Applying in middle versus high school

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Applying in middle versus high school

People ask if they can go to public elementary and then apply to private high school; public elementary, public middle school and then just wait and got to private high school. And what I usually tell them is this: By the time it's high school, there are very few spaces available. The big entry points for private school are really kindergarten and middle school, and that's really it. Even though private high schools might open up an additional number of spots for high school, it will be very small compared to the number of spaces they will open for middle school. So if you're thinking in that direction, yes, there is a big difference between 45 to 75 spaces that might open for middle school and the 20 spaces that might open for high school, 10 boys, 10 girls. So yeah, the competition for high school is much greater.

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Originally from New York, Sandy Eiges holds a master's degree in Social Work, and has worked in and around education her entire professional career. She has served as executive director for Save the Children's field office in Jerusalem, where she created and published a cultural diversity curriculum for grades 5-9. This curriculum was subsequently adopted by the Israel Ministry of Education. She also served on the executive board of UNICEF in Israel and created and ran after-school programs for latch-key children. She was, at one time, a charter school developer for a start-up Reggio-inspired K-8 school. Sandy was also the charter school developer for YouthBuild Charter School of California, a high school diploma program for out of school/out of work youth, located in Watts, East Los Angeles and El Monte; for which she also served as interim principal. She has a child who attended a Reggio-inspired preschool and who now attends a project-based elementary school. Inspired by her own quest for the right schools for her daughter, and her extensive research into schools in Los Angeles, Sandy started L.A. School Scout LLC. For the past six years she has helped families looking for the right fit in preschools, elementary schools, middle and high schools for their children.

When she’s not helping families find the school that’s right for them, she’s enjoying time at home with her relentlessly curious and brilliantly creative daughter, who is a constant inspiration for the hopes, dreams and ideas that drive her life. LA School Scout helps families make informed and thoughtful choices about the schools that will best suit them. Our mission is to promote, encourage and applaud children's enthusiasm for school and learning; take the mystery and anxiety out of the school finding process for parents; and provide families with comprehensive information on all of their educational choices.

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