Second Edition of “Beyond The Brochure” now at Children’s Book World and Chevalier’s Larchmont

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It’s here! The Second Edition of Beyond The Brochure: An Insider’s Guide To Private Elementary Schools In Los Angeles is now available at Children’s Book World and Chevalier’s on Larchmont. We appreciate support from our independent book stores. The second edition of the book is anticipated to be sold at Barnes and Noble in about 6-8 weeks.


Here’s what’s in the Second Edition:

  • 3 New Chapters (including the Pasadena Region)
  • 4 Updated Chapters
  • More Sample Test Questions
  • More Sample Written Applications
  • More Sample Letters of Recommendation
  • Expanded List of L.A. Area Schools and List of Pasadena Region Schools

Anne, Porcha and I are extremely excited to release the Second Edition of Beyond The Brochure.  Since the summer, we have been working on what can truly be called a labor of love: the second edition. When we began the book and the blog in Sept. 2009, we had no idea where it would take us. It has been one of the most wonderful and rewarding parts of our professional lives. We’ve read every email you’ve sent us, we read all your blog comments and we answer your questions whenever possible. As always, our goal is to help parents better understand the competitive private elementary school admissions process in Los Angeles.


THANK YOU, thank you, thank you, to each and every one of you for your support for our book, for reading our blog and for continuing to encourage our work with your kind words. We’ve enjoyed meeting many of you at preschool speaking events, as we talk about kindergarten admissions. To those of you who have become personal friends as a result of this book and blog, we are lucky to have met you.


All our best,

Christina, Anne and Porcha


Praise for the Second Edition of Beyond The Brochure: An Insider’s Guide To Private Elementary Schools In Los Angeles:


Beyond The Brochure: An Insider’s Guide To Private Elementary Schools, Second Edition is a “must-read” if you’re applying to L.A. private schools. Elizabeth Street


Christina Simon: Los Angeles, California, United States I'm the mom of a daughter (15) and a son (12) who attend Viewpoint School in Calabasas. I live in Coldwater Canyon with my family and a rescue pit bull, Cocoa. Contact me at

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