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Elementary School

Lisa will guide you in your search for an elementary school. She will you help identify key factors to look for when visiting schools. She will recommend schools for your child and your family and give you a personalized plan. Lisa will explain the admission process and help you to create a strategy which will set up your child for success.

Preschool

Lisa will help you identify preschools that fit your needs and your child’s needs. She has relationships with preschool directors throughout Los Angeles and can help you determine the best place for your child to start his/her school experience.

Middle School &
High School

Middle School and High School admission can be complex. Lisa understands the process from the insider’s point of view. She will help you and your child select schools, guide you to test prep, prepare for interviews and apply. Lisa can simplify the process for you and your family.

Relocation

Moving to a new location can be stressful.  Lisa can help you save time by narrowing down your choices.  She will help you identify schools that are right for your child and your family.  She'll help you navigate the admission process in Los Angeles.  She cannot guarantee admission, but she can guarantee a less stressful process.

Admissions to all these schools and more....
  • Archer

  • Brentwood

  • Buckley

  • Campbell Hall

  • Carlthorp

  • Crossroads

  • Curtis

  • Echo Horizon

  • Flintridge

  • Geffen

  • Harvard Westlake

  • Laurence

  • Los Encinos

  • Marlborough

  • Marymount

  • Milken

  • Mirman

  • New Roads

  • Notre Dame

  • Oakwood

  • PS#1

  • Sierra Canyon

  • St. Matthew's 

  • Turning Point

  • Viewpoint

  • Village

  • Wildwood

Testimonials

Quite simply, Lisa was wonderful to work with. 

 

By Mid-December when our family knew we were relocating to Los Angeles the deadline for applications had passed at most of the schools our son wanted to apply to. Undeterred Lisa obtained application extensions, helped get all of his applications submitted and assisted with our son sitting the ISEE test in less than one month (including the holiday season).

 

Our son was subsequently accepted at all of the schools he applied to, with Lisa playing an instrumental role in his successful applications. We could not have successfully navigated this process without her.

Lisa is knowledgeable, well-connected, incredibly supportive, empathetic and really understood our family’s needs and sensibilities. She was attentive and responded very quickly to all of our questions and queries, despite being in a different time zone. She helped prep our son for his interviews, so that he felt at ease when he met with various admission directors. Not least, she is a very nice person, and even put us in touch with a wonderful realtor to help us find a home. We can thoroughly recommend Lisa’s services.

-Simon and Jane, parents of a 9th grader    

We began our school search and application process in order to transfer from San Diego to Los Angeles. This was going to be a difficult process considering that we have 3 kids ages 13, 11, and 9 (going to 9th, 6th, and 4th grades). The process turned out to be more difficult than expected considering all of the moving pieces and the difficulty of going through a very rigorous acceptance process. When we realized that we would not be able to do this on our own - we were extremely lucky to find Lisa and even more lucky that Lisa decided to work with us. 

Our expectations were extremely high because we were not going to settle for anything less than one of the top schools. It was extremely important that all of the kids go to one school. 

Lisa worked with us on all aspects of the application process from school search to the application, testing, interviews, etc. As a result of her very hard work - all three of our kids were accepted to our number one choice school. 

We are blessed to have been able to work with Lisa because if it was not for her - we would have never made it. This is a very difficult process which requires help from a professional. 

Thank you Lisa!!!

-Michael- parent of 4th, 6th and 9th Graders

Lisa Marfisi is a woman of extraordinary competence, patience, and care when it comes to school placement.  Lisa’s devotion to her clients and their needs knows no bounds.  As parents, we went from not being thrilled with any of the educational options for our child to enrolling him in our dream school!  Lisa was essential to this success. She listened carefully to our and our child’s needs, tailored our search process accordingly and ultimately helped us find the perfect school. Through this entire process, Lisa calmly, carefully and supportively walked us through every step.  Not to mention, Lisa is an enthusiastic, warm and positive person! I found working with Lisa rewarding and we are so happy about our child’s school! Any family would be lucky to work with Lisa! I cannot recommend Lisa more

 

-Parent of a Kindergartner - Los Feliz

We are so glad that we decided to work with Lisa for our daughter’s kindergarten application. Lisa got a great understanding of our daughter’s learning needs from her in-person assessment and was able to provide spot-on recommendations for our school selection. We were accepted to the schools that fit our educational philosophy and lifestyle. Our daughter is now a thriving kindergartener. 

Moreover, we relocated overseas for six months during our application process, and Lisa was very flexible and accommodating regarding our Skype conferences. Her guidance definitely made our application process smooth and easy.

-Parents of a Kindergartner- Venice, CA

I found out that I was moving from Connecticut to Los Angeles and had to quickly find a school for my daughter. I found Lisa’s name in a google search, reached out to her, and she returned my call immediately. Hiring Lisa as an education consultant was the best thing that we did. It is truly priceless. I knew nothing about the schools in LA, and Lisa helped me every step of the way. Moving across the country and finding the school that is best for my daughter could have been a daunting process, but Lisa made it seamless. She is so kind and so caring and she took the stress out of the application process. She counseled me every step of the way and helped me to choose the best school for our family. I had such a wonderful experience working with Lisa. I truly enjoyed our daily chats. If you’re thinking of hiring an education consultant to help with your school search, I I recommend Lisa wholeheartedly. You will be so thankful that you did. 


-Stefanie- parent of a Kindergartner

Lisa helped us separate myth from reality and eliminated the paranoia that comes with the process. She was able to answer questions big and small -- why did they get a thank you email but not us? what really matters in the interview? -- and kept us  focused. The year prior to meeting Lisa, we were waitlisted from our first choice school, which had a process we perceived to be mysterious. Thanks to Lisa's help, we were able to re-apply to this school and were accepted during an off year. With Lisa's guidance, we were also accepted at another elite school, with very limited spots, which we chose to attend. We enjoyed every step of the process with Lisa and consider her to be family.

-K and J , Parents of an Elementary Student - Los Angeles

Working with Lisa has been a fantastic experience.  Lisa made at least one part of our relocation from HK to LA a smooth and painless process.  She was warm, responsive and competent, with great advice and follow up.  Thanks to her, we have a wonderful school that both our children can enter together for 2018.  

 

-Parents of 3rd and 5th Graders

Lisa is the ultimate professional. She has great understanding and insights into the LA private school landscape. She was spot on with the list of schools she recommended which aligned with our family value and educational philosophy.

 

Lisa was patient and understanding of all our needs. From the very first phone call with her, to meeting our daughter and to discuss the selection of school after receiving acceptance offers, her professionalism never wavered. She answered all of my questions and with her guidance and support, our daughter will be entering into kindergarten at an amazing school which we are so thrilled to be part of. 

 

I highly recommend Lisa for your child(ren)’s education search needs.

 

-J & J – Parents of Kindergartner – Los Angeles

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