About Lida

What makes Lida Griest unique? Her background as both an English teacher and a school counselor, plus a deep desire to help students succeed, gives Lida a unique perspective as an educational consultant. Lida takes the time to fully understand the abilities and interests of her students and their families to best assist them in achieving the “right” school fit.

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My Process

“There is no “best” school in Atlanta, and there certainly is not a “#1” college in the US for all students. Let all of the pollsters and experts who research various facts about universities say anything they want. The very “best” school is the one that makes your child academically successful in a nurturing environment that encourages him/her to face new challenges.

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My Services

Lida began her educational counseling firm in 1998. Since that time she has worked with hundreds of families helping them identify the “right” school fit for their children. Lida enjoys working with students of all ages, ranging from five-year-olds to students applying to graduate programs.

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It is a personal investment in her clients that makes Lida a remarkable school counselor. I cannot say enough wonderful things about her!

From The Blog

University of California Admissions Information

If you or your student are considering public schools in the California system, take a look at this blog by College Kickstart. They have outlined the admissions trends for 2015! Here is the link....

College of Charleston

I had the opportunity to visit the College of Charleston on February 11, 2015.  As I walked onto the campus, I was amazed once again at the sheer beauty of the surroundings. Old oak trees with Spanish moss draping from them hung over the brick sidewalks that designate the campus boundaries.  There were students walking to class in groups...

Our Crazy College Crossroads

By Frank Bruni, March 31,2014 in the Op-Ed section of the New York Times Over recent days the notices have gone out, an annual ritual of dashed hopes. Brown University offered admission to the lowest fraction ever of the applicants it received: fewer than one in 10. The arithmetic was even more brutal at Stanford, Columbia, Yale. The University...

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