About MSC

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Selecting a school can be one of the biggest decisions you make for your child’s day-to-day life. The choices can be overwhelming, and some of the best options may be schools you haven’t even heard of!

I started My School Choices to help parents discover a full range of private school choices, and learn more about each of the programs. Once you know what is out there, you can go into the tour and application process with confidence.

I hope that this site is helpful for you; please feel free to send me a note to let me know what you would like to see more of!



Heather Penner

Founder, My School Choices



In-Person Consulting

Each family has a unique story, and I love helping parents with personalized solutions.

Within the Portland area, I am able to meet with parents in person to discuss what you are looking for in a school, and make recommendations specific to your needs.

For families who are moving to the Portland area, I am happy to meet via phone or Skype to discuss options.

Here is what some families have had to say:

I highly recommend Heather. My husband and I were feeling overwhelmed by the process of searching for a private school for our son. Heather was instrumental in helping us to find a school that was a great fit, not only for our son but for our family.

- D.L., SE Portland


Heather helped my family research preschool options when were struggling to find a program that met our needs. Heather listened to what we were looking for and knew the important questions to ask to narrow in on the best choices for us.

- A.C., SE Portland


Basic Consultation:

This is a casual 1.5-hour interview, which will allow me to:

This basic consultation includes a brief follow-up email which will summarize our discussion and my recommendations.


Continuing Engagement

In a more extensive engagement, I will help you even further by:


All engagements can be customized to your situation. Please contact me to start the conversation!

I look forward to working with you and your family to find the best school fit for your child.