Upcoming Events

Apr 1

THE PARADOX OF MODERN PARENTHOOD, Speaker: Jennifer Senior, Author and Editor

Location: Professional Children's School,132 West 60th Street Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Apr 3

Passover/Good Friday: Office Closed

Apr 13

Independent School Kindergarten Fair

Location: Grace Church School, 86 Fourth Avenue, between 11th & 12th Streets Time: 4:30pm - 6:15pm Register

Kindergarten Admissions Panel Discussion

Location: Grace Church, 802 Broadway at 10th Street behind Grace Church School Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm Register
Apr 20

Special Needs Group Discussion

Location: The Parents League Office, 115 East 82nd Street, First Floor, Between Park and Lexington Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Preschool Admission Workshops

Apr 1

Preschool Admissions Workshop

Location: The Parents League office, 115 East 82nd Street, first floor, between Park and Lexington Aves. Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
Apr 6

Preschool Admissions Workshop

Location: The Parents League Office, 115 East 82nd Street, First Floor, Between Park & Lexington Aves. Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Apr 14

Preschool Admissions Workshop

Location: The Parents League office, 115 East 82nd Street, first floor, between Park and Lexington Aves. Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Apr 20

Preschool Admissions Workshop

Location: The Parents League Office, 115 East 82nd Street, First Floor, Between Park & Lexington Aves. Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Apr 21

Preschool Admissions Workshop

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

Featured Article

  • Kicking the Tutoring Habit

    By Wendy Mogel, Clinical Psychologist and Author In the early 1930’s, when my father was in elementary school in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, students were given a singing test at the beginning of the year. Each student was placed in one of three groups: sopranos, altos, and listeners. The duties of the listeners? Learn the words to every song, attend all performances, and mouth silently.
    When I was in elementary school in the 1950’s, the kindergarten curriculum had modest goals: Teach students to get along with their neighbors, line up quietly for recess, and learn the Pledge of Allegiance. For a special craft project we made handprint ashtrays out of clay for our parents. Download the full article here

  • College Admissions: The Perspective of a 35 Year Veteran

    by Bruce Breimer, Collegiate School Inordinate, and not always informed, coverage has been given to the competitive college admissions scene in recent years. Students and parents alike invariably enter the search with a firm, but increasingly specious, belief that an undergraduate degree from an Ivy League school or its equivalent will guarantee professional success. While this rule of thumb was substantially true for much of the 20th century, it is no longer the case. Ironically, in the 21st century entrance into most professions will be predicated on a graduate degree. Rather than focusing on where an applicant spent his undergraduate years, those entrusted with the hiring process will be more concerned with the reputation of the applicant's graduate program. Click here to download the full article