CORLEARS SCHOOL

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324 W 15TH ST
NEW YORK, NY 10011
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Phone: 212-741-2800
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 4th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher:
  • Students/Grade: 13.7
  • Number Students: 82
  • Number Teachers: 34
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Thya Merz
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
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  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (22 ratings)
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    School Reviews (17 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-28
    "The school has potential but there are some major problems. Attrition is beyond the normal numbers you see at other schools. The upper classes have so few kids that normal socialization is compromised. There's a high number of kids with behavioural issues, boys in particular. There are gaps in the curriculum, leading to a mad dash to get kids up to speed for the 10s and getting them to test well for middle. Problems are actively ignored by the administration. The list can go on. There's a new head of school coming in the fall with a large job on his hands and a mess to clean up. Good luck."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-26
    "The number of boys at this school in the final years is alarmingly low. For a small intimate school, the attrition rate for boys is so alarming as to have me questioning whether there is something systematically wrong with the way this school caters to boy learners. Not to mention the impact on ALL students who end up with a skewed experience of coed education. I encourage prospective parents interested in this school to probe this issue further."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-03
    "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 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."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-01
    "My son is a graduate of Corlears School and I could not be happier with his experience. He has taken to the 6th grade in ways I could not have imagined and i can see a direct result from his Corlears experience. Corlears was great for him as a boy, amazing academically (as a 6th grader they put him in 7th grade math in his new school, which is very academic itself), but most of all, he knows how to be an amazing world citizen: thoughtful, creative, and a critical thinker. A school is made of teachers and students, and both at Corlears are top notch. There are so many opportunities for parents to get involved and educated about the process, that if you come out of the school not understanding progressive education you've done yourself a disservice. It wasn't always easy for my son, and I didn't expect it to be, but now I have this young man who understands himself what his learning style is and knows how to advocate on his own behalf. Corlears' focus on early education is the key and is more important to his educational history than any other schooling he will go through. Strong roots result in strong, fruitful trees, and as the kids sing every week, their roots go down."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-31
    "Both my children attended Corlears through fifth grade, and they are now thriving in another school. Corlears gave them a terrific foundation, particularly in building social-emotional skills at an early age. And I really miss the child-centered learning approach now that my kids are in a more traditional environment, not to mention the super-nurturing feel of the school (teachers, facilities, parents,and so on). Lastly, I thought the 100% focus on early ed was a huge plus that is really hard to find elsewhere."
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