Greenwich Education Group (GEG) will host its 10th annual Private Day & Boarding School Fair on Tuesday, May 14, from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old Greenwich.
The fair, which is being sponsored by Moffly Media, is free and open to the public and serves to acquaint families with top-ranked independent day and boarding schools from throughout the United States and Canada. Representatives from more than 100 schools will be on hand to engage with prospective students and their families. Interested attendees are asked to register for the free event at CTSchoolFair.org.
Last year, more than 300 students and parents from Fairfield, New Haven, Westchester, and Putnam Counties, as well as New York City and Long Island, attended the event. The popularity of the fair underscores the strength of the collaborative relationship between Greenwich Education Group’s Day and Boarding School Advisory Services division and the individual schools. Over the past fifteen years, GEG’s consulting team has helped to place more than 1,200 students in elite schools throughout the country.
Dana Anselmi, Director of Admission for Berkshire School, said “The Greenwich Education Group School Fair is such a helpful event because it provides an opportunity for families to get to know a bit about their target schools ahead of their campus visits. In turn, I love the opportunity to cultivate relationships with families over the course of the spring and summer, sharing with them unique aspects of the Berkshire experience specifically related to their interests. For us, getting a sense of a family’s values and goals can really help shape their
Millbrook School Director of Admission, Meghan Grover, emphasized the value of in-person information gathering.
“There is so much information available online these days,” Grover said. “We all talk about the power of video content and social media. However, at the end of the day, we find that personal relationships and face-to-face interactions are the best tools to bring families onto campus and begin the most meaningful school search processes. At Millbrook, we prioritize these opportunities throughout the admission season. GEG’s day and boarding school fair continues to be one of the preeminent events in New England to meet new families and deepen our existing relationships. The families we meet at GEG’s fair each spring often become the focus of our admission efforts the following season. For prospective families, there’s no better time or place to begin your search.”
100% of the proceeds from the fair will once again benefit the The Town of Greenwich Dept of Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund, and Stamford-based REACH Prep.
The scholarship fund provides low-income families with access to summer camp and sports programs. REACH Prep is dedicated to providing transformative educational experiences to underserved, high-achieving students in Fairfield and Westchester Counties.
GEG’s support of these two worthy organizations is an example of the company’s ongoing community engagement and philanthropic efforts. “Our educational mission, and our drive to empower all students in our community, includes a strong commitment to and cooperation with worthy groups like REACH Prep and the Parks and Recreation scholarship fund that share our core values and dedication to our next generation of leaders,”said Victoria Newman, founder and executive director of Greenwich Education Group. “We are very pleased that over the past decade our fair has grown from a smaller Greenwich event into the preeminent spring school fair in Connecticut, and is now attracting families and students from as far away as Long Island, New Jersey and New Haven. This growth allows us to donate all of the proceeds to both REACH Prep and the Greenwich Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund to support the excellent services they provide to this region’s young people.”
REACH Prep’s Chief Executive Officer, Gina Lucas, said, “REACH Prep is very grateful for this partnership with Greenwich Education Group. The funds raised through the fair will go directly to support programming for our scholars, including independent school preparation and placement, comprehensive academic enrichment, leadership training, and supplementary individual and family guidance. All of these initiatives prepare our students to succeed at, and graduate from, competitive colleges. Now in our 25th year, we are more committed to our students and families than ever. At this pivotal time, support from individuals and organizations like Greenwich Education Group will enhance our ability to provide an even deeper network of support, advocacy, and life-changing opportunities for our students and families this year, and
for years to come.”
Greenwich Parks and Recreation Department Director Joseph Siciliano said, “We are highly appreciative of the support Greenwich Education Group has given us through this event. Parks and Rec and GEG are both focused on giving as many children as possible a variety of experiences that will enable them to develop and flourish. In 2018, over 70 children were
supported by full or partial scholarships and we know that this number will rise thanks to the influx of additional funding from Greenwich Education Group.”
Greenwich Education Group, a US Small Business Administration Award winner, is a multidivisional educational organization that strives to support every facet of a child’s academic, social, and emotional development. Our NEASC accredited day schools (Links Academy, The Pinnacle School, and The Spire School) offer individualized instruction to an array of learners. Our curricula and teaching methods are as diverse as our students.
Additionally, Greenwich Education Group offers a full slate of ancillary services, including tutoring, standardized test preparation, educational consulting, and college counseling. Sessions take place in our centers, in home, and online. Specialized services for differentiated learners of all ages are delivered at our award-winning Collaborative Center for Learning and Development.
Our philosophy of individualized education targets each student’s needs by building on their strengths.