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LA PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS LETTERS

YES, NO, MAYBE SO :: LA PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS LETTERS ARRIVE THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 17!

LA PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMISSION LETTERS

Here’s a piece written by my friend Christina Simon from Beyond The Brochure. It’s a fun and relatable and helpful read. Be sure to check out the other links she mentions.  – Elaine

The countdown begins for notifications from L.A. and Pasadena private schools. Schools will notify families on March 10 and 17th. I remember applying for kindergarten, then DK, then 7th and 4th grades. Each time was stressful. Developmental Kindergarten was less stressful since my son was a sibling at Willows. As we waited, it was tempting to second-guess decisions we’d made along the way. Then, I’d think STOP. It’s done. My friends and I were on the phone non-stop. The stakes seem so high, especially when you start to imagine the worst possible outcome. Yet, over the years, I’ve seen that most families will have a school to attend. It may not be your first choice, but once your kid is accepted, it becomes “your kid’s school” and that’s a great feeling.

Our family has received acceptance letters, wait-list letters and we’re had to withdraw an application when our parent interview went south. If your family gets even one acceptance letter, congratulations! Two or more is an abundance of riches. If not, here’s what I’ve learned as a parent who has been through the process multiple times and as someone who writes about admissions:

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LA PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS LETTERS


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LA PRIVATE SCHOOLSLS If you’re on the LA private schools admissions circuit right now, say AYE! I was lucky enough to attend and graduate from The Buckley School –– where the teachers held Stanford degrees and PhDs.  The education and the lifelong friendships from such an intimate and private community were invaluable — and I hope to gift my…