Admissions Overview


Dear Families,

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, an extraordinary educational institution with exceptional academic outcomes, an international mission, and warmth of community – all of which set our school apart among other New York City independent schools.

Léman will provide your child with an academically rigorous program and the skills needed to become global citizens. In the admissions process, we seek students who are curious learners and engaged in their classroom community and beyond. Families who value a structured progressive educational approach, close-knit community, and globally-minded curriculum are encouraged to inquire.

We are an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the IB Diploma Programme, recognized domestically and internationally as the standard of excellence in preparing students for admission to the most selective colleges and universities in the world. Our faculty, 80% of whom hold advanced degrees in their fields, create inspiring classroom environments that challenge each student to achieve their own personal best.

During your child's educational journey at Léman, they will establish their first friends in PreK, master the violin by third grade, compete in the Global Games athletic competition in Middle School, and culminate their accomplishments with a graduation celebration on the steps of Federal Hall.

Selecting a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. The role of the Léman Office of Admissions is to share with families the distinctions of a Léman education and cultivate a dynamic learning community.

Please contact our team to learn more about our academic program and to schedule a tour of Léman.

Warmest regards,
Alexandra, Jacqueline, Elizabeth and Valerie

The Admissions Team:

Alexandra Whelehan
Director of Admissions
212-232-0266, ext 814

Jacqueline Shahrabani
Associate Director, Center for Early Childhood Education & Lower School Admissions
212-232-0266, ext. 229

Elizabeth Cashel
Associate Director, Upper School Admissions
212-232-0266, ext. 859

Valerie Mingione
Senior Admissions Coordinator
212-232-0266, ext. 511

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