Children and Teens
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The Children and Teens Academy is a community dedicated to engaging children and teens in interesting and challenging classes that are taught by expert instructors. Our instructors will encourage creativity, develop talents and skills and support the overall health of each participant. Classes are created specifically by age groups so that students always feel comfortable and confident.
JUNIOR ACADEMY page 35
Language & Literacy (for 4 & 5 year olds)
Telling stories and reading aloud to children builds their listening skills. Listening to children tell stories gives them a chance to practice speaking and using new words. These are the skills they will master in our language and literacy skills class.
Fun with Math (for 4 & 5 year olds)
To prepare our “little learners” for the challenges of elementary school, our teachers will engage students in age appropriate activities that will encourage children to take part in fun math activities that will enhance their mathematical abilities.
ACADEMIC SKILLS page 35
Our Academic Enrichment programs offer courses in the areas of English Language Arts and Math. Our instructors encourage students to become independent, self-confident and efficient learners by engaging students in fun age appropriate activities that cover the curriculum content in a more relaxed and individualized setting.
- ELA (Grades 1 & 2)
- ELA (Grades 3 & 4)
- ELA (Grades 5 & 6)
- ELA (Grades 7 & 8)
- Math Enrichment (Grades 1 & 2)
- Math Enrichment (Grades 3 & 4)
- Math Enrichment (Grades 5 & 6)
- Math Enrichment (Grades 7 & 8)
TECHNOLOGY page 35
Our technology courses are designed to enhance and encourage curiosity and enthusiasm for technology. We offer Computer Explorations for children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. We offer Making Movies on PC for children in 4th, 5th and 6th grades, as well as, keyboarding skills. Computer explorations consist of designing and creating virtual objects or even composing music. All activities are up to the instructor and he/she will create activities based on children’s levels.
TEST PREP page 35
SAT Prep courses and Test Preparation for the NYC Specialized High School Exams are offered for students in the 11th and 12th grades. The Math and Verbal sections are offered separately to allow students to focus on one area of the exam. The students are engaged in extensive practice and drills while in class and are taught strategies to use while taking the exam.
CREATIVE LEARNING page 36
Under Creative Learning we offer Acting Classes, American Sign Language (ASL), as well as, Drawing and Cartooning. Acting classes are offered by instructors who are active members of the Arts Community and the students love taking part in our Acting Workshops. American Sign Language is also available for students in grades 4 and up. And, Drawing and Cartooning was very popular this past summer. The children enjoyed drawing, creating and displaying their finished work.
MUSIC/DANCE page 36
We offer Guitar and Piano lessons in group instruction with experienced teachers who are passionate about music and who will encourage children to learn to play these instruments in a fun filled manner.
SPORTS page 36
Basketball, Junior Gym, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Martial Arts are available this fall for children/teens. Please browse our catalog to select the appropriate class/grade level.
AQUATICS page 37
Child/Parent swimming classes are offered for parents who wish to assist their children with the transition of getting into the water and learning the basics of swimming. We also offer swimming classes at different levels and ages. And, Pre-Team Swimming is available for our advanced swimmers who with to participate in more advanced instruction.
Feel free to call 718.960.8512 for assistance with registration.
All matters pertaining to the Children’s Academy can be addressed to:
Marleen Bustelo, Children’s Academy Director