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. Applications for Grades K, 6 and 9 are due by December 1, 2020. Spots in other grades are filled on a space-available basis. Create an account on Ravenna to make tour reservations or apply. [November 19, 2020]

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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 16 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 19, 2020

Faculty Profile: CJ Lee, PreK 4 Head Teacher

We continue our series of Faculty Profiles with PreK 4 Head Teacher CJ Lee. We sat down with Ms. Lee to learn more about her path to Léman and how she feels that PreK 4 is the ideal time to introduce children to new ways of thinking to prepare them for future success at Léman.

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November 12, 2020

Lower School Goes to the Polls, Electing the Newest Members of the Lower School Student Council

Join us in congratulating the newest members of our Lower School Student Council.

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November 06, 2020

Faculty Profile: Michael Johnson, Upper School Social Studies Teacher

We sat down with Upper School Social Studies Teacher Michael Johnson to learn more about his path to Léman and why he thinks teaching social studies and history is not only about facts, but also building foundational skills that students can use across all disciplines in High School and beyond.

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Recent Press

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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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January 21, 2020 / NYMetroParents.com

Léman Preparatory School Hosts Panel on Student Mental Health

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