The 2022-2023 application is open! Apply now or sign up for a fall tour. For the 2021-2022 school year, Léman will offer full-time, in-person learning for all students ages 12 months to 12th grade. Limited spots remain. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact the admissions office to inquire. Léman makes independent school accessible to a wide range of families through a robust financial aid program. We look forward to working with your family. (Updated August 16, 2021)

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Each student,
future prepared.

Located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, Léman is an IB World School that prepares students ages 12 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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October 21, 2021

Léman Stands Up for Kindness on Unity Day

On Wednesday, October 20, the entire Léman community took part in Unity Day, the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month.

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October 21, 2021

Faculty Profile: Erik Romano, Lower School Science Teacher

Lower School Science teacher Erik Romano shares his path to Léman and how he feels that science class should be a place where students not only build strong foundational skills and habits but also spark excitement and joy around learning science.

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October 21, 2021

Upper School Students Take Learning Outside the Classroom on Trips Around New York City

This month, high school students in a variety of departments took learning outside the classroom walls on trips to the National Museum of the American Indian, Battery Park Urban Farm, and the New York Public Library.

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