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Upcoming Events

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Speaker:
Financial Aid Directors of Independent Schools
Venue:
Bank St. School for Children
610 West 112th St.
between Broadway & Riverside Dr.
New York, NY 10025
United States
When:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Non-Members: Register here
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Speaker:
Natalie Alterman
Venue:
Parents League Office
115 East 82nd Street
Between Park & Lexington Avenues, first floor
New York, NY 10028
United States
When:
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time:
8:45am - 9:45am
Members: Register here

PLNY Blog

by Matthew Stuart, Head of School, The Caedmon School

I asked myself if we aren’t creating a generation of children who will spend hours “watching” and maybe use an occasional swipe across a screen, with the result that they will lack the manual dexterity and the eye-to-hand coordination needed to perform even simple functions later on like tying their shoes and buttoning their coats.

by MARK MITCHELL, Vice President, School & Student Services

There is no denying that recent pricing trends make the independent school choice seem less financially viable for many families. During the past decade, the tuition price tag has increased at significant rates. Data gathered by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) show that the median tuition for all independent schools (of all types and grade levels) rose by nearly 50% during that time.