Benefits of Family Membership

School Advisory Services

  • Unlimited one-on-one appointments with a Parents League School Advisor to discuss kindergarten, lower, middle, upper, boarding & special needs admission
  • Preschool Admission Workshop with unlimited preschool admissions phone consultations
  • Continued support from Parents League School Advisors throughout the admissions process

Parents League School Advisors have over 125 years of combined experience as administrators, admission directors, teachers and board members at schools. We have a unique and close working relationship with over 300 independent day and boarding schools, enabling us to provide families with up to date information about schools and admissions policies.

Member Benefit Programs

Each year Parents League provides our members with presentations from top experts in the fields of parenting and education.

Past speakers include:

  • Frank Bruni, acclaimed New York Times journalist and author of Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be
  • Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure
  • Ellen Birnbaum, Director, 92nd Street Y Nursery School
  • William V.N. Philip, Headmaster, Westminster School

Past topics include:

  • Kindergarten Child Interview
  • Instilling a Love of Reading
  • Digital Citizenship

Member Resources

  • Review: our annual journal on parenting & education
  • Guide to New York City Preschools: the only annually updated New York City preschool guide with nearly 300 listings
  • Let’s Play: a comprehensive directory featuring activities for infants, toddlers & preschoolers
  • Online School Directory: Listing over 300 independent & private schools with information about enrollment, tuition, ages and more
  • Blog: exclusive articles and videos on parenting and education available to current members
  • Camp advice and information: summer camp advisor available to speak with members about camps and summer programs

Office

  • Parents League Tutoring File: a regularly updated file of tutors organized by subject
  • Our bulletin board: postings from nannies and caregivers and parents as well as school announcements and activities for children


Get started with Family Membership

If you are applying for financial aid at independent schools, click here to apply for a discounted membership.

Upcoming Events

NYC Middle and High School Admissions
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:
Monday, August 26, 2019
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Kindergarten Child Interview. Credit: Elena Seibert
Speaker:
Nancy Schulman, Head of the Early Learning Center at Avenues: The World School and Ellen Birnbaum, Director of Early Childhood Programs for 92Y
Venue:
The Brotherhood Synagogue
28 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
When:
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here

PLNY Blog

A prerequisite for success in today’s economy is a high quality education, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Not only must students master the basics, they must become critical thinkers, problem identifiers and problem solvers. Whether we are considering population growth, the telecom industry, or global market economies, our changing world is STEM-dependent.

Maybe you've heard this question on the playground or at the watercooler: Do you have your preschool list together? You may be wondering why people are talking about preschool admissions so early in the summer. The NYC preschool application process begins more than a year before your child will start preschool. It can be surprising, but we are here to help you get organized and ready for the fall admissions season! Here are the answers to the most common questions parents ask our expert school advisors when they start to compile a list of preschools: