At a Glance

Founded in 1968
New York City - Chelsea/West Village
160 Students
  Nursery - 5th Grade
Average Class Size:
17 students
Teacher/Student Ratio:   
2/3s ~ 3 teachers per classroom
  4/5s - 8/9s ~ 2 teachers per classroom
  10s ~ 1 teacher
Staff: 39 Full-time
  7 Part-time
  Head Teachers hold a Masters Degree

Assistant Teachers studying for Masters Degree
Accreditation: NYSAIS, Member of NAIS
Curriculum: Interdisciplinary, active, collaborative learning within multi-age classrooms, focusing on the whole child.
Tuition 2013- 2014:
2s and 3s half day      $22,250
  2s and 3s full day       $28,300
  4s and 5s full day       $31,590
  6s and 10s full day     $33,030
 Financial Aid:
15% of Annual Budget
 Schedules: 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.