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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Robert Spezzano

Head of Upper School


212-232-0266 x829

Mr. Spezzano directs the academic program for grades 6 through 12. An experienced international educator with more than 25 years experience in the classroom and as an administrator on a global scale, Mr. Spezzano joined Léman in August 2016 after having worked at schools in the U.K., Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. Mr. Spezzano joined Léman after four years as Upper School Assistant Principal at the Washington International School (WIS), one of the world's premier co-ed private international schools, where he led the daily operations of a 280-student high school that shares a mission similar to Léman's: build critical thinking skills within a rigorous academic program and prepare students to be engaged and effective members of a global community.

At WIS, the first school in the D.C. area to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and whose IB scores have consistently exceeded world averages, Mr. Spezzano oversaw grade-level coordinator and advisory programs, student government, and service programs to provide students with practical opportunities to apply their global curriculum locally. Prior to joining WIS, Mr. Spezzano served as a mathematics teacher and homeroom advisor at the International School of Stuttgart. Previously, Mr. Spezzano was interim middle school head, chair of the mathematics department and middle school mathematics teacher at Shady Hill School in Cambridge, MA. Mr. Spezzano began his career as a mathematics teacher and dormitory advisor at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS). Mr. Spezzano holds an A.B. from Brown University with a concentration in Italian Studies and an Ed.M. from Harvard University with a concentration in Administration, Planning and Social Policy. Outside of school, he enjoys hiking and cycling.

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