Moving to Los Angeles Schools Consulting Services

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  • Los Angeles
    Whether you are relocating from across the country or across the world, we make the transition smoother.
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    LA Relocation Scout will help you research neighborhoods and schools for your children.
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    An extension of LA School Scout, we help you get your children admitted into the best schools for them.

Are you moving to Los Angeles?

We specialize in Los Angeles school placement for preschool, elementary, middle and high school, and will help you find the right school for every child in your family.

L.A. Relocation Scout has worked with companies and individuals relocating to L.A. from the U.K and Australia, in particular, as well as from other countries and from within the United States. While we understand that the educational systems might be different, we can help you translate A levels and GCSE into their equivalents. We provide educational counseling every step of the way.

For families, relocation to LA is about more than finding the right school – it’s about finding that place where you and your children will thrive. And we also know that since relocation is often related to employment, the sooner the details of daily life are organized, the sooner you are free to start work.

But you won’t be able to start work with an easy mind if your family is struggling to get into schools and make their way in a new place. One of our goals is to make finding the right school move quickly and smoothly, and provide support all along the way.

Whether you’re a company helping transition employees new to the area, or a family moving to Los Angeles from another state or country, we offer families relocation services that include:

  • Phone consultation before you move, regarding specific relocation needs
  • Ongoing communication prior to the move
  • An initial orientation to world of Los Angeles schools
  • Helping you with the application process for public, private and parochial schools.

L.A. Relocation Scout™ will put together a school-related relocation plan that fits your needs, your schedule and your budget. First, we offer an initial consultation prior to your move, designed to put together your plan. We provide you with first-hand information about neighborhoods and schools.

We specialize in Los Angeles school placement for preschool, elementary, middle or high school.

"Our international move to the US happened rather suddenly in late 2016 and due to the time of year, we were well behind others in terms of getting in to meet the various schools… This may sound stressful but once we’d met with Sandy she put us at ease and in a very short space of time, having understood our preferences for the type of education we wanted for our kids, she helped us narrow down our options and then in just a few days, got us in to meet the directors of admission at each of our preferred schools. Ultimately we were left in the fortunate position of having to choose between these…Sandy is a real professional and always makes herself available for discussion in what is a fluid process.” – H+M, May 2017

School Search

Your search for the right school for your child is one of the most important parts of your relocation. If you are relocating from Europe, you might be used to a system where the schools are used to – and open to – students starting at any point during the year. Some schools in L.A. will consider that option; many will not. You might be used to a fairly simple and straightforward application process; it is not quite as simple to apply to L.A. private schools.

And starting the search on your own and contacting all of the schools you might find on the internet can backfire in a competitive admissions climate. For one, other than what the school says about itself on its website, you don’t know that this school will be a fit for your child. You also run the risk of having the schools eliminate your child as a candidate even before you’ve had a chance to apply.

As L.A. Relocation Scout/L.A. School Scout, we coach you and take charge of the application process, guiding you in both deciding on which schools would be a fit, and in tackling all of the elements that go into a successful application.

We prepare a customized list of schools for you, matching your specific criteria for each child in the family, preschool through 12th grade. For those of you from the U.K, dealing with A levels and GCSE and trying to determine the grade equivalents, we will work with you on that, as well as on fulfilling the testing requirements for L.A. private schools.

“A” levels, by the way, can be considered equivalent in terms of course content to AP classes in American high schools. Students in the AP classes take the Collegeboard Advanced Placement exams. In terms of university applications, “A” Levels are equated to the SAT II subject test requirement. According to the US Education Advisory Service:

"Although there are no official equivalencies between the US and UK education systems, most UK and US educators agree that a US high school diploma (without AP courses) can be roughly compared to five GCSE passes at grade C and above."

In addition, we will arrange for private tours and interviews with school admissions departments, and help you complete the application requirements, until you have successfully enrolled your children in a school.  

For those considering going back to the U.K. for university, bear in mind they require a GPA of around 3.6, and an ACT composite score of 26-28.

Where We Work

L.A. Relocation Scout™ is located on the Westside of Los Angeles, but works all over greater Los Angeles. We have placed families in schools in Altadena, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas, Encino, Hancock Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Malibu, Mar Vista, Miracle Mile, Oak Park, Pacific Palisades, Palms, Palos Verdes, Pasadena, Rancho Park, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake, South Pasadena, Studio City, Venice, West Hollywood, West L.A., Westwood, and Woodland Hills. Please call us to see if we can help you find the right school for your child in Los Angeles.

For pricing, and to speak to us about your relocation needs, please contact us directly at
1-877-877-6240 or by Email.



Personal Statement

"Los Angeles is a great place to live, but it isn’t always obvious where to live, where the best schools are, or how to connect and get what you need in the big city. As someone who relocated here from employment overseas, I know how challenging it can be. I am committed to providing a personal service to families relocating to Los Angeles, working with people relocating from all over the world as well as the United States. I’ll help you hit the ground running when you move to Los Angeles, and ensure that you find a community or neighborhood that works with your job and your lifestyle, give you up-to- date information about schools, and help in any way you need to transition everyone in the family."