Upcoming Events

Oct 12

Office Closed for Columbus Day

Oct 14

HELPING KIDS TO KEEP COOL ABOUT SCHOOL: Your Child’s Best School Year Yet; Speaker: Dr. Roni Cohen Sandler, Ph.D.

Location: Marymount School of New York, 1026 Fifth Avenue Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Oct 16

Introducing Brooklyn’s Own School Advisor...

Location: International School of Brooklyn, 192 Luquer Street, between Smith and Court Street, Brooklyn Time: 8:30am - 10:00am Register
Oct 21

Financial Aid Panel Discussion

Location: Friends Seminary, 222 East 16th Street Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm Register
Nov 5

THE GIFT OF FAILURE, Speaker: Jessica Lahey, Educator & Author

Location: The Parents League office, 115 East 82nd Street, first floor, between Park & Lexington Avenues Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Featured Article

  • Family Life in the Digital Age

    By Catherine Steiner-Adair, Clinical Psychologist and Author
    “Thank goodness for texting,” Claire says of life with two teenage daughters, one who lives two time zones away in college. The older one is so busy that there’s little time for phone calls and, of course, there is no opportunity for casual visits over meals. They text throughout the day. As for the younger one, her mother says, “It’s the only way she communicates, so I’m just grateful we have that!”
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  • The Boarding School Question

    By Michael Gary, Director of Admissions, Phillips Exeter Academy

    “Why boarding school?” This is the question I have been answering for almost thirty years, first as a student and now as a seasoned admissions director. The answers to this question are just as varied as the kids who decide to attend.

    It’s No Longer About Being “Sent Away”

    The most dramatic change that has occurred during my tenure in boarding school admissions is this: it is no longer about parents sending their kids to boarding school. Today, kids are choosing to go away to school. The internet and social media have made it possible for information about boarding schools and their transformative power to reach kids who otherwise wouldn’t have entertained the idea. (Thanks to Harry Potter alone, more kids today know about boarding schools.) Personal testimonies from students, parents, and alumni are powerful and relevant, and there is valuable data available which corroborate their experiences.

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