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

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

January 21, 2017   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED January 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.

ALL ABOUT KIDS
175 Remsen St., Suite 750, Brooklyn
718-522-7300
255 Executive Drive, LL 108, Plainview, NY
516-576-2040
150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite 401, Hauppauge, NY
631-439-6860
3140B E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY
718-239-4147
37-11 35th Ave., Suite 3C, Astoria, NY
718-706-7500
145 Huguenot St., Suite 404, New Rochelle, NY
914-251-0905


Email anne.worth@allaboutkidsny.com

All About Kids provides quality evaluations, consultations, and therapy services, including but not limited to ABA services for children with autism; speech, occupational, and physical therapies; social skills; special education; parent training; and counseling. Licensed and certified, experienced staff provides services to eligible children with developmental delays and/or disabilities in the home, school, and/or community setting, and our state-of-the-art facilities and sensory motor gyms. Services provided throughout Westchester, all NYC boroughs, and Nassau and Suffolk counties. For eligible children, services are authorized by the EIP/CPSE Programs at no cost, and are funded and monitored by NYS DOH, NYSED, and county governments.

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

BounceU is Brooklyn’s newest party and play facility. We specialize in private celebrations and after-school active fun for all ages. BounceU offers two giant stadium rooms filled with huge inflatable equipment, and BounceU’s own Spider Mountain. Make your reservations today to play in our clean, climate-controlled facility. Our friendly, energetic staff will ensure that after-school active time is fun and memorable. Call today for more information about our awesome facility.

BRICKS 4 KIDZ - BROOKLYN
66 6th Ave., Brooklyn
347-699-3095

At Bricks 4 Kidz®, we believe it’s important to tap into a child’s potential by encouraging their curiosity and creativity. Our fun-filled model plans, which are designed by engineers and architects, provide an engaging platform that teaches children to learn with LEGO® Bricks. With our theme based project kits, we playfully motivate children by reinforcing S.T.E.M. based principles. And at the same time, we enhance self-esteem, improve fine-motor skills, and teach important classroom lessons such as organization and following directions.

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


Brienza’s Academic Advantage offers a wide variety of programs for students attending kindergarten through 12th grade. We specialize in TACHS, SHSAT, 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 are tutoring in all subject areas (both one-to-one and share-a-tutor groups), test preparation courses, and SETSS (P-4) services to qualified students. Call our office to speak to one of our educational specialists who can help you choose the best option for your child. Please register early as space is limited.

BRIGHT KIDS, INC.
917-539-4575
225 Broadway, Suite 1504 Downtown

177 E. 87th Street, Suite 402, Upper East Side


Email t.kelly@brightkidsnyc.com

Bright Kids is a full-service tutoring and publications company specializing in test prep. We focus on a high-quality service paired with advanced technology to produce an unforgettable experience. Bright Kids offers 1:1 options as well as small group classes and workshops. Each program typically begins with an assessment or diagnostic to determine a student’s strengths and areas of improvement. The Evaluations Team then uses the results of the assessment to help build a customized curriculum for each student.

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

For over 35 years, The Preparatory Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has offered music (including Suzuki violin, cello, and flute for young children), theater, dance classes, and private lessons for children of all ages and levels. We also welcome adult students for private or group instruction. Our experienced professional teachers, many of whom have extensive performance experience and advanced conservatory degrees, encourage students’ growth at all levels. Registration is underway for our 2015-2016 school year, which begins Sept. 18. Call for individual registration consultation or Suzuki interview.

BROOKLYN FENCING CENTER
600 Degraw St., Boerum Hill
718-522-5822
Email info@brooklynfencing.com

Brooklyn Fencing offers classes in Olympic-style fencing six days a week for aspiring Zorros, ages 7 and up. Founded in 2003, we're proud to be Brooklyn's oldest and largest fencing center, with over 11,000 square feet. Fencing is a sport you can enjoy your entire life, and teaches coordination, focus, and patience. Our mission is to share the excitement of Olympic-style fencing with Brooklyn, and our dedicated coaches make it easy and fun to get started.

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.

CAMPUS DAY CAMP
2901 Campus Road, Brooklyn
718-421-7575
Email Baruchi@campusasp.com

Campus After School Program is conveniently located steps away from the Flatbush Junction at Brooklyn College. We offer a full after school program that coincides with the NYC Public School schedule. Pick up is included in the tuition from most local public, private, and charter schools. Our program has options up until 7pm. Children receive expert homework assistance and participate in a wide array of activities including karate, ELA/Math, dance, drama, music, physical education, sports, art, and much more! Snack is served daily! The program accepts vouchers and 1199.

CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM
274 Garfield Place, Park Slope
718-768-3814
Elementary and Travel camps: 718-768 3814 x210


Email bfinkelstein@cbebk.org

CBE KIDS, the After School program at Congregation Beth Elohim offers children a wide variety of enrichment classes and recreational activities in a safe and caring environment. We believe that each child develops at his or her own pace. All of our enrichment classes are taught by teachers or experienced freelance artists. Some of our classes include; art, video, sewing, jewelry, bit bots, legos, instructional swim, circus arts, ballet, theater, and many more. Our program is also available onsite at PS 295 and PS 39. Registration is on a trimester basis and is available online at, www.cbebk.org/afterschool starting July 23.

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, 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, and Timberland.

EMPIRE ALL STARS
8115 Foster Ave, Brooklyn
718-841-7105
Email Empireallstarsbklyn@gmail.com

Cheerleading is a great, challenging sport that supports cardiovascular endurance with tumbling, dancing, stunting, and pyramids. It also teaches you strength building, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Along with the physical benefits, our cheerleaders learn self-confidence and team building skills, such as teamwork, discipline, and communication. Prep teams are forming now! Or try our tumbling special: 6 classes for $69.00.

FRESH ORTHODONTICS
385 4th Ave., Unit 2, Brooklyn
347-708-9777
Email hello@freshorthodontics.com

A Fresh start to a new school year with a confident smile! Fresh Orthodontics is your friendly, state-of-the-art, neighborhood orthodontic practice. We offer customized treatment for patients of all ages in a bright, fun environment. As if our free consultations weren’t awesome enough, we’d like to invite you to take advantage of our back-to-school special with $500 off orthodontic treatment. The offer expires September 30, 2015 so get to scheduling! Let’s kick off back to school with a confident smile. Note: Offer can’t be combined with any other promotions.

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!

GREENE HILL SCHOOL
39 Adelphi St., Brooklyn
718-230-3608

Greene Hill School is an independent lower and middle school with a sliding scale tuition. At Greene Hill, children are actively engaged in their world through critical thinking and open-ended investigations; teachers provide expertise and consistent, thoughtful guidance; parents are important contributors to the school environment; and the local community is a natural extension of the GHS classroom. Tours for families of children from Pre-K through eighth grade will commence in October 2015. For more information please visit our website www.greenehillschool.org. Email admissions@greenehillschool.org with any questions.

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.

KUMON MATH & READING CENTERS OF BROOKLYN
21 W. 38th St. 5th Floor, Manhattan
1-800-ABC-MATH (222-6284)
Email manhattan@kumon.com

Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program. The Kumon Method has helped millions of children achieve more than they ever thought they could. At Kumon, our math and reading programs help children of all ages and levels become eager, independent self-learners. Unlike tutoring sessions, Kumon helps children learn how to learn on their own, and develops strong academic skills. Our students gain a sense of confidence that will help them in the classroom and beyond.

LANGO KIDS, NYC
93 3rd Ave. (at Bergen Street), Brooklyn
917-300-8789
Email langonewyork@gmail.com

Academically stimulating and unbelievably fun, Lango’s After School Program returns this fall to our Boerum Hill center, offering all-new classes in Spanish, Mandarin and now, English. Led by experienced early childhood educators, our curriculum combines music, movement, crafts, cooking, and more to create a dynamic enrichment program unlike any other. Programs run from 3-6pm, Monday-Friday with the option of walking pickup from PS 38 at dismissal. Can’t make it all the way to Boerum Hill? We offer classes in partnership with several private and public schools throughout the Brooklyn area.

LITTLE GYM OF BAY RIDGE-BENSONHURST (THE)
8681 18th Ave., Brooklyn
718-259-6878

A feeling of success is one of the many benefits your child receives at The Little Gym®. We provide gymnastics-based motor skill development programs for ages 4 months-12 years. Through sequential skill-building, movement, gymnastics, exercise, music, and games, our curriculum teaches students to build their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual skills. Classes are non-competitive and taught in a fun, safe, and nurturing environment. Currently offering gymnastics, dance, sports skill, and karate classes. Schedule your free trial class. Celebrate your child’s birthday. Party slots fill up months in advance; reserve today!

MATHNASIUM
Bay Ridge
7409 3rd Ave.
347-443-9728
Fax: 347-517-4003
Bensonhurst
6806 20th Ave.
347-7-MATH-11 (62-8411)
Fax: 718-975-0132


Mathnasium is an AFTER school learning center where we make MATH make SENSE to kids. We support K, 1st – 12th including all standardized test preparation. We are the math EXPERTS. We provide excellent content, at a great value with proven results. Instruction is one-on-one in a small group setting. We conduct an in depth assessment and prepare a customized learning plan for each student. We offer flexible scheduling in a relaxed environment. Contact us today for more information. mathnasium.com/bayridge or mathnasium.com/bensonhurst

MUSIC BOX SCHOOL
9402 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
718-333-5071
Email info@Musicboxschool.com

Conveniently located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Music Box School offers group lessons for kids 3-5 years old and private lessons in Piano, Violin, Guitar, Cello, Sax, Vocal, and more to both adults and children of all ages and levels. Our experienced teachers hold Bachelors or Masters Diplomas and they use proven music learning methods. We hold Student Recitals twice a year and help our students with registering and preparation for ABRSM and NYSSMA Music Exams. We believe that making music can bring joy in everyone's life and we are looking forward to sharing it with you!

RAB'S COUNTRY LANES
1600 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island
718-979-1600
Email fran@bowlatrabs.com

Rab's Country Lanes, has been providing a fun, safe haven for Staten Island residents for 20 years. Rab's provides a venue perfect for recreational, competitive, social play, and to celebrate that special occasion. It is more than just your neighborhood bowling alley: try Cosmic Bowling complete with a LED light show, or play the Laser Maze Challenge, where you navigate through a puzzle of lasers. Also featuring a Lounge, Snack Bar and Pizzeria, and Meeting Rooms. In 2013, Rab's was recognized by NYC as S.I. Small Business of the Year.

RIDGE CREATIVE CENTER (THE)
6501 Sixth Ave., Brooklyn
347-860-1932
Email info@theridgecreativecenter.org

The Ridge Creative Center provides unique learning opportunities for children and families focusing on exploration, innovation and creating. Our After School is designed around themes and art-based projects, using blended learning. Our space includes: rooms for contemplative learning, a student art gallery, a kitchen for culinary arts, a gym for dance/movement classes and free play, and Leif Ericsson Park for outdoor activities. Other programs offered are: Vacation and Half Day Service, ESOL Classes for Families, Home School Classes, Family/Community Fridays, and Individualized Birthday Parties.

RSM RUSSIAN SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS
322 Port Washington Blvd. , Port Washington
516-551-6428
2115 Benson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 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. Fall registration opens August 22.

SMART START EARLY LEARNING CENTER
8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
718-921-1868
Email smartstart@verizon.net

While providing a safe, warm and nurturing environment, our staff addresses the social, emotional, and physical needs of children. Through thematic units, arts and crafts, and dramatic play, the “whole” child will flourish. Full- and part-time classes for 2- and 3-year-olds, and free Universal Pre-K for 4-year-old children, with extended-day option. Open year-round; summer program available.

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

TIGER SCHULMANN'S MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Multiple locations throughout the tri-state area,
800-52-TIGER (528-4437)

Tiger Schulmann's MMA offers kids' martial arts classes designed to help children learn self-discipline, goal-setting, self-respect, respect for others, and confidence. In addition, these classes help children improve their physical and mental health and overall well-being. Many kids can benefit from taking martial arts classes, and the effects may last well into adulthood. Students learn to be accountable for their actions, and they gain confidence when they achieve their goals. We also offer Bully Prevention Programs and great Birthday Parties.

TUTORING CLUB OF BAY RIDGE (THE)
7811 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge
718-748-8867
Email bayridgeny@tutoringclub.com

The Tutoring Club is dedicated to helping students increase their subject skills and self-esteem. We utilize the most advanced curriculum in tutoring, maintain low student-to-tutor ratios, pinpoint and correct problems, motivate our students, and provide qualified instructors certified in the use of the programs and committed to ensuring each child’s success. Our Core Programs are Math, ELA, and Writing Skills. We have HS Math and Sciences tutors available. Test prep programs for NYS Grade Level, Gifted and Talented, SSHSAT, TACHS, ISEE, GED and SAT tests. Homework Help sessions are available.

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 (ume = you + me), as we create and learn about our world through music and the arts.Our enrichment programs implement a completely original curriculum through an arts integrated approach to learning. We develop a young child’s familiarity with classical music, art, and movement while encouraging exploration, and creative thinking.Programs offered: Group Music + Arts Classes, Drop-in Classes (Sing-a-longs, Art, and Open Play), Private Lessons, Birthday Parties.