Here’s a list of excellent resources to help you with your kid’s admissions process:


Test Preparation (in alphabetical order)

Academic Achievers: KinderPrep, ISEE, SAT, ACT and academic tutors

Compass Education Group: ISEE, HSPT, SAT, ACT and academic tutors

Hayutin & Associates: ISEE, SAT, ACT, academic tutoring, educational therapy and

independent study

Kinder Ready & Elementary Wise: Pre-K-Kindergarten readiness assessment and private school preparation

Learning Encounters: ISEE, ERB, HSPT test preparation

Synergy Academics: ISEE, SAT, ACT and academic tutors


Educational Consultants

Check out our Q&A interviews with some of L.A.’s top educational consultants¬†and school placement experts.


School Associations

Los Angeles Association of Independent Schools: The consortium of Los Angeles independent schools

Pasadena Area Independent Schools: The consortium of Pasadena area independent schools



Coping With Preschool Panic by Michelle Nitka

Beyond The Brochure: An Insider’s Guide To Private Elementary Schools in Los Angeles by Anne Simon, Christina Simon and Porcha Dodson



Parents Education League


Public Schools

Go Mama Guide by Tanya Anton


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