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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 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.

Literacy at Corlears: Building Strong Foundations for Reading and Writing Success

Explore how Corlears School fosters strong literacy foundations in young children, ...
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How Corlears Instilled Lifelong Values and Self-Confidence

Read the inspiring story of Max Bremner, a Corlears alum, and learn how his experience at ...
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Differences Between Nursery School and Daycare: What to Consider

Corlears explains the different pedagogical approaches found in a daycare setting vs. ...
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Reflecting on the True History of Thanksgiving with Children

We encourage families to honor the legacy of the Indigenous people of this land this ...
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Building a Partnership with Your Child’s Teachers at Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences can be nerve-wracking, but with these tips, you can feel more ...
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Why We Take Our Elementary Students on Overnight Trips

Each year the oldest elementary students take part in overnight trips: one for third- and ...
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8 Facts About Corlears School History

Read Corlears School history! Read through some fun historical information about the ...
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Building Social Skills: Teaching Toddlers How to Share

Toddlers are learning about the concept of sharing. A Corlears early childhood teacher ...
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50+ Summer Learning Resources

Stay sharp during the summer months with these educational resources recommended by ...
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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 on the Upper West Side to forge an ...
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Professional Development at Corlears: Investing in Our Teachers and Staff

Corlears fosters continuous growth among its early childhood teachers through its ...
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Meeting Milestones: How to Support Your Toddler's Development

Corlears identifies potential developmental challenges, as well as activities for ...
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Learn. Play. Grow. Initiative Offers Free Family Activities

Free to the public on select Saturdays, LPG offers a variety of services, incl early ...
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Corlears School Alumni Gives Back as Camp Counselor

Tenley Smith talks about her journey after Corlears, and why she was inspired when ...
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Separation Anxiety Books for Toddlers and Parents

Prepare for the upcoming school year with these separation support resources for you and ...
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Activities to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

As the summer approaches, here are some helpful tips and resources to make the return to ...
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How Our Playground Promotes Learning Through Play

Learn more about the intentional planning behind Corlears’ recent backyard renovation and ...
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Black Lives Matter Week of Action at Corlears

Corlears School is proud to join schools for Black Lives Matter Week of Action, a week of ...
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30 Social Justice Resources for Families

Families that want to discuss identity, race, and taking action against racism with their ...
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