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by Barbara Scott, Executive Director, Parents League of New York

Why do parents send their children to boarding school? Why do kids want to go to boarding school? Barbara Scott, Executive Director, Parents League of New York describes her family's experience with boarding school life.

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Are you concerned about private school tuition costs? Though the cost of tuition may seem daunting, we advise families to keep an open mind when searching for a private or independent school. Here we address common concerns about school affordability and the financial aid application process.

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Parents League member schools are making it possible for you to learn about their schools virtually and in person. Find out about independent and private school tours, info sessions, and more!

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Members can now access Parents League publications digitally! If you're a member, just log in to access the Guide to NYC Preschools, our Directory of Member Schools and more.

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by Michael Gary, Former Director of Admissions, Phillips Exeter Academy

“Why boarding school?” This is the question I have been answering for almost thirty years, first as a student and now as a seasoned admissions director. The answers to this question are just as varied as the kids who decide to attend.