Back To School Guide for Manhattan

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UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2015: 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.


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ALL ABOUT KIDS
3140B E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10461, New York
718-239-4147
255 Executive Drive, LL 108, Plainview, NY
516-576-2040
175 Remsen St., Suite 750, Brooklyn, NY
718-522-7300
37-11 35th Ave., Suite 3C, Astoria, NY
718-706-7500
145 Huguenot St., Suite 404, New Rochelle, NY
914-251-0905
150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite 401
Hauppauge, NY
Email anne.worth@allaboutkidsny.com

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

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 (AMC) is now offering after school care at all of our eco-friendly locations throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Your child will be fed healthy kosher snacks, participate in enriching, educational activities and play, and cared for by our highly experienced and caring staff. You may pick up your child as late as 7pm. Our Ridge St. Lower Manhattan center offers DropZone services for hourly care. For more information, please contact AMC at: info@allmychildrendaycare.com or call: 212-466-6262.

ASPHALT GREEN
Upper East Side, 555 E. 90th St,
212-369-8890
Battery Park City
212 North End Ave. (at Murray Street)
212-298-2900
Asphalt Green Birthday Parties
Upper East Side
555 E. 90th St.
212-369-8890 x2085
asphaltgreen.org/parties
Battery Park City
212 North End Ave.
212-298-2900 x2993

Burn energy before homework. Fall in love with sports and fitness at Asphalt Green! There is a program for everyone in the family, Mom and Dad included. Try your hand at soccer, swimming, basketball, baseball, martial arts, Preschool PE, and more! All skill levels welcome—from beginners to competitive athletes. Our top-notch coaches and instructors at our Upper East Side and Battery Park City campuses can’t wait to meet you. Fall registration is now open! Secure your spot, and register today!

BAKSHI LAW
100 Church St., New York
646-845-7517
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.

THE BALLET CLUB
328 E. 61st St., 2nd Fl., New York
917-281-1030
Email anne@theballetclub.com

The Ballet Club is a unique program that offers professional training in a nurturing environment. It includes the Children’s Creative Dance Club Division for ages 18 months - 9 years, and the Performing Arts Pre-Professional Division for ages 7 through teens. The Ballet Club has a holistic approach to training, with an emphasis on healthy training for both the body and the mind. Classes in the Performing Arts Pre-Professional Division incorporate classical technique with a modern approach, and emphasize technique, creativity, choreography, and performance.

BLUE MAN GROUP
Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette St., NoHo
800-BLUEMAN (258-3626)

Blue Man Group is not just a show, it’s a state of mind. Having utterly redefined the New York theater scene, Blue Man Group continues to reinvent itself. Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. Benefits for groups include private performances, Q-and-A’s, talkbacks, easy bus drop off and pick up in front of the theater, and discounts for groups of more than 15. Call group sales at 212-260-8993.

BOOK NOOK
167 W. 81st St. (at Amsterdam Avenue), New York
212-873-BOOK (2665)
Email hello@booknooknyc.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/first grade (Wise Owls), learn and develop skills to reach milestones in areas such as social learning, language/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.

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

The British International School of New York is a private independent school for children ages 3-14. Our facility benefits from unparalleled water views, spacious classrooms, and state-of-the-art technology and resources. At BIS-NY we offer all our students a caring and inspiring academic atmosphere based in a safe and nurturing environment. BIS-NY offers a blend of the British National Curriculum with the inquiry based approach of teaching and learning as expounded by the International Baccalaureate. This combined approach develops lifelong learners who demonstrate respect, understanding and a commitment to an improved world.

CARNEGIE HALL
881 Seventh Ave., Manhattan
212-247-7800

Carnegie Hall strives to develop creativity, imagination, and musical curiosity in people of all ages by providing dynamic and captivating musical experiences for families. These concerts and interactive events include exciting, large-scale Family Concerts in the legendary Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. In the new Resnick Education Wing there’s intimate and playful Carnegie Kids concerts for children ages 3 – 6, and interactive Family Weekends where families sing, play, and create music, or kick back to hear groups that kids and grown-ups alike will love. Visit carnegiehall.org/family for a full schedule of events.

CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, NYC
212-336-6500 x6561

Chelsea Piers is a 28-acre sports village located along the Hudson River, offering the city’s most comprehensive selection of sports programming for children ages 12 months to 17 years. Chelsea Piers features state-of-the-art sports facilities for gymnastics, basketball, soccer, baseball, rock climbing, golf, ice-skating, dance, hockey, and more. Year-round programs led by outstanding coaches and instructors include after-school classes, seasonal youth leagues, summer camps, Saturday and school break holiday camps, a preschool and childcare center, action-packed birthday parties and much more. For more information, call or visit the website.

CHINA INSTITUTE
151 E. 65th St., New York
212-744-8181
100 Washington St.

China Institute advances a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, business, and art with the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community. Founded in 1926 by a group of American and Chinese educators, China Institute in America is the oldest bicultural, non-profit organization in America to focus exclusively on China. The organization promotes the appreciation of Chinese heritage, and provides the historical context for understanding contemporary China. Programs, activities, courses and seminars are offered on the visual and performing arts, culture, history, music, philosophy, language, and literature.

THE CITY CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM
15 W. 86th St., New York
212-213-1002
Sunday KidSchool, PreSchool, and Adult Ed:
SAJ, 15 W. 86th St.
Shabbat Services and programs:
St. John's Church, 81 Christopher St.(near 7th Avenue)
High Holiday Services:
Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57th St.
212-213-1002

The Sunday KidSchool, PreSchool, and Bar and Bat Mitzvah programs at The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism connect youngsters to their Jewish heritage from a secular, cultural perspective. Two Sundays a month, tots to teens explore Jewish history, traditions, holidays, ethics, stories, music, and art. The age-appropriate curriculum is engaging and thoughtful. The highly regarded Bar and Bat Mitzvah program includes classes and individual mentoring. Open House information sessions: Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7pm, and Sunday Sept. 20 at 1:30pm, 15 West 86th St. Class visitation Sept. 20 at 2:45pm. Learn more at citycongregation.org.

CONGREGATION HABONIM
103 West End Ave., New York
212-787-5347
Email kaitman@habonim.net

Congregation Habonim, led by Rabbi Joshua Katzan and Cantor Halev, is a diverse, traditional egalitarian synagogue on the Upper West Side. We provide multiple opportunities for community and spiritual growth. We welcome all, regardless of religious background, sexual orientation, or observance level, to participate with us. We offer a vibrant Nursery School, an enriching Religious School, an engaging teen program, a full array of Adult Education courses, and many meaningful ways to experience the richness of Jewish life together. Join us!

CRAVE.IT
545 Sixth Ave., New York
212-255-4048
Email silvia@craveitnyc.com

Baking classes for kids 5-12, are held Saturdays from 10-11:30am. Kids spend time in our lab making gelato, frozen treats, and desserts. Themes change weekly according to season/special holidays. They also spend time in the back room with our entertainment system (karaoke, video games etc.) while the desserts are getting ready for decoration. At the end of the class they go home with the treats they make. Crave.It also hosts birthday parties for children. Parties last two hours, offer gelato making and baking, beverages , and mini pizzas, calzones, and gelato.

DWIGHT SCHOOL
291 Central Park West, New York
212-724-6360
Dwight Summer Camp
The Dwight School Athletic Center
2116 First Ave.
917-551-6430
Email admissions@dwight.edu

Founded in 1872, Dwight School is dedicated to igniting the “spark of genius” in every child. A Dwight education rests on three pillars: personalized learning, community, and global vision. Dwight is the first school in the Americas to offer all four International Baccalaureate programs for students from preschool-grade 12. A 40,000-square-foot Athletic Center features an indoor pool, gym, and roof-top tennis courts. Graduates attend some of the finest colleges and universities, including Harvard, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Oxford. Learn more and register for an open house at dwight.edu/admissions.

EAST VILLAGE DANCE PROJECT
55 Avenue C , New York
212-982-5751
Email eastvillagedanceproject@gmail.com

EAST VILLAGE DANCE PROJECT (EVDP), based in New York City, was founded in 1997 as a dance education program for youth age 4-adult, under the artistic direction of Martha Tornay. EVDP offers classes in ballet, pointe, and modern. The program has been recognized for its innovative approach to dance education, and for offering pre-professional classes to all, regardless of social or economic situation. EVDP students perform annually at La MaMa Theater in The Shell-Shocked Nut (our East Village Nutcracker) and at the full program end of year concert.

EBL COACHING
17 E. 89th St., Suite 1D, New York
212-249-0147

EBL Coaching specializes in one-on-one home tutoring for students in grades preK-12 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

EINY is the independent, international French-American school located in Gramercy. Across its three-location campus around Madison Square Park, EINY offers an academic bilingual program in French and English across Pre-school, Elementary and Middle School, along with Mandarin and Spanish programs.EINY is fully accredited by the French Ministry of Education and affiliated with the Mission Laïque Française, the American network of 25 French international schools. Certified from the French and American systems, teachers instill the rigor of the French curriculum and the American emphasis on independent thinking.

ELLEN ROBBINS DANCE
3 Locations: Soho, Chelsea, and PMT Studio at 14th Street and 6th 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.

EMPIRE TAE KWON DO
271 West 23rd Street, 2nd Fl, New York
212-645-6611
Email empiretkd@gmail.com

Our Tae Kwon Do is a school based in Chelsea (Empire TKD,) and Mid West (Top Kick), that provides martial art classes for all ages (3 and up). Our philosophy is to develop self confidence through kicking and punching exercises. Our students learn about physical and mental discipline; to be active and have fun, while learning to be positive and respectful to one another.

EVOLVED EDUCATION COMPANY
917-388-3862
Email mary.miele@gmail.com

The Evolved Education Company offers full service tutoring support to students K-12 this fall! Utilizing its whole child approach, EEC tutors invest in the overall well being of each student and family. Rising sixth through tenth grade students can attend The Back-to-School Workshop on Saturday, September 12 from 5-7pm. Everything from time management and organization, to test taking tips, to home-school-self connection will be addressed. Parents can also get ready for school by reading EEC’s Seven Part Series: Get Ready for Back-to-School. Visit evolveded.com to learn more!

 

THE FASHION CLASS
21 W. 39th Street, Manhattan
646-329-6663
Email kerri@thefashionclass.com

Kids and teens learn to sew in our creative after school and weekend classes! Using real sewing machines students create their own wearable clothing and model it all in a fashion show at the end of the semester. Fall 2015 classes run for 12 weeks with different class options available; fashion design, handbag sewing, shoe design, and more! Children ages 6-12 and teens 13-17 can join sewing classes this September through December in our fabulously pink Midtown studio and learn from teachers who work in the fashion industry!

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 Healthy Snacks. After school enrichment programming and a summer camp are available for 4s students. FPCNS has large airy classrooms, a roof top playground, and indoor play space.

GREENWICH HOUSE
27 Barrow St., New York

Greenwich House is a place where creativity is celebrated. Our After-School program transforms arts education by offering quality, affordable programming that encourages creativity and builds self-esteem. An important contributor to the arts scene in New York for over 100 years, Greenwich House continues to thrive because it provides burgeoning young artists, creatives, and explorers a supportive environment to learn and shape their craft, or the chance to develop a new one. The majority of classes are arts based, but no prior experience is required, only an interest to learn!

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

Hudson River Park’s Environmental Education Programs Explore and learn in Hudson River Park! We host low-cost environmental education programming for school groups, using the Hudson River waterfront as our classroom. Students K-12 are invited to join us for engaging field trips; including fishing, nature walks, and more. Programs allow students to interact with the River and Park through enriching and fun activities that will inspire the scientist within each of your students! To learn more about programs and other events visit hudsonriverpark.org.

INCARNATION SCHOOL
570 West 175th St., New York
212 795 1030
Email pcronin@incarnationnyc.org

As we have done for more than 100 years, Incarnation School opens its doors for the new school year and eagerly welcomes our students and their families with a sense of new beginnings. We will continue building a bridge to the future academically and socially for the Incarnation family within the context of strong Christian values and Catholic tradition. As we enter the new year, we are pleased to welcome our new principal, Mr. Nick Green, formerly of Memphis Catholic Middle & High School, Memphis, Tennessee.

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 34 years! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (up to 12 years), there is something for everyone. They offer parent/child gym classes, gymnastics (ages 3 to 12 years), Ninja Challenge, preschool alternative, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, Music for Aardvarks, Baby Fingers, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties!

THE KID'S KORNER PRESCHOOL
247 W. 24th St.,
212-229-9340
Email kidskornernyc@gmail.com

Chelsea's best-kept secret, The Kid's Korner Preschool, is a NAEYC-accredited preschool and nursery school, whose intimate, small classrooms are designed to provide a sense of warmth and acceptance for children. A backyard brings the country to the city; "paved" with fake grass so that children can take off their shoes, lie down, and look at the clouds. The calm, quiet space is decorated with birds, butterflies, and sunflowers. Accepting applications for 2015/2016 school year. October tour dates October 20 and 22. By appointment only.

KIDS AT ART CHILDREN'S ART STUDIO & GALLERY
1412 Second Ave. (bet. 73rd & 74th Streets), New York
212-410-9780
Email wendy@kidsatartnyc.com

Kids at Art is the premiere art studio of its kind in NYC. Uniquely equipped, it provides a perfect environment for its nurturing, non-competitive art programs. Age-appropriate classes and projects for ages 2 through adult focus on the basics of visual arts. Small classes assure that each child receives individual attention and that his or her imagination and creativity are fully stimulated. Kids at Art also hosts the most fabulous karaoke and arty parties in NYC!

KIDS IN SPORTS
1420 Second Ave. (at East 74th Street), New York
212-744-4900
Email info@kisnyc.com

Kids In Sports is a specialized sports program for children ages 12 months - 12 years old. Kids In Sports’ mission is to teach children the fundamentals of sports in an organized, safe, fun, friendly and supportive environment. Children participate in multi-sport and sport-specific classes focusing on baseball, basketball, flag football, floor hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball. Kids In Sports also offers Pre-School Alternative and After-School programs in addition to hosting camps and birthday parties throughout the year. The fall season starts on September 9. Register online at kidsinsports.com or by calling 212-744-4900.

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

Play, Learn,…Hablar! La Escuelita’s Afterschool programs are open to children with previous exposure to Spanish in grades K-3. All programs are conducted 100% in Spanish. Crochet with Erica on Mondays. Learn Capoeira, a Brazilian self-defense practice that incorporates live music and dance with ABADÁ Capoeira Bronx on Tuesdays. Master chess with 3x Ecuadorian champion Raul Marquez on Wednesdays. Fence with Julio Benjamin from New Amsterdam Fencing on Thursdays. Programs run from 2:30-5pm; the first hour is reserved for free play or homework. Visit laescuelitanyc.org for more information and to register.

THE LITTLE GYM - NEW YORK
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets), New York
212-799-1225
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side
212-799-1225 
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
Upper East Side
212-787-1124
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-0072
28 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, NJ
201-445-4444

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.

LORI BELILOVE & THE ISADORA DUNCAN DANCE COMPANY
141 W 26th St, New York
212-691-5040
Email tina@isadoraduncan.org

The beauty, grace, and athleticism of the Duncan technique builds strength, musicality, and freedom of movement. Within the Duncan aesthetic, children breathe through floor exercises followed by skips, runs, leaps, and tosses - all to great classical music. Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company offers fall semester classes Saturday afternoons for young dancers ages 4-6, 7-10, and teens 11-14. Classes begin September 12 with Open House and tunic making in Chelsea. Includes Greek mythology, story telling, and nature imagery. Registration open now! 212-691-5040; isadoraduncan.org.

MABEL'S LABELS
1-866-30-MABEL (62235)
Email mae.savage@parenthood.com

Mabel’s Labels are cute, durable, waterproof labels designed especially for all your little one’s little things! Perfect for bottles, sippy cups, clothes, toys, and even special loveys. Our labels ensure your things won’t get lost at daycare, playdates, and everywhere else you go. Plus, they’re great for avoiding those germy mix-ups! Whether you need them for yourself, or are looking for an ideal baby shower gift – Mabel’s Labels has the solution for your needs. Shop online now at mabelslabels.com.

THE MANDELL SCHOOL
795 Columbus Avenue, New York
212-222-2925
Pre School-8th grade
K-8th grade:
795 Columbus Ave.
212-222-2925
Summer at Mandell
795 Columbus
New York, NY 10025
Pre Schools:
Upper West Side
775 Columbus Ave.
212-222-2925
Lincoln Square
150 Amsterdam Ave.
212-580-4500
West Village
160 Christopher St.
917-512-2500
Email meghan.losche@mandell.org

The Mandell School, is a co-educational, independent school serving students in preschool through eighth grade. Founded in 1939, we are committed to providing a challenging and supportive educational environment through an integrated curriculum, a dedicated faculty, and innovative facilities. The curriculum is well balanced, and our faculty set high standards for students’ performance in a nurturing environment suited to a range of learning styles. We believe it is our responsibility to ensure that our children’s educational environment accurately reflects the diversity of the world in which we live.

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

Providing an enriched early childhood preschool program, Montclare Children’s School has a mission to foster positive growth and the well-being of the whole child. Since 2000, our school has helped young children's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth in a unique and nurturing environment.

MUSIC TOGETHER
Various locations: find the location near you

While the big kids head back to school, have some family-style, music-makin' fun with your little ones. Once a week for 10 weeks, you’ll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler in a play-based, developmentally appropriate musical environment. Some centers even offer classes for the big kids! Founded in 1987, Music Together is a research-based program. Each family receives a CD or download set and songbook to continue the fun at home with the rest of the family. Find a location near you in Brooklyn or Manhattan: musictogether.com/nyc.

THE NEW VICTORY® THEATER
209 W. 42nd St. (just west of Broadway), New York
646-223-3010

The only performing arts venue in Times Square completely devoted to kids, The New Victory is New York City's premier destination for family entertainment. With shows for all ages (even babies!), the New Vic presents a full season of adventurous multi-disciplinary works from around the globe and close to home, including plays, musicals, circus, dance, opera, and puppetry. If you arrive early to the theater, take advantage of the fun, free activities inspired by the show on stage. Full price tickets start at $15, which makes a trip to The New Victory Theater fun and affordable for the whole family.

NEW YORK CHILDREN'S OPERA STUDIO
330 7th Ave, New York
845-596-5226
Email martina@newyorkchildrensoperastudio.com

At New York Children's Opera Studio, we are looking for creative and musical children, eager to begin a lifelong journey into the magical world of Opera. While this class is not a singing class, students will be introduced to the world of classical music and theater through tangible exercises in interpretive listening, age-appropriate Italian and German language instruction, imaginative story building and creative-movement games. Your child will never forget this one-of-a-kind cultural opportunity and will carry this invaluable education into adulthood. Sign-up today!

THE PARENTS LEAGUE OF NEW YORK
115 E. 82nd St., New York
212-737-7385
Email info@parentsleague.org

Call the Parents League for admissions advice! Parents League School Advisors are available to consult with members privately regarding independent schools including preschools, kindergarten, lower, middle, upper grades, boarding schools, and special needs schools. The Advisors have over 125 years of experience as administrators, admission directors, teachers, and board members at independent schools. Parents League has a unique and close working relationship with over 300 day and boarding schools, enabling us to provide families with up to date information about schools and admissions policies.

ROBOFUN
2672 Broadway and Pine Street School in Lower Manhattan, New York
212-245-0444
Email naima@vemny.org

Registration is now open for fall 2015 After School and Weekend programs at Robofun! Through our STEM programming, your junior engineer will build and design their own LEGO® robots (Grades K-6), code their own video games (Grades 1-6), and direct and animate their own stop motion animation films, (Grades 3-6). Classes begin the week of September 14! Register at robofun.org.

SACHS CENTER
235 West 76th Street #1B, New York
646-807-8900
Email George.sachs@sachscenter.com

Do you have a child with social skills problems? Do they have difficulty making and keeping friends? The Sachs Center on Manhattan's Upper West Side specializes in treating social skill deficits in children with ADHD and Aspergers. Call us at 646-807-8900 to learn about our Drsgon Master! social skills groups for children and teens. New groups forming this fall.

THE SCHOOL AT STEPS
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 in a dance studio through their preprofessional 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.

SCHOOL YEAR ABROAD
978-725-6828 ext.117
Email kmartel@sya.org

Are you ready to reach beyond the classroom, the country, and even the normal limits of life? School Year Abroad is your chance to make this great big world your own. Spend your junior or senior year of high school in Italy, Spain, France or China. Immerse yourself in a culture and become conversant in a language while living with a local family. SYA alumni bring an increased understanding of the world to the top colleges they attend—and the lives they go on to lead. Start that life today at sya.org.

SHAOLIN KUNG FU TRAINING CENTER
109 W 27th St., New York
212-242-7308

Shaolin Kung-fu training center has created a no-contract, month-to-month, Teen and Youth program. Kung-fu, a high energy martial art, teaches focus, and motivates children to always strive to do their best. In class, they work on increasing flexibility and strength, learn open-hand Shaolin forms, and as they progress, move to training with weapons. Kung-fu is more than kicking and punching, it teaches valuable lessons about hard work, perseverance, and camaraderie. During breaks, they have a chance to fellowship with other students, solidifying their peer bond and teaching valuable social skills.

SMALL WORLD CONNECT ENRICHMENT CENTER
888 Lexington Ave., New York
212-628-2700
Email info@oursmallworldconnect.com

The Language Workshop for Children is located in the heart of the Upper East Side. We specialize in language programs for children aged newborn to nine years. We are excited to announce our new preschool alternative/twos program for the fall, TwoTerrific. The program will be conducted in English with weekly language instruction, yoga, music, and art. There are 2,3, and 5 day a week offerings. The Language Workshop for Children also offers classes in French, Chinese, Spanish, and Italian, and Kids' MusicRound for parent-and-child music classes.

THE SCHOOL AT PERIDANCE
126 E. 13th St., New York
212-505-0886

The School at Peridance with its renowned PeriChild Program was established in 1983 and has been recognized as a pioneer in dance education within the New York Dance Community. Offering classes and training for students ranging from 18 months to 18 years, The School at Peridance features a progressive interdisciplinary approach to dance training, emphasizing a thorough understanding of various dance techniques, while promoting self-expression and creativity. Peridance’s Pre-Professional Training Program (7½–16 years) and Youth Ensemble (15–17 years) offer accelerated training for young, aspiring artists.

TWIN PARKS MONTESSORI SCHOOLS
Twin Parks Montessori Schools
Central Park Montessori School
1 W. 91st St.
212-595-2000
Park West Montessori
435 Central Park West
212-678-6072
Riverside Montessori School
202 Riverside Drive
212-665-1600
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.

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