Welcome to Corlears School!  Corlears is a nursery through fifth grade school in the heart of dynamic and creative Chelsea, NYC.  We are a reflection of our community and our students embody everything it means to be a 21st century learner.

A Corlears education gives every child the skills needed to be a critical thinker and a future participant in the next generation of leaders in art, science, business and technology.  

Some important things about Corlears:
  • Our challenging academic program is built on a progressive approach and develops deep understanding, innovative thinking, collaboration and communication skills.
  • Kindness, respect and integrity are integrated in every interaction at Corlears.  Our students learn to use their skills to make a difference in the world.
  • We are big enough to have art, science, Spanish, music, technology and PE, and small enough that every child is known.
  • A focus on leadership runs through the multi-age learning experience, as well as the capstone experience of being at the top of the school in fifth grade.

Graduates from Corlears are capable, passionate and inquisitive learners who graduate to one of their first choice schools for middle school.  They are well prepared to successfully meet the academic and social challenges that lie ahead, and they take an active role in the decision of which middle/upper school is the best fit for them.  

Please do browse through our website, and then come see it for yourself— take a tour, meet our faculty and see the beautiful newly renovated spaces.  

I look forward to meeting you.


David Egolf

Head of School