Nursery + Preschool + Elementary

Thank you for your interest in Corlears, a school dedicated to the education of children, ages 2 through 5th grade in the Chelsea section of New York City. Students at Corlears are intellectually curious, creative, and have the potential for great academic achievement, peer leadership, and emotional and social growth.

We invite you to visit us and see our classrooms in action, and learn how our focus on the foundational years allows our students to thrive and ultimate become compassionate emerging leaders of their communities. 

Application Process

As you learn more about Corlears, we invite you to:

Submit an application by going to Ravenna

Open House

The Open House provides an opportunity for you to meet faculty, currents parents, Administrators, and the Head of School. At this evening event, you will be given a teacher led to tour to a variety of classrooms throughout the building, and will listen to teacher’s present certain aspects of their curriculum and school culture. RSVP is required for this event.


Group day tours take place from October through December. These are parent led, and provide you with an opportunity to see the classrooms in action. You will also meet our Assistant Head of School, and Director of Admission. Click here to book a time through Ravenna.

Child Visits and Parent Interviews

  • Children applying to the 2’s program join their parents for their interview.

  • Children applying to the 3’s program will attend a 45-minute playgroup, accompanied by their grown up.

  • Children applying to the 4’s (Pre-K) program will attend a 45-minute playgroup.

  • Children applying to Kindergarten will attend a two-hour playgroup.

  • Children applying to grades 1 through 5 will visit with in Corlears classroom during the school day.

Applicants to the 2’s through kindergarten can sign up for these visits after an application is
submitted, through Ravenna. All other applicants will be contacted by the Admission Office
to set up a classroom visit.

Our birth date cut-off is September 1 st for the grade you are applying to.

Educational Records Bureau (ERB) testing is not required for students applying to grades below third.

Our application deadline is December 8th. Click below to get started today!

If you would like more information about Corlears, please fill out the form below and a representative will contact you.