At our core
We live for helping families

The Price Group is an independent therapeutic and educational consulting firm that has been helping families make informed decisions regarding their children’s educational future since 1993. As each student is unique, so too is each school, program, and college. In our student centered process, we work as a team to identify a student’s intellectual, academic, and emotional needs, then match those needs to an optimal educational environment. Finding the right school or program can be overwhelming for parents. Our job is to help families navigate this process smoothly to find the best school or program for their child.

Our Services

Happy Families


  • Colleen Banik

    We found Christ School because of you and I’ll never forget that. I truly meant what I wrote. You have been a huge source of comfort to me, in this process, and I’ll never forget that, either. There’s no way we could have gotten Ryan accepted into Christ School, in the time frame we did, without you and your resources.

  • Ginny H

    My son just graduated from The White Mountain School! It was the absolutely perfect place for him. WMS provided him with such love and support, and gave him the space to discover his passion and learn from his mistakes. I can’t thank you enough for pointing us in that direction! He formed so many deep and meaningful relationships, and his advisor became the father figure he never had. I am so grateful to you for your help! I don’t think I would have had the courage to look so far away, yet WMS felt like home to both of us.

  • Chuck & Susan S

    If you’re looking for assistance and loving support in finding a solution to your child’s success, The Price Group is your answer. They work tirelessly & compassionately in suggesting options best suited for your family. Louise & May are very experienced & extremely knowledgeable about these resources that can forever change your lives for the better.

  • Hoke

    You might tire of hearing that you’re a light of compassion, a bonfire of hope, for our family and doubtless for others, but I’ll throw another log on anyway.

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I have to do it myself, but I can’t do it alone.Larry Wilson, founder of Wilson Learning Corporation
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.Margaret Mead

Wilderness Programs

Wilderness Programs
Summer offers an ideal opportunity to pursue new interests or special talents that your son or daughter may want to develop outside of the academic year.  Research shows that students who engage in academic and enrichment pursuits during the summer tend to perform better in the following school year.  Summer activities are a great way to boost your student’s applications and resumes and may lead to job and career opportunities in the future.   Our consultants approach summer placement with the same student-centered perspective that distinguishes our educational planning.

We start by identifying a student’s strengths and weaknesses and then tailor our recommendations to meet a family’s summer activities and timetables.  During the initial evaluation, we determine the young person’s level of interest in outdoor activities, travel, and other summer pursuits.  We also find out from both parents and child whether there are any specific goals they would like to achieve. You will receive a written report  with our evaluation results and a list of recommended programs that correspond to your student’s stated goals.


Higher Education

College decisions are frequently made with insufficient information and forethought. This is usually due to inadequate data on available programs, a lack of awareness of the student’s true potential, or both.  An investment made in assessing a young person’s interests and aptitudes at this stage can yield results long after graduation.

Our educational strategist provides detailed information about academic programs, requirements for admission, and application procedures. Most families who bring their student to us for help with secondary school placement return when the time comes to select a college.

In our Student-Centered Process, we look for what’s right with your child, identifying hidden strengths as well as special needs. Our comprehensive testing enables us to refine diagnoses and our skilled consultants offer insights that can open up new possibilities for growth.

By approaching the selection process as a neutral third party, we are often able to communicate with students who are resistant to their parents’ input. Together the student and educational planner select a group of target colleges ranging from “probable,” “possible,” to “reach,”  categories based on the following factors:

  • Preparation for a career
  • Specialized programs versus a liberal arts curriculum
  • Coeducational colleges versus single-sex institutions
  • The importance of specific locations, climates, or population sizes
  • The strengths of various departments or majors
  • The availability of clubs, activities, and sports
  • Internships or work cooperative plans
  • Opportunities for study abroad
  • Religious affiliations
  • Costs and financial aid packages

We Are
Your Advocates

Finding the right school or program for any student is a challenge. Many parents are uncertain about their daughter’s or son’s needs and are unfamiliar with the universe of educational or treatment choices. Many young people are confused or intimidated by the selection process. Our job is to help families negotiate this process smoothly and make the best decisions for their particular circumstances and goals.

Columbia Location

58 Huntwick Ct
Columbia, SC 29206
803 252-5777

Asheville Location

190 Broadway Street, Suite 204
Asheville, NC 28801
(803) 252-5777