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 nearly 900 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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January 27, 2020

PreK 4 Students Kick Off Rainforest Unit With a Focus on Habitats

As an introduction to their winter-long thematic study of the rainforest, PreK 4 spent their first week back from Winter Break exploring habitats.

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January 17, 2020

Faculty Profile: Carole Maccotta IB French Teacher

As an IB French teacher, Carole Maccotta uses her experience teaching on the university level to prepare her IB students for college and life beyond Léman. We sat down with her to discuss her path to Léman, Montpellier, France, and how she feels that being multilingual is an essential skill for students to succeed in our ever-changing, international world.

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December 20, 2019

Léman Singers Dazzle TV Audience on PIX11 News

The Léman Singers, an ensemble made up of 3rd-5th graders, had their television debut on Friday, December 20.

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Recent Press

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January 21, 2020 / NYMetroParents.com

Léman Preparatory School Hosts Panel on Student Mental Health

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December 20, 2019 / PIX11 News

Léman Singers Perform on PIX11 News

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July 29, 2019 / New York School Talk

Should the NYC Department of Education Be In Charge of Private Schools Too?

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