About the Parents League of New York

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

As the public face of private education in New York—and the only nonprofit of its kind—we are the preeminent provider of advisory services for school admissions. Each year we help thousands of families as they apply to hundreds of schools across the country. Through our unequaled experience and affiliations, we have been developing and offering a wide array of workshops, forums and publications for over 100 years.

We provide:

  • Advice to families selecting schools and programs: preschools, elementary and secondary schools, boarding schools, special needs programs and summer camps.
     
  • Parenting and education lectures and workshops by experts in their fields, and panel presentations by admissions and financial aid directors.
     
  • Publications including the Review, Guide to New York City Preschools and Let's Play: Activities for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Parents League of New York holds memberships in Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), International Boys' Schools Coalition (IBSC), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), and the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP).

 

Become a Member

School Fair

Membership for Schools

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.

Benefits
  • 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

More Information about Memberships for Schools

Family Membership

Take advantage of our many benefits including school admissions advice, events and publications.

Become a member now!

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

More Information about Family Memberships

Financial Aid Memberships available.

Upcoming Events

Financial Aid for Private School NYC
Speaker:
Private and Independent School Financial Aid Experts
Venue:
Trevor Day School
312 East 95th Street
New York, NY 10128
When:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Non-Members: Register here
Dr. Richard Weissbourd
Speaker:
Dr. Richard Weissbourd
Venue:
Lowenstein Auditorium at Temple Emanu-El
10 East 66th Street
Between Fifth and Madison Avenues
New York, NY 10065
When:
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Time:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Members: Please call the Parents League office at 212-737-7385 to register.
Non-Members: Register here

PLNY Blog

Finding the right school for your child can be a daunting experience, and if you need help, support is available. Regardless of where you live in the country, you will likely find people to assist you.

Winifred Mabley, Director of Lower School Admission at The Brearley School sits down with Executive Director, Gina Malin to discuss school tours and parent interviews:

  • what happens on the school tour
  • what to expect at the interview
  • how to talk about your child
  • what to wear