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Our Approach

Capstone provides team-oriented private college and graduate school counseling along with comprehensive educational planning for students and their families. We use our expertise to advise and support students at all levels of academic achievement with interests in all subject areas, including those who aren’t sure what they want to study.


When you work with Capstone, you partner with our entire team. Each student and family work closely with one Capstone counselor, but we believe that our clients benefit greatly from the educational and professional backgrounds, perspectives, and travel and life experiences of the entire team.


Capstone’s proven process supports students and families, reducing stress and keeping you on track and on time to achieve your education goals. We also have resources and experience to help you on your educational pathway if you have learning differences, ADHD, or health challenges.


Our counselors work with students no matter their academic interests — but we are also specialists with extensive professional backgrounds in our fields, including business, STEM, health care, social sciences, athletic recruitment, learning differences, and high school counseling.

Our Services

College Applications & Admissions

Through our comprehensive application counseling services for grades 11-12, Capstone will support your efforts to identify and successfully apply to colleges where you will thrive.

Medical School & Health Sciences

Capstone also offers planning and application counseling services for college students & graduates interested in medical school or graduate programs in the health sciences.

Support for Learning Differences

Capstone supports students with various types of learning differences including ADHD, ASD, anxiety, executive functioning issues and more. We also provide unique support for highly gifted students.

Middle & High School Education Planning

Through Capstone's DEVELOP program, we offer ongoing age-appropriate educational, extracurricular, and pre-college planning services for students in grades 7-10.

NCAA Division III Athletic Recruitment

If you are looking for recruitment to NCAA Division III college sports, Capstone's consultants are experienced and knowledgeable with special resources and guidance for you.

Personalized Writing & Essay Coaching

Capstone offers writing support and essay coaching for all students who want to improve. Our essay specialists use a personalized approach to help our students discover their inner author.

Our Results

Capstone’s counselors have helped their students successfully gain admission at more than 125 colleges and universities, from small liberal arts colleges to elite research universities and institutes of technology located throughout the country.


"They understood the importance of providing reassurance, instilling confidence and creating a space where the girls can own and orchestrate their own success.”

-Maurice, Capstone Parent

We are so very pleased with how you and our daughter are working together. You have made this extremely important and stressful process of essay writing a lot more manageable for Kayla and the way you communicate and collaborate with her is wonderful!

-Dean, Capstone Parent

“The Capstone team helped my child get into their dream school but also helped them explore and find other schools that were not even on our radar.”

-Capstone Parent

“With our first college-bound child Capstone helped us navigate completely uncharted waters. It was such a smooth process and so educational for both our student and us.”

-Capstone Parent


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