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I match families with schools that feel like home.

I take a different approach than
most Educational Consultants out there:

Transparent pricing.

My research-driven method is based on diverse client case studies and an insider's view of what Admissions officers are really looking for in their applicants.

My in-depth consultations are popular for a reason: ask questions, get clarity, and design your Admissions plan in a compact 90-minute session.

I believe in being meticulous and efficient at the same time.

I won't rope you into a salesy phone call before you can decide if hiring me makes financial sense to you. 

Packages are designed for modern families and present-day Admissions.

I designed my signature program based on 200+ client case studies and an insider's view of the private school Admissions process. 

As the Director of Pre-K at a prestigious Los Angeles preschool, I guided dozens of families every year through Kindergarten Admissions and placement, while working in partnership with distinguished independent schools across the city. 


Camille de Mondesir

Founder of The Placing Method

It was illuminating to hear direct intel from Admissions Directors regarding how they weighed each application, and what specific factors ultimately resulted in an acceptance, rejection, or waitlist consideration.

•   10+ years in educationAL LEADERSHIP
•   200+ placements in top-tier schools
•   CALIFORNIA MASTER TEACHER CREDENTIAL
•   M.A. ENGLISH LITERATURE

and what aspects of a parent’s interview, essay, or general engagements with a school might sway or dismay an Admissions team. I learned how different schools determine if a student is a good fit for them, and what skill sets or qualities they weigh most heavily. 

I saw firsthand what makes an application stand out from the rest, 

And as I held the hands of each family who was going through this high-stakes, intensely competitive, emotionally taxing, and time-draining ordeal, I wanted to find a way to simplify and streamline the process for them.

So... I started The Placing Method, and did just that. 

As a former classroom teacher, I holistically evaluate your child’s developmental profile in order to pinpoint ideal learning environments that will set them up for success. And as someone who is closely dialed into present-day Admissions, 

Simply put,
I ensure you are targeting the best-fit schools with an Admissions plan that is both time-efficient and strategically robust. 

I give you the tools and strategies that can make a world of difference. 

Admissions

Strategy

"Camille was an invaluable resource. Not only is she an incredibly warm and empathetic human being, but she knows the private schools well - and they know her."

LEE CHU & JONGMIN LEE,
PARENTS OF IRIS

I understand how overwhelming this process can be, and I've got answers for every question.

"How many schools should we apply to?"

"How can I help my child be prepared, calm and confident on their assessment day?"

"Is it problematic to apply to both progressive and traditional schools?"

"Can I copy and paste the same answers for different school applications?"

"Are there going to be any dilemmas if we migrate from public to private school, or vice versa?"

"My partner doesn't want to be (or can't be) as involved in the Admissions process. Will this count against us?"

"What's the best way to prepare for our interviews when each Admissions Director has a different personality and style?"

"Some schools can be hard to read from the outside looking in. How can I get a sense of what they’re really like?"

"What other public school options do we have outside of our assigned neighborhood school?"

"What’s the best approach when applying with twins or siblings?"

"How and when should I send a first choice letter?"

"I know a board member or current family at this school. What’s the best way to have them advocate for our family?"

"My partner and I don’t agree on the right school fit. What should we do?"

"How do I determine if a K-6, K-8, or K-12 is the best fit for my child and family?"

"How many schools should we apply to?"

with a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils, a roadmap to finding the perfect school for your child, and a sophisticated toolbox to help you get there.

This is where I come in ...

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