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

Parenting in the Digital Age
Speaker:
Samira Nanda Sine & Tali Horowitz, Common Sense Media
Venue:
LREI - Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School
272 Sixth Avenue
(at Bleecker Street)
New York, NY 10014
When:
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
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.

PLNY Blog

by Jean Rosenberg, Director, Chelsea Day School

Research tells us that many adults believe that literacy begins at 2 years of age, often when the child is beginning to use understandable speech. However, much development has happened prior to 2 years of age so that the child is able to utter understandable words. From the moment of birth, the baby instinctively responds to language, eye contact, touch.

by Lawrence Momo, Director, College Counseling, Trinity School

The process of applying to college is about a great many things, quite apart from where one goes after high school graduation. It is about figuring out what you value, what you want and who you would like your college classmates to be over the next four years.