About the Parents League of New York

Parents League empowers families by providing advisory services and parenting resources through partnerships with schools and educational providers.

Each year thousands of families join our community in order to access and participate in best-in-class school fairs, parenting workshops and educational forums. As leaders in school placement, PLNY assists families across New York and those beyond as they apply to hundreds of independent schools across the country. Through our unequaled experience and affiliations, we have been developing and offering a wide array of parenting and school placement services 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 and enrichment experiences.
  • 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 International Coalition of Girls Schools (ICGS).  

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.

  • 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!

  • 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

Special Needs Admissions Panel 2023
Special Needs School Admissions Directors
Virtual Panel Discussion
A link will be emailed to all registrants
New York, NY 10028
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Members: Register here
Non-Members: Register here
Preschool in NYC 2023
Ann Levine, Parents League School Advisor
Virtual Workshop
A link will be emailed to all registrants
New York, NY 10028
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Members: Register here


by Sarah Birnbaum Founder, New York Special Needs Support

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Members get access to Parents League publications digitally! If you're a member, just log in to access the Guide to NYC Preschools, our Directory of Member Schools and more.