All of our Spring classes have been completed. Stay tuned for more classes coming in August!
What We Do
Los Angeles parents face a maze of school options. The L.A. Kindergarten Class helps you understand them all.
This 90-minute class explains in detail what parents need to know about:
District Schools, Magnet Programs, Affiliated Charters, Independent Charters, Private Schools
How to apply to each school type
What to expect throughout the process
Where to look for information on specific schools
Parents will leave with a detailed timeline to follow and a real understanding of what their options are.
Los Angeles has a lot of different education options for families, and figuring it all out can take a lot time and energy. We created this class to make parents' lives easier. If you really want to know the nuts and bolts of how the system works, this class is for you.
How do I take the class?
We regularly partner with local preschools and venues who host our talks. We generally hold public talks in the Spring (March - May) and Fall (Aug - Oct). Contact us to find out when our next class is coming up, or to schedule The L.A. Kindergarten Class in your preschool, a corporate setting, or your own group. Individual planning sessions can also be arranged.
“That was absolutely one of the BEST seminars I have ever attended. Thank you so much for giving me and the rest of the parents the opportunity.” –Michelle N.
“This seminar was very informative and gave me a great overview of what to expect in our school search. I feel more comfortable with the process. Kim and Caden were personable and answered all of my questions!” –Victoria J.
“This is the type of seminar that every parent should have the minute they put their child in preschool. So much better to be prepared!” –Junia M.
Private Consultations for public and private school
Don't love your assigned home school and want to see what your options are? Thinking about private school but want to weigh the pros and cons? We can help.
Need more personalized help with your School Search?
Book an Individual Session with us!
Private Planning Session
We do the research for you! After an initial consult to find out what you're looking for, we research the best options for your child and your family. Then we meet to go over a personalized list of schools for your family to consider, and discuss the specifics, including the application timeline. Cost is $250.
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Hear what parents have to say about The L.A. Kindergarten Class!
Teaching parents about ALL of the school choices in Los Angeles, and how to pursue them...
The LAKC Founders
Kim Haselhoff is a college counselor with Collegewise and a former Executive Director of the Parents Education League of Los Angeles, which helps parents with the school search process in Los Angeles. With a B.A. from UCLA and a Ph.D. from UC Irvine, Kim spent several years working at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. In the last few years her interest has focused on Education and Education Policy. Kim has helped many families successfully navigate the school search process and the college search process. She has two children, one in public school and one in private school, here in Los Angeles.
Caden Chernoff is a mother of two young children and created Savvy School Search L.A. in 2017 to help local parents struggling to find the right schools for their families. Previously, as a theater director in New York City and Los Angeles, Caden worked to guide creative teams to launch live productions. Her experience includes teaching acting and directing as well. Originally from the Midwest, she holds a BA from UCLA and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She spent more time getting her daughter into Kindergarten in Los Angeles than she did getting herself into undergraduate and graduate school, but she believes your search doesn’t have to be that way, and she’s here to help.
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