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.
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:
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