UPDATED JANUARY 2014: Consult our guide to find schools and education programs in Brooklyn, whether it be preschools, private schools, public schools, tutors, teachers, educational programs, learning programs for Brooklyn kids.
THE ETHICAL COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL
700 Park Ave., Brooklyn
TECCS is a free public charter school based on a progressive education model and guided by the highest ideals of ethics, service, and social justice. TECCS is a safe and caring community where these ideals inform every aspect of school life; where teachers lead and collaborate with students in a culture of rigorous academics and mutual respect; where analytical thinking and creativity are prized; where children become individuals of integrity, insight, autonomy – and socially productive citizens, workers, and leaders.
HELLENIC CLASSICAL CHARTER SCHOOL
646 5th Ave., Park Slope
“We take knowledge, wisdom, and truth with us to help make this world a better place.” HCCS offers a rigorous classical education that is rich in challenging content, instructs all students using the Core Knowledge curriculum, and supplements all instruction with classical study of the Greek and Latin languages, as well as history, art, and other cultural studies. Benefiting from our didactic instruction, coaching, and Socratic questioning (Paideia), all students leave us prepared intellectually, socially, and emotionally to gain entry and succeed in the best NYC high schools.
BRIENZA'S ACADEMIC ADVANTAGE
8696 18th Ave.
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Brienza’s Academic Advantage offers a wide variety of programs for students attending Kindergarten through grade 12. 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.
CLUB Z! IN-HOME TUTORING OF BROOKLYN
Club Z! of Brooklyn provides highly individualized, one-on-one instruction in all subjects, for students of all ages. Our tutors are experienced, degreed professionals and/or state-certified instructors, with impeccable credentials and a heartfelt enthusiasm for teaching. We use our students' school curricula and guarantee increased confidence in the classroom, higher grades, stronger study skills, and enhanced motivation. We offer tutoring at home or other convenient locations, flexible scheduling, affordable rates, and excellent support for students of all abilities. We serve all Brooklyn neighborhoods.
7612 13th Ave.
FasTracKids is a school outside of school for ages 3-12. Our supplemental programs are designed to complement your child's schooling. We offer world-class, proven programs, designed to help your child reach his/her maximum potential. Whether it’s critical thinking, math, reading, speech, leadership, or enrichment in our 12 exciting subjects, we have the right combination for your child. If your goal is to help your child get ahead or get into the gifted and talented programs, we have the proven systems that can get them there. Best of all, we make learning fun!
HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
808 Union St., Park Slope
Huntington is your tutoring solution for students in grades K-12. At Huntington, our certified teachers will help your child achieve his or her academic goals. We offer tutoring in basic skills such as reading, vocabulary, phonics, spelling, math and study skills, as well as subject tutoring in high school math and science. We also work with students to prepare them for high-stakes tests including High School Entrance Exams, State Tests, Advance Placement Exams, and the SAT or ACT.
MATHNASIUM OF BENSONHURST
6806 20th Ave.
392 Atlantic Ave.
Mathnasium of Bay Ridge Coming soon!
7409 3rd Ave.
Mathnasium is an after-school learning center where we make math make sense to kids. We support grades K-12, including standardized test preparation. We are the math experts. We provide excellent content, at a great value, with proven results. Instruction is one-on-one. We conduct an in-depth math assessment, and prepare a customized learning plan for each student. We offer flexible scheduling in a relaxed environment.
Exploring educational alternatives for your child? Oak Meadow offers creative, experiential homeschooling curriculum for children in Kindergarten to grade 12. We offer a wealth of options to fit your child’s interests, talents, and style. Our extensive homeschooling resources and web of support are self-paced, flexible, and affordable. Use our curriculum independently or through our fully accredited distance learning school. Visit oakmeadow.com or call 802-251-7250 to speak with an educational counselor. Let Oak Meadow help you bring the heart of learning back home.
THE TUTORING CLUB OF BAY RIDGE
7811 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge
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, and SAT tests. Homework Help sessions are also available.
ST. SAVIOUR SCHOOL
701 8th Ave., Park Slope
At Saint Saviour school, we educate children from Nursery through 8th Grade in a nurturing, Catholic environment. Working closely with parents and guardians, our dedicated and experienced teachers help each child develop a positive self image while preparing them to serve others in our diverse society. Each child’s cognitive, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth is supported as they grow in knowledge and wisdom.
6722 Fort Hamilton Parkway (entrance on 67th St. & 9th Ave),
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.
CREATED BY KIDS NYC
592 Pacific St. (steps away from Atlantic Terminal/Barclays Center), Brooklyn
Created By Kids is a fine arts program with a new studio located in Park Slope. We help nurture your child's creative side by teaching the skills and providing materials for him or her to explore their artistic abilities in a welcoming environment. The integration of art in a child's development can foster, advance, and develop their already existing creative energy while refining important motor skills. We offer summer camp and after-school programs, weekend classes, and classes for toddlers. We also book birthday parties.
THE GYM PARK
81 Oak St., Brooklyn
Welcome to The Gym Park Gymnastics & Play Center where "Gymnastics-Inspired Play" is our goal and aim! Our Programs and classes are developmentally designed to accommodate each new stage of your child’s physical and emotional development. Our classes include: Mommy & Me classes for ages 12 mos.-2.5 years, Toddlers Tumble classes for ages 3-5 years, Beginner & Intermediate Gymnastics for ages 6-12 years, and much, much more. Please see our website for more information: thegympark.com.
THE LITTLE GYM OF BAY RIDGE-BENSONHURST
8681 18th Ave., Brooklyn
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 mos.-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!
NEW YORK CITY TAE KWON DO TIGERS PROGRAM
529 Court St
For children ages 3-1/2 to 5. Every child needs a sense of achievement. There is no greater reward than seeing yourself do what you set your mind to. Our program helps give children the foundation for commitment, dedication, and greatness in athletic ability. It provides children with necessary basic skills to do well in all sports. It helps develop their balance, coordination, patience, good listening skills, respect, courtesy, and self confidence. It provides children with the necessary body control and endurance that are the cornerstones of success.
ABC CHILD CENTER
109 Nassau Ave., Greenpoint
ABC Child Center has been providing quality and flexible child care since 1993. Open year-round, Monday-Fri., 8am-6pm, ABC Infant & Toddler Center is a warm, caring environment where your baby can explore, learn, and develop. Offering child care for infants and toddlers, ages 3-24 months, and child care and preschool for children ages 2-5 years. Full- and half-day programs are available, as well as drop-off care. For more information or to schedule a tour, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAY RIDGE AVE. CHILD CARE CENTER
1206 Bay Ridge Ave., Brooklyn
We believe that children learn through play. Children will be encouraged to stimulate their minds through free play and structured activities which will aid in expanding their social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Our staff works to provide a safe environment that includes appropriate role modeling and positive reinforcement. Afterschool program available for Kindergarten students; pick-up from PS 176. "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create." - Albert Einstein.
BAY RIDGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
6301 12th Ave., Brooklyn
The Bay Ridge Montessori School is located on the park-like grounds of the Angel Guardian campus of Mercy First. The staff provides a non-competitive, but challenging environment, designed to meet the individual needs of the children. Children range in age from 2 to 5 years, and attend anywhere from two half days to five full days (9am–3:30pm). Early drop-off is available, as is a six-week summer program.
BROOKLYN CHILD CARE, INC.
800 Poly Place, Brooklyn
We are a NAEYC-accredited program with over 20 years of success. We provide the best developmentally appropriate instruction to our students ages 2- 5 years, and prepare them to be lifelong learners. Our certified professionals teach in a warm, welcoming environment. Our two huge, outdoor facilities provide children with daily exercise. Students are exposed to music, dance, many languages, art, yoga, and science. We offer free UPK (2½ hours) for 4-year-olds.
BROOKLYN TREEHOUSE PRESCHOOL
639 4th Ave., Brooklyn
Brooklyn Treehouse Preschool is a newly constructed 3,200 square foot school in Park Slope for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds opening fall 2013. Lisa Armentano, owner and educational director, brings over 25 years of experience and expertise in the New York educational system. At Brooklyn Treehouse, we are passionate about providing your child with the strong foundation required to be successful in all aspects of life. Our mission is to provide a stimulating environment to create meaningful experiences for your child every day. At Brooklyn Treehouse, you will find a warm, nurturing atmosphere at extremely competitive pricing.
CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
274 Garfield Place, Park Slope
Congregation Beth Elohim Early Childhood Center is dedicated to providing children ages 2.3 to 5 with a learning environment that nurtures their growth, curiosity, and self-esteem. Our lively, hands-on curriculum is developed through direct observation of children's interests and individual needs. The traditions and basic values of the Jewish culture are integrated throughout. In our new Dual Language program, children approach learning through two languages, Hebrew and English. Established in 1978, Congregation Beth Elohim's Early Childhood Center is one of the most highly regarded preschools in the New York Metropolitan area.
HUGGS DAY SCHOOL
763 President St., Brooklyn
Huggs Day School, established in 1982, is a prominent preschool in the heart of Park Slope. We provide a nurturing environment where children develop self-confidence, social skills, and a love of learning. The enriched curriculum is designed around themes, which include art, music, movement, science, and reading and math readiness activities. There are four large classrooms, a gym and backyard. Students, ages 2 to 4.9 years, attend school 2-5 mornings, afternoons, or full days.
INFINITY EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER
1972 E. 34th St., Marine Park
Infinity has been providing an educational service to the Marine Park community for 20 years. Our focus is on providing our children with a solid educational foundation that promotes healthy development in all learning domains and prepares our students for their formal education. Our curriculum provides time for individual learning, small-group instruction, and large-group instruction. Our teachers are dedicated to enriching the lives of our students and their families. Individual assessments are conducted for every child, which helps us track their development. We offer preschool, UPK, tutoring, and summer camp.
LITTLE SCHOLARS LEARNING CENTER
50 Quentin Road (at West 12th Street), Brooklyn
Welcome! We invite you witness the great and exciting things that happen as your child enters a world of exploration and wonder. At Little Scholars Learning Center, they will learn, play, and discover in an environment like no other. As an educator and mother, I am well aware of the caring, loving, and nurturing environment that every parent wants for their children, especially when it comes to a care facility. Thank you for exploring our center. We look forward to a successful start in your child's development. Warm Regards, Mariana Korsunsky, MS.ED, educational director/owner.
MOZARTS AND EINSTEINS
910 Union St., Brooklyn
We are a new, fully licensed, arts-based preschool. Our goal is to to stimulate children’s unique, creative ideas and talents by exposing them to a well-rounded program in music, art, drama, dance, and academics. Children also need to learn social and personal skills—the classroom environment offers opportunities for applying skills that promote cooperation, negotiation, leadership, and teamwork—as well as physical fitness and motor skill development. We are enrolling students ages 2-5 for our 2-day and 5-day programs. Call our director of admissions at 718-928-5618 to schedule your onsite interview.
SMART START EARLY LEARNING CENTER
8411 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn
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.
STEPPING STONES NURSERY SCHOOL
245 86th St., Brooklyn
Join our programs and share the joys of early exploration and discovery. Watch your child grow through hands-on learning and small group instruction with our certified, warm, and friendly teachers. Stepping Stones offers 2 year old, 3 year old, preschool (age 4) and pre-k programs. Full- and part-time enrollment available. We are open from 7am-6:30pm. An after-school program is also available for grades K-5.
8638 20th Ave.
Give your child a superior beginning. A mind is a wonderful thing to expand! All teachers certified in Early Childhood Development. Programs - half day, full-day, extended time, 2 to 6 year olds. Pre-school and Kindergarten activities, fitness program, trips, music, math, reading readiness, tutoring and after-school programs are available.
347 74th St. (corner of 4th & 74th Streets),
Our programs are for 2 years-Pre K. Monday through Friday, 7:15am–6pm. Part-time schedules are available. We offer hands on learning in a loving, nurturing environment. Social, emotional, and cognitive development is our primary focus. Motivating and fun experiences. Enrichment through the arts program. All meals included. Maria Nogueira, Director.
WORLD OF WONDERS DAYCARE
72-19 New Utrecht Ave., Brooklyn
We provide a warm, caring environment for infants to children 5 years of age. Our children learn to interact and get along with other children. We also offer computers, arts and crafts and outdoor activities. Monday through Friday, 7am-6pm, full and part time. Extended hours for working parents. Fully licensed by NYC Department of Health of Day Care. Call for additional information. Jeannine McKenna, Director.
BASIS INDEPENDENT BROOKLYN
556 Columbia St., Brooklyn
BASIS Independent Brooklyn, opening for grades K-10, features the STEM-focused liberal arts course of study that places its sister schools at the very top of the world’s academic achievers. With master teachers and an expert learning specialist in each class, every student finds support to accomplish more than he or she ever expected. Early-bird- and late-bird hours, along with dedicated transportation by bus or water taxi, make BASIS Independent Brooklyn the best choice for New York children to ignite their passion for lifelong learning.
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS MONTESSORI SCHOOL
185 Court St., Brooklyn Heights
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 4th 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.
CITIZENS OF THE WORLD NY
424 Leonard St., Brooklyn
Our mission is to provide a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students. Our schools offer an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops the student’s confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as a citizen of the world in which we live. Contact us today.
GREENE HILL SCHOOL
39 Adelphi St., Brooklyn
Founded in 2009, Greene Hill School is an independent lower and middle school serving the needs of the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill and surrounding Brooklyn communities for affordable and progressive education. At Greene Hill School, 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. Greene Hill's first class of Middle School Students will commence in the fall of 2014.
LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.
Christine Hauge, Principal
Over forty years as a Christian Day School for Nursery through Grade 8. Small class sizes, state-approved curriculum with in-depth courses in music, computer technology, physical and environmental education. Counseling and tutoring available, as well as door-to-door bus service, extended hours morning and night, extra-curricular activities and financial aid.
THE DIMITRIOS AND GEORGIA KALOIDIS PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (DGK)
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8502 Ridge Boulevard, Brooklyn
The Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloidis Greek American Parochial School (DGK) is committed to providing students from Nursery, Pre-K, and Kindergarten through 8th grade with a quality education that emphasizes academic achievement, social, emotional, and spiritual development, while preparing them for 21st-century college and career readiness. With a qualified faculty, curriculum aligned to the NYS Common Core Standards, and SMARTboard technology, the school incorporates the rich tradition of our Greek heritage, while instilling values that prepare our students for future and personal success.
WORLD CLASS LEARNING ACADEMY, NEW YORK
44 E. 2nd St., New York
World Class Learning Academy, New York, is an international day school offering a rigorous global and personalized curriculum for children ages 2 through grade 6, and will grow to include an upper school. World Class Learning Academy belongs to Nord Anglia Education—the world’s leading, premium school organization. Founded in 1972, the Nord Anglia Education family of schools provides opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers globally.
CHALLENGE EARLY INTERVENTION CENTER
Executive office: 649 39th St., Brooklyn
Queens office: 72-38 Main St., Flushing
Staten Island office: 1911 Richmond Ave., Staten Island
Challenge provides comprehensive developmental evaluations, speech/physical/occupational therapies, special instruction, vision therapy, nutrition, social work, family counseling/training, parent support groups, and service coordination for developmentally delayed infants and toddlers. We also provide home and center-based ABA services for children with diagnoses on the autism spectrum. Services can be provided at our centers or community-based locations (daycare center or child’s home). Service coordinators and Social Service department help families access available support services in the community, such as respite, SSI, Medicaid, and WIC. Medical referrals available. All services are provided at no cost.
COOKE CENTER SCHOOL
Cooke Center is a non-sectarian, non-profit, private provider of special education services in NYC, offering pre-school services, a school for students ages 5-21, and consultation and training services. At Cooke we are driven by the belief that all children deserve an education that leads to an independent future–one in which they can be included as integral members of their community.
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN SPEECH - LANGUAGE AND HEARING CLINIC
1 University Place, Brooklyn
The Downtown Brooklyn Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, located at Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus, offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to monolingual and bilingual children, adolescents and adults with communication, hearing and/or swallowing disorders. We provide specialized intervention for children with delayed speech and language development, autistic spectrum disorders, language/learning disabilities, and auditory processing disorders. CPSE Contacts and RSA's are accepted. We offer affordable rates and a reduced fee schedule if needed.