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We recommend the following local organizations and experts, who are trusted and proven providers of specialized services and programs to our families:

Architekt Music Academy

Architekt Music in Glen Rock and Butler is North Jersey's premier music school, offering live music lessons for piano, guitar, bass, voice, ukulele, drums and more for ages 4+. AMA offers professional music instruction in a wide range of instruments through the guidance of our friendly, caring, highly trained and knowledgeable instructors. We serve over 500 families from Morris, Passaic, Bergen and Essex counties! Contact us today for a no-risk trial lesson!

Master Art Studio®

Master Art Studio is a school of fine art and graphic design for creative children and adults located in Ridgewood, New Jersey. We offer an in-depth study of traditional and digital art for all levels, specializing in BCA and top US universities art portfolio preparation.

Our graduates have been accepted to top universities including PRATT, SVA, SCAD, FIT, RIT, Parsons, Penn State University, SUNY, Drexel, Kean University, Rowan University, UMASS, CMU, RPI, the Chicago School of Art, Skidmore, and Boston University, with more to come!

Tuition Resources

Ellen Kaufman, Founder and President of Tuition Resources, has over 30 years of experience as an accounting and tax professional. As a CPA and CFP® Ellen helps families in Bergen County as well as anywhere in the US, pay for college by emphasizing affordability, cost-effectiveness, and “financial fit.” Ellen is also a Certified College Financial Consultant (CCFC), a certification that has enabled her to stand out in the college financial aid planning and advising industry.

Tuition Resources was created to guide students and their families through all financial aspects of the college planning and application process. Its goal is to take the stress out of paying for college by offering creative solutions to make college affordable.

The Flavor Labs

The Flavor Labs, with two locations in Paramus and Norwood, New Jersey, is a kid’s cooking studio with a mission to change the way children engage with food. STEM, food education and sustainability are core to our curriculum, and nurture an appreciation for food and the science behind it. Experimenting with flavors and ingredients fosters creativity and encourages children to think “outside the bowl”. We have seen firsthand how much independence children gain in the kitchen when given the appropriate level of guidance – and the confidence that follows is a testament to the work we do every day.


KiteSteam located in Ridgewood New Jersey, offers Hands-on STEAM learning in a collaborative team environment. We believe in “Play based learning” and offer Knowledge,Innovation, Tinkering and Empowerment using problem solving, creativity and collaboration. Our unique approach helps your child sharpen communication and problem-solving skills. Children expand their imagination by building, tinkering with robotics, exploring the concepts of engineering and programming software. At KiteSteam, our passion is to make the sometimes-complicated world of Science, Technology, Math and Engineering, easy and fun to explore as they play, learn and reiterate.

Presenting Perfection: Tailored Communication Coaching for All Ages

At Presenting Perfection, we specialize in providing personalized communication coaching for individuals of all age groups. Our comprehensive services are designed to cater to individual needs and preferences, offering both one-on-one coaching and small group classes. Based in Northern New Jersey, Presenting Perfection offers a range of flexible formats including virtual, hybrid, and face-to-face sessions, we ensure that learning fits seamlessly into your lifestyle.

Our coaching encompasses a diverse spectrum of communication skills, spanning from traditional public speaking expertise to refined interview preparation and masterful presentation delivery. Our core areas of instruction include: public speaking, interview preparation, presentation preparation and delivery, special occasion speaking, and non-verbal communication. Complementing our coaching services, we offer an array of supporting resources: resume writing and review, presentation development and editing, and LinkedIn profile development and review.

The College Club of Northern New Jersey

The College Club of Northern New Jersey, founded in 1913 and incorporated in 1922, is a 501c(3) organization that helps fund educational opportunities for young women and men through a variety of need-based grants and interest-free loans. Through numerous annual fund-raising events, combined with the generosity of our many benefactors, College Club is able to perpetuate and expand its financial assistance programs. In 2022, the Education fund awarded grants totaling $65,000 to young women in Paterson and northern New Jersey for the 2022-2023 academic year. Since its inception, the Education Fund has awarded more than 4,200 grants totaling approximately $2.4 million. Our Memorial Scholarship Loan fund awarded $58,500 in interest-free loans to young men and women in 2022, and more than 500 loans totaling more than $2.1 million have been provided to students since the inception of the Fund in 1947.

Balance and Thrive

Focused, Effective, Powerful Treatment

Balance & Thrive, LLC, is a premier center located In Midland Park, New Jersey, for Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Psychoeducation. We provide services for young children through older adults. Our providers are licensed, experienced, highly trained, and empathetic. Continuing education regarding cutting-edge research in neurobiology and social science helps our staff provide the most effective services. All services are trauma informed and culturally and LGBTQ sensitive. Our presentations are written and facilitated by licensed professionals who specialize in the topic being presented. We are the exclusive providers of the Thriving Model Workshop ©™ (2023, Rosato); a 7 to 14-week identity building program which provides psychoeducation and therapeutic strategies offered to parents, groups, individuals, and teams.

West Bergen Mental HealthCare and the Center for Children and Youth

Founded in 1963 as a Child Guidance Clinic, West Bergen Mental Healthcare has grown into a comprehensive mental health center serving the residents of Bergen County and beyond. We offer a full spectrum of critical psycho-therapeutic treatments for children, adolescents, adults and families suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, including those resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our mission is to provide hope and healing to those who struggle by providing quality, accessible and affordable mental wellness treatments and services, and continuously respond to the needs of the clients and communities we serve. Recently opened Center for Children and Youth has program specialties such as: anxiety program, Asperger’s-related services, ADHD program, depression intervention, developmental social skills program, divorce program, family and individual services and school-based educational services. Insurance is accepted and they have a sliding scale.

Fern Weis: Parent Coach & Educator

Helping parents of teens bring out the best in their child and the relationship. Improving trust, communication and boundaries so their teen can thrive and reach their full potential. Families can be transformed when parents take the focus off what’s not working. With Fern as your coach and partner, you’ll focus on the possibilities and be supported in making them a reality in your family. Join[JB1] Fern’s very informative Facebook group: Connected Moms and Teens.


OurMission at TuitionFit is to build a world where everyone can find a college option that is affordable, accessible, and, most importantly, that transforms the range of opportunities that awaits them after they graduate. Our first step toward that goal is to empower the public to create real college price transparency by sharing actual pricing information. Because true price transparency gives everyone – students, parents, and those who guide the public through the college search process – the ability to assess value and evaluate ROI (hint: ROI is about a lot more than just first job salary or lifetime earnings). Ultimately, price transparency gives everyone the power to make better choices about their educational options. Moreover, a higher ed marketplace with actual price transparency is finally capable of genuine innovation that actually improves outcomes for students. If that sounds like something you’d like to see, then join us by spreading the word about TuitionFit.

First Steps Student Loan Solutions

First Steps Student Loan Solutions is a New Jersey based, full-service student loan consulting agency providing guidance to parent plus borrowers, recent undergraduate borrowers, current or past graduate school borrowers and financial advisors, CPA's & other professionals working with student loan borrowers. We specialize in Pre-College Loan & Funding Plans & Post-College Development of individualized paths to student loan repayment or forgiveness. Pro-Active Student Loan Planning for The Best Outcomes! Before Lisa Gosweiler started First Steps Student Loan Solutions, she was a 22-year pediatric physical therapist. She moved into the college planning and loan space to help her own children plan and pay for their education, but she soon discovered how much she loved it. Let Lisa help you get you on an individualized roadmap to successfully navigate student loan planning, payback and forgiveness without the overwhelm. Lisa is a CSLP – Certified Student Loan Professional – and she is here to help you find your personal path to student loan debt freedom.


Rutherford, New Jersey – opening October, 2023

At Code Wiz, we believe that learning to code is the easiest way to shape your child’s future. Our students develop programming skills along with invaluable approaches to critical thinking and problem solving. Best of all, anyone can learn to code—no matter their age, tech proficiency or personal interests. We’ve designed fun, flexible programs to ensure every child becomes a wiz! There is no limit to your child’s potential. We encourage them to create by completing projects rather than levels. This approach fosters creativity and fuels the entrepreneurial spirit that may later lead to world-changing technologies—you never know, you may be raising the next Bill Gates!

College Admissions Advisors and Coaches:

Please reach out for referrals to a few top Bergen County College Advisors that we partner with: