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After-School Classes & Programs for Children in NYC

After-School Classes & Programs for Children in NYC

Find the best after-school program in NYC for your child to learn and have fun after the school day ends.



Keep your kids learning after the bell by signing up for after-school programs in New York City. Don't wait, register online.

After-school programs in NYC are a fun and educational way for children to learn new skills and meet new friends. Whether your child is interested in dance, fitness, foreign language, sports, robotics, music, or theater, you can find all of the information you need about fun and educational after-school programs in New York City in this guide. You can also find academic enrichment programs and mommy-and-me classes. Don't wait, register your child for an after-school program in Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Tribeca, Meatpacking District, Hell's Kitchen, Financial District, Battery Park, Harlem, and other neighborhoods in Manhattan.



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Academic Enrichment Programs

ABC LANGUAGES
212-563-7580
Email info@abclang.com

ABC Languages online tutoring for kids and teens is a great way to give your child a personalized learning experience. Our professional, caring instructors are here to ensure a fun, effective, and interactive learning experience. Set up one-on-one classes or form a group with your child's besties!

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

Classes at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan offer an entry point to lifelong learning. We believe that children develop and learn best in nurturing, creative environments that support play, curiosity, and exploration. Our five floors of hands-on exhibits and learning spaces are designed to support the development of young minds.

CHINA INSTITUTE'S IMMERSIVE SUMMER PROGRAM
40 Rector St., 2nd floor, Financial District, Manhattan
212-744-8181 x143
Email zfeng@chinainstitute.org

Your child will discover Chinese language and culture like never before at China Institute's Immersive Mandarin Summer Program! Participants 2-14 experience a flexible, six-week, immersive, virtual "tour" to 11 Chinese cities! In addition to language learning (from beginner to expert), campers enjoy activities like calligraphy, Chinese sports, theater, and cooking.

DEDIMUS POTESTATEM
718-954-1357
Email info@potestatem.co

Dedimus Potestatem provides fun, academically challenging programs to students in primary, middle, and high school. Our programs include Leadership, Debate, Filmmaking, Model UN, Philosophy, Model Congress, Mock Trial, Etiquette, Bioethics, Languages, and more. We currently offer both virtual and in-person private, semi-private, and group sessions as well as after-school programs.

EBL COACHING - MANHATTAN
17 E. 89th St., Suite 1D, Upper East Side, Manhattan
212-249-0147
50 Main St., Suite 1000
White Plains
914-200-1320

EBL Coaching specializes in one-on-one home, on-site, and virtual tutoring for students pre-K to 12th with specialized learning needs. They use research-based, multi-sensory techniques to develop reading, writing, math, executive functioning, and organizational skills. Specialized instruction for students with learning disabilities and ADHD is available. Now offering COVID homeschooling programs.

GERMAN SCHOOL MANHATTAN
74 Warren St., Tribeca, Manhattan
646-869-1152
Email info@germanschoolmanhattan.org

German School Manhattan is the first international German-English kindergarten and bilingual lower school in Manhattan. GSM offers a re-imagined, child-centric curriculum that encompasses German and New York educational standards. Our small classes provide a joyful learning environment to encourage and shape future global citizens. Summer camp and after-school are also offered.

GERMAN-AMERICAN SCHOOL: WHERE KIDS LEARN GERMAN
212-787-7543
Manhattan Upper East Side
Garden City, Long Island
New Hyde Park, Long Island

Email kidslearngerman@aol.com

German-American School NY offers a NY-State accredited after-school German language program. The school has taught German to children since 1892 and its motto today is "German is for everyone" - not just for Germans.

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER
1556 Third Ave., suite 209, Upper East Side, New York
212-534-3200

Huntington Learning Center is the premier tutoring and test prep provider for kindergarten students through 12th grade. Founded in 1977, its mission is to give every student the best education possible. The company prides itself on personalized attention and proven results with individualized programs taught by certified teachers at accredited centers.

KNOWLEDGE PROJECT (THE)
104 John St., suite 102,
917-710-0050
Email info@theknowledgeproject.org

The Know's distinctive advantage is as a proactive partner for more than 20 years to New York K-12 school administrators, educators, CBOs, and parents. Students engaged in our courses experience positive benefits of writing and the arts, mastering skills and strategies for academic advancement and future careers.

LEAPUP LEARNING MANDARIN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
1751 2nd Ave., between 91st and 92nd Street , Upper East Side, Manhattan
646-870-0560
Email info@leapuplearning.com

LeapUp Learning Mandarin after-school classes are for children aged 5-16. Teachers are native speakers with master’s degrees in bilingual education. Small sized classes are tailored to students’ different levels and goals. Other after-school online and in-person classes include ELA reading/writing, Public Speaking and Debate, Chess, and Test Prep.

MANHATTAN MANDARIN
Midtown East, Chelsea,
Email jamie@manhattanmandarin.com

Manhattan Mandarin is NYC’s premier tutoring and after school Mandarin program. Classes are available to all ages and skill levels delivered by some of the most sought after Mandarin teachers in the U.S. Schedule your free trial or assessment today and get on the path to fluency!

NEW YORK CHINESE CULTURAL CENTER
212-334-3764
Email info@nychineseculturalcenter.org

New York Chinese Cultural Center is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution with more than 46 years of sharing and teaching Chinese arts. We offer classes, workshops, and performances in Chinese dance, martial arts, calligraphy, ink-brush painting, and Mandarin language for children and adults. See our online classes and programs.

PUSTEBLUME INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL AND AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS
244 W. 14th St., West Village, Manhattan
212-206-1137
Email info@pusteblumenyc.org

We are a German and Spanish language immersion school with after-school/enrichment programs open to students from other schools. Special inquiry and exploration based curriculum is provided. Native-speaking faculty teaches music, movement, literacy, math concepts, and visual arts. Our fun, warm, learning environment cultivates the growth and development of your child.

TREEHOUSE SHAKERS

Radio City Station P.O. Box 186 Manhattan,
Email contactus@treehouseshakers.com

Treehouse Shakers, an awarded arts company, elevates experiences while building community. Our Playwriting Camp, ages 10-14, nurtures aspiring young writers to create an original play, which culminates with a performance. Branching Out: LGBTQIA+ Book Group, ages 11-14, is a brave space to explore identities that are often overlooked in literature.

WRITTEN OUT LOUD
Email support@writtenoutloud.org

Written Out Loud combines group brainstorming sessions with individual writing missions. Your childs individual writing skills will grow by leaps and bounds. And so will their courage, collaborative spirit, and empathy. More than 400 creative kids have become published authors in our after-school program - by creating their stories together.

Art Classes

92Y
1395 Lexington Ave. , New York
212-415-5500
Email customerrelations@92y.org

92nd Street Y, a world-class cultural and community center, provides an inspiring, safe, and supportive home for children and families, with decades of expertise in early childhood learning, parenting, summer camps, special needs programs, after school, and classes of all kinds including art, music, dance, musical theater, sports, and swim.

Dance Classes

92Y
1395 Lexington Ave. , New York
212-415-5500
Email customerrelations@92y.org

92nd Street Y, a world-class cultural and community center, provides an inspiring, safe, and supportive home for children and families, with decades of expertise in early childhood learning, parenting, summer camps, special needs programs, after school, and classes of all kinds including art, music, dance, musical theater, sports, and swim.

BALLET HISPÁNICO SCHOOL OF DANCE
167 W. 89th St., Upper West Side
212-362-6710
Email school@ballethispanico.org

Ballet Hispánico's School of Dance, an accredited training center that leads with a holistic curriculum for today’s young dancer, is the direct link to the organization’s values of access, opportunity, and pride for all students interested in dance and Latinx culture. Dancers train in Ballet, Contemporary techniques, Flamenco, and more!

JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL
434 Sixth Ave., 3rd Floor, West Village, Manhattan
888-438-3808

The Joffrey Ballet School Children’s and Youth Ballet Programs offers year-round classes for dancers ages 2-18. Our classes are taught in our West Village studios, founded by Robert Joffrey in 1953. Fully in-person or virtual options available, with performance opportunities each semester! Register today for a trial or placement class!

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET SCHOOL
131 E. 10th St., East Village, Manhattan
212-679-0401
Email admin@nytb.org

New York Theatre Ballet School – dance as a total art form. Develop strong technical skills and discipline. Cultivate musicality, theatricality, gesture and style. Learn purity of line and simplicity of style via Cecchetti Syllabus. Classes begin Sept. 20, ages 4 and older. Strict social distancing, hospital grade air-filtration system, and frequent sanitizing.

SHOOTING STARS NYC
Upper East and Upper West Side, Manhattan,
212-987-2203
Email https://shootingstarsnyc.com/

Shooting Stars NYC is a 21-year dance company based on the Upper East and Upper West Side. The main focus of SSDC is competitive dance. “SSDC” offers competitive dance to ages 8-18 to all levels from beginners to advanced! Shooting Stars NYC company prides itself on instilling girl-power, teamwork, and sisterhood!

Foreign Language Classes

ABC LANGUAGES
212-563-7580
Email info@abclang.com

ABC Languages online tutoring for kids and teens is a great way to give your child a personalized learning experience. Our professional, caring instructors are here to ensure a fun, effective, and interactive learning experience. Set up one-on-one classes or form a group with your child's besties!

CHINA INSTITUTE'S IMMERSIVE SUMMER PROGRAM
40 Rector St., 2nd floor, Financial District, Manhattan
212-744-8181 x143
Email zfeng@chinainstitute.org

Your child will discover Chinese language and culture like never before at China Institute's Immersive Mandarin Summer Program! Participants 2-14 experience a flexible, six-week, immersive, virtual "tour" to 11 Chinese cities! In addition to language learning (from beginner to expert), campers enjoy activities like calligraphy, Chinese sports, theater, and cooking.

COLLINA ITALIANA
1556 Third Ave., Suite 602-603 ( between 87th and 88th Street) , Upper East Side, Manhattan
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, inviting atmosphere. Children gather to share learned words and expressions through playful, skill-building activities such as games, songs, dances, and stories. For all the bellissimi details visit collinaitaliana.com!

GERMAN SCHOOL MANHATTAN
74 Warren St., Tribeca, Manhattan
646-869-1152
Email info@germanschoolmanhattan.org

German School Manhattan is the first international German-English kindergarten and bilingual lower school in Manhattan. GSM offers a re-imagined, child-centric curriculum that encompasses German and New York educational standards. Our small classes provide a joyful learning environment to encourage and shape future global citizens. Summer camp and after-school are also offered.

GERMAN-AMERICAN SCHOOL: WHERE KIDS LEARN GERMAN
212-787-7543
Manhattan Upper East Side
Garden City, Long Island
New Hyde Park, Long Island

Email kidslearngerman@aol.com

German-American School NY offers a NY-State accredited after-school German language program. The school has taught German to children since 1892 and its motto today is "German is for everyone" - not just for Germans.

MANHATTAN MANDARIN
Midtown East, Chelsea,
Email jamie@manhattanmandarin.com

Manhattan Mandarin is NYC’s premier tutoring and after school Mandarin program. Classes are available to all ages and skill levels delivered by some of the most sought after Mandarin teachers in the U.S. Schedule your free trial or assessment today and get on the path to fluency!

PUSTEBLUME INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL AND AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS
244 W. 14th St., West Village, Manhattan
212-206-1137
Email info@pusteblumenyc.org

We are a German and Spanish language immersion school with after-school/enrichment programs open to students from other schools. Special inquiry and exploration based curriculum is provided. Native-speaking faculty teaches music, movement, literacy, math concepts, and visual arts. Our fun, warm, learning environment cultivates the growth and development of your child.

Martial Arts

MARTIAL ARTS FAMILY STUDIO
290 Mulberry St., Soho, New York
646-335-5034
Email info@martialartsfamilystudio.com

Discover your child's potential in our Martial Arts Classes! We emphasize building self-confidence, physical preparedness, and mental focus through our programs. Children of all experiences and ages find many benefits from the inclusivity, discipline, and maturity that traditional Martial Arts training brings to their lives.

NEW YORK CITY NINJA ACADEMY
625 W. 55th St., Midtown West, Manhattan
917-903-7535
Email ninjanewyorkcity@gmail.com

Does your kid want to be a ninja warrior? New York City Ninja Academy is the only dedicated ninja warrior obstacle training facility in the city. After-school classes, birthday parties, and events are offered in a new, clean, and sanitary location with physically distanced obstacles. Limited availability!

Mommy & Me Classes

MARTIAL ARTS FAMILY STUDIO
290 Mulberry St., Soho, New York
646-335-5034
Email info@martialartsfamilystudio.com

Join the most unique baby and toddler community! Martial Arts Family Studio is sure to have the mommy and me class you're looking for. Offering music classes for ages newborn-2, theatre classes and intro to martial arts classes for 2 and older, and even separation childcare during adult fitness classes. 

MultiSports Programs

92Y
1395 Lexington Ave. , New York
212-415-5500
Email customerrelations@92y.org

92nd Street Y, a world-class cultural and community center, provides an inspiring, safe, and supportive home for children and families, with decades of expertise in early childhood learning, parenting, summer camps, special needs programs, after school, and classes of all kinds including art, music, dance, musical theater, sports, and swim.

THE INN AT EAST HILL FARM
460 Monadnock St., Troy
800-242-6495
Email info@east-hill-farm.com

The Inn at East Hill Farm is an all-inclusive, family farm vacation resort that is open year-round. Guests enjoy hands-on time with farm animals, horseback riding, milking the cow, patting bunnies, and collecting chicken eggs. Resort amenities include guided hiking trips, swimming, and a children's recreation program.

Music Classes

92Y
1395 Lexington Ave. , New York
212-415-5500
Email customerrelations@92y.org

92nd Street Y, a world-class cultural and community center, provides an inspiring, safe, and supportive home for children and families, with decades of expertise in early childhood learning, parenting, summer camps, special needs programs, after school, and classes of all kinds including art, music, dance, musical theater, sports, and swim.

BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
323 W. 108th St., Upper West Side
212-663-6021 Virtual Office: 201-578-4289
Email registrar@bsmny.org

Bloomingdale School of Music is dedicated to the belief that music changes lives. Everyone should have access to high-quality music education. They offer a range of options from early childhood, private lessons, theory classes, ensemble instruction, performance and practice opportunities led by experienced, qualified, and caring faculty. Financial aid available.

EASTSIDE WESTSIDE MUSIC TOGETHER
UES and UWS - All online for fall 2020,
917-994-0534
Email deanna@eswsmusictogether.com

Music Together Online classes give you ways to use music every dayto play, de-stress, find joy, learn music, and learn through music. Our rich music activities for children birth-age 8, support all aspects of developmentcognitive, social, emotional, physical, pre-literacy, pre-numeracy, and executive function. Free preview classes Sept. 813.

GARRETT FISCHBACH - VIOLIN & VIOLA LESSONS
212-671-0791
Email garrett@garrettfischbach.com

Live virtual lessons for intermediate and advanced-level middle school and high school students. Grammy Award winning MET Orchestra member since 1998. Juilliard Pre-College competition judge. Students gain aesthetic awareness and self-directed learning skills, leading to higher self-esteem and success in all endeavors. Free trial. Flexible tuition.

Soccer





Over 80 locations across NYC, LI, and Westchester,
606 Columbus Ave. at 89th St., Manhattan, 212-877-7171

55 Front St., suite 7, Rockville Centre, 516-740-7171

Email info@supersoccerstars.com

Soccer Stars is NY’s No. 1 youth soccer program for more than 20 years. Certified coaches lead small group classes, promote teamwork, offer individual attention, follow safety guidelines. Parent & Me, FUNdamentals, Development Training, Multi-sport, and Scrimmage Games programs. Private classes available. Ages 1-12 and over. Save $25 – Code: NYMP21.

Swimming & Water Sports

92Y
1395 Lexington Ave. , New York
212-415-5500
Email customerrelations@92y.org

92nd Street Y, a world-class cultural and community center, provides an inspiring, safe, and supportive home for children and families, with decades of expertise in early childhood learning, parenting, summer camps, special needs programs, after school, and classes of all kinds including art, music, dance, musical theater, sports, and swim.

Theater & Performing Arts Programs

ATLANTIC ACTING SCHOOL
76 Ninth Ave., suite 313, Chelsea
212-691-5919
Email education@atlantictheater.org

We are thrilled to be back in person this fall! From musical theater to sketch, improv, scene study, and film/TV, we’ve got a class for your young actor. Kids aged 4-18 create characters, scripts, and produce their own work! Save $50 when you register by Sept. 7 with code “FALL2021.”

CHICKENSHED NYC INCLUSIVE THEATRE COMPANY
14th Street Y, 14th Street between 1st and 2nd Ave., East Village/Union Square
646-569-5742
Email president@chickenshednyc.org

Chickenshed NYC is an inclusive theatre company for kids and teens of all abilities and backgrounds. Our programs are Chickenshed Players (aged-grouped theatre classes for kids and teens) and Adventures from The Shed (immersive performances for preschoolers and their families).

IMAGINE WORKS YOUTH THEATRE
115 MacDougal St.,
347-878-3813
Email imagineworksinfo@gmail.com

Imagine Works Youth Theatre believes that every child can follow their dreams! Through our affordable, individualized training, students learn at their own level, being challenged and inspired. We are a unique program in which our students perform musicals and plays on a professional Off-Broadway stage for agents, managers, and casting directors!

LITTLE STARS THEATRE CLASSES AT MARTIAL ARTS FAMILY STUDIO
290 Mulberry St. , Soho, Manhattan
646-335-5034

In these theatre classes, your little stars (ages 3-7) will develop the skills to excel in musical theatre performance. Featuring song, dance, and imaginative storytelling. Martial Arts Family Studio offers both a drop off and a mommy and me version of this class to suit your family's needs. 

PLAY ON! STUDIOS
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 W. 86th St., Upper West Side
347-709-4149
Play On Studios Theater Camps
Lena Moy-Borgen, director

Email info@playonstudios.com

Play On! Studios offers after-school programming in theater. Our classes meet weekly-the perfect solution for busy NYC kids in grades kindergarten-eighth! We keep class sizes small, so kids get the personal attention and non-competitive environment they need to do their best. Explore improvisation, playwriting, or put on a play in a theater.

TADA! YOUTH THEATER
15 W. 28th St. (at Broadway) 3rd floor, New York
212-252-1619 x4
Email education@tadatheater.com

This fall, TADA! is excited to offer interactive, fun online musical theater classes for preschool to teens and every age in between! Visit tadatheater.com for individual class descriptions and to register!


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