PHILADELPHIA, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IDP Education has announced its first U.S. high school partner, Grier School, located in Tyrone, Pennsylvania. Since 1853, Grier School has provided 7th through 12th grade students a world-class boarding school experience, where dedicated faculty and staff create a rigorous academic environment with additional Signature Programs in dance, riding, and the arts. Grier School's close-knit community of 260 girls has long been educating international students, who represent nearly fifty percent of enrollments and hail from more than ten countries. As stated by Andrew M. Wilson, Grier School's headmaster, "We are always seeking intellectually curious, community-minded students, especially in countries not yet represented at Grier School. IDP's global reach and documented success at the university level suggests IDP will be a valuable partner in Grier's international recruitment efforts."
"IDP is quite pleased to welcome Grier School as its newest U.S. study option and we look forward to introducing additional secondary schools to students and families overseas in the coming months," said Chris Elam, IDP's director of U.S. business development and client relations. IDP Education's global student recruitment platform is made possible through the efforts of more than 500 company-employed counselors, who assist students in identifying appropriate educational opportunities and are able to recognize student trends in their respective regions. "Grier School, which offers exceptional student programming, was identified as an ideal partner through close collaboration between IDP's teams in North Asia and the States," commented Michael Haines, IDP's manager of operations and client development in the U.S.
The addition of Grier School to IDP's student offerings is indicative of the increased level of attention focused on international student recruitment by U.S. secondary schools and universities more broadly. In response to the growing demand from institutions for internationally-based recruitment assistance, IDP Education continues to provide professional, student-centric counseling services in key source markets.
About IDP Education
IDP Education is the world's largest student placement firm, with more than 70 counseling centers in over 20 countries. The company is jointly owned by 38 Australian universities and is one-third owner of the IELTS English proficiency exam, along with the British Council and University of Cambridge. The IDP USA venture is an expansion of the already successful Australian student placement service. For more information, visit www.usa.idp.com.
SOURCE IDP Education