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 or In-Person Admissions Tour. Léman is committed to making independent school accessible to a wide range of families through a robust financial aid program. Tuition assistance is available and we encourage you to speak with our admissions team. 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. [March 19, 2021]

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About Léman

About Léman Manhattan:
New York City's Most Dynamic Learning Community

Located in Manhattan's most historic neighborhood, Léman Manhattan provides students with a rigorous academic program in the most dynamic, international education setting in the world. We are home to students ranging from 12 months old to grade 12, and New York City's only boarding program.

Léman offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, recognized as the gold standard in college preparatory curriculum, and highly respected by top universities worldwide. Léman graduates are engaged global citizens and confident leaders with a sense of purpose.

Strategic Plan

Léman’s Five Year Strategic Plan outlines our key institutional goals and vision for the future that support our mission of delivering a rigorous education in a global context.

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History & Tradition

As one of the first ongoing, independent schools to serve Lower Manhattan, Léman has a long-standing history as a neighborhood school with a global perspective. Our beloved traditions reflect our vibrant student body and our location among NYC's most culturally-rich landmarks.

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International Baccalaureate World School

Recognized as the gold standard in college preparatory curriculum, the International Baccalaureate (IB) nurtures inquiry and curiosity, while building knowledge across a range of disciplines. IB students are highly sought after by selective colleges and universities.

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Leadership & Faculty

Our team is an accomplished group of educators committed to each student's success. More than 80% of Léman faculty hold advanced degrees and credentials in their fields.

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Léman Community Association

The Léman community is comprised of engaged parents who support the school through events, volunteering, and fundraising. The LCA, our non-profit parent organization, spearheads community-building activities that enrich the experiences of Léman students, parents and faculty.

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Welcome From the Head of School

Hear from our Head of School Maria Castelluccio, a 30-year administrator and mother of four children, about how our academic program builds the next generation of independent thinkers and principled global citizens.

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Our Campuses

Léman is located in New York City's most historic neighborhood and fastest-growing residential area, the Financial District. Just steps from landmarks including the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall, and only a short walk from family destinations such as Brookfield Place and the South Street Seaport, Léman is situated at the crossroads of American history and 21st century culture and innovation.

Our proximity to Lower Manhattan's tremendous cultural resources extends learning beyond the classroom. Our campuses, housed in two historic buildings, offer unrivaled facilities with world-class academic, athletics, arts, performance, and culinary spaces.

Recent News

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May 06, 2021

Léman Celebrates Arab American Heritage Month

Students across divisions at Léman honored Arab American Heritage Month, celebrated nationally in April with special guests, book discussions and assemblies.

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May 06, 2021

Early Childhood and Lower School Students Expand Cultural Horizons on Project Day

Léman is a mosaic of cultures and heritages and on May 3, students from Early Childhood through 5th grade, engaged in a project-based activity where they explored their roots and that of others in our Léman community.

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May 06, 2021

Senior Spotlight: Tarragh Horner, Williams College

Congratulations to senior Tarragh Horner who will enroll at Williams College in the fall. Tarragh reflects on her time at Léman and the college admissions process in her senior spotlight.

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Recent Press

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April 08, 2021 / Our Town Downtown

A Year Later, How Are Independent Schools Doing?

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October 02, 2020 / Wren's Nest

Reimagining Education in a Pandemic: Reflections from the field

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April 22, 2020 / Fox News

Maria Castelluccio: After coronavirus, this is how schools must adapt to their students' needs

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