At a Glance


Founded in 1968


New York City - Chelsea/West Village


146 Students


Nursery - 5th Grade

Average Class Size:

16 students

Teacher/Student Ratio:

2/3s ~ 3 teachers per classroom


4/5s - 8/9s ~ 2 teachers per classroom


10s ~ 1 teacher


36 Full-time


6 Part-time


Head Teachers hold a Masters Degree

Assistant Teachers studying for Masters Degree


NYSAIS, Member of NAIS


Interdisciplinary, active, collaborative learning within multi-age classrooms, focusing on the whole child.

Tuition 2014-2015:

2s and 3s half day $23,365


2s and 3s full day $29,715


4s and 5s full day $33,645


6s and 10s full day $34,685

Financial Aid:

21% of Annual Budget


2/3s 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM ( optional 8:30 - 3:15 for 3s )


4/5s - 10s 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM


Early Birds 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM


After School 3:15 PM - 5:45 PM

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Corlears School is an independent elementary school with an early childhood program located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. It serves families from a broad variety of neighborhoods from the five boroughs of New York. The program and curriculum are specifically designed to be interdisciplinary, encouraging active, collaborative learning within a multi-aged environment. The focus is teaching the whole child with the view to developing critical, socially engaged intelligence, and lifelong learners.