Services & Fees

MEC Group provides collaborative educational consulting, testing, and support services to families with students from preschool through high school in a variety of ways. We start this process by offering a brief (15-20 min) conversations with families to hear how we may be of service to your family.


Initial Collaborative Educational Consultation* ($350/ hour)
with Jen and Theodra
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 Initial Collaborative Educational Consultation*($300/ hour)
via Skype, Phone or In person with Theodra
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We know that parents are the experts on their children, so we begin our Initial Collaborative Consulting by asking parents to share their knowledge and insights before our meeting via our New Client Form. Parents should submit any and all relevant materials regarding their child’s educational history, such as school reports (previous and current) and any relevant testing or evaluations (WISC, WPPSI, SSAT, IEPs, OT reports, visual screenings, SLP evaluations, etc.). We find that parents who share more detailed information before our initial consult are able to benefit more fully from our expertise. A review of all documents is done prior to your arrival and is included in the hourly price.


Packages

Hourly Block Package ($300/hour)

Must be purchased in 3 hour blocks (all at once) and is separate from the initial collaborative session. This package is recommended for parents who are pretty familiar with the admission and application process but look forward to touching base for support along the way.

Includes:
Parent dialogue about next steps, debriefing before and/or after school tours/visits, application review, parent/student interview preparation, can also include emails, phone calls, check-ins, student meeting and communication with schools (if needed)

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School List Package ($1000)

Many families choose this package if they are familiar with the independent schools and need no application support and/or guidance with the application process 

Includes:

Initial Collaborative Educational Consultation*
*Consultation includes initial (meeting) phone and review of all parent-provided records (testing, report cards, etc.) List of recommended schools (one hour session) 

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Comprehensive Package ($2,500)

This package is recommended for out of town families and/or families who ae not familiar with independent schools or the application process

Includes:

Assistance with scheduling of school tours/visits, application review and support, communication as needed via email and/or phone, conversation before and after school visits, student observations and/or meetings in person, in-depth communications with independent schools

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Administration of Education Testing

Many independent schools require formal admissions testing, such as cognitive tests or standardized achievement tests. MEC Group administers the following tests:

Note: most schools require the WISC-V for children 6 years and older

  • WISC-V / The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children for ages 6-16 ($475 / 1 hour, 45 minutes)
  • WPPSI-IV / The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence for Children ages 2.6 to 7.3 years old ($375 / 1 hour, 15 minutes)
  • SSAT FLEX / The Secondary Schools Admission Test FLEX
    • Standard time ($200) / 3 hours, 15 minutes or
    • Extended time for accommodations ($300) / 4 hours, 20 mins
    • Scheduled times for the SSAT FLEX TEST – 8:00 am or 1:00 pm (Monday-Friday)
    • Weekend SSAT FLEX Testing is available upon request $250 standard time/ $350 extended time

**The SSAT FLEX test is administered individually or in groups of two. After you have scheduled your appointment with us, you will receive an access code to register with SSAT (mandatory) online (www.ssat.org) or via phone 609.683.5558

  • WIAT-III / The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
  • Woodcock Johnson IV

Testimonials:

“The independent school application and admissions process can be intimidating and grueling. Throughout the process MEC Group always responded quickly and honestly to my questions and concerns. Also, MEC Group provided follow-up after the process was successfully completed to ensure a successful transition to our new school – thank you MEC Group.”

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“MEC Group – I really can’t thank you enough, because my child is now loving every day at school. He is adjusting very well to his new school and looking forward to the new challenges. He was a little stressed at first, but he said now he knows what the teachers expect and is excited about rising to his teacher’s expectations. He realizes how beneficial this experience will be when the time comes for him to go to college.”