Welcome to Lori Day Consulting!
COVID-19 UPDATE: May 15, 2020
Educational planning has never been more fraught for parents than it is at this time. Due to the pandemic, there are so many unknowns and so many anxieties. Students and parents are understandably worried, confused, and in greater need of guidance than before this pandemic began. Things that were once certain—that school will open in September or that tuition seems affordable—are no longer clear.
As an educational consultant, my job is to be a problem solver—to clarify the changing landscape of independent school admissions and help parents better understand how to navigate an emerging new process that is still very much in flux for the coming admission season.
While the content of this website is an accurate reflection of the nature of the work I do with clients, much will change this coming academic year. I am in close communication with admission directors throughout the Greater Boston area so that I will always have the most up-to-date information about how schools are planning their admission procedures and educational programming. Despite the difficulties inherent in an uncertain process, there may also be new opportunities, as often arise during crises. Please contact me with any specific questions, and we can discuss next steps.
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Planning your child’s education can bring feelings of both excitement and uncertainty. I have worked in the field of education for over 30 years, serving in varied roles in public schools, private schools, and at the college level. My work with students has spanned the years from preschool through young adulthood. I am an educational psychologist by training, and have also spent many years as a private school admissions director, head of school, and teacher. My consulting clients come from Massachusetts and many other locations within the US and abroad. I help place kids in schools that best meet their academic, social and emotional needs, whether they are gifted or solidly average students.
I specialize in domestic students applying for entry to grades PK – 8 in independent day schools in the Boston metropolitan area. The best time to get started is Spring or Summer in advance of the Fall application season for school entry the following Fall.
As a parent myself, I personally understand the practical and emotional needs of parents and children as they embark upon their own unique educational journeys. I am well known in the private school world through my former positions as Admissions & Financial Aid Director at The Fenn School in Concord, Massachusetts, and Head of School at Odyssey Day School in Wakefield, Massachusetts.
Please fill out the contact form on my website to set up a free initial consultation and discussion of your child’s needs.
Find my free offer and contact form >here.
I look forward to working with you!
My son was not progressing in first grade, and his evaluation was confusing. Lori was
able to provide true insight into my son’s learning needs in laymen terms. We finally
had a clear strategy to help him.
~A Westford Parent
Lori is an educator who is well liked by students - as evidenced by reports from my
children- but someone who also understands the importance of a good fit for students
within a school culture. To achieve an accurate perspective, she works hard to know
both the child and the parents.
~A Concord Parent
Lori was invaluable in our son’s application to school. She never tried to oversell the
school, nor to overstate our son’s preparedness for its challenges. Her gift lies in her
ability to assess a student\'s suitability for a school, and in our son\'s case, she has
proven 110% correct: He is thriving.
~A Concord Parent
Lori was instrumental in helping us choose the right school for our son. She seemed
to understand what we were looking for in a school and supported us through the
admission process and beyond.
~An Arlington Parent
While testing our daughter, Lori was knowledgeable about the admissions
process, able to clearly explain the WISC results, and thoughtful in her approach
to all members of our family. Our daughter felt comfortable and relaxed with
Lori during the testing.
~A Maynard Parent
As a colleague I valued Lori\'s opinion, insights, and intuition. Her ability to listen
and to contribute to discussions with her peers, and her knowledge, caring, and
rapport with students and their families was always appreciated. Her commitment
to areas of diversity and multicultural education was at the forefront of her work.
~A Former Colleague
Our son had a difficult transition from 6th to 7th grade. He was in a very small school
and entered a new school in 7th. Lori was instrumental in helping our son become
comfortable with his new surroundings, keeping us abreast of his situation, and being
an advocate for our family. This school turned out to be our son’s favorite. Thanks Lori!
~A Winchester Parent