Welcome Message

A Message from Our Director 

Welcome to Cortelyou Early Childhood Centers and Cortelyou Academy.  We are honored that you have taken the time to explore our website and learn more about what we offer at Cortelyou.  CECC is a private school located in Brooklyn, NY since 1983.  We are committed to the intellectual, social and moral growth of our students from nursery to 5th grade. Through our integrated and robust curriculum, we expose students to curricular subjects, higher order of thinking assignments, public speaking, competitions and sportsmanship and off-site school experiences. At Cortelyou, a passion for learning thrives because we prepare our students to strive for dreams beyond their elementary school years.  


Our environment is a welcoming, engaging and a joyful place to be.  Our staff fosters a safe and welcoming environment for various types of learners as well, as it is important to create a diverse community where students can be themselves and socialize comfortably amongst their peers.  At CECC, we prepare our students to go forth and flourish as global citizens in our ever-changing complex world.


Please schedule a tour for your family today.  We cannot wait to meet you!



Sophia Francis, M.S.Ed, M.S. School Admin, Director