Manhattan is bustling with the back to school season! New York parents, find tons of back to school resources in our guide, with listings for schools, tutors, after-school programs, activities including dance, music, art, yoga, sports and fitness, all in Manhattan, NYC!
And be sure to check out the Queens and Brooklyn guides too!
74TH ST. MAGIC
510 E. 74th St., NY
74th St. MAGIC offers one of the NYC’s most comprehensive enrichment programs with a wide array of classes in our Mini MAP program (early preschool enrichment), MAP program (preschool alternative classes), and MAGIC program (music, art, gymnastics, and cooking classes). Sharing a building with Epiphany Community Nursery School, children will find state-of-the-art classrooms, a baby gym and a fully equipped, full-size gym, as well as an outdoor rooftop playground. MAGIC offers "gymtastic" birthday parties and an extremely popular Summer Days Camp.
A+ ADVANTAGE TUTORS
Servicing the 5 Boroughs of New York CIty and New Jersey, New York
Our specially trained and selected tutors offer individualized programs that pinpoint each student's unique educational needs. We have tutors who are experienced working with students of all ages and abilities. Tutoring is available in almost all subjects including English, Reading, Writing, Math, and Science. We provide Test Prep, Homework Help, and Special Needs Education assistance. Call us today to get your child the A+ Advantage this school year.
K-8, 309 E. 45th St.
9-12, 42 E. 30th St.
Email Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron School is a private K-12 special education school in Manhattan whose mission is to educate children in a meaningful learning environment so they can maximize their potential and become confident, successful citizens of their school and community. Aaron serves children with language, learning, attention, and social challenges. Aaron School has been recently featured on FoxNews.com, ABCNews.com, and NY1.
APPLAUSE NEW YORK CITY
St. Jean's Community Center, 184 E. 76th St., New York
Applause NYC is the number-one rated, highly acclaimed NYC music and drama program for all ages! Classes include Broadway Babies and Rock-n-Roll Babies (ages 4 mos.-3 years), Little Stars (ages 3 and 4 years), Stars (ages 4 and 5 years), Superstars (K-5th Grade), and Applause Weekend Workshops (5th-12th Grades). Applause NYC also does birthday parties for ages 1-12 that include acting, singing, dancing and fun. Don't forget Applause for your next special event! Check out our classes and locations at applauseny.com.
10 W. 25th St., New York
apple seeds Upper West Side - NOW OPEN!
200 West End Ave. (bet. 69th & 70th Streets)
apple seeds is an all-in-one play space for families with children ages newborn-5 years. Their flagship location is in the Chelsea/Flatiron neighborhood and a second location is now open on the Upper West Side. Both locations feature a state-of-the-art indoor playground with museum-quality exhibits, 100 different children’s classes per week, unique birthday parties, and an award-winning day camp. Join us after school for classes in cooking, science, soccer, dance, and more for ages 3-5 years!
555 E. 90th St,
212 North End Ave.
From swim to gym, Asphalt Green has something for everyone! Take swim classes in our warm-water, moveable-bottom, teaching pool and 50-meter indoor Olympic pool. On land, Asphalt Green offers some of New York City’s best sports classes with instructors who follow the Positive Coaching Alliance method. Asphalt Green also has options for mom and dad with a duplex fitness center featuring a dedicated spin studio, TechnoGym equipment, and cutting-edge classes. Family Memberships include preferred pricing and early registration dates for all kids' and adult classes.
ATLANTIC ACTING SCHOOL
76 Ninth Ave., Suite 537, New York
Saturday Teen Scene Study & Technique (Grades 9-12) teaches the Atlantic Technique, integrating acting classes with an actor’s physical and vocal warm-up. Young Actors (Grades 6, 7-8) offers physical improvisation, theater games, assigned monologue and scene work. Performance & Playwriting (Grades 4-6) engages young actors through story creation and structured theater games to create an original play. Creators (Grades 1-3) and Performers (PK/K) features classes in acting, storytelling, theater games, and character creation. Saturday Youth Program (Ages 7–10) is a young performers’ ensemble program with music, art, and acting.
BALLET ACADEMY EAST
1651 Third Ave,
With more than 30 years of experience, Ballet Academy East offers classes to both children and adults of all ages and levels. The programs offered include the pre-professional ballet division for ages 7-18, pre-ballet, tap, and drama for ages 3-6, mother-and-child classes for 2-year-olds, and adult ballet, tap, Pilates, and yoga.
THE BARCLAY STREET SCHOOL
The Barclay Street School
6 Barclay St. - 2nd Floor
The Park Preschool
275 Greenwich St.
The Park Preschool and The Barclay Street School serve children ages 2-5 years. The belief that children learn through play is our guiding principle. Over the past 23 years, we have developed a philosophy and curriculum that nurtures each child’s potential growth and development, and instills in each child a love for learning and a desire for discovery and challenge. Teachers at both schools foster children’s independent thinking skills, giving them freedom, letting them try, letting them fail, encouraging them, letting them succeed, and rejoicing with them!
167 W. 81st St. (Amsterdam & Columbus), New York
Book Nook has a creatively designed, inviting, and warm atmosphere that offers both a home and school setting for ages 1½-7 years. The warm colors and literacy-rich environment are ideal for reading and learning success. The program builds vital skills needed for kindergarten acceptance through a whole-child literacy approach. Classes run 90 minutes, once a week, from mid-September to mid-June. It’s the perfect transitional, supplemental, or tutoring program.
244 W. 54th St., 5th Fl., New York
Master the art of auditioning with BROADWAY EDGE. Using our time-tested formula, children learn how to successfully access their unique strengths while showcasing their talent in a positive, nurturing environment. Casting directors are looking for a memorable audition. Our Broadway actors, award-winning directors and industry professionals will instill poise, confidence, and the necessary training to ultimately set your child apart from the rest. If you want the BROADWAY EDGE, visit our website at bdwyedge.com, or call 646-395-2898 today!
THE CATHEDRAL SCHOOL
319 E. 74th St., New York
Founded in 1949, The Cathedral School provides a warm, nurturing, family atmosphere to 140 students in Nursery-Grade 8. With a 10-to-1 student-teacher ratio, an international student body, and placement in the City’s best high schools, the school offers the standard core classes of math, English, history, social studies, and science, plus French for grades 5, 6, and 7, chess, computer science, physical education, art, and music. The Extended-Day program runs until 5:30pm and offers a variety of activities and classes. Full- and half-day programs are available for Nursery and Pre-K students.
CCLC® CHILD CARE CENTERS
90 Park Ave., New York
CCLC® Child Care Center
4 New York Plaza
Call today for details on how you can earn two weeks of free tuition! CCLC® now has two convenient Manhattan locations offering full-time care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, and drop-in care for children up to age 8. CCLC® provides early childhood education solutions designed to meet the needs of working families. Through these programs, working families have access to convenient, high-quality child care programs, and children have an enriched learning environment that encourages social and emotional growth, and promotes a strong educational foundation.
CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
23rd Street & The Hudson River Park, NYC
Chelsea Piers is a 28-acre sports village located on three historic Hudson River piers, offering Manhattan’s best sports programming for children ages 12 mos.-17 years. Children enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, including a gymnastics center, rock-climbing wall, indoor soccer fields, basketball courts, batting cages, two indoor ice rinks, high-tech golf driving range, 40-lane bowling center, and Little Athlete Exploration Center. For gymnastics, basketball, soccer, baseball, rock climbing, and other sports programs, call 212-336-6500. For ice skating or hockey programs, call 212-336-6100. For junior golf programs, call 212-336-6400. For bowling, call 212-835-BOWL.
CITY & COUNTRY SCHOOL
146 W. 13th St., New York
City and Country is a co-educational school for children ages 2-13. Founded in 1914 by pioneer educator Caroline Pratt, C & C is one of the oldest and most celebrated progressive schools in the country. Housed in seven brownstones including the adjacent courtyards, City and Country enjoys a lovely campus with abundant outdoor space, character, and natural light. Hallmarks of the program include a widely admired block program and a unique jobs program. Encouraged to question, problem-solve, and approach life’s challenges with optimism, City and Country graduates are confident, creative, and compassionate.
THE CITY CONGREGATION FOR HUMANISTIC JUDAISM
Sunday KidSchool, Adult Ed: SAJ, 15 W. 86th St.
Shabbat programs: 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St.
High Holiday services: Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57th St.
The Sunday KidSchool, PreSchool, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah programs at The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism allow youngsters to connect to their Jewish heritage from a secular, cultural perspective. Two Sundays a month, tots to teens have fun and thoughtful moments exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, ethics, music, and stories. The highly regarded Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual, mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs. Fall Open Houses: Sun. Sept. 9 and 23 at 1:30pm, and Wed. Sept. 5 at 7pm. Full calendar online.
CO/LAB THEATER GROUP (CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES WITHOUT LIMITS AND BOUNDARIES)
PO Box 727, New York
CO/LAB Theater Group is a FREE program dedicated to providing individuals with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts. CO/LAB works with professional artists to facilitate weekly on-site classes, which culminate in a final performance at an accredited NY theater. From "dance party" to warm-ups, improv to musical theater, there are no limits or boundaries when it comes to CO/LAB! Contact email@example.com for information on off-site residencies.
1556 Third Avenue (at 87th Street), New York
Collina Italiana's Italian Fall and Winter in the City program is for children of all ages who want to learn and practice Italian, meet new friends, absorb the warm and lively culture of Italy, and have fun Italian style...right here in New York City! Giardino dei Bambini, a morning drop-off playgroup for ages 2-5, is offered year 'round. Other programs, including comprehensive language learning and hands-on instruction in the arts, are Girotondo ("Circle") and Teatro Italiano.
THE DILLER-QUAILE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
24 E. 95th St., New York
Since 1920, Diller-Quaile has been developing the innate musicality in each individual, inspiring participation for a lifetime. Diller-Quaile offers Early Childhood Classes; Instrument and Voice Lessons; Classes and Ensembles; Adult Programs; Teacher Training/Dalcroze Courses; Rug Concerts for young children; master classes; and faculty concerts throughout the year. Classes begin Sept. 18, 2012 and run through June 10, 2013. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools. Call 212-369-1484 or visit diller-quaile.org.
291 Central Park West, New York
Established in 1872, Dwight was the first school in the US to adopt the full International Baccalaureate (IB) program for students from preschool-12th grade. The IB curriculum is widely recognized as one of the most rigorous pre-university programs of study anywhere. Dwight School in New York is the flagship campus of The Dwight Schools, a global network of campuses and programs united by a commitment to igniting the “spark of genius” in every child. Other campuses include Dwight London, Dwight Canada, Dwight Seoul, and Dwight, Beijing.
17 E. 89th St., Suite 1D or Your Home!, New York
EBL Coaching offers individualized one-on-one tutoring for students in grades Pre-K to 12. EBL specializes in reading, writing, reading comprehension, math, and study skills tutoring, using Orton-Gillingham and other multi-sensory techniques. Individualized programs for students with dyslexia and attention deficit disorder are available. All programs begin with an assessment, which is personally performed by our director, Dr. Emily Levy. She then custom-tailors an instructional plan based on the needs of each student. EBL also offers strategy coaches, organizational tutors, and content area enrichment.
100 Reade St. (one block north of Chambers Street bet. Church & W. Broadway), New York
Named NYC's "Best Kids Gym", ExerBlast, is a cool, new, out-of-this-world adventure gym–an ideal choice for birthdays, after school, and vacation day camps. In this video-game inspired space, old-fashioned fun and fitness get a tech-savvy twist. Kids can enjoy a unique XB workout mixing state-of-the-art technology with creative play and adventure, using a utility belt that includes an iPod Touch to record and score their movements during a heart-pounding hour. Here, kids can also scale NYC's only rotating rock wall, perform balancing acts on XB's slack line, or cool down in the one-of-a-kind yoga room.
E.nopi is now Eye Level. Eye Level, a supplemental education and enrichment program, offers a teaching philosophy and education method where self-directed learning, individualized academic coaching, and critical thinking are at the core of helping children improve and excel academically. We believe every child has the potential to achieve academic success. Our individualized programs meet the needs of every student. We enable students to realize this potential by bringing instructional materials to the eye-level of your child. We have more than 150 centers in the US, and more than 780 locations worldwide.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NURSERY SCHOOL
12 W. 12th St., New York
Founded in 1952, FPCNS welcomes children ages 2.3-5 years of diverse backgrounds and religions. We believe that young children learn primarily through interaction and relationships. Students are encouraged to explore materials and the environment, and to express their feelings, thoughts, and ideas through the languages of speech, the arts, and other media. There are four large bright classrooms, a rooftop playground with climbing equipment, big blocks, riding toys, a garden, and indoor play space. Teachers are chosen for their creativity, warmth, knowledge, and expertise. Specialists lead music, movement, and studio.
FLORENTINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, ART & ACADEMICS
384 Broadway, Fl. 2 (between Walker & White Streets), New York
The Florentine Yamaha Music School offers outstanding music instruction for children ages 3-8. Using the Yamaha Method developed in Japan since the 1950's, Florentine's highly trained teachers lead fun, systematic group lessons for students and their parents. Music-making becomes a joyful part of your family life. Children learn to listen, sing solfège, play keyboard, and read and write music within a community of musicians. With their broad skills and highly-trained ears, students of the Yamaha Method are often leaders in school orchestra, band, and choirs. Visit florentineschool.com to arrange a free preview lesson.
GOLD MATERIAL MONTESSORI SCHOOLS
Kips Bay School
484 2nd Ave.
East Village School
41 Ave. B
We make children believe–not just wonder. "I see I could do it myself all along!" We make them ask questions and help them explore. We make them aware that they're special and loved. We help them to learn by following their heart. We foster collaboration, debate, and reflection. We challenge the children to find their motivation. We make them achieve by finding their passion. We teach them self-discipline and to get the most from life. We teach them to read and count and write. We make an enormous difference in their lives!
GREENWICH HOUSE KIDS
27 Barrow St./46 Barrow St./16 Jones St.,
Greenwich House offers a rich, arts-focused curriculum for students ages 3-17 at its After-School, Summer Camp, and Music and Pottery programs. Expert instructors guide children in music, art, dance, and other creative classes, providing a safe, fun environment for learning and growing. Opportunities range from private music instruction and group choral programs (for adults too!) to pottery, cartoon art, and digital photography; select from more than 40 different weekly after-school and Saturday classes. The Music School also presents many free or low-cost concerts and recitals throughout the year.
244 E. 84th St.,
25 Hubbels Drive, Mt. Kisco
Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun, friends and fitness for 30 years! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (ages 9 mos.-12 years), there is something for everyone. They offer mommy-and-me gym, gym and music classes, preschool gymnastics, school-aged gymnastics, Creation Station dance classes, Mad Science, Motion Evolution, special needs gymnastics, summer and holiday-break camps, free member perks, free open playtime, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties ever.
KARMA KIDS YOGA
104 W. 14th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Avenues), New York
At Karma Kids Yoga studio, children are encouraged to explore and discover their minds and bodies in a fun-filled way! Karma Kids Yoga is a creative approach to yoga that can be very helpful for children whose bodies are still developing. The use of animated poses and basic stretching exercises promote strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. Breathing and visualization techniques teach focus, relaxation, and self-control. The Karma Kids Yoga program also promotes inner-strength, confidence, and self-esteem; a feeling of well-being and respect for others; and love for oneself, inside and out.
KICKING THE SPECTRUM
350 E. 82nd St., 2nd Floor, New York
Kicking The Spectrum is a martial arts-inspired program, teaching and motivating individuals with special needs, ages 3 to adult. Our fun-filled environment uses exercise to improve physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. Each class is led by a martial arts instructor and an ABA therapist. We encourage individuals to expand beyond their limitations and reach their goals through the use of warm-ups, basic drills, fundamentals, and more important, fun. We help each individual reach his/her greatest potential. This is martial arts for all abilities.
THE KID'S KORNER PRESCHOOL
247 W. 24th St., New York
Chelsea’s best-kept secret, The Kid’s Korner Preschool, is a NAEYC-accredited pre-school/nursery school, whose intimate, small classrooms are designed to provide a sense of warmth and acceptance for children. A backyard brings the country to the city, “paved” with fake grass so that children can take off their shoes, lie down, and look at the clouds. The calm, quiet space is decorated with birds, butterflies, and sunflowers.
KIDS AT ART CHILDREN'S ART STUDIO & GALLERY
1412 Second Ave., New York
Kids at Art, NYC's Premiere Art Studio for Children, now offers even more: Classes for Teens and Adults at our new location! We still focus on visual-arts basics, with age-appropriate projects for kids/adults of all ages. The innovative classes give everyone individual attention, where the process is just as important as the finished project! In addition, Kids at Art now hosts arty birthday parties, as well as karaoke and disco parties, which are always unique in format and fun.
LA SCUOLA D'ITALIA
12 E. 96th St., New York
A private, co-educational, English/Italian bilingual school, Pre-K–12th grade, offering an international education with a strong foundation in liberal arts, mathematics, and science; total immersion in foreign languages; and in-depth study and appreciation of American, European, and Italian civilizations and cultures. Chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Italy, and a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). Graduates attend North American as well as Italian and European Union colleges and universities.
THE LANGUAGE WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
888 Lexington Ave. (at 66th St.), New York
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Language Workshop for Children offers educational play classes and preschools to teach French, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese to kids ages 6 mos.-9 years. Their respected technique combines emotion with proven language educational methods. Parents magazine named the LWFC “6 Classes Worth the $$$,” while CNN called Director François Thibaut, “one of a very few experts in teaching languages to small children.” LWFC materials won six major children’s media awards.
LAUNCH MATH & SCIENCE CENTERS
173 W. 81st St., Lower Level (81st St. and Amsterdam Ave.),
949-528-6240 or 949-LAUNCH-0
Launch provides Pre-K through 8th-Grade kids with inspiring math instruction and science-based camps and workshops. Launch Learning sessions provide math instruction as it should be – exciting, effective, and fun. Launch camps and workshops feature creative, hands-on projects related to math and science. Kids will have a blast with robots, rockets, electronics, engineering, chemistry, physics, video-game design, and more. To motivate your child to love and learn math and science, call Launch today!
Manhattan: 939 8th Ave. (Bet. 55-56th Sts.), NYC
Long Island: 2-8 Haven Ave., Port Washington
Connecticut: 30 Myano Lane, Stamford
Licenders is the premier, all natural service for the screening and removal of head lice. FREE Screenings in all four Licenders locations before and after summer camp! Licenders has been helping families, schools, camps, and pediatricians get rid of lice for 16 years. We have four treatment centers in Manhattan, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island. Our team of highly trained professionals is available to help your family with this pesky problem.
LICEXCHANGE - THE NO LIP SERVICE LICE SERVICE
LiceXchange takes head lice management and treatment to a whole new level. Rapid response and customized service means you’ll never pay for more than you need. School nurses depend on Debra’s caring, experienced staff to deliver preventative screenings that get results! Parents everywhere are spreading the word that LiceXchange costs less, but gives you more. Every treatment includes an array of organic and homeopathic products designed to maintain a clear scalp and repel head lice…plus, a special gift for every child!
THE LITTLE GYM
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
Upper West Side (bet 74th & 75th Streets)
2121 Broadway (2nd Fl.), NYC
Upper East Side (between 2nd & 3rd Aves.)
207 E. 94th St., NYC
28 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick NJ
The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center for children, offering gymnastic classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 mos.-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.
THE MANHATTAN FREE SCHOOL
115 E. 106 St., New York
A democratically run school, Manhattan Free School offers students ages 5-18, the opportunity to develop their birth-given gifts while offering them an equal voice and vote in decisions affecting the day-to-day life of the school. MFS places a greater value on choice than control, on voice than silence, on age-integration than age-segregation. Students are empowered to make decisions concerning their own learning and their school community. Manhattan Free School students are not graded, ranked, or formally evaluated. Classes and after-school programs develop around student interest, with advisors to assist them as desired.
MEDRITE URGENT CARE CENTER
919 2nd Ave., New York
It’s Back to School time, and while we hope everyone is healthy, it’s good to know there’s a doctor in our neighborhood just in case. MedRite Urgent Care provides medical attention for adults and children anytime! Currently we are offering Flu shots and vaccinations for the entire family. Walk-ins are always welcomed by our staff of experienced doctors and medical professionals, who can treat a wide range of injuries and medical conditions. Open when you need us, early every morning and late every night, MedRite is here for you. Most insurances are accepted.
115 E. 92nd St., Suite 1A (bet. Park & Lexington Avenues), New York
Is your child or teenager experiencing anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem, academic problems, or other social-emotional issues? Expressive arts psychotherapy may be the perfect solution. Melissa R. Giuttari is a trained therapist with over 12 years of experience who uses art and the creative process to enhance emotional, social, and physical well-being. In a warm, caring environment, Melissa will support and guide your child on the path to healing and success in all areas. Melissa also offers art and music-based social skills groups for 4-6 year olds. Call today for a free initial consultation!
MORNINGSIDE MONTESSORI SCHOOL
251 W. 100th St., New York
Full-day, half-day, extended-day, and 6-week summer programs available for ages 2-5. MMS provides a warm, nurturing learning environment. Colorful, inviting Montessori materials are used in our three large, sunny classrooms. The curriculum is enriched with music, creative arts, movement, science, and physical exploration on our spacious rooftop playground. Small staff/student ratios allow staff to be receptive to individual needs. Now accepting applications for 2013-2014. Scholarships available.
118-122 Baxter St., Suite 702, New York
If it’s tough to fit music lessons into your child’s busy schedule, we make it easy! Music Beans is now offering in-home lessons in the NY Metro area (Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens), in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Plus, our energetic, 90-minute music-themed parties are led by professional musicians and creative educators, and include Music Beans concerts, rhythmic games, singing and movement, arts & crafts, celebration birthday cake and pizza for your child’s special day. For more information, visit our website or call 646-770-1599.
MY GYM - UWS
22 W. 66th St., (bet. W. Central Park & 65th Street Transverse),
My Gym has spent 25 years building children’s self-esteem and nurturing a love of fitness and activity. Gym, yoga, and martial arts classes are offered in our clean, safe and fun environment for children 6 weeks-10 years. Member benefits include unlimited free plays, as well as exclusive savings on parents’ night out, camps, and birthday parties! Whether working on fine motor skills or core strength, we wrap it all up in fun activities, so your child is laughing and smiling while they are learning and developing.
NEW YORK THERAPY PLACEMENT SERVICES
New York Therapy Placement Services, Inc. is a full-service multidisciplinary healthcare agency dedicated to serving clients of all ages in the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We are experts in the placement of therapists for Speech Language Pathology; Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Special Education Teachers; Psychologists; Social Workers; Teacher for Blind and Visually Impaired; and ABA Specialists. Evaluations and treatments can be done in schools, preschools, daycare centers or the privacy of your own home, as well as for private pay.
RAMAPO FOR CHILDREN
49 W. 38 St., New York
Contact: Kyle Avery
Our parent education and support programs help expand the range of tools parents can bring to bear in support of their children, and enable parents to manage challenging behavior, promote social skills, use visuals to help children understand and follow routines, and access a network of other parents. With 90 years experience in direct service and training programs, Ramapo for Children has developed a unique ability to create inclusive environments that promote positive change, foster skill development, and help support learning and personal growth.
40 E. 30th St., New York
Admissions: Liz O'Shea at x234
Rebecca School is a therapeutic day school for children ages 4-21 years, promoting the education and development of children with neurodevelopmental delays in relating and communicating, including PDD and autism. Our curriculum is based upon the DIR® (Developmental Individual Differences Relationship-based) model of Dr. Stanley Greenspan, which considers the variations in individual motor and sensory processing systems, and tailors each child’s program to his or her specific needs. We are committed to celebrating each child’s strengths and supporting their limitations.
RHINELANDER CHILDREN'S CENTER
350 E. 88th St., New York
Rhinelander Children's Center 350 E. 88th St (212) 876-0500 www.rhinelandercenter.org For more than 20 years, the best beginnings start at Rhinelander. During the school year, Rhinelander offers toddler classes, enrichment workshop pre-school alternative, and Rhinelander Nursery School for young children. Working parents appreciate our Arts & Smarts After-School Clubs for elementary-school children in public schools throughout the Upper East Side. Rhinelander also hosts the Saturday Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Teens, welcoming participants from all across New York City. Stop in, call, or visit the website for more information.
ROCKLAND COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
34 Kings Highway, Congers
RCDS brings forth the best in every student by knowing and educating each of them as individuals. Our culture of inclusion, individuality, and innovation, enables students to maximize their strengths and blaze their own paths. Our curriculum has, for more than 50 years, included an emphasis on learning by doing. Students demonstrate what they have learned in concrete, observable ways, both in and outside their classrooms, and across grades. Our Independent Studies Program provides all students, elementary to high school, with a way to share the results of their focused investigations.
RUTGERS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
236 W. 73rd St. (at Broadway), New York
New families, bring your children ages 1-10 to the Rutgers Community Programs FREE Open House, Saturday, September 22, 9:30am-12:30pm. We have Mommy & Me and On My Own playgroups; Ready, Set, Go! preschool alternative for kids aged 3-5; Mandarin; art; dance; movement; soccer; and Curtains Up Playhouse, the musical theater program where kids ages 5-10 act, sing, dance, and design sets for the spring production of “Cinderella!” $25 off a fall class or $100 off Ready, Set, Go! if you attend the Open House. RSVP required.
THE SCHOLASTIC STORE
557 Broadway (between Prince & Spring), New York
The Scholastic Store, located in the heart of SoHo, New York, is a must-see destination for kids of all ages. Discover thousands of great books, award-winning educational toys, videos and games, and fun-filled events unlike anywhere else in the world. The store hosts Storytime three times a week, and holds FREE events every Saturday. Their Imagination Clubhouse is the perfect setting for birthday parties, which start at just $499.
SCHOOL OF GUITAR/VOICE RECORDING
321 E. 43rd St., New York
No matter who you are, you can be a star. So call us today. We’ll teach you to play guitar. Private lessons. All styles and levels. Your home or my studio. Keith Dobbs, Music Producer/Studio Musician for recordings/Master Guitar Teacher/Published Author of guitar instruction books.
SOKOL NEW YORK
420 E. 71st St (bet. First & York Aves.),
Our colorful, fully equipped tot gym for children ages 10 months-5 years has participants coming back year after year! This allows each child to build skills and independent movement. Our goal is to teach skills in a positive and playful manner. Our instructors guide each child in small steps, which ensures big success. Fun challenges and skill mastery motivate us to do more! We offer age-appropriate activities on all our equipment. So let’s jump for joy together and build skills to last a lifetime! Program year September 17, 2012-June 7, 2013. Register now.
2112 Broadway , New York
Speech Zone is a pediatric therapy center that provides speech, language, and occupational services for NYC Board of Education pre-school (CPSE) and grade-school (CSE) children, as well as private speech and language sessions. Our occupational therapist has experience in improving fine-motor skills, visual-motor skills (including handwriting), core and upper body strength, attention span, organization skills, coordination, and body/spatial awareness, as well as encouraging age-appropriate play skills, participation in activities of daily living, and addressing sensory integration. We are certified to provide The Listening Program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield is accepted.
THE SPEYER LEGACY SCHOOL
15 W. 86th St., New York
The Speyer Legacy School is the only independent, coed K-8 school in Manhattan with a mission to serve advanced learners. As a not-for-profit school, Speyer Legacy provides an optimal environment for advanced learners to realize their full potential in the company of both like-minded classmates and teachers who share, and will foster, their passion for knowledge and inquiry. Our students benefit from both an advanced and enriched curriculum designed to develop the mind, body, and heart of each child. We aim to cultivate both intellect and integrity in equal measure.
ST. LUKE'S SCHOOL
487 Hudson St., New York
Located on an historic garden block in the West Village, St. Luke’s School offers a balanced, yet challenging, curriculum for children (JK through Grade 8), designed to educate a child intellectually, socially, and emotionally. The academic program balances basic skills and critical thinking through collaborative learning and interdisciplinary study. Science, art, foreign language, drama, physical education, and technology complement a core curriculum of reading, writing, and mathematics. Our commitment to diversity and global perspectives creates caring and responsible students. St. Luke’s School graduates enroll in outstanding high schools.
728 W. 181st St, New York
At Storefront Science, we value the process of science. We encourage children to direct their own learning by asking questions, designing experiments, collecting data, and engineering solutions. Our curricular are open-ended to allow for deep exploration. And, they are tied to National Science standards. Fall after-school clubs (K-5) start September 10th. We also offer: Early Explorers program, Home and Pre-school programs, Saturday Robotics, Saturday drop-off Lab, Friday Night Science Date, Open Exploration, Vacation and Summer Camps, and Birthday Parties! For full schedule visit storefrontscience.com.
THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT
235 E. 11th St. (at 2nd Ave.), New York
Located on East 11th Street, Third Street Music School Settlement has been changing lives and its community by providing world-class music and dance instruction since 1894. Serving children and adults ages 0 to 99, Third Street has something for everyone! Early childhood and preschool programs instill a lifelong love of the arts and learning. For older children, teens and adults, individual/group lessons as well as enrichment programs, ensembles, and performances promote skills, achievement, and enthusiasm to all who wish to move along the pathway of excellence in music and dance.
TWIN PARKS MONTESSORI SCHOOLS
Twin Parks Montessori Schools
Central Park Montessori School
1 W. 91st St
Park West Montessori
435 Central Park West
Riverside Montessori School
202 Riverside Drive
One School. Three Campuses. Twin Parks Montessori Schools are accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Middle States Commission on Elementary Education, are members of NYSAIS, the Parents League and ISAAGNY, and are affiliate schools of Columbia University. Twin Parks Montessori Schools, with the glorious backyards of Central Park and Riverside Park, provide nurturing, child-centered settings for children ages 3 months-6 years. The schools are committed to building and fostering a community of lifelong learners using proven Montessori methodology, which has been successful for the past 100 years.
UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF NEW YORK CITY CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
120 E. 23rd St.,
The Children’s Programs of UCP of New York City are designed to help children with special needs reach their greatest potentials. Our preschools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island and Brooklyn school-age special education programs include the following services: evaluations; speech, occupational, and physical therapies; psychological services; nursing services; in-class computers; bilingual staff; healthcare clinics; family support services; adapted toys; accessible playground; and SHARE lending library.
WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
126 W. 17th St., New York
57 W. Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT
Winston Prep is a highly individualized and responsive setting for high-potential middle and high school students with learning differences, such as language-based learning difficulties, nonverbal learning difficulties and attention deficit difficulties. The program is designed to challenge each student's strengths while developing the essentials of reading, writing, mathematics, organization and study skills. Students participate in a daily one-to-one instructional period called Focus, which serves as the diagnostic, instructional, and mentoring centerpiece of their experience. This individualized approach has successfully resulted in over 90 percent
WORLD CLASS LEARNING ACADEMY
44 E. 2nd St., New York
World Class Learning Academy, New York, is an international school for children ages 2-11, located in the East Village. Part of a successful network of schools in the US and abroad, WCLA has a rigorous, learning-focused curriculum that is used in over 1,500 schools in 65 countries. Passionate, highly trained teachers personalize learning opportunities for each student, helping children gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their local and global communities.