WHO WE ARE
Bennett International Education Consultancy was founded in 1991, originally as Bennett Educational Resources. Acquired in 2009 by Elizabeth Sawyer, it became Bennett Schoolplacement Worldwide and has since evolved to become Bennett International Education Consultancy after the acquisition of School Choice International in 2018. Bennett is a WBENC certified company with offices in Philadelphia, New York and Hong Kong, and includes a team of over 70 consultants around the world.
Since its inception, Bennett has served thousands of families and hundreds of corporate clients around the world; it is the recognized industry specialist in education advisement and in customized consulting services for both private clients and corporations with relocating personnel.
Working with families who come to them through corporate HR/Global Mobility, relocation management companies or as individual private clients, Bennett consultants offer support in identifying and accessing the “best-fit” school, Pre-K through University, for their children. Most Bennett consultants are former teachers and school administrators, and they bring years of experience with schools, students and parents to their Bennett work; they also understand the differences between country education systems and know how to counsel families on both long and short-term education issues as they move between different countries or even from one school to another in their home town.
For its corporate clients, Bennett’s specialized Education Research and Analysis Team also provides customized consulting on a range of education issues: policy benchmarking, tuition studies, education site assessments, group move planning, and remote location solutions.
WHO WE ARE
To provide the finest school placement and education advisory services to families and to corporations with relocating personnel, and to do so with unparalleled expertise, professionalism and dedication.
We believe in the uniqueness of each student we serve and are committed to supporting each family we work with as fully and professionally as possible. We believe that our background as teachers–our experience with schools, students and their parents–combined with ongoing professional training and development, prepares us to provide unparalleled support to the families we serve. We honor the respect and the trust that our corporate and family clients place in us, and we dedicate ourselves to providing expert guidance at all times.
The Bennett team comprises more than 70 consultants located all over the world. Typically, consultants are education professionals who bring both their knowledge about education and their experience working with students and families to their Bennett consulting work. Many are multilingual, with international living and working experience, and they understand the concerns and issues faced by relocating families. As part of their Bennett work, they are constantly visiting schools and universities, and their first-hand knowledge of academic institutions complements their Bennett training in counseling families regarding student placement.
"Our consultant was lovely, and we got into our first choice school! Great outcome!”
“Thank you so much for your thoughtful advice, care and friendship to help us make the right decision for the girls, it’s been an absolute pleasure and privilege to work with you, you are really superb!"
In addition to regular contributions to relocation industry journals, Bennett has published two resource books for families moving to or within the United States:
The Bennett Guide to International Education in The United States
1742 IB Schools across the United States and 238 other international schools, and is a wonderful resource for families moving to the United States in search of international education options. The guide also contains information on accrediting organizations, suggestions for important questions to ask when visiting schools, and an overview of U.S. education in general, by way of orienting families in the world of American education options.
Understanding American Schools: the Answers to Newcomers’ Most Frequently Asked Questions
Co-authored by Georgia Bennett and Anne P. Copeland, PhD.