• College and University

Independent School


We provide insightful consulting for students seeking to attend independent schools in the U.S.A.

Boarding School Students

Selecting the right school at this age is essential. With nearly 100 boarding schools in New England and still others in the South, Midwest, and West, there are many options. We work closely with students and parents to:

  • Explain boarding school life and its unique characteristics
  • Discuss requirements for admission
  • Review student’s academic profile
  • Determine applicable standardized tests: IELTS, ISEE, PSAT, SAT, SSAT, TOEFL, and/or TOEFL Jr.
  • Arrange test-prep if desired
  • Develop an appropriate application list
  • Assist with applications and essays
  • Advise with student’s final decision

Boston Day Students

Boston is home to a variety of excellent private day schools, many of which are among the strongest in the country. We have extensive experience with these schools. For international families interested in this option, we also offer complementary concierge services.


Our concierge services support international high school students in a variety of ways:

  • 24/7 Emergency contact
  • Academic liaison between school and family
  • Academic support
  • Day and weekend trips
  • Disciplinary action assistance including suspensions and expulsions
  • Dormitory move-in
  • Medical services
  • Student visa assistance
  • Summer storage
  • Transportation
  • Tutoring
  • Vacation stay arrangements (Thanksgiving and Spring Break)
  • Visiting parents’ trip planning
  • Visits and meals with students


Read what other students and parents are saying about Commonwealth Student Services of Boston:

  • Miami, Florida

    David, thanks so much for helping me on the essays! I sent in my app yesterday and I really think you helped me deliver the best product I could. Thanks again!

  • Helsinki, Finland

    Thank you for your e-mail. It was very encouraging for the boys and us. Thank you for your kindness and help.

  • Mexico City, Mexico

    Te agradezco mucho la intervención y apoyo invaluable que me diste para lograrlo. Te mando un muy fuerte abrazo.

  • Abuja, Nigeria

    Dearest David:

    I would like to thank you most sincerely for the effort and heart you have put into seeking third party opinions for (my daughter) from very high quality and knowledgeable experts in the field. Thanks so much for your passion, interest and excitement. Thank you!!!

  • Stockholm, Sweden

    Thank you very much for all your help. He would not have managed the day without your help! He came safely back (to his boarding school) and eventually he will have time to tell us more of his school visits. We understood from his text message that XX University took especially good care of him. Thank you again for giving him the opportunity to do his school visits the day after the snow storm, I had my doubts time wise but all worked well!

  • Caracas, Venezulea

    Excellent news…he seems very happy and relaxed, I believe it was worth it. I am very pleased about your support and service, I think you helped for everything for what he achieved.