Upcoming Events

Sep 5

Labor Day: Office Closed

Sep 6

Normal Office Hours Resume

Sep 12

Boarding School Fair

Location: Loyola School, 980 Park Avenue Time: 4:30pm - 6:15pm Register

Panel Discussion: Boarding School Admissions

Location: Loyola School Cafeteria, 980 Park Avenue, entrance on East 83rd Street Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm Register
Sep 13

Independent Middle & Upper Day School Fair

Location: Loyola School, 980 Park Avenue Time: 4:30pm - 6:15pm Register

Preschool Admission Workshops

Aug 29

Preschool Admissions Workshop

Location: The Parents League office, 115 East 82nd Street, first floor, between Park & Lexington Avenues Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Aug 30

Preschool Admissions Workshop: FULLY BOOKED

Location: The Parents League office, 115 East 82nd Street, first floor, between Park & Lexington Avenues Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Aug 31

Preschool Admissions Workshop

Location: The Parents League office, 115 East 82nd Street, first floor, between Park & Lexington Avenues Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Sep 6

Preschool Admissions Workshop

Location: Parents League Office, 115 East 82nd Street, first floor, between Park & Lexington Avenues Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Sep 14

Preschool Admissions Workshop: DOWNTOWN LOCATION

Location: Blue School, 241 Water Street Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Featured Article

  • Kindergarten Admissions: From Our Side of the Desk

    by Babby Krents, Director of Admissions, The Dalton School; Ronnie Moskowitz, Head, The Washington Market School; Jean Rosenberg, Director, Chelsea Day School; Linda Shuffman, Director of Admissions, The Town School As professionals whose job it is to make admissions decisions, we appreciate how challenging it can be to apply to kindergarten in the New York City independent schools. The actual timeline for the application begins in September the year before a child starts kindergarten. The process involves attending school tours, play-groups, family meetings, and having the child take the “ERB”—a test administered by the Educational Records Bureau, which most independent ongoing schools require. The process is time-consuming and can seem overwhelming. That being said, it is also enlightening and can be informative about the many school options available for children in New York City.
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  • A Young Child’s Understanding of Time

    Lydia Spinelli, Director, The Brick Church School When early childhood professor Lilian Katz gave a workshop at our school last March, she spoke against introducing calendar skills in early childhood classes—as research shows that children do not have a real understanding of time until ages seven to ten. Since many of our teachers do the calendar, I set out to see how much our children, who range in age from three- to six-years-old, understand about time and calendar concepts. Click here to download the full article