Parents League of New York

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Looking for the most trusted source to help you and your family navigate the complex path to private education in New York? You’ve found it.

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With your $495 annual membership, you will receive unlimited access to Parents League services for a YEAR. Many things have changed, but there has been one consistent thread: parents want the best for their children. And with our practical, intimate knowledge of New York City private schools, we’ve always been here to help. Today’s Parents League members get more resources, top advice and unparalleled value than ever before.

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Kids can be messy. Finding a school shouldn’t be.

Access to over 300 Schools

We offer much more than a database and list of contacts. Parents League of New York regularly visits every one of our member schools, and works closely with admissions staff and administrators. Our exclusive insights and unique perspective help our family members decide which schools are best for their child’s Individual talents and interests.

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Membership FAQs

Frequently asked questions

After completing the registration, you will receive a welcome email with your log-in information to your online account, where you can update your personal information and details about your family at any point in time. Once you have set up your online account, you can call to schedule meetings with our Advisors. You can also sign up online for the many free events we provide our members throughout the year.

Your membership is based on a 12-month period from the date you become a member; you will be offered the opportunity to continue at a discounted "ongoing member" rate when your current membership expires. Most admissions processes begin in early September and culminate in placement the following spring, but you may want to start your research in the spring or summer preceding your admissions season, and so April and May are great months to join if this is your first time starting this process.

Yes, with your Family Membership, we are available to assist with placement of any student in your immediate family.

Yes, and our Advisors excel in this area. Even if your child has been at an ongoing school from kindergarten, it is always a good idea to investigate other options as students grow and mature. In addition, we advise many families who need mid-year placement—for instance, those who are relocating to New York City.

While the majority of our member schools are in New York City, we have over 30 country day School members in the surrounding area, and we have over 125 boarding school members throughout the United States and Canada. Our Advisors can certainly help families who are looking at options outside of the city.

You will work with the same Advisor throughout the admissions process. But all of our Advisors have access to your files and records, and can assist you on the rare occasion your Advisor is not available.

New to NYC

"My husband and I are not originally from NYC, so this whole process was foreign to us at the outset. I believe we wound up at a fantastic school because we followed much of your advice from the initial workshop. The school admissions process can be quite long & involved, but we are so happy it paid off in the end."

Carly & Scott Zegers

Making Admissions More Inclusive

"I really like that the Parents League is opening up private schools to families that may not be "plugged in" to the private school network. In a world where so much of what you need to know is passed along by word of mouth, you make that knowledge available to anyone who is a member. The Parents League is making admissions more inclusive!"

Saumya Manohar