The Hewitt School in New York City. While in admissions, Marie led the middle and upper school divisions to have the highest enrollment in the school's history.

 

WHY THE LORRAINE METHOD?

FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE IN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL EDUCATION AS BOTH AN ALUM AND ADMINISTRATOR

LIMITED CLIENTELE FOR INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION

ONGOING WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH INDEPENDENT DAY AND BOARDING SCHOOL ADMISSIONS STAFF

FLEXIBLE SESSION ARRANGEMENTS; IN PERSON OR REMOTE

PERSONALIZED PARENT AND STUDENT STUDY GUIDES FOR ONGOING REFERENCE

 

OUR CONSULTING METHODOLOGY

Our work is guided by three principles: Preparation. Confidence. Success.

The Lorraine Method serves as a supportive resource for families navigating this daunting process. We create a personalized curriculum that focuses on our students and families' individual needs. Once we have started the exciting process of working together, our method consists of the following components:

 

I. INITIAL STRATEGY CONSULTATION

Expert Guidance

Our introductory conversation kicks off our strategic partnership! This meeting is an opportunity for us to establish a road map prior to our one-on-one sessions and create a framework for the upcoming admissions season. Together, we will review the admissions timeline so that everyone is on the same page in regards to expectations and general deadlines. 

WORKSHOPS & TRAINING'S

For corporations or educational institutions

The Lorraine Method offers customized workshops that gives an inside look on the application process. Covered topics can include:


  • Navigating the admission timeline

  • Getting to know a school

  • Sharing your story with admissions officers

  • Crafting student essays and parent statements effectively

  • Understanding the do’s and don'ts of interviewing

 

Marie, truly operates in the spirit of "Family First." Given her intimate knowledge of the NYC independent school landscape, both as an alumna and an administrator, Marie is greatly positioned to help you find the right independent school environment for your child and family. Marie creates an air of warmth and comfort through what can be considered a daunting process -you are more than just your application. Trust that you are in great hands with The Lorraine Method.

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CONTACT US

Whether you are excited or overwhelmed about the process, let's talk through it, together.

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