philosophy

Blue Moon Educational Consulting supports each student’s agency as they learn about themselves and figure out which schools will be a good fit for them academically, socially, emotionally, and financially. From the initial meeting and search, through the application process, to acceptances and deposits, our goal is to keep the student at the center of the process. Blue Moon takes a personalized, strengths-based approach that helps students stay engaged, relaxed, open, curious, and organized throughout the process.

Our practice is based on trust, mutual respect, honesty, and integrity. Blue Moon recognizes that every individual is a unique constellation of strengths and needs and that each individual exists within a context that impacts them in multiple ways. Therefore, we believe that we cannot have a “one size fits all” approach, and it is our goal to meet each student where they are and provide them with an individualized plan. We take a strengths-based approach that recognizes that there are “good fit” schools for all students and opportunities for every student to thrive and to contribute positively to society.

As much as possible, we believe it is our responsibility to do what we can to eliminate bias in the system that is based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, political affiliation, national origin, or disability. Our practice does not discriminate against students or families based on any of these characteristics.


Stacey was the only reason we stayed sane during our college search process! Before we even began our search for our oldest daughter, we turned to Stacey for guidance. Within minutes of our first meeting our anxiety dissipated as Stacey helped Julia clarify the size, location and type of school she was seeking. Stacey guided us through the entire process, keeping us all grounded . She helped Julia apply to schools that were appropriate for her interests and personality, gave her feedback on her application essays, and advised us with issues related to financial aid and scholarships. Julia was accepted to every school she applied to—which is as much a testament to Stacey’s skills as a college counselor as it is to Julia’s achievements!
— Debbie, Parent of a Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Student