Pre-Kindergarten 3

Our PK3 curriculum promotes social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development in a safe and nurturing environment. A sense of community is created through many group experiences, such as establishing and following community practices, daily meetings, and small- and whole-group collaborative activities. Our morning meetings provide opportunities for the children to exchange thoughts and ideas with their peers and teachers, hear different points of view, and to be active members of our classroom community within our Responsive Classroom approach. Through hands-on experiences, the children explore and become critical thinkers as they investigate their surroundings.

New Schedule Starting 2017-18 School Year

We are introducing a new full day program for 3s starting Fall 2017, as well as after-school programming for three and four year olds.  

Léman Manhattan offers several options to provide families with flexibility:

PK3 Half-Day: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (includes lunch)
Annual Tuition: $20,000

PK3 Full-Day: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  
Annual Tuition:  $30,000

PK4 Full-Day: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Annual Tuition:  $35,000

PK3 and PK4 After School Program:  3:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Pricing varies by activity.

Kindergarten students will continue to be eligible for Léman Plus After School Programs as in past years.

Social/Emotional Development

Our routines promote social and emotional development and establish a stable and nurturing environment. Children gain a better understanding of self and build self-confidence through positive interaction with others. They learn about their feelings and the feelings of others, fairness, conflict resolution, and good manners through a series of role-playing activities, puppet shows, and songs.

Early Literacy

Emergent literacy is integrated throughout our curriculum. Our print-rich environment helps children understand why and how print is used. Nursery rhymes and songs allow the children to hear the sounds of speech in our oral language. Active engagement with books and storytelling promote pre-literacy skills that build vocabulary, develop comprehension, and support higher levels of thinking.


A mathematical foundation is established with interactive games, puzzles, block building, and manipulatives. Our morning meeting begins by reviewing the calendar and daily schedule, incorporating the gradual understanding of time, counting, and numeral recognition. Throughout these activities, children develop an understanding of numerals, shapes, patterns, measurement, sorting, one-to-one correspondence, categorizing, and logical thinking. Science and discovery-based activities are woven throughout the curriculum. Classroom activities provide opportunities for the children to explore, discover, predict, compare, and draw their own conclusions based on observations, investigations, and experiments.

Social Studies

Our social studies program allows children to explore rich, thematic units. Students learn how to appreciate the diversity of their friends, understand roles within their community, and think critically about the world around them. Our youngest citizens gain a better understanding of being an active community member. 

Fine/Gross Motor Skills

Our facility provides the space and equipment for the physical activity that children enjoy and need for gross motor development. Recess encourages and supports whole body movements, which include pedaling tricycles, catching and throwing balls, climbing and running. Fine motor skills are practiced to strengthen and refine the use of the children’s small muscles in their hands, fingers, and thumb through activities such as beading, lacing, coloring, and painting. One way to build hand strength is through art. Our daily art activities provide experiences that involve a wide array of art media. We celebrate our children’s creativity by displaying their work throughout our classroom and school.


The PK3 students learn Mandarin through stories, games, songs, and music. The class approach is based on Comprehensible Input which allows students to access the meaning of the language through what they hear and see. Students learn all content in very familiar, simple, and engaging contexts in order to receive the input they need to develop proficiency in the language.


The music curriculum focuses on safe, nurturing, and creative play to explore key elements of music. Vocal discovery is cultivated through various whisper-speak-sing activities, high-low games, echo singing, and exploration of a varied repertoire of songs. The process of feeling, hearing, and creating a steady, even beat is approached through active songs, chanting, repetitive movement, and the use of percussive instruments like hand drums, sand blocks, and rhythm sticks. In each class, students develop a healthy, independent singing voice by echoing simple songs and melodies.


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Next Grade Level: Pre-Kindergarten 4

PreK3 Admissions Process

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  • Phone
  • 212-232-0266
  • Fax
  • 212-232-0284
  • Lower School
  • 41 Broad St
  • New York, NY 10004
  • USA
  • Upper School
  • 1 Morris St
  • New York, NY 10004
  • USA

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