Aristotle Circle is an innovative advisory service that specializes in admissions to US, UK, European and Canadian schools and universities, and acts as a marketplace for families to obtain support through all phases of their child’s education and later, their career. Our network of educational professionals is expansive and international and includes former Ivy League admissions professionals and the most successful and respected experts on admissions to top private schools, boarding schools and universities. Our specialties include but are in no way limited to: Private School and University advising and admissions, tutoring for the SAT and ACT, test preparation for all private or independent school admissions exams, subject tutoring, sports and music coaching, and even career counseling. (It goes without saying that in addition to student success, the most valuable by-product of all of the aforementioned services is stress reduction for both students and parents!). Our highly credentialed staff is continuously updating our proprietary arsenal of educational materials, and creating new ones as we identify needs for them.
Partner & Director of College & International Services
Donna has spent many years as a trustee of a prestigious US university, where she remains a trustee emerita, and of several private schools in New York City, where she remains a Head’s Council member. Donna has been a lawyer for over 40 years.For 15 years, she was involved in education policy in France, as a member of the board of education of the town of Neuilly and as head of a national public interest group for parents of students in public education. Donna has counseled families in the US and abroad applying to schools and colleges for more than two decades. She graduated from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and Columbia Law School. Donna is a certified college counselor and member of NACAC, who has been invited to speak about education and college admissions before government panels and large student and family groups in many countries around the world. She is currently Executive Director of College and International Services at Aristotle Circle. Donna has three children who have attended competitive schools at the undergraduate and the graduate level.
Partner, Chief Administrative Officer & Director of Program Development
Monique has spent the past 18 years as a parent leader, community organizer and advocate. She is a founder and was a facilitator of various parent mentoring and support groups in New York, is a past President of the Great Neck United Parent Teachers Council, and served as a trustee on the Great Neck Public School District's Board of Education, a top 10 public school district in the US. Monique is a partner at Aristotle Circle and Chief Administrative Officer; before taking on this role, she spent 12 years as the Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President at a global Wall Street firm. She holds a BA in Economics and is a certified college admissions counselor whose students have been admitted to every Ivy League University and the most competitive universities across the US and abroad. She regularly leads workshops and presentations on the college admissions process and is a Member of NACAC, the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Monique is a mother of four adult children who all attended highly competitive universities at the undergraduate and graduate level.