How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Corlears, a unique and wonderful nursery through fifth grade school in Chelsea. Students at Corlears are intellectually curious, creative, and have the potential for great academic achievement and emotional and social growth.

To learn more about Corlears and its application process, please read the following:

Application Process

  • Our applicant package for the 2014-2015 school year is available online. You may also request a hard copy on or after September 3rd, by calling Admissions at 212.741.2800.
  • Please click on our age chart for the 2014/2015 school year in order to ascertain the age group your child will be placed. To enter the 2/3s, the child must be 2 ½ by September 1, 2014.
  • Due to small class size, we encourage you to apply early in the school year. The application deadline is December 10, 2013.
  • An application for admission must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee of $65.00
  • Once the application is received by Corlears, a member of the Admissions office will call to arrange appointments for the child’s visit and the parent interview. The length of the child’s visit will depend on the child’s age.
  • Schedule an appointment to have your child assessed by ERB if your child will be entering the fours, fives, or older
  • When applicable, reports from the school the child is currently attending will be required
  • All financial obligations to the student’s current school, if applicable, must be fulfilled

Tour Corlears

    • School tours of Corlears offer prospective parents an excellent opportunity to observe our gifted faculty in action and our students fully engaged in the classroom experience
    • All tours are by appointment only and are conducted in the morning beginning in early October. Tours end in late November.
    • Please call Admissions at 212.741.2800 to make an appointment for a small group tour

        Open House

        Our annual Admissions Open House is scheduled for Thursday, October 10, 2013, 4:00-6:30pm. At our open house, prospective parents will be given school tours by current and alumni parents as well as student alumni. This admissions event gives families the chance to speak with our faculty, parents, and current as well as alumni students. No RSVP’s are required.


        Corlears is a member of the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY). In accordance with their requirements, notification of admission decisions will adhere to the schedule established by ISAAGNY.

        Age/Grade Notification Mailing *Contract Deadline no later than noon on:
        2 1/2s, 3s Wednesday, February 12 Friday, March 7
        4s Wednesday, February 12 Friday, March 7
        5s, 6s  Friday, February 7
        Friday, February 14
        7s, 8s, 9s,10s
        Tuesday, February 4
        Wednesday, February 26