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21.The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine, Manhattan
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The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine is an independent, Episcopal, K-8 day school for girls and boys of all faiths in New York City. The school is committed to a rigorous academic program that integrates the arts, athletics, and leadership development. Located on Manhattan´s Upper West Side, the school offers a unique setting for the celebration of the many traditions shared by its families. The school prides itself in being a diverse community in partnership with families who take an active role in their children’s intellectual, ethical, social, and emotional growth.
Our talented faculty, administration and staff are deeply committed to excellence in education - to the intellectual, social, emotional and moral development of each child and of the community as a whole. The Cathedral School offers a stimulating environment in which each child can become an articulate, confident, and responsible citizen of the world. Continuing a century-old relationship, the school draws upon the Cathedral’s vast resources and provides its children’s choir.
Co-Educational Academic Programs for Boys & Girls:
- Kindergarten Program
- Elementary Program
- Lower School Program
- Middle School Program
Additionally: Athletics Program; Arts Program; Enrichment Program.
The students' studies of literature, science, history, technology, and world languages are a fundamental part of the curriculum. Their experiences are deepened through music, the visual arts, physical education, field trips and performance opportunities for every grade level.
Millennium Tutors is the nation's premier private tutoring service, offering the most highly individualized tutoring programs for all standardized exams and academic subjects in New York City and nationwide.
Our academic tutoring programs include tutoring for K-8, high school & college students as well as children who have special needs. We offer SAT and AP (Advanced Placement) college test preparation courses. In addition, our postgraduate test preparation programs include: LSAT (Law School Admission Test); GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test); GRE (Graduate Record Examination) and MCAT (Medical College Admission Test).
The Smith School on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, New York City, is a private, accredited alternative high school offering Grades 7-12 to students who fail to thrive in large public schools. The Smith School offers limited enrollment (under 50) and small class sizes (5 students), and includes strong arts, music and college prep programs.
As an institution of alternative education, we work to match the diversity and individuality of each student with our creative and innovative teaching strategies, so that proficiency in learning and the self-esteem it brings become the norm. Our faculty members are dedicated and experienced educators, whose commitment to the success and growth of every student helps make Smith a unique and vibrant place.
The Smith School is accredited for grades 7-12 by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle states Association of Colleges and Schools (MSCSS).
With two convenient locations in Manhattan NYC, Smarter Toddler is a leading nursery school / preschool that provides arts-based preschool programs designed for babies, toddlers and young children ages 3 months to 5 years. Situated on the Upper West Side and at Midtown West near Times Square, we offer a warm, community-oriented learning environment where we encourage curiosity, promote kindness and respect, and exercise imagination and creativity.
Smarter Toddler was founded by parents of gifted children who wanted a progressive preschool with an advanced arts-based curriculum their own children could benefit from. Music, movement, literacy and visual arts are an active part of each child's day. We provide remarkable teachers, a relaxed admissions process, and a loving, home-like atmosphere. We place a high value on diversity, and on accommodating children with needs requiring extra attention.
Our mission is to continue to create an enhanced, quality early education program that emphasizes the arts, cultural experiences, and the unique individuality of each child. Teachers provide interesting and motivating lessons to engage the children and captivate their interest.
Parent Testimonial: "We fell in love with Smarter Toddler the minute we walked in the door. Everything from the decor to the staff is welcoming, friendly and fun. Our son's teachers, and the other teachers he interacts with, have become like family to us. He looks forward to going to "school" every day."
- Jen Falek
- Infant Program (3 - 12 months)
- Toddler 1 Program (13 - 20 months)
- Toddler 2 Program (21 months - 2.5 years)
- Young Preschool Program (2.5 - 3.5 years)
- Preschool Program (3.5 - 5 years)
- Arts Program (includes music, visual arts and yoga)
Our curriculum offers Reading, Art, Spanish, Computers, Science, Yoga, Sign Language, Music and Movement.
Language Workshop For Children offers language immersion programs in NYC Upper East Side, West Side and SoHo. Language Workshop For Children is a place where toddlers 6 months to 3 years and children 3 to 9 years meet through a fun immersion play group to learn French, Spanish, English, Italian and Chinese.
Children learn languages through the LWFC’s Thibaut Technique®. In Thibaut Technique classes kids learn naturally, not by translating. First they hear, then they understand, and finally they speak in that language.
Bright Minds Center is a year-round secular day care and nursery school program in lower Manhattan, New York City for 2.5 - 5 year olds geared to help you raise your child to be a lifelong learner. Using the best European techniques for Early Childhood Development of speech, logic, creative abilities and gross / fine motor skills, Bright Minds will discover, develop and nurture each child’s unique talents.
Located in the beautiful building of the Synagogue for the Arts, our facilities feature a large room with an open floor layout and separate areas for different kinds of activities. There is a securely fenced adjacent outdoor playground equipped with the soft padding and furnished with appropriate playground equipment. It is also partially roofed so it can be used for some outdoor time even in the event of mildly inclement weather.
Unique in its approach, our center provides complete immersion into the Russian language and culture from an early age by creating fun learning experiences. Our center welcomes anyone who is interested to preserve their heritage, add a new cultural experience, or simply get the best quality education for their children!
Early Childhood Programs for Kids Ages 2-5:
- Day Care Program
- Nursery School
- Enrichment Classes
- Russian Language Classes
- "First Steps" for 12-24 months old children in Russian
- Russian Ballet
- Math tutoring
* Multiple options are available to accommodate your child’s educational needs.
* We also offer a Russian language program for those who are interested to preserve their heritage or add a new cultural experience to their child’s life.
World Class Learning (WLC) Academy, New York is an international school for students ages 2-11 years, conveniently located on East 2nd Street in Manhattan’s East Village, NYC. We offer Nursery to Elementary School programs (British Nursery to Year 6 / US Nursery to 5th Grade). At WLC Academy, we take a broader and deeper world view, and we prepare children to become confident students in their learning, preparing them for the next stage of their education and the challenges of the future. What sets our students apart from students at other schools is their genuine and enthusiastic desire for learning.
Our students achieve well beyond the expectations for their age and ability. Year after year, exam results across all our schools demonstrate a commitment to exceptional standards of learning and student outcomes.
Our school encourages independence and self-discipline in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of diverse opinions and cultures. We prepare students to meet the growing challenges of a rapidly changing world.
Our school facilities include generously-sized classrooms, gym, indoor play space, rooftop outdoor learning & play area, well-resourced library & more.
Academic programs for students ages 2-11 years - Nursery to Elementary School programs (British Nursery to Year 6; US Nursery to 5th Grade):
Our academic program is based on:
- The English National Curriculum
- The International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
- The combination of these distinctive curricula provides a comprehensive, international program of study which aims to equip every student with the essential skills for lifelong learning and meet individual learning needs.
Founded in 1872, The Dwight School is a PreK-12 private international school located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in New York City. In 1996, Dwight became the first school in North America to provide the full International Baccalaureate (IB) program from kindergarten through to grade 12. Dwight is sub-divided into five separate academic houses: Timothy House (K-5), Bentley House (6-8), Franklin House (9-10), and Anglo House (11-12), and the Early Years Program at Woodside Preschool (ages 2-4).
In addition to challenging academic programs, we also offer a foreign exchange, an extensive arts program, English as a Second Language, SAT and TOEFL preparation courses. We welcome international students. Dwight continues to be a pioneer in international education and today nearly 40 countries are represented in its student body.
Dwight’s rigorous IB program and world-class faculty prepare a future generation of well-educated and ethical global leaders who will seek to create an environment of equality and respect for all human beings. The School believes and expects that its students will one day use their unique “spark of genius” to build a better world.
World Class Learning Academy (WCL Academy), in Manhattan’s East Village, New York City, is an international school for students ages 2-11 from both the local and international community. We prepare children to become confident participants in their learning, preparing them for the next stage of their education and the challenges of the future. What sets our students apart from students at other schools is their genuine and enthusiastic desire for learning.
WCL Academy, New York is like no other. We offer an internationally-respected, learning-focused curriculum that is used in over 1,500 schools in 65 countries.
30.The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Manhattan
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Centrally located in Manhattan, NYC, The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute is the only school in the world that offers training of Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting in its pure form. As well as our acting programs for adults, we offer year-round classes for kids and teens aged between 7-18. These 12-week Saturday programs are offered for students during the fall, winter, summer and spring. In addition, we offer 2-week to 6-week all day summer camps.
Our Young Actors program is designed as an intensive and diverse course for serious young actors and the comprehensive curriculum includes Acting, Singing, Dance, Acting for Film and TV, and Production.
For over 40 years, the Institute has built its outstanding reputation on the proven value of Lee Strasberg’s teachings, the astonishing achievements of our students, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Our highest goal is to ensure that each student masters Lee Strasberg’s technique and its disciplines, as well as encouraging every student to become a successful artist within his or her chosen field.