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Global Step Academy Consulting

Built on the idea of Global Citizen

Integral Global Education Support for Your Child

With the ever broadening global educational opportunities, finding the right path for your child can be overwhelming. With the extensive knowledge and experience, GSA consultants assist you and your child with everything from selecting the right school to preparing for the admission process, and even to providing career guidance at every crossroads of their lives. This service is the culmination of our company vision: providing the foundations and opportunities for the next generation to pursue their dreams. We strive to prepare children for the opportunity to study and work outside of Japan to achieve their life goals.

Educational Consulting Services

GSA Consulting has successfully assisted over 300 students to be accepted into their schools of choice of top ranked boarding schools in the US, and other worldly recognized colleges and renowned international schools in Japan.


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Top ranked boarding schools in the U.S.

Phillips Academy Andover

St. Paul’s School, NH, USA

Deerfield Academy, MA, USA

Worldwide Top Ranked Universities

University of British Columbia

Boston University

Carnegie Mellon University

Highly Regarded International Schools

Nishimachi International School

Seisen International School

St. Mary’s International School

Book Initial Meeting Free initial meeting for GSA members.
Non-GSA members: 5,000 yen for the session

Application Process

From initial consulting to post admission and beyond

Our consulting is all tailored to your individual needs; however, every journey starts from the free initial meeting.

A typical flow of our services:
Book Initial Meeting Free initial meeting for GSA members.
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List of Accepted Schools

Boarding Schools

Boarding high schools are becoming increasingly more desired. GSA has a long history of sending students to the top ranked boarding schools.

  • Berkshire Academy
  • Blair Academy
  • Brewster Academy
  • Cambridge School of Weston
  • Cate school
  • Concord Academy
  • Cushing Academy
  • Deerfield Academy
  • Eaglebrook School
  • George School
  • Gould Academy
  • Groton School
  • Hebron Academy
  • Hyde School
  • Kent School
  • Kents Hill School
  • Middlesex School
  • Miss Porter’s School
  • Northfield Mount Hermon
  • Peddie School
  • Phillips Academy (Andover)
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Shattuck St. Mary’s
  • St. Paul’s School
  • Stevenson School
  • Suffield Academy
  • Thacher School
  • The Gunnery
  • The Hotchkiss School
  • The Lawrenceville School
  • The Taft School
  • Williston Northampton School

International Schools

  • American School in Japan
  • Christian Academy of Japan
  • International School of Sacred
  • Nishimachi International School
  • Seisen International School
  • St. Mary’s International School
  • Yokohama International School

Universities / Colleges

  • Boston University
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Macalester College
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • San Diego State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Smith College
  • Tufts University
  • University of British Columbia(Canada)
  • University of Michigan
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of South California
  • Waseda University (Japan)
  • Wesleyan University
  • Wheaton College
  • United World College (Singapore)
  • School of Visual Arts (NYC)
  • Parsons School of Design (NYC)
  • Chicago Art Institute (Chicago)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (RI)
And many more Book Initial Meeting Free initial meeting for GSA members.
Non-GSA members: 5,000 yen for the session

Our Lead Consultant

John Montgomery MA.Ed., the founder of Global Educational Partners, has been consulting children and families to find schools that best match their needs for 33 years. He is currently the only official IECA member in Japan. He has taken time and effort to bring comfort to over 300 families by finding appropriate schools for their children. He has taught and supported hundreds of children of Japanese families, as well as multi-national families, and seen them grow up to become successful professionals and internationally minded parents. His passion and drive have always been our incentive to establish our company and spread international education in Japan and the world. His dedication towards academic excellence has resulted in sending over 300 students to boarding schools and colleges abroad. The number continues to grow each year.

Student Success Case Studies

GSA Consulting and the alumni network support

  • Getting accepted by a top ranked US boarding school
  • Receiving college scholarship
  • Working for Deloitte in NYC, then further building career at a large study abroad support company based in Tokyo.

After Smith College and Now

Worked for Deloitte, NYC (one of the big four accounting organization in the world) for two years. She remained in contact with Smith College, helping to recruit new students. Her developing interest in the education industry encouraged her to leave the well paid job and she currently proudly works for a large study abroad support company based in Tokyo.

John’s Comment

"”She is a typical success story at Gould, a shy girl who gave her all to fit in and gain as much as she can.”"

"“I still remember our first meeting. She was shy so I had to be gentle and work my way around until she got used to me. I helped her to get into Gould Academy. She is a typical success story at Gould, a shy girl who gave her all to fit in and gain as much as she can. They still talk about her at the school.

When she came to me on her during a break on her junior year, hearing her story, I refused to let her give up. Masami has helped me represent her to the admissions office. I was relieved when Smith offered her enough aid to enroll into the school.

She has chosen her career to work for Deloitte on her own, but I think the decision to change her career into education was somewhat influenced by our interaction and how we helped her to pursue further education in college. I am proud of the decision for her career change to follow what she really wanted to do, even by forfeiting a well-paid job at Deloitte.”"

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Non-GSA members: 5,000 yen for the session


We support students on preparing for necessary English tests, improving English conversational skills, strengthening various academic skills, so the child can achieve their life goals. The following are our main tutors of GSA Consulting.

Jane Chung

Jane is a Korean American who currently works at UWC ISAK Japan as the admission director where she is in charge of recruiting and selecting students from all over the world. Her area of strengths as a teacher are interview training, TOEFL (reading and writing), and teaching preschool students.

Jordan White Springer

Jordan is a PhD student at the University of Tokyo studying global agricultural sciences. Originally from the US, she has graduated with a B.S. from the University of California, Davis before coming to Tokyo in 2015 for her graduate studies. She has experience teaching English to all ages, and orients her lessons to best help students reach their individual goals. Her keen teaching subjects are: English conversation, English grammar, English pronunciation, test preparation, and interview preparation.

Ryan Murphy

Ryan has 20 years of international teaching and tutoring experience specializing in maths and sciences. Ryan has taught in 7 countries and is committed to personalized student learning as well as academic excellence. As a scuba instructor and nature photographer, Ryan has also worked closely with wildlife and conservation efforts. His favourite courses to teach are IB Chemistry and IB ESS. He is currently based in Montreal, Canada.


“ Mr. Montgomery had the most updated and lively information on high schools and colleges. He has sent many students to many different schools over the course of years, thus, he has access to more information from schools through his network he has created.

Being a veteran educator, he knows what to look for in schools. That has been the utmost advantage to my daughter’s academic career. He also has an astounding skill in understanding each and every student from academics to their characters.

Yes, my daughter is absolutely happy and satisfied with her high school and college that she attended due to his profound advice.

Mr. Montgomery is not only my daughter’s educational adviser, but her lifetime adviser. My daughter and I hope to have his help in my daughter’s future endeavors after college. ”

- CEO of family business

“ Mr. Montgomery was extremely supportive throughout my college application process. He shared with me his knowledge of colleges in the area of the U.S. I was looking at. He helped me select a handful of colleges that were right for me, guided me in producing a college essay I was happy with, and provided my family and me his input when we were deciding on the college to attend. Furthermore, Mr. Montgomery encouraged me throughout the stressful process and always offered his assistance to me.

“Yes, I think his expertise in the field of education as well as his long experience as a teacher made a difference in his consulting service. “

I believe that he was able to evaluate my choices of schools from a teacher s perspective and offer me sound advice. “

- Elementary teacher at Tokyo international school

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In order to provide the best possible service for your child’s future, we feel the it is essential to build a trusting partnership with you. And that starts with knowing each other. We provide our first meeting at no cost or obligation to you. There, we will discuss where you are and your hopes and concerns so we can be on the same page.

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