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. While the Admissions Priority Deadline of Dec 1 for Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade has passed, Léman continues to accept applications on a rolling basis. Please contact the admissions office if you are interested in applying for those grades. Spots in other grades are filled on a space-available basis. Create an account on Ravenna to make tour reservations or apply. [December 16, 2020]

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Alexandra Whelehan

Director of Admissions


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Mrs. Whelehan leads PreK-12 admissions at Léman, advising families with children as young as toddlers through high school to discover the distinctions of a Léman education. Mrs. Whelehan is responsible for managing all aspects of the admissions process, from strategic enrollment management planning and execution of ongoing admissions events to interviewing families, performing student interviews and assessments, and leading Admissions Committee and Financial Aid reviews. She represents Léman at independent school conferences and events, and collaborates with Léman faculty, parents and students to continue to grow the Léman community.

A native New Yorker, Mrs. Whelehan is a graduate of The Town School and The Dalton School. She has 20 years of experience in independent school administration, having held senior admissions and financial aid positions at Dwight School, Rodeph Sholom School, and The Town School. In addition, she has served as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Buckley Country Day School and Director of Admissions and Marketing at East Woods School in nearby Long Island. She has also served on the ISAAGNY Board of Trustees and on the Board of the Association of Teachers in Independent Schools. Mrs. Whelehan holds a B.A. in English from Kenyon College and did graduate work in English Education at New York University. She lives in Long Island with her husband and three children and enjoys playing tennis, cooking, and sailing with her family.

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