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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.

Jameel working with a first grade student

Program Overview

A complete overview of our academic and auxiliary programs serving toddlers through elementary-aged children.

The world is interesting, and learning is fun. So why not teach children to discover it for themselves?

Curiosity drives our students to grow while they explore math, science, writing, and social justice issues to make sense of the world around them. Our expert teachers introduce big and challenging topics, and guide students as they expand their thinking and put new skills to the test — often in a real-world context in our own neighborhood. Literacy, quantitative reasoning, scientific inquiry, problem-solving, artistic expression, social and emotional learning, and social justice are incorporated into every child’s course of study at every age; so are Spanish, art, music, library, technology, and physical education.

Our older students go beyond typical classroom tests to demonstrate what they’ve learned in a tradition we call "culmination." This is when students are ready to "go public" with all that they have learned, harnessing their interests, skills, and talents to share what they’ve discovered to the broader community. This informative, museum-style experience is created by students and teachers, transforming their spaces to share their learning with their families and members of the school community. Past classrooms have been transformed into barber shops, voting precincts, newsrooms, tenements, and construction sites, showcasing the depth of students’ new knowledge in all types of subjects!

Educational Programs

Decades of deep thinking about early childhood education has gone into the development of the Corlears curriculum, and it shows in our graduates’ lifelong love of learning and their sense of responsibility to their community.

Browse our available school programs below and click to learn more. 

Why Choose Seedlings 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.