After-School Classes and Programs for Kids - Manhattan, NY

After-School Classes and Programs for Kids - Manhattan, NY

August 17, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


After-School Classes and Programs for Kids - Manhattan, NY

Get information from these businesses

Check all the boxes for the businesses you are interested in learning more about. Fill in form on bottom.

UPDATED August 2016: Whether you live uptown or downtown, east or west, from SoHo to Murray Hill, NYMetroParents guides you to finding the best after-school programs in Manhattan for kids. Our guide provides listings for tons of activities, from academic enrichment and tutoring, to foreign language coaching, sports and fitness, music, dance, and theatre arts, and religious schools in Manhattan.
ADVANTAGE QUICKSTART
646-884-9644
Manhattan
Columbia Prep School Gym
4 West 93rd St.
Hunter College Courts Lexington Avenue at 68th St.
Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club Courts
450 West 43rd St.
The Beacon School Gym
522 West 44th St.
United Nations International School
2450 FDR Drive
The Bronx
New York Tennis Club Courts 3081 Harding Ave, Bronx
Roosevelt Island
Roosevelt Island Racquet Club Courts
and Sports Park Gym
281 Main St., Roosevelt Island


Email jrichmond@advantagetennisclubs.com

Advantage QuickStart is “real tennis” customized for kids! Four distinct stages, based on age and ability, help your child grow with the program. We teach boys and girls as young as 3 and as old as 12, at many convenient locations across NYC. Classes are customized to address students’ ages and abilities. In every stage, kids play with appropriately-sized racquets and slower bouncing balls–and there’s always something new to learn and enjoy. No equipment or experience necessary! For more information go to quickstartny.com. Or contact Joel Richmond at 646-884-9644 or email jrichmond@advantagetennisclubs.com.

ALL MY CHILDREN DAYCARE AND NURSERY SCHOOL
Various locations; call for information or check us online,
Brooklyn: 347-708-7827 Queens: 347-708-7827 Manhattan: 212-419-5416
Email info@allmychildrendaycare.com

All My Children Daycare is offering after-school care at all our eco-friendly locations. Your child will be fed healthy snacks, participate in enriching activities and play, and be cared for by our highly experienced and caring staff. Pick up your child as late as 7pm. Our Ridge St. Manhattan center offers DropZone services for hourly care. For more information, please contact AMC at: info@allmychildrendaycare.com or call: 212-466-6262.

AMAS MUSICAL THEATRE, ROSETTA LENOIRE MUSICAL THEATRE ACADEMY (THE )
212-563-2565
Email amas@amasmusical.org

The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy is the flagship education program of award-winning Amas Musical Theatre. Saturday classes 9:45am-4:30pm begin Oct. 15 in singing, acting, and dance, and guest workshops taught by experienced professionals in a nurturing environment. In May 2017, students perform a fully-produced Off-Broadway musical. Classes are held at the JKO High School West 46th Street. 30-35 students ages 14-20 are accepted by audition on the basis of talent and potential. Tuition for the Academy is $1,500. Scholarships available for eligible students. Visit amasmusical.org to register.

ATLANTIC ACTING SCHOOL
76 Ninth Ave., Suite 537, New York
212-691-5919
Email teaster@atlantictheater.org

The after-school program is a great introduction to storytelling, writing, acting, and improvisation. The Atlantic philosophy of ensemble and our commitment to creating your own work is deeply rooted in the creative acting experience for all age groups. The younger children create characters and stories through creative play and improvisational exercises while older children are introduced to the Atlantic Technique as they approach their first scene work and monologues. All classes culminate in a workshop performance at the end of each semester. Classes begin Sept. 17.

BALLET ACADEMY EAST
1651 Third Ave.,
212-410-9140

Ballet Academy East offers classes to children and adults of all ages and levels. The Pre-Professional Division for ages 7-19 trains dancers for professional careers in ballet. Enrichment classes are open to students ages 7 and older who wish to study ballet less intensively. The Young Dancers Division offers pre-ballet, tap, and modern to ages 3-6. In BAE’s Petit Dancers Program, children 18 months to 2 years, along with their parents or caregivers, share the joy of music and dance. Adult classes for all levels are available in ballet, tap, Pilates, Zumba, and yoga.

BOOK NOOK
167 W. 81st St. (at Amsterdam Avenue), New York
212-873-BOOK (2665)
Email rina108@gmail.com

Book Nook is a year-round literacy development program for toddlers, preschoolers, and grade school children. Once a week, children, grouped by age from the youngest (Lil’ Hoots) up to kindergarten and first grade (Wise Owls), learn and develop skills to reach milestones in areas such as social learning, language and communication, and cognitive thinking. Book Nook familiarizes students with content taught in public and private schools focusing on reading, writing, and language concepts. Each class is specifically formed based upon the child’s age and taught in a small group setting. Visit booknooknyc.com for more information.

CAPEZIO
Multiple Locations throughout New York City,
212-245-2130

Capezio New York retail stores are the one-stop location for all dance dress code needs. The stores are conveniently located throughout Manhattan, making them the destination shops for dozens of dance studios, schools, and performing arts centers. All Capezio retail locations stock an extensive collection of ballet slippers, pointe shoes, tap shoes, jazz shoes, leotards, tights, and legwarmers. Make sure to check out the stores’ extensive line of accessories and fashion items to coordinate with your basic selections. Experience the rich, 129-year history that defines Capezio as the “Icon of Dance.”

CARY LEEDS CENTER TENNIS CAMP
1720 Crotona Ave., Bronx
718-247-7420
Email caryleedsinfo@nyjtl.org

The Cary Leeds Center offers a tennis curriculum for players ages 4-18 with all skill levels. Depending on your child’s age and ability, we offer a full range of programs: 10U Pathway aims to develop the whole player, athletically, mentally, tactically and technically from the beginning; Junior Pathway Program aims to develop the necessary tennis technique, improve consistency, and create basic patterns of play for effective point construction; Tournament Team-by invitation only. Evaluations are based on on-court skills and point situations. Applicants must be evaluated for proper placement in all programs.

CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE
536 LaGuardia Place, New York
212-358-6133
Email info@cfafoundation.org

The Center for Architecture offers engaging, hands-on design programs for children and families at our gallery and workshop space in Greenwich Village. Our 10-week after-school program for third-fifth graders begins September 21, introducing students to architecture as they explore the local neighborhood and create their own building designs, culminating in a 3-D model of a city neighborhood. Families will enjoy learning, designing, and building together at our Saturday Family Day workshops for ages 5 and older. Programs cover a wide range of topics such as bridges, city planning, and stained glass design.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
103 Charlton St., New York
212-274-0986

Children’s Museum of the Arts’ after-school program offers semester-long classes in a range of fine arts and media arts for young artists ages 5-15! Through weekly, immersive arts classes, children develop a portfolio of work as they explore a range of materials and art-making techniques. Teaching artists help your child develop their own artistic voice, refine their art techniques, and build critical thinking skills. Classes run Sept. 14 to Jan. 10 from 4-5:30pm, with drop-off starting at 3:30pm and optional late pickup at 6pm.

COLLINA ITALIANA
1556 Third Ave. (at 87th Street), Suite 603, New York
212-427-7770
Collina Italiana Mini Summer Camp 2016


Email info@collinaitaliana.com

Set on the Upper East Side and in the Financial District, our Italian classes allow children to benefit from a comprehensive approach to learning in an age-appropriate and inviting atmosphere. Classes for children, which consist of three to eight students, include Girotondo, Il Giardino dei Bambini (drop-off on Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9am-12pm), and Art Workshop. Children gather around to share learned words and expressions through playful, skill-building activities such as games, songs, dances, and stories. For all the bellissimi details on Collina Italiana, call the Italian instructors today.

CONVENT OF THE SACRED HEART, CARDINAL SWIM SCHOOL
406 E. 91st St.,
212-722-4745 x719
Register at: cshnyc.org/student-life/summer-programs


Email cdecaprio@cshnyc.org

Come make a splash in New York’s finest swimming pool! The Cardinal Swim School is a learn-to-swim program operating at the new Athletics and Wellness Center of the Convent of the Sacred Heart. This program offers personalized instruction to children and adults in a beautiful six-lane, 25-yard pool. Our certified staff is dedicated to water safety and learning; staff members deliver lessons through focused sessions and play-based classes. Our curriculum takes students from pre-beginners all the way to competitive conditioning.

CREATIVE STEPS EARLY CARE & EDUCATION CENTER
4 Washington Square Village, New York
212-982-2273

Creative Steps, located on NYU’s campus, offers a nurturing, culturally diverse community for children and families. With the support of responsive adults and a low staff-child ratio, our child-centered, play-based approach to learning provides hands-on experiences and an opportunity for children ages 12 months through 4 years to make choices and initiate and direct their own play. Our curriculum is supported by enrichment programs in literacy, art, music, and yoga. We have easy access to well-maintained and safe outdoor playgrounds. Early drop-off, after-school, and summer camp programs are available.

DILLER-QUAILE SCHOOL OF MUSIC (THE)
24 E. 95th St.NYC (between Madison and Fifth avenues), New York
212-369-1484
Email info@diller-quaile.org

Since 1920, Diller-Quaile has been developing the innate musicality in each individual, inspiring participation for a lifetime. Diller-Quaile offers Early Childhood Classes (ages 3 months-5 years); Instrument and Voice Lessons, Classes, and Ensembles; Adult Programs; and Teacher Training/Dalcroze Courses. Rug Concerts for young children, master classes, and faculty concerts occur throughout the year. Curricula emanate primarily from international folk music and classical music. Fall classes begin in September; visit diller-quaile.org to apply online. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools.

EINSTEIN BLUEPRINT
888-639-5512
Email dan@einsteinblueprint.com

I coach the most ambitious parents on how they can unlock their kids' full potential. Whether you want to accelerate your toddler, drastically improve your child's grades, set them up to ace the SATs, or cultivate high quality extra-curricular activities, I can most certainly help you. I especially work with parents who educate their kids completely outside of schools via private tutoring or homeschooling. Call me for a free consultation and I'll reveal how I accelerate my students three, four, five, and even six years above grade level.

ELLEN ROBBINS DANCE
Three Locations: Soho, Chelsea, and PMT Studio at 14th Street and Sixth Avenue , New York
212-254-0286
Email dance_er@verizon.net

Modern Dance classes with Ellen Robbins do what dance is supposed to do: train their bodies, enrich their minds, set free their imaginations. Ellen’s classes include technique, improvisation, and composition—the natural outcome of which is performance. At year’s end, students present their own solo compositions and participate in a group work choreographed by Ellen. Each child’s unique talent and personality shine through. Register now for fall classes with New York’s most acclaimed modern dance teacher for children aged 5 through teens. Soho, Union Square, and Chelsea areas. Call 212-254-0286 or visit ellenrobbinsdance.com.

EVOLUTION ENRICHMENT PRESCHOOL
38 Delancey St., 2nd Floor (enter from Forsyth Street), New York
212-375-9500
Email evolutionenrichment@gmail.com

Evolution Enrichment Center believes that kids learn best through hands-on sensory experiences. Our after-school program features cooking, visual arts, creative writing, theater, science, and music. Our methodology and teaching techniques not only reinforce what students learn in the pre-K program, but also fulfill creative interests that might not be met in today’s average preschool classroom. Designed to amplify creativity, confidence, and curiosity, our after-school program offers options such as Mandarin Explorers, FasTracKids Explorers, Gifted and Talented Test Prep, Music Explorers, and Chess. Schedule a tour: 212-375-9500 or contact online: evolutionenrichment.com/contact.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NURSERY SCHOOL
12 W. 12th St., New York
212-691-3432

First Presbyterian Church Nursery School was founded in 1952 in Greenwich Village. Our school offers a non-sectarian program, welcoming children and families of all configurations, religions, races, cultures, and economic backgrounds. FPCNS is dedicated to the development of the whole child in a warm and nurturing environment, offering experienced classroom teachers and specialists in studio, music, movement, gardening, and a healthy snack program. Extended day, enrichment programming, and a summer camp are available for 4s students. FPCNS has large, airy classrooms, a rooftop playground, and indoor play space.

GERMAN-AMERICAN SCHOOL: WHERE KIDS LEARN GERMAN
212-787-7543
Email germanamericanschool@verizon.net

The NY State Board of Regents accredited German-American School in New York after-school program is offering a new class for children ages 5-6, a Sing! und Mal! Kindergarten. The course uses singing and drawing as pedagogical tools to teach German as a foreign language. The school has four locations: Ridgewood (Queens), Manhattan, Garden City, and Franklin Square. Classes start the week of Sept. 12. No prior German is necessary to enter the kindergarten class. Classes are taught once a week from 4:30-6pm. For classes, registration, and scheduling see german-american-school.org or call 212-787-7543.

HUDSON RIVER PARK TRUST
353 West St., Pier 40, 2nd floor, Manhattan
212-627-2020
Email ikaley@hrpt.ny.gov

Calling all junior nature explorers! Come learn and play with us at Hudson River Park! We host outdoor family programming all summer long throughout the park’s four-mile waterfront. From fishing to nature walks, we offer many engaging and enriching drop-in programs for children young and old. Featured programs include our pop-up makerspace where kids ages 8 and older can engineer and create in the outdoors, and our River Rangers Club where children ages 4-9 explore the wonders of the river ecosystem through touch tanks and nature-inspired crafts. To learn more visit hudsonriverpark.org.

JCC OF MANHATTAN NURSERY SCHOOL
334 Amsterdam Ave., New York
646-505-4455
Email tshtulsaft@jccmanhattan.org email for after-school only

JCC After-School offers a convenient pick-up service from many Upper West Side schools to the JCC. At the JCC, kids can participate in our After-School Clubhouse program, which includes snack, homework help, free play, and structured activities. Kids can also take classes such as swimming, fencing, and Tae Kwon Do. We are also excited to announce new coding classes for kids at the JCC! For a full listing of class offerings visit jccmanhattan.org/schoolage. For additional information, contact Tal Shtulsaft at ttshtulsaft@jccmanhattan.org.

JODI'S GYM
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
212-772-7633
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
914-244-8811


Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for over three decades! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. They offer gymnastics (ages 3-12), Ninja Challenge (ages 4-8), Game On! (ages 3-5), parent and child gym, Music Together, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, private lessons, and the best birthday ever!

K12
866-968-6463, 877-382-2015

The George Washington University Online High School (GWUOHS) is an independent online private school for academically talented students in grades sixth to 12th who seek a rigorous yet flexible college preparatory program and are motivated to prepare for a life in which they can contribute significantly, responsibly, and respectfully in a global society.

LITTLE GYM (THE)
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-0072
NY address first for BAP
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
212-799-1225
tlgupperwestsideny.com
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
212-787-1124
tlguppereastsideny.com
28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ
201-445-4444
tlgwaldwicknj.com


The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center for children, offering gymnastic classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 months to 12 years, in a loving, non-competitive environment. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build self-esteem and confidence. An emphasis on music and fun encourages both physical and emotional growth. The Little Gym also offers summer camp, holiday camp, Parent Survival Night, and Awesome Birthday Bashes.

LUCY MOSES SCHOOL AT KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER
129 W. 67th St.,
212-501-3360
Email lucymosesschool@kaufmanmusiccenter.org

Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center is your family’s home for music education! With a huge variety of classes and lessons, New York's best teachers, and a convenient Upper West Side location, Lucy Moses School has something for everyone–from toddlers to tweens, teens, and adults at all level of skills and experience. In addition to private instrument lessons with caring, expert educators, kids can participate in Suzuki and Dalcroze programs, take dance and theater classes, or join a chamber music or choral group.

MANDELL SCHOOL (THE)
775 Columbus Ave., New York
212-222-2925
Preschool-Eighth grade
775 Columbus Ave.
212-222-2925
Summer at Mandell
795 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10025
Preschools:
775 Columbus Ave.
Upper West Side
212-222-2925
150 Amsterdam Ave., Lincoln Square
212-580-4500
160 Christopher St., West Village
917-512-2500


The Mandell School is a co-educational, independent school- serving students in pre-nursery through eighth grade. Founded in 1939, we've been committed to providing a challenging educational environment through an integrated curriculum, a dedicated faculty, and innovative facilities.

MOVING VISIONS DANCE
19 Murray St., #4, New York
212-608-7681
Email lthomasdance@aol.com

Your child will greatly benefit from this joyous, healthy approach to dance. A unique dance experience, combining ballet with modern dance innovations, offering a well-rounded and seriously fun dance education. The focus of Modern Ballet class is on strong technique, positive body awareness, and expanding creativity. Choreography students make dances they present in recitals. Classes are taught in our peaceful, lovely Tribeca loft studio by highly-experienced, inspired professional dancers whose enthusiasm and love of dance is infectious. Performance opportunities for older students. Adult and professional programs too! movingvisionsdance.com.

NYC ADMISSIONS SOLUTIONS
347-709-2258
Email info@nycadmissionssolutions.com

Feeling anxious about applying to NYC schools? Not getting the individualized, expert attention you deserve? Don't have countless hours to understand the ins and outs of the admissions process? Look no further. With expertise in NYC public and private school admissions, we can help you save time, minimize anxiety, and improve your child's chances of securing the best fit school. Our family-centered consultation process is customized for your family’s needs. Contact us today for a complimentary phone consultation.

PINE STREET SCHOOL AND BATTERY PARK MONTESSORI
25 Pine St.,
212-235-2325
For camps:
Battery Park Montessori Summer Camp
21 South End Ave.
212-235-2304
batteryparkmontessori.com
Green Ivy Summer Camp
21 South End Ave.
212-235-2304
greenivyenrichment.com/summer-camps
camp@greenivy.com
For after-school:
After-school and back-to-school:
Explorers Club
by Project Playdate at Pine Street School pinestreetschool.com


Email info@greenivy.com

An experiential after-school program for children ages 3-8 that curates social and educational activities with NYC’s most esteemed institutions, most celebrated attractions, and most exciting enrichment partners. Select from classes offered by Berlitz Kids, Church Street School for Music and Art, Kids in the Game, MakerState, Physique Swimming, and Super Stars Tennis to customize a dynamic weekly schedule, all offered under one roof. Monday-Friday from 3-6pm. Open to the local community as well as Pine Street School students. Walk-over service from area schools available. Register at projectplaydate.org.

SCHOOL AT STEPS (THE)
2121 Broadway at 74th Street, 4th Floor, New York
212-874-3678
Email theschool@stepsnyc.com

The School at Steps cultivates young dancers, ages 18 months to 18 years, from their first step into a dance studio through their pre-professional training. Students discover their individual artistic voices in a creative environment with the guidance of an internationally recognized faculty. Classes offered in ballet, pas de deux, tap, jazz, theater dance, hip-hop, character, Pilates, and stretch, with performance opportunities. School at Steps graduates go on to dance with professional companies, study at top college dance programs, and perform on Broadway. stepsnyc.com/school.

SUTTON PLACE FAMILY CENTER

The Sutton Place Family Center's 2016 expansion will be offering new classes this fall! Programs for infants and toddlers include: Mommy & Me Yoga, Little Maestros music, Toddler Program, and Kick & Play soccer. After-school programs for ages 2-6 include: Super Soccer Stars, Little Maestros music, Cheflings cooking, and Music and Movement. For older children, we are pleased to be partnering with Writopia to offer creative writing workshops. Teens will love hip-hop with renown teacher Matt Lopez! Finally, we are offering a socialization playgroup for children receiving EI/CPSE services.

TRIBECA LANGUAGE
22 Harrison St., ground floor,
212-219-9893
Email admin@tribecalanguage.com

Tribeca Language has uncovered the secret to making language acquisition fun and immediately gratifying for students of all ages. Hundreds of schools nationwide have started implementing Maurice Hazan's brilliant QTalk Method for themselves. Come see why with a trial class! Parents and adult students rave about the results, and children beg to stay after class. See website for schedule.

UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT
184 Eldridge St., New York
212-674-9121

If you are a community group that is in need of free space, the Beacon program at East Side Community High School would like to help. They can offer the school's auditorium, gym, classroom space, or soccer pitch from 6-9pm on Mondays-Fridays and 10am-6pm on Saturdays to any group that does not charge its members. There is a short application process and one member of the group must get fingerprinted by the DOE, so if you are interested please email vleventhal@universitysettlement.org.

UPPERLINE
150 Broadway, 20th floor , New York
646-653-2633
Email info@upperlinecode.com

Upperline School of Code brings fun, rigorous, and collaborative programming classes to high school students around New York City. Our after-school classes, private tutoring, and summer programs get your child writing real code from day one. Students build web and mobile applications using the same tools that professionals are using throughout the tech industry (Ruby, HTML, CSS, SQL, Javascript, and iOS development). We push our students to build real apps, learn coding best-practices, and get exposure to the technology sector through guest speakers and company visits. Enroll today!