Update

Parents League is staying connected with you during this uncertain time. All advisory appointments remain on the schedule and will be done by phone. Admissions Workshops will move to webinar format. We are exploring moving the Admissions Fairs to an online format. All other spring fairs and education programs are suspended until further notice. See further details here

Independent Schools

An independent school is not public school, a charter school or a parochial school.  The term private school is often used interchangeably with independent school; however, there is a slight distinction between a private and an independent school.  An independent school has its own independent board of trustees, while a private school can be a part of or governed by another entity such as a church or synagogue. Independent schools are not dependent on government or church funds; funding is mainly through tuition.  Every independent school has its own unique mission and select students through their own self-defined admissions process.

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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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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