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After-School Classes & Programs for Children on Long Island

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Academic Enrichment Programs


ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS OF ROSLYN
20 Roosevelt Ave., Roslyn
516-484-1789
Email info@roslynacademicprograms.com

Roslyn Academic Programs offers enrichment programs for school age children in mathematics, physics, chemistry, robotics, programming and engineering, languages, music, and art. We also offer standardized test (ACT, SAT, etc.) and subject test preparation for high school students.


COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY & AQUARIUM
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
516-692-6768
Email info@cshfishhatchery.org

Join us for a fun-filled hour of nature activities (fish feeding included). Using live animals, crafts, stories, and games, we guide you and your little ones through nature adventures. Ages 2-5 at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium Pollywog Adventures program. Catch & Keep Trout Fishing-spaces available first-come, first-served.


EYE LEVEL NASSAU
Eye Level Williston Park
2 Hillside Avenue building F, 2nd floor
Williston Park, NY 11596

516-747-7700

Whether the immediate goal is for early learning, remedial education, or academic education, Eye Level is the answer. Eye Level offers math and English programs for ages 3-14. Our instructors tailor a curriculum by understanding the learning abilities of the student. With each success the student grows more self-confident.


GRADY EDU
1399 Jerusalem Ave. , N. Merrick
516-401-4100
Email info@gradyedu.com for parties: parties@gradyedu.com

Grady edu offers elite educational programs such as fashion design, culinary arts, woodworking building, dance, drama and acting, music, creative creation arts, and steam science. Grady edu is also the place for after-school programs in tutoring and homework help, and study classes for major exams, finals, or tests.


HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY CONTINUING EDUCATION - SATURDAY CLASSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND PRECOLLEGIATE CAREER DISCOVERY INSTITUTE
516-463-7400, Jessica Dease, program director
Email jessica.dease@hofstra.edu

Saturday Classes for Young People wants your child to love learning. Our small classes provide individual attention and help encourage students' curiosity. There are many classes to choose, including reading, math, writing, STEM/STEAM, cartooning, theater, art, video game development, Minecraft, and swimming.


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

Huntington is the premier tutoring and test prep provider for students kindergarten-12th grades, including SAT, ACT, and state tests. The company prides itself on personalized attention and proven results. Founded in 1977, Huntington's mission is to give every student the best education possible. Learn more about our mission at huntingtonhelps.com.


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 recognition of society's special responsibilities for children with demonstrably superior intellectual ability. The LIU Center for Gifted Youth offers extraordinary teachers recruited from leading schools in the metropolitan area, and university-level facilities.


LONG ISLAND STEAM GROUP
216 E. Meadow Ave., East Meadow
Email info@listeamgroup.com

Long Island STEAM Group offers a convenient one-stop-shop for STEAM entertainment-based education. Mad Science® of Long Island provides the best in entertainment and science enrichment programs for grades pre-K to sixth. Brixology offers engineering-themed projects. Schoolhouse Chess™ fosters critical thinking skills, and Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy™ combines art with problem-solving activities.


M.A.T.S.S. KIDS' GYM & EARLY CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTER
2629 Grand Ave.
Bellmore
516-221-1330


171 Eileen Way
Syosset
516-496-7765

"A Rainbow of Programs all under one roof." Full daycare offered (Syosset), nursery school, infant and toddler classes, afterschool gymnastics, enrichment, cooking, sports, and dance classes (ages 20 months-12 years). Extended day (Syosset), summer day camp, afterschool care for grades kindergarten-fifth (Syosset), Kids Night Out (Bellmore), and birthday parties available.


MAIN ST. BOARD GAME CAFE - UNPLUG YOUR GAME
307 Main St. , Huntington
631-729-0060
Email info@mainstboardgamecafe.com

In these two-hour drop-off sessions, kids will learn a wide variety of strategic board games with our expert staff while having a blast with friends in a screen-free, fun, caring, and individualized environment. Playing board games develops social and critical thinking skills that will last a lifetime.


MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
Five Towns
414 Central Ave., Cedarhurst
516-569-1500
Great Neck
11 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
516-482-MATH (6284)
Lynbrook
381 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook
516-881-7997
New Hyde Park
810 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park
516-616-MATH (6284)
Roslyn
217A Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights
516-484-MATH (6284)

Mathnasium Learning Centers, the nation's leading math-only learning center franchise with centers throughout Nassau County, specializes in teaching kids of all ages math in a way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math.


PARTNERWITHLEGACY
888-486-2143
Email info@partnerwithlegacy.com

PartnerwithLegacy was founded in 2008. Our model improves academic and social outcomes for students using our custom curriculum guides. Our tutors are instructional specialists who take their role in developing professional relationships and helping students build skills seriously. We are experts at making online learning hands-on learning.  


SANDS POINT PRESERVE
127 Middle Neck Road , Sands Point
516-571-7901
Email info@sandspointpreserve.org

We offer exciting education programs for every age–science, STEAM, horticultural, fitness sessions, outdoor exploration, and mindful meditation. Accredited educators help visitors discover the natural beauty of the environment, methods to conserve its treasures, and the fascinating cultural history of the Guggenheim Estate and legendary Gold Coast of Long Island.


ST. PATRICK YOUTH COMMUNITY
St. Patrick Church, Smithtown
631-360-0185
Email spyouth@optonline.net

St. Patrick's Youth Enrichment Center offers a kindergarten readiness program, and before- and after-school care for children 2-12. Challenging, timely activities on-site will provide your child with what they need to be a well-rounded, thoughtful student. Tutoring for SAT preparations, study skills, and Catholic High School entrance exam classes are offered.


SYLVAN LEARNING CENTERS OF MINEOLA AND HUNTINGTON
393 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola
516-743-9943
1160 E. Jericho Turnpike
Huntington
631-424-5600
locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/huntington-ny

Email sylvanlearning@optonline.net

Sylvan's Personalized Tutoring programs in reading, writing, mathematics, SAT and ACT Prep will improve your child's skills and confidence. We use a state-of-the-art assessment, personal learning plans, and certified teachers to ensure the high level of quality instruction and support that Sylvan prides itself on.


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), open seven days-a-week, offers a rigorous and highly-creative academic program, in all subject areas, to gifted students ages 2-16. Its CORE curriculum includes instructional writing/grammar, geography, global studies, STEAM, mathematics, Latin/Greek Etymology, SAT/ACT vocabulary enrichment, business, anatomy/physiology, advanced study skills, and creative problem solving.


WE CONNECT THE DOTS
180 Michael Drive , Syosset
631-468-7475
Email events@we-connect-the-dots.org

Learning to code is recognized as one of today’s most important skills for academic and career success. Some of the outcomes that we see in students who participate in our computational thinking programs are greater math competence, improved communication skills, and the ability to learn and develop independently. (For ages 7-18).


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

Email camp@ymcali.org info@ymcali.org

The YMCA of Long Island’s before- and after-school programs support children in reaching their full potential by providing academic support and hands-on enrichment experiences in a safe, structured environment for children in kindergarten through middle school. The YMCA of Long Island partners with school districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Art Classes


KEY TO MY ART, INC.
10 W. Oak St.
Amityville
631-608-9048


Email info@keytomyart.com

Key to My Art is owned and operated by a New York State-certified art teacher who believes that anyone can create art if they want to. We teach your child how to work with different materials and mediums, while using a variety of techniques and styles.


LONG ISLAND STEAM GROUP
216 E. Meadow Ave., East Meadow
Email info@listeamgroup.com

Long Island STEAM Group offers a convenient one-stop-shop for STEAM entertainment-based education. Mad Science® of Long Island provides the best in entertainment and science enrichment programs for grades pre-K to sixth. Brixology offers engineering-themed projects. Schoolhouse Chess™ fosters critical thinking skills, and Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy™ combines art with problem-solving activities.


NOT JUST ART
183 South St., Oyster Bay
516-922-8300
Email create@notjustart.com

Engaging natural curiosity and imagination is the heart of our Music Together, art, and science programs. Inclusive hands-on activities emphasize learning process over product and performance. Staffed with experienced teachers, classes are developmentally appropriate and thoughtfully designed to nurture children and their families at each age and stage!


STUDIO E ART CLASSES
77 Broadway, Rocky Point
631-744-4001

Studio E is now accepting art class registrations. Studio E offers weekly pottery, ceramics, and painting classes for ages 5-17. Younger students love our Preschool Arts programs for ages 2-5. Studio E offers extensive pottery and painting programs for adults. Try out one of our nine high powered pottery wheels!

Dance Classes


ARGYLE ACADEMY OF THE ARTS AT THE ARGYLE THEATRE (THE )
34 W. Main St. , Babylon Village
844-631-LIVE (5483)
Email boxoffice@argyletheatre.com

Located in the Heart of Babylon Village, The Argyle Academy of the Arts Spring Intensive offers classes in acting, singing, dancing, and improv for grades kindergarten-12th. Classes are taught in a supportive environment with theatre professionals. Spring Intensive runs Jan. 27May 5. Sponsored by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.


EGLEVSKY BALLET
700 Hicksville Road, suite 102, Bethpage
516-746-1115

Eglevsky Ballet, under the artistic direction of Maurice Brandon Curry, provides professional caliber training for students of all ages and abilities. Eglevsky presents an annual production of The Nutcracker, two summer intensives, master classes, performing opportunities, and community outreach. Classes are offered in ballet, pointe, modern, character, Pilates, pre-ballet, and adult ballet.


OHMAN SCHOOL OF BALLET
60 Calvert Ave., Commack
631-462-6266
Email office@ohmanballet.com

Our school serves as a training ground for promising young dancers and offers the opportunity to learn classical ballet in the tradition of George Balanchine. The Early Childhood Program instills creativity, discipline, and a love for ballet. The school is a non-competition, non-recital school, focusing on proper classical ballet technique.


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

Posey School offers dance classes for infants-adults. We offer classes during convenient days and times. Dance classes include: Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary-Modern, Jazz, Tap, Choreography, Character Dance, Mommy and Me, and Creative Movement. Based on nationally recognized criteria, our unique programs emphasize the artistic and cultural benefits of applying oneself in the arts.


TJE DANCE FORCE
556 North Country Road, St. James
631-584-6888
310 Main St.
Holbrook
631-585-6900

Email info@tjedance.com

Experience the finest, most talented, creative, award-winning staff that will motivate your child to do their best! The benefits your children will receive while dancing at TJE are focus, concentration, self-confidence, and self-esteem. They will make a ton of new friends and will have fun while learning the many forms of dance.

Fitness Classes & Programs


SANDS POINT PRESERVE
127 Middle Neck Road , Sands Point
516-571-7901
Email info@sandspointpreserve.org

We offer exciting education programs for every age–science, STEAM, horticultural, fitness sessions, outdoor exploration, and mindful meditation. Accredited educators help visitors discover the natural beauty of the environment, methods to conserve its treasures, and the fascinating cultural history of the Guggenheim Estate and legendary Gold Coast of Long Island.


THOMAS SCHOOL OF HORSEMANSHIP RIDING ACADEMY
250 Round Swamp Road, Melville
631-692-6840
Email tsh@tshcamp.com

Thomas School of Horsemanship offers unique after-school programs for all levels of riding from beginners to advanced. We offer group or private lessons in seasonal series. Many students ride all year-round and compete in horse shows. We also offer our students the possibility of leasing a horse.

Gymnastics & Cheerleading


GOLD MEDAL GYMNASTICS CENTERS
Suffolk:

266 East Pulaski Road, Greenlawn
631-427-8275
huntington@gmgc.com

1752 Middle Country Road, Centereach
631-981-4653
centereach@gmgc.com

683 Route 25A, Rocky Point
631-821-2100
rockypoint@gmgc.com

253 W. Main St., Smithtown
631-366-4653
smithtown@gmgc.com

NASSAU:

1100 Stewart Ave, Garden City
516-357-3636
gardencity@gmgc.com

210 Gardiners Ave., Levittown
516-735-4653
levittown@gmgc.com

Long Island’s leading gymnastics center, "Where Every Child is a Champion" since 1973. Island-wide with six locations and fully certified instructors. We offer classes for boys and girls 3 months to 18 years, beginner to advanced, licensed Ninja Zone Program and action-packed birthday parties!

Horseback Riding


THOMAS SCHOOL OF HORSEMANSHIP RIDING ACADEMY
250 Round Swamp Road, Melville
631-692-6840
Email tsh@tshcamp.com

Thomas School of Horsemanship offers unique after-school programs for all levels of riding from beginners to advanced. We offer group or private lessons in seasonal series. Many students ride all year-round and compete in horse shows. We also offer our students the possibility of leasing a horse.

IceSkating & Ice Hockey


NORTHWELL HEALTH ICE CENTER
200 Merrick Ave., East Meadow
516-441-0070

Northwell Health Ice Center, the coolest place on Long Island, is the premier hockey destination and official practice facility of the New York Islanders. Starting Sept. 28, our in-house hockey programs are perfect for young players (ages 5-14) to learn and develop their hockey skills in a fun, exciting atmosphere.

Mommy & Me Classes


MUSIC TOGETHER
Various locations Find the location near you,

While the big kids head back to school this fall, have some family-style, music-makin' fun with your little ones. Once a week for 10 weeks, you'll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler in a play-based, developmentally appropriate musical environment. Find a location in Queens or on Long Island.

Music Classes


ARGYLE ACADEMY OF THE ARTS AT THE ARGYLE THEATRE (THE )
34 W. Main St. , Babylon Village
844-631-LIVE (5483)
Email boxoffice@argyletheatre.com

Located in the Heart of Babylon Village, The Argyle Academy of the Arts Spring Intensive offers classes in acting, singing, dancing, and improv for grades kindergarten-12th. Classes are taught in a supportive environment with theatre professionals. Spring Intensive runs Jan. 27May 5. Sponsored by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.


MUSIC INSTITUTE OF LONG ISLAND
90 Plandome Road, Manhasset
516-627-7052
Email miligirls@gmail.com

Celebrating our 30th year, Music Institute of Long Island voted No. 1 Best Music School on Long Island and the North Shore. Outstanding faculty with years of experience. Programs include violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, voice, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and tuba. Traditional, Suzuki, and ABRSM methods, ages 3-99, beginner-advanced.


MUSIC TOGETHER
Various locations Find the location near you,

While the big kids head back to school this fall, have some family-style, music-makin' fun with your little ones. Once a week for 10 weeks, you'll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler in a play-based, developmentally appropriate musical environment. Find a location in Queens or on Long Island.


NOT JUST ART
183 South St., Oyster Bay
516-922-8300
Email create@notjustart.com

Engaging natural curiosity and imagination is the heart of our Music Together, art, and science programs. Inclusive hands-on activities emphasize learning process over product and performance. Staffed with experienced teachers, classes are developmentally appropriate and thoughtfully designed to nurture children and their families at each age and stage!

Soccer


SOCCER SHOTS WEST
171 Eileen Way , Syosset
516-558-2266
Email liwest@soccershots.org

Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication, and curriculum. Our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards, visit the website at soccershots.org/liwest.

STEM Classes


LONG ISLAND STEAM GROUP
216 E. Meadow Ave., East Meadow
Email info@listeamgroup.com

Long Island STEAM Group offers a convenient one-stop-shop for STEAM entertainment-based education. Mad Science® of Long Island provides the best in entertainment and science enrichment programs for grades pre-K to sixth. Brixology offers engineering-themed projects. Schoolhouse Chess™ fosters critical thinking skills, and Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy™ combines art with problem-solving activities.


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), open seven days-a-week, offers a rigorous and highly-creative academic program, in all subject areas, to gifted students ages 2-16. Its CORE curriculum includes instructional writing/grammar, geography, global studies, STEAM, mathematics, Latin/Greek Etymology, SAT/ACT vocabulary enrichment, business, anatomy/physiology, advanced study skills, and creative problem solving.


WE CONNECT THE DOTS
180 Michael Drive , Syosset
631-468-7475
Email events@we-connect-the-dots.org

Learning to code is recognized as one of today’s most important skills for academic and career success. Some of the outcomes that we see in students who participate in our computational thinking programs are greater math competence, improved communication skills, and the ability to learn and develop independently. (For ages 7-18).

Swimming & Water Sports


HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY CONTINUING EDUCATION - SATURDAY CLASSES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND PRECOLLEGIATE CAREER DISCOVERY INSTITUTE
516-463-7400, Jessica Dease, program director
Email jessica.dease@hofstra.edu

Saturday Classes for Young People wants your child to love learning. Our small classes provide individual attention and help encourage students' curiosity. There are many classes to choose, including reading, math, writing, STEM/STEAM, cartooning, theater, art, video game development, Minecraft, and swimming.


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

Email camp@ymcali.org info@ymcali.org

“Find your awesome”-from swim lessons to the swim team. At the YMCA, everyone has the opportunity to surpass their potential. With swim lessons, youth sports, theater and dance classes, the possibilities are endless. Registration for fall programs begins Aug. 25. Session runs Sept. 8 to Nov. 16.

Theater & Performing Arts Programs


ARGYLE ACADEMY OF THE ARTS AT THE ARGYLE THEATRE (THE )
34 W. Main St. , Babylon Village
844-631-LIVE (5483)
Email boxoffice@argyletheatre.com

Located in the Heart of Babylon Village, The Argyle Academy of the Arts Spring Intensive offers classes in acting, singing, dancing, and improv for grades kindergarten-12th. Classes are taught in a supportive environment with theatre professionals. Spring Intensive runs Jan. 27May 5. Sponsored by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.


GATEWAY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER OF SUFFOLK COUNTY (THE)
215 S. Country Road, Bellport
631-286-1133, 631-286-0555, x5000

The Gateway School for the Performing Arts' Fall Session is now enrolling! We offer a comprehensive array of classes, workshops, and intensives for students of all ages and skill levels, each culminating in a final presentation for family and friends on our Main Stage!


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

Email camp@ymcali.org info@ymcali.org

“Find your awesome”-from swim lessons to the swim team. At the YMCA, everyone has the opportunity to surpass their potential. With swim lessons, youth sports, theater and dance classes, the possibilities are endless. Registration for fall programs begins Aug. 25. Session runs Sept. 8 to Nov. 16.


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