Why do parents send their children to boarding school? Why do kids want to go to boarding school? Barbara Scott, Executive Director, Parents League of New York describes her family's experience with boarding school life.
Executive Director Announcement
Parents League of New York is pleased to announce the appointment of their new Executive Director, Barbara H. Scott, effective July 1, 2021.
Barbara is a lifelong educator, having served as a classroom teacher, school administrator and admissions professional. She earned a BA from Hamilton College and an MA in Educational Leadership from Columbia University, Teachers College. Barbara began her career as a teacher at The Spence School before moving to Riverdale Country School, where she moved into administration. Later, she served as Director of Admission at LREI and Nightingale-Bamford School, as well as Location Director for The International Preschools. In addition, Barbara held the role of Board Secretary for the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) and was a member of the National Coalition of Girls' Schools Board of Directors.
Barbara is known for collaborating across professional disciplines and academic fields to bring the best to children and families. A consummate volunteer, Barbara has shared her educational expertise with a variety of nonprofits. She currently serves as Education Chair for New England Science and Sailing (NESS), Board Chair for Bronx Charter School for the Arts, and Assistant Secretary of the Women's Committee Board of Central Park Conservancy. Her qualifications, vision and leadership will be tremendous assets to our organization.
Please join us in welcoming Barbara to the Parents League!
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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.