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About Us

Right Fit Admissions Consulting was founded in 2015 by Mary Folsom. We are committed to helping families find their "Right Fit" school and encouraging their students' success!

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Mary Folsom

Mary has always been passionate about children and education. During her eleven year career in corporate marketing, she was an active volunteer and program director with organizations such as The Boys & Girls Club, Family Connections and The Bay Area Women's & Children's Center. In 1996, Mary changed her career and helped to create, open and run Leadership High School, San Francisco's first startup charter high school. Once open, Mary was Director of Admissions and Fundraising. Mary received her education at Hamilton College (B.A.) and The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA (M.B.A.). In 2012, she was certified as an Enneagram Teacher, which provides a unique perspective and sensitive appreciation for students' strengths, passions and areas for growth. Mary has also served on the Board of Trustees and been very involved at the middle and high schools where her three children attended in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Virginia Pegley

Virginia is a Bay Area native with a global perspective that she brings to her work with young people and their families.  She was born and raised in Berkeley,  attended boarding school on the East Coast, and earned a B.A. in English and Political Science from U.C. Berkeley and an MSc. from the London School of Economics.  She lived abroad and traveled widely during her career in international finance before returning home to California with her husband to raise their family.  As a parent in local private schools, Virginia volunteered in numerous areas including admissions, athletics, and the arts. In the community at large, she completed the San Mateo Leadership Program and was a member of the founding coalition of the Home & Hope family shelter network.  She is active with Peninsula Bridge and other organizations that support local families and, since 2015, has been guiding families through the private school admissions process.

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Dana Perkins

Dana has been an independent school administrator and educator for the past twenty-five years. After attaining her B.A. in English at U.C. Berkeley, M.F.A. in Writing and her single subject teaching credential at the University of San Francisco, Dana moved to Seattle and taught middle school and high school English at Forest Ridge School for three years. From 1998 to 2015, she taught English at The Bush School and served as Upper School Assistant Director for five years. In her role as an advisor and Assistant Director, she mentored many seniors during the college admissions process and offered summer writing workshops for seniors who want to get a jump-start on their college applications, counseling many students on their application essays. Most recently, Dana served as the High School Counselor and Public Speaking teacher at the Katherine Delmar Burke School in San Francisco.


"We underestimated the requirements and level of work required for the application process. Mary helped us by getting us organized and helping us understand better what the schools needed from us. The feedback on all aspects of the application was very helpful as well.”

Burlingame Intermediate School 8th Grade Parent

Congratulations to our Students!

We are so proud of your hard work.

Students have been accepted to the following:

Middle Schools

High Schools

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