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   Mandell School (The)
795 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY

The Mandell School offers several exciting programs for ages 3 months to 10 years of age. In keeping with Mandell’s 75 year tradition of providing a nurturing and stimulating environment for children, our programs offer amazing facilities, innovative projects, and enthusiastic and experienced staff. Opportunities to build self-confidence, learn new skills and build lasting friendships are part of the Mandell experience. Recognizing summer as a time to have fun through physical and social growth, games, movement and recreational activities are part of the daily schedule.

Open House Dates

Tuesday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m.

West Village, 160 Christopher Street

Thursday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Lincoln Square, 150 Amsterdam Avenue

Summer at Mandell!

My Grown Up and Me – Ages 3-18 Months

The My Grown Up and Me program offers classes for children 3 months to 18 years old. Purple Stars for babies 3 to 6 months, Yellow stars for babies 7 to 12 months, and Blue stars for babies 13 to 18 months.

Classes provide customized and age-specific multi-sensory exercises that help infants and toddlers develop brain capacity. Each color level has different and original educational tools, toys, music, sensory activities, and routines designed to develop cognitive abilities and skills that prepare them to start school with a solid learning base.  

Parents may sign up for a Free Trial class.

Locations: Offered at all of our Pre School locations: Upper West Side, Lincoln Square, West Village

Sessions: fall, winter, spring, summer


Junior Explorer Camp – Ages 3-5

Calling all explorers! Adventure awaits at Junior Explorer Camp, a half-day, drop-off summer camp for 3 to 5 year olds. Explore music, art, nature, sports, geography and food from around the globe. Build your child's confidence, independence and Pre K readiness as they discover, create and explore all summer long!

In addition to learning about the world, Junior Explorer camp focuses on socializing, communicating, and fostering independence. All activities are designed to enhance the senses and imaginations of Pre School aged children. Like true explorers, they will venture to far-off lands and discover the unique elements of each culture. Through cooking, music, language, art and sports, campers will focus on a different country each including China, Mexico, France, India and Australia.

Locations: Offered at all of our Pre School locations: Upper West Side, Lincoln Square, West Village


Threes: Mon-Fri, 9:00am-11:30am

Fours/Fives: Mon-Friday, 8:45am-1:00pm

Early Bird Drop Off: 8:00am

Sessions: Weekly, June 22 – Jul 31


Cool Creations – Ages 5-10

Grab your imagination and join in the action at Cool Creations, a STEM summer camp with out-of-this-world projects for 5 to 10 year olds. Discover science, technology, engineering, math (plus swimming, field trips, sports and games!). Tackle problems, collaborate with a team and create new friendships all summer long! 

Through projects like designing a playground, rocket building, crafting video games and programming their own robots, students will experience what it would be like to be an architect, aerospace engineer, industrial engineer, and video game programmer.

Exciting Weekly Themes:

  • Build A Rocket
  • Program a Robot
  • Develop a Video Game
  • Design an Amusement Park
  • Shipwreck
  • Escape the Zombie Apocalypse
  • Design the Next Generation of Toy

Location: Upper West Side, 795 Columbus Avenue

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 2:00pm

Extended Day: Begins at 2:00pm daily

Session: June 22 – August 7


Camp Open Houses: March 5 and April 2.

To learn more about our Junior Explorer Camp and Cool Creations summer programs.

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