Back To School Guide for Manhattan

Back To School Guide for Manhattan

September 2, 2016   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


Back To School Guide for Manhattan

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UPDATED September 2016: Your #1 back to school resource for Manhattan, NYC, with listings for Manhattan schools, after-school tutors in Manhattan, after-school programs for kids, and activities including Manhattan dance and music classes, art classes for kids, Manhattan sports teams and programs, and more, all in Manhattan, including the Upper West Side, midtown, the lower East side and more.


A NANNY'S DAY - THE PROFESSIONAL WAY

"A Nanny's Day - The Professional Way!" introduces it's social studies curriculum book designed for nannies caring for toddler and preschool-age children. Author Kristin Laubenthal is a prominent career nanny with a plethora of experience in the NYC nanny industry. The book includes ideas that are developmentally appropriate, and engaging so the children are learning without even realizing it. Order your copy from Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or anywhere books are sold.Because nannies are teachers too!

ABRONS ARTS CENTER ARTS CLASSES 
at Henry Street Settlement 
466 Grand St. 
212-598-0400 
abronsartscenter.org 

Email info@henrystreet.org

Ignite your child’s creative spark! The Obie Award-winning Abrons Arts Center offers engaging instruction in dance, theater, music, and visual arts for ages 3-18. Classes are taught by our experienced artist faculty. Students become part of a dynamic arts community and can share their work in professional exhibition and performance spaces. Classes are offered in tap, ballet, hip-hop, breaking, singing, piano, guitar, and cartooning. Private instruction available. Join us for an open house from 9am-5pm. on Sept. 17. Classes begin on September 17.

ACADEMIC COACHING & TUTORING: JOHN MONTGOMERY, PH.D
917-244-5161
Serving the Westchester, Manhattan, and lower Fairfield areas.

Email john@johnmontgomery.com

We help students overcome a variety of blocks that may keep them from fulfilling their academic potential, such as procrastination, test-taking anxiety, lack of confidence, and lack of focus. Our powerful method, developed by John Montgomery, Ph.D., a psychology professor at New York University, provides tools that help students disengage from specific thought and behavior patterns that can impede academic success. Students will also be given extensive help with their schoolwork when needed, and will typically complete a substantial amount of work during the sessions. Call for a free consultation.

ACTOR'S TECHNIQUE NY KIDS & TEENS
Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave., 4th Floor, New York
917-763-1777

Actors Technique NY Kids & Teens is an on-camera, TV and film, act and audition technique studio, for ages 4-19. Classes are held Saturdays or Sundays in fall, winter, spring, or summer. ATNY works with NYC’s top agents, managers, and TV casting directors. Successes include “Dice” of Nick’s “Sam & Cat,” Logan, NBC’s Blindspot, Jade, Orange is the New Black, Sydney in “Wizard of Lies” with Robert DeNiro, and TV’s Sesame Street. Great for newbies and advanced kids for TV, film, commercials, musical theatre, and voice. Industry recommended.

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

It’s back to school season and All My Children Daycare is the eco-friendly choice for your infant or young child. We have various locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens to accommodate your needs. AMC offers a holistic approach to education inspired by nature, and our staff is highly trained. Growth and development of the child as a whole is our No. 1 goal. We also offer a broad range of content on our website for parents. Call to inquire about registration or schedule a tour of a facility near you: 212-466-6262 or email: info@allmychildrendaycare.com.

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.

ART OF MANDARIN CHINESE TUTORS
812 W. 181st St., New York
917-698-6250
Email info@artofmandarin.com.

Learn Chinese at home with Art of Mandarin Tutors L.L.C. We match students and early learners with New York City’s best Chinese tutors, and provide expert guidance throughout the learning experience. Our tutors are all locally-based and willing to travel to your neighborhood. Lessons are structured to be fun and engaging while working towards clearly established goals. And with discounts and incentives included in our lesson packages, your Mandarin Chinese language journey has never been more convenient or affordable. Visit artofmandarin.com and get started today.

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

Atlantic For Kids & Teens, After-School and Saturday Programs: 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.

BAKSHI LAW
Offices in the Financial District, Long Island, and Westchester ,
917-244-6133
Email lara.bakshi@gmail.com

Bakshi Law specializes in special education law. We represent parents and children with disabilities, acquire correct classification under IDEA, ensure proper implementation of IEP, ascertain correct placement for children, and tuition reimbursement. We attend CSE meetings, resolution meetings, and suspension hearings, and all disciplinary hearings for special needs and general education students. Bakshi Law’s attorneys are passionate about your child’s education and offer assistance on a sliding scale for parents experiencing financial difficulties.

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.

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS
212-267-9700

Go fish! Saturdays, Sept. 10, 24, and Oct. 15 from 10am-2pm at Wagner Park. Join experienced anglers in Wagner Park for catch-and-release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Observe the day's catch in aerated tanks and discover what you can do to steward the recovery of the Hudson. Enjoy bird-watching and learn how strategic plantings provide a resting spot for a variety of species during the spring and fall migrations. Family musical performances at Go Fish! this fall include Dan Zanes with Elizabeth Mitchell, Sonia De Los Santos, and The Suzi Shelton Band.

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS
212-267-9700
bpcparks.org

Battery Park City Parks Fall Programs at 6 River Terrace. Parent and Baby Yoga Mondays, Sept. 12-Oct. 31, from 1-2:15pm or 2:30-3:45pm; for parents and pre-crawling infants. Explorers' Club Mondays, Sept. 12-Oct. 31, 4-5:30pm; for first-third grades. Chess Lessons for Children on Tuesdays, Sept. 13-Dec 13, Beginners: 3:30-4:15pm, Intermediate: 4:30-5:30pm. Stories and Songs, Wednesdays, Sept. 14-Dec. 14, three 40-minute sessions: 9:40am-12pm; for children ages 6 months to 3½ years with accompanying caregiver.  Indoor Preschool Play and Art Thursdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15, 10-11:30am or 3:30-5pm; for walking toddlers with accompanying caregiver.

BATTERY PARK MONTESSORI
21 South End Ave.
212-235-2320
batteryparkmontessori.com
admissions@greenivy.com

Battery Park Montessori: Tucked away on the Hudson River with a garden terrace in South Battery Park City. The perfect setting for a modern Montessori education. Students practice math, language, music, science, and art in an individualized, child-centric elementary school preparatory program. Certified Montessori teachers spark individual passions and foster a lifelong love of learning. Our children cultivate their curiosity to know more and the confidence to ask meaningful questions while developing into brave, compassionate students. Offering half-days for ages 2-3 and full-days for ages 3-6. 

BLUE ROCK SCHOOL
110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack
845-627-0234

Blue Rock School is the Lower Hudson Valley’s only progressive school, serving students in kindergarten-eighth grade. We offer a unique educational experience based on a hands-on and holistic approach that nurtures children's innate love of learning, enabling them to follow their own natural curiosity and develop as independent thinkers. At Blue Rock, class sizes are small and students engage in a challenging and creative academic curriculum, which is infused with the arts, nature, and play.

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.

BRIDGE COMMUNITY PLAYSCHOOL
250 E. 61st St., New York
646-281-0244
Email admin@bridgeplayschool.org

At Bridge Community Playschool children socialize and learn as they are guided through play-based, experiential activities by passionate teachers who understand the range of developmental levels of preschoolers. Small classes and a 4-to-1 student-teacher ratio affords each child the attention needed during these essential early years. Classes meet from 8:45am-12pm, four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) with extended afternoon options until 2:30pm. BCPS is licensed and in compliance with staff regulations and certification requirements. Located in the heart of the city, Bridge Community Playschool embraces the cultural and religious differences of our vibrant community.

BRIDGE GOLF FOUNDATION
40 W. 117th St., New York
646-453-7488

The Bridge Golf Learning Center is a year-round indoor home for golf located in Harlem. We offer three junior programs: Bridge Junior Golf (ages 9-16), Bridge Pioneers (ages 4-8), and STEM Mini-Lab (ages 4-8). Bridge Junior Golf and Bridge Pioneers introduces boys and girls to the fundamentals of golf and includes the use of our state-of-the-art technology. Our STEM Mini-Lab students explore science, technology, engineering, and math through fun, golf-related, hands-on activities. All profits benefit The Bridge Golf Foundation, a 501(c)(3) with a mission to use golf to improve life outcomes for young men of color.

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 and enrichment tutoring. We focus on a high-quality service paired with advanced technology to produce an unforgettable experience. Bright Kids offers one-to-one 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. Register for a tutoring session for only $40!

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (THE)
20 Waterside Plaza,
212-481-2700 x204
Email info@bis-ny.org

BIS-NY is proud to offer children ages 3-14 a challenging curriculum which combines the inquiry-based, child-centered philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Program with the rigor of the English National Curriculum; a powerful combination that sets it apart from other New York City schools. BIS-NY's curriculum has been chosen for its high standards of excellence, its balance, and its portability, preparing children for their next stage of schooling. BIS-NY graduates have enjoyed great success at many of the leading private schools in Manhattan, Europe, and worldwide. More than a school; it’s an education.

CALHOUN SCHOOL (THE)
433 West End Ave. and 160 W. 74th St., Manhattan
212-497-6500
Lower School
160 W. 74th St.

The Calhoun School is a co-educational, progressive independent school on Manhattan's Upper West Side serving students from preschool through 12th grade. Calhoun inspires a passion for learning through a progressive approach to education that values intellectual pursuit, creativity, diversity, and community involvement.

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.

CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (THE)
319 E. 74th St., New York
212-249-2840
Email info@cathedralschoolny.org

Founded in 1949, The Cathedral School is a nursery-eighth grade coed day school that offers a rigorous academic education in an intimate learning environment. Space is still available in select grades for the 2016-2017 school year. To inquire: contact info@cathedralschoolny.org or call 212-249-2840.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF MANHATTAN (THE)
The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd St., New York
212-721-1223

The Museum Preschool Program at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (212 W. 83rd St.) Explore arts and culture with a magical first museum experience in our early childhood classes. We embrace play as a key to learning and take advantage of the museum’s interactive environments to engage young minds and prepare children for school. Our approach to teaching supports all learning styles from ages 14 months to 4 years. Fall classes begin Sept. 14. Learn more at cmom.org/classesforkids,. We also offer birthday parties themed around our popular exhibits! Visit cmom.org.

CITY AND COUNTRY SCHOOL
146 W. 13th St.,
212-242-7802

City and Country is a coeducational school for children ages 2-13. Founded in 1914, C&C is one of the oldest and most celebrated progressive schools in the country. Housed in seven brownstones including adjacent courtyards, C&C enjoys a lovely campus with abundant outdoor space, character, and natural light. Encouraged to question, problem-solve, and approach life’s challenges with optimism, City and Country graduates are confident, creative, resourceful, and compassionate. After-school programs give children of different ages the chance to work together on projects that may fall outside their usual classroom routines.

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 kids include Giardino dei Bambini (drop-off on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9am-12pm), Girotondo Giallo, Rosso, and Blu (ages 2-3, 4-5, and 6-8), Paint with Italian (Art Workshop), and private or semi-private tutoring. 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.

CREATIVE STEPS EARLY CARE & EDUCATION CENTER
4 Washington Square Village entrance on Mercer Street, New York
212-982-2273
Email creativesteps@universitysettlement.org

Creative Steps, located on NYU’s campus, offers a nurturing, culturally diverse community for families and children aged 12 months through 4 years. With the support of responsive adults and a low staff-child ratio, our child-centered, play-based approach to learning provides hands-on experiences for children to investigate topics under study, 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. UPK classroom, early drop-off, after-school, and summer camp offered.

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.

EAST VILLAGE DANCE PROJECT
55 Avenue C , New York
212-982-5751
Camp: East Village Dance Project Summer Dance 2016

Email eastvillagedanceproject@gmail.com

East Village Dance Project, a dance education program for age 4 through adult, is recognized for its innovative approach by offering classes to all, regardless of social or economic situation. EVDP offers classes in ballet, pointe, modern, improvisation, and beginning choreography in a nurturing, community-minded environment. Through supportive and attentive instruction students develop proper alignment and a strong, expansive technique. The EVDP Teen Company is a pre-professional audition-based performance company that offers a platform for area teens to perform original, student-generated choreography as well as repertory from talented guest choreographers.

EBL COACHING
17 E. 89th St., Suite 1D, New York
212-249-0147
EBL Coaching
One on One Home Tutoring
50 Main St., suite 1000
White Plains
914-200-1320
Location in NJ as well.

EBL Coaching specializes in one-on-one home tutoring for students in grades pre-K-12th in reading, writing, math, executive functioning, organizational skills, and test preparation. They use research-based, multi-sensory techniques that are individualized, based on the needs of each student. All students are initially evaluated and then hand-matched with one of EBL's learning specialists who provides tutoring either at the student's home or at EBL's Upper East Side learning center. Specialized instruction for students with learning disabilities and ADHD, including the Orton Gillingham methodology, is also available.

ÉCOLE INTERNATIONALE DE NEW YORK (EINY)
111 E. 22nd St., New York
646-410-2238
Camp:
EINY Summer Camp
Anthony Bernier and Caroline Bottasso, camp directors
206 5th Ave., Flatiron District 646-766-1843
einy.org
anthony@einy.org

EINY is an independent, international, French-American school located in the Madison Square and Gramercy Park neighborhood. EINY offers an academic bilingual program in French and English from nursery to eighth grade offering Mandarin and Spanish as a foreign language. EINY is fully accredited by the French Ministry of Education and is affiliated with the Mission Laïque Française. A faculty of certified teachers from France and the United States work to instill the rigor of the French curriculum and the American emphasis on independent thinking.

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.

ELIZABETH SETON DAY CARE AND PRESCHOOL
245 E. 92nd St., New York
212-369-9626

Elizabeth Seton Day Care and Preschool consists of a Montessori-based, developmental program for young infants of 2 months to 5 years. Established in 1972 by The Foundling, Seton was one of the first centers of its kind in the New York area: a place where working families from diverse backgrounds could come for quality all-day childcare in a group setting. Our mission is to support the development of each child in a warm and nurturing atmosphere and to assist families by providing consistent and responsive childcare in an enriching and educational environment.

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 ages 5 through teens. Soho, Union Square, and Chelsea areas. Call 212-254-0286 or visit ellenrobbinsdance.com.

ELORA THEATER ARTS
917-533-2019
Email amelia@etanyc.com

Elora Theater Arts is a budding educational theater company dedicated to bringing artistic excellence and empathy to a diverse community of NYC area students in the classroom, on stage, and in film. ETA workshops strengthen communication, cooperation, focus, and leadership skills, while encouraging students to work mindfully with their voices, bodies, and brains. We offer after-school classes, at multiple locations throughout NYC, from Teen Shakespeare to Pre-K Film Acting, and everything in between! Please check out our website for more information, etanyc.com, email amelia@etanyc.com, or call 917-533-2019.

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

Looking for a preschool for your toddler? We offer a unique opportunity to enroll ages 2-3 in our exceptional private program in the Lower East Side. Our 15,000-square-foot early education center features bright and spacious classrooms with natural light, outdoor playground, dance studio, and an air-conditioned gym. Pre-K for All and After-school Program includes options with Mandarin Explorers, FasTracKids, G&T Test Prep, Music Explorers, Yoga, and Come Play Preschool for infants. Full-time, part-time, and half-day schedules available. Contact online: evolutionenrichment.com/contact or call 212-375-9500 to schedule a tour.

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.

GATEWAY SCHOOL
211 W. 61st St. 6th Floor, New York
212-777-5966
Email admissions@gatewayschool.org

Founded in 1965, The Gateway School is an independent, co-ed day school for children ages 5-14 with language-based learning disabilities or attention deficit. It was among the first schools in the country to recognize that bright children who had difficulty learning simply had to be taught differently. Gateway teaches the skills, strategies, and content necessary for students to realize their potential in school and in life. In a language-rich setting, students experience academic success, recognize their strengths, and develop self-advocacy skills.

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

Our German language program is recognized by The NY State Board of Regents and is designed to lead students toward successful completion of the NY State FLAC exam. Our students take the exam at the conclusion of an eight-year program. Once the exam is passed, the student can be awarded three language credits from their high school. The focus of our school is to teach the German language to children from all backgrounds–our school attracts education-oriented parents who believe that studying a second or third language can benefit their child. We also offer AP German and other nationally recognized exams.

HARLEM HEBREW LANGUAGE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL
147 St. Nicholas Ave., New York
212-866-4608

Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School is a free public charter school in Manhattan's CSD 3 that provides students with the foundation to successfully pursue advanced studies and achieve continued personal growth as global citizens. We have 2-3 teachers in each class. We offer a nurturing, rigorous curriculum featuring intensive instruction in the Modern Hebrew language. Our social studies curriculum explores Israeli history and culture and Harlem’s history as a focal point of migration and immigration. Like all public schools we are non-sectarian and do not teach religion. All are welcome!

HINES, JENNIFER
Email jennifermezzo@aol.com

Jennifer Hines holds three degrees from The Juilliard School and is a soloist with the Metropolitan Opera as well as many other operas in the U.S. and abroad. She loves teaching children of all ages. She started voice and piano lessons at age 5 and feels that starting at a young age is beneficial to learning and understanding healthy technique. If bad habits are developed they can be extremely difficult to break. Music is so important. Ms. Hines loves to be a tiny part of bringing music into the lives of all children.

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

Hudson River Park, in partnership with The New York Hall Of Science, presents submerge–a free, day-long science extravaganza to celebrate local marine science and to raise awareness about our coastal waters. Enjoy hands-on science activities, catch-and-release fishing, science stage events, and kayaking. Interactive demonstrations will bring marine science and engineering topics to life, inspiring audiences of all ages. Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11am-4pm at Pier 26 (cross at N. Moore Street).

IKEN SCIENCE ACADEMY
351 E. 74th St., New York
914-476-3876
Email admin@ikenscienceacademy.com

Exciting things are happening at Iken Academy, home to enrichment workshops for children 2½-5 years, full-day STEM program, after-school programming for school-age children, with pick-up from local public and private schools within walking distance, summer camp, and birthday parties! Come visit our state-of-the-art, beautiful facility on the Upper East Side. We are currently accepting registration for all programs. In September the Iken Stem Science Academy Nursery School will open in Jericho, Long Island offering Mommy and Me classes and a full-day or half-day nursery school following in the tradition of the Manhattan location.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL
419 E. 13th St.,
212-475-2590
Email info@immaculateconceptionschoolnyc.org

Immaculate Conception School is dedicated to achieving excellence in learning from our Two-Year-Old Program through eighth grade. Through high standards and a whole-child development approach, Immaculate Conception provides a safe and inspiring environment. Children are constantly engaged and teachers work closely with families to ensure the success of our lifelong learners. We also offer after-school activities until 6pm to accommodate busy families. Call us today to schedule your tour, 212-475-2590.

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!

KUMON MATH AND READING CENTERS
1-800-ABC-MATH (222-6284)
Email manhattan@kumon.com

Kumon is a structured, proven self-learning program that gives your child the critical thinking skills and mindset to learn new materials independently. The key to Kumon programs is the individualized instruction, carefully planned by an instructor. Regardless of academic level, your child will progress through the individualized instruction at his or her own pace–advancing step by logical step. Kumon’s disciplined, worksheet approach to learning advances your child’s abilities in the classroom and throughout life.

LA ESCUELITA
302 West 91st St., Manhattan
212-877-1100
Email info@laescuelitanyc.org

Play, Learn,…Hablar! La Escuelita’s after-school programs are open to children with previous exposure to Spanish in grades K-third. All programs are conducted 100 percent in Spanish. Fence with New Amsterdam Fencing on Mondays. Learn Capoeira, a Brazilian self-defense practice that incorporates live music and dance, with ABADÁ Capoeira Bronx on Tuesdays. Dance on Wednesdays, and receive Spanish Tutoring on Thursdays. Programs run from 3:20-5pm; the first 40 minutes is reserved for free play or homework. Visit laescuelitanyc.org for more information and to register.

LICEXCHANGE - THE NO-LIP-SERVICE LICE SERVICE
917-657-0249
Email debrarosen@licexchange.com

LiceXchange treats head lice exclusively in the privacy of your home-as inexpensively as possible. Experienced, conscientious, and kind staff will put your children at ease-applying all the tools of the trade-without the use of pesticides! We stand by all our work, as long as "active" cases with lice follow our protocol. Founder Debra L. Rosen, has been successfully caring for schools and camps throughout the tri-state region for more than 15 years, stressing "prevention" over treatment. LiceXchange, “Where an age-old problem gets the Royal Treatment."

LITTLE GYM (THE)
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-0072
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 offering gymnastics 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.

MANDELL SCHOOL (THE)
775 Columbus Ave., New York
212-222-2925
Preschool-Eighth grade
775 Columbus Ave.
212-222-2925

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 Preschool, established in 1939, serves children ages 2-5. We nurture and engage our children through inquiry, exploration, and social emotional development, enabling them to become curious and joyous lifelong learners. Our exceptional faculty teaches with an awareness of the individuality of each child, incorporating collaboration, integrated curricular themes, project-based and hands-on experiential learning, with an emphasis on the whole child. Our warm environment, small classes, and close community foster our children’s ability to take risks, explore new concepts, and discover the joy of mastery.

MONTCLARE SCHOOL
747 Amsterdam Ave., New York
212-865-4020
Email info@montclareschool.org

Nestled in a landmark building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Montclare Children’s School’s community plays a vital role in our school and in our children’s lives. Montclare’s dedicated, nurturing early childhood educators support our enriched, balanced curriculum and teacher-guided approach, promoting the highest levels of cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Enrichment includes our art studio, library, two gyms, climbing wall, Imagination Playground blocks, rooftop playspace, gymnastics, yoga, music, movement and PE. Preschool programs are available for children ages 2-5, and our Toddler Program for ages 12-24 months.

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.

NEW YORK BILINGUAL
Language community off-site classes: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens,
347-523-2784
Email info@newyorkbilingual.com

"French, Spanish, and ESL, bilingual education is a lifestyle; speaking a new language is a life skill." We offer home private classes, one-three students, morning or after-school classes, for beginners to advanced students of any age. New York Bilingual will bring the love of languages into your children's lives and yours! Benefits: unlock your child's potential, improve homework and study discipline, inspire creative learning in speaking a new language, create balance and well-being for your child with support, caring, and playful times during classes.

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (THE)
4 E. 90th St., New York
212-641-0260
Email info@nyis.org

The New York International School offers a world-class education for American and international families, from pre-nursery through eighth grade. Our program offers a challenging curriculum with an international perspective, the highest academic standards with a focus on attaining excellence in English, math, and science, and a dual-language immersion program in either Spanish or Mandarin.

NEW YORK PERFORMERS ACADEMY
1384 Broadway St. 17th Floor ,
800-488-3878
Email info@nycperformersacademy.com

The New York Performers Academy is an innovative approach to private school education in the 21st century. Attend school like kids and teens from popular TV series and motion pictures. Students and parents in need of flexible schedules, one-on-one academic tutoring, and AP and replacement classes will find them available at our exclusive middle and high school academy. Programs available for home-schoolers and students on independent study. Open enrollment throughout the year. Specializing in performing arts extracurriculars. Scholarships available for gifted students who apply now. Call 800-488-3878 or visit nycperformersacademy.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 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.

OUTCOMESNY
917-697-8246
Email info@outcomesny.com.

Regina Lombardi, M.Ed. is the director of OutcomesNY, a premiere education company. Regina has over a decade of teaching and tutoring experience. Trained in Orton Gillingham methodologies, Regina is committed to helping children with school-based skills to not only be successful, but to feel successful. OutcomesNY offers customized instruction to meet your child’s needs and goals. OutcomesNY offers help at home for children and is based in Manhattan and the Hamptons. Call or email today to schedule an appointment 917-697-8246, info@outcomesny.com. Visit us on the web at outcomesny.com.

PARK EAST DAY SCHOOL
164 E. 68th St., New York
212-737-1196

A 40-year tradition of excellence in Jewish Day School education, combining the principles of Derech Eretz with rigorous, innovative, award-winning Judaic and general studies curricula. Our synagogue is a part of our children’s daily lives as we incorporate traditional Jewish teachings while welcoming Jewish students of all backgrounds.

PINE STREET SCHOOL
25 Pine St.
212-235-2325
pinestreetschool.com
admissions@greenivy.com 

For kids who want to make their mark! At New York City’s only Spanish and Mandarin immersion preschool-fifth grade IB World School, even the youngest students make amazing experiences happen every day. Part of a 5,000-school strong world class network, Pine Street School in FiDi inspires critical thinking and creative discovery to nurture academic resilience in young problem-solvers with a passion for doing big things. Students develop the knowledge, leadership skills, and character-building behaviors that will shape the next generation of global thinkers and change makers. 

PRESCHOOL OF AMERICA
Manhattan:

2109 Broadway at 73rd Street
212-877-1388
101 West End Ave. at 64th Street
212-362-0135
25 Tudor City Place at 41st Street
212-681-4671
1190 Park Ave. at 93rd Street
212-410-1100
1501 Lexington Ave. at 97th Street
212-987-3700
345 W. 42nd St. at 8th Avenue
212-262-4545
600 6th Ave. at 18th Street
212-255-6911
39 Eldridge St. at Canal Street
212-925-0998
25 Market St. at Henry Street
212-577-2710
46 Market St. at Madison Street
212-346-9868
2 South End Ave. at W. Thames
212-786-1688

Brooklyn:
382 Baltic St., Cobble Hill
718-855-2889
859 60th St., Bay Ridge
718-686-8335

Queens:
112-33 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills
718-261-2522
63-47 Booth St., Rego Park
718-896-8108
42-31 Colden St., Flushing
718-762-1232
133-32 41st Road, Flushing
718-939-8805
83-04 Broadway, Elmhurst
718-507-1687
83-38 Cornish Ave., Elmhurst
718-458-9656
186-01 73 Ave., Fresh Meadows
718-380-2066
194-15 73rd Ave., Fresh Meadows
718-264-6101

Preschool of America provides an exciting and safe learning environment for infants, toddlers, and preschool age children. We value the multicultural and diverse neighborhoods we serve. With hands-on experiences and manipulatives, our students are learning social skills as they interact, and cognitive skills as they problem-solve. Our playgrounds and gyms allow an abundance of gross motor opportunities. Nutritious meals are provided daily for the growth of the body and mind. We are learning every day and having fun every minute.

SAY: CONFIDENT VOICES
55 W. 39th St. (winter office) , New York
828-393-4244
No address in header in summer (camp in NC)

Email info@say.org

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young offers Confident Voices, the after-school and weekend program that helps young people who stutter (ages 8-18) develop communication skills and self-confidence. Various sessions are offered during this year-round program, which utilizes a diverse range of creative themes, including storytelling, playwriting, songwriting, and more-with no pressure to perform. Youths collaborate in cohesive groups and are mentored by professional actors, producers, artists, and staff. This unique approach helps young people build important skills that help them succeed in their everyday lives.

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.

ST. LUKE'S SCHOOL
487 Hudson St., New York
212-924-5960
Email sharriot@stlukeschool.org

St. Luke’s School is a small, independent, coeducational day school located on a two-acre landmark block in the West Village. It offers a balanced, yet challenging junior kindergarten through eighth grade curriculum that serves students of all faiths in preparation for rigorous high school placement. Its small size fosters a feeling of family—a supportive climate of trust and understanding, communicating values and building community where children learn to use their gifts in ways that help others.

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 fun and immediately gratifying for students of all ages. We offer Baby & Me, Preschool Prep, as well as drop-off private and group children's classes for ages 2-13. Come to a trial class and see why hundreds of private and public schools are now using our brilliant QTALK Method! See our website for videos, class schedule, and online registration.

TWIN PARKS MONTESSORI SCHOOLS: PARK WEST MONTESSORI SCHOOL
435 Central Park West, New York
212-678-6072
Riverside Montessori School
202 Riverside Drive
212-665-1600
admissions@twinparks.org

Central Park Montessori
1 West 91st St.
212-595-2000
enroll@twinparks.org

Park West
435 Central Park West
212-678-6072
pwadmissions@twinparks.org

Email pwadmissions@twinparks.org

One School. Three Campuses. Twin Parks Montessori Schools are accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Middle States Commission on Elementary Education, are members of NYSAIS, the Parents League, and ISAAGNY, and are affiliate schools of Columbia University. Twin Parks Montessori Schools, with the glorious backyards of Central Park and Riverside Park, provide nurturing, child-centered settings for children ages 3 months-6 years. The schools are committed to building and fostering a community of lifelong learners using proven Montessori methodology, which has been successful for the past 100 years.

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

The Early Childhood Center located on the Lower East Side is an Early Learn NYC Program serving Head Start and Child Care eligible children, ages 3-5, for preschool and UPK. The program runs all year from 8am-6pm.

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

Learn to code this fall! Upperline School of Code is running beginner and intermediate weekend classes for high school students in New York City. Students build their own web and mobile applications using real world tools and professional programming languages. Start your coding journey today with our amazing teachers, and fun, interactive classes.

WETHERBY–PEMBRIDGE SCHOOL
212-328-9529
Email enquiries@alphaplusgroup.com

Wetherby–Pembridge School opens in New York, September 2017, on the Upper East Side, next to Central Park on East 96th Street. It will bring to New York the rich traditions and academic excellence at the heart of its thriving UK schools. Wetherby-Pembridge School will offer a bespoke curriculum model combining the rigorous British National Curriculum with New York's progressive student-centered teaching approach. Our vision is to awaken curiosity, cultivate high standards, celebrate successes, and encourage children to continually question and create in the world around them.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WCS) ZOOS AND AQUARIUM
Call our education "one stop" shopping number for all parks: 1-800-433-4149.
The Bronx Zoo: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Central Park Zoo: 830 Fifth Ave., Manhattan
Queens Zoo: 53-51 111th St., Queens
Prospect Park Zoo: 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn

Looking for something fun for your child to do on school holidays? Encourage them to learn about animals and science at one of New York City’s Zoos or Aquarium on their days off! The Wildlife Conservation Society is excited to offer school break camps at the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium! Topics and dates vary across the facilities, so please call 800-433-4149 or visit wcs.org/educators for more information!