Léman Manhattan Preparatory School

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Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
41 Broad Street (Lower) New York City


TypePrivate, Day & Boarding School, College Prep, International boarding
Head of schoolMaria Castelluccio
Enrollment750 (2016–17)
Student to teacher ratio6:1
AffiliationsMeritas (education)
Nord Anglia Education
Collège du Léman
Léman International School
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is a private school located in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City. The school serves students from early childhood (age 24 months) through 12th grade at two campuses in Lower Manhattan. Founded as Claremont Preparatory School in 2005, it was renamed in 2015.[2]

In 2010, Léman became one of 10 schools in the Meritas Family of Schools, an international network of college preparatory schools, and became an affiliate school of Nord Anglia Education in 2015. As of 2019, tuition for K-12 day students averages $50,850 per year while the boarding tuition is $91,000 per year.[3]

Léman Manhattan Preparatory School enrolls students representing more than 70 countries of origin. It is the only high school in New York City with a residential boarding program,[4] and as of 2019 enrolls more than 100 boarding students representing 20 different countries.


Each student at Léman Manhattan in grades K through 12 receives a Personal Learning Plan (PLP). The PLP guides students as they progress through the academic year by focusing on the students' strengths, documenting areas of growth, and identifying special passions.[5]

In 2014, Léman Manhattan became one of four private schools in Manhattan to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, recognized worldwide.[6] In 2014, students participated in an immersion program with its sister campus near Geneva, Switzerland, Collège du Léman.[7]

International boarding[edit]

In 2012, Léman Manhattan opened its boarding program. After evaluating hundreds of applications, the school accepted forty students from nine countries and three continents to grades 9-12 in its inaugural program.[8] Students are fully immersed with the day student population with English Language Learning support. In 2015, Léman had over 100 students participating in its boarding program.[9]


Léman Manhattan's middle and high school campuses are located in the Cunard Building (1 Morris Street) in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City,[10] and opened in 2010.[11] The lower school (41 Broad Street) is blocks away in the former headquarters of Bank of America International,[12] and was the original campus.[10] Both campuses have their own swimming pools, art studios, libraries, gyms, music rooms, cafeterias and fine arts performing spaces. The Lower School has a rooftop playground.

Student housing is located at 37 Wall Street, a luxury apartment building blocks away from the Upper School Campus. Students live in newly renovated apartments, with rooms accommodating 2-4 people. Every suite has its own kitchen, bathroom, study area, Wi-Fi and security system. Student housing also includes a 24/7 security presence in addition to around-the-clock surveillance by the school's Residential Life staff.


Entrance from Morris St

Léman Manhattan was formerly member of the Athletic Conference of Independent Schools (ACIS) and the New York State Association for Independent Schools (NYSAIS). Now Léman Manhattan is a member of the Independent Schools Athletic Association (ISAA) and the Independent Schools Athletic League (ISAL). Léman Manhattan's Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball won the ACIS conference in 2015-2016. Leman Manhattan as of 2016 has two varsity basketball players that have scored over 1,000 points during their high school career those players being Aleiyah Springer (2012-2016) and Deondre Bourne (2013-2017). Deondre Bourne has recorded the most points for Léman Manhattan with a record high of 2,100 points.[citation needed]


Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is a fully independent, non-sectarian school. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.[13]

Sister schools[edit]

Léman Manhattan has two sister schools, Léman International School Chengdu, China and Collège du Léman in Geneva, Switzerland.[14][15]


  1. ^ "About Léman Manhattan Preparatory School: Admissions". Léman Manhattan Preparatory School. 2014. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  2. ^ Anderson, Jenny (2011-08-31). "In Private School World, a Rush to Be 'International'". City Room. Retrieved 2020-01-30.
  3. ^ "Tuition & Financial Aid". Léman Manhattan Preparatory School. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  4. ^ Hollander, Sophia (24 May 2012). "Wall Street Journal - School Goes International With Boarding". The Wall Street Journal.
  5. ^ "The Power of Personalized Learning". Huffington Post. 14 February 2014.
  6. ^ About the IB - International Baccalaureate®
  7. ^ Léman Manhattan's Innovative 'Geneva Exchange' Program - Downtown Magazine NYC
  8. ^ Hollander, Sophia (24 May 2012). "School Goes International With Boarding". The Wall Street Journal.
  9. ^ Ridley, Jane (7 October 2014). "Inside Manhattan's first & only boarding school". New York Post.
  10. ^ a b Dunlap, David W. (2004-06-21). "Renovation Project Takes New Prep School to the Bank". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-01-30.
  11. ^ Anderson, Jenny (2011-04-04). "Claremont Prep Is Sold to For-Profit Firm". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-01-30.
  12. ^ "Léman Manhattan Preparatory School (official site)".
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 11, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 9, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ [1]

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Coordinates: 40°42′22″N 74°00′51″W / 40.7061°N 74.0141°W / 40.7061; -74.0141