The 2022-2023 application is open! Apply now or sign up for a fall tour. For the 2021-2022 school year, Léman will offer full-time, in-person learning for all students ages 12 months to 12th grade. Limited spots remain. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact the admissions office to inquire. Léman makes independent school accessible to a wide range of families through a robust financial aid program. We look forward to working with your family. (Updated August 16, 2021)

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future prepared.

Located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, Léman is an IB World School that prepares students ages 12 months through grade 12 to be confident leaders and global citizens with a sense of purpose.

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Located in the heart of New York City's most historic district, Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is a co-educational independent learning community and International Baccalaureate World School committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers.

Léman at a Glance

Serving students from
12 months-12th Grade



Only Boarding Program
in New York City


average class


of faculty have
advanced degrees


athletic teams


of students live in lower Manhattan


of graduates are accepted to highly selective colleges *

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November 18, 2021

Upper School Students Honor Dia de Los Muertos with Collaborative Artwork

In honor of Día de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, Upper School students worked together with their classmates in Advisory to produce collaborative artwork in the form of an altar honoring an admired figure who has passed.

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November 18, 2021

8th Graders Gain Empathy and Interview Skills Through Monologue Project

Eighth-grade English students recently completed “With Their Eyes,” a monologue project exploring personal accounts surrounding the attacks on September 11, 2021.

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November 17, 2021

Faculty Profile, Katya Buslo Léman Explorers Head Teacher

Léman Explorers Head Teacher Katya Buslo sat down with us to discuss her path to Léman and why she feels that hands-on activities are one of the most important aspects of early childhood education.

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