The REACH Prep program consists of 12 years of rigorous preparation, individualized support, and close academic monitoring from the summer after 4th grade through college. 


1 | Prep Academy

Grades 4 & 5

Our intensive, interdisciplinary 15-month academic enrichment program is designed to prepare students for admission into middle school at top independent schools.

Starting the summer after 4th grade, students have a full day of classes each day for six weeks over two summers as well as on Saturdays during their 5th grade year.

Students are taught in small class sizes led by independent school faculty.


Classes proceed at an accelerated pace with high expectations of students.

The academic curriculum is taught with an intensive, interdisciplinary, and personalized approach.


2. Independent School Placement Support


2 | Independent School Placement Support

Grade 5

During the fall of 5th grade, REACH Prep works closely with families to navigate the independent school admissions process.

REACH Prep provides individual guidance with school applications.


Students have multiple practice interviews to prepare for independent school interviews.

REACH Prep works with students as they prepare for the ISEE test.

We help families navigate the financial aid process.


REACH Prep is proud to have our students attend these outstanding institutions:

  • Brunswick School
  • Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School
  • Convent of the Sacred Heart, NYC
  • Ethical Culture Fieldston School
  • Fairfield College Preparatory School
  • Fairfield Country Day School
  • Greens Farms Academy
  • Greenwich Academy
  • The Greenwich Country Day School
  • Hackley School
  • The Harvey School
  • Hopkins School
  • Horace Mann School
  • The Hotchkiss School
  • King School
  • The Masters School
  • Millbrook School
  • New Canaan Country School
  • Northfield Mount Hermon
  • Phillips Academy Andover
  • Pierrepont School
  • Ridgefield Academy
  • Rippowam Cisqua School
  • Riverdale Country School
  • Rye Country Day School
  • Sacred Heart Greenwich
  • St. Luke’s School
  • St. Mark’s School
  • School of the Holy Child, Rye
  • The Taft School
  • Trevor Day School
  • Whitby
  • The Winchendon School
  • Wooster School

Proud Member of:

3. Middle & High School Support


3 | Middle & High School Support

Grades 6-12

REACH Prep works with each student from middle school through high school to provide personal guidance and academic support.

REACH Prep acts as a liaison with schools and parents.

We monitor students academically, socially and emotionally.

Students and their parents attend a variety of workshops along with individualized meetings.

We conduct regular check-ins and school visits with students.

REACH Prep provides students with access to community service opportunities.


4. Summer Opportunities


4 | Summer Opportunities


REACH Prep connects Scholars with a range of summer opportunities so they can explore areas of interest, develop skills, and create relationships. We collaborate with local, national and international organizations to provide transformative, and otherwise unobtainable, experiences for personal and academic growth.

Students can choose to attend a pre-collegiate immersion program that includes living and studying on college campuses.


REACH Prep students may participate in community service, volunteering and study abroad programs.

Our students attend programs that offer academic enrichment coursework and early career exploration.


5. College Guidance


5 | College Guidance

Grades 11-12

REACH Prep works to ensure that each student has the best college options to achieve the goal of college completion. We provide supplementary and complementary support to enhance the excellent college guidance Scholars receive from their independent schools.

Students attend campus tours and admissions information sessions, both on-campus and virtually.


REACH Prep holds planning sessions with families to help determine best academic, social and financial fit.

We help prepare students for the SAT/ACT test and interviews with colleges.


Families receive financial aid and affordability guidance to minimize student debt.

REACH Prep students have attended some of our nation's most competitive colleges & universities

Proud Member of:

6. College Success


6 | College Success

All four years

We provide ongoing guidance for college students to help them achieve their greatest potential in both academic and professional pursuits.

We provide individualized support from the transition into college through graduation.


REACH Prep helps families with financial aid re-application guidance throughout college.

REACH Prep visits students on campus and plans regional gatherings.


Students receive career planning guidance including resume and interview preparation, early career exposure and internships.

7. Alumni Community


7 | Alumni Community

For life

REACH Prep Scholars become Alumni of the program upon graduation from college and join nearly 200 engaged young leaders who are exceptionally prepared and positioned to make a significant difference in their communities and beyond.

Visit our Impact page to meet a few!