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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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The Corlears School Blog

Parents have questions, Corlears has answers! Sharing what we’ve learned from 50+ years of teaching young children.

Here you'll find articles, videos, and other resources about early childhood and early years education, plus news and updates from inside Corlears and our wider community.

How Practicing Patterns Helps Kindergarteners Think Like Mathematicians

Did you know that learning patterns in Kindergarten math develops critical thinking ...
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Literacy at Corlears: Building Strong Foundations for Reading and Writing Success

Learn how Corlears School cultivates strong literacy foundations in children from a young ...
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How Corlears Instilled Lifelong Values and Self-Confidence

"Corlears helped me grow into the type of person that could do so many things," says Max ...
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Differences Between Nursery School and Daycare: What to Consider

Corlears School's Early Childhood Division Director, Colleen Goddard, Ph.D., talks about ...
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Reflecting on the True History of Thanksgiving with Children

Around Thanksgiving, students often discuss what they are grateful for. At Corlears, we ...
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Building a Partnership with Your Child’s Teachers at Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are an important part of school communication, but they can ...
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Why We Take Our Elementary Students on Overnight Trips (needs image update)

Overnight trips provide a unique opportunity for children to experience new things, forge ...
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8 Facts About Corlears School History

Today, at 55 years old, Corlears still prides itself on being a school made just for ...
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Building Social Skills: Teaching Toddlers How to Share

While toddlers at age 2 don't yet developmentally understand the concept of sharing, you ...
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50+ Summer Learning Resources

This list of resources was updated for Summer 2023. The summer months may be a break from ...
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Alum Shares How Corlears Planted Seeds for Empathy

Lila Kempler (‘13) connects her early childhood and elementary years at Corlears School ...
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Corlears School Partners with The Calhoun School for Middle School Enrollment Transfer Initiative

Corlears School is partnering with The Calhoun School, a historic force in progressive ...
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Professional Development at Corlears: Investing in Our Teachers and Staff

Corlears School may be known for being a small community, but the amount of expertise ...
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Meeting Milestones: How to Support Your Toddler's Development

While it may be scary for a parent or caregiver to hear that their toddler needs a bit of ...
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Learn. Play. Grow. Initiative Offers Free Family Activities

In October 2021, Corlears School launched the Learn. Play. Grow. initiative with the goal ...
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Corlears School Alumni Gives Back as Camp Counselor

After completing her sophomore year at college, Tenley Smith, an alumna of Corlears ...
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Separation Anxiety Books for Toddlers and Parents

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Activities to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

Is your child beginning school for the first time? You can prepare your child for the ...
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How Our Playground Promotes Learning Through Play

Throughout the summer of 2021, and just in time for the 2021-22 school year, the Corlears ...
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Black Lives Matter Week of Action at Corlears

8s, 9s, and 10s students spent their social justice meeting time discussing the Black ...
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