assisting disadvantaged students in the Boston area with admission to private schools and exams

Who We Are

Anne Yount (Ms. Anne) established Lighthouse Education in 2019 as a 501(c)(3) charity to assist disadvantaged students in the Boston area with admission to exam and private schools.

Ms. Anne has worked with families for over 17 years, teaching, tutoring and advising parents and students on academic issues, school choice, and private school admission. Ms. Anne has visited over 50 private schools in the Boston area and knows what schools are looking for in an applicant. She established Boston Tutoring Center (BTC) in 2002, working with her 11 year old son to prepare for the ISEE (Independent Schools Entrance Exam) for the Boston exam schools and independent school admission.

BTC started offering small group ISEE prep classes in 2004 in Ms. Anne’s home. Ms. Anne developed and taught the verbal test prep curriculum, and Ms. Anne’s husband, Mr. Bob, developed the math test prep curriculum, and taught the math classes for the first several years (Mr. Bob has a degree from MIT).

BTC moved to its first office in 2006, and Ms. Anne hired a staff to offer academic tutoring for students in grades K-12, ISEE, SSAT and HSPT prep (for independent and Catholic high school admission) and SAT and ACT prep. The business outgrew its first office in 2010 and moved to its second location and expanded to offer admission consulting services for independent middle and high school admission.

BTC outgrew its second office in 2013 and moved to its current location, and expanded to offer Skype tutoring for clients outside the Boston area. Ms. Anne is also working on a book entitled: “Private School Admission - Mistakes Parents Make”, to share with readers her 17 years of experience on the dos and dont’s of private school admission. BTC has placed hundreds of students at elite exam and private schools over the years.

Today BTC works with students all across the United States, and on 3 other continents - Asia, Europe and South America.

Read Ms. Anne’s interview with The Washington Post about mistakes parents make in private school admission.

Ms. Anne’s interview with The Washington Post about mistakes parents make in private  school admission
 

Schools Admitted:

Below is a list of schools where our students have been admitted in the past few years.

  • Archbishop Williams

  • Awty (Houston)

  • Beaver Country Day

  • Belmont Hill

  • Boston College High

  • Boston Latin Academy

  • Boston Latin School

  • Boston Trinity Academy

  • Boston University Academy

  • Brewster Academy

  • Brimmer and May

  • British School

  • Brooks

  • Buckingham, Browne and Nichols

  • Cambridge School of Weston

  • Campbell Hall (Los Angeles)

  • Cardigan Mountain

  • Catholic Memorial

  • Chapel Hill-Chauncey

  • Commonwealth School

  • Concord Academy

  • Dana Hall

  • Dexter

  • Fessenden

  • Fontbonne Academy

  • Groton

  • Kinkaid (Houston)

  • Lawrenceville

  • Lexington Christian Academy

  • Loomis Chaffee

  • Matignon

  • Meridian Academy

  • Milton Academy (25 students admitted in the past few years)

  • Montrose

  • Moses Brown

  • Mount Alvernia

  • Newman

  • Newton Country Day

  • Noble and Greenough (40 students admitted in the past few years)

  • O’Bryant

  • Park

  • Phillips Andover

  • Phillips Exeter

  • Pope John Paul II

  • Randolph (Alabama)

  • Rivers

  • Roxbury Latin (23 students admitted in the past few years)

  • Southfield

  • St. Agnes (Houston)

  • St. George’s

  • St. John’s (Houston)

  • St. Joseph’s

  • St. Mark’s

  • St. Sebastian’s

  • Stony Brook (New York)

  • Thayer Academy

  • Ursuline Academy

  • Winsor (41 students admitted in the past few years)

  • Woodward

  • Worcester Academy

  • Xaverian Brothers