Upcoming Event! Navigating The L.A. Private Elementary School Admissions Process-Oct. 6, 2015

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Hi Everyone, Please join me for this FREE event!

Who: Christina Simon, co-author, Beyond The Brochure: An Insider’s Guide To Private Elementary Schools In Los Angeles

What: Navigating The L.A. Private Elementary School Admissions Process

Selecting Schools To Visit, Types of Schools and School Tours
Written Applications
Parent Interviews
Your Child’s Testing/Visiting Day
Letters of Recommendation
What To Do If Your Child is Wait-Listed
Helpful Hints and Insider Tips

Where: Brentwood Presbyterian Church Preschool

12000 San Vicente Blvd/Bundy. There is limited parking on the street.

When: Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Tessa at bpcp90049 at gmail dot com

Details: Christine Cornsinita, director of Brentwood Presbyterian Church Preschool, has graciously welcomed me back to her amazing preschool for the fourth year. She’s also invited any of our blog readers who would like to attend. The event is free, but If you plan to join us, you must RSVP to Tessa by email: bpcp90049 at gmail dot com  Space is limited. Everyone attending the event will get an event summary of my remarks. Copies of Beyond The Brochure: An Insider’s Guide To Private Elementary Schools In Los Angeles will be available for sale. I look forward to meeting you! –Christina


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Elementary School Admissions Directors- Fall Kindergarten Fair 2015


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What:  Elementary School Admissions Directors Fall Kindergarten Fair, 2015
When:  September 24, 2015,  7:00PM – 8:00PM
Where: The Willows Community School, 8509 Higuera Street, Culver City, CA 90232

This event will offer information from 45 independent (private) schools in and around Los Angeles.

For more information, click on Elementary School Admissions Directors


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Upcoming Event: “Elementary School, Here I Come” with Betsy Brown Braun

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Many of you who read this blog know I’m a big fan of Betsy Brown Braun. I’ve taken her parenting classes and read her books and she has always provided me with excellent practical and timely advice (just when I really needed it!). Here’s her annual private schools event, which I’m sure will be extremely useful.


Betsy Brown Braun- ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,  HERE I COME!                      

Wednesday,. January 29, 2014,  7:30 to 9:30  p.m. A framework for observing, assessing, and choosing an elementary school will be presented at this seminar. Private and public schools in the City and the Valley will be discussed along with the application process, school visits, interviews, and a timeline for applications. www.betsybrownbraun.com


Here’s my Q&A with Betsy (Under Educational Consultants): Name A School, She’s Sent A Client There