Navigating the Private School Admissions Process
Drawing upon over a decade of experience as an Admissions Officer in Los Angeles private schools, I have developed a detailed approach that helps parents and children find the best schools for them.
My process with your family begins with understanding your child and your aspiration for his or her school experience. This crucial step involves me getting familiar with your family’s core value, philosophies, activities, and parenting styles. These personal details help illuminate the nuances of what can constitute a good fit between a family and a private school.
After these initial steps, my materials and in-depth personal sessions can help you understand:
- How to focus your options by examining your selected schools’ history, culture, academics, extracurricular opportunities, and social elements;
- Timelines for the application process;
- What documentation you need to prepare and gather;
- Interviewing best practices;
- Application requirements (exams, recommendations, etc.);
- Best school fit for your child;
- Best fit for your family values and lifestyle;
- True costs of attendance;
- College matriculation details; and
- L.A.’s geography and the realities of commuting.
The goal is to find a school where your child enjoys learning and your family fits into the culture and community.
- One- to two-hour exploratory phone calls/in-person sessions for overview information and general guidance;
- In-depth, personalized assistance throughout the admissions process;
- Group presentations with Q&A (5-10 people); and
- Other customized services for your family’s specific needs.
Additionally, as requested I can refer you to vetted resources for a wide range of services, including:
- ISEE prep;
- Psychologists & psychiatrists;
- Therapists (OT, Speech, Educational Testing, etc.);
- Real estate brokers; and
- Extracurricular activities (theater, dance, sports, etc.).
To learn more about how Nambiar Advising can help you through the private school admissions process, contact me today.