82nd Street Academics

     Tel: (718)457-0429
Grades: PK - 10 | 295 students
82nd Street Academics is a non-profit educational institution with the mission to help students prepare for college.
Our programs complement public education so that students, regardless of home language, will have equal access to quality higher education.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 10
Year Founded 2003

Student Body

Total Students 295 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 80%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade 82nd Street Academics Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 65 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 10%
Average Class Size 20 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Each program has its own tuition rate and the UPK program and Renaissance After School Program are free.
Acceptance Rate 100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Christian Fonseca

School Notes:

  • 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 programs.
  • Private Pre-School- 82nd Street Academics provides a private Pre-School program which focuses on the “whole” child. 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 year. 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 week.
  • 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 Friday.
  • 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. This program prepares students for excellence in Kindergarten - public or private.
  • 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, Independence Day). 82nd Street Academics offers a full-day package deal and also half day sessions. Contact 82nd Street Academics with questions.
  • 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. We give homework every day so students can practice their newly-learned skills. 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. Monthly progress reports keep you up to date with your child's development. Group leaders are available throughout the summer to discuss your child's learning. The program ends with a special ceremony starring your children!
  • "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 theme. Classes start at 1:00 PM (after lunchtime) and end at 4:00 PM. 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, and Music. 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 summer.
  • 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.

Profile last updated: 05/19/2014

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