Upcoming L.A. Private School Events

Independent School Alliance: Information Sessions (the Alliance helps minority families navigate the L.A. private school admissions process)

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March 30, 2017 (Thursday): 6PM – 7:30PM
Location: Westridge School for Girls – 324 Madeline Drive, Pasadena CA 91105
May 2, 2017 (Tuesday): 6PM – 7:30PM
Location: Wildwood Elementary School – 12201 Washington Place, Los Angeles CA 90066

May 6, 2017 (Saturday): 11AM – 12:30PM
Location: Westerly School – 2950 E. 29th Street, Long Beach, CA 90806

May 16, 2017 (Tuesday): 6PM – 7:30PM
Location: Wesley School – 4832 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601


Save The Date: April 26, 2016. Secondary School Fair at Curtis School. Evening event. More details to follow.

Save The Date: May 10, 2017, Kindergarten Fair at Willows. Evening event. More details to follow.

April 17, 2017. Demystify the Private School Admissions Process

Join us! Academic Achievers is hosting a Free Private School Admissions Event on Sat., April 22 at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served.
Students will take a Free ISEE Diagnostic Assessment while parents participate in an information and Q&A session with top Private School Consultant, Lisa Marfisi.

Lisa has been a professional in education in Los Angeles since 1991. She was the Director of Admissions K-12 at Wildwood School and PK-6 at Echo Horizon School. She also worked at the Archer School for Girls, PS #1, and Westside Neighborhood School. Lisa’s experience has given her an understanding of what schools are looking for and enables her to help parents navigate the admissions process from an insider’s point of view. Lisa has been helping families with the admission process as a Director of Admission for 14 years. She is a former steering committee member of ESAD (Elementary School Admission Directors). Click HERE to sign up.


April 25, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at Beverly Hills Presbyterian Preschool. Parents Education League, Kindergarten Admissions Director Panel. Click on Parents Education League to sign up.

May 3, 2017, 7:00- 9:00 p.m. at West Hollywood Library, Parents Education League Secondary Schools Admissions Directors Panel. Click on Parents Education League to sign up.


Past events:


Wed. Sept. 14, 2016, ESAD Fall 2016 Kindergarten Fair
Beth Hillel Day School will be hosting this year’s ESAD Fall 2016 Kindergarten Fair. LAAIS hosts school fairs throughout the year, introducing families to many independent schools in and around Los Angeles. School fairs are for parents only.
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. For more information, click on LAAIS.


Academic Achievers: ISEE Test Prep. Practice Test and Panel Discussion with Sandy Eiges of LA School Scout. Sat. Sept. 17, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. For more information, contact Academic Achievers



Past Events:

Los Angeles Area Association of Independent Schools

Spring Kindergarten Fair

Thursday, May 5, 2016

6:30 p.m. at Wise Elementary School



Spring Secondary School Fair 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

6:30 p.m. at Curtis School



Meet The Middle Schools (Private and Public) on Oct. 8, 2015

CSSAD Fall 2015 Secondary School Night
When: October 8, 2015, 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Where: The Willows Community School, 8509 Higuera Street, Culver City, CA 90232

Parents Education League is hosting a Westside Preschool Admissions Panel (Oct. 5, 2015) and an Eastside Preschool Admissions Panel (Oct. 28, 2015).



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8 thoughts on “Upcoming L.A. Private School Events

  1. Thanks for all you do. You guys are the best! I will be at the Willows book event and at the Betsy Brown Braun event.

  2. Thank you for the great session on October 1st. I was able to learn so much and was just happy to finally meet you in person. I can’t recommend your book and blog enough. It’s been a great starting point for my family. Still have a long way to go but it’s great to know there is a generally a light at the end of the tunnel!

    Thanks again.

  3. I was planning on attending this event and something has come up. Is there any way I can gather the information on the schools attending and other vital information I should want to know about from this event? Or an email address of a contact I can reach out to for follow-up?
    Thanks! And so sorry to miss it!

    1. I don’t know of a way to get the information from the event after its over. All the admissions directors/staff from the schools come to the event, but after that you might have to contact each school directly. Or, try the website for LAAIS listed on the event flyer.

    1. Hi Laura,

      There’s going to be an event Tuesday night, Oct. 11th. I’m going to be speaking about navigating private kindergarten admissions. It will be at Brentwood Presbyterian Church Preschool at 6: 30 p.m. I’m just about to post it on the blog. We have a few spots left and it’s free!

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