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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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Upcoming Events

Parents League K Interview
Nancy Schulman, Division Head of the Early Learning Center at Avenues: The World School and Ellen Birnbaum, Director of the 92nd Street Y Nursery School
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
921 Madison Avenue
(between E. 73rd & E. 74th Streets)
New York, NY 10021
United States
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Parents League Boarding School Fair
Loyola School
980 Park Avenue
Entrance on 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028
United States
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
4:30pm - 6:15pm
Members: Register here
Non-Members: Register here

Preschool Admission Workshops

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
9:30am - 11:00am
Monday, August 7, 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm


by PILAR CABEZA DE VACA, Head of School, The Madeira School (Review 2016)

There is much talk in the education arena about disruptive innovation. Due to technology, examples of disruption to the status quo abound in the world around us. Just look at what has happened in the music industry when streaming made records and CDs obsolete, in higher education with the advent of MOOCs, in the movie industry with Netflix. Other disruptions also come to mind: Uber, with its challenge to taxi services, Airbnb, with its threat to traditional hotels and travel agents. The list could go on endlessly, as it continues to change seemingly daily.

by JESSICA LAHEY, Educator and Writer (Review 2016)

When my students take tests or quizzes, I like to walk around the room to check on their progress, ensure they understand my questions, and whisper encouragement where it’s needed. I read their body language and watch them respond to the challenge of particularly difficult sections. In these unguarded moments, I see their mindsets laid bare: some attack the assessment with bravado and glee, eager for the challenge. Others come to the page with hesitation and concern, in doubt of their abilities or second-guessing their preparation.