Léman is open for the 2020-21 school year, offering in-person, hybrid and fully online instruction. We invite prospective families to learn about Léman through a Virtual or In-Person Admissions Tour. Léman is committed to making independent school accessible to a wide range of families through a robust financial aid program. Tuition assistance is available and we encourage you to speak with our admissions team. While the Admissions Priority Deadline of Dec 1 for Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grade has passed, Léman continues to accept applications on a rolling basis. Please contact the admissions office if you are interested in applying for those grades. Spots in other grades are filled on a space-available basis. Create an account on Ravenna to make tour reservations or apply. [March 19, 2021]

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Lower School Grades 1-5
Application Process

We welcome your interest in grades 1-5 of Léman's Lower School housed at our Broad Street Campus. Léman's Lower School is a vibrant, joyful place with a curriculum focused on educating the whole child and developing strong critical thinking skills. We offer a diverse program that encourages students to reach their academic, social and emotional potential in a challenging yet nurturing environment that embraces family, community and citizenship.

Please contact a member of the admissions team with any questions. The application for 2021-22 is now open.

Step 1

Create an online application.

Complete the online application process and submit the processing fee. Léman Manhattan uses the Ravenna system for our application process. If you do not have an account, please create one.

Step 2

Submit all required forms.

Please complete and submit the following forms, which available on Ravenna, by the application deadline date:

Parent Authorization for Release of Records

For grade 1:
School Recommendation Form for Kindergarten and Grade 1 Applicants

or for grade 2 through 5:
Confidential Teacher Recommendation Form for Grade 2 Through 5 Applicants

Step 3

Visit our campus.

Attend one of our online tours. Online tours are held both in the mornings and evenings. You can schedule your online tour or get more information on our Ravenna page. In-person tours will be available for families following attendance at an online admissions event.

Step 4

Have an interview.

Upon receipt of the required forms, our admissions office will contact you to schedule the applicant and parent interviews. Students applying for Grades 1-5 will be assessed through a personal interview which will be held virtually.

Step 5

Register for admission testing. (Grade 5 only)

When registering for admission testing indicate Léman Manhattan Preparatory School as a recipient of the test scores.

Applicants for grade 5 must take either the ISEE administered by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) (school code: 336630) or the SSAT (school code: 4572).

Step 6

Send us a video (optional).

In an effort to get to know your child better, we encourage you to send a video of them taking part in something they love such as singing a favorite song, telling a story, or showing us original artwork – anything that you would like to share which will show us what kind of community member they will be. Your video should be up to 90 seconds in length.

 

Deadlines

Please be sure to get all your application process steps to before their deadlines. Please review our Timelines page for more information on application deadlines, notification dates, and parent reply dates.

 

Notification

Completed admissions applications are reviewed by the admissions committee and notifications made on a continuous, space available basis. Please review our Timelines page for more information on application deadlines, notification dates, and parent reply dates.

 

Financial Aid

Submit financial aid information to School and Student Services (school code: 4242). For more information, please visit our Tuition & Financial Aid page.

We're here to help.

Don't worry. We're here to help! Our goal is to make your experience with the admissions process a pleasant one. Please contact a member of the admissions team or call 212-232-0266 with any questions, or to schedule a visit to Léman Manhattan.

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