Overwhelmed with College Prep? 

Learn why the tedious and difficult path most people take when shooting for an Ivy League or other top-tier college often backfires. Not only is the strategy exhausting, it is also ineffective. Find out why.

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College Prep doesn't have to be daunting and stressful.

Develop the skills and experience to stand out and confidently gain admittance to top-tier schools, the fun way.


College Prep without Sacrificing Childhood? YES!

Learn the formula to stand out in college admissions:

  • Be Yourself

    Many students spend their energy trying to be someone they’re not to get noticed. Learn why admissions teams want the real you.

  • Enjoy Your Time

    Stop wasting time on activities that don't help you. And don’t lose sleep or miss out on your friends because you’re overcommitted. Discover which activities matter, and why...

  • Get Prepared

    You don’t have to wait until high school to build a track record of success. Find out how solving problems you care about now can prepare you for what’s ahead.

Yes, It Really Is Possible!

In this College Prep Made Easy Course, you’ll learn how to effectively pursue the college of your dreams while enjoying middle school or high school. 


This course is for you if you...

  • care about future college admissions results.
  • sometimes feel anxious or stressed with college prep.
  • wonder if you can get into a great college.
  • want to leave an impact on your community.

I'm Steve Gardner

I’m the Founder of the Ivy League Challenge! I’ve been a middle school and high school teacher for the past decade and have seen how important it is for students to take ownership of their dreams in middle school. While studying at Harvard, I talked to countless classmates, admissions counselors, and professors along the way. I’ve created this course so you can clearly understand how to stand out and get into a great college. I wish I would have has this at your age!

"Wow. This course changed the way I think about college prep. Steve was also helpful, wish I discovered this sooner "

- Drew Bailey

"This course taught me how to be consistent with my routine to be more effective in school! "

- Daniel Roberts

"Always joined any extra-curricular in my school because I thought it will make me stand out. Now, I only join activities that make me happy and are aligned with my values."

- George Watson