Leman Manhattan

1 Morris Street
New York, NY 10004
Leman Manhattan Photo #1 - Leman Manhattan Preparatory School students are prepared to be standouts at their first choice colleges, including Ivy Leagues, top-tier universities and specialized schools across the U.S.
Leman Manhattan Photo #1 - Leman Manhattan Preparatory School students are prepared to be standouts at their first choice colleges, including Ivy Leagues, top-tier universities and specialized schools across the U.S.
Leman Manhattan Photo #2 - Leman Manhattan Preparatory School is located near the New York Stock Exchange and the Wall Street Bull in Lower Manhattan.
Leman Manhattan Photo #3 - Through collaboration with students representing a range of cultures and languages and the breadth and depth of the IB program, Leman students graduate as engaged global citizens.
Leman Manhattan Photo #4 - Leman Manhattan Preparatory School fine arts programs focus on a culture of excellence and critical thinking which transfers to everything they do.
Leman Manhattan Photo #5 - Leman Manhattan encourages young minds to see the world from fresh perspectives. As the only college preparatory school in Manhattan with established sister schools in Europe, Asia, Latin America and throughout the United States, the opportunities for international collaboration are endless.
Leman Manhattan Photo #6 - The Leman Manhattan student body is comprised of more than 40 nationalities. As the only boarding school in Manhattan we serve over 80 residential students from all corners of the globe including Sweden, China, Poland, Spain, and Russia.
Leman Manhattan Photo #7 - One of Leman's two student apartments at 37 Wall St. Our other apartment style hosts 4 students in two bedrooms with two bathrooms.
Leman Manhattan Photo #8 - The kitchen in Leman's student apartments.
Leman Manhattan Photo #9 - Leman residence hall common space. Students can often be found spending time together in the common area playing games, watching Netflix, cooking home made meals, or simply relaxing.
Leman Manhattan Photo #10 - The Leman residence at 37 Wall Street in downtown Manhattan, New York City.
  • As an International Baccalaureate school with a diverse and vibrant student community, Leman Manhattan delivers "world views from every classroom."
  • As the only boarding school in New York City, Leman offers students an unparalleled high school experience, ranging from internships at Manhattan's best medical institutions to weekend excursions to 5th Avenue and Broadway.
  • Leman cultivates student leaders with an array of talents across academics, fine arts, athletics and community service, demonstrated through strong college placement.

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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Leman ManhattanBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded20051910
Campus Size1 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment750 students313 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1270* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score24*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Mixture of informal and formal uniform days)
Average Class Size18 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:91:7
Number of IB Courses Offered30-
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(*Covers tuition, residences, gym, laundry service)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(*Day students grades 5-12)
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsRyan Hannon
Associate Director of AdmissionsElizabeth Durham

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offeredn/a17
CoursesIB Biology HL, IB Chemistry SL, HL, IB Economics HL, IB English Language and Literature SL, HL, IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL, IB Film SL, HL, IB French SL, IB French SL, ab initio, IB History SL, HL, IB Mandarin SL, ab initio, IB Mathematical Studies SL, IB Mathematics SL, HL, IB Physics SL, HL, IB Spanish SL, IB Spanish SL, ab initio, IB Theater SL, HL, IB Visual Arts SL, HL


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1815
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations2024
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Acappella, Basketball Clinic, Chess Club, Ethics Club, Multi-media Club, School Newspaper, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Voice Studio, Archives, Band, Theatre, Triathlon, Voice Lab

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Baseball Clinic, Dance Club, Fencing Club, Soccer, Volleyball, Yoga Club, Zumba

College Matriculation

Year: 2015 - 201610 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Fordham University7
New York University7
The New School7
Pace University5
Boston University4
Oberlin College2
Syracuse University2
Dartmouth College1
Duke University1
Princeton University1
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Nestled in the heart of downtown New York City, Leman Manhattan delivers world-class academic excellence and an unparalleled learning experience that inspires for a lifetime. Through our internationally-focused curriculum and experienced teaching staff, Leman Manhattan prepares students to become engaged citizens of the world, ready for success at their top-choice universities and beyond. Our distinctive Personalized Learning Plans teach to each child's strengths and aspirations, propelling individual growth. Leman Manhattan is one of four independent schools in Manhattan to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the first to offer full boarding services.
  • Leman Manhattan accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, National Independent Private Schools Association

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