Contact Lee Young
Lee brings over 30 years of independent school experience working with prospective students and families as former Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Phillips Exeter Academy. She has interviewed thousands of applicants and evaluated even more applications, and knows firsthand how important it is to present a strong candidacy as well as to find the right school for each individual.
During Lee’s lengthy career in the admissions office at Exeter, she oversaw many special interest groups such as music, dance, arts, drama, and most notably athletics. Lee was Exeter’s first athletic liaison and worked closely with applicants and coaches of all sports. She served on the Athletic Policy Committee and was also a member of the Financial Aid Committee.
During her career at Exeter, Lee was head of both a girls’ and a boys’ dorm, an advisor to hundreds of boarding and day students, and she coached girls’ varsity ice hockey and boys’ club lacrosse. She won the New England Prep School Ice Hockey Championship in 2000 and was named Coach of the Year.
Lee graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy before attending Hamilton College where she earned a BA in Psychology and Sociology. She played twelve seasons of competitive sports, and was a three-sport captain of the varsity field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse teams in her senior year.
Lee understands the importance of both timing and fit for secondary schools as she has experienced it with her own children. Both her daughter and son attended public high school before transferring to different independent schools for individual reasons. Lee believes that the high school years are the most formative years in one’s education, and she knows the school choices her own children made were pivotal in preparing them for college.
What excites Lee about consulting is the opportunity to share her knowledge of schools and the intricacies of the application process. She enjoys making connections with families by not only getting to know the applicant, but also by managing parental expectations. She is thrilled about the opportunity to help her student by utilizing her established professional network and hopes to lead all families to desirable results.