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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.

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The preschool program at Corlears School empowers 4-year-olds to become even greater participants in their learning and school community.

Program Overview

The 4-year-olds enrolled in PreK at Corlears School are positioned to ask questions and think deeply about one another and the world. Literacy, math, art, and science are often woven throughout classroom investigations.

The PreK classrooms invite an emergent curriculum, one that evolves based on student curiosity. Thanks to this responsive teaching style, children’s natural curiosities are sparked. They have the chance to engage in language, numeracy, and scientific concepts more deeply. The children’s intellectual and social development is enhanced through experiences. They work with the classroom community to hypothesize, question, explore, and problem-solve.

Children in our PreK program have the opportunity to:

  Learn through a variety of teacher-supported contexts, including play, “work times,” outdoor explorations, and whole-group activities.

  Develop handwriting skills, which are supported through a variety of writing tools and instruments, paper, graphic labels, and the visual alphabet as a child begins to distinguish between their inventive writing attempts on their journey toward conventional print.

  Delve into social studies and inquiry topics that allow exploration of the social and emotional experiences of this age group.

 Develop a sense of their unique identity in relation to their peers, celebrating the diversity of each child’s lived experiences within diverse family cultures.

Why Choose Corlears?

Why Choose Seedlings at Corlears?

We know how children learn best.

Our teachers honor this formative stage of early childhood by using an emergent curriculum — one that evolves over time and is influenced by each group’s curiosity. After careful observation of the children's interests and development needs, teachers introduce new materials, re-design classroom spaces, and pave the way for further experimentation and inquiry.

Small class sizes, always.

Classes are formed with developmental readiness in mind, and children in the early childhood division are closely supervised throughout the day. Class sizes do not exceed 14 students, and all classrooms have 2–3 teachers present on a regular basis.

Supportive scheduling.

PreK at Corlears is a full-day program beginning at 8:30 a.m. end ending at 3:15 p.m.;  before- and after-school programming available through Corlears Plus.

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2023–24 Maximum Tuition for PreK

Instead of the traditional financial aid model, Corlears assesses financial information submitted through the Tuition Equity and Accessibility Model (TEAM) during the admissions process to determine the equitable tuition level for your student, which may be lower than the amount shown below.

For the PreK program, $56,160 is the maximum amount a family may be asked to pay for the 2023–24 year. 

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.