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 nearly 900 students ranging from 16 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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December 06, 2019

Faculty Profile: Nicole Whittier, 2nd Grade Head Teacher

As a second grade teacher, Nicole Whittier uses her experience working abroad in international relations to broaden her students’ perspectives of other cultures. We sat down with her to learn more about her path to Léman and how she personalizes her approach to each students’ learning style.

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November 22, 2019

Faculty Profile, Daniel Cruz, Educational Technology Coordinator

As the Educational Technology Coordinator, Daniel Cruz draws from his depth of knowledge in educational technology, arts, and media production to encourage students to become innovators and global citizens. We sat down with him to learn more about his experience working and teaching around the world and why he feels it’s important for students to become responsible digital citizens.

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November 13, 2019

New Private Bus Service from Brooklyn

Starting in 2020-2021, Léman will offer private bus transportation from Brooklyn for students in Kindergarten and above.

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Recent Press

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July 29, 2019 / New York School Talk

Should the NYC Department of Education Be In Charge of Private Schools Too?

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March 22, 2019 / The Broadsheet

Hunger for Change

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July 11, 2018 / downtownmagazinenyc.com

High School Student Bravely Discusses Sexuality and LGBTQ Rights in Commencement Speech

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