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

NYC Middle and High School Admissions
Speaker:
Evie Gurney, Parents League School Advisor
Venue:
Parents League Office
115 East 82nd Street
Between Park & Lexington Avenues, first floor
New York, NY 10028
When:
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Fully Booked
Kindergarten Child Interview. Credit: Elena Seibert
Speaker:
Nancy Schulman, Head of the Early Learning Center at Avenues: The World School and Ellen Birnbaum, Director of Early Childhood Programs for 92Y
Venue:
The Brotherhood Synagogue
28 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
When:
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here

PLNY Blog

Are you concerned about private school tuition costs? Though the cost of tuition may seem daunting, we advise families to keep an open mind when searching for a private or independent school. Here we address common concerns about school affordability and the financial aid application process.

by Gina Malin, Executive Director and Evie Gurney, School Advisor

Gina and Evie discuss the middle school and high school admission process when transitioning from public to private school.