Member Schools

The Parents League is proud to be affiliated with over 300 independent schools including New York City Schools and Country Day and Boarding Schools throughout the US and abroad.

With a family membership, you can access our school directory and link to websites and descriptions for each school.

The Family School and Family School West

Upcoming Events

College Testing
Speaker:
Adam Nguyen, Ivy Link
Venue:
Parents League Office
115 East 82nd Street
Between Park & Lexington Avenues, first floor
New York, NY 10028
United States
When:
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Time:
8:45am - 10:00am
Members: Register here
SSAT and ISEE Parent Workshop
Speaker:
Adam Nguyen, Ivy Link
Venue:
Parents League Office
115 East 82nd Street
Between Park & Lexington Avenues, first floor
New York, NY 10028
United States
When:
Friday, September 7, 2018
Time:
8:45am - 10:00am
Members: Register here

PLNY Blog

by LARRY DONOVAN, Head of Lower School, Poly Prep Country Day School

I started teaching in independent schools twenty years ago. Until that time, I had lived and worked in fairly homogeneous environments. When I became a second-grade teacher at The Chestnut Hill School, an independent school on the outskirts of Boston, I was suddenly immersed in a setting with children, families and teachers from all sorts of backgrounds. I had students who spoke other languages at home, who practiced diverse religions, and who had half-siblings or stepsiblings around my age.

Applying for kindergarten at NYC independent and private schools seems complicated, especially if you didn't grow up here. Or even if you did! This journey requires planning, patience, and persistence. Here are our top tips for navigating the process with a bit more ease and organization.