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About us


The best way to predict your future is to create it.
— Abraham Lincoln

LionRock Education started with a simple belief: If you think you can do it, you can*. We collaborate with our students to support their dreams and goals. We build our services on fact-based analysis and social-emotional learning. In the process, we cultivate in our students a deep love of learning.


Our values

  1. Integrity
    Integrity and honesty are at the core of our company. We provide the most accurate advice and deliver on our promises.

  2. Excellence
    Our clients will be served with the most knowledgeable and experienced consultants in the industry. We set our bars high and expect the same from our students.
  3. Social Responsibility
    We strive to better people’s lives with access to education. Every year, we volunteer to guide low-income and minority students in the college application process.

Our Capabilities                    

  1. Long-term strategic planning
    Simply put, we look beyond college. We don’t plan for students, we plan with them. Either during sophomore year or the application process, we encourage our students to reflect on their feelings and reasons for their actions. More importantly, we help them recognize their strengths and the areas they need to improve on.

  2. Experience
    Our team consists of experienced admission counselors and teachers that understand how the American education system works. Furthermore, the more we understand, the more we recognize that there isn’t a “one size fits all” game plan in this system. We dedicate time to understand our students and provide the advice they need to hear.

  3. Inspire growth
    At LionRock Education, we are focused on growth, not just academically, but personally and emotionally. From 6th to 12th grade, students are experiencing the most rapid and significant changes of their lives. Many experience not just success, but also hardships. We don’t call them failures - we call them opportunities. We encourage students to experiment, be it with a new language, sport, or simply a morning ritual.

Recent successes  

Boarding Schools

  • Stevenson School
  • Berkshire School
  • Northfield Mount Hermon School (NMH)


  • American University 
  • Brown University 
  • Caltech 
  • Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Columbia University 
  • Cornell University 
  • Fordham University 
  • Johns Hopkins University  
  • MIT
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University 
  • Princeton University 
  • Stanford University 
  • Syracuse University 
  • UC Berkeley 
  • UC Irvine 
  • UCLA 
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • Yale University 

and the list goes on......


Get in touch

We at LionRock Education know that finding the right counselor is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs and the scope of your goals.

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Thank you so much for being a great counselor and someone who I can really trust.
— Student, Burlingame High School; Admitted to New York University
I highly recommend Ryan. Because of his dedication and professional guidance, my son has recognized his direction and goals.
— Parent, Mills High School

*Quote of John Burroughs