Almost every week Chinese and Korean educational consultants call me seeking to partner and place students from Asia in New York City private boarding school. I also often get calls from Russian families. So it is not surprising to me that Leman Meritas now runs a NYC boarding school catering to wealthy foreigners seeking an entree into American educational opportunities.
Inside Manhattan’s First and Only Boarding School is an interesting account of life at Leman, which includes luxury housing, housekeeping, and a health club membership, for the cool price of $72,000 per year.
If you have memories of roughing it at boarding school, see Chang-Rae Lee’s recent New Yorker essay, Immovable Feast. Phillips Exeter Academy in the 1980’s was the polar opposite of 21st Century Leman Meritas.
Watch for Avenues to follow Leman into providing a New York City private boarding school, and I expect many other for-profit school companies to follow. Meanwhile in Westchester, Masters School and Hackley both offer boarding options.