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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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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November 18, 2021

Upper School Students Honor Dia de Los Muertos with Collaborative Artwork

In honor of Día de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, Upper School students worked together with their classmates in Advisory to produce collaborative artwork in the form of an altar honoring an admired figure who has passed.

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November 18, 2021

8th Graders Gain Empathy and Interview Skills Through Monologue Project

Eighth-grade English students recently completed “With Their Eyes,” a monologue project exploring personal accounts surrounding the attacks on September 11, 2021.

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November 17, 2021

Faculty Profile, Katya Buslo Léman Explorers Head Teacher

Léman Explorers Head Teacher Katya Buslo sat down with us to discuss her path to Léman and why she feels that hands-on activities are one of the most important aspects of early childhood education.

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Recent Press

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August 24, 2021 / Study International

4 US private schools inspiring tomorrow’s changemakers

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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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