After-School Classes & Programs for Children in Brooklyn

After-School Classes & Programs for Children in Brooklyn

Find after-school fun for your kids in Brooklyn.

UPDATED February 2019: The fun doesn’t have to end when the school bell rings because Brooklyn is packed with great after-school classes, activities, and programs that will keep kids busy and help them grow. We have found the best program in Brooklyn whether you are looking for extended-hour care while you finish your workday or for a creative outlet for your children. Our guide features after-school classes and programs such as academic enrichment and tutoring services, learning centers, dance classes, art classes, performing arts programs, ballet schools, tennis and soccer, and more in Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Canarsie, Flatlands, Marine Park, Gravesend, Bergen Beach, and Mill Basin.

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241 Water St., Manhattan

Blue School is an independent school for children ages 2 through eighth grade where academic mastery, creative thinking, self, and social intelligence are dynamically balanced to instill a lifelong passion for learning. The campus in lower Manhattan is full of thoughtful classrooms, lab spaces for studio art, STEAM, science, music, and drama, as well as a gymnasium, wonder room, and outdoor roof and terrace. Blue School values exploration, play, creativity, self-awareness, family, and community connection. Our inquiry-driven approach makes space for bold collaboration and rich project work.

126 Saint Felix St., Brooklyn

Brooklyn's best after-school program, Arts Reaching Youth (ARY), offers a range of creative options with classes in music, dance, theater, and the performing arts, along with homework support and healthy snacks. Free after-school pickup from selected schools, and our location in Brooklyn's cultural district is convenient for families with kids in grades kindergarten-fifth from Brooklyn. Appropriate for children ages 5-12. When students participate in ARY they have the opportunity to join group music or dance classes, ensembles such as Rock Band or the orchestra, or develop musical theater skills.

Upper East Side, Upper West Side and Park Slope,

The Coding Space creates a space for students to learn coding while fostering a love of learning, embracing challenges, and developing a growth mindset in our self-paced, project-based learning environment. Flexible for all levels, students will learn core coding concepts by building their own games that, of course, we play!

94 Luquer St., Brooklyn

Keylab is the modern music school in Carroll Gardens that offers individually tailored lessons, and upbeat, fun music classes for ages 5 to adult. We teach children how to read music, play an instrument, and write and record a song. Visit to see and hear our students in action, take an online tour of the studio, and learn more about what Keylab has to offer your family. Call 718-576-3514 or email for information. Unlock your child's creativity and register for a class today!

319 4th Ave., (between 2nd & 3rd Street), Park Slope

Our name, “ume ume,” reflects the focus of our program and the importance of bringing everyone together (ume = you + me), as we create and learn about our world through the arts. Ume Ume implements a completely original curriculum through an arts integrated approach to learning. We develop a young child’s familiarity with music, dance, and art while encouraging experimentation, exploration, and creative thinking. We offer daily drop-in classes, day camps, private and group lessons in violin and piano, birthday parties, and our all new ‘Jump Start’ Preschool Alternative Program.

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