Founded in 1913 as a coalition of parents and independent and private schools, the Parents League of New York supports families and children by providing a broad range of educational and parenting resources.

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If you represent an independent or private school click here to learn how to apply for School Membership, or call us at 212-737-7385. Annual membership dues are based on the total enrollment of the school.

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  • Annual School Fairs
  • Panel Presentations for Prospective Parents
  • Member School Directory and Publications
  • Online Member School Directory
  • Advisory Services
  • Grade Openings
  • Workshops and Forums
  • Spring Reception

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Benefits
  • School Advisory Appointments and Workshops
  • Lectures, Panels and Events on Parenting and Education
  • Parents League Publications
  • Online School Directory
  • Camp Advice and Information
  • Office Bulletin Board and Tutoring File

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Financial Aid Memberships available.

Upcoming Events

Making Math Fun for Young Children
Speaker:
Jennifer Woodruff
Venue:
La Escuelita
225 West 99th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States
When:
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Fully Booked
Speaker:
Chantal Aflalo, Special Needs School Advisor
Venue:
Parents League Office
115 East 82nd Street
Between Park & Lexington Avenues, first floor
New York, NY 10028
United States
When:
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time:
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Members: Please call the Parents League office at 212-737-7385 to register.

PLNY Blog

by Mary Biggs, Director, Basic Trust Day Care

When I was asked to write an article on what it takes to run a good child care program for children under the age of five, I thought “What an impossible question. I want to answer it!”

I think the answer, like most things of any worth, is that it takes a really good idea. The right idea. A good and right idea is a rare thing. It is like a key that opens every door. It’s a hand that guides you through the darkest place. It sorts the wheat from the chaff. You can return to it again and again and it never stops providing answers, inspiration and wisdom.
 

by Steve Nelson, Head, The Calhoun School

Growing up in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, my knowledge of private schools was quite limited. I attended public schools, as did virtually everyone I knew. My friends and I used the grass lawns of the private Laurel School and University School as our touch football fields, often to the chagrin of the groundskeepers.