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A message from Head of School David Egolf and Assistant Head of School Mansi Vasa.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Learn about Corlears School's history, educational philosophy, mission, core values, and more.

Meet our faculty and staff and explore the directory.



Everything prospective families need to know about Corlears admissions.

Outlining the admissions processes for each of our academic programs, from toddlers through fifth grade.
Visit our campus and go inside the curriculum with school leadership. 

Changing the paradigm from financial aid to equitable tuition level-setting for all families.
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Everything you need to know about Corlears School in one handy booklet. Follow the link to receive a digital copy in your inbox.
Early Childhood Division
The Roots program for ages 16–24 months celebrates the way toddlers learn best: through the art of play and wonderment. 

The Seedlings nursery program fosters the natural wonder and curiosity of 2- and 3-year-olds.

Empowering children to become even greater participants in their learning and school community.
Elementary Division
As Corlears students enter the all-important elementary years, it’s all about making connections and building independence.

Building the foundation kids need to fall in love with learning and gain confidence for everything to come.

Comprehensive, individualized support for all Corlears graduates.
Auxiliary Programs
Classic summer fun with plenty of outdoor play, arts and crafts, and fun with friends. Led by Corlears teachers. Open to all.

All about the before- and after-school care available to families enrolled at Corlears.

Free family activities available on select Saturdays throughout the school year.
Meet the volunteer Board of Trustees and learn more about the committees and structures that govern Corlears School.

Events, holidays, and school closings.
Corlears families are important members of our school community, and we offer a number of ways to get involved.

How to get connected and stay involved with Corlears School's alumni community.
Corlears is a small school, but our community has a big heart — and many ways to get involved.

Every dollar has a lasting impact — not just on  students attending Corlears today, but on all children who come through our doors.

There are a variety of opportunities available for current and alumni community members to get involved by volunteering their time. 


The Tuition Equity Fund (TEF) will serve as the foundation for Corlears School’s first-ever endowment. Corlears has committed significant resources to become the leading school for young children driven by diversity and equity. 

Through the Tuition Equity Fund, we strive to cultivate inclusion and belonging for all community members for generations to come. Your support of the TEF brings to life our vision of a vibrant and connected community like no other in New York City.

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Tours, Events,
and Webinars

Discover upcoming events and on-demand webinars designed to help prospective families gain insight into our vibrant community and the developmental approach we bring to our classrooms.
NOTE: Applications for fall 2024 are still accepted and will be processed on a rolling basis. Now that the January 11 ISAAGNY deadline has passed, families are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

On-Demand Webinar Recordings

Hear directly from Corlears School admissions and faculty members in recorded sessions designed to help prospective families learn more about our pedagogical approach. 
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April 17, 2024Roots Information SessionThis information session is a deep dive into the instructional philosophy of the Roots toddler program. Hosted by Admissions Director Meredith Orloff in partnership with Early Childhood Division Director Colleen Goddard, Ph.D., Roots Head Teacher Ariel Grossman, and Early Childhood Specialist Hillary Goldman.VIEW THE RECORDING
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November 20, 2023Inside the Corlears Curriculum with Educational LeadershipIn this webinar, Corlears School leaders offer a peek behind the scenes into the instructional philosophy across the Early Childhood and Elementary divisions.VIEW THE RECORDING
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September 26, 2023Inside the Corlears Curriculum with Educational LeadershipIn this webinar, Corlears School leaders offer a peek behind the scenes into the instructional philosophy across the Early Childhood and Elementary divisions.VIEW THE RECORDING
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November 16, 2022Educational Program Information Session

A peek behind the scenes into the instructional philosophy across the Early Childhood and Elementary divisions at Corlears School. Participants will get the chance to see Corlears learning in action; you'll come away with an understanding of how we use a planned environment, experiences, and real-world contexts to engage students at all age levels.

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November 9, 2022Identity Curriculum in Early Childhood

In this session, viewers will learn how identity develops in early childhood and how to raise families that value antiracism. This event examines how the Early Childhood teachers at Corlears are unpacking Ibram X. Kendi’s board book Antiracist Baby, and classrooms and curriculum are curated through an antiracist lens. We also share Corlears School's top five racial equity strategies for embracing antiracism as a family value.

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January 24, 2023Mindful Limits and Boundaries

In this session, you'll view a scene from a film that explores the importance of setting mindful limits and boundaries in order for a family to thrive and grow. Then, Early Childhood Division Director Colleen Goddard, Ph.D., discusses the impact and influence on the entire familial construct; with kindness, consistency, and constancy, each moment can be attended to with supportive awareness and intention.

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February 24, 2022Social Justice and Identity Curriculum in the Elementary Years

In this session, Assistant Head of School Mansi Vasa unpacks how Corlears School's identity and social justice curriculum unfolds across the ages from Kindergarten through fifth grade. Viewers will walk away with an understanding of how the social justice themes of identity, diversity, justice, and action are a significant piece of the educational experience at Corlears.


Connect with Admissions

Have questions? Our admissions team would be happy to help. Connect with the team anytime at admissions@corlearsschool.org, or click the button to subscribe for more information.