Moving to NYC: How to Find a School for Your Child
Relocation means managing a multitude of details. From finding a new home and organizing movers to finding new schools for your children; moving to NYC can be a challenge.
Parents League of New York is here to help guide you through the school admissions process. We’ve been working with parents for over 100 years. Our relationship with our member schools in New York means we can help you find the right fit for your child’s educational needs and interests.
You won’t have to navigate the process alone. No matter what time of year you move, we can help smooth the transition for you and your family. If you’ve missed the traditional admissions window, we can help. We are in constant communication with our member schools throughout the year to find out which still have openings and will accept applications so we can inform you about your best options.
"We were moving to New York from across the globe and had three children to place in schools after the formal application process had closed. I started to panic! I made a call to the Parents League learning that because so many schools were members that they notified the Parents League where and when there were vacancies – and that we would still have options available to us." – Deb Wheeler
Moving to NYC and the school admission process should be a good experience. Here are a few ways in which we can assist you:
Narrow down options to only those that are best for your child/children
Help with the admissions process
Walk you through the interview process for you and your child
Assist with any questions along the way
Contact Parents League of New York and become a member as soon as you know about your move. Once you have joined, we will connect you with one of our school advisors, who are experts at helping parents select the right school for their child. Our school advisors will assist you with everything from school options, admissions, interviews and tips to ease the transition. Parents League of New York is the go-to resource in New York City for making your move and school selection process as seamless as possible.
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Membership for Schools
If you represent an independent or private school click here to learn how to apply for School Membership, or call us at 212-737-7385. Annual membership dues are based on the total enrollment of the school.
- Annual School Fairs
- Panel Presentations for Prospective Parents
- Member School Directory and Publications
- Online Member School Directory
- Advisory Services
- Grade Openings
- Workshops and Forums
- Spring Reception
Take advantage of our many benefits including school admissions advice, events and publications.
- School Advisory Appointments and Workshops
- Lectures, Panels and Events on Parenting and Education
- Parents League Publications
- Online School Directory
- Camp Advice and Information
- Office Bulletin Board and Tutoring File
Financial Aid Memberships available.