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Prep schools, either boarding or "day" schools, offer a variety of great opportunities to student-athletes. Combining a first-class education with fun and competitive sports and activities, produces a life-changing experience for students.

Our unique background at Podyum Preps includes over 20 years of experience working with prep schools to place students at them.

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Assigned Recruitment Coach

You’ll receive an experienced recruiting coach that’ll guide you and your family through the entire recruitment process.


Evaluation of your academic and athletic performances


Customized recruitment profile featuring a custom highlight tape and student-athlete interview


Individualized recruitment plan based on your evaluation


Assistance in identifying and applying to your most desired Prep Schools

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Tools to maximize your scholarship potential

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Standardized Testing, Visa, & English Proficiency Guidance

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Custom graphics, highlight & recruitment videos to maximize recruitment exposure and potential.


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The Podyum Preps Effect

When you work with Podyum Preps, you have on your side decades of recruiting experience and expertise coupled with highly innovative social media and marketing support.  You also have access to a wealth of experience in college counseling and connections with over 500 US colleges and boarding schools.  Most importantly, though, when you work with Podyum Preps, you get a highly personalized, comprehensive and unique gameplan for developing your profile as a prospect and maximizing yourself as a recruit. All of our years of experience and work in this field has made it very clear to us that there is no “cookie-cutter” approach to this process!  This is what separates Podyum Preps from others in our field. Student-athletes must have a well-constructed recruiting gameplan to maximize their potential of earning college scholarships.  Our holistic approach of creating individualized gameplans gives student-athletes and their families tools and knowledge to excel in the recruitment process. 

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About Boarding Schools

Learn More about Boarding Schools

Boarding schools around the US offer a variety of great opportunities to student-athletes. These schools can vary greatly in areas related to academic rigor and exclusivity, the competitiveness of the athletics programs, size, location, single-sex vs co-ed, religious affiliation, military structure, and numerous other ways.  Our unique background at Podyum Preps includes over 15 years of experience working at and with boarding schools and the placement of student-athletes at them. If that is something you are considering in your journey as a student-athlete, we can help you manage that process with a high degree of expertise. 

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Boarding Schools Benefits

  • College Preparatory environment- virtually 100% of graduates each year are moving on to colleges and universities at most boarding schools

  • Small Class sizes, more interaction with and access to teachers

  • Study hall in the evenings is often a requirement and there is a lot of built-in “structure” to each day.

  • Strong athletic programs in many cases with high-level coaches and facilities, but typically with smaller roster sizes.

  • Picturesque and very safe and secure campuses

  • Strong and loyal alumni networks

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About Private High Schools

Learn More about Private 'Day' Schools

Non-boarding, private “Day” schools in the United States offer many of the same benefits as boarding schools, minus the ability to live in a dorm on campus.  Typically a student in a “Day” school or non-boarding school, stays with a host family that provides a living space, supervision, meals, and transportation for the student for a monthly fee. 


The advantages of a day school can include strong and diverse athletics programs with more teams and sports options, strong or more specific religious affiliation, different options with locations in and around urban areas, and potential savings financially. The vast majority of these schools are strong academically and pride themselves on their college placement, small class sizes, and strong curriculums. 


Students who choose this route to attend a non-boarding private school have the same ability to pursue their diploma and graduate as those students who attend a boarding private school. Adding this option to your search can increase your options and choices exponentially, but doesn’t have the same assurances of success that a boarding school might for some.

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"Day" Schools Benefits

  • College Preparatory environment- virtually 100% of graduates each year are moving on to colleges and universities at most private schools,

  • Small Class sizes, more interaction with and access to teachers,

  • Strong athletic programs in many cases with high-level coaches and facilities, but typically with smaller roster sizes,

  • Safe and secure campuses,

  • A great diversity of locations in urban and suburban areas,

  • A more traditional “high school” experience.


Building the List

At Podyum Preps, we start the recruiting process by producing a list based on all the athlete’s desired program characteristics. We then recommend a list of schools that fit your unique profile as a starting point. This doesn’t mean that those are the only schools that will recruit you or that we will connect with, but it is the initial core list that we believe you should focus your greatest efforts in communication, camps or visits, and admissions preparation.  We will recommend a number of schools that fit your profile based on our observations, evaluations, and experience in this process.  This list is a collaborative effort between our clients’ families and the Podyum Preps team. It is a core piece of making this process as directed and individualized as we possibly can. In essence, we don’t rely on the shotgun approach of mass marketing- we help keep this process winnable by keeping the recruiting list sensible, logical, client-specific and manageable. 


Finishing the Process

We provide our student-athletes with the tools and knowledge to manage Boarding/HS school applications, prepare for meetings with coaches and admissions officers, and apply for financial aid. We believe that both aspects of the “student-athlete” have to be supported in the process to find the greatest education and athletic program for you. We are certain that even the most highly capable families will feel empowered from our recruitment guidance. No other recruitment service is as comprehensive as ours, covering all aspects of the recruitment process. Let the Podyum Preps team help you win at the next level!

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