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Come hear the perspectives and advice from two long-time independent school educators who have guided families through the secondary school admissions process. Keith and Peter will enlighten you on definitive steps families can take to avoid the high anxiety, including a behind the scenes analysis of the stress and anxiety involved in the private secondary school admissions process.The discussion will pertain specifically to the middle and upper school application process and address admissions stressors such as:

  • The ISEE exam
  • The Interview
  • Rumors, Gossip, Myths and Legends
  • Outcomes
November 29, 2011
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
William Morris Endeavor (Screening Room)
9601 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
Parking entrance on Camden, validation provided

$75 per person
To reserve a spot, register online at:

Keith Sarkisian is the Director of Admissions at Brentwood School Middle and Upper Divisions, where he has worked for the past 18 years. His paper entitled An Analysis of Stress and Anxiety in the Brentwood School Application Process was completed in June 2011 as part of a Masters Degree research project/thesis. He has interviewed over 2000 families for Brentwood School admissions.

Peter Smailes was born and educated in South Africa, and serves as Headmaster of Curtis School. During his sixteen year tenure at Curtis he has held many titles including English teacher, Dean of Upper School, Head of Middle School, and Outplacement Advisor.

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Christina Simon: Los Angeles, California, United States I'm the mom of two kids who attended The Willows School in Culver City and Viewpoint School in Calabasas. My daughter is a graduate of Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism ('23) and my son is a sophomore at UPenn/Wharton ('26). I live in Coldwater Canyon with my husband, Barry, and our dogs. Contact me at

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