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Parents are often surprised to learn that the preschool admissions process begins when children are only young toddlers. With this simple timeline, you can take the preschool admissions process step-by-step while enjoying this special time with your young child.

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“Beyond helpful, great advice and important service”

Parents League School Advisors have over 200 years of combined experience as administrators, admission directors, teachers and board members at NYC independent and private schools, but what does that mean for you? How does our school admissions expertise translate into success for you and your family?

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by Carrie Solomon, Parents League School Advisor

Many preschools enroll children at 2.0 years of age (by September 1st of the fall your child begins). A few preschools enroll as young as 1.6 or as old as 3.0.

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by MARK MITCHELL, Vice President, School & Student Services

There is no denying that recent pricing trends make the independent school choice seem less financially viable for many families. During the past decade, the tuition price tag has increased at significant rates. Data gathered by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) show that the median tuition for all independent schools (of all types and grade levels) rose by nearly 50% during that time.

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by Brenda Mizel, Head of School, Metropolitan Montessori School

Recent research and academic writing have focused on this mind-body connection and the impact it can have on children’s brains and their ability to absorb new learning. Teaching mindfulness is a specific approach coming out of this research that integrates well with Montessori’s teachings of over a century ago.