Léman will be open for the 2020-21 school year starting on Wednesday, September 9. For families enrolled for the 2020/21 school year, please refer to our reopening PowerSchool microsite for the most up-to-date information on your child's program. For prospective families, our 2021-22 application is now open and our Fall Tour season will begin in early September. Upcoming tour dates are listed on our Ravenna page. Reservations are required. Contact our Admissions Team to inquire about admission to Léman. [Updated September 1, 2020]

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September 11, 2020

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

We kicked off the 2020-2021 school year with great excitement this week! From first day of school arrivals to Opening Ceremonies, it is certain to be an engaging and productive school year for all!

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IB Diploma Programme logo

September 02, 2020

Léman Class of 2020 Achieves over 90% IB Diploma Pass Rate

We are proud to share that the Léman class of 2020 achieved an outstanding 90.2% pass rate for the May 2020 IB assessment session, the highest pass rate among Léman’s five IB Diploma cohorts.

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Antiracism Action Plan

July 13, 2020

Announcing Léman Manhattan's Antiracism Action Plan

This plan outlines the initiatives Léman is taking to fully live up to our mission of being an antiracist school that embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion and provides students with a learning environment that enables activism and social justice.

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Hands of different colors raised

July 09, 2020

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources for Families

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator Lakiya Burrell Provides Resources for Educating Yourself and Your Children About Race and Racism

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Listening to Black Voices in Our Community

June 19, 2020

A letter from Head of School Maria Castelluccio

Maria Castelluccio takes a moment to address important issues regarding equity and inclusion in our community.

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Virtual Summer Programs logo

June 16, 2020

Léman Virtual Summer Program Begins June 22

We are excited to bring you the Léman Virtual Summer Program which offers children entering PK4 through 12th grades a selection of over 100 academic and enrichment courses led by Léman’s talented faculty and select outside educators.

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June 15, 2020

Congratulations to the Léman Class of 2020!

On Saturday, May 30, the Léman Class of 2020 was honored in a virtual graduation ceremony that was streamed online.

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David Jeon

June 05, 2020

Senior Spotlight: Soo Min (David) Jeon '20 - NYU

Congratulations to Soo Min (David) Jeon '20 who will enroll at NYU in the fall. David reflects on his time at Léman and the college admissions process in his senior spotlight.

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June 04, 2020

Congratulations to the 4th Annual Senior Awards Winners

On Wednesday, May 27, the entire Upper School community came together for the 4th annual Léman Manhattan Senior Awards Ceremony.

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Our World Today

June 02, 2020

A letter from Head of School Maria Castelluccio

Maria Castelluccio takes a moment to acknowledge this challenging time for our country.

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Katherine Harvey

May 22, 2020

Senior Spotlight: Katherine Harvey '20, Emory University

Congratulations to senior Katherine Harvey who will enroll at Emory University in the fall. Katherine reflects on her time at Léman and the college admissions process in her senior spotlight.

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May 14, 2020

Seniors Celebrate College Acceptances on Pinning Day

On Monday, April 27, the class of 2020 was invited to participate in a beloved Léman tradition, Senior Pinning Day.

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Maksym Sherman

May 08, 2020

Senior Spotlight, Maksym Sherman '20, Amherst College

Congratulations to senior Maksym Sherman who will be enrolling at Amherst College in the fall. Maksym reflects on his time at Léman and the college admissions process in his senior spotlight.

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Léman Teacher Appreciation Video

May 04, 2020

Join Léman's Administration in Thanking Our Teachers

Léman's leadership team has a special message for our teachers

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I love my teachers

May 04, 2020

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

Please join us in thanking Léman teachers on social media.

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Max Plush

April 24, 2020

Senior Spotlight: Max Abe Plush '20, Pitzer College

Congratulations to senior Max Abe Plush who will be enrolling at Pitzer College in the fall. Max reflects on his time at Léman and the college admissions process in his senior spotlight.

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Teacher instructing in a classroom

April 22, 2020

Maria Castelluccio: After coronavirus, this is how schools must adapt to their students' needs

Head of School Maria Castelluccio published an opinion piece on FoxNews.com about the future of education after the coronavirus.

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April 14, 2020

Explore our Online Family Resources to Support Remote Learning

We invite you to explore our new Online Family Resources page, a new section of our website listing educational resources compiled by our educational technology team.

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Jadah Manon

April 09, 2020

Senior Spotlight: Jadah Manon '20, NYU Stern School of Business

Congratulations to senior Jadah Manon who will enroll at NYU's Stern School of Business in the fall. Jadah reflects on her time at Léman and the college admissions process in her senior spotlight.

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Girls holding signs

March 25, 2020

Students Take Inspiration From Influential Women During Women's History Month

March 1st marked the first day of Women’s History Month and Léman students and faculty are dedicating this time to learning about and reflecting on the works of women throughout history.

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Children do a science experiment

March 24, 2020

4th Graders Explore Engineering Design Process with Tinkdercad Software and 3D Printers

During the past few weeks in science class, fourth graders have been following the engineering design process, competing with their classmates to design and create a boat that will hold the most pennies.

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Parent and student packing food

March 17, 2020

Léman Community Reaches Goal of 125,000 Meals Packed for Rise Against Hunger

On Thursday, March 5, students, parents, faculty, and administrators joined together at our 5th annual meal-packaging event with Rise Against Hunger, an organization which is striving to end hunger by 2030.

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Students stand in front of artwork

March 16, 2020

Student Display Their Artistic Strengths at IB Art Show

On Tuesday, March 10, the entire Léman community was invited to attend the 2020 IB Visual Art Exhibition: Dissonance/Consonance.

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Two boys reading together

March 13, 2020

Students Celebrate Love of Reading with Project Cicero

In honor of Project Cicero, our community service partner for the month of March, and our ongoing commitment to fostering a love of reading, seventh graders and PreK 3 and 4 students paired up as reading buddies to share some favorite books.

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Teacher and kids in library

March 12, 2020

Faculty Profile: Susan Seitner, Center for Early Childhood and Lower School Librarian

As the Center for Early Childhood and Lower School Librarian, Susan Seitner uses her many years of experience as a librarian and a classroom teacher to support students and teachers in a wide range of subjects and disciplines. We sat down with her to learn more about her path to Léman and why she believes that personalized learning begins in the library.

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Kids holding up sign

March 04, 2020

Students Show Léman Pride During Spirit Week

Students across all divisions expressed their Léman pride during Spirit Week which featured a different dress-up theme each day and culminated with division-wide pep rallies.

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Athletes working out in a gym

February 27, 2020

Faculty Profile: Melanie Logan, Upper School Physical Education Teacher, Female Athlete Liaison, and Varsity Track Head Coach

In her many roles at Léman, including Physical Education Teacher, a Varsity Track Head Coach and Female Athlete Liaison, Melanie Logan spends most of her time inspiring athletes to succeed in school, sports and life. We sat down with her to learn more about her path to Léman and how the Female Athletic Committee is helping girls to build confidence, leadership skills, and strong values.

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Swimmer in the pool

February 25, 2020

Léman Swimmers Poised for Success at NYSAISAA Finals

While most Winter seasons have wrapped up, several of our Léman swimmers continue to push themselves to faster swims and better times at the second annual NYSAISAA meet.

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Pippin logo

February 19, 2020

Join Us for the Léman Main Stage Production of Pippin

Tickets for the Léman Main Stage production of Pippin are on sale now.

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Panel discussion

February 14, 2020

Léman High School Students Learn the History and Importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities at Alumni Panel Discussion

This week, all Léman high school students attended panels focused on the experiences of alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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Teacher and students working together

February 14, 2020

Faculty Profile: Peter McCuskey, 4th Grade Head Teacher

As a 4th Grade teacher Peter McCuskey, or “Mr. Peter” to his students, is dedicated to helping students understand current events and incorporate them into their classroom studies. We sat down with him to learn about his path to Léman and how he feels that giving students choices and freedom to problem solve in their own way builds their confidence and makes them more capable learners.

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Students standing in front of art

February 07, 2020

Léman Celebrates Winners of the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

This week, Léman honored the young artists and writers who submitted work to The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards with a special exhibit in the Morris Art Gallery and an awards reception.

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Teacher reading to children on the floor

January 31, 2020

Faculty Profile: Hannah Lawton, PreK 2 Head Teacher

As a PreK 2 teacher, Hannah Lawton uses her experience as an early childhood educator to challenge her students to think in new ways. We sat down with her to learn more about her path to Léman and how she helps create a foundation for her students' academic growth and success at Léman and beyond.

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Children working at a table

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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A teacher and student working together

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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Young singers performing

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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Teacher in front of a classroom

December 18, 2019

Faculty Profile: Steve Bonnar, Upper School Physics Teacher

As an Upper School physics teacher, Steve Bonnar uses his vast experience teaching in different countries and cultures to personalize his instruction for students’ varied interests and learning styles. We sat down with him to learn about his path to Léman and how he gives his students the skills they will need to succeed in IB classes and beyond.

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Headshots of four women panelists

December 18, 2019

Parenting Speaker Series: Student Mental Health: Fostering Community, Conversations and Advocacy

Join us for an educational and important discussion about supporting the mental wellbeing of children and teens.

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December 17, 2019

Happy Holidays from Léman!

On behalf of the entire Léman community, we wish you a holiday season full of joy, wonder, and laughter.

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Teacher and students sitting on the floor

December 06, 2019

Faculty Profile: Nicole Whittier, 2nd Grade Head Teacher

As a second grade teacher, Nicole Whittier uses her experience working abroad in international relations to broaden her students’ perspectives of other cultures. We sat down with her to learn more about her path to Léman and how she personalizes her approach to each students’ learning style.

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Students and teachers work together in the lab

November 22, 2019

Faculty Profile, Daniel Cruz, Educational Technology Coordinator

As the Educational Technology Coordinator, Daniel Cruz draws from his depth of knowledge in educational technology, arts, and media production to encourage students to become innovators and global citizens. We sat down with him to learn more about his experience working and teaching around the world and why he feels it’s important for students to become responsible digital citizens.

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Brooklyn Bridge

November 13, 2019

New Private Bus Service from Brooklyn

Starting in 2020-2021, Léman will offer private bus transportation from Brooklyn for students in Kindergarten and above.

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Teacher works with students in classroom

November 12, 2019

Now Offering Full & Half-Day Drop-Off 2s

We are expanding our offerings for two-year-olds to include full and half day PreK 2 sections.

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Teacher and students work together

November 08, 2019

Faculty Profile: Angelique Jewell, IB Language and Literature & Freshman Composition Teacher

As an IB Language and Literature and Freshman Composition teacher Angelique Jewell draws from her many years of teaching overseas to promote inclusivity in her classroom and bring students together across a range of cultures. We sat down with her to learn more about her path to Léman and how she feels the IB Diploma Programme is preparing her students to become open-minded global citizens.

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Vacation Day Mondays Two Hour Stroke Clinics

November 06, 2019

Join Us for Vacation Day Stroke Clinics with Olympian Swim Coach Marica Strazmester

Vacation Day Mondays Two Hour Stroke Clinics “focus on the fine points” with two-time Olympian coach Marica Strazmester.

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The WonderLab

October 30, 2019

Léman's WonderLab Renovated to Offer New Opportunities for Inquiry-Based Learning

The WonderLab, which was established in the fall of 2016 as part of the Center for Early Childhood Education, is a space of constant evolution, a space for exploration, planning, and collaboration where learning and creativity happen in a playful manner. Its mission is to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning.

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Children lie on the floor writing kind words on paper.

October 28, 2019

Entire Léman Community Commits to Being "Upstanders" as Part of National Unity Day

On Wednesday, October 23, the entire Léman community took part in Unity Day, the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month. Students across all divisions recognized Unity Day in a variety of ways.

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Student and teacher work together in a classroom

October 25, 2019

Faculty Profile: Erika Thomas, 1st Grade Head Teacher

As a long-time educator celebrating 25 years in the classroom, Ms. Thomas is dedicated to focusing on her students' passions and interests to personalize learning for each child. We sat down with Ms. Thomas to learn how she feels she's grown and changed as an educator in 25 years and how she keeps her mind open to learning new things from her fellow educators and students each school year.

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A teacher and students sit on the floor eating apples

October 16, 2019

PK2 Students Strengthen Math, Observation and Fine Motor Skills in Unit on Apples

Last month, PK2 students began their unit on apples, a beloved fall treat.

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Two boys sit smile as they sit at desks in their classroom

October 15, 2019

3rd Graders Explore Personal Narratives During Writing Workshop Unit

3rd grade students are learning to take ownership of their writing by creating personal narratives in writing workshop.

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Teacher reading to students

October 11, 2019

Faculty Profile: Kathryn Lee, PK3 Head Teacher

As a dedicated PK3 teacher, Kathryn Lee uses her background in psychology to differentiate her teaching style for each individual child. We sat down with her to learn more about how she prepares her PK3 students for future success at Léman.

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5th Annual Léman Manhattan Halloween party flyer

October 02, 2019

Join Us for the 5th Annual Léman Halloween Bash

Experience downtown's premiere Halloween event on Sunday, October 27.

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Girls hold up signs in front of school

October 01, 2019

4th and 9th Graders Stand Up for Change at Global Climate Strike in Battery Park

On September 20th, the entire 4th grade and their teachers, in collaboration with Life Science and Environmental Science students from the 9th grade, participated in the Climate Strike in downtown Manhattan.

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Christopher Winchester

September 27, 2019

Faculty Profile: Christopher Winchester

As a passionate Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and English teacher, Mr. Winchester highlights for students that critical thinking can often bring more questions than answers. We sat down with him to discover more about his experience as an educator and how TOK connects students' academic experiences to the outside world.

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Students observe museum exhibit

September 23, 2019

7th Graders Get an In-Depth Look at American History in Visit to African Burial Ground National Memorial

As part of their study of colonial era New York and the African Diaspora, 7th grade Social Studies students took learning outside the classroom walls on a visit to the African Burial Ground National Memorial.

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Girls standing in front of memorial fountain

September 16, 2019

9th Graders Extend Learning Beyond the Classroom on 9/11 Museum and Memorial Tour

On September 12th, the entire ninth grade class took learning beyond the classroom on a social studies field trip to the 9/11 Museum and Memorial.

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Coco Ma and book cover

September 15, 2019

Beyond Léman: Alumna Coco Ma '18 Publishes Debut Novel

We're proud to announce that alumna Coco Ma '18, now a sophomore at Yale University, has published her debut novel, Shadow Frost.

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Girl places letters on a white board.

September 13, 2019

Léman's Youngest Learners Embark on Their First School Experience

This week, we welcomed fifty students to our youngest grades at Léman, Explorers and Gentle Separation Twos.

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Girl sits on top of Great Wall of China

September 09, 2019

Beyond Léman: Alumna Aleiyah Springer '16 Studies in Beijing

Alumna Aleiyah Springer '16 shares her adventure as she studied abroad in Beijing, China this summer.

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Boy shakes hand of Maria Castelluccio

September 06, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year

Léman had a great kick-off to the 18-19 school year. We were proud to welcome our new students to the Léman family this week.

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Graduates throwing caps in the air

September 03, 2019

Léman Student IB Pass Rate Outperforms Peers by 20%

We are proud to share that from our first cohort of IB students in 2016 our students’ average overall points total has, annually, exceeded the IB Global points total.

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Students stand outside holding hands

August 22, 2019

Apply Now for the 2020/21 School Year

The 2020/21 admissions application is now open.

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New York School Talk Masthead

July 30, 2019

Head of School Maria Castelluccio Quoted on New York School Talk

Head of School Maria Castelluccio was recently quoted in an article on the blog New York School Talk titled "Should the NYC Department of Education Be In Charge of Private Schools Too?"

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Griffin Addison Picciani

June 20, 2019

Senior Spotlight: Griffin Addison Picciani

Congratulations to senior Griffin Addison Picciani who will be enrolling at University of Pennsylvania in the fall. Griffin reflects on his time at Léman in his senior spotlight.

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Recipients of Sara McMickle Scholarship

June 10, 2019

Congratulations to the Recipients of the Sara McMickle Summer Scholarship

We're excited to announce the recipients of the Sara McMickle Summer Scholarship, which was awarded this spring to five Upper School students.

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Graduates throw their caps up in front of Federal Hall

June 03, 2019

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

On Saturday, June 1, Léman honored the graduating class of 2019.

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Senior receives an award

May 31, 2019

Celebrating 12th Graders at the 2019 Senior Awards Ceremony

On May 29, the entire Upper School came together in the Broad Street Ballroom to celebrate the Class of 2019 at the 3rd annual Léman Manhattan Senior Awards Ceremony.

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Manny Quezada

May 30, 2019

Senior Spotlight: Manny Quezada

Congratulations to senior Manny Quezada who will be enrolling at Brown University in the fall. Manny reflects on his time at Léman in his senior spotlight.

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Group of Student Holding Passports

May 24, 2019

Kindergarten Students Explore the Spanish Speaking World

From Early Childhood through High School, students at Léman are exposed to World Language study at every level.

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Image of students in costumes

May 24, 2019

Second Graders Reenact and Reflect on the Immigrant Experience

Last week, 2nd Graders culminated their unit on immigration with a performance and Ellis Island simulation in the Broad Street Ballroom.

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Boy standing next to presentation

May 24, 2019

Lower School Students Showcase Their Passions at PLP Fair

Lower School Students demonstrated their passions and interests at the Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) Expo this week on the Broad Street campus.

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Student's Artwork

May 24, 2019

Upper School Students Display Creativity at Spring Visual Art Show

Our robust arts program includes a focus on visual arts, where students have the opportunity to work in a variety of mediums and styles.

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QiHan Zhao

May 13, 2019

Senior Spotlight: QiHan Zhao

Congratulations to senior QiHan Zhao who will be enrolling at Duke University in the fall. QiHan reflects on his time at Léman in his senior spotlight.

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2019 LCA Gala

May 09, 2019

Dancing, Great Food and Fun at the 2019 LCA Gala

Parents, faculty, and staff enjoyed a British Invasion-themed evening in the Broad Street Ballroom at the LCA Spring Gala on April 26th.

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Five-Year Strategic Plan file

May 02, 2019

Announcing Léman's Five-Year Strategic Plan

We are thrilled to announce that we have recently published Léman’s Five-Year Strategic Plan.

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Student watches an immersive movie wearing a VR headset.

May 01, 2019

Lower School Students Learn the Importance of Access to Clean Water in Immersive Experience

During Lower School Project Day on Wednesday, April 24th, 3rd and 5th-grade students engaged in a virtual reality experience with charity: water, our April community service organization.

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Madison Atherton-Graham

April 29, 2019

Senior Spotlight: Madison Atherton-Graham

Congratulations to senior Madison Atherton-Graham who will be enrolling at NYU Abu Dhabi in the fall. Madison reflects on her time at Léman in her senior spotlight.

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Girls looking at the tower garden.

April 23, 2019

Léman Faculty and Staff Build Tower Garden with Help from an LCA Teacher Innovation Grant

The Broad Street Café has become a little greener due to three new aeroponic Tower Gardens.

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Tracy Dao

April 18, 2019

Senior Spotlight: Quỳnh Trang "Tracy" Dao Do

Congratulations to senior Quỳnh Trang "Tracy" Dao Do who will be enrolling at Barnard College in the fall. Tracy reflects on her time at Léman in her senior spotlight.

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Collage of college logos

April 15, 2019

Class of 2019 Celebrates Impressive College Acceptances

We are proud to announce that class of 2019 is continuing to celebrate impressive college acceptances.

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3rd graders read to PreK students

April 14, 2019

Third Graders Share Original Fairy Tales with PreK Friends

Third Graders collaborate with PreK students for a reading buddy experience.

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Campers in uniform

April 03, 2019

Join Us: April 14 Camp Léman Pop-UP

Get a taste of Camp Léman, downtown’s top day camp for children ages 3-10 at our FREE Camp Pop-Up on April 14.

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Jordan Petan playing the French Horn

March 22, 2019

8th Grader Jordan Petan to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Jordan Petan will be performing with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall on April 29.

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Rise Against Hunger food packing event

March 22, 2019

Rise Against Hunger Food Packing Event Featured in Broadsheet Daily

Léman Manhattan Rise Against Hunger food packing event was featured in the Broadsheet Daily

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Children holding up International Women's Day signs

March 19, 2019

Students Take Inspiration From Influential Women on International Women's Day

On Friday, March 8th, students in the Center for Early Childhood and Lower School recognized International Women's Day by learning about and reflecting on women's achievements in history and around the world today.

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Isaac Dwass

March 18, 2019

Senior Spotlight: Isaac Dwass, Swarthmore

Congratulations to senior Isaac Dwass who will be enrolling at Swarthmore College in the fall. Isaac reflects on his time at Léman in his senior spotlight.

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Children playing with a tower of toys.

March 11, 2019

Join Us for a Spring Tour

Join us this spring to explore the Léman experience for your child.

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1st graders build a model bridge

March 07, 2019

1st Graders Use Problem Solving and Reflection to Explore New York City, Then and Now

Last month, first grade launched an inquiry into Then and Now: Change Over Time.

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A student identifies emotions in photographs.

March 05, 2019

PreK 2 Students Learn the Importance of Being a Good Community Member Through Emotions Unit

PreK 2 classes recently participated in an important and powerful unit on emotions.

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Students give a presentation.

February 19, 2019

Upper School Students Observe Black History Month with Celebrations and Discussions

This month, students in the Upper School are celebrating Black History Month in a variety of ways.

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Girl writing on a piece of paper.

February 15, 2019

Early Childhood and Lower School Commit to Kindness During Valentine's Week

During the week of Valentine's Day, when we celebrate "love," students across the Center for Early Childhood and the Lower School are focusing specifically on kindness.

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Seussical Poster

February 11, 2019

Tickets for Seussical are On Sale Now

Join Us for the Léman Main Stage performance of Seussical!

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Two girls create art project.

February 10, 2019

PreK3 Students Develop Emotional Vocabulary in "Our Feelings" Unit

This month, PreK 3 students are studying "Our Feelings," learning to identify and put a word to the many feelings we have and experience every day as well as developing an understanding of empathy and the act of "putting yourself in someone else's shoes".

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Seussical poster

February 08, 2019

Seussical Goes on Sale on Mon, Feb 11 at 12PM

Tickets for Léman Main Stage Performance of Seussical On Sale on Monday, February 11 at 12PM

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I'm Not Racist... Am I? Movie Poster

February 07, 2019

Join Us for a Screening of "I'm Not Racist...Am I?"

All Léman parents PK-12 and Léman students in grades 8-12 are invited to join us for a community viewing of the thought-provoking and powerful documentary “I’m Not Racist… Am I?”, on Monday, February 11 at 6 PM in the Morris Theatre.

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The Fearless Girl statue

February 05, 2019

Upper School Students Share Filmmaking Talent at 3rd Annual Léman Film Festival

The Third Annual Léman Film Festival took place in the Morris Street Theatre on the evening of Thursday, January 31 where nine winning films of the 25 entered were screened for the audience.

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Students present business plans

February 05, 2019

Young Entrepreneurs Learn Business Sense on Project Day

This month, 5th graders worked with SPARK Business Academy to increase their financial literacy and business sense during the annual "Young Entrepreneurs" project day.

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International Food Festival

January 29, 2019

Global Citizenship Celebrated at the 8th Annual International Food Festival

Students and families from the Léman community gathered together at the 8th Annual International Food Festival in the Broad Street Ballroom on January 25th.

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High Schoolers pose with award-winning robot

January 25, 2019

Léman Robotics Club Competes in FIRST Tech Challenge

The Léman Robotics Club has been hard at work building and programming since the announcement of this year's FIRST Tech Challenge Rover Ruckus game in early September.

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Girls Swim Team

January 23, 2019

Join us for a Spring Break Stroke Development Workshop

Register Now for a Spring Break Stroke Development Workshop

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Léman Film Festival logo

January 22, 2019

Save the Date 3rd Annual Léman Film Festival

Join us for the 3rd Annual Léman Film Festival on January 31

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Léman Young Entrepreneurs

January 10, 2019

Budding Entrepreneurs Pitch to Win in an Inter-School Competition

This winter, Léman hosted an inter-school competition where students from the Léman Plus Budding Entrepreneurs class pitched their business concepts to a panel of judges.

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Christmas tree

December 21, 2018

Happy Holidays from Léman!

On behalf of the entire Léman community, we wish you a holiday season full of joy, wonder, and laughter.

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Mock Trial Club

December 19, 2018

Mock Trial Team Prepares for Competition

Léman's Mock Trial club enables students to learn trial techniques, rules of evidence, and courtroom procedures, as well as practice their public speaking skills.

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Léman Students at Poets House

December 10, 2018

Students Explore the Living Tradition of Poetry on a Trip to Poets House

Last month, Middle School students took a field trip to Poets House, a national poetry library and literary center, home to readings, talks, performances, classes, and a 70,000-volume collection.

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Léman Students and IB Diploma Programme

December 07, 2018

Seniors Complete Extended Essay Component of IB Diploma Programme

This month, seniors completed all the components of their Extended Essay, one of the core components of the IB Diploma.

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Léman Bulls at the Global Games

December 06, 2018

Léman Bulls Score at the Global Games

This week, 120 Middle School students gathered in Florida with thousands of students in our sister school network to participate in the annual Global Games.

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Léman Community and City Harvest

December 05, 2018

Léman Community Gives Back to City Harvest

Each month, our students embrace a philosophy of giving by engaging in meaningful service work in support of a specific organization.

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NYSE Tree Lighting

December 03, 2018

NYSE Tree Lighting Features Léman Singers

Each year, the Léman Singers, an ensemble made up of 3rd through 5th Graders, are invited to perform at the New York Stock Exchange Tree Lighting.

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Léman Students at Publishing Parties

November 27, 2018

Lower School Students Celebrate Writing at Publishing Parties

This fall, students across the Lower School celebrated their first unit of writing with Publishing Parties.

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A Day in the Life of the Hudson and East Rivers

November 23, 2018

Students Observe a Day in the Life of the Hudson and East Rivers

This fall, Environmental Systems and Societies classes participated in the 16th year of "A Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor" along with students from schools up and down the Hudson, from Staten Island to Albany.

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Enchanted Forest at Broad Street Ballroom

November 21, 2018

An Enchanted Forest of Books Takes Over the Broad Street Ballroom

This November, the Broad Street Ballroom was transformed into an enchanted forest for the annual LCA Book Fair.

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Léman 5th Graders

November 19, 2018

5th Graders Take on Leadership Positions in the Student Council

This fall, the halls of Léman's Lower School were filled with an energetic buzz as 5th grade candidates prepared, organized, and campaigned for several positions on Student Council.

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November 16, 2018

Teacher Professional Development Day Reinforces IB Approaches to Teaching and Learning

On November 12th, Léman welcomed experts in the field of Approaches to Teaching and Learning from Ashbury College in Ottawa, Canada, for a half-day curriculum planning workshop.

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November 15, 2018

Fine Arts Season Begins with 10th Annual One-Act Play Festival

Directed by Mariah Sanford-White, the performances feature more than 50 students from the 6th-12th grades, showcasing talented actors, crew members, and designers.

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November 05, 2018

Léman Students Enjoy a "Spooktacular" Halloween

The Halloween spirit was felt throughout the halls of both Léman campuses this week, as students, teachers, and community members celebrated with costumes, parades, parties, and activities.

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October 26, 2018

Lower School Students Build on Classroom Learning in Weekly Assemblies

The Lower School Assembly is dedicated time for students and faculty to gather together in the Broad Street Ballroom.

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October 25, 2018

CECE Students Build World Language Skills in Expanded Program

Last academic year, our World Language Department Chair and faculty collaborated to study and evaluate Léman's world language offerings to our Early Childhood students.

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October 22, 2018

Third Graders Create Their Own City Plans on Project Day

Third graders have been studying communities in social studies and for October's Project Day, students worked as city planners, collaboratively designing a community of their very own.

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October 22, 2018

Léman's 4th Annual Halloween Bash is this Saturday!

Live music, a magic show, pumpkin decorating, face painting, drone demonstrations, amazing treats, and more.

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October 19, 2018

Léman Fall Tours Added In Response to Demand

In response to demand, we've added additional tour dates in November for prospective families.

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October 18, 2018

Building Analytical and Investigation Skills in Lower School Science

Léman's Science Department students discover the complexities and beauty of science through the scientific method.

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October 16, 2018

25 Léman Students Honored During The Duke of Edinburgh International Bronze Award Ceremony

Léman hosted its first Bronze Ceremony as part of the International Award Duke of Edinburgh Program, where 25 students from Grades 9-12 were awarded this special honor.

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October 15, 2018

Léman's Athletes of the Week

Kat Cornet and Aleksandra Isailovic are this week's honorees.

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October 15, 2018

Upper School Students Build Community Through LCA Sponsored Bowling and Cruise Nights

Middle and High School students bonded with their classmates at two new fun-filled school sponsored evening excursions last weekend.

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October 12, 2018

One Act Play Festival Celebrates 10 Years

The Fine Arts Department is about to kick off its performance season with the 10th Annual One Act Play Festival!

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October 09, 2018

Léman Student IB Pass Rate Outperforms Peers by Nearly 30%

We are thrilled to report that the Léman Class of 2018 achieved an outstanding 86% pass rate on IB Exams this summer.

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October 08, 2018

100+ Colleges To Visit Léman This Year

The Office of College Counseling is busy helping with the college application process. Léman will welcome more than 100 colleges and universities to our campus this year.

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October 05, 2018

Léman Main Stage Announces 2019 Production

After a week of dropping hints and clues on social media, Léman Main Stage announced that "Seussical" will the 2019 production.

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October 04, 2018

5th & 6th Grade Overnight Trips Foster Teamwork, Collaboration, and Independence

Last week, the 5th grade community traveled to Frost Valley in upstate New York for a two-night camping trip, a tradition for students in their final year at the Lower School.

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October 03, 2018

Growing Adventurous Eaters in Early Childhood

Sharing meals together is an important aspect of our youngest learners socialization and also helps to build their curiosity for new foods.

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October 02, 2018

Léman's Athletes of the Week

With their skill and dedication, Janae Hemmings and Elle Amatullah have proven to be great assets to Léman's Athletics Program.

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September 27, 2018

Two Léman Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Commended Students

Léman is proud to announce that seniors Griffin Addison-Picciani and Isaac Dwass have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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September 26, 2018

Léman Musicians Win International Competition

We are pleased to announce that two of our high school band students, Jonathan Liang and Giuseppe Fu won first prize in their respective divisions of the Alessi Seminar Trombone Competition in Taipei, Taiwan.

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September 26, 2018

Léman Alumni Share How IB Helped Prepare Them For College

Two members of the Class of 2017 - Nicolas Sterling and Hrishika Chakraboty - recently shared with us how the IB Program helped prepare them for college.

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September 25, 2018

Introducing The Sara McMickle Summer Scholarship Program

This new scholarship program provides financial assistance to outstanding Léman Manhattan high school students.

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September 24, 2018

Building a Strong Academic Foundation in Early Childhood

At Léman's Center for Early Childhood Education, our youngest students are engaged in hands-on learning experiences that set the foundation for future academic success.

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September 21, 2018

Léman's Early Childhood & Lower School Students Enjoy LCA's Annual Carnival

Léman's Early Childhood and Lower School students had a fun-filled afternoon at the Léman Community Association's Annual Carnival with their families.

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September 20, 2018

Léman's Athlete of the Week

Coach Andrew Thompson maintains that despite being a freshman, Zaccaria Gerosa has been a wonderful addition to the program here at Léman.

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September 17, 2018

Meet Léman's New Library Info Tech Department Chair & Educational Technology Coordinator

Daniel Cruz leads the development and implementation of Léman's strategic use of technology in the classroom from PreK to 12.

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September 14, 2018

Celebrating the Opening Ceremony Tradition

We celebrated the start of the 18-19 school year with our annual Opening Ceremony and the traditional "ringing of the bells."

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September 13, 2018

More Than 200 New Students Join The Léman Family

Léman had a great kick-off to the 18-19 school year. We were proud to welcome more than 200 new students to the Léman family this week.

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September 12, 2018

Launch Of Léman's Summer English Academy

Léman launched the "Summer English Academy," which helps international students build their proficiency in language skills. The program takes place in August over a two-week span allowing students to acclimate to life in the U.S.

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August 09, 2018

Léman Adds Afternoon Explorers Session After Overwhelming Interest

Due to overwhelming interest in our "grown up and me toddler" class for 16-24 month olds for September 2018, we have added a new afternoon session on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:30pm.

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August 08, 2018

Camp Léman Completes Another Successful Summer Creating Tons of New Memories For Campers

Camp Léman finished up yet another successful summer filled with hundreds of campers making memories and friends that will last them a lifetime.

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July 11, 2018

Student Graduation Speaker Esmé Ng '18 Featured in Downtown Magazine

We're proud to announce that Esmé Ng '18 was featured in Downtown Magazine for her empowering and inspiring commencement speech at the 2018 Léman Manhattan Graduation Ceremony on June 2nd.

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June 14, 2018

Closing Ceremonies

Friday we are bringing Closing Ceremonies to you! This annual Léman tradition celebrates our international community and the ceremonial ringing of the closing bells.

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June 13, 2018

Senior Spotlight – Bradley Kaufman

Bradley will enroll at New York University, ranked #30 in national universities by US News and World Report, in the fall, where he was recruited as a member of the university's fencing team and plans to major in Economics.

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June 12, 2018

Disco Dancing, Great Food, and Fun at the LCA Gala

Parents, faculty, and staff enjoyed a Studio 54-themed evening in the Broad Street Ballroom at the Spring Gala on May 4th.

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June 07, 2018

Young Investors Win Big at Spark Inter-School Challenge

Last month, students from the Léman Stock Market Club participated in the Spark Business Academy Spark Inter-School Challenge, which took place at Avenues, the World School.

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June 07, 2018

Athletics Year in Review

It has been an exciting and rewarding year for the Athletics Department at Léman. Our students displayed school spirit, teamwork, and Bulls pride at games, practices, and school events throughout the year.

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June 04, 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

On Saturday, June 2, Léman honored its sixth graduating class.

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May 31, 2018

Celebrating 12th Graders at the Senior Awards Ceremony

On May 30, the entire Upper School came together in the Broad Street Ballroom to celebrate the Class of 2018 at the 2nd annual Léman Manhattan Senior Awards Ceremony.

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May 30, 2018

Varsity Athletes Honored at the Spring Athletics Awards

The Léman Athletics Department held its Spring Varsity Athletics Awards Ceremony this week in the Morris Gym, honoring varsity athletes who showed exceptional ability, teamwork, and commitment.

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May 29, 2018

Watch Graduation Live - Saturday, June 2

This Saturday, June 2nd, Léman will honor the Class of 2018 at the annual Graduation Ceremony at 10 AM ET in the Broad Street Ballroom. Watch the live stream on YouTube.

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May 28, 2018

4th Graders Get An In-Depth Look at American History on a Trip to Philadelphia

This month, 4th Grade students traveled to Philadelphia for a one-day educational trip that enhanced learning outside the classroom.

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May 25, 2018

Students Receive Top Prizes in National Math Contest

In April, students in 2nd through 8th grades participated in the Noetic Learning Math Contest alongside 33,000 students from 772 schools around the country. We are pleased to announce that Léman had 82 participants this year, more than ever before!

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May 23, 2018

Senior Spotlight: Sara Florez Briñez, UC Berkeley

As a full IB Diploma candidate, Vice President of the National Honor Society, a Léman Student Ambassador, a Boarding Student Government Cabinet Member, and a member of the Women's Choir and the Varsity Girls Volleyball team, Sara Florez Briñez has embraced a variety of leadership roles and activities in her time at Léman.

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May 15, 2018

Seniors Celebrate College Acceptances on Pinning Day

On Thursday, April 26, seniors were invited to a celebratory "college pinning day" hosted by the Office of College Counseling.

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May 10, 2018

Senior Spotlight: Jessica Velesaca

When senior Jessica Velesaca joined the Léman community as a freshman, she was excited for all of the opportunities Léman had to offer. "My advice to a new student would be try everything because you never know what you'll have a passion for."

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May 08, 2018

Léman Student Artists Win National Awards

We are thrilled to announce that 14 Léman student artists were recognized by The Scholastic Art Awards, including two who won national awards.

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April 30, 2018

Lower School Students Show Léman Pride During Spirit Week

Lower School students expressed their Léman pride during Spring Spirit Week, which featured a different theme each day including Color Day, When I Grow Up Day, Dress Like a Teacher Day, Pajama Day, and School Spirit Day.

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April 26, 2018

7th and 8th Graders Take Enriching Class Trips

As part of their two-year study of American history, 7th and 8th grade social studies students took educational and enriching trips to Boston and Washington, D.C. last week.

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April 24, 2018

Senior Spotlight: Sean Vaz

When senior Sean Vaz started at Léman as a 5th grader, she couldn't anticipate what was ahead of her. Over her eight years at the school, Sean has thrived as an active member of the Girls Volleyball Team, the Black Student Union, and the Student Government, starting out as Vice President in her junior year and as President during her senior year.

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April 18, 2018

National Honor Society Inducts New Members

An induction ceremony for the Léman Manhattan chapter of the National Honor Society was held in the Morris Street Campus Theatre on Tuesday, April 10. 14 outstanding 10th and 11th grade students were chosen as the 2018 inductees.

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April 10, 2018

Students Explore Shanghai and Belize Over Spring Break

One of the most unique and exciting aspects of the Léman experience is the opportunity to travel on cultural exchange and academic trips during Spring Break each year.

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April 09, 2018

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Comes to Life for CECE Students

Early Childhood students, as well as parent and faculty chaperones, traveled to Union Square's DR2 Theatre for a very special performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, based on the world-renowned book by author/illustrator Eric Carle.

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April 04, 2018

Lower School Students Share Their Unique Talents

Students from grades 1-5 showcased a variety of talents at the annual Lower School Talent Show on March 16. Students danced, sang, performed gymnastics, played musical instruments, and even demonstrated a science experiment.

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April 03, 2018

IB Art Students Exhibit Their Work

On Tuesday, March 13, the entire Léman community was invited to attend the 2018 IB Art Exhibit: Anti-Pop.

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March 14, 2018

Léman Participates in National School Walkout

This morning, Léman Manhattan participated in the National School Walkout in solidarity with hundreds of other schools across the country to honor the students who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School on February 14.

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March 13, 2018

11th Grader Accepted to Prestigious Stanford Internship

11th grader QiHan Zhao was recently accepted into the Stanford University Cardiothoracic Surgical Skills Program for the summer of 2018.

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March 09, 2018

Students Celebrate a Love of Reading with Project Cicero

Last week, 4th graders helped collect books in support of Project Cicero, which has placed almost 3 million books in under-resourced New York City public school classrooms.

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March 01, 2018

Head of School Maria Castelluccio Speaks Out Against Gun Violence

Léman's Head of School Maria Castelluccio, along with the heads of more than 150 other NY independent schools, recently signed this letter to the President and legislative leaders calling for action against gun violence.

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February 28, 2018

"Anything Goes" Tickets On Sale Now!

Léman Main Stage presents "Anything Goes" with music and lyrics by Cole Porter on March 8, 9, and 10. Get your tickets now!

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February 26, 2018

Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

Last week, students across divisions took part in celebrations and activities to observe Lunar New Year, an important and influential Chinese Festival.

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February 26, 2018

A Historic Walk Around Our Neighborhood

Seventh grade social studies students extended learning beyond the classroom walls as they took a walking tour of the neighborhood as part of their unit on early American history.

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February 22, 2018

Léman Goes Off-Broadway for United in Song

On Tuesday, February 13, the entire Léman community came together for "United in Song: A Léman Community Concert" featuring elementary, middle, and high school students, faculty and parents, and a star-studded line-up of guest performers.

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February 12, 2018

Léman Chess Players Score Big in Local Tournament

On Sunday, February 4, a group of nine Center For Early Childhood Education and Lower School students participated in a tournament hosted by the NYC Knights, PS 41's chess club.

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February 12, 2018

Students Gain New Perspective on Black History Month

February is Black History Month and the Upper School Social Studies Department is exploring this important topic in different ways.

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February 12, 2018

Celebrating Global Citizenship at the International Festival

Excitement, internationalism, and the smell of delicious food is still in the air from the International Festival, an annual event hosted by the LCA in the Broad Street Ballroom.

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February 08, 2018

The Léman Community Association Presents "United in Song"

A one-night only concert featuring Lower, Middle, & High School students, parents, faculty, local college students, adult musicians, and professionals from the worlds of Broadway, Classical and Jazz music.

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January 23, 2018

NYC Kids Project Teaches Diversity and Inclusion

Lower School students welcomed the NYC Kids Project, an arts-based organization providing educational programs to students about diversity and inclusion, into classrooms last week.

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January 16, 2018

Future Computer Scientists Learn to Code

Earlier this winter, Léman was excited to participate in the Hour of Code, a celebration of computer science where every student, PreK 3 through the 5th grade, had a chance to code.

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January 16, 2018

Student Musicians Take The Stage

Throughout December, young artists in PreK 4 through 12th Grade shared their talents in a series of winter concerts, featuring choral, violin and band ensembles, as well as student soloists and duets.

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January 12, 2018

We The Future

All Léman parents from Early Childhood through High School and Léman students in 7th grade and above are invited to join us on Wednesday, January 17 from 5-7 PM for the Opening Reception of "We The Future," a special art installation in the Morris Gallery.

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December 15, 2017

Lunch at Léman: Chef Susy's Hot Chocolate

This recipe is the ultimate in rich and decadent and certainly not for the faint of heart. Perfect for the holidays and on a cold winters night, or two, or three!

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December 15, 2017

New Drop Off PreK 2 Program Starting Fall 2018

After successfully launching a "Grown Up and Me" PreK 2 program in Fall 2017, Léman is excited to announce we are now accepting applications for a Drop Off PreK 2 Program for Sept 2018 enrollment.

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December 04, 2017

Little Einsteins Explore Bowling Green Park

2nd and 9th Grade Life Science students met in Bowling Green Park, the oldest park in New York City, to participate in the first session of Léman Little Einsteins.

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December 01, 2017

2017 Global Games!

This week, over 100 Middle School students gathered in Florida with thousands of students in our sister school network to participate in the annual Global Games, an Olympic-style athletic competition.

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December 01, 2017

Léman Singers Perform at NYSE Christmas Tree Lighting

This week, the Léman Singers, an ensemble made up of 21 3rd through 5th Graders, were invited to perform at the 94th Annual New York Stock Exchange Tree Lighting.

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November 21, 2017

A Futuristic Learning Experience, Courtesy of Google

Last week, students from Kindergarten through 11th Grade participated in an inquiry-based learning experience, integrating science, social studies, and technology through Google's Expeditions Augmented Reality pilot program.

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November 15, 2017

Inspiring Young Readers and Writers at the Annual Book Fair

This week the Broad Street Ballroom was transformed into a magnificent hall of books for the annual LCA Book Fair.

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November 14, 2017

Join Us for our 2017/18 Winter Tours

If you are applying to Léman for the 2018-19 academic year, we invite you to attend a Winter Admissions Tour.

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October 30, 2017

Léman Exchange Welcomes Dr. Derrick Gay: Diversity, Inclusion and Global Citizenship Education Consultant

All current Léman parents are invited to the next Léman Exchange on Monday, November 6 for a special parent workshop with Dr. Derrick Gay - Diversity, Inclusion and Global Citizenship Education Consultant.

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