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About Léman

About Léman Manhattan:
New York City's Most Dynamic Learning Community

Located in Manhattan's most historic neighborhood, Léman Manhattan provides students with a rigorous academic program in the most dynamic, international education setting in the world. We are home to students ranging from 12 months old to grade 12, and New York City's only boarding program.

Léman offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, recognized as the gold standard in college preparatory curriculum, and highly respected by top universities worldwide. Léman graduates are engaged global citizens and confident leaders with a sense of purpose.

Strategic Plan

Léman’s Five Year Strategic Plan outlines our key institutional goals and vision for the future that support our mission of delivering a rigorous education in a global context.

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History & Tradition

As one of the first ongoing, independent schools to serve Lower Manhattan, Léman has a long-standing history as a neighborhood school with a global perspective. Our beloved traditions reflect our vibrant student body and our location among NYC's most culturally-rich landmarks.

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International Baccalaureate World School

Recognized as the gold standard in college preparatory curriculum, the International Baccalaureate (IB) nurtures inquiry and curiosity, while building knowledge across a range of disciplines. IB students are highly sought after by selective colleges and universities.

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Leadership & Faculty

Our team is an accomplished group of educators committed to each student's success. More than 80% of Léman faculty hold advanced degrees and credentials in their fields.

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Léman Community Association

The Léman community is comprised of engaged parents who support the school through events, volunteering, and fundraising. The LCA, our non-profit parent organization, spearheads community-building activities that enrich the experiences of Léman students, parents and faculty.

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Welcome From the Head of School

Hear from our Head of School Maria Castelluccio, a 30-year administrator and mother of four children, about how our academic program builds the next generation of independent thinkers and principled global citizens.

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Our Campuses

Léman is located in New York City's most historic neighborhood and fastest-growing residential area, the Financial District. Just steps from landmarks including the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall, and only a short walk from family destinations such as Brookfield Place and the South Street Seaport, Léman is situated at the crossroads of American history and 21st century culture and innovation.

Our proximity to Lower Manhattan's tremendous cultural resources extends learning beyond the classroom. Our campuses, housed in two historic buildings, offer unrivaled facilities with world-class academic, athletics, arts, performance, and culinary spaces.

Recent News

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May 20, 2022

Senior Spotlight: Nia Lwanga '22 University of Southern California

Congratulations to senior Nia Lwanga who will be enrolling at University of Southern California in the fall! Nia reflects on her time at Léman, her experience as an IB Diploma candidate, and the college admissions process in her Senior Spotlight.

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May 20, 2022

Upper School Observes Mental Health Awareness Month With Workshops and Guest Speakers

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Léman Counseling Office provided opportunities for Middle and High School students to participate in special advisory lessons and presentations from guest speakers.

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May 05, 2022

Senior Spotlight: Aru Shabdarbayeva '22, Boston University

Congratulations to senior Aru Shabdarbayeva who will be enrolling at Boston University in the fall. Aru reflects on her time at Léman in her senior spotlight.

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Recent Press

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August 24, 2021 / Study International

4 US private schools inspiring tomorrow’s changemakers

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April 08, 2021 / Our Town Downtown

A Year Later, How Are Independent Schools Doing?

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October 02, 2020 / Wren's Nest

Reimagining Education in a Pandemic: Reflections from the field

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