Capital Campaign-Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future

Over the last decade, Corlears has experienced a period of increased enrollment. After an in-depth strategic plan was initiated by the Board of Trustees and completed in 2005, it was concluded that the school needed more space for its growing population and the addition of the fifth grade.

In 2008, the school purchased an adjacent townhouse to make these expansion plans a reality. Soon after the acquisition, a capital campaign to support the expansion project was launched in fall 2008.

The first phase of the expansion project calls for an additional classroom for the fifth grade, enlarged classrooms for our oldest students, new classrooms for foreign language, music, and learning support. Included in these plans are a new, spacious lobby which is wheelchair accessible, an elevator, community space on each floor, and an enlarged art studio.

The capital campaign goal to finance the expansion project is $6 million. As of summer 2011, the school has $1.5 million to go to reach its goal. Through the dedication of our current parents, grandparents, alumni parents, alumni, foundations, and all of the school’s constituencies, Corlears is confident that it will reach its goal by spring 2012. Completion of phase one is planned for fall 2011.

All gifts are tax-deductible and can be made online by clicking the “Online Giving” button now. Please inquire if your employer makes matching gifts.

You may also send your gift by check to:

Corlears School
Development Office
324 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011

For more information regarding the Corlears Capital Campaign, please contact:

Director of Development