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"My daughter was accepted to all three schools to which she applied. We are grateful for Gaby's insight and support."
Gaby Fogelson is an excellent educational consultant – I could not recommend her more highly. It is very daunting to go through the high school application process in Los Angeles. It is competitive and unnerving.
As my husband and I had not grown up in Los Angeles we didn’t know where to start. I spoke with many educational consultants. When Gaby and I had our first call, I knew she was the right fit for our family. Gaby is a wealth of knowledge about both the independent and parochial schools in many different parts of LA.
After an initial phone call, Gaby came to our home to get to know our daughter and the rest of our family. She reviewed all of our daughter’s report cards, standardized tests, and did a thorough intake of her school history. She asked questions about what was important to us as a family in a school. In addition, since she learned so much about our daughter during our initial meeting, she was able to help us quickly zone in on four schools to which we would ultimately apply. Gaby was able to help us understand why those four schools could be a good fit and was honest about the chances of our daughter being admitted.
Gaby has deep knowledge of the LA schools. Gaby was always available for us during the process. She is professional and warm. She cares about helping families navigate the complexities of the overwhelming application process. She is able to quell anxiety around the process.
-- Parent of Ninth Grader
We began working with Gaby after unsuccessfully applying our daughter for kindergarten to multiple schools. Gaby listened to what we were looking for in a school and the steps we had gone through in the past.
She then helped us understand the perspective of the admissions committees and what they were looking for. She gave us actionable recommendations to help us best represent ourselves and elevate our presence and our application.
As we wrote our essays, we were impressed with how well Gaby understood our daughter and family and was able to help us articulate ourselves in an eloquent yet authentic way. She also highlighted areas that were particularly important and required more emphasis.
We are so glad we worked with Gaby. The application process takes so much time and effort, but Gaby offset that by being such a pleasure to work with. She brought her deep knowledge and experience - as a former admissions leader, independent school alumnus, and parent - as well as her positive energy and empathy.
We are thrilled to have received a spot in our top school and we know we would not have gotten it without Gaby. We recommend her to our friends and just wish we had known to work with her sooner.
-- Parent of First Grader
I was so grateful to find Gaby and work with her through the school application process. We are fairly new to Los Angeles and I was late to the game so I was relieved to have someone guide us every step of the way. I felt less overwhelmed once she laid out the timelines and process for me. She advised on ISEE test registration and tutoring, application process, timeliness, and helped provide insight into the various schools so we knew which might be the best fit for my daughter. Gaby is very knowledgable and was a huge help. My daughter was accepted to all three schools to which she applied. We are grateful for Gaby's insight and support."
-- Parent of Seventh Grader
I wanted to thank you so much for your help with our application process. It was a great achievement given our last minute relocation. We could not have done it without you — from helping narrow down the school list, to getting them to accept late applications. We are happy to have been admitted into a good fit school for both our kids.
-- Parent of a Kindergartener & Third Grader
Applying to private school is a daunting task in the best of times. We decided to apply to private school late and in the middle of Covid. I expected a long and painful process. Gaby, however, made the process simple and painless, she kept us informed every step and we got into our first choice school. I promise you are in great hands with Gaby.
-- Parent of a Fourth Grader
Gaby Fogelson was a tremendous help in helping my daughter get into a school that was a great match with her interests and abilities. While many parents who hire an educational consultant may be focused on their child getting into a certain highly academic school, that was not the case for our family.
Gaby was able to spend time with my daughter to really understand what makes her tick and forged a bond of trust with her. In my daughter’s case, her passion for theater, performing arts and a supportive student body culture was important, and Gaby was a strong advocate for her at her target schools.
If you’re considering an educational consultant to navigate the diverse range of private schools in Los Angeles, Gaby Fogelson can be a tremendous advocate for your child no matter what your educational goals are.
-- Parent of a 9th Grade Applicant
As a solo parent, I was really intimidated by entering the independent school process. A friend referred me to Gaby & I was put at ease during our first meeting. By the end, she had really great school recommendations and a strategy for each. She also worked with me on what I actually needed from her & was able to make that fit into my budget. I definitely recommend Gaby!
-- Parent of a Sixth Grader
Gaby is absolutely lovely and incredibly talented. We are beyond thrilled with the support she proved our daughter.
She was readily available, enthusiastic and provided endless encouragement and guidance to our daughter and family. It was a wonderful decision to consult with her throughout our process.
-- Parent of a Ninth Grader
My husband and I contacted Gaby based on a friend’s recommendation and by the end of our initial consultation with Gaby we hired her. Gaby's extensive experience and comprehensive understanding of the middle school application process along with her capable and calm approach was immediately clear to us.
Gaby is thorough and thoughtful; she made a point to really know our child and she considered our child’s best interests throughout our process. Gaby’s keen insight and her many years of experience working within the independent school community helped us navigate seamlessly to find the right middle school for our child. Having Gaby’s help was like having a really good friend or family member hold our hand along the way — and, we ended up with very good results. I’d hire Gaby again and would recommend her to any family who has the middle school application process in their future.
-- Parent of a Seventh Grader
Gaby is absolutely lovely and incredibly talented. We are beyond thrilled with the support she proved our daughter. She was readily available, enthusiastic and provided endless encouragement and guidance to our daughter and family. It was a wonderful decision to consult with her throughout our process.
-- Parent of a Seventh Grader