Léman is open for the 2020-21 school year, offering in-person, hybrid and fully online instruction. We invite prospective families to learn about Léman through a Virtual Admissions Tour. While the Admissions Priority Deadline of Dec 1 for Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade has passed, Léman continues to accept applications on a rolling basis. Please contact the admissions office if you are interested in applying for those grades. Spots in other grades are filled on a space-available basis. Create an account on Ravenna to make tour reservations or apply. [December 16, 2020]

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future prepared.

Located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, Léman is an IB World School that prepares students ages 16 months through grade 12 to be confident leaders and global citizens with a sense of purpose.

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Located in the heart of New York City's most historic district, Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is a co-educational independent learning community and International Baccalaureate World School committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers.

Léman at a Glance

Serving students from
12 months-12th Grade



Only Boarding Program
in New York City


average class


of faculty have
advanced degrees


athletic teams


of students live in lower Manhattan


of graduates are accepted to highly selective colleges *

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February 11, 2021

Faculty Profile: Ariana McAvoy, Upper School Mathematics Teacher & Mathematics Department Chair

We continue our series of Faculty Profiles with Upper School Mathematics Teacher and Mathematics Department Chair Ariana McAvoy. We sat down with Ms. McAvoy to learn more about her path to Léman and how she believes that teaching IB Math gives her the ability to adapt her teaching style to use different models and expand her students' knowledge of how math applies to real-world problems.

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January 29, 2021

11th Grader Robert Fornes Takes Initiative to Clean Up Jersey City Beach

Two years ago, while collecting samples in the Hudson River for a school science experiment, now-11th grader Robert Fornes observed a build-up of garbage and tires on his local beach in Jersey City. He decided to take initiative and recruit his neighbors to help clean it up.

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January 13, 2021

Faculty Profile: Ursula Amatrudo, PreK 3 Head Teacher

We continue our series of Faculty Profiles with PreK 3 Head Teacher Ursula Amatrudo. We sat down with Ms. Amatrudo to learn more about her path to Léman and how she feels that a play-based classroom helps children build confidence, independence, and social-emotional skills.

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