With the safety and well-being of our community our top priority, Léman will remain closed through the end of the 2019/20 school year, however, learning continues online. For enrolled families, please refer to emails from head of school and division heads for detailed information about your child’s program. For prospective families, please email admissions@lemanmanhattan.org to inquire about admission to Léman. [Updated May 1, 2020]

Do not show this message again.

Matthew Colpitts

Director of Residential Life, Student Safety & Security


212-232-0266 x855

Dr. Colpitts has served at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School as the Director of Residence Life since August 2017 leading the educational, operational, and student support aspects of the boarding program. He also has the additional role as Safety and Security Coordinator. In this expanded role, Dr. Colpitts works closely with school administration, local authorities and security experts to support emergency management preparedness and ensure a safe and secure school environment. Dr. Colpitts serves as chair of Léman's Security and Emergency Management Committee and recently earned his Doctorate of Education from Fielding Graduate University, where he researched emergency preparedness in educational institutions. Dr. Colpitts has been an educator, administrator, and leader in higher education and K12 independent schools for over 10 years serving in the areas of residence life, university housing, student conduct, campus safety and security, emergency management, enrollment management, and student affairs. Dr. Colpitts has also served in educator-leader roles at diverse educational institutions including Clark University, Landmark College, Southern Oregon University, Utah State University, and Interlochen Center of the Arts. Most recently, he was the Dean of Students for the Academy at Interlochen Center for the Arts. He is also an independent risk and safety management consultant.

A first-generation college student from rural Maine, Matthew is a proud graduate of Clark University in Worcester, MA with a B.A. in English and Philosophy. He holds a doctorate in education (Ed.D.) where he researched emergency management in educational institutions. Outside of school, Dr. Colpitts enjoys reading, traveling, and learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Submitting Form

Request More Information

For more information or to request a tour, please complete the form below. We will not share your information with any third party or organization.

* = Required Fields

Student Information
Parent Information


Instagram YouTube
International Baccalaureate
World School
New York State
Association of
Independent Schools
Accredited by
Middle States
Association of
Colleges and Schools
Parents League
Parents League
of New York
Member School