With the safety and well-being of our community our top priority, Léman will remain closed through the end of the 2019/20 school year, however, learning continues online. For enrolled families, please refer to emails from head of school and division heads for detailed information about your child’s program. For prospective families, please email admissions@lemanmanhattan.org to inquire about admission to Léman. [Updated May 1, 2020]

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About Léman

Broad Street Campus

41 Broad Street, just steps from the New York Stock Exchange, houses our Center for Early Childhood Education and Lower School. For many decades after its construction in 1928, a series of banks were the tenants of this 13-story neo-classical building. In 2003, the facility was converted into an ideal learning environment for young children, with many of its grand architectural details maintained.

The Broad Street campus is home to nearly 300 students from ages 16 months to grade 5. Our newly-renovated Center for Early Childhood Education comprises two dedicated floors of the building, specifically designed for the learning needs of our youngest students. All Broad Street campus students benefit from unrivaled resources to support their interdisciplinary, inquiry-based learning, including science labs, art studios, music rooms, and a swimming pool.


As an IB World School, Léman classrooms are designed to foster a sense of inquiry and exploration. Our light-filled classrooms incorporate the use of natural materials and support individual, small-group, and collaborative instruction.

Science Labs

Incorporating the latest STEAM teaching approaches, our science labs feature technology and materials ranging from plant life to 3D printers to enable students to conduct the work of real scientists through hands-on learning.

Art Studio

Our art studio inspires students to create across a range of media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics, using the tools that fuse traditional methods with state-of-the-art technology.

Woodworking Studio

Our signature woodworking program enables students to build a range of creations from Kindergarten through 5th Grade, fostering an interdisciplinary approach with social studies and other academic subjects.

Aquatics Center

Weekly lessons in our indoor pool ensure students acquire this important life skill and build their confidence and capability as swimmers. Students also use our 25-meter, 3-lane pool for after school activities and Camp Léman in the summer.

Café Léman

Léman's culinary program, led by our team of professional chefs, expands our students' palates with healthy, globally-inspired cuisine. Students gather in the Broad Street Café each day for socializing and delicious food.

Rooftop Playground

Daily recess in our expansive outdoor space provides students with unstructured playtime, fresh air, and opportunities to master our tricycles, slide and rock-climbing wall.


This interactive maker space offers state-of-the-art stations designed to inspire exploration, innovation, and problem solving. Through the lab's building materials, iPads, and tinker kits, students acquire critical thinking, science, mathematics, coding, and engineering skills — the tangible building blocks of their future learning.


The 4,600 square foot Broad Street gym gives students the opportunity to hone their athletic ability through a variety of team sports ranging from soccer and basketball to floor hockey and badminton. Students develop sportsmanship and Léman pride in this multi-purpose space.

Music Rooms

Starting in the earliest years of preschool, Léman students build musical literacy and appreciation through song and movement, which leads to our signature Strings Program. Dedicated music rooms support vibrant band and chorus offerings in Lower School.


Our Library is the cultural and intellectual center of the school, hosting the popular Poetry at Dawn series, book discussions, creative writing clubs, art exhibitions, author visits and more. Students visit the library during scheduled curricular time as well as before and after school to foster their love of reading.


A majestic space in every sense of the word, The Broad Street Ballroom is on the National Registry of Historic Places. This deco era venue, with its nautical murals and mosaic columns, is our place of celebration and community. It is home to school-wide events including opening and closing ceremonies, graduation, winter and spring concerts, and parent talks and forums.

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