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1. Smarter Toddler, Manhattan
Courses / Programs
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
Early Childhood Programs (Ages 0-5)

- 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.
2. Oogie Art: Art Portfolio Development School
Courses / Programs
One of the largest, and most successful art portfolio development schools in the United States, Oogie Art has conveniently-situated studios in Midtown Manhattan, Queens NY, and Bergen County, Northern NJ.

Through our year-round art portfolio preparation programs and art classes for elementary school through to local high school students (Grades 5-12), international high school & college transfer students, we have helped hundreds of students to gain admission into top fine arts schools, visual arts schools & colleges of design.

Our art portfolio development classes aim to help you to create an extraordinary body of artworks that will round out your art school applications, prepare you for a top art college, and strengthen the impression you make on admissions & scholarship committees.

Because we have spent decades refining our approach, you can expect extraordinary admissions results: 86% of our students are admitted to their first choice college; and 100% of our students are admitted to top 50 colleges.

Our students follow a curriculum that is specifically based on their individual needs, goals and most immediate time horizons. Class scheduling is extremely flexible - students register by the month, and can attend between 4 and 28 classes each month.

An expert instructor is always available to answer any questions, provide guidance and demonstrate techniques.

“Oogie Art guides young artists to greater heights of artistic creation.”
- NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 2004
Year-round Art & Design College Preparation Programs & Art Classes for local students in Grades 5-12, international high school & international undergrad college age students:

- Weekday, evening and weekend (Saturday) art classes in subjects that include
- Art Portfolio Prep
- AP Art Prep
- Painting/Drawing
- Illustration
- Perspective Drawing & Painting
- Figure Drawing & Painting
- Advanced Drawing & Painting
- Mixed Media & Collage
- Sculpture
- Group Crits
- College Prep
- Film & Animation
- Fashion Design
- Business of Design..
3. ABC Languages, Manhattan
Courses / Programs
Are you searching for quality Spanish language classes in NYC for your child or teenager? A leading provider of foreign language instruction, ABC Languages provides group Spanish classes and private tutoring for kids (ages 4+), teens and adults.

Conveniently situated in midtown Manhattan, our qualified and experienced teachers will help your child to improve their Spanish language skills in a fun and effective way.

We offer our group Spanish classes for K-12 children on a customized basis, based on what the parents, school or organization tell us about their needs.

Whether you want a weekly after-school Spanish program, an at-home Spanish language play group or more intensive Spanish classes that meet several times a week, we can design a program that suits you.

Private Spanish lessons mean your child gets the exclusive attention of the teacher and can learn faster. You can choose the days and times of the lessons which can be held at our school or your home (or other location of your choice).
Spanish Language Lessons for Juniors:

- Private Spanish lessons / one-to-one tutoring for kids & teenagers

- Group Spanish language classes for K-12 kids

- After-school Spanish programs for elementary, middle & high school students

- High school study assistance

- We also work with schools who wish to offer a Spanish language program as part of their curriculum.

We also offer a wide range of additional foreign language classes including French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Russian, Polish, Greek, Arabic, Farsi....
4. Parliament Tutors
Courses / Programs
Parliament Tutors is the premier private, in-home tutoring service in the US. At our center on Manhattan´s Upper East Side in New York City, we provide personalised tutoring for the NYC and New York area covering all subjects for K-8 tutoring and high school tutoring including English, math, science, social studies and foreign languages, special tutoring in maths and English, college courses help, college preparation courses including SAT Prep, PSAT Prep, LSAT Prep, AP Test Prep, ACT Prep, as well as writing essays and academic counselling. We also offer language training in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Mandarin etc., TOEFL and ESL programs as well as postgraduate preparation courses including GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT Tests.

Parliament Tutors features the most comprehensive private tutoring program available. Our tutors promote the importance of both conceptual understanding and practical application in developing a student’s skills for success. They are trained to recognize and respond to each student’s individual strengths and weaknesses, maximizing their potential. With their tutors, Parliament students develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the classroom.
* K-8 Tutoring and High School Tutoring in English, math, science, social studies and foreign languages
* Special Tutoring in math and English
* College Courses Help for math, economics, computer science, essays
* College Preparation Courses SAT Prep, PSAT Prep, LSAT Prep, AP Test Prep, ACT Prep writing essays and academic counselling
* Language Training in Spanish, Italian, Chinese etc
* TOEFL and ESL programs
* We also offer Postgraduate Preparation Courses including GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT Tests

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5. Study Skills for High School Students
Courses / Programs
Developing good study skills in high school will prepare you for academic success in college. Learning how to effectively manage your time, how to prioritize your work and how to retain important information are skills that will be of huge benefit to you throughout your life.

While you still have the support of your teachers in high school, you are expected to think for yourself and to take control of your learning. Whether you're a freshman or a senior, you can improve your study habits by making a few changes to your routine. Your academic success is entirely up to you!

Try to study in quiet environments that are free from distractions - you can't concentrate effectively if you are constantly being interrupted. Have a dedicated study area at home, and use your school library also. If you have disruptive classmates, try to sit as far away from them as possible so you can focus on your teacher.

Create an efficient and realistic study schedule for yourself and stick to it. Study for blocks of 20-50 minutes and make sure you take plenty of breaks. Try to be physically active during your breaks but make sure you return to your study!
Study Skills for High School Students:
- Time Management: Use planners, study plans & to-do lists to keep you on track.
- Self-discipline: Attend all classes and meet every deadline for assignments. Set aside time each day for study.
- Focus in class and listen attentively. If you don't understand something, ask questions!
- Effective note-taking: Make sure you record important points.
- Be organized: Keep all of your study materials in one place.
- Have a dedicated study area free of distractions.
6. Tutor Time Child Care / Learning Centers, New York
Courses / Programs
Welcome to Tutor Time in the heart of New York City in Manhattan! We provide Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Programs based on The Tutor Time® LifeSmart™ Philosophy of Early Childhood Education. designed by early childhood specialists and national experts to set each child on a path of life-long learning. Grounded in the latest research and understanding of early childhood education, Tutor Time LifeSmart nurtures and educates the whole child – cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally.

Our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms include rich learning centers designed around these eight “Smarts.” Each invites children to participate in self-directed investigations that build problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Research shows that children learn best when they are actively involved in constructing knowledge through self-directed learning activities. Deep and true understanding comes when young children are supported, in playful exploration, by caring and encouraging adults, in rich and stimulating environments.
Early Childhood Tutoring Programs:

- Infant Program
- Toddler Program
- Preschool Program
- Pre-Kindergarten Program based on The Tutor Time® LifeSmart™ Philosophy of Early Childhood Education.

- Designed by early childhood specialists and national experts to set each child on a path of life-long learning.
7. El Taller, New York
Courses / Programs
EL TALLER LATINO AMERICANO (The Latin American Workshop) is a non-profit arts and education organization in New York City. We offer year round art and music workshops for children. El Taller also has a 22-year history of being the musical home in New York for musicians from all over the Americas. Our Artistic Director Bernardo Palombo is a composer, performer and impresario who has brought some of the greatest names in American music to El Taller including: Mercedes Sosa, Philip Glass, David Byrne, Leon Gieco, Atahualpa Yupanqui and many more.

At our art classes, children can enjoy engaging in different techniques and processes while exploring their own abilities and aesthetic. Different processes that are explored include painting, drawing, sculpture, collage and multimedia projects. Our music classes which take place at our center or your school or other choice of location bring the room to life, with exciting instruments from different countries of South America including learning the instruments, rhythms and dances of the Peruvian coast.
- Year round Arts Classes and Workshops

- Year round Music Classes and Workshops

- Most of the artists in our network are bilingual so workshops can be offered in English, Spanish or a combination of the two languages.

- Classes take place at our center or at your choice of location. We also offer Little Masters Summer Art Classes and Workshops.
8. WCL Academy, Manhattan
Courses / Programs
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.
International School for students ages 2-11:

- Early Years Program
- International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

Subjects include:
- Math
- English
- Science
- Art
- Music & Movement...
9. Buckley School, Manhattan
Courses / Programs
Buckley School is a private K-12 school for boys on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York. Having high standards, pursuing excellence, exhibiting concern for each child and maintaining the level of student engagement are goals of our first-rate faculty here at Buckley. In addition to exceptional teachers, what makes Buckley truly special is our focus on the development of the whole boy.

We require boys to participate in all areas of school life, engaging the mind, body and spirit. Academically, boys study English, math, science, history and two foreign languages, along with a healthy dose of writing and public speaking. Each year, boys take classes in art and music, perform in a class play, as well as play sports in the afternoon. In the Middle and Upper Schools there are two Glee Clubs, open to all who want to sing. These boys perform onstage throughout the school year, with a highlight being the annual operettas.
Education Programs for Boys:
- Kindergarten Program
- Lower School Program
- Middle School Program
- Upper School Program

- Athletics Program
- Arts program

- Thinking, reading, writing, speaking and problem solving are the skills in which Buckley's curriculum is grounded. Academic subjects include math, history, social studies, French, Spanish and Latin.
10. The Smith School
Courses / Programs
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).
Small Class Programs for Students in Grades 7-12:

Full Time Day Program:
- Grades 7-12

Excel Program:
- Supplement to the Full-Time Day program for students wishing additional assistance

Also available:
- Summer Program
- Individual Tutoring Program
- Off-Site Instruction Program
- Art, Drama, Computers
- Elective courses
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