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, Let's Play: Activities for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers and distribution of the New York Independent Schools Directory on behalf of ISAAGNY.

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

Speaker:
Jean Schreiber, early childhood educational consultant
Venue:
JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue
at 76th Street, Beit Midrash 7th Floor
New York, NY 10023
United States
When:
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Kindergarten Fair 2017
Venue:
Grace Church School
86 Fourth Avenue
between 10th & 11th Streets
New York, NY 10003
United States
When:
Monday, April 16, 2018
Time:
4:30am - 6:15pm
Members: Register here
Non-Members: Register here

PLNY Blog

by SERENA FINE ENGLISH, Director, The William Woodward, Jr. Nursery School

A good nursery school is one which addresses all areas of children’s development, enhances their strengths, helps them to work on areas that may be harder for them, and prepares them well for future academic experiences.

Most important, however, is a school’s emphasis on instilling character and empathy towards others. While some children seem to have an unusual capacity to empathize with others, empathy is not only an innate quality: it is a combination of what children learn at home and at school.

by SUSAN H. SHAPIRO, Former Director Dillon Child Study Center, St. Joseph's College

Along with the idea of romantic love, she was introduced to
another—physical beauty. Probably the most destructive ideas in
the history of human thought. Both originated in envy, thrived in
insecurity, and ended in disillusion.
                                                 —
Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye