WELCOME. I'M HAPPY YOU'RE HERE.

I match families with schools that feel like home.

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

Transparent pricing, and no upselling.

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.

Roadmapping that simplifies the process and saves you time.

My fees are transparently indicated, so you can decide if hiring me makes financial sense to you. I'll also only recommend services that fit your needs.

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

The Admissions process doesn't have to be a puzzle.

As a seasoned school placement specialist, I simplify and streamline the process for parents and students.

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

Guided by a passion for early education and a pioneering mother who founded the world's first public charter international school (ISM in Monterey, CA), my life's work has been devoted to championing children and their families. Over the course of my career, I've developed strong relationships with distinguished schools and Admissions Directors, as well as administrators in the California Department of Education and the National Association of Independent Schools. I've led comprehensive Admissions workshops for parent groups, been interviewed on The Motherbird Podcast, authored numerous articles on the K-12 school placement process, and served as an educational advisor for over 200 local and international families. 

Most recently I directed the Pre-K program at a prestigious Los Angeles Preschool, where I implemented best practices into 4 classrooms, mentored 12 teachers, and guided dozens of families on an annual basis through Kindergarten Admissions and placement. 

As a trusted partner in school placement, I have dialogued directly with Admissions Directors regarding how they weigh applications, and what specific factors ultimately result in an acceptance, rejection, or waitlist consideration. I've seen firsthand what makes an application stand out from the rest, how schools determine if a student is a good fit for them, and what concrete skills or character qualities different programs weigh most heavily.

Meanwhile, I've stayed equally apprised on L.A.'s complex public school system, so my clients who are interested in charters, magnets, and special public programs can navigate those options with clarity and ease.

Ultimately, my approach to school placement is built on matching the whole family to the right place. My priority is to holistically understand each of my student's developmental needs, so I can pinpoint ideal learning environments that will set them up for a success, ensure those communities align with your family as a whole, and guide you thoughtfully towards calling that school "home."

Camille de Mondesir

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

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

My life's work, and the reason I started The Placing Method, is to champion families. 

"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

Let's put some freshly sharpened pencils to work,

starting with your school placement plan.

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