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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.

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by Carrie Solomon, Parents League School Advisor

In the NYC public school system, pre-kindergarten is available for all 4-year-olds. All New York City families with children born in 2015 are eligible to participate in Pre-K for All for the 2019-2020 school year.