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. 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
September 21, 2014
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Awesome. Between our daughter's class teachers and the specialists..... we love the teaching that is being accomplished. Small classes, personal attention, and the teachers all know her on an individual level. It's not only supportive of our daughter, but informative to us as well. Easy to communicate with anyone.
It's enough. How, when and if we work with her on homework is critical. We enjoyed guidance and tips that were tailored to working with our daughter. A lot of learning has occurred, not necessarily all of which was on paper or traditional "facts"!
This is my daughter's first year in Corlears and we have been thrilled with mostly every part of our experience. While we were initially a bit concerned with several reviews given (regarding the former head of school and also the diminishing class enrollment as grades progressed).... We loved the teacher/child ratio and the intimacy that a small school is able to accomplish. Now that our year is almost concluded, I have learned quite a few things. The new head of school demonstrates a deep commitment to teacher education and support, family and staff communication, and everything that a progressive education means. He is implementing exciting programs and ideas on several levels, all of which will directly benefit the students. My daughter's teachers are amazing. The Corlears community is genuine, involved, and keeping it real. My concern on attrition remains.... But I believe that many families choose to move into longer-term school options as they become available (rather than wait for a final-year-scramble for a desired school slot). Either way, our family loves what Corlears is doing and plan on being there for the full run!
This school is mediocre at best. The new head of school has implemented some changes, but unfortunately the changes have been utterly unsuccessful, Leadership is lacking from the head of school David Egolf, teachers complain to us parents that he's "not involved"in daily visits to class rooms as well non involvement in creating "new curriculum" . There's been quite a shift in staff from years past, due to lack of sensitivity and leadership from the head of school . In short, the more meaningful issues with the school, namely, curriculum and quality of new faculty remain sub-standard. we are looking for a new school next year.. We recommend you look elsewhere,
This school is ok as an early learning center but is devoid of any academic rigor, especially in the advancing years. This becomes a major problem in the final year when there is a mad scramble to get kids up to grade to apply for middle school. For all its marketing to the contrary, we found this school did not meet our child's needs. They teach to a below average mean with little differentiation and 'stretching' children's interests and abilities. There is also an ad-hoc approach to curriculum planning, fund-allocation and policy & procedure, in general, which is truly alarming. The school is governed by a small board of mainly well-meaning parents who really lack the expertise and impartiality to steer this school in a direction that benefits all students, not just their own who attend the school.