Upcoming Events

Oct 1

THE KINDERGARTEN CHILD INTERVIEW, Speakers: Nancy Schulman, Avenues & Ellen Birnbaum, 92nd Street Y Nursery School: Fully Booked

Location: Christ Church, 524 Park Avenue (at 60th Street). Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Oct 2

WRITE OUT LOUD: Crafting Your Personal Story to Win College Admissions and Scholarships, Speaker: Carol Barash, PhD.

Location: The Parents League Office, 115 East 82nd Street, First Floor, Between Park and Lexington Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Oct 13

Columbus Day: Office Closed

Oct 16

Financial Aid Panel Discussion

Location: Ethical Culture School, Auditorium, 33 Central Park West (entrance through 2 West 64th Street) Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm Register
Oct 23

A SERIOUS LOOK AT PLAY: An Interactive Learning Experience, Speaker: Jean Schreiber, MS in Ed.

Location: The JCC in Manhattan - The Saul and Carol Zabar Nursery School, 334 Amsterdam Avenue Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Preschool Admission Workshops

Sep 30

Preschool Admissions Workshop: Fully Booked

Location: 115 East 82nd Street, first floor, between Park and Lexington Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Featured Article

  • The Math Classroom: Where Diversity Matters

    By Marisha Plotnik, Teacher, Rudolf Steiner School Diversity is, at long last, a subject of interest in every independent school and independent schools are now deeply committed to opening their doors to students of color. We well know that separate is not equal; our children should look around their classrooms to see faces that look like theirs and faces that do not. At the same time, we sell ourselves short if we allow our concept of diversity to stop at opening the door to a range of skin tones. What happens on the other side of that door bears careful consideration. Click here to download the full article

  • Are We Afraid of Our Boys?

    by Michael Thompson, Psychologist and Author

    Raising boys in America can be scary. Though young male violence in the U.S. has diminished somewhat from the epidemic levels of the late 1980's and early 1990's, the United States remains the most violent country in the industrialized world and ninety-five percent of violent crimes are committed by men, most of it by young men who were themselves boys - even little boys - just a few years earlier. The fact that a small but significant minority of young men turn violent weighs heavily on all concerned parents. Recently, the mother of a boy said to me, "Whenever I watch the news and I see a young man led away in handcuffs, I think, 'That boy has a mother, and that mother screwed up somehow. That boy didn't get what he needed.' " She continued, "I always wonder what it was that his parents should have done." Like many mothers, she wants to be sure that she is doing the right things for her son. Download the full article here