We help you navigate the public, private, and boarding school space to find and apply to schools where you children can thrive.

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define your priorities 

We'll help you figure out exactly what you're son/daughter needs most from a school. 

  • 1:1 meeting with you and your child
  • Review academic reports
  • Gather input from teachers & others who know your child
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narrow your focus 

We'll give you a list of 3-5 match schools and a guide for getting the most out of school tours.

  • Rationale for why selected schools are a potential match
  • All deadlines, admissions requirements and points of contact
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apply with confidence 

We'll support you through the application process to make sure you put your best foot forward. 

  • Review each component of the application to make sure you've represented yourself clearly and compellingly
 
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When faced with a very difficult school choice decision, Aisha provided our family with guidance and expertise about both independent schools and the HISD magnet program. She spent time to understand our concerns, what motivates our child and the needs of our family. Aisha’s insight and suggestions are tailored toward finding the best fit for the individual student. Our conversations with her were instrumental in our decision making process and I would recommend her to anyone in a similar situation.

— Elizabeth Alvarez, Parent

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We really can’t thank you enough for all you did to help us with our son’s school selection.
— Kim Stith, Parent
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I got more clarity and peace about school choice after an hour with Aisha than after months of worrying and research.
— Michele Pilibosian, Parent

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Aisha approaches her craft with a depth of experience. She possesses a keen sense of how students match with various school environments and a level of professionalism that continues to foster trust with her families.
— Morgan Scoville, Interim Head of School, Fay School & Former Head of Admissions, St. Francis Episcopal School
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Hourly Support ($200/hr)

Maybe you have visited schools and want to double-check your observations. Maybe you and your partner have different opinions and you need a neutral third-party to help you make a big decision. Or maybe you'd like someone to sit down with your rising high schooler to help them put their best foot forward on their application. Hourly support would be perfect for you.

Comprehensive Support ($1900 local; $3500 boarding)

With comprehensive support, we help you from start to finish.

  • We meet with you and your child to build a profile, highlighting key factors that will help guide your search.
  • We provide a list of 3-5 potential-fit schools. This list will include key characteristics about each school, why it made your list as well as application dates and engagement opportunities.
  • You also receive a guide with questions that focus on what matters most to you, so you know exactly what to look for when visiting schools.
  • We send you reminders for key deadlines and will gladly review your applications before you click ‘send’.
  • We'll help you choose when the acceptance or waitlist letters roll in. 

We put your child's confidence, academic and personal development first.

We believe that when children are in schools that are right for them, they develop the skills to be confident, capable, and happy people. Since that's what we want for all children,

  • we'll never do anything that compromises our commitment to finding the right school; 

  • we'll never complete an application for you; and

  • we'll never teach you how to beat the system.

Want more information? Contact us.

Be informed. Be confident.

Finding the right school can be both challenging and time-consuming. Schedule a discovery call to see how we can help you get the education your child deserves.

Helping families choose the right schools for their children and helping parents and students know how to engage with those schools to get the best education possible–it's what we do.

Let us help you.

Choose the right school.

Learn when to look, what to look for and how to choose the school that will meet your child where they are and help them reach their maximum potential. 

Build a support network.

No relationship is more important than the one you build with your child's teacher. Learn how to engage to make sure your child is head of the class.

Empower your child.    

Strong academics aren't enough. We'll show you how to help your child be organized, focused and prepared for success–not just in school, but for success in life.


 

Our children's education matters. Having someone help you navigate your way just makes sense. 


 

Aisha Crumbine, M.A. Educational Leadership

Aisha Crumbine's mission is to take care of kids by helping their parents make informed educational decisions on their behalf. She believes when we acknowledge and honor who our children are at their core and find schools to meet them where they are, they become more than we could imagine. A graduate of The Kinkaid School, Aisha's academic background includes a B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University. Over her 20 year career, she has experience in every aspect of education:  as a teacher, administrator, and non-profit executive with Teach For America. 

In addition to her work with Crumbine Ed, Aisha serves on the advisory boards of education non-profits Breakthrough Houston and Girls Inc. of Greater Houston.


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Naureen Ali, Lead College Advisor

Naureen joined Crumbine Ed in January 2018 after years of working closely with families as the prepare for, apply, and transition to college. She uses her experience in education, college access, and college admissions to the advantage of her students. Naureen holds a B.S in Biology and Health: Science, Society & Policy from Brandeis University. She is an award-winning educator whose students have matriculated to some of our nation's finest Ivy-League Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, and National Research Institutions. Naureen is based in Houston, and works with students locally and throughout the US to help them select post-secondary options that are the best fit and match for their unique personalities. See a list of colleges and universities to which Naureen's advisees have been admitted here.


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