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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 Corlears 50th Anniversary Campaign

In 2018, Corlears celebrated its 50th anniversary. In honor of this significant milestone, Corlears School embarked on a 5-year, $4 million campaign that goes beyond our physical structure; this campaign is focused on our heart. Over the past five years, Corlears has been building a truly innovative and transformational vision that is growing a new model for what a private school made just for young children can be.

Lunch with Butter Beans

Lunch Program

Lunch is served fresh daily to students from Kindergarten through fifth grade in partnership with Butter Beans.
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Daily lunch is provided fresh daily for students in our Kindergarten through Fifth Grade classes. Corlears School is partnered with Butter Beans, a lunch service provider that works with a number of other New York City independent schools. Butter Beans’ similar commitment to minimizing waste, and their desire and ability to weave food, wellness, and nutrition into the educational program makes them an ideal partner for our school lunch program.

"We take pride in cooking all of our meals from scratch, using the most local and seasonal ingredients as possible. Our lunches offer a plethora of options to satisfy growing children, from the most picky to the most adventurous, and everyone in between. They are full of whole grains, legumes, veggies, healthy fats, fresh fruit and well sourced meat, and poultry making it easy for children to achieve a balanced and nutritious lunch.

"More than a meal, lunch service creates an opportunity to delve deeper into the subjects of health and wellness. Butter Beans shares our goal of enriching the curriculum through the inclusion of nutrition education."

—The Butter Beans team at Corlears School

Details of the Lunch Program

  • Menus consist of healthy, homemade, fresh, flavorful and fun food – with a treat on Fridays!
  • Daily options available for children who are picky, adventurous, have food allergies or specific dietary needs.

  • Variety of hot main entrees, with meat and vegetarian options, along with veggie sides, and a sandwich, soup and salad bar every day. 

  • Exposure to new foods in a safe, non-judgmental environment which allows children to grow as eaters (sometimes offered in small tasting cups) – always beside familiar foods they already love.

  • Nutrition education in the lunchroom, with food labels and nutrition table tops to explore.

  • A commitment to sustainability goals, using hormone and antibiotic free meat, as well as a coordinated effort to reduce food waste.

  • Incorporation of the rooftop garden into the menu to allow students to experience the seed to table journey.


Reducing Waste and Increasing Sustainability

Butter Beans aims to improve the health and wellness of our communities by serving nutritious school meals and directing food education programs. Butter Beans supports the pillars of sustainability by engaging in the following initiatives:

  • Composting our food scraps in our commissary kitchen

  • Working with schools to ensure that they have dishwashing capabilities so that all small wares can be reusable

  • Providing schools with compostable small wares if dishwashing is not available

  • Supporting local food economies by sourcing our meat, produce, and dairy products as local as possible

  • Supporting the Meatless Monday campaign

  • Educating our school lunch students, cooking class chefs, and summer campers about the journey of food from seed to plate, and the importance of supporting local farms

  • Supporting our schools’ sustainability and greening initiatives

  • Working in collaboration with other city-wide sustainability programs

Connect with Admissions

Interested in enrolling your child at Corlears School? Connect with the team anytime at admissions@corlearsschool.org, or subscribe for more information about our school programs.