How To Apply To Corlears

Nursery + Preschool + Kindergarten + 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 hope you will take the time to get to know us by visiting our school and seeing our classrooms in action, as well as joining us for other admissions events designed to help you learn how our focus on the foundational years allows our students to thrive and ultimately become compassionate emerging leaders of their communities. 

Admission Policy

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.

Application Deadline

The online application opens in August. Priority is given to completed applications received on or before December 3rd. We cannot guarantee that openings will be available after the initial round of admissions; therefore, we highly encourage parents to apply by the deadline. After the deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling admission basis, if space is available.

Application Process

A completed application to Corlears consists of:

  1. Online Application Form

  2. Child Visits and Parent Interview

Parents are also encouraged to tour the school. Tours are optional, however they allow families to experience our inspiring classroom environment, meet our faculty and students, and learn about the admission process.

Step 1. Apply Online

Submit an application by going to Ravenna.

For older students, teacher recommendations from their current school will be a part of the online application process.

Step 2. Schedule a Child Visit and Parent Interview

  • Children applying to the 2s and 3s program join their parents for their interview.

  • Children applying to the 4s (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 2s through kindergarten please sign up for a visit after an application is submitted through Ravenna. All other applicants will be contacted by our Admissions Associate to set up a classroom visit.

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

Admission Decisions

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.

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Questions? Contact Us!

No matter where you are in the application process, we encourage you to contact Meredith with any questions you may have. Or submit our inquiry form for immediate access to content to help you get started.

Note: Due to a problem with the Verizon lines in our area, we are experiencing intermittent loss of phone service. If you are unable to reach us via our regular line, please call us at: (917) 775-5911.