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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.

Downtown Independent Schools Present: Expert Advice on COVID-19 Vaccines for Young Children

Corlears School partnered with LREI, Village Community, and City and Country Schools to ...
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Corlears Teachers Reflect on Joys, Overcoming Challenges of Pandemic

Our teachers reflect on the 2020-21 school year, and how they and their students ...
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Corlears Launches New Toddler Program 'Roots'

Our progressive early childhood school is expanding its programming to include offerings ...
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How a Social Studies Unit Inspired Elementary Students to Run a Clothing Drive

Corlears first and second graders culminated their study on Needs and Wants by partnering ...
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How to Talk About Race and Identity with Older Children

By ages 8 to 10, upper elementary students are able to have deeper conversations about ...
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How to Talk About Race and Identity with Kindergarteners

Between ages 5 and 7, kids are internalizing messages about race and diversity in ...
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How to Talk About Race and Identity With Toddlers

Children ages 2 to 4 begin developing an awareness of their identity and the identity of ...
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Students Dive Into Mock Caldecott Awards Project

Corlears students got a taste of what it’s like to be on the Caldecott Medal award ...
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Corlears Board of Trustees Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The school’s leadership echoed their support for the school’s diversity, equity and ...
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Separation Anxiety: Tips on How to Say Goodbye

Watch this video to get advice on how to say goodbye to your child in a way that sets ...
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Elementary Math Game: How To Play 'What Comes Next?'

Practice patterns at home with this math game for early elementary school students, ...
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Kids Art Activity: How to Make Recycled Robots and Animals

You can find inspiration for art anywhere – including your recycling bin! Kids looking ...
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Our Stand for Justice, Equity, and Inclusion

Since its founding in 1968, Corlears School has been dedicated to bringing social justice ...
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Anti-Racist Parenting: Recommended Resources for White Families

Children become aware of race and form ideas about identity at an early age, based on ...
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Helping Children Build Confidence Through Music

Looking for ways to support your child in building confidence? Try music! Corlears music ...
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What Is Choice Time? Why Students Love This After-School Option

Choice Time is structured free time allows kids a chance to play with friends and engage ...
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Kindergarten Math: Teaching Number Combinations

Learning to group numbers is one of most important math lessons kindergarteners learn. ...
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Kindergarten Math: How to Practice Patterns

Did you know that mastering patterns in kindergarten math develops critical thinking ...
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Why We Love the Book ‘How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk’

Why Corlears School educators recommend the book How to Talk so Kids will Listen and ...
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Corlears Alum and Author Amanda Stern Speaks About Anxiety in Children

Corlears welcomed back alum Amanda Stern, the author of Little Panic, who spoke with ...
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