Queens Schools and Education Guide

Queens Schools and Education Guide

March 16, 2017   |   DIRECTORY ARTICLES   


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UPDATED March 2017: Search a list of preschools, private schools, public schools, tutors, and educational programs for children in Queens County, including Jamaica, Astoria, Corona, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Far Rockaway, Floral Park, and Kew Gardens, to help your student do better in academics and achieve better grades.

Academic Enrichment & Educational Services

ALL KIDS CAN LEARN
96-19 69 Ave., Forest Hills
Email allkidscanlearn@gmail.com

All Kids Can Learn is offering college level courses in GRE and GMAT, and Calculus I, II , and III. The preparatory courses of Regents, AP, SAT, ACT with all subjects offered by licensed teachers. Merit scholarship is offered for high achievers and free assessment for SHSAT and Hunter exams. The NYS ELA and Math Comprehensive Preparation Program will be offered during the midwinter break (Feb. 20-24) with licensed teachers, and the most current learning materials for third-eighth grades. For more information please contact Ms. Wendy at 718-664-7408.

ALL STAR STUDIOS
108-21 72nd Ave. (4th floor), Forest Hills
718-268-2280
Email allstarstudios@gmail.com

All Star Studios program is designed to encourage and educate the students on how to increase flexibility, improve coordination, focus on muscle strengthening, build poise, and have fun. All our instructors have experience in both teaching and performing to teach students the skills needed to pursue a career as a true artist as well as the compassion to help push them toward their goals, build their self-confidence, and encourage a healthy active lifestyle. Visit allstarstudiosnyc.com.

BELLE ARTI CENTER FOR THE ARTS, L.L.C.
108-10 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
718-261-2237
Email directors@belleartiny.com

Belle Arti Center for the Arts, L.L.C. in the heart of Forest Hills! Belle Arti offers private lessons for piano, strings, woodwinds, guitar, voice, and drums for ages 4 and older; Musical Aurora®, our unique music program for ages 2-5; Early Bird Rock™ 6 months–3 years; Leaping Larks™ Pre-Nursery for ages 1.9-3. Drawing and Illustration with NY Times best-selling artist, John Stanisci-for ages 8 and older! Visit belleartiny.com for more information!

COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, P.C.
1-888-441-0015
Queens location:
114-20 Queens Blvd. Suite CS 2
Forest Hills
Manhattan location:
180 E. 79th St. Suite 1C


Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. is a group of school and neuro-psychologists, who diagnose and assess a variety of conditions in children and adults. We perform neuropsychological, educational, speech, and language and psychiatric evaluations to help you understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and plan for their educational success and emotional well-being. We help children and adults with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD), memory and processing deficits, developmental disorders (speech delay, motor and adaptive delays), depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and mood disorders.

DANCESOURCE (THE)
98-11 Queens Blvd. (at 65th Ave.), Rego Park/Forest Hills
718-997-1278
Email info@dancesource.net, info@vartamusic.com

The DanceSource is open Monday at 4pm and Tuesday through Thursday at 4:30pm for classes for children after school. We offer classes for little dancers as young as age 2½, through teens and adults. We have excellent classes for the child who needs an activity after school, please check out our website, or give us a call to find out more. Come meet us at The DanceSource!

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
35-30 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing
718-358-7900

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.

ISTEIN EDUCATION CENTER
107-06 71st Road 2nd floor, Forest Hills
718-575-8877
Email info@isteinny.com

ISTEIN after-school program is a different kind of extended day after-school program with featured music programs, Chinese language class, multi-interest activities, plus free school pick-up. Enrolling kindergarten-sixth grades only. Our program is designed to not only help your children with their homework but offer them the opportunity to expand their knowledge, create friendships, and have fun. We also offer rigorous academic enrichment in our State Test Prep (grades third-sixth), and Little Winner Program (kindergarten-second grade). Our staff is comprised of professional teachers and assistants whose goal is to make sure your child has a rewarding experience.

JEI LEARNING CENTERS
Auburndale 347-408-4098
Floral Park 718-347-3138
Fresh Meadows 718-740-7888
Great Neck 516-482-2234
Rego Park 718-441-3762
Forest Hills 917-702-8505


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 for information about our mini-break and summer programs.

KENT PREP
194-11A Northern Blvd., Bayside
718-423-5757

Kent Prep is offering enrichment classes for students in pre-K all the way to the 12th grade! Experienced and certified teachers work with students in a small classroom environment to prepare for the Gifted and Talented program (pre-K –first grade), NY Statewide Exams (third-seventh grade), and other admission test exams. Classes are offered Monday–Friday, 3:50–5:50pm, and Saturdays 9am–2:45pm. For more information, email us at info@kentprep.com or call 718-423-5757 to speak to a counselor.

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-QUEENS
43-17 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-747-MATH (6284)
108-14 72nd Ave., Forest Hills
718-544-MATH (6284)
Laguardia Center
43-32 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
718-726-MATH (6284)
185-10 Union Turnpike,
Fresh Meadows
718-544-MATH(6284)
mathnasium.com


Mathnasium Learning Centers offer math-only educational programs for students of all ages in more than 600 centers worldwide. In a relaxed, homework-free environment, Mathnasium is where kids catch up, keep up, or get ahead in math, and gain confidence in their math abilities. With a personalized curriculum, instant feedback, and proven, time-tested learning plans designed by experienced instructors, Mathnasium guides students to develop and maintain the mathematics knowledge needed to succeed. Programs, including homework help and test prep, run year-round for students of all ages! Call us today for more information!

NINA'S TUTORING CENTER
8702 Grand Ave., Elmhurst
718-205-7508
92-22 Corona Ave. Elmhurst
718-606-1056


Email tutornina@hotmail.com

We tutor kids in grades K-12th. For the past seven years, we have provided quality education that helps kids excel in school. Our excellent, highly dedicated, and experienced tutors are very competent. We specialize in homework help and offer critical thinking and writing classes. We help improve skills in math, ELA, science, and social studies. We also have an intensive preparation program for ELA, math, and science, citywide and statewide exams. We opened our second branch on Corona Avenue to serve our community better. Please call to find out more about the programs we run throughout the year.

NOAH'S ARK PREPARATORY
38-20 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-279-4251
62-48 Mt. Olivet Crescent, Middle Village
347-335-0044
noahsarkschool.com
noahsarkpreparatory@gmail.com


Noah’s Ark Preparatory Inc. strives to create a learning environment, which invites the fullest potential of each person’s gifts. Both nursery and pre-kindergarten classrooms are divided into distinct learning areas and foster in the children the love of learning. Their setting offers the children the opportunity to teach themselves through their own discoveries. Noah’s Ark also offers an afterschool program with bus service for ages 6-12, where time will be spent building academic skills and addressing the needs of each individual student. Please call for further information about all our programs, including UPK.

PERFORMING ARTS CONSERVATORY OF NEW YORK
35-57 89th St., Jackson Heights
718-639-1425, 917-774-3411
Email info@paconyschool.com

We offer music instruction in piano, violin, guitar, voice, and winds; dance instruction in ballet, folk dance, modern, and flamenco; and art instruction. We also offer Dalcroze, music, and movement for preschoolers. New drama program and Spanish for kids available. Adults are also welcome. We prepare music, art, and dance students for special high schools (LaGuardia, Frank Sinatra, etc.), and pre-college and college auditions.

ROBOMINDTECH S.T.E.M. EDUCATION CENTER
185-10A Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-264-ROBO (7626)
Nassau Jan.:
RoboMindTech
25 Cuttermill Road, #4
Great Neck, 11021
516-418-6101
Nassau:
Premier Education Center/RoboMindTech
575 Jericho Turnpike,
Jericho
718-264-7626
MPM Math Center
25 Cuttermill Road No.4
Greatneck
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, 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!

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.

Preschools

A CHILD'S PLACE
32-20 108th St. E., East Elmhurst
718-565-2170


Email achildsplacetoo@gmail.com

Our grade school and preschool camps offer daily trips, outdoor sporting activities, instructional and open swimming, gymnastics, bowling, arts and crafts, music, dance, Zumba, barbecues, and amusement parks. We welcome children seventh grade and younger. A Child's Place values each and every customer, and make every effort to improve the quality of life in all children. We intend to foster vibrant communities and achieve better outcomes for families and children.

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

All My Children Daycare is 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.

APPLE TREE NURSERY SCHOOL
82-25 164th St., Flushing
718-374-0002

Led by experienced, caring, dedicated, and certified staff, Apple Tree offers an enriched early childhood curriculum including computer, math, and literacy activities. There are immediate openings for 3-year-olds, with low tuition rates, full-day, and half-day options. Registering now for full-day free pre-K classes for children born in 2013 for September 2017. Call to find out more about any of our dynamic programs. Visitors always welcome. Open houses during the month of January.

APPLETREE DAY CARE CENTER
73-20 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-264-1588
73-12 197th St., Fresh Meadows
718-217-6666


Email lichen.appletree@gmail.com

AppleTree Day Care Center is committed to helping children succeed socially and academically through the use of developmentally appropriate practices. Starting from infant age all the way through pre-K, all of our students are provided with individualized learning experiences that stimulate their creativity and instill a love for learning. Our teachers strive to provide a rich, supportive learning environment where children can explore, discover, build, create, and grow academically, emotionally, and socially. We take pride in our programs and are committed to excellence in early childhood education.

BRAITHWAITE NURSERY SCHOOL
160-21 13 Ave., Whitestone
718-767-2776
9am-12pm (Prime Time for Little Ones)


Lynne and Ron Braithwaite, certified teachers, have been operating the Braithwaite Nursery School for 14 years, serving children ages 2-4 in a safe and nurturing environment. Our goal is to foster a love of learning through varied experiences. A Green Schoolyard gives children the opportunity to observe and appreciate their environment. Seasonal changes and migrating birds introduce a love of science. We focus on the total child, academically and socially. Reading readiness, art, music, math, and science are an everyday part of our program in an exciting fun way. Your child will be governed only by his or her limitless imagination.

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!

CHURCH-IN-THE-GARDENS NURSERY SCHOOL, THE
50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills
718-268-7980
Email nurseryschool@thecitg.org

Our nursery and pre-K programs reflect research that encourages learning through play and hands-on activities. Each individual child is supported as he or she becomes a successful, lifelong learner. We offer a diversified, multicultural program, a print-rich environment, hands-on, developmentally-appropriate small group instruction, a music and movement program that promotes fine and gross motor skills, and reinforced acceptance of others through teaching the basic strategies for coping with issues that may arise when our students enter elementary school. All programs offer enhanced enrichment throughout the school year.

CLOVER PREP LEARNING CENTER
192-11 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-740-7888
Email cloverprep@gmail.com

Clover Prep Learning Center is the “best rated spot for learning” for students ages 2½-12, featuring FasTracKids and JEI Learning. We offer proven programs that deliver results for realizing each student’s maximum potential. Whether it’s critical thinking, gifted and talented test prep, math, reading, science, summer camp, after-school programs, or preschool alternative, we have the best programs for your child. Most importantly, we make learning engaging and fun!

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.

CRAYON BOX PRESCHOOL (THE)
44-10 192nd St., Flushing
718-888-9341

Children at The Crayon Box are encouraged to learn by doing. The curriculum is planned by creative and dedicated professionals. Children experience the fun of learning by participating in activities designed to stimulate growth in a wide range of areas, including social and cognitive development, and gross and fine motor skills. Now offering a gymnastics program. We invite you to come see us and decide if The Crayon Box Preschool is right for your child’s first educational experience.

HIGHLAND SCHOOL (THE)
193-10 Peck Ave., Fresh Meadows
718-357-4747

Highland is an independent, non-sectarian school serving grades pre-K through eighth in Fresh Meadows. All grades enjoy a well-rounded program, incorporating academics with specialty classes in gym, music, art, and computers. Early morning and after-school hours meet the needs for working parents. The quality education allows students to reach their own levels of success in an enriching and nurturing environment.

IVY DAY SCHOOL
65-01 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-460-6366
70-44 Kissena Blvd. Flushing 718-880-1888
104-70 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills
718-997-1997


Email dinam@ivydayschool.com

At Ivy Day School, we provide our decade-long standard of academic excellence to children ages 2-5. We envision students developing essential skills for a lifetime of achievements via fun, stimulating activities. We teach English, math, science, foreign language, social studies, music, and Dance year-round, along with access to computer, art and indoor playrooms. In the summer, children will have an opportunity to attend various planned educational and recreational field trips. Your children are our priority and we strive to enrich their minds and bodies in a safe and nurturing environment.

JACK & JILL NURSERY SCHOOLS
43-23 Colden St., Flushing
718-762-1218
Jack & Jill Nursery School II
68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane, Fresh Meadows
718-939-8687


With Flushing and Fresh Meadows locations, Jack & Jill is celebrating 43 years of excellence in early childhood education. We are a family-owned and -operated preschool offering a genuine, caring, and nurturing home-away-from-home environment for children ages 2-5. Full-day or part-time classes available for ages 2, 3, and 4 with extended hours from 7:30am-6pm. We are proud to celebrate our free full-day UPK with the NYC Department of Education for children born in 2012 from 9am-3:20pm. If not yet registered, inquire about our waiting list for September UPK classes for kids born in 2012.

KON GEN INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL
196-25 42nd Ave., Bayside
718-281-2338

Kon Gen International Preschool in Bayside serves children ages 2-5. Our new 20,000-square-foot childcare facility is fully equipped with a professional dance studio, science discovery lab, outdoor play area, outdoor botanical garden, and individual piano rooms. Our project-based curriculum is linked to STEM principles and engages children to explore, solve problems, and construct knowledge through hands-on investigations, including research, reflection, and response while building academic and life skills. Offering free full-day Pre-K for All program, Gifted and Talented enriched curriculum, and childcare for ages 2-3.

KUEI LUCK EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
99-39 66th Ave., Rego Park
718-679-9909

We are a brand new preschool in the Rego Park-Forest Hills area; a Mandarin immersion and Reggio inspired school for children ages 1-5. We believe in developing independent thinkers and motivated learners through an inspiring child-led environment. Parents can log in and see photos and videos of their kids throughout the day, as well as view notes and teacher comments. Schedule your tour today to receive an application. Please call to hear more about our program.

LITTLE APPLE PRESCHOOL
213-54 35th Ave., Bayside
718-838-9243

We believe the best way to stimulate both cognitive and physical development is through play! We immerse our children in a creative curriculum that allows for active learning and discovery through art, music, dance, yoga, and nature. Our little ones get to explore tactile art, role-play, and sign language. Our summer program is full of outdoor and indoor activities to achieve a well-rounded learning experience immersed in nature. We have expanded our facility to accommodate current and new families, introducing a sensory gym, and two new classrooms.

LITTLE ATELIER OF YOUNG CHILDREN, INC.
39-14 210th St., Bayside
718-423-4223
Email info@littleatelieryc.com

Little Atelier of Young Children is a dedicated early childhood program and offers preschool programs for children ages 3-5, and after-school enrichment programs for K-second grades. Through creative activities, the preschool programs explore a range of common curriculum areas (language, math, art, science, history) to elicit children’s deep and sustained inquiry in a state-of-the-art environment with NYS- certified teachers. Please call or e-mail for fall 2016 registration and also for information about after-school enrichment programs.

NOAH'S ARK PREPARATORY
38-20 Bell Blvd., Bayside
718-279-4251
62-48 Mt. Olivet Crescent, Middle Village
347-335-0044
noahsarkschool.com
noahsarkpreparatory@gmail.com


Noah’s Ark Preparatory Inc. strives to create a learning environment, which invites the fullest potential of each person’s gifts. Both nursery and pre-kindergarten classrooms are divided into distinct learning areas and foster in the children the love of learning. Their setting offers the children the opportunity to teach themselves through their own discoveries. Noah’s Ark also offers an afterschool program with bus service for ages 6-12, where time will be spent building academic skills and addressing the needs of each individual student. Please call for further information about all our programs, including UPK.

NY KIDS CLUB
4545 Center Blvd. in Long Island City, plus locations throughout NYC,
347-813-4999
Email longislandcity@nykidsclub.com

Instilling a love for school and learning is at the heart of all of our NY Preschool programs. We believe in providing a safe, structured, inclusive setting that supports, encourages, and inspires each child. Our fundamental belief that children learn best through meaningful play is reflected in a child-centered program that integrates the cognitive, social, physical, emotional, language, self-help, and aesthetic areas for the total development of the child.

PEE WEE FOLKS
12-45 Clintonville St., Whitestone
718-746-6107

Pee Wee Folks has been providing childcare in our community for more than 36 years. Our pre-K program offers students a thematic unit curriculum as well as the "Building Blocks" math program, which introduces a comprehensive approach to mathematical concepts. All students in our school enjoy a challenging educational program set in a warm, loving, and very personal environment. We offer schedules to meet the needs of our working families and a full summer program with a traveling group as well! Come and visit the wonderful world of Pee Wee!

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.

REDEEMER ST. JOHN'S NURSERY SCHOOL
939 83rd St.,
718-833-7700

Redeemer St. John's Nursery School has served the community for more than 40 years and is licensed by the New York City Department of Health. Our goal is to foster a child's positive self-image, encourage curiosity, and promote cooperation by providing rich experiences and opportunities for problem solving, self-expression, and logical thinking. Our thematic curriculum focuses on fun, age-appropriate activities-integrated into all subject areas. In addition to offering a two-day toddler program, we offer a three-day (full- or half-day) nursery program and a free UPK program for children born in 2012.

TINY FOOTSTEPS
167-01 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
718-969-5500
Email tinyfootstepsny@yahoo.com

Tiny Footsteps is the place to be for kids ages 1-5! Our hands-on curriculum is theme based allowing for student growth, exploration, and creativity. Students are prepared academically and socially for the big step into elementary school. All of our educators are dedicated to the profession of early childhood with extensive experience. Nutritious, kosher meals are prepared on-site three times daily. Free pre-K for all for children born in 2013. Various schedules and transportation are available for busy parents. Call 718-969-5500 for more information.

Private Schools

A CHILD'S PLACE
32-20 108th St. E., East Elmhurst
718-565-2170


Email achildsplacetoo@gmail.com

We are the people who nurture children, and partner with families to provide a healthy upbringing. No one can offer a home away from home as well as we can. We want you to think of us as nurturers, educators, and partners. Our staff has been educating students for 33 years. We offer childcare as early as 6 weeks and continue to enrich through fifth grade; longer care hours 6:30am-7pm; advanced and gifted grade school curriculum; smaller class ratio and stimulated 1-on-1 sessions; and state-of-the-art computer lab onsite (by SMART technologies).

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.

CK KIDS
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
718-366-7454

CK Kids offers families one location for all of their educational and leisure activities. We offer a variety of programs for children ages 2½ to 18. Dance, karate, hip-hop, acrobatics, and cooking classes are offered for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels. Our soccer, football and basketball clinics develop players’ individual skills in a non-competitive setting. Our educational support programs for grades kindergarten–12th are designed to review and reinforce subject matter and skills necessary to achieve success. On-site parking, reasonable prices, and flexible scheduling!

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.

GARDEN SCHOOL
33-16 79th St., Jackson Heights
718-335-6363

Garden School is a coed, nursery to 12th grade, fully-accredited, independent college prep school, offering a realistic educational alternative. Small by design, 310 students participate in a strong, highly enriched program, and thrive in small classes where individual attention cultivates each student's unique identity and awakens intellectual curiosity, independent thinking, and scholastic excellence. Garden teaches traditional academic and critical thinking skills using proven, progressive teaching methods. Our comprehensive program includes field trips, extra-curricular activities, community service, and leadership opportunities. Private bus transportation, lunch program, and tuition assistance are available.

HIGHLAND SCHOOL (THE)
193-10 Peck Ave., Fresh Meadows
718-357-4747

Highland is an independent, non-sectarian school serving grades pre-K through eighth in Fresh Meadows. All grades enjoy a well-rounded program, incorporating academics with specialty classes in gym, music, art, and computers. Early morning and after-school hours meet the needs for working parents. The quality education allows students to reach their own levels of success in an enriching and nurturing environment.

KEW-FOREST SCHOOL (THE)
119-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills
718-268-4667 x125

The Kew-Forest School is an independent, coed college preparatory school for students in early childhood through 12th grade. Established in 1918 to serve the Kew-Gardens/Forest Hills community and surrounding area of Queens, Kew-Forest is one of the oldest, continuously operating schools in NYC. With more than 250 students hailing from 65 countries around the globe, Kew-Forest produces citizens of our school and the world. We invite you to come see what we’re all about.

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.

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. SEBASTIAN CATHOLIC ACADEMY
39-76 58th St., Woodside
718-429-1982

Nursery through eighth grade, including free Universal Pre-K for All. Free after-school academic and recreational programs are offered daily for students in grades sixth-eighth, sponsored on site by Maspeth Town Hall. An extended day program for students in grades nursery through fifth is available for an additional fee. A partnership with Monsignor McClancy High School Regents classes is offered in algebra and Earth science. Title 1 reading and math, SETSS, speech, and OT are available. You may be eligible for tuition assistance!

UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
173-53 Croyden Road, Jamaica Estates
718-658-6166
Email rsorrentini@unis.org

The UNIS Queens campus provides an intimate learning environment, promoting individualized academic development, personal growth, and a passion for learning. Inspired by the principles of the United Nations, students become active and thoughtful world citizens. The curriculum includes English, math, social studies, science, modern languages, music, art, drama, design and technology, and physical education. Critical and creative thinking, hands-on learning, and presentation skills provide a balanced education.

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

DIMITRIOS AND GEORGIA KALOIDIS PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (DGK) (THE )
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 8502 Ridge Blvd., Brooklyn
718-836-8096
Email principal@dgkschool.org

The Dimitrios and Georgia Kaloidis Greek American Parochial School is committed to providing students from nursery, pre-K, and kindergarten through eighth grade, with a quality education that emphasizes academic achievement, social, emotional, and spiritual development, while preparing them for 21st-century college and career readiness.

LEIF ERICSON DAY SCHOOL
1037 72nd St.,
718-748-9023
Christine Hauge, Principal


Leif Ericson Day School, celebrating more than 50 years of quality Christian education for children in nursery-eighth grade, offers an outstanding Early Childhood Education program. Small class sizes promote personalized attention. Focus is on full development of the child to foster innate love of learning in a caring, safe environment. LEDS offers developmentally appropriate lessons in music, math, science, social studies, computers, and reading readiness. Rest time promotes alertness, memory, and performance. Playtime fosters imagination and creativity while promoting socialization, problem-solving, and language skills. Call for a personal tour!

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.

SAINT SAVIOUR CATHOLIC ACADEMY
701 8th Ave., Park Slope
718-768-8000 x4

Saint Saviour Catholic Academy prepares students from nursery to eighth grade for higher education. We welcome and support diversity of ethnicity and race, religion, socioeconomic background, and learning style. Our Academy offers a balanced curriculum of rigorous academics, designed to meet the common core standards, and a vibrant arts program paired with the spiritual teachings of Catholicism. We welcome you to visit our academy! Schedule a visit with our director of admissions, Julian Parham Santana, see contact information above.

ST. BERNADETTE CATHOLIC ACADEMY
1313 83rd St., Brooklyn
718-236-1560
Email stbernadette83@yahoo.com

St. Bernadette Catholic Academy provides an atmosphere that fosters religious beliefs, moral values, and a well-balanced academic education resulting from our dedicated faculty and administration. Technology, art, music, Italian, and physical education also add an essential dimension to student life. In addition to academics, students are offered the opportunity to join student council along with a variety of extra-curricular activities. It is always our goal to support the needs of every student to not only prepare for high school, but to prepare for life!

ST. SEBASTIAN CATHOLIC ACADEMY
39-76 58th St., Woodside
718-429-1982

Nursery through eighth grade, including free Universal Pre-K for All. Free after-school academic and recreational programs are offered daily for students in grades sixth-eighth, sponsored on site by Maspeth Town Hall. An extended day program for students in grades nursery through fifth is available for an additional fee. A partnership with Monsignor McClancy High School Regents classes is offered in algebra and Earth science. Title 1 reading and math, SETSS, speech, and OT are available. You may be eligible for tuition assistance!

Special Education

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.

COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, P.C.
1-888-441-0015
Queens location:
114-20 Queens Blvd. Suite CS 2
Forest Hills
Manhattan location:
180 E. 79th St. Suite 1C


Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. is a group of school and neuro-psychologists, who diagnose and assess a variety of conditions in children and adults. We perform neuropsychological, educational, speech, and language and psychiatric evaluations to help you understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and plan for their educational success and emotional well-being. Who we help: Children and adults with: learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD), memory and processing deficits, developmental disorders (speech delay, motor and adaptive delays), depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and mood disorders.

COMPREHENSIVE KIDS DEVELOPMENTAL SCHOOL
101 Norfolk St., Manhattan
212-566-8855
Email info@comprehensivekids.org

Comprehensive Kids Developmental School is a private school in lower Manhattan specializing in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis. Individualized instruction is provided for children ages 3-21. Our highly-trained instructors implement intervention grounded in data-based research across all content areas including academics, language, social, behavioral, and life skills. Our professional staff include board-certified behavior analysts, psychologists, speech therapists, special educators, occupational and physical therapists. We foster a team atmosphere, supporting our families in helping them to understand the special needs of their children through direct family training.

HUG MUSIC, CREATIVE & NURTURING MUSIC LESSONS FOR EVERYBODY
112-01 75th Ave., Lower Level, Forest Hills
718-487-4309
Email contact@hugmusicny.com

Hug Music's mission is to nurture a love for music by promoting students’ musical growth and important life skills. All of our music teachers are board-certified music therapists. We offer various programs to all individuals including children with special needs. Musicreative is our original method that is especially effective for children with autism and ADHD to improve attention and learning skills. Social Skills group helps children improve communication and social skills while having fun in music. Five-week package is available for new students. Register today for the summer and fall semesters!

LONG ISLAND WHOLE CHILD ACADEMY
175 Wolf Hill Road, Melville
347-668-3676
Email etrdream@aol.com

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.

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.