Our mission is to empower students, serve families, and inspire greatness. We know that applying to college can be overwhelming, which is why we strive to make this process enjoyable for families. We navigate the complex, multi-year process by working one-on-one with students as early as their freshman year of high school. But it’s not just about getting into college. At the core of everything we do is a passion for helping young people find their future.
Class 101 Cincinnati is full of college planning experts who love helping students on the path to higher education. We all became a part of the Class 101 family because we want to make a difference in a young person’s life. Our various backgrounds aid us in doing this. Get to know each member of our team .
Co-ownerAthaviya Maricar, is a co-owner of Class 101 Northeast Cincinnati. She graduated with Bachelors in Physics and Masters in Public Administration. She is an entrepreneur and worked in property management, and tax consulting for many years. As she went through the college process for her eldest son, she realized how complex and stressful the college admission process is .She is committed to help the high school students and families navigate the complex, often stressful, steps which will lead them toward successful college admissions. She is excited to bring the resources to you for a bright future for your kids.
Co-ownerLisa is a co-owner of Class 101 Northeast Cincinnati. She earned an MBA and a Master of Finance from St. Louis University. She worked in the financial industry for many years before changing directions and focusing her talents and resources toward helping young people, first with younger students and now through college planning.
I’ve really appreciated everything you have all done and truly grateful for where I stand in the whole college planning process and academic career:
I have never felt this confident about my future and career until now. Class101 truly opened my mind to the world of college planning and everything that mattered in the whole process. The instructors guided me in order to reach that peak where I am ready to move on from high school. From where I stand, I know what I want to do and how I will get there. Without Class101, I wouldn’t be as organized or ready to face the upcoming world beyond me. Each instructor was nothing but supportive and encouraging since the beginning of my sessions, and I can’t thank them enough for being so gracious. I truly am grateful for those that helped me with my journey so far, and I couldn’t be more excited to finish my high school career with my instructors beside me.
-Class of 2022
I would not have made it through the college applications process as well as I did and efficiently as I did without Class101. Being a first-generation student, when I first started the process I did not really know where to begin, but with the help of Class101 and the guidance from my college planner, it made preparing and applying to college a breeze.
-Class of 2021
University of Cincinnati
I am a U.S. citizen and recently graduated from high school in the U.S. but earned much of my education overseas. Class101 helped me to adjust and learn about the college admissions process. With help from Class101, I applied to eight different schools and was accepted into all of them. I will be attending Ohio State this year thanks to my counselors at Class101.