NYC Middle and High School Admissions

High School and Middle School Admissions Workshop for Parents

Speaker: 
Evie Gurney, Parents League School Advisor
Venue: 
Parents League Office
115 East 82nd Street
Between Park & Lexington Avenues, first floor
New York, NY 10028
When: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time: 
6:30pm - 7:45pm

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Are you about to embark on the NYC school admissions process for middle or high school? Come to a workshop designed just for you!

The purpose of this presentation is to help families understand the complexity of New York City schools and hit the ground running when they begin their applications. Join Parents League Advisor, Evie Gurney who will cover the admissions process for middle and high schools. The emphasis will be on the independent schools, but will touch on public options. 

  • School selection: private day, boarding parochial and public
  • Getting started: what to do in the winter/spring prior to the fall
  • Applying: spring open houses, online research
  • Timelines: Review basic timelines for the different types of schools
  • Strategies: Staying organized
  • Application components:  applications, grades, testing, recommendations, and transcripts
  • General recommendations: keeping your fall schedule open, try to enjoy the process


Evie Gurney advises families applying to middle school and high school. She is not only very knowledgeable about independent and private middle schools and high schools, but she also has a deep understanding of the public, parochial and boarding school landscape and their admissions processes. Prior to joining the Parents League, Evie was Director of High School Placement at Bank Street School for Children, where she placed approximately 40 eighth grade students per year at independent day and boarding schools, and public and parochial schools. Before switching to a career in education, Evie worked in advertising and was a book buyer at the American Folk Art Museum. She earned a B.A. from Yale University where she majored in English.

Admissions Events

Venue:
Grace Church School
86 Fourth Avenue
Between 10th and 11th Streets
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:
Grace Church
86 Fourth Avenue
Between 10th and 11th Streets
New York, NY 10003
When:
Monday, April 20, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Non-Members: Register here

Education Programs

What to Do Before 2
Speaker:
Natalie Alterman
Venue:
Parents League Office
115 East 82nd Street
Between Park & Lexington Avenues, first floor
New York, NY 10028
When:
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Time:
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Members: Register here
Special Needs School Advice
Speaker:
Chantal Aflalo and Laura Mazzaro, Special Needs School Advisors
Venue:
Parents League Office
115 East 82nd Street
Between Park & Lexington Avenues, first floor
New York, NY 10028
When:
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Time:
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Members: Please call the Parents League office at 212-737-7385 to register.
Making Math Fun for Young Children
Speaker:
Jennifer Woodruff
Venue:
Plymouth Church School
75 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
When:
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Paying for college
Speaker:
Kal Chany
Venue:
Birch Wathen Lenox School
210 East 77th Street
Between Second and Third Avenues
New York, NY 10075
When:
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here

Preschool Admissions Workshops

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