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Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity, and Leadership


If your kids like to wonder about the world around them; enjoy hands-on, inquiry-driven learning; and like to build, create, code, and play, consider enrolling them in Acera's STEAM-based afterschool enrichment programs. The programs are held from 3:30-5:30pm on weekdays and are open to all; you don't need to be a full-time Acera student to attend. Classes include programming and robotics, woodshop and engineering, filmmaking and set design, and more. Acera is also excited to host a free Girls Who Code Club. Located in Winchester, Massachusetts, Acera is a nonprofit K-9 STEAM school. Its mission is to help build the next generation of creative thinkers, innovators, and leaders.


Alpha Minds Academy


Alpha Minds Academy is an academic enrichment program that offers classes in chess, coding, logic, mathematics, and Russian language.

Logic classes (ages 3-5) and mathematics classes (grades K-8) help develop reasoning and critical thinking, with an emphasis on problem solving skills. Classes include:

  • Singapore Math Curriculum
  • Math competitions
  • Test preparation.

The chess program for grades pre-K through 8 offers:

  • Classes for Young Beginners (ages 4-6)
  • Beginner/Intermediate/Tournament level groups (all ages)
  • Chess tournaments
  • International chess curriculum
  • Expert chess coaches
  • Alpha Minds Academy is a member of the US Chess Federation.

The coding program for grades 2-8 includes classes in:

  • Scratch (grades 2-5)
  • Python (grades 5-8)
  • Web design (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript).

Also offered is a comprehensive Russian Language Immersion Program for children ages 1-14.

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AlphaMinds Academy


AlphaMinds Academy, located in Jersey City and Hoboken, is an enrichment program that provides students of all ages and abilities the chance to pursue academic interests in a fun, creative atmosphere.
Research has shown that early exposure to Art History, Chess, Reading Comprehension and Creative Writing beyond the school day has a long-lasting, positive effect on a child’s school education and beyond. At AlphaMinds, we believe that early introduction to these subjects will not only support students later in their academic journey, but will also spark their lifelong exploration of science, technology, engineering and math, as well as their love of arts and literature.
Classes for students K-6th Gr: Art History, Chess, Math & Logic, Science & Technology. ISEE and PSAT Preparation.
Classes for Pre-Schoolers (3-5 y.o.): Art Exploration, Logic (incl. OLSAT/NNAT/ERB)
Language Programs: Russian and Turkish



ARTpiques provides high-quality, engaging arts instruction to children and youth while encouraging them to be their best selves. ARTpiques is a community of young artists, innovators, and leaders passionate about art and making positive impacts in the world. From drawing and painting to food and exercise, they love having fun and learning how to care for themselves, others, and the beautiful world!

Baby DJ School


Baby DJ School is an interactive sing-along for ages 2 months-5 years that makes music education a dance party. Introduce your little one to records, digital DJ-ing, and funky beats while developing their fine motor, ocular, language, and social skills. Winner of “Best of 2013” by TimeOut NY Kids and recommended by Parents Magazine, Red Tricycle, The Wall Street Journal, and Good Morning America, Baby DJ School features original songs (that you aren’t sick of!) and fosters a special bond between caretaker and baby because you are both learning a new skill.

“As a doctor, I can attest that Baby DJ School enhances children’s physical, social, and cognitive learning. My own daughter took the class and it was amazing to see how much she thrived.”—Alexis Langsfeld, MD, mother of 2-year-old DJ

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Beam Center - Classes


Beam Center is a Brooklyn-based community of learning where artists guide young creators aged 6 to 18. Our hands-on programs in technology, imagination and craft help young people build their character, courage to think for themselves, and capacity for collaboration and invention. We believe that children can best learn to address these challenges by engaging with adults, who make a life and living from pursuits that require invention, design, planning and production: artists, architects, engineers, craftspeople, teachers, designers, chefs, musicians.


Inventgenuity Workshops at Beam Center are after-school activities in imagination, technology, and craft for kids in 2nd through 8th grades. Workshops run from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday; Beam Center is open to kids from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on those days. Snack is provided and early arrivals have a chance to do homework. We offer 8 and 16 week workshops.

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BlueStamp Engineering


BlueStamp Engineering (BSE) is a 6-week, hands-on summer engineering program where high school students build projects they are passionate about from concept to prototype. In past summers, BSE students have created hovercrafts, medical devices, robotic hands, solar-powered electronics, wind turbines, and much more. Students keep the projects they make.

BSE inspires students to learn what it's like to be an engineer through real experience. Similar to a real engineer, each student documents his/her creative journey via a personal online portfolio with videos, technical descriptions, milestones, and blog posts. This portfolio and the projects the student keeps are great ways to showcase uniqueness to colleges and employers.

Class schedule: 6-week summer program; choose either morning or afternoon session.

Class size: 10-14 students/session, with 1:3 instructor-to-student ratio.

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Bricks 4 Kidz - Children's Programs & Classes


Instruction includes play with Lego Bricks teaching Process-oriented Thinking, Spacial/Relational Thinking, Simple Machines, Potential & Kinetic Energy, Robotics & S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics).

Brooklyn Forest


Brooklyn Forest enriches the lives of families throughout New York City by offering Waldorf-inspired classes in Prospect Park for young children and their caregivers. We want your child’s first class to be filled with wonder.

Registration is open for our Spring 2013 season, which begins on March 4 and ends on June 14.

Class Description
Our parent-child classes meet once a week and take place entirely outdoors. Most of the children who attend forest school are between six months and four years old, and every class has a mix of these ages.

Each class meets near a park entrance then proceeds with a walk to a forest classroom. The children follow their own imaginations as they play and work -- they make mud pies, dig for worms, race across meadows, seesaw on a couple of crisscrossed logs and help to build a small teepee from branches and silk. After child-led play, we wash hands and sit down for a picnic of freshly baked bread, apple slices and berry tea. After snack, we walk together into the woods to explore and look for wildlife. We end each class with a short circle time, when we gather for seasonal songs, nursery rhymes and finger plays.

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