Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is thrilled to introduce Summer Learning @ Léman: a riveting and challenging program open to all New York City eighth through 12th graders. Hosted at Léman Manhattan’s state-of-the-art Financial District (FiDi) facilities, the inaugural curriculum features three two-week courses – philosophy, creative writing, and computer programming – that will offer students the chance to have fun and expand their horizons while earning credit toward their high school diploma. 

innovative summer learning“Education is a constant process that shouldn’t stop for summer vacation,” said Drew Alexander, Head of School for Léman Manhattan Preparatory School. “It is so crucial that children utilize their critical thinking skills through their time off, and we are proud to open our doors and provide that opportunity to all New York City learners.” 

True to Léman Manhattan Prep’s tradition, each summer course is led by a member of the school’s talented and passionate teaching staff. Participating students will enjoy distinguished guest speakers, field trips to New York’s finest cultural institutions, and a full schedule of hands-on activities. Conveniently located in FiDi (with 14 subway lines and ferry service to New Jersey, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens), Summer Learning @ Léman is easily accessible for students across the greater New York City region. 

The following courses are offered from Monday, June 17 to Wednesday, July 3: 

  • ·         History, Philosophy, and NYC: Linking Past to Present with Big Ideas

        From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

        Taught by Ben Cope-Kasten, this one-of-a-kind course immerses students in the writings of Plato, Descartes, Kant, and Nietzsche, and inspires them to draw connections between the   perspectives of historic philosophers and their experiences living in contemporary New York City. 

  • ·         Writing Creatively

        From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

        Taught by Zara Zuckerman, this compelling workshop encourages young writers to explore many creative mediums – from short fiction to poetry – and culminates with a semi-public reading. 

  • ·         MIT Programming: Design, Animate and Game Create!

        From 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

        Taught by Rachel Buyes, this fascinating course inspires students to imagine and create using     programming language developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Credits can be earned in .50 and .25 increments. To be eligible, students must be entering grades eight through 12 in the 2013-2014 school year. Students that are not enrolled at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School can apply for Summer Learning @ Léman by completing the online application and submitting a transcript from their current school or by emailing the required documents to a.vega@lemanmanhattan.org or by mailing to:

Summer Learning @ Léman
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
1 Morris Street
New York, New York 10004

Léman Manhattan – a part of the prestigious Meritas International Family of Schools – services pre-K through 12th grade with a rigorous curriculum and supportive learning environment. Led by an inspired and talented faculty, the school’s creative academic programming encourages growing minds to view the world as their classroom, including Touchpoints, which, starting in second grade, engages students from around the world in conversations about complex global issues. On June 1, the elite college preparatory school will graduate its first class of seniors, who have collectively been accepted to more than 67 selective universities, including Duke, University of Pennsylvania, John Hopkins University and the American University of Paris.

The sole independent college-preparatory school south of Canal Street, Léman Manhattan’s facilities are spread over two campuses located in the thriving Financial District. Students learn in classrooms that are equipped with SMART technology and a suite of audio/visual capabilities. The campuses also feature two competition-sized swimming pools, two regulation-sized gyms, a rock-climbing wall, fully equipped training room, expansive libraries, professional performing arts auditorium, a large rooftop play area and cafés run by professionally-trained chefs.

Please visit LemanManhattan.org/summer_courses for information on how to enroll in the summer learning program.  

About Léman Manhattan Preparatory School 

Léman Manhattan Preparatory School – a member of the prestigious Meritas International Family of Schools – offers the highest-caliber academics to grow the next generation of courageous, critical thinkers. Located in the Financial District, Léman Manhattan’s state-of-the-art campuses house a truly unique learning community, where an exceptional faculty (many of whom hold advanced degrees) inspires students in grades pre-K through 12 to view the world as their classroom. Léman Manhattan’s rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum stresses critical thinking, personalized learning that addresses each student’s strengths as well as areas for improvement, and prepares young minds for the global 21st Century. Programs such as Touchpoints engage students from around the world in conversations about complex global issues while Léman Manhattan’s international boarding program – the only one of its kind in Manhattan – illustrates the school’s rich and diverse culture. Léman Manhattan is setting a new standard for elite private school education in New York City and beyond.    

About Meritas International Family of Schools 

Meritas is a worldwide family of elite college-preparatory schools that provides highly personalized education to more than 12,000 students at its top ten private schools and boarding schools around the globe. Meritas schools have more than 300 years of proven experience in placing students into premier universities around the world and have educated more than 50,000 students. As a collaborative global network of schools in some of the most influential nations, Meritas is focused on developing the world’s next generation of leaders. For more information, visit www.Meritas.net.

Innovative Summer Learning