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Each year we invite Compass to present to our 10th grade families about college admission testing. These events help our families feel confident, relieved, and well-informed. I am inundated by offers from test prep companies, but I always find myself coming back to Compass.

Canh Oxelson, Director of College Counseling, Horace Mann School

We are delighted to partner with Compass, as so many of our colleagues have done. The education and training Compass provides to our school and to the counselor community is invaluable. Their excellent research de-stresses rather than raise alarms.

Katy Murphy, Director of College Counseling, Bellarmine College Prep

I have worked with a number of test prep companies over the years, and I can confidently say that Compass is the best. They are true partners in helping to educate and support families through the standardized testing maze. Adam Ingersoll’s presentation to our families received rave reviews. He struck a perfect balance of sharing valuable, insightful information while being engaging and funny. Most importantly, our families walked away feeling less stressed about standardized testing and the college admissions process.

Jason Honsel, Director of College Counseling, St. Andrew’s School, DE

From Compass’ webinars for college counselors, to The Guide to College Admission Testing, to Matt Steiner’s engaging presentation to our 10th grade families, we have been thoroughly impressed by Compass’ comprehensive resources, their data-driven knowledge of testing, and their sensible approach to taking these tests. We look forward to continuing to partner with Compass.

Tracy Matthews and Naté Hall, Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA

Professionalism, expertise, and care: these are the touchstones that our families expect, that we need, and that Compass delivers. From Matt Steiner’s compelling presentations on the testing landscape (whether in overviews to families or in deeper dives to area counselors), to the staff’s deft tailor-making of school-specific online resources, we have been thoroughly impressed with our Compass experience.

Brian Leipheimer, Director of College Counseling, Collegiate School, Richmond, VA

I’ve been working with Compass for over 10 years. From the start, Compass has demonstrated a healthy, developmentally appropriate approach to test preparation. This is a calling for the Compass team rather than simply a business endeavor. In a time when test prep companies are lurking around every corner of our community and offering questionable advice, it is refreshing to be able to refer our families to Compass year after year and trust their guidance is in sync with ours.

Gloria Diaz Ventura, Director of College Counseling, Flintridge Preparatory School

I only trust Compass to speak to the sophisticated audience at my school about college admissions testing and preparation. I love seeing the looks on their faces when they hear what Compass has to say in their informed, straight-talking, helpful presentations. Students feel much more at ease and families walk away with real insight into testing.

Krista Klein, Co-Director of College Counseling, Lick-Wilmerding High School

What we value most about Compass is their integrity. We trust the services they provide - private tutoring, practice testing, and public speaking - and the intelligently responsible manner in which they offer them.

Sharon Cuseo, Upper School Dean, Harvard-Westlake School

Compass presenters manage to take a calm and light-hearted approach while also being professional in their delivery. Their talks strike the perfect balance - reducing anxiety while providing families with solid guidance regarding admission tests. Also, their materials, including the College Admission Testing Guide, are thoughtfully compiled by professionals I trust.

Steffany Perez, Co-Director of College Counseling, Oakwood School

Compass' ability to marry clarity and depth of knowledge is a significant asset to the Urban School. Each time Compass presents, I walk away reassured that our students and parents are getting honest, well-researched information about college admission testing. This assurance is confirmed by the waves of appreciative emails I receive from families.

Lauren Gersick, Associate Director of College Counseling, the Urban School of San Francisco

I receive nothing but positive feedback following Compass' presentations. They have a natural way of putting families at ease, which is so important given the angst around standardized testing and college admissions. I highly recommend Compass to my colleagues and invite them back to our campus every year!

Lisa Neumaier, College & Career Specialist, Archie Williams High School

Compass is an invaluable resource for us. Their approach to testing is smart and reasonable. Their sophomore parent testing evenings are of the highest quality – useful, comprehensive, well-researched, and delivered with compelling and fresh insight.

Laura Hotchkiss, Director of Upper School, Marlborough School

We enjoyed Compass' presentation and found it comforting to realize that their recommendations and information were so in tune with Presentation's philosophy on standardized testing. Compass eased the fears of our parents rather then exacerbating them, a definite must for families entering the college process.

MaryLynne Rodriguez, College Counselor, Presentation High School

With all of the anxiety around college admissions testing and the redesigned SAT, Compass' presentation could not have been more timely and relevant for our students and parents. They have great skill at explaining the complex nuances of testing, while still making it clear enough for everyone to understand.

David Rion, Director of College Guidance, Loomis Chaffee School

Concerned about the changes to the SAT, I had invited Compass to our Sophomore College & Academic Planning Night. We had never had a test prep company speak to our families in the past. The presentation was informative, professional, and calming - Compass has an open invite for the future!

Jennifer Thomas, College Counselor, Maybeck High School

Compass has been an invaluable resource for our families. Their staff is outstanding and have provided our students and parents with exceptional presentations to help demystify testing. In addition, the wealth of information and testing support they have provided to our families have been instrumental in helping our students achieve their best scores. We greatly value the collaborative effort provided by Compass to best support our students.

Clara Bird, Director of College Counseling, Providence High School

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