"We started out our kindergarten school search with a wide range of schools so we thought it would be helpful to get some insight in the process. Gaby was fundamental in helping us navigate, organize and make sense of the important decisions we were about to make. She got to know us as a family, our values, our child and ultimately got us to narrow down our search to the schools we thought were the best fit. She was a valuable support throughout the various steps, from touring, to applying, to interviewing, to following up. The application process can be very overwhelming and confusing and Gaby really helped us make sense of it all and ultimately got us to narrow down our search and gave us confidence we were doing all we could. We were extremely pleased with with her professionalism, her follow through, her relationship and knowledge of the schools and her all around support. Today, we couldn’t be happier with our choice in schools and truly believe it is a good fit because of the hard work we put in with Gaby. Thank you Gaby!"
"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. "
"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."
"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"
"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."
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.