After-School Classes and Programs Guide for Kids - Brooklyn, NY

After-School Classes and Programs Guide for Kids - Brooklyn, NY

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UPDATED August 2017: The fun doesn’t have to end when the school bell rings! Brooklyn, NY is packed with great after-school classes and programs that will keep kids busy and help them grow. Our guide features listings for academic programs, learning centers, dance schools, sports programs and more in Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, and the rest of Brooklyn, NY.
A+ ACADEMY
6802 8th Ave.,
718-748-6802

A+ Academy is a neighborhood supplemental education provider and test prep center. We provide enrichment classes for all grades in math, ELA, and creative writing. In addition, we offer extensive summer and fall SHSAT prep courses and SAT/ACT prep courses for rising eighth and 11th graders as they prepare for high school and college admissions. Our classes run from Monday–Friday during the summer, and on Saturdays or Sundays during the school year. New courses are offered every year, so please stop by any of our three Brooklyn locations to inquire if interested.

APRIL'S DANCE-N-FEET
9409 and 9411 Avenue L
718-272-1813
4626 Flatlands Ave.
718-692-4809


Our classes are for ages 2 through adult. We teach ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, pointe, gymnastics, majorette, Caribbean, African, boys' classes, adult classes, lyrical, praise dance, karate, private lessons, and competition classes. Call or stop into one of our three convenient Brooklyn locations for more information.

AVIATOR SPORTS AND EVENTS CENTER
3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
718-758-7510
Jason Vasquez, Youth Programs director
718-758-7510
jason@aviatorsports.com
Jenna Jones, Hospitality Department manager
718-758-7549
jenna@aviatorsports.com


Email lorrie@aviatorsports.com

The Aviator Sports After-School Program is the premier after-school program in Brooklyn. Each day starts with homework help which develops positive study habits. Once homework is complete, children partake in a variety of activities in Aviator’s 175,000-square-foot facility including ice skating, gymnastics, rock climbing, sky jump, arts and crafts, dance, and a variety of sports. The after-school program includes a healthy snack for all. Mention NYMetro Parents and register in full by Sept. 1, and receive two free Break Camps (single days).

BOUNCEU
6722 Fort Hamilton Parkway 2nd Floor, (entrance on 67th St. & 9th Ave), Dyker Heights, Brooklyn
347-450-JUMP (5867)

Come on guys, we all know how hard it is to get the kids to exercise. When they come to BounceU, they will experience the benefits of exercising and having fun without realizing that it’s good for them. At BounceU, our “Bounceologists” graduated with a BA (“Bounceology” of arts) degree. They’ve concluded that bouncing (the uncontrollable urge to jump up and down until your cheeks turn red and you are totally exhausted), is one of the many ways to achieve this. “Get out of the heat and into the fun!”

BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE
718-232-0114
8696 18th Ave., Brooklyn
1902 Avenue T, Brooklyn


Brienza’s Academic Advantage offers a wide variety of academic programs for students attending kindergarten through 12th grade. We specialize in reading and math tutoring along with TACHS, SHSAT, Regents, SAT and ACT preparation. Our programs provide students with the opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge, enabling them to reach their full potential. Programs offered: tutoring in all subjects, test preparation courses, and SETSS (P-4) services. Call our office to speak to our educational specialists who can help you choose the best option for your child.

BROOKLYN COLLEGE PREPARATORY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
234 Roosevelt Hall, 2900 Bedford Ave.,
718-951-4111

For almost 40 years, The Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has offered private and group music (piano, winds, percussion, Suzuki violin, cello, and flute), theater, and dance (from ballet to hip-hop) classes for children of all ages and levels. While committed to the classical methods of training in music and dance, we are also launching classes in film, puppetry, and sonic arts! Our professional teachers-experts in their areas with extensive performance experience-encourage students’ growth at all levels. Fall registration begins on July 15.

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS MONTESSORI SCHOOL
185 Court St., Brooklyn Heights
718-858-5100
Email info@bhmsny.org

After the school day has finished, a place for creative learning and relaxed play can still be found at BHMS in our Montessori Afternoons Plus (MAP) program. MAP is a comfortable, safe, and progressive after-school program for children from preschool through eighth grade. MAP offers a rich variety of activities under the guidance of our experienced and nurturing staff. The program is open to BHMS students, as well as children from the local community.

BROOKLYN MUSIC SCHOOL
126 Saint Felix St., Brooklyn
718-638-5660

Brooklyn Music School's After-School Program offers a wide-ranging curriculum of music, dance, and theater classes. We offer pick-up from local schools as well as a healthy snack and homework help. Each day BMS offers three 45-minute periods of group music, dance, and theater classes as well as music production and theory. Visit brooklynmusicschool.org or call 718-638-5660 to register, schedule a tour of our school, or for more information.

COOKIE'S KIDS - THE KIDS' DEPARTMENT STORE
Brooklyn:
265 Livingston St.
718-797-3300
510 Fulton St.
718-797-3300
982 Flatbush Ave.
718-287-2300
Queens:
166-21 Jamaica Ave. (at 168th St.)
718-291-7700
Bronx:
1534 Westchester Ave.
718-991-9500
576 Melrose Ave.
718-585-0800


Email marvin@cookieskids.com

With back-to-school approaching, parents are learning that Cookie’s Kids, the Kids’ Department Store, is New York City’s premier school uniform supplier. They carry the largest selection of uniforms, from toddler to adult sizes, stocking quality brands such as French Toast, Nautica, Lee, and U.S. Polo Assn. Their knowledgeable staff can answer any questions about your child’s uniform needs, and provide information on custom embroidery and screen printing options. Cookie’s also carries lots of school uniform-approved footwear from brands like Nine West, Sperry, Hush Puppies, French Toast, Rachel, and Stride Rite.

GELSEY KIRKLAND ACADEMY OF CLASSICAL BALLET
29 Jay St.,
212-600-0047
Email info@gelseykirklandballet.org

The Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet’s Young Dancer Program, made up of the Children’s Division (for the recreational student), and the Pre-Professional Division (for the vocational student), was created for aspiring dancers ages 3-14 who want to experience the joy that comes from dancing. Our goal is to have our young students develop creative movement skills, musicality, rhythm, coordination, expression, character, ballet technique, and confidence. Come and join our fun-filled program that also includes many performance opportunities!

KINDSTART EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
7702 New Utrecht Ave., Brooklyn
718-621-5382

Kindstart has been a serving the Bensonhurst community with early childhood education excellence since 1999. Our program is highly rated by both the DOHMH and the department of education. Our students ages 2-5, feel happy, safe, and are motivated to learn. The children enjoy the special meals and learning activities we provide as they excel in their programs. Enroll your child age 5-6 in our enriching after-school program to help them continue to excel throughout the school year. Children will receive a special snack, help with homework, any individual tutoring in math or reading, music, and arts and crafts. Please call 718-621-5382 for information about our nursery and toddler program, pre-K program, after-school program, and summer enrichment program.

MATCHPOINT NYC
2781 Shell Road, Brooklyn
718-769-0001
Email info@matchpoint.nyc

MatchPoint NYC is the sports and fitness destination for the entire family. Spread across 120,000-square-feet, this luxury health and fitness complex features nine indoor tennis courts, a brand new, state-of-the-art fitness center, aquatics center, rhythmic gymnastics center, and a variety of youth and adult programs. Call to register for the kids after-school programs, or visit our website for details.

RSM RUSSIAN SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS
Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road , Plainview
516-551-6428
2583 Ocean Ave.
Brooklyn, 516-551-6428
brooklyn@russianschool.com


Email masha.rifkin@russianschool.com, portwashington@russianschool.com

The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) is an award-winning, after-school math enrichment program for students in grades K-12th. Our approach is based on the best practices of advanced math schools in the former Soviet Union and Europe, adapted to the U.S. educational environment for students of all abilities. We help our students to become thinkers and analysts by enabling them to understand mathematical concepts at a high level, and at an early age.

SCHOOL AT THE MARK MORRIS DANCE CENTER (THE)
3 Lafayette Ave., Fort Green
718-624-8400
Email info@mmdg.org

The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center offers year-round, community-based dance and music programs for ages 18 months to 18 years in a fully inclusive and nurturing environment, in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. The school’s diverse and professional faculty provides progressive instruction, all accompanied by live music. Our non-recital approach allows for non-competitive and focused training, with opportunities for students to perform and for parents to see their dancer in action. Learn more at mmdg.org/school or call 718-624-8400.

STORYBOOK LAND
8638 20th Ave.,
718-996-8714
Email no email

We offer a powerful first grade prep, for kindergarten students only! You can give your child a head start with our After-school tutoring program focusing on common core standards. Tutoring is also available for homework help and test prep for grades K through eighth. Call for information! 718-996-8714.

STREB
51 N. 1st St., Brooklyn
718-384-6491

KidAction is based on Elizabeth Streb’s POPACTION which intertwines dance, athletics, boxing, rodeo, the circus, and Hollywood stunt work into bristling muscle-and-motion vocabulary and reflects the high-energy, fast-paced movement that kids experience all around them every day. Offering 16 session classes for children ages 18 months–teens with additional classes in kid trampoline, flying trapeze, and parkour! Also offering full-day camps for ages 6-13 and half-day camps for ages 3-5, and after-school programs. Call 718-384-6491 today to get in on the action! streb.org

TRILOK SCHOOL TRICK FUSION CENTER FOR ARTS
143 Waverly Ave. (Bet. Myrtle & Park Avenues), Brooklyn
718-797-1700

Our after-school program exposes children ages three and older to dance, music, drumming, cooking, languages, art, and more. At our center in Fort Greene, in a creative vibrant setting, children explore, learn, and interact by finding new ways to express themselves.

UME UME MUSIC + ARTS
319 4th Ave., (between 2nd & 3rd Street), Park Slope
718-768-0800
Email info@umeumearts.com

Our name, “ume ume,” reflects the focus of our program and the importance of bringing everyone together (you = you + me), as we create and learn about our world through music and the arts. Ume Ume Programs implement an original curriculum through an arts integrated approach to learning, for children under age 12. We develop a young child’s familiarity with music, dance, and art while encouraging experimentation, exploration, and creative thinking. We also offer daily drop-in classes, day camps, private lessons in violin and piano, and birthday parties.

URBAN UMBRELLA
81 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn Heights
Email fredericka1917@gmail.com

Urban Umbrella is a challenging after-school program for children ages 4-12. In providing enrichment through a comprehensive curriculum, the Ecological Covenant, we help the highly motivated student further his or her gifts by working on projects in content areas not generally found in the regular school setting. Using a heuristic, interdisciplinary, developmental approach in thematic hands-on activities, it places the child at the center of the learning process; the teacher is an enabler connecting research tools with exciting topics that catch the imagination and increase critical thinking skills.