Admissions at a Glance

For over 100 years, PCS has accommodated students who were away from school for one reason or another– filming a movie or tv show, performing on stage, preparing for an audition or competition, training for athletic events… While the technology has changed over the decades, our mission has not. PCS has always been in the forefront of distance learning.

If you know a dedicated dancer, an aspiring actor, an Olympic hopeful, a masterful musician, and are looking for a school with a longstanding history of successful distance teaching and learning,  Professional Children’s School could be a great school option!  At PCS, students don’t need to choose between their education and their dreams.

Our individualized school schedule and distance learning option provide the flexibility our students need in order to balance their pre-professional and professional endeavors with their academic goals leaving time for both schoolwork and auditions, rehearsals, performances, competitions, classes and training. This makes Professional Children’s School ideal for busy dancers, musicians, actors, models, athletes, artists, writers, and entrepreneurs who are also serious about their studies.

I encourage interested families to schedule a virtual or in person visit with me.

Professional Children’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender or sexual orientation in employment practices, admissions criteria or the day-to-day functioning of the school.

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ISAAGNY Information

Professional Children’s School is a proud member of the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY). Founded in 1965, ISAAGNY aims to ensure orderly, professional, and equitable admissions processes at member schools: we do so by observing a shared admissions timeline, engaging in professional development to hone our collective craft, exchanging resources and best practices, and more. The resulting spirit of cooperation serves schools, families, and nearly 30,000 students across greater New York.

Lori Gigliotti Murphy

Director of Admissions

Lori Gigliotti Murphy

Director of Admissions
Lehigh University, B.A.
Appointed 2021 

Lori Gigliotti Murphy has 20+ years of independent school admissions experience, leading recruitment efforts at several independent schools in the northeast before joining Professional Children’s School.  Lori received her B.A. in English and Theater from Lehigh University and trained and performed extensively as an actress and vocalist in New York City.  She is the co-founder of several theater and film producing organizations, including a New England performing arts summer conservatory.

ISAAGNY Information

Professional Children’s School is a proud member of the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY). Founded in 1965, ISAAGNY aims to ensure orderly, professional, and equitable admissions processes at member schools: we do so by observing a shared admissions timeline, engaging in professional development to hone our collective craft, exchanging resources and best practices, and more. The resulting spirit of cooperation serves schools, families, and nearly 30,000 students across greater New York.