Long Island Schools and Education Guide

Long Island Schools and Education Guide

April 6, 2017   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED April 2017: Find preschools, private or public schools, after-school education programs and classes for kids in Nassau County on Long Island, including in Oyster Bay, Glen Cove, Long Beach, and North Hempstead, and Suffolk County on Long Island, including Babylon, Islip, Huntington, and Smithtown.

Academic Enrichment & Educational Services

YMCA OF LONG ISLAND
855-2YMCALI (962254)
Locations: Bay Shore, East Hampton, Glen Cove, Holtsville, Huntington, and Patchogue


YMCA of Long Island works daily to improve lives through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Each year, we serve more than 65,000 people island-wide of all ages and backgrounds. Our locations in Bay Shore, East Hampton, Glen Cove, Huntington, Holtsville, and Patchogue provide programs and services for youth, teens, adults, and seniors including state-of-the-art fitness centers, group exercise classes, youth and teen programs, pristine pools, family activities, preschool, before- and after-school programs, and summer day camp for children ages 3-15 of all interests!

EYE LEVEL LEARNING CENTER-WILLISTON PARK
61 Hillside Ave., Williston Park

Eye Level is a supplemental education program with a curriculum that is tailored to meet the needs of each individual student. We are the leading provider in supplemental education in the areas of math, reading, and writing. We enable students to realize their potential by bringing our instructional materials to the eye-level of your child and teaching them important skills that they can take with them into their scholastic future and beyond. Call to schedule your free diagnostic placement test! 514-747-7700.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTERS (LI)
656 Sunrise Highway, Baldwin
516-867-4041
607 E. Main St., Bay Shore
631-968-5100
79-81 Westbury Ave., Carle Place
516-747-5600
Elwood Shopping Center
1928B Jericho Turnpike, East Northport
631-462-8900
Phillips Plaza
639 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook
516-568-1900
1506 Northern Blvd., Manhasset
516-365-4455
South Gate Shopping Center
49-34 Merrick Road, Massapequa Park
516-799-9500
Gateway Plaza
499-5 Sunrise Highway, Patchogue
631-289-4900
443 South Oyster Bay Road, Suite B, 2nd floor
Plainview
516-681-0400
Smithtown Shopping Center
8 Miller Place, Smithtown
631-360-0422


Huntington Learning Center’s tips for parents at mid-year report card time: The new year is upon us, which means it’s time for mid-year report cards, which can stir up stress for children struggling with school. Huntington Learning Center reminds parents that the mid-year report card should be used as a tool to identify issues and seek help to address them during the remainder of the school year. Since 1977, Huntington has helped students develop the skills, confidence, and motivation they need to succeed. Call 1-800-CAN-LEARN (226-5327) or visit huntingtonhelps.com for more information.

JEI LEARNING CENTERS (NASSAU)
Herricks-Williston Park
516-742-5534
Hicksville-Jericho
917-815-0977
Merrick-Bellmore
516-308-4705


JEI Learning Centers have helped children achieve academic success around the world since 1977. We offer a variety of academic enrichment and tutoring programs for children in pre-K through ninth grade, including math, problem solving, English, reading, and writing. Our program is designed to elevate each student’s abilities to the next level and beyond. JEI’s scientific diagnostic system pinpoints the missing links in learning and prescribes individual study programs based on specific needs. Our curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards. Call us for more information.

LIU POST CENTER FOR GIFTED YOUTH
LIU Post, Brookville
516-299-2160
Email vera.savino@LIU.EDU

The Long Island University program for gifted children was established in 1979 in response to the increasing recognition of society’s special responsibilities for children with demonstrably superior intellectual ability. The Long Island University Center for Gifted Youth brings together two important elements of education for the gifted: extraordinary teachers recruited from leading high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools in the metropolitan area and university-level facilities. These two factors, combined with an administrative and psychological team schooled in the needs of gifted children, give the program at LIU Post unique strengths in producing positive benefits for young people admitted to the program.

MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
1759 Grand Ave., Baldwin
516-544-2525
414 Central Ave., Cedarhurst
516-569-1500
11 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
516-482-MATH (6284)
661 Old Country Road, Plainview
516-881-7997
1003 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park 516-616-MATH (6284)
217A Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights 516-484-MATH (6284)


Mathnasium Learning Centers, the nation’s leading math-only learning center franchise with centers throughout Nassau County, specializes in teaching kids of all ages math in a way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math. Our experienced math tutors utilize our proprietary teaching materials and techniques, The Mathnasium Method™, to deliver a customized learning plan designed to address each student's needs. Our instructional approach goes beyond traditional math tutoring to develop understanding and build a love for math.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF LONG ISLAND
90 Community Reformed Church P.O. Box 119, Manhasset
516-627-7052
Email miligirls@aol.com

Now in our 27th year, Music Institute of Long Island voted No. 1 "Best Music School On The North Shore 2016.” Programs include violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, voice, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and tuba. Instructions in traditional and Suzuki methods for ages 3-99, beginner-advanced. MILI offers: Chamber Music, Theory, Sight Reading, NYSSMA, and College Audition Preparation. Performances eight times annually at Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, and for charities. First prize music competition winners, soloists with orchestras. MILI-"Educating the Next Generation of Great Musicians." Outstanding faculty. Spring semester begins Feb. 8, 2017.

NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE
47-01 111th St. (7 Train to 111th St.), Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
718-699-0005

New York Hall of Science is science at play. A hands-on science center with more than 450 interactive exhibits and play spaces, NYSCI also features Rocket Park Mini Golf, New York’s largest science playground, 3D movie theater, and year-round workshops, events, and traveling exhibits. Children indulge their curiosity and nurture their creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology and play affect how we learn. For more information, please visit nysci.org. Open daily.

READING/WRITING LEARNING CLINIC AT THE JOAN AND ARNOLD SALTZMAN COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER OF HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY (THE)
131 Hofstra University,
516-463-5805

Located at Hofstra University, The Reading/Writing Learning Clinic at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center is dedicated to providing literacy support to children and youth in a safe and supportive environment. Each class–taught by New York state-certified teachers-incorporates students’ experiences with literacy in innovative ways to help them develop their strengths as readers and writers. Personalized consultations offer parents advice about how to support their child’s literacy growth. Individual or small group instruction is available. Evaluations are conducted by appointment only.

ROBOMINDTECH S.T.E.M. EDUCATION CENTER
185-10A Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-264-ROBO (7626)
Nassau:
Premier Education Center/RoboMindTech
575 Jericho Turnpike,
Jericho
718-264-7626
MPM Math Center
25 Cuttermill Road No.4
Great Neck
robomindtech@gmail.com
718-264-7626, 516-418-6102


Email robomindtech@gmail.com

Build a Lego holiday ride or play sports in the Robot Olympics! Channel your child’s creative energy into exciting projects in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) with our unique, hands-on curriculum. Home to NYC FIRST Lego League and National World Robot Olympiad Champions, RoboMindTech is an award-winning STEM education center that inspires young minds with engineering. From robotics, video game design, and coding, to Lego creative play, we offer a variety of immersive week-long summer camps and after-camp studios. Call to RSVP for our open house!

RSM RUSSIAN SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS
322 Port Washington Blvd. , Port Washington
516-551-6428
2115 Benson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 516-551-6428, brooklyn@russianschool.com


Email masha.rifkin@russianschool.com, portwashington@russianschool.com

The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) is an award-winning, after-school math enrichment program for students in grades K-12th. Our approach is based on the best practices of advanced math schools in the former Soviet Union and Europe, adapted to the U.S. educational environment for students of all abilities. We help our students to become thinkers and analysts by enabling them to understand mathematical concepts at a high level, and at an early age.

STEPS TO SOCIALIZATION
13 South Bayles Ave., Port Washington
516-767-0266

At Steps to Socialization, we understand that not all children process social information the same way. Our curriculum, designed for children through 12th grade, makes the hidden rules of daily social interactions simple and clear. Through targeted activities and role-play, your child will gain the communication skills needed to navigate the social world. Parents and caregivers are an integral part of the team. We work together to reinforce the program at home and school.

VILLAGE EAST GIFTED - ENRICHMENT CENTER FOR THE GIFTED LEARNER
Village East Gifted of Huntington 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
631-549-2313
Village East Gifted of Roslyn
216 Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights
631-549-2313


Email info@villageeastgifted.com

Village East Gifted® (VEG) is a highly rigorous, creative and engaging academic enrichment program for gifted students ages 3-16. Its curriculum includes Latin, writing, geography, global studies, world history, STEM, advanced linguistics, SAT vocabulary enrichment, public speaking, art, and creative problem solving. Gifted pre-kindergarten (ages 3-4) is offered as well as parallel classes for bright children not classified as gifted. Over 400 students have enrolled in the program, all of whom have placed in the 90th percentile or higher on national tests with IQ scores between 130 and 155.

Charter & Public Schools

LONG ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
239 Cold Spring Road, Syosset
516-622-5678

The Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) offers a free, public, half-day high school program (grades ninth-12th) for talented young artists who are passionately exploring the world of dance, drama, filmmaking, instrumental and vocal music, theater technology, musical theatre, and visual arts. We also offer the LIHSA Summer Arts Academy open to grades sixth-12th. Open house Feb. 4 from 10am–2pm. For more information contact us at 516-622-5678, mstencel@nasboces.org, or nassauboces.org/lihsa.

Preschools

ALTERNATIVES FOR CHILDREN
631-331-6400
Aquebogue, Dix Hills, East Setauket, and Southampton


Alternatives For Children’s early childhood professionals create a natural learning environment that nurtures a child’s interest and curiosity. Alternatives For Children is a licensed Child Daycare Center, Early Intervention/Preschool Special Education evaluation site, approved provider of EI/Preschool Special Education services for eligible children. Preschool special education and integrated classes, taught by NYS special education and early childhood teachers, promote a child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development through individualized instruction that will support them for the rest of their lives. An array of therapeutic services are offered by experienced and licensed therapists.

BUCKLEY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn
516-472-2702

Discover the Buckley Country Day School Early Childhood Program! Buckley Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school providing a superior elementary education to an intellectually capable and diverse student body. Buckley provides the foundation that enables our students to achieve their full potential and excel as educated, ethical, and self-confident individuals. Our graduates are well prepared for entry into, and success in, secondary schools and beyond. The Buckley Early Childhood program is comprised of our Toddler, Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten programs. Contact admissions to schedule a tour.

BUILDING BLOCKS DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL
29 Pinewood Drive, Commack
631-499-1237

Building Blocks Developmental Preschool is a NYS-approved provider of special education preschool services, serving Suffolk County for more than 31 years. All of our special education classes follow NYS Learning Standards for preschool special education. The preschool curriculum encompasses pre-literacy activities, language development, math concepts, fine and gross motor activities, and peer socialization while incorporating each child’s specific educational plan. Individual goals are targeted through a multi-model approach to encourage success. Our staff has many years of experience in early childhood special education. Half- and full-day programs available.

CAMPS 'R' US
Locations in Baldwin, Bellmore, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Syosset, Valley Stream, and West Islip, ,
516-935-CAMP (2267)
Email info@campsrus.org

Camps ‘R’ Us’ preschool campers enjoy a fun-filled first camp experience that offers a full day of enrichment for children ages 3 and 4. Our Tiny Tots Program is designed to complement the unique complexities of early childhood. Campers will acquire a greater ability to reason, plan, and remember through carefully selected activities designed to enhance their development. They begin to better understand common social conventions, as our staff initiates games based on cooperative learning experiences, where close group interaction is essential. Call now for early bird summer 2017 rates!

COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, lower level, Great Neck
516-466-8422
Email info@cmsgn.com

Countryside Montessori School was founded in 1998. We were founded with the aim of providing a high quality early childhood education based on the philosophy, methods, and techniques developed 100 years ago by educational pioneer and Nobel prize nominee Dr. Maria Montessori. Our children become responsible for their own learning and their own behavior. They learn to respect themselves and others. Everything in our school is designed to encourage and aid the child’s natural curiosity.

IKEN SCIENCE ACADEMY
351 E. 74th St., New York
917-476-1167
Email enrichmentworkshop.iken@gmail.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.

KENWAL DAY CAMP
100 Drexel Ave., Melville
631-694-3399

Our preschool program has use of the same facilities as older campers, taking into consideration the needs of younger campers and modifying their program accordingly. Counselor-to-camper ratio is 1-to-4. Preschool campers are given Red Cross instructional swim and free swim daily, with the opportunity for 1-on-1 instruction. Our preschool program maintains separate air-conditioned camp houses and playgrounds, where campers participate in arts and crafts, tumbling, mini-golf, circle games, go karts, parachute play, Junior Zip Line course, and karate, along with many sports activities tailored to meet their ability.

LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL
106 Vernon Valley Road, East Northport
631-754-4424 x224
Email admissions@ludaynorthport.org

LuDay’s preschool program serves children ages 2-5 in full- and half-day programs. Nursery classes emphasize learning through imaginative play and exploration as the means for cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth. Attention is given to the student’s continued development of language and self-expression skills. Preschool curriculum includes tools for mathematics and reading readiness, and is designed to build a solid foundation for future learning. The Kindersteps program provides an extra year of preparation for a child who has a late birthday or is not quite ready for kindergarten.

M.A.T.S.S. KID'S GYM & EARLY CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTER
2629 Grand Ave.
Bellmore
516-221-1330
171 Eileen Way
Syosset
516-496-7765


Email corporate@matsskidsgym.com

Infant, toddler, and separation classes bridge development to a comprehensive Early Childhood Education-Nursery School and Gym Program. After-school classes provide movement, gymnastics, sports, and enrichment instruction for both our on-site center and community school children, ages 7 months-12 years. Summer Camp, Holiday Mini-Camps, Weekend Birthday Party, and Friday “Kids’ Night Out” events provide a year-round place to play and celebrate! Extended day available. Full daycare (3 months and older) available at our Syosset location. Dedicated teachers and staff are N.Y.S ED., CPR- and First Aid-certified. Since 1985-A Rainbow of Programs to Play, Learn, and Grow!

POSEY SCHOOL
57 Main St., Northport
631-757-2700
Email poseyschoolofdance@gmail.com

Posey Preschool is an arts-based early education program for the artistic soul. We have created a preschool for the young intellectual to learn in a nurturing and respectful atmosphere. Children will actively engage in the creative process, participating in various roles within the arts including, but not limited to, dance, music, theater, and visual arts. We offer affordable choices between two, three or five days a week from 9am-11:30am. Our goal is to integrate early childhood education with movement, art, and self-expression in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

PRIME TIME EARLY LEARNING CENTER
270 Airport Plaza , Farmingdale
631-759-8777

Prime Time Farmingdale offers an extensive pre-K program that prepares your child for their transition to school. Phonological awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and critical thinking are emerging literacy skills we work on during the pre-K year. Prime Time also offers expert childcare for infants six weeks through pre-K. Families are welcome to register for as little as 16 hours per week or for our full-time program that provides childcare during any of our hours of operation. Prime Time of Farmingdale is open Monday-Friday from 6:30 am-7pm.

ST. PATRICK YOUTH COMMUNITY
St. Patrick Church, Smithtown
631-724-1261
Email spyouth@optonline.net

The best kept secret is now available to you! St. Patrick Youth Enrichment Learning Center is available for ages 2-5, Monday–Friday, during the school year. Flexible hours, days, and reasonable rates make this program an option for all. Music, reading readiness skills, and NYS standards are just some of the reasons to join. We offer arts and crafts, circle time number concepts, and free play. Playtime with Mommy and separation classes are also available. And the best part is, you only pay for the days you attend!

Private Schools

BRIDGES ACADEMY (THE)
339 Snedecor Ave., West Islip
631-358-5035 x103
Email renee.elder@thebridgesacademy.net

The Bridges Academy is an independent private day school located centrally in West Islip, providing students from toddlers to eighth grade with academically accelerated and enriched programs. Our small class sizes coupled with our dedicated teachers ignites a student’s interest in learning. Programs include foreign languages, STEM, greenhouse, theatre, music, sports, and character development. Visit us at thebridgesacademy.net or call 631-358-5053 x103 to learn more.

BUCKLEY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
2 I.U. Willets Road, Roslyn
516-472-2702

Buckley Country Day School is an independent, coeducational day school providing a superior elementary education to an intellectually capable and diverse student body. Buckley provides the foundation that enables our students to achieve their full potential and excel as educated, ethical, and self-confident individuals. Our graduates are well prepared for secondary schools and beyond.

CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OF LONG ISLAND
128 Cherry Lane, Hicksville
516-678-5800

Long Island’s Catholic elementary schools are 43 unique and beautiful schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Academically, the expectations of each student are high and the historical performance has been exceptional. The schools are differentiated from their public counterparts by their integrated program of learning and living the Catholic faith and values. We help instill the moral values, self-respect, and study habits that go on to serve our students well as they continue their education, and for the rest of their lives.

COUNTRYSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
354 Lakeville Road, lower level, Great Neck
516-466-8422
Email info@cmsgn.com

Countryside Montessori School was founded in 1998. We were founded with the aim of providing a high quality early childhood education based on the philosophy, methods, and techniques developed 100 years ago by educational pioneer and Nobel prize nominee Dr. Maria Montessori. Our children become responsible for their own learning and their own behavior. They learn to respect themselves and others. Everything in our school is designed to encourage and aid the child’s natural curiosity.

GREEN VALE SCHOOL
250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville
516-621-2420

The Green Vale School is Long Island’s premier and largest independent elementary school. Families from over 30 school districts are drawn here by the outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, and small classes in pre-nursery through eighth grade. Our mission–instilling confidence and competence, promoting respect and responsibility, teaching a love of learning, and inspiring our students to excel, to lead, and to care has been at the heart of a Green Vale education since 1923. Come learn more about our uncommon core of excellence with an emphasis on character development.

IKEN SCIENCE ACADEMY
351 E. 74th St., New York
917-476-1167
Email enrichmentworkshop.iken@gmail.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.

LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL
106 Vernon Valley Road, East Northport
631-754-4424 x224
Email admissions@ludaynorthport.org

Long Island Lutheran Day School at St. Paul’s offers an outstanding early childhood and elementary program that combines challenging academics with a caring and nurturing faith-based environment. Classroom technology enhances and encourages innovative teaching that keeps students actively engaged in hands-on learning. Our caring and dedicated faculty and staff work to preserve a warm, family atmosphere. Faculty and staff alike share a deep commitment to the growth and success of each student. We are proud to foster children in a Christ-centered environment, helping them to become confident, lifelong learners.

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF LONG ISLAND
90 Community Reformed Church P.O. Box 119, Manhasset
516-627-7052
Email miligirls@aol.com

Now in our 26th year, Music Institute of Long Island is "New York's Premier Music School.” Programs include violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, voice, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba. Instructions in Traditional, Suzuki, and ABRSM methods for ages 3-99, beginner-advanced. MILI offers: Chamber Music, Theory, Sight Reading, NYSSMA, and college preparation. Students perform eight times annually at Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, and for charities. First prize competition winners, soloists with orchestras. Outstanding faculty. Summer private lessons-all levels, all instruments offered June-August. Fall semester begins September 12, 2016.

OUR LADY OF GRACE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
29 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset
516-365-9832
Email sister.kelly@olgmanhasset.com

Our Lady of Grace is committed to providing an atmosphere that is conducive to spiritual and educational growth. The School strives to foster and maintain an educational experience for children from nursery to third grade, inspiring them to pursue lifelong learning. The school has offered high quality education for more than 48 years and is rooted in the core values of love, spirituality, respect, community, and beauty. Our teachers recognize that children learn in different ways and accommodate all learning styles.

OUR LADY OF MERCY
520 S. Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville
516-433-7040

Our Lady of Mercy School strives in the spirit of service and love to inspire our students to grow spiritually, academically, and socially. Our goal is to enable all students to meet the challenges of the future through a strong faith-based academic program enhanced by extracurricular activities. A variety of early childhood classes, and full-day kindergarten-eighth grade programs are available. Weekday, evening, and weekend tours are available by appointment.

PORTLEDGE SCHOOL
355 Duck Pond Road , Locust Valley
516-750-3100

Portledge School is an independent, pre-nursery through 12th grade preparatory day school. The school’s coordinated sequential programs, beginning with the Reggio Emilia program in early childhood, provide a rigorous academic environment, preparing students to live responsible and productive lives. Dedicated teachers use small class size to deliver knowledge based on inquiry and inspired by a student-centered learning approach. Individual talents are nurtured through the arts, athletics, and a variety of community and travel programs that all emphasize the Portledge Pillars of passion, purpose, honor, and respect.

SAPPO SCHOOL
40 Kings Park Road , Commack
631-736-2146
Email info@sapposchool.com

Sappo School is a non-religious, private college-preparatory school. Founded more than twenty years ago, Sappo School believes in a tailored learning approach to education. Students are taught using their individual strengths and interests. Because classes have a maximum of 15 students, teachers are able to get to know students and how they learn best. Focus is on project-based learning. Students learn by doing as well as listening, reading, or watching. Real world projects allow students to develop independent thinking and problem-solving skills. Creativity is enhanced through STEM computer programing courses, visual and performing arts programs.

ST. ISIDORE SCHOOL
515 Marcy Ave., Riverhead,
631-727-1650

St. Isidore School provides educational opportunities that instruct students to have a sense of God’s love through liturgical, intellectual, and social experiences. The pre-K through eighth grade programs teach a faith-based academic curriculum with enrichment through fine arts, Spanish language education, technology instruction, and physical education. Eighth grade students take Regents exams in math and science. Our students are well prepared to succeed due to the rigorous academics and character building that takes place in our faith-filled environment. Welcome Wednesday tours are available by appointment.

VARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER
47 Humphrey Drive, Syosset
516-921-7171
Variety Child Learning Center at the Gallow School
72 Farmedge Road, Levittown
516-490-3301


Variety Child Learning Center (VCLC) operates a childcare center where “children play, learn, and grow together to become the best that they can be.” Licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services for young children ages 6 weeks to 5 years at VCLC’s Levittown site at the Gallow School, the center is open year-round, except for designated time off, from 6:45am to 7pm. Lead teachers are certified teachers. Registered nurse on premises from 8am-4pm. Email childcare@vclc.org or call 516-921-7171 for additional information.

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900

Located in Port Washington, the Vincent Smith School is a private, independent day school serving students in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens counties since 1924. The school is well known for its individualized program for students in grades first through 12th with AD/HD, and learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorders, and language (expressive or receptive) processing disorders. Emphasis is placed on academic excellence, differentiated instruction, strong home-to-school connection, and college and career counseling in small supportive classes.

Religious Schools

ALL SAINTS REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
12 Pearsall Ave. , Glen Cove
516 -676-0762

All Saints Regional Catholic School, founded in 1990, serves nursery through eighth grade students. Our mission is to educate our students within a family-centered Catholic community. We commit ourselves to Gospel values as we seek to develop our students' intellectual gifts and foster their spiritual growth. Our aim is to prepare our students to lead creative and productive lives which contribute to the growth of both God's kingdom and our nation. We offer early childhood programs, kindergarten-eighth grade, after-school activities, and before- and after-care.

CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OF LONG ISLAND
128 Cherry Lane, Hicksville
516-678-5800

Long Island’s Catholic elementary schools are 43 unique and beautiful schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Academically, the expectations of each student are high and the historical performance has been exceptional. The schools are differentiated from their public counterparts by their integrated program of learning and living the Catholic faith and values. We help instill the moral values, self-respect, and study habits that go on to serve our students well as they continue their education, and for the rest of their lives.

HOLY ANGELS REGIONAL SCHOOL
1 Division St. , Patchogue
631-475-2641
Email mconnell@holyangelsregional.org

Since 1923, Holy Angels Regional School has illuminated the hearts and minds of students through academic excellence and the values of the Catholic faith. Our mission is to provide each student the opportunity to grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically in an environment that is safe and caring. Children’s success is based on the collaboration of parents, pastors, teachers, and administration. We offer a rich curriculum with innovative special classes, after-school activities, an early childhood academic program, an advanced curriculum, and a unique campus setting. Give your children the advantage that lasts a lifetime!

HOLY TRINITY DIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOL
98 Cherry Lane, Hicksville
516-433-2900 x 151
Email jgovernale@holytrinityhs.org

Holy Trinity High School is a private, coeducational Catholic high school founded in 1966 drawing students from Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens counties. We seek to educate the whole person: mind, heart, soul, and body, and to motivate all students in the pursuit of truth and academic excellence, preparing them for future educational opportunities and service to both the church and to the world. We offer a wide range of advanced placement and college-level courses. We are also nationally recognized for our athletics, performing arts, and fine arts departments.

LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL
106 Vernon Valley Road, East Northport
631-754-4424 x224
Email admissions@ludaynorthport.org

Long Island Lutheran Day School at St. Paul’s offers an outstanding early childhood and elementary program that combines challenging academics with a caring and nurturing faith-based environment. Classroom technology enhances and encourages innovative teaching that keeps students actively engaged in hands-on learning. Our caring and dedicated faculty and staff work to preserve a warm, family atmosphere. Faculty and staff alike share a deep commitment to the growth and success of each student. We are proud to foster children in a Christ-centered environment, helping them to become confident, lifelong learners.

OUR LADY OF GRACE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
29 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset
516-365-9832
Email sister.kelly@olgmanhasset.com

Our Lady of Grace is committed to providing an atmosphere that is conducive to spiritual and educational growth. The School strives to foster and maintain an educational experience for children from nursery to third grade, inspiring them to pursue lifelong learning. The school has offered high quality education for more than 48 years and is rooted in the core values of love, spirituality, respect, community, and beauty. Our teachers recognize that children learn in different ways and accommodate all learning styles.

OUR LADY OF MERCY
520 S. Oyster Bay Road, Hicksville
516-433-7040

Our Lady of Mercy School strives in the spirit of service and love to inspire our students to grow spiritually, academically, and socially. Our goal is to enable all students to meet the challenges of the future through a strong faith-based academic program enhanced by extracurricular activities. A variety of early childhood classes, full-day kindergarten through eighth grade, before- and after-care programs are available. Weekday, evening, and weekend tours are available by appointment.

OUR LADY OF MERCY REGIONAL SCHOOL
27685 NY-25, Cutchogue
631-734-5166

Our Lady of Mercy is a nursery through sixth grade school. We offer strong academic programs in a safe, Catholic environment. Our Catholic identity is present as we educate students to be moral, giving individuals living our motto, "Share the Spirit." We offer many programs that meet the needs of all our students. Enrichment and academic intervention, small class instruction, and extended time in ELA and math are the standard. Science and social studies are also daily components to student academics.

OUR LADY OF VICTORY
2 Bellmore St., Floral Park
516-352-4466

Our Lady of Victory School seeks to ensure that the Catholic faith within each of our students becomes alive and active through the light of instruction. Our school fittingly adjusts itself to the circumstances of advancing times while remaining true to our beliefs. Staying current on the latest technology, while being steadfast in providing excellent, faith-based instruction, creates an environment dedicated to the future of intelligent, well-rounded Catholics. Cooperation and support among home, school, church, and community are the cornerstones for the excellent education that is provided at OLV School.

SACRED HEART ACADEMY
47 Cathedral Ave., Hempstead
516-483-7383

Rooted in the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Sacred Heart Academy is a Catholic college preparatory school dedicated to the intellectual and personal growth of young women. Offering many opportunities for success, Sacred Heart Academy provides rigorous academics, varied extracurricular activities, and religious values that nourish mind, body, and soul. The result is the development of purposeful and successful women who “lead with heart” and are ready for life’s challenges.

SAINT AIDAN SCHOOL
510/525 Willis Ave., Williston Park
516-746-6585 x 9202, 9302

Saint Aidan School, in partnership with the home and parish, commits itself to nurturing students' lifelong faith formation, spirituality, compassionate service, and intellectual growth by promoting Gospel values and by fostering an environment of academic excellence. This is accomplished by a rigorous curricula. We offer extracurricular activities, several early childhood programs, full-day pre-K through eighth grade, and after-school care program. Tours are available upon request. Catholic School Week Open House, Sunday, Jan. 29, 10am-12:30pm.

ST. CHRISTOPHER SCHOOL
15 Pershing Blvd., Baldwin
516-223-4404

St. Christopher School has been educating children for more than 90 years in a safe, caring, Catholic environment. Tours are always available. We offer programs for grades pre-kindergarten to eighth. We recognize that each child is unique and strive to help them reach their potential. We offer an AIS program, enrichment and STEM classes. Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum. Each student in sixth-eighth grades has their own Chromebook, and uses it in every subject. Extracurricular activities, before- and after-school programs are available.

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON SCHOOL
2341 Washington Ave., Bellmore
516-785-5709

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School is a middle states accredited parochial school for nursery through eighth grade children providing a top quality education since 1992. We offer an early childhood program that consists of half-day nursery, half- and full-day pre-K and kindergarten, as well as Our Time, which is a transitional program for children age 2 with a parent. “SEAS” provides a comprehensive curriculum that includes: language, music, art, computer technology, academic intervention services, sports, clubs, and after-school enrichment and care. At SEAS we learn and grow in respect, responsibility, and reverence.

ST. ISIDORE SCHOOL
515 Marcy Ave., Riverhead,
631-727-1650

St. Isidore School provides educational opportunities that instruct students to have a sense of God’s love through liturgical, intellectual, and social experiences. The pre-K through eighth grade programs teach a faith-based academic curriculum with enrichment through fine arts, Spanish language education, technology instruction, and physical education. Eighth grade students take Regents exams in math and science. Our students are well prepared to succeed due to the rigorous academics and character building that takes place in our faith-filled environment. Welcome Wednesday tours are available by appointment. Before- and after-school care available.

ST. MARY SCHOOL
16 Harrison Ave., East Islip
631-581-3423

For more than 100 years, St Mary’s School has provided challenging academic programs rooted in the Catholic tradition for children in nursery through eighth grade. We prepare and inspire students to apply the gospel message to all areas of their lives. We encourage all to think, to question, and to analyze in order to take their place as productive, cultured, and educated Christians. We offer Early Childhood Nursery, pre-K, kindergarten through eighth grade, after-school activities, before- and after-care. Tours are always available.

ST. PETER OF ALCANTARA
1321 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-944-3772

St. Peter of Alcantara School provides a Roman Catholic education dedicated to preparing students for the future within a supportive, safe, and caring environment. We teach faith-based leadership skills that will instill a lifelong commitment and devotion to the church. Our teachers challenge students academically to make connections to become creative and independent problem solvers. We recognize the importance of the integration of technology for academic and future career success. We offer Little Learners nursery–pre K programs, full-day kindergarten through eighth grade, after-school enrichment, and after-school care.

ST. RAYMOND SCHOOL
263 Atlantic Ave., East Rockaway
516-593-9010

St. Raymond is a Catholic elementary school dedicated to nurturing a Christ-centered community for more than 90 years where students serve God and others, develop their talents, strive for academic excellence, and become lifelong learners. Our academic purpose is to develop each student to achieve scholastic success. Spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and aesthetic growth opportunities are provided while keeping in mind individual differences. We offer nursery, half-day and full-day pre-K programs, full-day kindergarten through eighth grade, after-school activities, before- and after-school care.

TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH ROSLYN CHILDCARE CENTER
1579 Northern Blvd., Roslyn
516-626-0293

At Trinity Episcopal Church Roslyn Childcare Center, we specialize in pre-K, preschool, and all-day quality childcare, and we look forward to welcoming you and your family! We are licensed for children from 6 weeks-5 years. Our commitment is to provide a loving, positive, spirited setting that builds self-esteem, and forms character and a positive self-image. We are open to people of all faiths or no faith, and offer all a respectful, broadly spiritual childcare program. Our teachers are highly educated and all are CPR- and First Aid-certified. Contact us for a visit!

Special Education

AGATSTEIN, DR. HELENE
Servicing Nassau Queens, Westchester, Connecticut, and Boston, MA, Valley Stream
516-791-1324
Email helene@agatstein.com

Your school district has a multitude of resources to which your child may be entitled. Dr. Helene Agatstein can partner with you to design an effective, long-term plan to ensure your child achieves academic success. Founder of Educational Consultant, Inc., she has been helping parents secure services from school districts for more than 15 years, with 21 years experience as director of special programs for the Hewlett Woodmere School District. Find out how she can help your child.

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.

BUILDING BLOCKS DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL
29 Pinewood Drive, Commack
631-499-1237

Building Blocks is an early childhood learning center focusing on the education of all young children. We offer parent and child groups, nursery and preschool classes, and childcare options. As a New York state-accredited special education program serving children and their families for more than 30 years, we provide services including special instruction; ABA; speech, occupational, and physical therapy; psychological services; and diagnostic services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. We develop skills that enable all our children to attain their highest potential while building self-esteem and independent learning.

HAGEDORN LITTLE VILLAGE SCHOOL, JACK JOEL CENTER FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN (THE)
750 Hicksville Road, Seaford
516-520-6000
Email jon.feingold@littlevillage.org

The Hagedorn Little Village School is a not-for-profit school highly regarded for providing outstanding educational and therapeutic services for children with a wide range of developmental disabilities. HLVS provides year-round programs and services that include diagnostic evaluations and treatment, early intervention, a preschool, an elementary school, SEIT, and related services. Services provided on-site, in homes, nursery schools, and daycare centers include: speech, feeding, occupational, physical, and movement therapy, behavior management or Applied Behavior Analysis, counseling, and support groups.

LAW OFFICES OF BRAD H. ROSKEN, P.L.L.C.
1772 E. Jericho Turnpike, Suite 2, Huntington
631-379-9569
Email brad@specialedcounselor.com

School districts consult their attorneys, why shouldn’t you? Brad H. Rosken is an experienced trial attorney. He’s also a parent of a child with special needs. He knows how far to push a school district to obtain the maximum that your child is entitled to under law. He’ll guide you, decipher lingo, and develop effective strategies. He’s also a New York state-certified impartial hearing officer who hears cases in New York City, Rockland, and Westchester counties.

LONG ISLAND WHOLE CHILD ACADEMY
175 Wolf Hill Road, Melville
347-668-3676
Email info@liwholechild.org

The Long Island Whole Child Academy, School for Twice Exceptional Learning, is the only Long Island school dedicated to serving once highly capable students who also cope with anxiety, executive functioning, social cognition, and sensory processing challenges, ADHD, and high-functioning ASD youth, who do not thrive in a traditional school setting. Our mission is to provide a cutting-edge, integrated educational experience that raises the academic bar while building social and emotional strength and resilience through individualized attention and best clinical and gifted education practices. We also offer Saturday adventures and mid-week homeschoolers’ clubs.

STEPS TO SOCIALIZATION
13 South Bayles Ave., Port Washington
516-767-0266

Steps to Socialization was created by Evelyn Kashinsky, a parent of children with special needs, to help children who have difficulty socializing. Steps to Socialization is more than just a social skills program. We teach children how to think socially, step by step. Working in small groups of three to four students, we cover a variety of topics, including how to establish and maintain friendships and initiating and maintaining conversations.

VARIETY CHILD LEARNING CENTER
47 Humphrey Drive, Syosset
516-921-7171
Variety Child Learning Center at the Gallow School
72 Farmedge Road, Levittown
516-490-3301


Variety Child Learning Center (VCLC ) provides programs and services to over 750 children (ages birth to 7) and their families annually, at two sites in Syosset and Levittown, and off-site, including: Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA Home Program); Special education preschool and K-2; Early Intervention; Evaluation Center to determine eligibility; Special Classes in an Integrated Setting (SCIS); SEIT (Special Education Itinerant Teachers) at nursery schools, childcare locations, and homes; Family Center Sunday Respite and Recreation Program; Social Skills Training Groups; Lufrano Training Program for early childhood personnel; and Saturday Enrichment Groups.

VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington
516-365-4900

Located in Port Washington, the Vincent Smith School is a private, independent day school serving students in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens counties since 1924. The school is well known for its individualized program for students in grades first through 12th with AD/HD, and learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorders, and language (expressive or receptive) processing disorders. Emphasis is placed on academic excellence, differentiated instruction, strong home-to-school connection, and college and career counseling in small supportive classes.