Update

Parents League is staying connected with you during this uncertain time. All advisory appointments remain on the schedule and will be done by phone. Admissions workshops and select education programs have been moved to virtual format. We are exploring moving the Admissions Fairs to an online format. All other spring fairs and education programs are suspended until further notice. See further details here

Colleges That Change Lives

Canceled: Colleges That Change Lives

Speaker: 
Maria Furtado
Venue: 
Columbia Grammar and Prep School
Theater, 4 West 93rd Street
New York, NY 10025
When: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Time: 
6:30pm - 7:45pm

Members can attend this event for free.
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This event is full. Please call the Parents League office at 212-737-7385 to be added to the waiting list.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

While the college search is an important rite of passage for many students, it should not be the only focus during the high school years. Using her 25+ years experience in higher education and her work as Executive Director of Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL), Maria Furtado will provide parents with both philosophical and practical reminders to help guide their students through the college search. Join Maria as she discusses the media’s portrayal of college admission and the reality, liberal arts and STEM education (with an emphasis on the lifelong value of a liberal arts education), the history and mission of CTCL, the financial aid landscape (merit and need-based aid), return on investment and tips to de-stress.

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) is dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. It supports the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college.

 

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Maria Furtado is the Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, Colleges That Change Lives. She has worked in higher education for over 25 years, including two CTCL schools, Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Eckerd College in St Petersburg, Florida. Maria speaks around the country to students, parents and counselors about college rankings and popular misperceptions about college admission, the strength and worth of a liberal arts education, the lifelong value of a college education – the return on investment - and offers tips for students and parents on how to manage the college search.

 

Admissions Events

2020 Kindergarten Fair
Venue:
TBD
TBD
New York, NY 10003
When:
Monday, April 20, 2020
Time:
4:30pm - 6:15pm
Members: Register here
Non-Members: Register here
Kindergarten Admissions Panel 2020
Venue:
TBD
TBD
New York, NY 10003
When:
Monday, April 20, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Non-Members: Register here

Education Programs

High School and Middle School Admissions Webinar
Speaker:
Evie Gurney, Parents League School Advisor
Venue:
Online webinar
A link will be emailed to all registrants
New York, NY 10028
When:
Monday, April 13, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Special Needs School Advice
Speaker:
Chantal Aflalo and Laura Mazzaro, Special Needs School Advisors
Venue:
Online webinar
A link will be emailed to all registrants
New York, NY 10028
When:
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Time:
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Members: Please call the Parents League office at 212-737-7385 to register.
The Self-Driven Child
Speaker:
William Stixrud, Ph.D. and Ned Johnson
Venue:
TBD
Webinar
New York, NY 10128
When:
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Testing for NYC High School
Speaker:
David Phelps, Founder and Director of Forum Education
Venue:
Online webinar
A link will be emailed to all registrants
New York, NY 10028
When:
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Time:
8:45am - 10:00am
Members: Register here

Preschool Admissions Workshops

When:
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time:
5:30pm - 7:00pm
When:
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time:
5:30pm - 7:00pm
When:
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time:
5:30pm - 7:00pm
When:
Monday, April 27, 2020
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm