Update

Although our physical office is closed, we are pleased to be able to still fully connect with you online for advisory appointments, admissions workshops and events. And check our blog to register for a virtual admissions event at one of our member schools. Further details here

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

Parenting Tips: Trusting Your Gut
Speaker:
Amy Mockbee and Emily Boucher, Work & Play
Venue:
Virtual Event
A link will be emailed to all registrants
New York, NY 10028
When:
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Members: Register here
Preschool Admissions Virtual Workshop
Speaker:
Anne Burns, Parents League School Advisor
Venue:
Virtual Workshop
A link will be emailed to all registrants
New York, NY 10028
When:
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Members: Register here

PLNY Blog

Parents League member schools are making it possible for you to learn about their schools virtually and in person. Find out about independent and private school tours, info sessions, and more!

by Barbara H. Scott, Executive Director, Parents League of New York

Like a backhand slice is a tool in tennis, heading back to school with COVID-19 and the Delta variant means using our best parenting skills as we dig deep for our kids. To that end, here are some thoughts for back to school this year.