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UPDATED October 2017: A guide to after-school classes and programs in Queens, NYC, including tutoring and academic programs, sports and fitness classes, dance and theater programs, foreign language classes, and more in Jamaica, Fresh Meadows, Forest Hills, Long Island City, Astoria, Elmhurst, Bayside, Sunnyside, Flushing, Woodside, and throughout Queens.
82ND STREET ACADEMICS
81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights
Most students who fail would have easily succeeded with a little extra support. 82nd Street Academics has the best track record with homework completion and correction for the past 15 years. We tackle homework together with 10-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. We add hot meals and plenty of ways to keep students motivated as well! Your child deserves the best after-school academic development and After-School Achievement Club at 82nd Street Academics. Call 718-457-0429. 81-10 35th Ave., Jackson Heights.
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
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: email@example.com.
Sign up now for fall classes–limited space available. 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 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.
AMERICAN DANCE & DRAMA
188-22 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
American Dance & Drama Studio is the original neighborhood school that was established more than 44 years ago at the same location. We offer quality teaching and an extremely professional staff, while maintaining a fun and exciting environment. Come visit our multi-level, high-tech studios—the largest in Queens at 7,000-square-feet! We offer classes for ages 2 through adults in all types of dance, as well as gymnastics, drama, Zumba, and singing.
68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village
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 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!
After a dynamite summer season your favorite teachers will be returning, with a couple of new ones, too! Registration will be on Labor Day, Sept. 4, from 10am to 6pm. Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 5 for weekday after-school and all-day Saturday and Sunday. Ages 2½ years through adult, beginner to professional. Ballet, Tap, Gymnastics, Hip-Hop, Modern, Ballroom, Salsa, Belly Dance, Barata Nathyam, Zumba, Georgian, and more! First lesson is a free trial. Looking forward to meeting you soon!
First Shot provides a healthy, pressure-free environment teaching children ages 3-15 how to play basketball. Experienced, caring coaches work in small classes geared to specific ages and skills. Your child will learn the basics, sharpen his or her skills, understand the game, and come away feeling positive about his or her performance and ability to play with friends in the schoolyard. We teach the value of good sportsmanship, setting goals, and teamwork. With lots of encouragement we build confidence and make it fun for everyone. Register at firstshotbasketball.com or call 718-275-7974.
HUG MUSIC, CREATIVE & NURTURING MUSIC LESSONS FOR EVERYBODY
112-01 75th Ave., Lower Level, Forest Hills
Hug Music's mission is to nurture a love for music by promoting students’ musical growth and important life skills. We offer programs to all individuals including children with special needs. Our signature Hug Melody classes are for children ages 6 months to 4 years. Chorus Group is for ages 4-7 years. We also offer private and duo lessons on piano, guitar, voice, and music therapy. Music therapy is effective for children with special needs (autism, ADHD, etc.) to improve important learning skills. Register today!
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
Floral Park 718-347-3138
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 more information.
194-11A Northern Blvd., Bayside
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-423-5757 to speak to a counselor.
KWELLER ADVANCED TEST PREPARATION
Kweller Prep Queens 104-40 Queens Blvd. Suite 1C , Forest Hills
Kweller Prep Manhattan: 370 Lexington Ave., Suite 800, Manhattan
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: email@example.com. Register for classes online at kwellerprep.com.
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.
LONG ISLAND CITY YMCA JULIA DEFEO, YOUTH AND FAMILY DIRECTOR
32-23 Queens Blvd. , Queens
The Long Island City YMCA offers a wide variety of programs that encompass everything you could want. Our mission is to foster and build the talents of people through an engaging and fun way. We currently offer guitar and keyboard lessons for people of all ages, and all levels. Whether you are an adult looking to start a new hobby, a teen wanting to build on your current skill level for a future career, or a child who just wants to rock out-we are welcome to all!
Enrichment Classes are open to gifted, twice exceptional, and all students. Flight Team: Become familiar with flying our professional-grade flight simulator. Martial Arts: Students use their bodies and sense of self through martial arts techniques developing self-confidence, self-respect, social cognition skills, and muscle tone. The Science of Magic: Learn the science behind magic tricks and even perform your own. Makers Space: Create, plan, dig, and build, using a variety of materials and tools. Readers/Writers Workshop: Geared to elicit creative and wondrous stories from even our most reluctant readers and writers.
MUSIC SCHOOL OF NEW YORK CITY
Music School of New York City blends old-world values and classical traditions, with an innovative teaching style designed for children of the 21st century. Our fantastic team of all-star teachers is the best in NYC, with degrees from Juilliard, Moscow Conservatory, and more. Offering in-home private instruction in piano, violin, voice, and guitar, we specialize in establishing a love of music and great technique in all our students, from beginner through advanced. We prepare students for all auditions and competitions. Call today to set up a free trial lesson!
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. Some centers even offer classes for the big kids too! Founded in 1987, Music Together is a research-based program. Each family receives a CD/download set and songbook so you can continue the fun at home with the rest of the family. Find a location near you in Queens or on Long Island:musictogetherli-queens.com.
MUSIC TOGETHER® WITH MUSIC AND ME
Astoria at Gym-Azing!
Bayside at Bay Terrace Karate Center, Upper Level Baybridge Commons Shopping Center
Forest Hills at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills
Forest Hills at the Church-In-The-Gardens
Glendale at Tiger Schulmann's Glendale
Since 2003, we have provided the gold standard-Music Together® music and movement program for children and their grown-ups who love to dance, sing, learn, and play! Thousands of families with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers have experienced our classes with highly-trained, registered Music Together® teachers. Families value the positive effects on speech, articulation, fine and gross motor skills, pre-linguistic skills, rhythm, tone, and socialization. Fall, winter, spring, and summer. Schedule your free trial class today. Visit musictogetherwithmusicandme.com for more information.
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. 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.
QUEENS DANCE ACADEMY
79-31 Myrtle Ave., Glendale
QDA has been serving the community for 38 years, and offers dance classes for all ages, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and more. We aim to teach technique, teamwork, and self-expression all while having fun! Regular and competition classes available. Sign up now. Come join our award-winning team and become part of the family that is Queens Dance Academy.
Queensborough United Soccer Club [QUSC] is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission of providing easily accessible and affordable travel league style youth soccer to the children and families of Queens. Members of the prestigious Long Island Junior Soccer League, we are currently looking to expand our club by forming additional teams for children born in the year 2006 or 2007. For more information on how your child can join the fastest growing travel league team in Queens, please contact us with the information located above.
Rhythm NY has been serving its community with valuable musical instruction and resources. It offers various music classes for children and adults, beginners to advanced musicians. With a mixture of instrumental, ensemble, and ear-training curriculum, the students will be able to imagine, communicate, and create music they want. “Hello Music,” its signature program, combines both "Music Reading" and "Instrumental Private Lessons," exposing students to master and understand true mechanics behind music and instrumental performances. “Hello Music” is designed for children and teenagers, ages 4 and older.
Since 1965, we have stressed the importance of quality dance education and meeting the needs of both our students and the dance community. We offer classes for all ages, with several programs specially designed for children ages 1.6-7. Our dance center has an excellent reputation in the dance world because of its professional excellence and dedicated teaching staff. Every member of the teaching staff has been personally selected by Mr. Robert Mann. They are professional dancers and highly-skilled dance educators dedicated to their students and the teaching profession.
ROBOMINDTECH S.T.E.M. EDUCATION CENTER
185-10A Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
Premier Education Center-RoboMindTech
140 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho
Premier Education Center-RoboMindTech
25 Cuttermill Road #4, Great Neck
Science, technology, creativity, and L-E-G-O learning fun! Robomindtech is an award winning S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, math) education center that integrates the motivational effects of robotics, video game design, 3D modeling, coding and Lego® creative play into unique, hands-on curriculum designed to inspire young minds. We offer after-school programs, on-site field trips and group programs, off-site school programs, birthday parties, and robotics competition training. Home to NYC FIRST Lego League and National World Robot Olympiad Champions. Call to RSVP for our open house!
Soccer Friends USA is a year-round soccer program for children ages 18 months to 16 years. We emphasize fun and learning in our full-service soccer school. We have fun-filled programs for our Queens community. We offer after-school programs, private groups, skill clinics, birthday parties, summer camps, futsal leagues, competitive travel teams, Spanish language learning classes, all-girls classes, and our ever-popular general classes. All programs are offered at the best indoor and outdoor locations in Central Queens year-round!
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 ntc.usta.com.
With a top-notch facility and our talented and experienced instructors, Vienna Music provides the most suitable and professional environment for music development. We provide programs that accommodate students of all ages and levels: One-on-one music lesson in piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, and vocal; Kids-Do-Re-Mi for children younger than 5; and music theory class prepares students for NYSSMA exam and Royal Music Exam. Call now to RSVP your trial lesson.
VILLAGE EAST GIFTED - ENRICHMENT CENTER FOR THE GIFTED LEARNER
Village East Gifted of Huntington 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
Village East Gifted of Roslyn
216 Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights
Village East Gifted® (VEG) is a highly rigorous, creative and engaging academic enrichment program for gifted students ages 2-16. 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-K and kindergarten (ages 4-5) is offered as well. More than 1,200 students have enrolled in the program since it’s inception, all of whom have placed in the 90th percentile or higher on national tests with IQ scores between 130 and 155.