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

Speaker:
Financial Aid Directors
Venue:
Bank Street School for Children, Tabas Auditorium
610 West 112th Street
(off Broadway)
New York, NY 10025
United States
When:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here
Non-Members: Register here
Elaine Perlman. Parents League School Advisor
Speaker:
Elaine Perlman, Author and Parents League School Advisor
Venue:
Parents League Office
115 East 82nd Street
Between Park & Lexington Avenues, first floor
New York, NY 10028
United States
When:
Monday, November 6, 2017
Time:
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Members: Register here

PLNY Blog

We are excited to bring Aija Mayrock to speak at Trevor Day School on Thursday, October 12th at 6:30pm! Watch this short video to learn more about Aija and her book.

by ANNIE MURPHY PAUL, Writer

In “Thirteen Ways of Looking At A Blackbird,” poet Wallace Stevens takes something familiar—an ordinary blackbird—and by looking at it from many different perspectives, makes us think about it in new ways.