Faculty Profile: Angelique Jewell, IB Language and Literature & Freshman Composition Teacher
As an IB Language and Literature and Freshman Composition teacher Angelique Jewell draws from her many years of teaching overseas to promote inclusivity in her classroom and bring students together across a range of cultures. We sat down with her to learn more about her path to Léman and how she feels the IB Diploma Programme is preparing her students to become open-minded global citizens.
Léman's WonderLab Renovated to Offer New Opportunities for Inquiry-Based Learning
The WonderLab, which was established in the fall of 2016 as part of the Center for Early Childhood Education, is a space of constant evolution, a space for exploration, planning, and collaboration where learning and creativity happen in a playful manner. Its mission is to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning.
Entire Léman Community Commits to Being "Upstanders" as Part of National Unity Day
On Wednesday, October 23, the entire Léman community took part in Unity Day, the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month. Students across all divisions recognized Unity Day in a variety of ways.
Faculty Profile: Erika Thomas, 1st Grade Head Teacher
As a long-time educator celebrating 25 years in the classroom, Ms. Thomas is dedicated to focusing on her students' passions and interests to personalize learning for each child. We sat down with Ms. Thomas to learn how she feels she's grown and changed as an educator in 25 years and how she keeps her mind open to learning new things from her fellow educators and students each school year.
As a dedicated PK3 teacher, Kathryn Lee uses her background in psychology to differentiate her teaching style for each individual child. We sat down with her to learn more about how she prepares her PK3 students for future success at Léman.
4th and 9th Graders Stand Up for Change at Global Climate Strike in Battery Park
On September 20th, the entire 4th grade and their teachers, in collaboration with Life Science and Environmental Science students from the 9th grade, participated in the Climate Strike in downtown Manhattan.
As a passionate Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and English teacher, Mr. Winchester highlights for students that critical thinking can often bring more questions than answers. We sat down with him to discover more about his experience as an educator and how TOK connects students' academic experiences to the outside world.
7th Graders Get an In-Depth Look at American History in Visit to African Burial Ground National Memorial
As part of their study of colonial era New York and the African Diaspora, 7th grade Social Studies students took learning outside the classroom walls on a visit to the African Burial Ground National Memorial.
Students Take Inspiration From Influential Women on International Women's Day
On Friday, March 8th, students in the Center for Early Childhood and Lower School recognized International Women's Day by learning about and reflecting on women's achievements in history and around the world today.
PreK3 Students Develop Emotional Vocabulary in "Our Feelings" Unit
This month, PreK 3 students are studying "Our Feelings," learning to identify and put a word to the many feelings we have and experience every day as well as developing an understanding of empathy and the act of "putting yourself in someone else's shoes".
Join Us for a Screening of "I'm Not Racist...Am I?"
All Léman parents PK-12 and Léman students in grades 8-12 are invited to join us for a community viewing of the thought-provoking and powerful documentary “I’m Not Racist… Am I?”, on Monday, February 11 at 6 PM in the Morris Theatre.
Students Observe a Day in the Life of the Hudson and East Rivers
This fall, Environmental Systems and Societies classes participated in the 16th year of "A Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor" along with students from schools up and down the Hudson, from Staten Island to Albany.
We are pleased to announce that two of our high school band students, Jonathan Liang and Giuseppe Fu won first prize in their respective divisions of the Alessi Seminar Trombone Competition in Taipei, Taiwan.
Léman launched the "Summer English Academy," which helps international students build their proficiency in language skills. The program takes place in August over a two-week span allowing students to acclimate to life in the U.S.
Bradley will enroll at New York University, ranked #30 in national universities by US News and World Report, in the fall, where he was recruited as a member of the university's fencing team and plans to major in Economics.
It has been an exciting and rewarding year for the Athletics Department at Léman. Our students displayed school spirit, teamwork, and Bulls pride at games, practices, and school events throughout the year.
Students Receive Top Prizes in National Math Contest
In April, students in 2nd through 8th grades participated in the Noetic Learning Math Contest alongside 33,000 students from 772 schools around the country. We are pleased to announce that Léman had 82 participants this year, more than ever before!
As a full IB Diploma candidate, Vice President of the National Honor Society, a Léman Student Ambassador, a Boarding Student Government Cabinet Member, and a member of the Women's Choir and the Varsity Girls Volleyball team, Sara Florez Briñez has embraced a variety of leadership roles and activities in her time at Léman.
Senior Spotlight: Jessica Velesaca, Cornell University
When senior Jessica Velesaca joined the Léman community as a freshman, she was excited for all of the opportunities Léman had to offer. "My advice to a new student would be try everything because you never know what you'll have a passion for."
Lower School Students Show Léman Pride During Spirit Week
Lower School students expressed their Léman pride during Spring Spirit Week, which featured a different theme each day including Color Day, When I Grow Up Day, Dress Like a Teacher Day, Pajama Day, and School Spirit Day.
When senior Sean Vaz started at Léman as a 5th grader, she couldn't anticipate what was ahead of her. Over her eight years at the school, Sean has thrived as an active member of the Girls Volleyball Team, the Black Student Union, and the Student Government, starting out as Vice President in her junior year and as President during her senior year.
An induction ceremony for the Léman Manhattan chapter of the National Honor Society was held in the Morris Street Campus Theatre on Tuesday, April 10. 14 outstanding 10th and 11th grade students were chosen as the 2018 inductees.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Comes to Life for CECE Students
Early Childhood students, as well as parent and faculty chaperones, traveled to Union Square's DR2 Theatre for a very special performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, based on the world-renowned book by author/illustrator Eric Carle.
Students from grades 1-5 showcased a variety of talents at the annual Lower School Talent Show on March 16. Students danced, sang, performed gymnastics, played musical instruments, and even demonstrated a science experiment.
This morning, Léman Manhattan participated in the National School Walkout in solidarity with hundreds of other schools across the country to honor the students who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School on February 14.
Head of School Maria Castelluccio Speaks Out Against Gun Violence
Léman's Head of School Maria Castelluccio, along with the heads of more than 150 other NY independent schools, recently signed this letter to the President and legislative leaders calling for action against gun violence.
On Tuesday, February 13, the entire Léman community came together for "United in Song: A Léman Community Concert" featuring elementary, middle, and high school students, faculty and parents, and a star-studded line-up of guest performers.
The Léman Community Association Presents "United in Song"
A one-night only concert featuring Lower, Middle, & High School students, parents, faculty, local college students, adult musicians, and professionals from the worlds of Broadway, Classical and Jazz music.
All Léman parents from Early Childhood through High School and Léman students in 7th grade and above are invited to join us on Wednesday, January 17 from 5-7 PM for the Opening Reception of "We The Future," a special art installation in the Morris Gallery.
A Futuristic Learning Experience, Courtesy of Google
Last week, students from Kindergarten through 11th Grade participated in an inquiry-based learning experience, integrating science, social studies, and technology through Google's Expeditions Augmented Reality pilot program.
Léman Exchange Welcomes Dr. Derrick Gay: Diversity, Inclusion and Global Citizenship Education Consultant
All current Léman parents are invited to the next Léman Exchange on Monday, November 6 for a special parent workshop with Dr. Derrick Gay - Diversity, Inclusion and Global Citizenship Education Consultant.
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