Preschool Admissions

Parents League School Advisors are here for you whether you are new to the city or have lived here your whole life. They have the expertise to help you find the right preschool for your child.

Begin the process by following these simple steps:

  1. Join Parents League.
    Sign up for membership online or call our office at 212-737-7385.
  2. Attend a Parents League Preschool Workshop (included with membership).
    Led by one of our experienced School Advisors, this 90-minute workshop is offered at our office and at other locations throughout the city during the spring and summer. The workshops are limited to ten to twenty members, and will give you the opportunity to learn about the process and have all your questions answered. See the schedule here
  3. Develop your list of schools, and then call one of our preschool advisors to review your list. (included with membership)
  4. Request and file applications in September. Stay in touch with your School Advisor as you go through the process. (unlimited calls with a School Advisor included in your membership)

Not sure if your child is ready to apply to preschool? Call our office at 212-737-7385 and a Parents League School Advisor will help you answer this question.

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Preschool Admissions Workshop at our upper east side office.

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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.

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

Financial Aid for Private School NYC
Speaker:
Private and Independent School Financial Aid Experts
Venue:
Trevor Day School
312 East 95th Street
New York, NY 10128
When:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Non-Members: Register here
Dr. Richard Weissbourd
Speaker:
Dr. Richard Weissbourd
Venue:
Lowenstein Auditorium at Temple Emanu-El
10 East 66th Street
Between Fifth and Madison Avenues
New York, NY 10065
When:
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Time:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Members: Please call the Parents League office at 212-737-7385 to register.
Non-Members: Register here

PLNY Blog

Finding the right school for your child can be a daunting experience, and if you need help, support is available. Regardless of where you live in the country, you will likely find people to assist you.

Winifred Mabley, Director of Lower School Admission at The Brearley School sits down with Executive Director, Gina Malin to discuss school tours and parent interviews:

  • what happens on the school tour
  • what to expect at the interview
  • how to talk about your child
  • what to wear