Corlears School is a nonprofit, independent, progressive elementary school located in Chelsea, New York. The school provides children from toddlers through fifth grade with the foundation they need to gain confidence and fall in love with learning.
Corlears is one of the few schools in New York City that focuses exclusively on the early years of education. With five decades of experience, Colears has come to understand that these early years are the most crucial formative years for every child. The school specializes in guiding this age group with the belief the start of your child’s academic life should be nothing short of exceptional.
The interdisciplinary curriculum is tailored to each child's particular strengths and needs, because every child is an original. The school strives to create a safe and supportive — yet challenging! — environment where students are encouraged to ask questions and express their ideas.
Colears is driven by six core values: compassion, growth, courage to act, responsibility, belonging, and curiosity. These values are cultivated in every experience for students, families, and staff; the school is driven to make the world a better place, starting in its own backyard.