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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We are open, offering full time in-person schooling 5 days a week, as well as a virtual cohort option.


Application Deadline
December 3
Application Fee
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests


Yearly Tuition
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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From Corlears School

Corlears students learn, play, and grow together in a school designed for who they are at ages 2 through 10. During these crucial formative years, we build a foundation of compassion, critical thinking, imagination and leadership, and cultivate a joy and confidence in learning that serves our graduates throughout their lives.

Students work both individually and collaboratively to engage in problem-solving. Children are encouraged to question not only how things work, but why. Teachers challenge students to deepen their understanding by giving them increasingly complex problems that are relevant to student interest. Daily, our students are immersed in hands-on, inquiry-based activities.

The founders of Corlears sought to create a school where the curriculum would stimulate creativity, be grounded in concrete experiences, and extend beyond the classroom. That vision lives on today in our vibrant school, where students grow into curious and compassionate members of their communities.

Our Social Justice & Identity Curriculum

We strive to foster change-makers, and our social justice and identity curriculum is where the work starts. We do not see this work as a trend; rather, we see it as an imperative. As children grow, their ability to notice, question, and understand identity, diversity, justice, and action deepens. Our curriculum has been developed to match the developmental readiness of children at each age.

School Details

PK, K-5
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  • Female
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Student Diversity
  • White
  • Hispanic
  • African American
  • Asian
  • Multiracial
  • Native American
  • Pacific Islander


Annual Cost
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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    Corlears School Reviews

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    This school is a true family community. The care of the teachers goes beyond expectation. They truly know your child. In addition the academics are stellar, they provide a 360 approach to their curriculum where all subjects intertwine for a full understanding of the subject matter. They continuously meet your child where they fall within the academic setting. The pandemic has been tough for everyone, this school has delivered an overly impressive virtual and in-person learning approach. Their virtual experience for my daughter who is in 2nd grade, beyond exceeded our expectations! She is learning and still loves going to school even in the virtual setting!
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    Our daughter has excelled at Corlears! We are grateful for the community, teachers, friends and administrators for creating a warm and safe environment for young children to learn and grow.

    She has a love and curiosity for reading and math. She is forming strong friendships with her peers. Her teachers encourage her to be kind, independent and thoughtful.

    We have been grateful with how well the school has managed the Covid-19 pandemic by providing both in person and online learning options. With on-site testing, temperature checks and responsible community we feel safe sending our daughter to school.

    When looking at schools, we liked the warm feel of Corlears and that they are focused on young learners age 2-10 years old. I’m confident that we picked the right school for our daughter.
    Corlears is an incredibly special place for young elementary aged children and their families. This small, intimate school setting lets your young child feel at ease and at home in the big, busy city of New York. The entire teaching staff and faculty are loving, compassionate and committed. The blended age setting allows your child to have the same teacher two years in a row where that teacher develops a deep understanding of the children as learners and how to best reach their needs of development. With that familiarity it's not unusual for a teacher to get misty eyed when talking to you about your child's growth and accomplishments! All of the families become familiar with one another regardless of their child's age or grade. It's a wonderful, down to earth community that I'm pleased to have been a part of for many years. As we come to the end of our time at Corlears this year, it will continue to hold a very special place in our family's heart.