Advisory Services

One of the most valuable aspects of membership is the opportunity to consult with Parents League School Advisors about admissions to independent and private schools. Advisory consultations are included with membership.

Parents League School Advisors

Parents League School Advisors have over 150 years of combined experience as administrators, admission directors, teachers and board members at schools including The Allen-Stevenson School, The Brearley School, The Buckley School, Central Synagogue May Family Nursery School, Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, The Episcopal School, Grace Church School, The International Preschools, 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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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.

  • $300 membership expires 6/30/2018
  • $400 membership expires 6/30/2019

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  • 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

Advisory Inquiries

Request an appointment with a Parents League School Advisor.

Preschool Admission Workshops

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Thursday, June 8, 2017
9:00am - 10:30am
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Admissions Events

There are no Advisory events scheduled at this time.


by PILAR CABEZA DE VACA, Head of School, The Madeira School (Review 2016)

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by JESSICA LAHEY, Educator and Writer (Review 2016)

When my students take tests or quizzes, I like to walk around the room to check on their progress, ensure they understand my questions, and whisper encouragement where it’s needed. I read their body language and watch them respond to the challenge of particularly difficult sections. In these unguarded moments, I see their mindsets laid bare: some attack the assessment with bravado and glee, eager for the challenge. Others come to the page with hesitation and concern, in doubt of their abilities or second-guessing their preparation.