Corlears is exceeding our expectations. Our child is both learning and loving school. The teachers are supportive, keep in regular contact, and give regular tips on how to continue the learning process at home. We are so glad that we found the perfect school for our child.
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Posted by a parent on 01/22/15
This school is mediocre at best. The new head of school has implemented some good changes, but unfortunately the changes have been largely cosmetic. In short, the more meaningful issues with the school, namely, curriculum and quality of faculty remain sub-standard. There is no genuine commitment from
... Read more administration to recruit the best teachers or to improve the curriculum to deliver more robust and enriching experiences for all learners. The mixed-age classes (which span 24 months) absolutely require teachers with sound ability to differentiate between the different levels and capacities within any given class. Unfortunately, there are precious few teachers at this school who can actually do that. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/09/15
Hello, I am the new Head of School at Corlears, David Egolf. The past few months have been such a pleasure for me, getting to know this terrific community! We are a school for children ages 2 through 10 and we are located in one of the most dynamic, exciting neighborhoods in New York City, Chelsea.
... Read more Corlears is filled with energy and the sounds of joyful students who are engaged and curious about the community they live in and the world around them. They are compassionate and creative, eager to take on new challenges and to pursue new paths to finding solutions. Our students love Corlears and love to learn. Here are the reasons why: *Our academic program develops innovative thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. *Kindness, respect, and integrity are prized in every interaction at Corlears. *Small size... every child is important at Corlears. *A focus on the early years to fifth grade... setting students up for success in middle school and beyond. Graduates from Corlears are capable, compassionate innovators who move on to one of their first choice schools for middle school. They are ready, eager, and confident they will meet the challenges ahead with success. From their journey here, they have learned about themselves and have important insights into the schools that feel right for them. Please explore our website and discover the richness of our program. Come see Corlears and feel the excitement and energy that our children feel every day. Take a tour; meet our faculty; see for yourself our light-filled, spacious classrooms. I promise you will wish that you had gone to Corlears when you were a child. I look forward to meeting you soon. Sincerely, David Egolf, Head of School Read less
Posted by a principal on 09/21/14
There are a few happy families at the school... the ones who give big donations, and receive special attention from the administration. These are the parents coming on here with good reviews to try and counteract the truth, which is not all roses and unicorns. If you are looking into sending your child
... Read more to Corlears, please take the negative reviews seriously, and show up to tours with questions about attrition, curriculum, etc. Good luck! Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/01/14
My son will be starting his third year at Corlears (he is almost 5 years old). We have had a great experience at Corlears, and we are excited for the upcoming year. The teachers provide a nurturing environment and challenge our son in ways that engage his curiosity and encourage him to try new things.
... Read more The staff and administration are very supportive, and we have enjoyed being a part of the Corlears community. We could not be happier at Corlears! Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/01/14
We feel lucky to have found Corlears. It is a very special place. Our 3 children (2 boys and a girl) have all thrived there, and the two who have graduated were well prepared and moved with confidence to their new schools. Corlears has a real commitment to its progressive philosophy. For example, children
... Read more help shape the various studies each year and, as a result, feel a deep connection to and sense of ownership of their learning, and real partnership with their teachers. When one of my children faced academic challenges, the teachers and specialists jumped on the problem right away, kept us involved as they developed a plan, and then worked with our child to help him move through his difficulties and continue as a successful learner. I credit their loving and skilled guidance with my son's continued love of school in the face of obstacles. In addition, Corlears is a small nurturing environment, where multi-age experiences deepen learning, build confidence, and foster empathy. It s a place that values kindness and keeps children younger longer. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/31/14
My two children attended Corlears from their first year in pre-school through to graduation. Though the kids are different (one boy, one girl, different learning styles and interests), they both had great experiences there. Teacher quality was, in general, extremely strong, and the occasional issue
... Read more was always dealt with professionally. The philosophical underpinnings of the school (e.g., primacy of the child, meeting kids and families where THEY are, focus on inquiry-based learning) are deeply rooted, which creates a coherent curriculum and an early education that has genuine integrity. We came to appreciate these qualities even more when we watched how our kids thrived in middle school. I have also heard very favorable things about the new Head, so I expect what was already great will become even better. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/29/14
This school is a shambles. Administrators are sourced from long-standing teachers rather than recruiting the best professionals for the job. Accordingly, major problems remain the same rather than receiving the benefit of new eyes to fix them. Most teachers too wear the malaise of tenure: low performance,
... Read more low motivation and no accountability. The curriculum is set so that teachers teach to a ceiling rather than meeting children's individual needs. Academics are poor all round and administration remains out of touch with the standards being met at other independent schools and neighborhood public schools. Student attrition rates are very high as parents eventually realize problems are not being addressed. The better teachers walk away too. This school has lost the 'progressive' in its attempt to deliver progressive education. While a serviceable preschool, this school is not a serious elementary school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/28/14
We HATED this school. While it's fine for preschool-aged kids, my kid ultimately learned nothing and was stuck in a class size that got smaller and smaller as all of the other kids left. Save yourself a headache and don't enroll.
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Posted by a parent on 06/23/14
There are some fine teachers at this school. But, unfortunately, it's luck of the draw. Sadly, there is an absence of strong, active leadership here to bring some parity across the quality of the faculty. Some staff members have been here too long, they simply lack the perspective and enthusiasm to
... Read more respond to matters that need attention. The academic curriculum too has some major gaps, especially mathematics. From about age 5 & 6, most parents supplement math out-of-school to ensure their kids keep up with the state curriculum. This school could be great, but needs someone at the helm who can implement the necessary changes to make it happen. Read less
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New York schools — Corlears School is located at 324 W 15th St, New York NY 10011. 324 W 15th St is in the 10011 ZIP code in New York, NY Corlears School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 4.
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