Private School Consulting


Overwhelmed by the Admissions & Application Process?

Since 2002, Joanna Severino and Prepskills has helped thousands of students gain admissions to the top boarding schools, private schools, colleges and universities in Canada and the United States.


SKU: Private-School-Consulting


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Joanna Severino

Joanna Severino has helped thousands of students gain admissions to the top boarding schools, private schools, colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. As an industry expert for over 25 years, Joanna speaks at conferences related to Private School and U.S. College Admissions. As founder, Joanna is the visionary and brainchild who created PREPSKILLS, the U.S. College Expo in Canada and PrepConnect. Joanna is consistently focused on expanding opportunities for students and families.

Joanna is passionate about..

“Creating future leaders that change the world by connecting people, personalities, passion and skills to a bigger future through higher education.”

Joanna’s extensive experience in education as a Certified teacher and personal relationships with schools has helped families navigate the private school admissions process. Joanna has supported successful applications and admissions to hundreds of schools in Canada and the United States including:

Appleby College
Ashbury College
Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
Bayview Glen
Bishop Strachan School
Blyth Academy
Branksome Hall
Brentwood College School
Bridgton Academy
Chapin School
Choate Rosemary Hall
Crescent School
Crestwood Preparatory College
Crofton House School
Cushing Academy
De La Salle College Oaklands
Elmwood School
Fieldstone Day School
Greenwood College School
Groton School
Havergal College
Holy Trinity School
Idyllwild Arts
Interlochen Center for the Arts

Lakefield College School
Little Flower Academy
Lower Canada College
MacLachlan College
Meadowridge School
Mentor College
Merrick Preparatory School
Metropolitan Preparatory Academy
Montverde Academy
Mulgrave School
New Mexico Military Institute
North Broward Prep School
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Northmount School
Phillips Academy Andover
Phillips Exeter Academy
Pickering College
Queen Margaret’s School
Ridley College
Rothesay Netherwood School
Royal St. George’s College
Shawnigan Lake School
St. Andrew’s College
St. Clement’s School

St. George’s School
St. Margaret’s School
St. Michael’s College School
St. Michaels University School
St. Mildred’s Lightbourn School
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School
The College Preparatory School
The Country Day School
The Hotchkiss School
The Hun School of Princeton
The Lawrenceville School
The Linden School
The Sterling Hall School
The York School
TMS School
Toronto French School
Trafalgar Castle School
Trinity College School
University of Toronto Schools
Upper Canada College
Vancouver College
West Point Grey Academy
York House School


Joanna Severino provides parent-to-parent hourly consulting with the objective of discovering a student’s unique opportunities for a successful Private School application. Meeting with parents and students, Joanna reviews parental desire for student academic achievement, and assesses a student’s interview personality and readiness for the admissions process. As a certified teacher and passionate mom-preneur, Joanna is always looking for ways to ensure that students connect with opportunities and get the valuable information they need to make informed decisions about education.


Under the wings of Joanna Severino, the consulting and full application service will direct you through every step of the application process! Joanna draws from her wealth of experience helping students gain entry into the Private Schools of their choice. The service is dependent on the desired result – and Joanna is committed to seeing families through the processes of admissions.

  • Joanna will design an initial action plan for application to private school
  • Joanna will provide advice and consult with families to develop a customized application strategy which maximizes a student’s admission potential
  • Joanna will fine-tune applications to emphasize your student’s unique student character
  • Joanna will coach parents through the admissions process
  • Joanna will personally prepare students for interview success

Finding and selecting the “right fit” for your son or daughter doesn’t have to be a daunting journey. Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the Founder & President of PREPSKILLS®.

“Initially I wanted to apply only to UTS. After taking the time to speak to me and my mom, you encouraged me to consider UCC and Crescent too. I was accepted at UTS, Crescent and UCC. I went through the Prepskills program and with your guidance and consulting, I decided to attend Upper Canada College. My achievements at UCC have been unique and I am doing quite well academically at the college. I am an avid participant in the various extra-curricular activities that UCC has to offer, including the basketball team and the Soccer team. I only got these opportunities thanks to you, as I would not even have applied to this school if it weren’t for your advice.”

Seyon Rajadurai
Upper Canada College (UCC)

Fee: $5,000+ HST per 5-hours block with the president

Additional consulting will be charged according to specifications required.

Additional information


5 hours, 10 hours

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