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.

by MICHAEL GARY 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.


When I first heard of the Parents League I didn’t think I’d need anything they had to offer. And then I began the school research process for my child and I quickly realized that they had done so much of the legwork already, I’d be foolish not to join. Between the guides and the amazingly responsive counselors, I felt very informed and was able to make the best decision for my daughter.  

by Gina Malin, Executive Director and Lisa Khakee, School Advisor

How do you know if your child is old enough for preschool? What programs and activities can you do before your child is old enough for preschool? Learn the answers to these questions from the school admissions experts at Parents League of New York.


Several years ago, we got the news during the month of February that we were moving in August from Sydney to New York. We had three children to place in schools and I knew absolutely NOTHING.