After School Program Descriptions

Using a scientific approach mixed with a lot of fun, we offer specialty baby classes for children 4 months through 5 years. The classes include baby/ toddler music, gym, art, literacy and more for the youngest learners that we know you will love.

To see the schedule, visit our After School Programs.

To register for a class on a mobile phone, visit our Hi Sawyer.

Les Beaux Arts

Age: 2.5 - 5 Years
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In this art class your child can explore the world of shape, color and texture, get familiar with different art tools. An artist will be introduced each week and children will learn about their life and technique, and will then be encouraged to explore the style in their own creations in a studio where no mess is too big.

Tip Tap Toe

Age: 2.5 - 5 Years
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Your little dancer will enjoy movement, music and social interaction in this class which introduces children to multiple forms of dance and creative movement concepts. Children are encouraged to perform and express themselves through movement at their own level.

Magic of Reading

Age: Newborn - 5 Years
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Story telling with acting, puppets, songs, music and games. An entertaining introduction to the written word.

Build a city in Spain   

Age: 2 - 5 Years
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“Build a city” language program is an “organized” free play in full immersion in a specific language during which time the children build a city with blocks, art etc. and learn about all the common buildings and profession found in a city such as a bakery, a concert hall, city hall etc. Kids play and travel trough their city while role playing, interacting, playing and learning a new language.

Build a city in France

Age: 2 - 5 Years
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“Build a city” language program is an “organized” free play in full immersion in a specific language during which time the children build a city with blocks, art etc. and learn about all the common buildings and profession found in a city such as a bakery, a concert hall, city hall etc. Kids play and travel trough their city while role playing, interacting, playing and learning a new language.

Build a city in China

Age: 2- 5 Years
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“Build a city” language program is an “organized” free play in full immersion in a specific language during which time the children build a city with blocks, art etc. and learn about all the common buildings and profession found in a city such as a bakery, a concert hall, city hall etc. Kids play and travel trough their city while role playing, interacting, playing and learning a new language.

Michelangelo’s Art Shop/

Drawing Level 1

Age: 2.5 - 5 Years
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This art class introduces different artists and their work and focuses on shapes, lines and drawing, it is a fabulous way to help your young child develop penmanship and work with shapes, color, light and shadow. Drawing that makes writing practice FUN!

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Drawing Level 2

Age: 4 - 5 Years
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This art class introduces different artists and their work and focuses on shapes, lines and drawing, it is a fabulous way to help your young child develop penmanship and work with shapes, color, light and shadow. This class is for children 4 to 8 years old, they will learn to observe and draw different "still life".

Leonardo’s Science Lab

Age: 3 - 5 Years / 6 - 8 Years
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Leonardo’s Science lab is all about STEM: science, technology, engineering, mathematic experiments. Create your own tornado, learn to code your birthday, build a bridge, build a paper airplane, do art with shapes and fraction. Explore and find Fibonacci petterns, fractal, symmetry and geometric patterns in nature. 
100 years from now, what do you hope has been invented? 
Age appropriate experiments and projects.

Darwin’s Science Lab

Age: 3 - 5 Years / 6 - 8 Years
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Darwin’s Science lab is all about plants and animals from learning about dinosaurs, to exploring different kinds of primates. What is a vertebrate? What are the 5 continents and where do these animals live? How do arctic animals stay warm? What is a seed? How does a watermelon grow? Age appropriate experiments and projects.

Gallileo’s Science Lab

Age: 3 - 5 Years / 6 - 8 Years
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Gallileo’s Science lab is all about an introduction to astronomers, rockets, astronauts, the Universe, our galaxy and the sol
ar system, planets, life cycle of stars, constellations and mythology , moons and the phases of our moon, and the stardust we are made of! 
Is the sun a star or a planet?
 Age appropriate experiments and art projects.

Marie Curie’s Science Lab 

Age: 3 - 5 Years / 6 - 8 Years
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Marie Curie’s Science lab is all about head, shoulders, knees and toes, as children learn the inside and out of their body, bones and organs, the 5 senses, germs and proper hygiene. What does a body good? Food groups. Introduction to the microscope!
 What is an x-ray? Age appropriate experiments and art projects.

Cooking & Kitchen Science 

Age: 3 - 5 Years / 6 - 8 Years
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"Cooking and Kitchen science" is all about using ingredients to create food we eat everyday such as fresh pasta, butter, bread, ice cream, explore herbs and spices, and experiment with measuring, state of matter, density, and the magic of kitchen science. Age appropriate recipes and projects.

Think Tank

Age: 2.5 - 5 Years
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"Think Tank" is Perry School's signature program, created by Dawn Lesley Stewart who has pioneered this innovative program using a fusion of science proven methods and creativity to achieve outstanding results. We carefully select our teachers who are trained to go above and beyond in their teaching of the "Think Tank" method, it is the natural way of introducing advanced intellectual concepts to Preschool children. Using a child centered approach, the "Think Tank" program customizes the curriculum for each child in a small group setting. Hands on activities are specifically designed to teach basic concepts including numbers, letters, shapes 2d/3d, size comparison , colors and basic math as well as some more advanced concept such as arithmetic reasoning, analogies and classifications . In addition, it covers seven areas of critical thinking such as sequencing, following directions, simple math. Kids learn through their own curiosity, and by creating their own learning materials. This program is designed to instill the love of learning at a very young age while preparing them for kindergarten tests: OLSAT, NNAT2, Standford-Binet, ERB. We are happy to say that since initiating this method in 2001 we have helped our families gain entry to some of the city's top programs. 
The program has been reviewed by The New York Times and studied by educational researchers around the world. 
"At Perry School, a preschool in the West Village, children spent an hour a day in the "Think Tank" program designed to exposed them to reasoning and material s they would see during the test. "Of the children who took the gifted exams we received scores ranging between 97 and 99" " The New York Times

The Perry School Chorus

Age: 3 - 5 Years / 3 - 8 Years
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The Perry School Chorus is designed to enhance the musical, creative and expressive qualities of all students.  Musical opportunities are provided for every child to learn the basic skills of reading music and singing, developing song repertoire, broadening listening skills and experiencing the different nature of music.

Key to Music

Age: 2.5 - 5 Years / 4 - 5 Years
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Our music class is designed to inspire your child’s greatest creative instincts while instilling structure and the fundamentals of music! They will be introduced to different composers, instruments, and rhythm using various percussive instruments and a “hands on” approach.. They will learn about the orchestra and the different sections. It is a class that will explore different styles of music and aim to make your little one appreciate music like never before. Basic musical notation is introduced, and the teacher helps the children make a connection between the notes they hear, and the notes they see on a board: a first step to reading music.

Level 2: The children will be introduced to playing a keyboard and string instruments. By the end of this class older children might be ready to choose an instrument they would like to learn to play...!

Broadway Kids

Age: 3 - 5 Years
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Kids love to perform and they will delight in the experience of creating their own shows. Children will first learn the storyline of the show they will be working on through storytelling, music, and movement. They will then create props, costumes and sets for a final performance with friends and family. Join us for this unforgettable magical experience!

Little Lotus Yoga

Age: 2 - 5 Years
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This exhilarating class encourages a fun pathway into loving yoga! Children use their imagination as we explore simple yoga poses through fun themes, songs and story telling. Children will enhance gross motor skills and improve flexibility.