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by Steve Nelson, Head, The Calhoun School

While “independent” is partially employed as a less exclusive euphemism for “private,” the independence is real. As an educational and political progressive, I’ve accepted the euphemism with ambivalence. “Independent” implies, often explicitly insists, that our schools are exempt from much public policy. I deeply appreciate the freedom, while also recognizing the privilege implicit in operating outside the constraints of public education.  

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by Stevanne Auerbach, Toy Expert and Writer  

There is a great deal to learn about the past from the history of toys. Toys show up in the earliest archives of ancient civilizations. Children played with bone, clay, reeds, stones, sticks, pieces of fabric, feathers, fur and other found objects. Today there are toys that reflect current civilization, complete with technology embedded in video games, cell phones, computers and video art products. 

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by Sean Lynch, Former Head of School, Lycée Français de New York

La culture ne s’hérite pas, elle se conquiert. (Culture is not inherited, it must be earned.)
 —  André Malraux, France’s first Minister of Cultural Affairs

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Founded on this day in 1913, a coalition of parents and private schools began its mission to serve as a resource and support network for families. For 105 years, Parents League has helped generations of families seeking resources and educational options, and through unequaled affiliations, has produced an array of parenting workshops and publications.



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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.