Corlears School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or scholarships.
As a school that values equity and inclusion, we believe each child deserves to thrive in their learning environment. As a general education setting, our student success team is dedicated to ensuring students receive what they need to succeed; however, we do not have special education teachers in each classroom, nor integrated therapeutic services for students with high support needs who would benefit from a more specialized setting.
Decisions and Timing
Guided by our commitment to the school’s mission, admissions are based on a combination of criteria including evaluation of the applicant's visit, academic records, and balance within a grade level. Admission decisions will be emailed by the ISAAGNY notification dates for applicants to Seedlings and above; decisions for our Roots toddler program are provided on a rolling basis throughout the year.
In the 2022–23 school year, Corlears introduced the Tuition Equity and Accessibility Model (TEAM), changing the paradigm from financial aid to equitable tuition level setting for all families. The TEAM process is supported by the TADS Financial Aid Assessment module during the admissions or reenrollment process to determine an equitable tuition level — from zero to maximum — for all of our families. (Of course, families may also choose to opt out and pay the maximum tuition.)
A family's determined tuition level is independent from decisions related to enrollment; this information is kept confidential and is not shared with the admissions committee. Additionally, receiving an indication of your TEAM tuition level does not signify enrollment or admission to Corlears School.
Corlears School is a proud member of the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY). Founded in 1965, ISAAGNY aims to ensure orderly, professional, and equitable admissions processes at member schools: we do so by observing a shared admissions timeline, engaging in professional development to hone our collective craft, exchanging resources and best practices, and more. The resulting spirit of cooperation serves schools, families, and nearly 30,000 students across greater New York.
Resources to Explore
This page outlines the admissions process in detail for each of our school programs, from toddlers through fifth grade.Read More
Everything to know about affording Corlears — maximum tuition prices, what tuition covers, and the paradigm-changing TEAM (Tuition Equity and Accessibility Model).Read More
Discover upcoming opportunities to learn more about Corlears straight from the source, or explore on-demand webinar recordings.Read More
Corlears offers a comprehensive outplacement process that provides individualized support for all graduates and their families.Read More