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Notes for Prospective Students
- 82nd Street Academics is a non-profit school in Jackson
Heights, New York.
We offer Pre-School, Dual Language 3 and 4 year
old Classes (Spanish/English), Universal
Pre-Kindergarten, Summer School, After School, and Music and Chess
- Private Pre-School- 82nd Street Academics
provides a private Pre-School program which focuses on the
The program develops pre-math skills,
pre-reading activities, art, music, gross- and fine-motor skills,
and social skills to be ready for Universal PreK in the following
We use resources from Creative Curriculum and Early Start.
There are variations of Full Day or Half Day programs
Students can attend Pre-School two, three, or five days a
The Pre-School program is open to three-year old students.
- Dual Language 3 and 4 year old Classes
(Spanish/English) Our teacher has the Dual Language
license endorsement and starts with English 2 days per week
and Spanish 3 days per week. The instruction is immersive and
fun for the kids.
The 4 year old class can be paired with the free
Universal Prek program as well.
- Universal Pre-Kindergarten - The 82nd Street
Academics UPK program is open to students who are starting
Kindergarten the following fall.
It is a FREE program sponsored by
the New York City Department of Education – qualified
students are accepted without cost to the family.
The UPK program is open five days a week from Monday through
Spaces in the UPK program are limited and registration for
September begins during the previous spring.
- Kindergarten Readiness option that adds 7
hours to the morning UPK program.
Students spend more time on
learning domains introduced in the morning program.
prepares students for excellence in Kindergarten - public or
- After School Achievement Club - The 82nd
Street Academics After School Achievement Club is a place where
school age students (Kindergarten through 5th Grade) can complete
their daily homework, get a hot meal, and do projects with friends.
The program begins every day (Monday through Friday) at 3:00 PM and
is open until 6:30 PM.
There are clubs at the 810 campus, PS 69,
and PS 148
Enrichment classes include Music and Drama
- Private piano classes and Chess Classes.
Taught in 15 week blocks.
- Summer School - The summer session will run
five days a week for eight weeks (with the exception of July 4th,
82nd Street Academics offers a full-day package
deal and also half day sessions.
Contact 82nd Street Academics with
Academic achievement classes - The morning session of the
summer program at 82nd Street Academics helps children get a head
start on the grade that they will attend in the fall using the
Common Core Learning Standards Morning Academic Classes start at
9:00 AM and end at approximately 12:00 PM.
Children work with
trained group leaders to practice math and language arts.
homework every day so students can practice their newly-learned
Students who are part of the Summer School are
better-equipped to meet the academic challenges of the upcoming
school year, and are more confident in their own abilities.
progress reports keep you up to date with your child's development.
Group leaders are available throughout the summer to discuss your
The program ends with a special ceremony starring
"Learning in action" lab - The afternoon session, our "Learning
in Action" Lab, offers a supplement to the morning session.
Children use and reinforce the Common Core Learning Standards as
they participate in hands-on activities centered on our summer
Classes start at 1:00 PM (after lunchtime) and end at 4:00
Reading, writing, logic and critical thinking skills are
incorporated throughout classes in Creative Writing and Drama,
"Math 4 Life" lab, Health and Physical Education, Media Studies,
Group Leaders keep topics interesting and fresh so that
students stay highly motivated.
Students will go on educational
field trips as well as enjoy special visitors throughout the
Enrollment in the "Learning in Action" Lab is the perfect
accompaniment to the academic program, and families are encouraged
to take advantage of a package deal and register for both courses.
Full-day and early drop-off options are also available for the
summer! Contact 82nd Street Academics for more details.