Switching private schools

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Switching private schools

If you don't find the right fit school for your child. You've tried working with the school, working with the teachers, and working with the principal, and nothing seems to be working for your child at that school; you might want to consider switching. A lot of switching does go on between Kindergarten and First Grade, where people have chosen schools that turn out to not be the right fit for them. They do need to go elsewhere. As long as there are real, authentic reasons, it is not impossible to switch. What does become challenging is you can only go to a school if a space opens up in that school. So as Kindergarten is the entry point, there is difficulty finding a space at any other school depending on how many kids wind up leaving. That is the hard part about switching, whether or not there is a space available. It is possible to switch. If you do see a school where you think your child will be more successful, I would encourage you to do that.

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Sandy Eiges, MA

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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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