Childhood ought to be a time in which you find out what you love to do, what you are good at, and where you plug into the world most enthusiastically. As tempting as it can be, no one should presume to program a childhood as if its outcome could already be envisioned. It ought to be its own unpredictable, unique time: a time of discovery, rife with surprises, mistakes, disappointments, and triumphs.
One of the most valuable aspects of membership is the opportunity to consult with Parents League School Advisors about admissions to indpendent and private schools. Advisory consultations are included with membership.Parents League School Advisors
Parents League School Advisors have over 125 years of combined experience as administrators, admission directors, teachers and board members at schools including The Brearley School, The Buckley School, Central Synagogue May Family Nursery School, Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, The Episcopal School, Grace Church School, The Town School, and Trevor Day School. We have a unique and close working relationship with over 300 independent day and boarding schools, enabling us to provide families with up to date information about schools and admissions policies.
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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
Take advantage of our many benefits including school admissions advice, events and publications.
- $200 membership expires 6/30/2017
- $400 membership expires 6/30/2019
- 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
Request an appointment with a Parents League School Advisor.
Preschool Admission Workshops
@The Parents League Office
115 East 82nd Street, First Floor
Between Park & Lexington Aves.
This appeared in Time magazine in 1966, when I was two years old:
Even in purely nonreligious terms, homosexuality represents a misuse of the sexual faculty. It is a pathetic little second-rate substitute for reality, a pitiable flight from life. As such, it deserves fairness, compassion, understanding and, when possible, treatment. But it deserves no encouragement, no glamorization, no rationalization, no fake status as minority martyrdom, no sophistry about simple differences in taste—and, above all, no pretense that it is anything but a pernicious sickness.