Back To School Guide for Manhattan

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UPDATED November 2017: Your #1 back to school resource for Manhattan, NYC, with listings for Manhattan schools, after-school tutors in Manhattan, after-school programs for kids, and activities including Manhattan dance and music classes, art classes for kids, Manhattan sports teams and programs, and more, all in Manhattan, including the Upper West Side, midtown, the lower East side and more.
AFFINITY HEALTH PLAN
866-247-5678

For almost 30 years, Affinity Health Plan has been offering New York state-sponsored free or low-cost health coverage to New Yorkers who have Medicaid or no health insurance at all. Building on this unparalleled success, we added Medicare Advantage to seniors and dual eligible. Our managed care programs meet the need for coverage among people who are "underserved," those who may find it hard to get health care for different reasons such as language barriers, social and economic status, or other factors.

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.

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

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

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS
212-267-9700
Battery Park City Parks Fall Programs


Battery Park City Parks fall programs. Parent and Baby Yoga: Mondays, Sept. 11-Oct. 30, 1-2:15pm or 2:30-3:45pm; for parents and pre-crawling infants. Bird Watching Club: Mondays, Sept. 18-Oct. 30, 4-5:30pm; for first-third grades. Chess Lessons for Children: Tuesdays, Sept. 5–Dec. 5, Beginners: 3:30-4:25pm, Intermediate: 4:30-5:30pm. Gardening Club for Children: Tuesdays, Sept. 5-Oct. 31, 4-5pm; for children ages 6-10. Stories and Songs: Wednesdays, Sept. 13-Dec. 13, three 40-minute sessions: 9:40-12pm; for children 6 months to 3½ years with accompanying caregiver. Preschool Play and Art: Thursdays, Nov. 2-Dec. 14, 10-11:30am or 3:30-5pm; for walking toddlers with accompanying caregiver. Pre-registration required for all programs.

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS GO FISH!
212-267-9700

Go Fish! Saturdays, Sept. 9, 23, and Oct. 14 from 10am-2pm at Wagner Park. Join experienced anglers in Wagner Park for catch-and-release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Observe the day's catch in aerated tanks and discover what you can do to steward the recovery of the Hudson. Enjoy bird-watching and garden tours and learn how strategic plantings provide a resting spot for a variety of species during the spring and fall migrations. Family musical performances at Go Fish! this fall include Dan Zanes & Friends, Mitchell, Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke, and The Crusty Gentlemen.

BRICKS 4 KIDZ®
646-927-9129
Email bricks4kidzny@gmail.com

Bricks 4 Kidz® uses LEGO® bricks and technologies to make learning STEM fun and exciting for children. Its programs are built around specially designed model plans with exciting themes, like Jurassic Brick Land, Galaxy Far Away, Mining and Crafting, and Super Heroes and Villains. Its programs seek to introduce engineering and architecture principles, explore math and science concepts, build communication, negotiation, self-confidence and problem-solving skills, enhance self-esteem through solving problems and completing projects, and activate children’s lively imaginations. Build, Learn and Play-with LEGO® Bricks!

BRIGHT HORIZONS EARLY EDUCATION & PRESCHOOL
Locations throughout New York City,
866-854-1958

Bright Horizons® is the leading provider of high-quality early education and preschool. We strive to grow young readers, scientists, artists, and explorers who are engaged and curious, and approach school and academics with a drive for excellence. Our programs empower children from infancy on to become confident, successful learners and secure, caring people. Schedule a visit today. Bright Horizons offers quality, year-round programming and a number of convenient locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Find a school near you and come see what sets us apart.

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

BIS-NY proudly offers a challenging curriculum which combines the inquiry based, child centered philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Program with the rigor of the English National Curriculum; a powerful combination that both supports and stretches its students. BIS-NY's curriculum has been chosen for its high standards of excellence, its balance and its portability, preparing children for their next stage of schooling. BIS-NY graduates have enjoyed great success at many of the leading private schools worldwide. This fall BIS-NY is delighted to announce the expansion to an Upper School, to include Year 10 from September 2018.

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


Calhoun School, preschool–12th, offers a hands-on “learning by doing” curriculum, embracing the individuality of our students while supporting intellectual, emotional, and social growth. At all ages, Calhoun students engage in challenging and exciting learning experiences. Whether building machines in kindergarten, researching race and identity in middle school, or creating an innovative project in Junior Workshop, students are encouraged to experiment, take risks, and pursue their passions. Calhoun graduates, supported by thoughtful college counseling, leave with both a strong academic foundation and the skills to thrive in college and beyond.

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

The Cathedral School is a nursery through eighth grade co-educational day school that offers a rigorous academic education in a small and nurturing environment. Rooted in the principles of Hellenism, the curriculum integrates the most up to date educational methods with adherence to the ancient Greek tradition of “paideia’ which views education as character formation, responsibility, and the pursuit of excellence.

CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, NYC
Field House Registration Desk: 212-336-6500 x6520

Stay active after school and on weekends at Chelsea Piers! This fall the Field House will offer youth volleyball, yoga, and running and fitness classes, in addition to basketball, soccer, football, gymnastics, dance, and parkour. Additional programs at Chelsea Piers include figure skating, ice hockey, and golf. Our team of accomplished coaches and teachers work to build your child’s skills and confidence in every class, program, and competitive league. Register for your fall favorites today!

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

Children’s Museum of the Arts is an art museum that offers classes across a range of mediums. Taught by teaching artists, these courses encourage children to express creativity, develop an artistic voice, and build critical thinking skills. The after-school program features semester-long classes for ages 5-15. WEE Arts classes introduce toddlers to art, encouraging self-expression and socialization. Art Colony Day Camps are innovative art camps held during school breaks. CMA also offers free inclusive classes for children living with autism or disabilities. Learn more at cmany.org.

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

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

COLLINA ITALIANA
1556 Third Ave. (at 87th Street), Suite 603, New York
212-427-7770
Email info@collinaitaliana.com

Set on the Upper East Side, our Italian classes allow children to benefit from a comprehensive approach to learning in an age-appropriate and inviting atmosphere. Classes for kids include: Giardino dei Bambini (drop-off on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9am-12pm); Girotondo Giallo, Rosso, Blu, and Viola (ages 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9 and older); Italian Art and Yoga Workshops; Private and semi-private tutoring. Children gather around to share learned words and expressions through playful, skill-building activities such as games, songs, dances, and stories. For all the bellissimi details on Collina Italiana, call the Italian instructors today.

COLUMBIA CENTER FOR EATING DISORDERS AT NEW YORK STATE PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE
646-774-8066
Email edru@nyspi.columbia.edu

Columbia Center for Eating Disorders at New York State Psychiatric Institute is dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of eating disorders. Currently, we are studying how the brain changes over time in teens with and without anorexia nervosa. Females ages 14-18 who are interested in research participation may be able to receive inpatient, outpatient, or day treatment at no cost and compensation up to $250 per visit.

COSMIC CUBS
Email support@cosmiccubs.com

Cosmic Cubs is an educational website and apps that teach children age 3 and older about the solar system in a fun and engaging way. Cosmic Cubs apps include planet puzzles, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" puzzles, Rockitect, decorate your own spaceship, coloring, dress-up, and story-maker. Kids create space stories. Each small step can become a giant leap in learning! Get ready to blast off to a Cosmic Cubs galaxy of fun! Explore the universe with the Cosmic Cubs. Cosmic Cubs is kidsSAFE-certified. Visit cosmiccubs.com and download all apps for free.

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

Since 1920, Diller-Quaile has been developing the innate musicality in each individual, inspiring participation for a lifetime. Diller-Quaile offers Early Childhood Classes (ages 3 months-6 years); Instrument and Voice Lessons, Classes, and Ensembles; Adult Programs; and Teacher Training/Dalcroze Courses. Rug Concerts for young children, master classes, and faculty concerts occur throughout the year. Curricula emanate primarily from international folk music and classical music. The School annually enrolls 1,100 students of all ages. Fall classes begin in September; visit diller-quaile.org to apply online. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools.

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


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

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

Ellen Robbins’ dance classes for children do what dance is supposed to do: train their bodies in technique, attune their ears to great music, immerse them in the thrill of improvisation, and coach them in composition–the natural outcome of which is performance. Dances by Very Young Choreographers is an annual, professionally-produced dance concert. Students perform their own solo compositions and participate in a group work choreographed by Ellen. Each child’s unique personality shines through. Modern Dance for ages 5–18: Technique, Composition, Improvisation, and Performance.

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

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

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

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

GIRLS PREP LOWER EAST SIDE ELEMENTARY
442 E. Houston St., New York
212-346-6000 x108
Email enroll@publicprep.org

Girls Prep Lower East Side is the first and only all-girls, tuition free, K-eighth school in Manhattan. Our safe and nurturing learning environment provides students with robust science instruction, an enhanced literacy program, arts immersion, and frequent college visits starting in kindergarten. Our teachers, parents, and students make a yearly commitment to developing scholars who will attend high-performing public, private, or parochial high schools, and who will ultimately graduate from four-year colleges and universities. Join the Girls Prep community today and begin your daughter’s journey to college completion!

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
237 W. 72nd St., New York
212-362-0100

Huntington Learning Center is an accredited, K-12th tutoring and test prep leader. Their certified teachers provide individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, math, science, study skills, and executive functioning skills. Huntington also helps students prepare for the SAT, ACT, High School Entrance Exams, and other state and standardized exams. Huntington students achieve results at all skill levels. According to one parent: “In just four months I have seen incredible improvements in Jessica’s grades and confidence. She actually went up two grade levels!” Huntington offers convenient 1-to-1 tutoring programs. Call today!

IDEAL SCHOOL OF MANHATTAN (THE)
Upper West Side , New York
212-769-1699
Email dbyrnes@idealschool.org

The IDEAL School of Manhattan is New York City’s only independent inclusion school. We are a K-12th school that celebrates the social, emotional, and academic growth which comes from learning in a community that mirrors the bright mosaic of diversity within New York City. We value and celebrate all students–gifted and talented, typically developing, and students with learning differences–for his and her talents and attributes. IDEAL students develop empathy, character, and self-advocacy skills that inspire in them the capacity for creative problem solving and leadership in our global world.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF NEW YORK
4 East 90th St.,
212-641-0260
Email info@ianyc.org

The International Academy of New York is a bilingual, multi-cultural school. We develop culturally astute, confident, and caring students with fluency in Mandarin or Spanish. We deliver personal attention to each student, nurturing their intellectual, physical, creative, social, and emotional development, teaching them the skills to contribute and thrive in today’s world. We learn in the classroom and in our community–on Manhattan’s Upper East Side next to Central Park and renowned museums. We are accepting applications for pre-nursery through third grade, adding a grade each year through eighth grade.

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


Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 35 years! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (9 months to 12 years), there is something for everyone. They offer parent-child gym classes, gymnastics (ages 3-12), Ninja Challenge, preschool alternative, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties!

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

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

KATE TEMPESTA'S URBAN GOLF ACADEMY
607-731-1886
Email matt@ktuga.com

Join Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy (UGA) and play golf! Fall is here, and we have plenty of chances to play golf after school! Join UGA in Central Park for weekly after-school golf in Central Park. For more experienced players, Premier Indoor Golf allows students to take the next steps, and UGA’s Junior Player’s Leagues at Mosholu gives students the opportunity to take it to the green every Saturday! UGA is dedicated to the whole child approach, blending creativity and movement with the skills and “fun”damentals of golf!

KUMON OF MANHATTAN
Central Harlem
2235 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
212-866-6201
Upper West Side
700 Columbus Ave.
212-866-1864
Chelsea
320 West 23rd St.
212-242-6528
Gramercy Park
381 Second Ave.
212-683-1232
Battery Park City
2nd South End Ave.
212-786-4295
Midtown West
747 Tenth Ave.
212-399-4124
Midtown East
954 First Ave.
212-702-8769
Chinatown
123 Baxter St.
212-625-1883
Bedford Park
237 East 204th St.
917-751-1888


As the world's largest after-school math and reading program, Kumon’s proven individualized method accelerates your child’s learning–beginning at age 3 through high school. We go beyond tutoring, by developing a customized curriculum for your child that nurtures critical thinking and independent learning skills. Kumon’s time-tested self-learning program uses engaging worksheets and guidance from an instructor to present new concepts and materials, giving children an academic advantage in the classroom–and throughout life. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills.

KWELLER ADVANCED TEST PREPARATION
Kweller Prep Queens 104-40 Queens Blvd. Suite 1C , Forest Hills
Kweller Prep Manhattan: 370 Lexington Ave., Suite 800, Manhattan


Email info@kwellerprep.com

Kweller Prep offers advanced test preparation in small group settings for students in grades third-12th. Our instructors provide mentorship and academic support and customize classes based on each student’s needs. Kweller Prep specializes in competitive middle, high school, and college entrance exam preparation. Programs are offered for several exams including ELA, MATH, Hunter, SHSAT, PSAT and SAT. Class sizes are limited to 10 students max. Office: 1-800-631-1757. Email: info@kwellerprep.com. Register for classes online at kwellerprep.com.

LA ESCUELITA
225 West 99th St., Manhattan
212-877-1100
Email info@laescuelitanyc.org

The first Spanish dual language preschool on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and one of the first in NYC, La Escuelita has the experience and knowledge to fulfill its mission: the support of bilingualism in children from birth to third grade. La Escuelita offers a unique preschool experience to families who value bilingualism and play-based learning, while being engaged in a diverse and stimulating community. We encourage you to visit the school to see for yourself the wonderful opportunities that are created each and every day that reflect La Escuelita’s defining three core values.

LANGUAGE WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN (THE)
888 Lexington Ave. (at 66th Street), New York
212-628-2700

The Language Workshop for Children’s approach remains the first and most respected method in children’s language educational play. Part of the LWFC’s Thibaut Technique® magic is their special teacher training where instructors are taught to blend emotional support, smiles, warmth, language-rich melodies, child-friendly props, routines, stories, and one-on-one interaction. The LWFC knows how to capture a child’s imagination; so that children truly learn all of the words and phrases that they’re hearing and practicing. Available in French, Spanish, Chinese, and Italian for children ages 6 months-8 years.

LEXINGTON CHILDREN'S CENTER
115 E. 98th St.,
212-410-1060

Lexington Children's Center is a daycare center in East Harlem. We service 40 children age 2-4. We offer free pre-K from 9am-2:20pm. We also offer extended hours for a small fee. We take ACS and private cases. Our private fee is $250 per week. Our certified teachers use the creative curriculum and common core. We offer music and art classes. Our teachers are patient and loving. Our director has 30 years experience. Open from 8am-5:45pm. We serve breakfast, lunch, and snack. Please call for a tour.

LICEXCHANGE - THE NO-LIP-SERVICE LICE SERVICE
917-657-0249

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

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


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

MARY LOUIS ACADEMY: EMPOWERING YOUNG WOMEN SINCE 1936
176-21 Wexford Terrace, Jamaica Estates
718-297-2120

The Mary Louis Academy is proud to announce the establishment of several new and exciting initiatives designed to provide young women with increased opportunities to achieve academic success, develop leadership skills, set career goals, and form strategies to achieve those goals. Successful completion of a program, all of which begin September 2017, will be recognized at graduation with a special designation certificate. The academic concentrations will include: Pre-Med, Dual-Language/International Studies Program, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Fine Art, Music, and Physical Education and Wellness. For more info visit: tmla.org.

MUSIC TOGETHER® SING SHALOM
Not Just Art, Oyster Bay 516-922-8300
Mid Island YJCC, Plainview 516-822-3535
iSchool of Music & Art, Rockville Centre
516-442-2230
The Community Synagogue, Port Washington
516-883-3144
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Upper West Side
212-362-8800
Or Zarua, Upper East Side 212-452-2310
City Treehouse, Chelsea
212-255-2050
Imagine Swimming, Tribeca 212-253-9650
Evolution Enrichment Center, Lower East Side
212-375-9500


Email singshalom@jewishedproject.org

The weekly parent-child music classes are uniquely designed for families with young children (birth-age 5) using the internationally recognized Music Together® early childhood music education program, enriched with Jewish songs. Families will sing, dance, and play in a class led by a trained Music Together teacher and Jewish educator. Families will learn to interact musically with their child, while supporting their development, strengthening family relationships, and connecting with Jewish music. Music Together Sing Shalom is offered in collaboration with The Jewish Education Project, funded by UJA-Federation of New York.

NY ORTHO K
128 W 13th St., New York
646-535-9061
Email nyorthok@gmail.com

Orthokeratology/GVSS (gentle vision shaping system) is a way to see clearly without glasses or surgery and in children can slow down the progression of the nearsightedness. Orthok/GVSS uses a retainer to reshape the front surface of the eye to eliminate or reduce nearsightedness or astigmatism during waking hours. GVSS vision retainers are similar to contact lenses and are usually worn during sleep. They are removed when you wake up and provide clear vision without using glasses or contact lenses. GVSS uses FDA approved materials and is a safe and effective option for both children and adults.

NYC GUITAR SCHOOL
646-485-7244

Private lessons, group classes, rock bands, and camps for ages 2 and older. Our proven curriculum and selective hiring means your child learns from the best teachers in the most engaging and effective classes and lessons. Our relentless attention to results makes us NYC’s largest guitar school, with more than 3000 students, four NYC studios (Midtown, UES, Astoria, and Park Slope), and programs in multiple schools. We teach guitar, but our mission is “Coaching Personal Greatness, One Lesson At A Time.” We are where NYC learns to play guitar. nycguitarschool.com/kids.

PUSTEBLUME INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL AND AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS
244 W. 14th St., New York
212-206-1137
Email carola.grundmann@pusteblumenyc.org

At Pusteblume, we provide a creative and positive learning environment where children can develop their unique qualities and characteristics through a combination of play and instruction. Our curriculum teaches students how to learn with confidence and enthusiasm by focusing on inquiry and exploration in the classroom and the world outside. We welcome children from ages 2-5 in our 2s, preschool, and pre-K classes. We offer three immersion options: German, Spanish, and German/Spanish immersion, in which our trilingual students alternate between the German and Spanish classrooms on a weekly basis.

ROBOFUN
2672 Broadway , New York
212-245-0444
Email robofun@robofun.org

Invent-Build-Have Fun-Repeat! Join Robofun this fall for After-School classes, Weekend Mini-Series, and One-Day Workshops! We have many options, with courses starting in September and October! Children in grades preK-sixth will have fun building and making with our Robotics, Coding, Stop Motion Animation, and Circuitry courses. All classes are fun-filled and specially designed to show off students creativity and imagination. Our curriculum is specifically designed to reach all learners and our teachers are specially trained to engage, excite, and challenge all students in their classes!

SAY: CONFIDENT VOICES
55 W. 39th St. (winter office) , New York
828-393-4244
Email info@say.org

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young is offering its Confident Voices program free of charge, so all children who stutter (ages 8-18) can benefit from this life-changing program. This innovative after-school and weekend program utilizes the performing arts to help young people who stutter develop the confidence and communication skills they need to thrive. Several sessions are offered including storytelling, playwriting, and songwriting. Your child collaborates within a cohesive group, while mentored by professional actors, producers, artists, and SAY staff.

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

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

SENSATIONAL CITY KIDS
33 Newberry Ave, Staten Island
917-405-8717 646-539-8011
Email sensationalcitykids@gmail.com

A social skills training program for children who would benefit from additional social and emotional support, preparing them for lifelong success. Role playing sessions engage students in using language, advocating for themselves, respecting peers' boundaries, independent thinking, autonomy, and reducing anxieties. Parent training provided to support using behavioral strategies at home. Behavioral assessments conducted. Fun activities in the community include dance, yoga, music, soccer, bowling, and more! Ages 2-6, Sundays from 9am-1pm.

SHOE TREE (THE)
2876 Broadway,
212-280-1711
Email theshoetree@earthlink.net

What do you look for in a children’s shoe store? Do you want friendly service, varied inventory options, and a knowledgeable sales staff to assist with a proper-fitting shoe for your child? The Shoe Tree provides those things in addition to a frequent buyer program that keeps track of the brands and sizes you purchase. The Shoe Tree also offers socks, hats, jewelry, rain gear, and sunglasses, all at a convenient Manhattan location. The Shoe Tree is the best choice for children’s shoes from birth to adult.

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

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

STAR ACADEMY, PS 63
121 E. 3rd St. ,
212-674-3180
Email jfriedman3@schools.nyc.gov.

STAR Academy is a small, pre-k through fifth grade public school in the East Village, serving families from all five boroughs. STAR is a NYC DOE Showcase School. We specialize in partner teaching, hands-on learning, and thinking like a disciplinarian. All students participate twice a week in music, arts, and gym. Students in kindergarten-fifth grade participate in a dance program. We offer after-school programming for all grades. Want to find out more about what makes STAR Academy shine? Visit our website at staracademyps63.com. We have available seats for the 2017-2018 school year. Please contact jfriedman3@schools.nyc.gov.

TADA! YOUTH THEATER
15 W. 28th St. (at Broadway) 3rd floor, New York
212-252-1619
Email customerservice@tadatheater.com

TADA!, an award-winning nonprofit youth theater, provides young people from different backgrounds with musical theater programs that inspire them to be creative, learn, and think differently. TADA! offers a free, year-round, pre-professional training and a positive youth development program for the Resident Youth Ensemble; musical theater classes and camps for the public; as well as musical theater residencies in NYC schools and community centers. Through TADA!’s high-quality work, young people develop advanced skills that help with growing up and are essential to their success both in school and in life.



54 W. 40th St.,
212-235-1460


Email chrisliendo@tutorsonwheels.com

Offering Back-to-School tutoring specials! All subjects and grades are 25 percent off of packages of more than eight hours. Rates valid through September only! Our tutors provide personalized, one-on-one sessions geared towards each student’s individual needs. Call Tutors on Wheels today for an exciting, engaging learning experience! Results guaranteed–or your money back.

USTA BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing
Register now at: ntc.usta.com


We offer year-round tennis programs for all ages and levels. Our programs teach the necessary techniques, tactics, sports conditioning, and strategy geared to maximize learning while having fun. As players develop, they are advanced to more challenging groups. We accept junior players ages 4-10 for the Ten-and-Under-Tennis Program. Children ages 10 and older can enroll in our Junior Development Programs. The more advanced player can be invited to participate in our Tennis Academy, an intensive training program for more serious players. Enrollment and more detailed information is available online at www.ntc.usta.com.

WETHERBY–PEMBRIDGE SCHOOL
212-328-9529
Email info@whetherby-pembridge.org

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


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