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CORNERSTONE PREP
Education Consulting
Email: testing@cstoneprep.com
SAT TEST PREP
Reading & Writing Math

SAT Intensive Group Classes – Fall 2021
** Intensive group classes starting soon for November 6th & December 4th exams **
Benefits of Test Prep
Despite recent changes in admissions testing requirements, the SAT remains a significant factor in top-tier college and university admissions. With an expanding applicant pool the value of a strong SAT score cannot be overstated. The SAT continues to be an important metric, indicating readiness for college-level academic work.
The challenge facing most students is that scoring well is no easy feat. The curve tends to be steep, with little margin for error; mistakes caused by ignorance, rushing, and panicking are costly. More than ever before, test prep is essential.

Our Mission – Mastery
Our goal is student mastery of SAT content, structure, and testing techniques, including time management. With mastery comes confidence and calm, so critical to success.

Our Instructors
SAT Math – Jennifer Liang. Jennifer brings a wealth of experience to teaching and tutoring high school-level math. She has prepped students for both the SAT 2 Math and AP Calculus (AB and BC) exams, as well as for other STEM SAT 2 (subject) tests, including Chemistry and Physics. Jennifer also coaches high-performing students for math competitions such as MATHCOUNTS and AMC 10/12. As a high school student in China she won first prize in the Chinese national math competition. Jennifer earned her B.A. in Mathematics from Beijing University and her Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Chicago. Prior to dedicating herself to STEM education, she worked in the field of finance for 10 years.

SAT Reading & Writing – Jocelyn Palmer. Jocelyn has been providing writing and editing services to a range of clients for several years. She founded Cornerstone Prep to position students for success, whether in the classroom, the exam room, or in the school application process. Earlier in her career Jocelyn was a senior equity analyst on Wall Street, and regularly published equity research for buy-side investors. Jocelyn received a B.A. in English Literature from Smith College and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Details
• Meetings are on Zoom
• Four students (minimum) are required to launch a group
• Includes one diagnostic and two mock tests
• One-on-one custom instruction is also available – please contact us for information

SAT TEST PREP
Reading & Writing Math
SAT Intensive Group Classes – Fall 2021

NOVEMBER 6TH EXAM
Fridays, Saturdays, 10 sessions October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 Fridays – Reading & Writing
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ET
Saturdays – Math
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET
90 minutes per session
$750 per student
BONUS: two mock tests - Saturdays October 16, 30
7:50 am (sharp) – 11:15 am ET

DECEMBER 4th EXAM
Fridays, Saturdays, 10 sessions October 29, 30
November 5, 6, 12, 13, 29, 20, 26, 27 Fridays – Reading & Writing
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm ET Saturdays – Math
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET 90 minutes per session $750 per student
BONUS: two mock tests - Saturdays November 12, 26
7:50 am (sharp) – 11:15 am ET

NOTE: In general, we recommend that students sign up for all ten sessions; however, we do allow students to sign up for five sessions of either Reading & Writing or Math.

To Enroll
Please email the following information to us at testing@cstoneprep.com:
Student’s first & last name
Student’s email
Student’s current grade
Student’s highest SAT score(s) in Reading & Writing and Math, including date(s)
To Pay
Total cost is $750 for ten classes, $375 for five classes. Payment options:
Zelle (through your bank) – PREFERRED Use payments@cstoneprep.com
Wire
Please contact us for wire instructions.

summerdiscoverStudents at the Summer Discovery Program at UCLAThough the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause uncertainty for summer camps, most of the programs that we contacted are planning to move forward but waiting for further guidance to finalize the details.

Camps have received some regulations which require:

-50% occupancy on buses
-Limited occupancy in indoor classrooms – per each district’s recommendations
-Gathering of children in pods or cohorts – further details to come.

Nevertheless, all the programs below are moving forward and accepting sign—ups for this summer. We hope to add more to the list in the coming weeks. Take a look below at what might work for your family.

If you want to add your summer program to the guide, email us at scarsdalecomments@gmail.com.

Summer Discovery Pre-College Experiences

Summer Discovery has more than 55 years in the summer experience industry and has provided superior pre-college programs for 40+ years. Today, we’re the leading pre-college experience provider for middle and high school students. In partnership with prestigious universities across the US, UK, and Singapore, we deliver on-campus experiences and online learning opportunities. We offer 300+ pre-college courses, including college credit and non-credit enrichment, taught exclusively by university instructors. Popular programs include UCLA, Michigan, Georgetown, Cambridge, and University of Pennsylvania. Learn more at summerdiscovery.com.

Summer Discovery
Contact: Halley Campbell
516-621-3939
info@summerdiscovery.com

Day Camps

Camp Ramaquoisramaquois

Camp Ramaquois is not like every other camp. Our day camp for boys and girls ages 3 to 15 in Pomona, NY (only 30 minutes from the George Washington Bridge and 15 minutes from the Mario Cuomo Bridge) provides a truly authentic camp experience. Our magnificent 44 acres, 5-acre lake, 9 heated swimming pools, and exceptional facilities and programs allow us to provide children with a dynamic and memorable summer filled with love, warmth, and being part of a special community. Our campers are encouraged to take healthy risks, learn new skills, develop relationships with their peers and counselors, develop independence and assume responsibility.

Camp Ramaquois
30 Mountain Road
Pomona, NY 10970
845-354-1600

Squire Advantage and Squire Sports Camp

squires2020Squire Advantage and Squire Sports Camps at Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale is celebrating its 48th year and is the proud recipient of the first ever Westchester Country Inspector Choice Award! Courses are taught by certified teachers and hot lunch is included. Squire Advantage Primary (grades K-3) and Advantage Choice (grades 4-9) is created for campers who wish to custom design their own schedule by choosing courses in the fields of swimming, computers, sports, fine arts, science, cooking, music and more. There are more than 50 different activities to choose from! Squire Sports Camps are divided into two different sports programs. Squire All Sports Academy (ages 6-15) allows for instructing and playing of many different types of sports throughout the day. Sports include tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball, football, etc. Squire Tennis Academy (ages 6-15) is a fun and challenging tennis experience designed for beginners to experienced players. Squire Camps programs run from June 28th until August 13th, 2021.

Squire Camps
Maria Regina High School
Hartsdale, NY
(914) 328-3798
Matt Davanzo – Director

Music

Hoff-Barthelson Music School Summer Arts Program

HBCampHoff-Barthelson Music School is the ideal setting for a stimulating, challenging, fun-filled, and safely socially distanced summer arts program for students in grades 1-12.

This year’s Summer Arts Program provides a great opportunity for students to jump start learning, explore new possibilities, make dramatic progress, and form lasting friendships.

Space is limited to 45 students per session and is on a first come, first served basis. Early registration is encouraged. Early-bird discounts available through May 31. Need-based financial aid is available.

For younger children (Grades 1 – 6), the Summer Arts Junior Program is a superb way to try new instruments for the first time, discover their particular passion(s), make rapid progress on instruments they may already be studying, and experience the joy of playing with others.

For older students (Grades 7 – 12), the Summer Arts Senior Program offers opportunities to play together in large and small ensemble configurations, explore new instruments and musical styles.

Students are offered a variety of class options for each session including Orchestra, Chamber Music, Group Instrumental Lessons, Piano for Non-Pianists, World Drumming, Jazz Ensemble, Improvisation, Music History, Music Theory, and Composing with Technology.

After registering, students and families meet with Summer Arts Program Director Joseph Piscitelli to create a daily schedule tailored to their individual needs and interests. Students receive personalized attention on a daily basis from gifted teachers with decades of experience.

The Program will run as two two-week sessions. Session 1: June 28 – July 9; Session 2: July 12 – 23. Each session will accommodate both Junior and Senior grades. Junior: 9 am – 12 pm, Monday – Friday; Senior: 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday. (The School will be closed on July 5 in observance of Independence Day.)

Hoff-Barthelson Music School
25 School Lane
Scarsdale, NY 10583
914-723-1169
www.hbms.org
hb@hbms.org

The Music Conservatory of Westchester

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The Music Conservatory of Westchester will spark your child’s creativity with quality instruction in music, dance, and art in Summer Music & Arts. Kids grades K-7 enjoy fun, interactive classes to experiment with music, learn to play piano, guitar, and violin, write songs, create art, dance, and make new friends. Three 2-week sessions start June 28 - August 6, 2021. Health and safety guidelines are in place. All classes are taught in small groups by our world-class faculty. New offerings for elementary and middle school students include ukulele, intros to Jazz, Blues, and South American Music, an instrumental jam session, and more! Our summer Suzuki Beginner Special also returns this summer to start kids ages 4+ learning violin, cello, and piano with this proven and effective music instruction technique. Summer is better with music!

Music Conservatory of Westchester
216 Central Avenue

White Plains, NY 10606

914-761-3900

For the Younger Set

Beth El Day Camp

pooledgeBeth El Day Camp in New Rochelle is the place to be for children ages 2-8! Widely recognized as the best-in-class day camp in Westchester, Beth El continues to be the most fun, most trusted choice for young campers and their parents, year after year. Join us Monday, June 28 through Friday, August 20, 2021. We offer before and after camp care 7am-7pm. Campers love the sports, especially tennis, swimming twice a day in the pool, towel service, music, art, nature, STEM, yoga, karate, our delicious lunches, and much more! Proudly accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), we are also known for our nurturing environment, cutting-edge programming, and commitment to safety. We have the county's finest, best-trained professional staff and a very favorable child to staff ratio. Whether this is your child's first camp experience or not, at Beth El everything begins with love and ends in fun.

Arts and Theater Program for Kids 9 - 12BethEl

New this year! Announcing our arts and theater program in four or eight-week sessions for kids ages 9-12  with extensive programming in visual arts, theater, dance, magic, and the option to swim. With a limited enrollment, your child will be part of a nurturing camp community where they can express themselves creatively and meet like-minded friends.

Beth El Day Camp
1324 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10804
(914) 235-2700 ext. 256
JRockowitz@bethelnr.org

Scarsdale SynagogueSSTTESumerPhoto

Scarsdale Synagogue's Summer Stars Program is the perfect summer experience for young children. This warm and nurturing seven-week summer program is for children 18 months to 5 years old. The children are engaged in activities such as sports, music, art, story time, daily water play and much, much more. There are special theme days each week such as Circus Day, Hawaiian Day or Carnival Day. At Summer Stars, friendships are formed and children grow socially, emotionally and intellectually as they engage in fun, stimulating summer activities. There is a three-day option for toddlers ages 18 to 30 months. Two year-olds may choose a three-day option or attend five mornings a week. Three to 5 year-olds may choose a half-day, 9am -12 noon option or a full day option from 9am - 2pm. Your child will sparkle and shine at Summer Stars! In an effort to keep our students and staff healthy during the Covid-19 Pandemic we are taking all necessary health and safety precautions according to NYS Department of Health, NYSOCFS and CDC Guidelines. Contact Jody Glassman, Early Childhood Director, at mazeltots@sstte.org or call 914-723-3001. Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El is a reform Jewish congregation located at 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale.

Scarsdale Synagogue Summer Stars
2 Ogden Road
Scarsdale, NY
www.sstte.org
914-723-3001

Westchester Reform Temple

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Westchester Reform Temple's Summer Play Place Camp offers young children (starting at 18 months through 4 years) a unique 7-week summer experience. Our professional, certified staff of teachers provide arts and crafts, water-play, stories, games, sports, lots of outdoor activities, theme days and snack within a nurturing and loving environment. Our three and four-year-old campers stay for lunch and more afternoon play. Join us at the Summer Play Place Camp. Your children will learn, laugh and flourish. For more information contact Ellen.rosenberg@wrtemple.org or Sue.tolchin@wrtemple.org

Summer Play Place Camp
255 Mamaroneck Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
914-723-5493
Email: sue.tolchin@wrtemple.org

Close to Home

Scarsdale Recreation Summer Day Camp

The Scarsdale Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation will be offering our traditional camp scarsdalepoolprograms this Summer. At the time of this publication, the Department is working with the Scarsdale School District regarding facilities and specific locations will be advertised once finalized. Also, please note that our camps will be operating out of an abundance of caution pertaining to COVID and will following all guidance and regulations put forth by the CDC, NYS and Westchester County Department of Health to ensure all campers and staff are safe during these uncertain times. We will be offering our traditional four camps including recreational and educational programs with daily swimming at the Scarsdale Pool. The four camps accommodate approximately 900 children from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Camp Sagamore is for children entering Kindergarten, Camp Lenape for First Graders, Camp Wapetuck for Second Graders and Camp Patthunke is for kids in Third through Eighth grades. The season runs from Monday, July 6 to Friday, August 7, from 9am - 3:30pm. There are also combination camps for third-eighth graders who can choose soccer or sports camp in the morning and regular day camp in the afternoon.

At this time, the Scarsdale Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation is waiting for further guidance from the Westchester County Department of Health for regulations regarding travel camps so no decision has been made as of this publication. Additional information will be posted on our Village of Scarsdale website at a later date.

Scarsdale Recreation Camp
Phone: (914) 722-1160
Email: recreation@scarsdale.com

To add your summer program to our guide email us at scarsdalecomments@gmail.com.

hudsoncountryOh to be a kid in Scarsdale. Once school is out, local summer camps open their doors and offer fun for all types. In addition to the Village-sponsored Scarsdale Recreation Day Camps, there are a host of other general and specialty camps all within driving distance. Whatever your child's passion, there's sure to be a program where he/she can develop skills, make new friends and enjoy the summer months. Check out information from the following programs that opted to participate in our guide and see a listing from a summer camp consultant to help you sort it all out. Happy planning!

Concordia Summer Camp offers exceptional summer programs for children ages 3 to 18. Programs include Enrichment, General Sports and Slam Dunk Basketball Camp. The Concordia Conservatory of Music and Art offers summer programs in Musical Theatre, Band Bash, Piano, Suzuki Guitar and Violin, Chamber Music, Vocal, Songwriting and Composition and Art. All camp facilities are air-conditioned. Concordia Summer Camp, 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville, NY, 914/395-4848, www.concordiasummercamp.org

Chelsea Piers Connecticut Summer Sports Camps provide world-class facilities, expert instruction and the most exciting squashchelseasports available – all under one roof! Campers can choose Soccer, Hockey, Synchro Skating, Squash, Tennis, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Swimming, Multi-Sport and Two-Sport Combo Camps. In addition to full-day camps, Chelsea Piers offers half-day preschool camps for its younger athletes. Camps start June 16th and run through August 29th, 2014. Sign up for one, two or more weeks. Chelsea Piers, One Blachley Road, Stamford, CT 06902, 203.989.1000, camps@chelseapiersct.com, http://www.chelseapiersct.com/camp/overview.cfm

Gate Hill: Connecting friends in Rockland, Westchester, Manhattan, Bergen and Orange Counties. Discover the ultimate day camp experience for children ages 3-15! Family owned and operated for two generations by Josh, Bob, and Jennifer Male, Gate Hill offers 33 acres of outdoor adventure, athletic fields, GateHill Logocreative and performing arts, wet and wacky fun at the Splash Park, and a heated, 4-pool complex, home to their proven learn-to-swim program. Start the conversation; Call to schedule your own private tour! (845) 947- 3223 www.gatehilldaycamp.com.

Hudson Country Day Camp provides campers with an opportunity to engage in a host of academic, artistic and athletic pursuits that new interests and increase self-esteem. Each summer we offer a new theme to children ages 15 months through 12 years that allows them to explore the world in a safe, structured, joyful environment. Themes are supported by an array of fun, creative activities, interesting guests, field trips and related music, food, crafts and games. Intertwined is a strong athletic program where children develop skills and tone muscle while learning to swim, play tennis, practice gymnastics and karate under the watchful eyes of certified, experienced instructors. Our dedicated summer staff is largely comprised of the teachers who possess an in-depth knowledge of the social, emotional, and psychomotor development of early childhood and elementary aged children. For more information or a tour, call Hudson Country Day Camp at 636-6202 or email us at mrs.horan@hudsoncountry.org.

At the JCC of Mid-Westchester, campers have big fun, big laughs and make big memories. The JCC offers unique programs, led by educators and seasoned professionals in their field. Unlike other camps, here campers choose from a variety of offerings. Camp Gadol is the traditional day camp for 2yrs–grade 4 where children enjoy a variety of outdoor and indoor activities including art, music, sports, swimming, nature, gymnastics, and special events. The highly regarded Summer Arts Center (SAC) provides artists, actors and dancers entering grades 3-8 the joy of creative expression and campers customize their schedules with a variety of classes which they can combine with swim, gymnastics and teen fitness options. Camp Xtreme offers campers grades 5-8 an activity-filled summer close to home – a combination of traditional camp activities coupled with special weekly enhancements such as science and technology and weekly trips. Toward Tomorrow provides a nurturing, learning and recreational summer experience for children with developmental needs, 3-12 years leveraging the JCC's renowned programs with highly qualified experts and inclusion options. Dance Intensive provides serious dancers entering grades 7-12 the opportunity to take their training to a new level through a comprehensive curriculum of dance and dance-related classes. Contact the JCC for more information or to take a tour. JCC of Mid-Westchester Summer Camps, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, NY, 914-472-3300, www.jccmw.org. 

Founded in 1991, the mission of Kids' B.A.S.E. & The Little School is to assure the highest quality of educational and social experiences for Scarsdale children. The Little School encourages early childhood social, emotional and academic growth through developmentally appropriate experiences. Kids' B.A.S.E supports elementary school children before and after school in a nurturing and stimulating environment with opportunities for socialization, relaxation and enrichment. The Little School is housed in a modern facility at 307 Mamaroneck Road and the program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, chartered by the NYS Board of Regents, and licensed by the NYS Department of Social Services.

The Little School Summer Enrichment Program provides a pre-school experience for three and four-year-olds. We create a climate of learning and fun which will further the development of each child socially, physically and creatively. We strive to help each child to adjust easily, to strengthen values of cooperation and have a positive group experience. Our Little School children receive swim instruction during the week at the Scarsdale Pool. In everything we do, we promote each child's positive self-image through a variety of age-appropriate physical and creative activities. We provide delicious and nutritious snacks and lunch by our wonderful in-house dietary staff. Our Summer Enrichment Program will run from July 1, 2014 through August 15, 2014. For information about Kids' B.A.S.E. & The Little School call 914-472-5409 or visit our website at: www.kbls.org

Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club Day Camp: "Big Camp" for Little Campers. You'll love the warm and intimate program that tailors a full camp experience especially for younger campers age 2 - 8. Small group sizes, outstanding facilities! Activities include twice daily swim with certified swim instruction, tennis, field sports, Mad Science, music, kayaking, and much, much, more-- all on our expansive facility. Not ready for Family Membership? Call today to learn about pricing that includes membership for your camper. MBYC, 555 S. Barry Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, Phone: (914) 698-1130, www.mamaroneckbeachandyacht.com.

ramaquoisboysCamp Ramaquois, is located in Rockland County, only 15 minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge. Boys and girls, ages 3-15, from Westchester, Manhattan, Bergen and Rockland experience "a day camp as complete as sleep-away camp", rich in fun, friendship, learning and adventure. Traditional day camp offerings. Exciting optional adventure trip program, combined with a regular day camp program for campers grades 3-10. Leadership CIT program for campers entering 10th grade.
Call to set up an appointment at (845) 354-1600 or visit www.ramaquois.com.

Squire Advantage and Squire Sports Camps at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry is celebrating its 41st anniversary of operation. An open house is scheduled for Saturday March 15th from 11am to 3pm. Instructors and coaches will showcase their courses and tours of the campus will be given. Courses are taught in air-conditioned classrooms by certified teachers. Hot lunch is included and transportation is available.
Squire Advantage Primary (grades K-3) and Advantage Choice (grades 4-9) is created for campers who wish to custom design their own schedule by choosing five courses in the fields of swimming, computers, sports, fine arts, science, cooking, music and more. Squire Sports Camps are divided into 3 different sports programs.
 Squire Baseball Academy (Ages 6-15) is an all-encompassing and top-notch baseball instructional program with campers grouped according to age and ability.
Squire All Sports Academy (Ages 6-15) allows for instructing and playing of many different types of sports throughout the day. Sports include tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball, flag football, etc.
Squire Tennis Academy (Ages 6-15) is a fun and challenging tennis experience designed for beginners to experienced players. Squire Camps programs run from June 30th until August 15th 2014. Visit their website at www.squiarecamps.com or call (914) 328-3798 for more information.

St. James the Less offers a fun in the sun summer camp program for 3, 4, and 5 year-old children. The six week camp runs Monday thru Thursday from 9 :00 to 11:45 am from June 30 to August 7. The camp offers weekly themes, arts and crafts, outdoor play, story time, music and movement with Miss Gigi, Gym with Jeannine Palermo and Yoga with Miss Char and more. All of this in a safe and age appropriate environment staffed by our very own teachers. To register or for more information call 914-723-1018 or stjamesnursery1@verizon.net.

The YWCA on North Street in White Plains offers an array of summer day camps and programs: Camp Funkist (ages 5-13) provides non-competitive relaxing days of sports, swimming, arts and crafts, music, nature, trips, specials, and other age-appropriate summer activities. Travel Camp for youth 12-15 provides a unique experience off-site each day offering the older camper more independence. New for 2014 is Creative Adventures Camp, which is tailored for the young camper and combines summer fun with academic enrichment for children preschool through first grade. Intensive full day Summer Gymnastics co-ed classes are taught by experienced instructors and coaches. Finally, the YWCA offers Summer Camp for Children with Developmental Disabilities, which is designed to complement extended school-year programs.
The YWCA has well-equipped indoor and outdoor facilities. Red Cross-certified staff lead recreational and instructional swimming.
Camp Funkist & Travel Camp (914) 949-6227 x168
Creative Adventures Camp (914) 949-6227 x142
Gymnastics Program ((14) 949-6227 x135
Camp for Children with Developmental Disabilities (914) 949-6227 x108
The YWCA is located at 515 North Street in White Plains, New York.

Spectacular Summers: Are you starting to think about sleepaway camp for your child for next summer? Or perhaps you have not yet made summer plans for your child/teen for this year. In either case, Ellen Wylie of Spectacular Summers would be happy to help you. Based in the Scarsdale/Edgemont area, Ellen knows the camps and teen programs well and will share her knowledge and expertise with you. By spending her summers visiting camps and programs and the rest of the year speaking with directors and obtaining feedback from families, Ellen has the up-to-date personal knowledge to make the right recommendations for each child. Ellen gets to know the individual child and provides each family with a few (and not too many) well-thought out suggestions. The service she provides is free of charge to parents. Ellen is highly respected by camp directors and parents alike. To find that spectacular summer program for 2014 or 2015, call Ellen Wylie at (914) 722-2644 or email ellen@spectacularsummers.com. Visit their website at www.spectacularsummers.com.

violinistA young violin student enjoys a private lesson at Hoff-Barthelson Music School. Photo by Steven Schnur.With schools moving to hybrid learning schedules this fall, many students will need extra enrichment programs to supplement learning. After-school programs in music, dance, sports and religion are a great way to keep kids engaged and growing. Take a look below for local offerings from nursery schools to adult education and everything in between. Most are tailoring what they offer to accommodate in-person and virtual learners. Applying to college? See below for help with applications too. Whatever you need, you can find it nearby.

The Arts

Hoff Barthelson Music School

Registration for the 2020-21 school year is now open at Hoff-Barthelson, Westchester's premier community music school!

This fall, the School will be safely re-introducing some in-person instruction while continuing to offer lessons and many classes and ensembles online. We’ve also introduced a new, more flexible tuition structure with tiers based on lesson length and the number of classes and/or ensembles chosen. This will enhance students’ ability to select those programs that most powerfully enhance their educational experience, develop their passion for music, and nurture their potential within the time they have available. In addition, we have expanded our Financial Aid Program to serve middle class families as well as those impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

At Hoff-Barthelson, students find a warm, friendly music school dedicated to the highest standards of education, performance, and community service. Students of all ages – 6 months to adult – aptitudes, and levels of interest enjoy a supportive, joyful learning environment; a focus on the whole person; exceptional teaching; and a multifaceted curriculum. A commitment to creativity, collaboration, and community permeates the School.

Hoff-Barthelson’s unique comprehensive program for students at all stages of development combines individual lessons on more than 20 instruments and voice with regular access to professional accompaniment; musicianship classes; myriad performance opportunities; an ensembles program featuring orchestras, choruses, chamber groups and jazz ensembles; and written performance critiques and progress reports.

The school year begins Friday, September 11th. For more information and to register visit www.hbms.org, e-mail hb@hbms.org, or call 914-723-1169. Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale

Steffi Nossen School of Dance

Become part of the Steffi Nossen School of Dance community - whether from your home or in-studio. To provide us all NossenPhotoforGuidewith the safest experience the year will begin with a robust and engaging virtual class schedule with some outdoor in-person community classes to establish relationships with faculty and dancers while connecting through moving together in space.

All safety precautions and guidelines will be observed. To maintain flexibility, safety and quality, the year will be divided into 3 ten-week sessions. Try your first class for free!

The first session runs from September 12th through November 24th; after that session plans will be re-evaluated. All tuitions have been reduced to help families in this difficult time.

Dancers of all abilities have a home at the school. Through the discipline and joy of dance in a nurturing and engaging environment, dancers develop strength, coordination, build confidence and experience the creative process. From Dancing Tots and Creative Movement for Preschoolers to a Pre-Professional Program for tweens and teens there is a class everyone can enjoy. Preschoolers choose from Creative Movement or Ballet/Tap, kindergarteners – 7th graders participate in Core Programs in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop and teens train in Technique Programs in Modern, Ballet, Jazz and Tap and our pre-professional Master Class Program and youth Company. The school also houses Moving Wheels and Heels, an Adaptive Dance Program. Classes are curriculum-based with performance opportunities for all.

Learn more, and register at www.steffinossen.org or contact info@steffinossen.org or (914) 328-1900.

Nursery Schools

Kol Ami

kolamiphotoThe Early Childhood Program at Congregation Kol Ami is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum teaching and modeling Jewish values. We believe that children learn best through experiential play and provide for these rich experiences within warm, accepting, and nurturing surroundings. All of our Head Teachers have Masters Degrees in Early Childhood or N-6 or related educational fields. We offer a wide range of programs for children (from 1 to 5 years old) and their families. Our A Step Ahead! program for Fall 5 year olds provides full day Pre-K learning.

For more information please contact the ECE Director at ecedirector@nykolami.org or call the nursery school office at 914-949-4717 x 107

Mazel Tots

Mazel Tots® at Scarsdale Synagogue provides a warm and stimulating environment, which encourages children's curiosity and helps them to grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Our warm and nurturingMazeltotsphotostaff will guide the children through a curriculum filled with a variety of child-centered and developmentally appropriate activities that are safe, fun and friendly. The children's spiritual growth will be enriched by the study of Jewish holidays, traditions and family values. We also offer a group of special activities such as sports and games, music, creative movement, sign language, nature, yoga, karate, science, art atelier, dance and more! We have two beautiful playgrounds and gardens, plus a fully equipped indoor play space featuring ride-on toys, gym equipment, giant blocks and stepping stones just to name a few! Our Early Childhood Program serves children from 18 months through those Kindergarten-bound! In an effort to keep our students and staff healthy during the Covid-19 Pandemic we are taking all necessary health and safety precautions according to NYS Department of Health, NYSOCFS and CDC Guidelines. For more information please contact Jody Glassman, Early Childhood Program Director at 914-723-3001 or mazeltots@sstte.org. You can also visit our website. Scarsdale Synagogue is located at 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583. 914.725.5175.

 

Early Childhood Center at Westchester Reform Temple

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At WRT’s Early Childhood Center (ECC), we strive to create an environment that fosters social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth as well as creativity, and confidence. Our warm, nurturing teachers provide children with the tools they need to communicate with each other and with the world around them. Children learn and practice Jewish values and become confident members of our Jewish community. Our families are partners in the work that we do and are invited to participate in the learning process. We emphasize STEAM concepts through hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math investigation which encourage young learners to achieve developmental goals. Through inquiry and play-based instruction, we provide students with an opportunity to learn language arts, math and handwriting readiness skills that prepare them for Kindergarten and beyond. We facilitate learning through small groups and foster relationships between our children and their teachers, specialists and our clergy. Lunch and afternoon/ enrichment classes are available for older children. For Toddlers between the ages of one and two we offer Mommy and Me Temple Tots classes, facilitated by our school Social Worker and ECC staff as well as a Toddler Time class facilitated by experienced ECC teachers. Any loved one is welcome to attend this class with their child. Both classes are wonderful opportunities for making friends for adults as well as children.
End of the year Mini Session and Summer Play Place camp offered.

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is ongoing. For further information, please contact ECC Director Sue.tolchin@wrtemple.org or call us at 914 723-5493.

Religious Schools

Bet Am Shalom

BetAmPhotoIn Bet Am Shalom's progressive K-12 education program, students and their families experience Jewish values of living with intention, expressing gratitude, and caring for oneself and others. We have designed customizable, dynamic online and socially distanced in-person programs for the fall. Enroll a child in our education program and your first year of membership dues is free. Click here for more information.

Scarsdale Synagogue 

Welcome to Scarsdale Synagogue's Religious School and Chai School! Our mission is to care for and nurture our students and their families, and to cultivate a culture of growth, friendship, and Jewish community. Just the right size for your family, we offer a robust program even as we know your child's particular passions and needs.

Our programs are vibrant and innovative thereby engaging your children in a meaningful way. Classes are small and individualized programs are available for students with special needs. Both teachers and students are encouraged to think outside of the box; every avenue to deeper, more exciting and fun Jewish learning is explored with joy and zeal. Each grade enjoys its own curricular focus as they learn about Jewish traditions and cultures, past and present. For more detailed information about our program, please contact Jody Glassman, 914-725-5175 x121 or visit our website.

College Application Help

My College Essay Guy

In a competitive environment, your college essay can distinguish you from the pack. It is your opportunity to showcase MyCollegeEssayGuy Original Banner Imageyour unique personality. However, many students struggle with the structure, tone, and creativity essential to a successful essay. Don’t hesitate to ask for help to ensure your writing is stellar. Contact Steven Scharf today for his extensive references and to find out what he can do for you. Steven attended the University of Pennsylvania and holds a BA in Secondary Education with a focus in the humanities and special education. Steven also has a Masters in School Counseling with an Advanced Certificate in College Admission Advising. Contact Steven Scharf at 914-860-6600 or email him at stevenscharf@gmail.comLacrossePhoto

Sports

Scarsdale Youth Lacrosse Association

FALL LACROSSE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Scarsdale Youth Lacrosse (SYLA) will be offering Fall Lacrosse Programs in 2020. The programs will focus on improving skills, game IQ development, playing games against other town teams, possible tournaments, and having fun playing lax in the beautiful fall season. These programs are offered for Boys and Girls K-8, all levels of players from beginner to advanced.

SYLA is dedicated to promoting lacrosse at the youth level for families residing in the Village of Scarsdale, NY. We strive to develop strong fundamental skills and teamwork while adhering to the standards of sportsmanship, respect for all participants and a sense of fair play. Visit their website for more information and registration. 

Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club

The Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club (“SYSC”) is a non-profit organization administered by Scarsdale parents. SYSC in ScarsdaleYouthSoccerconjunction with our professional coaching partner, Stay-in-Town Soccer, organizes and coaches boys' and girls’ soccer teams to play in travel soccer leagues and tournaments in the Westchester and NYC area. SYSC fields travel soccer teams from U8 - U14. In general, the club fields around 40 teams each year between girls' and boys' teams. These teams are registered in the Westchester Youth Soccer League (“WYSL"). The WYSL is a league that is part of both the US Club Soccer and the United States Youth Soccer Association ("USYSA"). More information about SYSC can be found at www.scarsdalesoccer.net. Special accommodations are being made for COVID-19, aligned with state mandates and to keep our kids safe while playing soccer! Please contact us to find out more.

Maroon and White

MaroonWantsYouMaroon and White is the Scarsdale parent organization supporting interscholastic athletics, physical education, and health at the high school and in the community. All Scarsdale families are welcome as members and can join through our website, www.maroonandwhite.org. We regularly raise funds through membership, from the sale of Raider merchandise and spiritwear, and from family and business ads in the annual M&W SHS Sports Journal. Please come out and support our High School athletes.

Adult Learning

Scarsdale Adult School

SASCoverScarsdale Adult School has always been a proven source of quality adult education at affordable prices. This year, it has forged a new path serving as a leader in online learning. SAS boasts a wide array of humanities courses as well as virtual tours, foreign languages, performing arts, writing, personal finance, arts and crafts, photography, fitness, card games, food and nutrition, and wellness classes. Now functioning with a “distance learning” model, SAS provides the perfect opportunity to attend classes with loved ones in other homes, communities, states, and even countries!

Registration for the fall semester is already underway at www.ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org , with staggered class start dates throughout the year. The catalog includes over 230 scheduled classes and lectures from more than 80 different hand-picked instructors. Class days, and times vary by course, but all synchronous classes for the fall will be conducted over Zoom. SAS has partnered with two other online providers to include asynchronous courses on a variety of subjects that can be taken on demand, often with the support of a mentor to answer questions submitted directly. Classes are open to all, regardless of residency, and courses fill on a first-come/first-served basis.

SAS has several special events planned for the fall so far. On Thurs., Oct. 1, at 7:30 pm, SAS hosts an evening with Christine Coulson, author of Metropolitan Stories: A Novel, in conversation with Page Knox . Two Met insiders, pull back the curtain for a glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes at this iconic New York museum.

On Fri., Oct. 23 at 11 am , Ralph Buultjens returns for his much touted, once-a-semester World Politics lecture with this term's topic America in the post-virus world . On Tuesday Nov.17, at 1 pm, SAS presents Losing Faith and Finding a Life: Author Visit with Memoir Writers Abby Stein and Amber Scorah. Audience members may tune in to hear about the personal transformations from writers who left their insular religious communities on their journeys of self-discovery.

Art appreciation, architecture, and virtual tours allow students to explore past exhibits at the Met, stroll through famous streets of Chicago and Washington, D.C., as well as take in some of the sites in New York. Classes will visit Europe and its finest museums, both present day and ancient Rome, and French, German, Italian, and Spanish language classes at all levels.

Noteworthy new current event/hot topics and history classes this term include:

● Demystifying U.S. Political Practices
● Supreme Court Preview
● Queen Victoria’s Royal Vacations in Scotland
● Pirates
● The Evil Eye, Amulets, Ghosts, and Demons.

Music and dance appreciation courses include the study of opera, Bach, and Tchaikovsky, as well as twentieth century greats such as Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Oscar-nominated songs. Performing arts classes offer students the chance to gather online for workshops on comedy, storytelling, acting/improv, and piano. Literary and movie discussion groups also continue to flourish, with interactive options covering writings or films on racism, classics, new fiction, memoirs, comedic geniuses, and more.

Arts and crafts, home organization, writing, cooking and nutrition courses have all converted successfully to a virtual format. Retirement planning and investment courses help students navigate ever-changing estate tax, Medicare, and social security laws. Fitness classes keep students active even at home, nature-lovers can learn all about birdsongs, and social games such as bridge and canasta continue remotely.

All these classes and many more begin after Labor Day. Visit www.ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org to register, to page through the interactive flipbook, or to search the catalog by category, keywords, instructor, or class time. Call (914) 723-2325 with questions.

To add your program to the Back to School Guide email us at scarsdalecomments@gmail.com.

afterschoolprogramsWith just a few weeks until September, now's the time to consider pre-school, after-school, enrichment, religious, sports and adult learning programs for everyone in your family. Below find a list of quality programs and organizations in our area for your consideration:

Backyard Sports Prep Basketball is now accepting registrations for all 3rd-9th graders to participate in our Fall Basketball League. The program takes place at Purchase College on Sundays. For more information go to: www.byardsports.com or call Danny Bernstein at 914-304-4052.

Birthday Parties at Chelsea Piers Connecticut are action-packed, entertaining and hassle-free. We help plan the party, provide the space, supervise the activities, serve the food and clean up afterward. Available activities include baseball, basketball, batting cages, gymnastics, rock climbing, ice skating, soccer, swimming, tennis, water slides and more. Two-hour party packages are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For children's parties, packages include dynamic coaching and world-class facilities, as well as balloons, paper goods and candles. Packages are also available that include pizza, beverages, invitations, party favors, cake and catering services.
Phone: 203.989.1004
Email: parties@chelseapiersct.com
Chelsea Piers Website:

greatplayGreat Play of Scarsdale is a kids' gym for children ages six months through fifth grade that uses its unique curriculum to help kids build confidence and competence in motor skills. Great Play of Scarsdale is a Best of Westchester 2013 Award Winner and is celebrating its 5th anniversary serving Westchester families. Classes are conducted in a patented Interactive Arena™ that uses computer technology, image projection and directional sound to bring the space to life. The concept has been recognized as one of the most innovative youth programs in the world by the IHRSA (International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association), the global trade association for the fitness industry. Great Play offers five fantastic, age-appropriate programs, each built on the same underlying philosophy and structure for making youth physical development fun and effective! Classes are high energy and interactive and tap into the key developmental windows that open at each stage of a child's growth. They use a broad-based approach to help ensure that each child develops to his or her physical potential -- starting from a broad foundation of introductory motor skills for the younger Players, all the way through complex sport skills for fifth graders. In addition to motor skills and sports skills, they also offer Zumba® Great Play Style, birthday parties and special events such as Camps and Parents' Night Out.
(914) 713-3470
Great Play of Scarsdale website

The House of Sports is now taking registration for its fall Tots Academy Classes. Starting with children as young as 18 months, the House of Sports Tots program is offered for baseball, soccer, basketball, football and tumbling. All Tots classes are taught by House of Sports coaches, and focus non-competitive learning that promotes fun above all else. Call today and ask about the 2 for 1 special, where you can sign up for one Tots class and receive a second class for FREE. Call today at 914-479-5419 or visit www.HouseofSportsNY.com/totsacademy

Education at the JCC of Mid-Westchester: Feeding the Minds, Bodies, and Souls:
Pre-school learners all benefit from the full service nursery schools, fitness and sports facilities and professional teaching staff throughout the JCC....a year round indoor pool, fitness programs, arts programs and special needs programs. The JCC's Summer Art Center (SAC), a one of a kind program that provides a non-competitive, nurturing and flexible environment for all children with a passion for the Arts, continues from its success in the summer throughout the year! Classes are all taught by professional artists and teachers and offers high quality instruction in Fine Arts, Dance, Theatre and Music. The Dance School provides extensive programs for pre-schoolers and teens. Theatre School teaches Musical Theatre performance, and Music School this year added two new Klezmer Bands (one for youth and one for teens/adults). Contact Julie Dorfman at the JCC for a tour: dorfmanj@jccmw.org or 914-472-3300 or visit the web at www.jccmw.org for a detailed Program Guide.

Kids' B.A.S.E. and The Little School continues to be an invaluable resource for the families of Scarsdale. This not-for-profit community organization encompasses two programs: a before-and-after school program for school-age children, and a pre-school program for three and four year-olds. Kids' B.A.S.E. provides quality before and after school programming for youngsters in grades Kindergarten through fifth. We offer enrichment programs in the afternoon, such as Musical Theater, Kids R Cooking, Mad Science, Applause Broadway Babies, Scarsdale Strings and Animal Study. Our Sports Clinics and Chess Chums continue to be popular after-school activities. The Little School provides a high quality full day or half day preschool experience, accredited by NAYEC. In addition to our developmentally appropriate program led by highly qualified Head Teachers and Teaching Assistants, we offer weekly music, gym and creative movement classes as well as monthly "Nature of Things" animal programs. Applications are available for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information or to request an application, please call 472 – 5409 or visit their website at www.kbls.org.

Congregation Kol Ami: The Early Childhood Program at Kol Ami is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum teaching and modeling Jewish values. We believe that children learn best through experiential play and provide for these rich experiences within warm, accepting, and nurturing surroundings. All of our Head Teachers have Masters Degrees in Early Childhood or related educational fields. We offer a wide range of programs for children (from 2 months to 5 years old) and their families. Our A Step Ahead! program for Fall 5 year olds provides full day pre-K learning until 4 pm. For more information, contact: Nan Blank, Early Childhood Program Director at
njbtt@aol.com or call her 914-949-4717 x107

LIFE The Place To Be, Westchester's ultimate party destination. 29,000 square feet of fun and excitement, featuring Arcade/Video games, Rock climbing, Laser Tag, Mini Bowling, Huge Soft Play Structure and more! LIFE's Birthday Party Packages are all inclusive. Make LIFE simple, Let LIFE do it all! www.lifetheplacetobe.com.

mathnasiumMathnasium, Scarsdale's new math only learning center for students in Pre-K through Twelfth Grade, helps students keep up, catch up, or get ahead in math! Their goal is to significantly increase your child's math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject. Mathnasium uses sophisticated techniques to determine, with great accuracy, what a student knows and does not know. Each student then follows a personalized learning program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors who provide instruction—and lots of warm encouragement. Mathnasium is open for instruction Monday - Thursday from 3-7pm, and Saturdays from 10:30-1:30pm. Their First Steps program for students in Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade is currently being offered on Wednesdays from 10-11am, and Sundays from 9-10am. At Mathnasium their mission is simple, "We Make Math Make Sense!" Mention you are a Scarsdale10583.com reader and receive $60 off enrollment. Mathnasium of Scarsdale
747 White Plains Road,
Scarsdale, NY 10583
914-725-MATH (6284)
www.mathnasium.com/scarsdale

Over the Moon Music and More: Did you know that all children are musical? Do you wonder what you can do to nurture the musical growth ofmusic your child, regardless of your musical ability? And did you know that there's a location right here in Scarsdale where you and your child can play musically together? Over the Moon Music and More offers the Music Together program for children from birth through age 7: Music Together babies classes, mixed-age classes, Big Kids classes, and even guitar classes for grownups! And check out our new offering this fall: Uke U., a non-Music Together mommy-and-me ukulele class for preschoolers!

Over the Moon Music and More, LLC
78 Garth Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
914-722-2025
jackie@overthemoonmusicandmore.com
www.overthemoonmusicandmore.com

sascatalogueBack to school is not just for children! The Scarsdale Adult School is a continuing education program that provides enriching curriculum for lifelong learners. Established in 1938, SAS is an independent, not-for-profit organization charted by the New York State Board of Regents. Peruse the entire Fall/Winter 2013 Course Catalog, register on-line today, or make a tax deductible contribution at www.ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org. The SAS catalog includes courses in history, fine arts, film, literature, music, and religion taught by distinguished faculty from Princeton, NYU, CUNY, and Iona College, among other fine educational institutions. Both day and evening courses have staggered start dates throughout the season. With more than 250 choices this semester, there is something for everyone!

The mission of Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El (SSTTE) religious school is to create a sense of ruach or Jewish spirit within the school, foster a love of Jewish learning among our students, and strengthen our children's pride in being Jewish. We seek to utilize 21st century technology to teach the relevance of Jewish texts and traditions. Our youth find religious school fun and engaging, and we have crossover programming with our active youth groups for all ages. The culture of our synagogue is reflected in the SSTTE religious school. SSTTE is a warm, welcoming, and inspirational congregation. Here, at SSTTE, there are many congregants who are willing to get involved and work to create a religious school that reflects the aspirations they have for their children's Jewish education. We welcome you to stop by and learn more about our commitment to lifelong Jewish learning which begins in Mazel Tots (our preschool program) and continues in our SSTTE Religious School. For more information, please contact Jody Glassman, Director, Early Childhood Program at 914-725-5175, ext. 119 (JodyGlassman@sstte.org), or Rabbi Wendy Pein, Director of Congregational Learning, 914-725-5175, ext. 121 (RabbiPein@sstte.org).

Shaarei Tikvah: If you are looking for a warm, creative environment where you and your children can all grow Jewishly, come to Shaarei Tikvah's Anna and Louis Shereff Religious School. Our weekday only, K-7 program provides a strong foundation in Hebrew language and prayer, with hands-on, experiential learning and innovative, 21st century programs that highlight Jewish values, holidays, Shabbat and Israel. Plus, families with their oldest child in pre-school are invited to attend High Holidays at Shaarei Tikvah free of charge. There will be warm and nurturing children's services on both days of
Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur.

Telephone: 472-2013
Email: synagogue@shaareitikvah.org
Web: www.shaareitikvah.org

YWCA Children's Learning Center offers a continuum of early care and education that fosters active learners who graduate ready for Kindergarten. Find high-quality, diverse early care and education programs that create a strong foundation for life-long learning. Families and staff work together to ensure a strong and positive sense of self for each child. The emphasis on an anti-bias curriculum helps children explore similarities and differences, which broaden understanding and celebrate the richness of diversity. In addition to the general classroom experience, children may participate in special programs including music, science, recreational/instructional swim, and gymnastics. Call today for a tour and enrollment information.
(914) 949-6227 x133 or x142
Email: membership@ywcawpcw.org
www.ywcawpcw.org
YWCA: 515 North Street, White Plains, NYyoungatart

At Young At Art Workshop, which began in Scarsdale in 1980, children are immersed in a multi sensory experience that appeals to all interests and abilities. This experience includes painting, collage, three dimensional construction, creative movement, storytelling and sketching with advanced projects for older children. Children explore color, line, shape, texture and size. They learn to mix paint colors, cut, string shapes, sew, wrap, and draw and model clay. Children ages 1 through high school attend Young At Art Workshop.

For information call 723-9229 or email Donna@Youngatartworkshop.com or visit Youngatartworkshop.com.

yogakidsEach summer seems to fly by more quickly – and this one is already drawing to a close. Now that summer camp is over, it’s time to consider the fall schedule: everything from pre-schools for this year and next to activities for toddlers, tweens and teens and even programming to enrich yourself at the Scarsdale Adult School. Find sports, STEAM, music, art, religious school and more – all close to home.

Check out these programs for locals:

JCC of Mid-Westchester

Education at the JCC of Mid-Westchester: Feeding the Minds and Bodies. Pre-school learners all benefit from the full service nursery schools, fitness and sports facilities and professional teaching staff throughout the JCC. A year round indoor pool, fitness programs, arts programs and special needs programs.

beauty4All under one roof! Early drop off late pick up available. The JCC's Summer Art Center (SAC), a one of a kind program that provides a non-competitive, nurturing and flexible environment for all children with a passion for the Arts, continues throughout the year! Classes are all taught by professional artists and teachers and offers high quality instruction in Fine Arts, Dance, Theatre and Music. The Dance School provides extensive programs for pre-schoolers, teens, and adults. The Academic Center offers everything you need to prepare your kids for college entrance. One of the best things about having more than 250 programs for the whole family is that we can offer discounts to our members and patrons. For example, Nursery school families get significant discounts on the fitness packages, camps, and even pre-registration priority for programs that sell out like gymnastics. NEW this year is a pre-K Spanish immersion class! Contact the JCC for more information or to schedule a tour: 914-472-3300, www.jccmw.org.

The JCC STEAM program returns with favorite classes including Intro to Robotics/Scratch Jr. STEAMfor grades K-2, Robotics and Coding for grades 3-6, STEAM Lab for grades 2-3, STEAM Challenge Workshop for grades 4- 6, Discovering STEAM for Grades K-1, Engineering Building & Design/3D Printing Jr. for grades K-2 and Introduction to 3D Printing and Design for grades 3-5. Also ask about our Robotics and Jr. Robotics teams where participants work together to design and build a number of increasingly complex robots Register early at jccmw.org. We are also adding STEAM birthday parties for your child at the JCC of Mid Westchester.

House of Sports

houseofsportsHouse of Sports is a 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility located in Ardsley. The facility offers a wide variety of sports programming options for athletes of all ages. House of Sports offerings include Learn to Play classes for children ages 2 to 7, sports training, leagues and teams for athletes 8 years old through High School and fitness classes and leagues for adults. We also offer a range of Open Play and rental options for basketball courts and turf fields. Visit us online for more information at www.houseofsportsny.com. Or contact us via email at: info@houseofsportsny.com, or (914) 479-5419 for more information.

Maroon and White

Maroon and White is the Scarsdale parent organization supporting interscholastic athletics, physical MaroonWantsYoueducation, and health at the high school. All Scarsdale families are welcome as members and can join through our website, www.maroonandwhite.org. We regularly raise funds through membership, from the sale of Raider raider rootermerchandise and spiritwear, and from family and business ads in the M&W SHS Sports Journal. We are presently accepting ads through our website or by emailing Jennifer Glantz at sportsjournal@maroonandwhite.org. Ads placed by October 20, 2018 will appear in all three printings of the Journal (i.e., Fall, Winter, and Spring). Please come out and support our fall athletes. The schedule of games and matches is available on our website.

The Music Conservatory of WestchesterMusicConservatory

The Music Conservatory of Westchester, voted Best of Westchester’s ‘Best Music School’ for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018), invites prospective students and their families to attend and participate in its Open Houses introducing its updated roster of classes on September 4th, 15th, 17th & 22nd! Explore music classes that appeal to toddlers, children, teens, and adults – open for registration now. A new elementary group guitar curriculum for students as young as age 4 imparts the musical foundations to pursue more advanced studies in classical, rock, Latin, or jazz guitar, and prepares them to join a variety of bands and ensembles. On Saturdays and Sundays, a new sequential First Notes curriculum will start musical exploration at age 3 months. Parents will see their children engaged in fun learning activities, gaining new skills at each level. The curriculum will seamlessly progress to our Music Skills and Suzuki Program. Starting in the upper elementary grades, the Conservatory prepares students for NYSSMA auditions, music competitions, performing in school ensembles and productions, and gearing up for college. For advanced high school students, the Conservatory offers an Honors Program with a pre-college curriculum. Graduation from the Honors Program is a highly-regarded component of students’ college applications, regardless of their future career plans. The Music Conservatory has also developed unique programming just for adults ages 18 through 80+. In addition to private lessons, group piano and guitar classes, piano partners, women’s vocal ensemble and chamber ensembles create a fun, social atmosphere for adult music students to learn and master their instruments. Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606, info@musiced.org, www.musicconservatory.org.

Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club

SYSCLogoThe Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club (“SYSC”) is a non-profit organization administered by Scarsdale parents. SYSC in conjunction with our professional coaching partner, ATSC, organizes and coaches boys' and girls’ soccer teams to play in travel soccer leagues and tournaments in the Westchester and NYC area. SYSC fields travel soccer teams from U8 - U14. In general, the club fields around 40 teams each year between girls' and boys' teams. These teams are registered in the Westchester Youth Soccer League (“WYSL"). The WYSL is a league that is part of both the US Club Soccer and the United States Youth Soccer Association ("USYSA"). More information about SYSC can be found at www.scarsdalesoccer.net.

Starlight Starbright Music

starbrightmuisicRight here in Scarsdale – Starlight Starbright Music offers Music Together®, the international early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 5—and the grownups who love them®. In addition to our Babies (0-6 months) and Mixed-Age (0-5 years) classes, we offer Uke U., a parent-child beginner ukulele class for 3- to 6-year-olds (not a Music Together offering) and private guitar and ukulele lessons for 6- to 10-year-olds. For information about classes and free demos, please visit www.slsbmusic.com or call (914) 924-0995. 78 Garth Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Steffi Nossen School of DanceNossen

Celebrate the joy of dance at the Steffi Nossen School of Dance Open House, Saturday, September 15th, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Sample classes, plan your dance year with faculty and student ambassadors, purchase dancewear, and enjoy light refreshments in our White Plains studios at the Music Conservatory of Westchester at 216 Central Avenue. Try all level and age appropriate classes during Free Week of Dance October 15 –20. We welcome both new and familiar faces for an exciting year of dance; we have a class for you!

We offer classes for dancers of all abilities. Through the discipline and joy of dance in a nurturing environment, students develop grace and fitness, build confidence and poise, and experience the creative process. We offer classes from Dancing Tots to a Pre-Professional Program for tweens and teens. Dancing Tots for 1 – 3 year olds and parent/caregiver, is a fun-filled opportunity for youngest dancers to express themselves through movement while working on balance and coordination. Pre-schoolers chose from Creative Movement, Tap-Ballet Combo, and an energy-filled Boy's Movement. Core Programs in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop, a Pre-professional Program and Moving Wheels and Heels – adaptive classes for dancers with disabilities - something for everyone who wants to dance. Visit our website, www.steffinossen.org or contact us at info@steffinossen.org or (914) 328-1900

hockeyWestchester Skating Academy

Westchester Skating Academy is a year-round, twin-rink ice skating Learn to Skate facility offering recreational, hockey, and figure skating for all ages and abilities. WSA programs include public skating, learn-to-skate classes, group events, birthday parties, summer/holiday camps and clinics, adult and youth hockey leagues and instruction, and much more. Visit us online for more information at www.skatewsa.com. Or contact us via email at: skateinfo@skatewsa.com, or (914) 347-8232 for more information.

 

Nursery Schools:

Congregation Kol Ami

The Early Childhood Program at Congregation Kol Ami is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum teaching and modeling Jewish values. kolamiWe believe that children learn best through experiential play and provide for these rich experiences within warm, accepting, and nurturing surroundings. All of our Head Teachers have Masters Degrees in Early Childhood or N-6 or related educational fields. We offer a wide range of programs for children (from 1 to 5 years old) and their families. Our A Step Ahead! program for Fall 5 year olds provides full day Pre-K learning. For more information, contact: Nan Blank, ECP Director at nanblank@nykolami.org or call her 914-949-4717 x107.

Scarsdale Congregational Church Nursery School

The Scarsdale Congregational Church Nursery School (SCCNS) has a long tradition of nurturing the hearts and minds of children in the Scarsdale community for more than 50 years. We are a play-based, SCCNurserySchoolnon-sectarian preschool whose goal is to promote social development, instill a desire to learn, encourage verbal expression and improve coordination and motor skills. Our safe, diverse and nurturing classrooms are located in a bright, ground-floor building on the grounds of the Scarsdale Congregational Church, within walking distance of Scarsdale Village. As wfoster young children's growth, we are committed to building a strong sense of community between parents, teachers and children. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on October 22nd. Open Houses will be held Wednesday, October 10th and Thursday, October 11th from 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. For more information, visit us at www.sccnurseryschool.com. Please contact Melissa DiCostanzo, School Director, 1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 by phone at 914-723-2440 or email: sccnschool@gmail.com.

MazelTotsMazel Tots at Scarsdale Synagogue

Mazel Tots® at Scarsdale Synagogue provides a warm and stimulating environment, which encourages children's curiosity and helps them to grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Our warm and nurturing staff will guide the children through a curriculum filled with a variety of child-centered and developmentally appropriate activities that are safe, fun and friendly. The children's spiritual growth will be enriched by the study of Jewish holidays, traditions and family values. We also offer a group of special activities such as sports and games, music, creative movement, sign language, nature, yoga, karate, science, art and more! We have two beautiful new playgrounds and gardens, plus a newly equipped indoor play space featuring ride-on toys, gym equipment, giant blocks, stepping stones and the like! Our Early Childhood Program serves children from 18 months until Kindergarten-bound! We also have afternoon Enrichment Programs and a Parenting Program! For more information please contact Jody Glassman, Early Childhood Program Director at 914-723-3001 or mazeltots@sstte.org. You can also visit our website. Scarsdale Synagogue is located at 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583. 914.725.5175.

Westchester Reform Temple Early Childhood Center

At WRT’s Early Childhood Center (ECC), we strive to create an environment that fosters social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth as well as creativity, and confidence. Our warm, nurturing teachers provide children with the tools they need to communicate with each other and with the world around them. Children learn and practice Jewish values and become confident members of our Jewish community. Our families are partners in the work that we do and are invited to participate in the learning process.ecckids

We emphasize STEAM concepts through hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math investigation which encourage young learners to achieve developmental goals. Through inquiry and play-based instruction, we provide students with an opportunity to learn language arts, math and handwriting readiness skills that prepare them for Kindergarten and beyond. We facilitate learning through small groups and foster relationships between our children and their teachers, specialists and our clergy. Lunch and afternoon/ enrichment classes are available for older children. End of the year Mini Session and Summer Play Place camp offered.

ECC classes are offered for ages toddler to four-year-olds. For information, and to schedule a visit to our pre-school, please contact ECC Director Sue.tolchin@wrtemple.org or call us at 914 723-5493.

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year begins in November.

Religious Schools:

Bet Am ShalomBetAm

Bet Am Shalom Synagogue brings Jewish learning to life in inspiring, joyful ways for the whole family. We offer engaging, meaningful, and creative educational programs for babies to adults. Bet Am Shalom is a vibrant, egalitarian Reconstructionist congregation of people from diverse backgrounds, bound together by a shared belief in a thoughtful, liberal-traditional approach to Judaism. We have a free monthly early childhood program on Sunday mornings, Grades K&1 meet on Sunday mornings, grades 2-6 on Sundays and Wednesdays, and grades 7-12 on Monday nights. Our students experience Judaism: baking challah for our community Shabbat dinner, touring the Lower East Side, reading Torah & leading prayers in our youth service, communicating with Israeli students, and delivering Passover packages to the elderly. For more information go to betamshalom.org or contact Education Director Abby Reiken at eddirector@betamshalom.org or (914) 946-8851.

Scarsdale Synagogue Religious School for Pre-K through Grade 12.

Welcome to Scarsdale Synagogue's Religious School! Our mission is to care for and nurture our students and their families, and to cultivate a culture of growth, friendship, and community. Just the right size for your family, we offer a robust program even as we know your child's particular passions and needs.

SSTTESchoolOur programs are vibrant and innovative thereby engaging your children in a meaningful way. Classes are small and individualized programs are available for students with special needs. Both teachers and students are encouraged to think outside of the box; every avenue to deeper, more exciting and fun Jewish learning is explored with joy and zeal. Our school meets on Sundays (K - 6; Pre-K meets monthly) and Wednesdays (Grades 4-6 and 7-12). Each grade enjoys its own curricular focus as they learn about Jewish tradition and culture, past and present. Children choose engaging electives that teach Hebrew vocabulary through cooking, yoga, drama and more.

For more information, please contact Rabbi Glickman at rabbiglickman@sstte.org or call 914-725-5175 x 121 or visit our website.  Scarsdale Synagogue is a reform Jewish community located at 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Adult Learning:

Scarsdale Adult School

SASScarsdale Adult School, an award-winning non-profit organization, is a proven source of quality adult education. Now in its 80th year, SAS boasts a wide array of humanities courses as well as computer, foreign languages, writing, career development, personal finance, arts and crafts, photography, fitness, card and board games, cooking, health/wellness, and hobbies and edutainment classes. View our course offerings at ScarsdaleAdultSchool.org and call us at 914-723-2325.

To add your program to our Back to School Guide, email us at scarsdalecomments@gmail.com.

JCCCampPhotoThough it's hard to imagine that summer will ever come, now's the time to plan you child's summer experience -- and below are some programs you should consider. We reached out to many local day camps and specialized programs and here are some programs for you to review for your child or teen:

Westchester Reform Temple/Summer Play Place Dates: June 24th-August 2nd
The ECC Summer Play Place offers a six-week program for two, three and four year-olds. This is a wonderful summer session with our experienced staff, plus teen C.I.T.s. Our age specific programs operate with a low child-to-teacher ratio. All indoor play spaces and classrooms are air-conditioned. Children also enjoy outdoor playground time. For children entering the 2s in September 2013 we offer: 2 or 3 day options a week from 9:15AM-11:15AM (drop off or stay with your child). There is a low child-to-teacher ratio. Music, snack, arts and crafts, playground, sand and water-play, physical fitness and nursery rhymes are all included. Three and Four Year-Old Programs – meets Monday through Friday, 9AM-1:00PM. The three and four year-olds enjoy special theme days, Nature, Dance, Music and Singing, Arts/Crafts, Movement/Yoga, Playground, Soccer program, Water play, Physical Fitness/Sports and other special projects. Snack is included. Children bring their lunch.

For information call 914 723-5493 or email Ellen.rosenberg@wrtemple.org.

Camp Hillard is Westchester's first day camp. Since 1929 the Libman family has been providing children with active, safe, and memorable camphillardsummers. Impeccably maintained and constantly improved, Camp Hillard offers a complete program that combines spirit, tradition, and fun with first-class modern facilities. Camp Hillard is a place where each child feels special and succeeds. In addition, they learn skills while having fun. The quality of the counselors, the variety of activities, and small groups are the keys to enthusiastic and happy campers. Over the years we have developed a total program which is carefully scheduled so that campers have the full benefit of outstanding swimming and sports, balanced with high-quality creative and performing arts, specialty activities, as well as exciting special events.

For more information about Camp Hillard, please call us at 914-949-8857 or visit our website, www.camphillard.com.

Founded in 1991, the mission of Kids' B.A.S.E. & The Little School is to assure the highest quality of educational and social experiences for Scarsdale children. The Little School encourages early childhood social, emotional and academic growth through developmentally appropriate experiences. Kids' B.A.S.E supports elementary school children before and after school in a nurturing and stimulating environment with opportunities for socialization, relaxation and enrichment. The Little School is housed in a modern facility at 307 Mamaroneck Road and the program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, chartered by the NYS Board of Regents, and licensed by the NYS Department of Social Services. The Little School Summer Enrichment Program provides a pre-school experience for three and four-year-olds. We create a climate of learning and fun which will further the development of each child socially, physically and creatively. We strive to help each child to adjust easily, to strengthen values of cooperation and have a positive group experience. Little School children swim and receive instruction during the week at the Scarsdale Pool. In everything we do, we promote each child's positive self-image through a variety of age-appropriate physical and creative activities. These objectives are pursued in a low-key and spirited way. For information about Kids' B.A.S.E. & The Little School call 914-472-5409 or visit our website at: www.kbls.org

Chinese Language Program is conveniently located beside Scarsdale Village. Going into their 4th successful year of camp, children aged pre-school to 13 years will be immersed in Mandarin Chinese all while having a great camp experience!  The camp includes activities in arts/crafts, sports, cooking, singing, dancing, drama, yoga, and Chinese culture.

The camp runs Monday-Friday beginning with a 2 week pre-school mini-camp June 10-21st 9-12pm. Regular camp begins June 24th-August 30th 9-3pm. Campers can sign up for 2 week increments, conveniently allowing families to cater their camp weeks around holiday/vacation schedules. Check out their website for more information on their free open house on March 2, 2013 that will include a 1/2 day of camp experiences for all ages.

Chinese Language Program, 51 Popham Road, Scarsdale, NW location during the school year: 300 East Main St, Mt. Kisco, www.clpchildren.com, chineselanguageprogram@gmail.com, 914.907.6075

Hoff-Barthelson Music School has provided the ideal setting for students in grades 2-10 for a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable summer for over 36 years! Exceptional faculty provides a quality summer experience of music, arts and crafts, musical theatre. Choose among instrumental classes, chamber music, ensembles, visual arts, jazz, World Drumming, Composers Corner, HB Rocks! guitar ensemble, Advanced Jazz Workshop, Music Technology Lab. Students may enroll in the basic Morning Program and several extended day options. June 24 – July 26. To learn more, email hb@hbms.org, visit www.hbms.org or call 914-723-1169. Hofff-Barthelson, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale.

Hudson Country Day Camp provides campers with an opportunity to engage in a host of academic, artistic and athletic pursuits that hudsoncountrydevelop new interests and increase self-esteem. Each summer we offer a new theme to children ages 15 months through 12 years that allows them to explore the world in a safe, structured, joyful environment. Themes are supported by an array of fun, creative activities, interesting guests, field trips and related music, food, crafts and games. Intertwined is a strong athletic program where children develop skills and tone muscle while learning to swim, play tennis, practice gymnastics and karate under the watchful eyes of certified, experienced instructors. Our dedicated summer staff is largely comprised of the teachers who possess an in-depth knowledge of the social, emotional, and psychomotor development of early childhood and elementary aged children. For more information or a tour, call Hudson Country Day Camp at 636-6202 or email us at paulcasey@hudsoncountry.org.

At the JCC of Mid-Westchester, campers have Big Fun, Big Laughs and make Big Memories. The JCC offers unique programs, led by professionals in their field, that celebrate camper individuality. Choose from a variety of offerings for children 2-17 years old. Camp Gadol is the JCC's traditional day camp for 2yrs – grade 4 where children enjoy a variety of outdoor and indoor activities including art, music, sports, swimming, nature, gymnastics, special events and more. The JCC's Summer Arts Center (SAC) provides artists, actors and dancers entering grades 3-8 the joy of creative expression where campers customize their schedule by choosing a combination of classes in visual arts, theatre, dance and music. Swim, gymnastics and teen fitness options are also available. Camp Xtreme offers older campers entering grades 5-8 an activity-filled summer close to home – a combination of traditional camp activities coupled with special weekly enhancements such as science and technology and weekly trips. Toward Tomorrow provides a nurturing, learning and recreational summer experience for children with developmental needs, 3-12 years, including half day, full day and inclusion options. Dance Intensive provides serious dancers entering grades 7-12 the opportunity to take their training to a new level through a comprehensive curriculum of dance and dance-related classes. The CIT/LIT Experience, for teens 14-15yrs, combines hands-on counselor training with social action initiatives and weekly trips.

JCC of Mid-Westchester Summer Camps, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale, NY, 914-472-3300, www.jccmw.org

Concordia Summer Camp offers exceptional summer programs for children ages 3 to 18. Programs include Enrichment, General Sports and Slam Dunk Basketball Camp. The Concordia Conservatory of Music and Art offers summer programs in Musical Theatre, Band Bash, Piano, Suzuki Guitar and Violin, Chamber Music, Vocal, Songwriting and Composition and Art. And we end the summer with our wildly popular 2-week Day Trip Adventures Camp where the children go on exciting trips around the metropolitan area.

Concordia Summer Camp 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville, NY, 914/395-4848, www.concordiasummercamp.org

Squire Pool Jump 2Squire Advantage and Squire Sports Camps at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry is celebrating its 40th anniversary of operation! An open house is scheduled for Saturday February 9th and March 16th from 11am to 3pm. Instructors and coaches will showcase their courses and tours of the campus will be given. Courses are taught by certified teachers in air-conditioned classrooms. Hot lunch is included and transportation is available.
Squire Advantage Primary (grades K-3) and Advantage Choice (grades 4-9) is created for campers who wish to custom design their own schedule by choosing five courses in the fields of swimming, computers, sports, fine arts, science, cooking, music and more. Squire Sports Camps are divided into 3 different sports programs.
Squire Baseball Academy (Ages 6-15) is an all-encompassing and top-notch baseball instructional program with campers grouped according to age and ability.
Squire All Sports Academy (Ages 6-14) allows for instructing and playing of many different types of sports throughout the day. Sports include tennis, basketball, soccer, baseball, flag football, etc.
Squire Tennis Academy (Ages 6-15) is a fun and challenging tennis experience designed for beginners to experienced players.

Visit their website at www.squirecamps.com or call (914) 328-3798 for more information.

LearningBeyondLimitsLearning Beyond Limits is a unique enrichment program for students completing grades 6-8. Through engaging workshops and exciting projects, students learn skills that foster cooperation, creativity and teamwork. Combined with a wide range of recreational experiences, Learning Beyond Limits is fun as well as educational. An exceptional staff allows students to thrive in a nurturing and safe environment. Campers come away with greater knowledge, an enhanced self-esteem and amazing friends. The ideal combination of fantastic trips, extensive activities and a talented staff make this the perfect summer program for middle school students.

Visit their website at www.LearningBeyondLimits.com, or contact Director Filipp Nicolosi at fnicolosi@learningbeyondlimits.com or by phone at (917) 913-0110.

Chelsea Piers Connecticut Summer Sports Camps
provide world-class facilities, expert instruction and the most exciting sports teenlacrossecurriculum available – all under one roof! Campers can choose Soccer, Hockey, Figure Skating, Squash, Tennis, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Multi-Sport and Two-Sport Combo Camps. In addition to full-day camps, Chelsea Piers offers half-day preschool camps for its younger athletes. Camps start June 17th and run through August 30th, 2013. Sign up for one, two or more weeks.

Chelsea Piers, One Blachley Road, Stamford, CT 06902, 203.989.1000, camps@chelseapiersct.comhttp://www.chelseapiersct.com/camp

Spectacular Summers: If you have not yet made summer plans for your child/teen or are thinking about sending your child to sleepaway camp for the first time in 2014, Ellen Wylie of Spectacular Summers would love to help you. Based locally, Ellen knows the programs and will share her knowledge and expertise with you. By spending her summers visiting camps and programs and the rest of the year speaking with directors, Ellen has the up-to-date personal knowledge to make the right recommendations for each child. Ellen gets to know each child and does not inundate families with too many suggestions. The service she provides is free of charge to parents. Ellen is highly respected by camp and teen program directors alike. To find that spectacular summer program for 2013 or 2014, call Ellen Wylie at (914) 722-2644 or email ellen@spectacularsummers.com. Visit their website at www.spectacularsummers.com

backpackThe heat wave has broken – and summer is quickly coming to a close. Some pre-season sports have already begun with the official opening of the Scarsdale Schools on September 6. The race is on to buy a backpack, school supplies, fall clothes and sign up for classes, enrichment, tutoring, college counseling, religious school, afterschool sports and fun. If your child has a fall birthday, you may also be planning a party. Below are just a few of the wonderful places and programs with activities for kids and families within driving distance of Scarsdale.

Breakaway script logo april 2014 11Breakaway Prep is a Westchester-based company that helps high school students with college admissions test preparation (ACT, SAT, PSAT, etc.) and the college application process. We understand that every student, family, and college dream is different. Our approach is to work closely with students to help them explore their testing and college options, stay organized, develop a balanced college list, write powerful essays, and understand each step of the application process. We aim to take some of the mystery and fear out of the process, keeping your family prepared, confident, and excited about applying to college. Please visit our website or call (914) 715-3997 for more information

MathZone Westchester is an after-school math enrichment program started last year by Lian Wang, Ph.D. and Jennifer Liang, Ph.D. We provide an advanced and stimulating program for students who are looking for greater challenges than that offered at school, helping them to reach their full potential in math and related fields. Last year we offered 4th-8th grade classes as well as the math competition class MathCounts, and received encouraging feedback from both students and parents. Starting this Fall we will add two high school classes: 9th grade Geometry and 10th grade Algebra 2, to help the students navigate the difficult transition from middle school to high school math. If you are interested in our program, please visit our website, email us at mathzone2015@gmail.com, or call 914-874-3591.

Backyard Sports Prep Basketball is now accepting registrations for all 3rd-9th graders to participate in our Fall Basketball League. The program takes place at Purchase College on Sundays. For more information click here or call Danny Bernstein at 914-304-4052.

Education at the JCC of Mid-Westchester: Feeding the Minds and Bodies. Pre-school learners all benefit from the full service nursery schools, fitness and sports facilities and professional teaching staff throughout the JCC .... A year round indoor pool, fitness programs, arts programs and Special needs programs. JCCSteamAdAll under one roof! Early drop off late pick up available. The JCC's Summer Art Center (SAC), a one of a kind program that provides a non-competitive, nurturing and flexible environment for all children with a passion for the Arts, continues throughout the year! Classes are all taught by professional artists and teachers and offers high quality instruction in Fine Arts, Dance, Theatre and Music. The Dance School provides extensive programs for pre-schoolers, teens, and adults. The Academic Center offers everything you need to prepare your kids for college entrance. One of the best things about having more than 250 programs for the whole family is that we can offer discounts to our members and patrons. For example, Nursery school families get significant discounts on the fitness packages, camps, and even pre-registration priority for programs that sell out like gymnastics. Contact the JCC for more information or to schedule a tour: 914-472-3300, www.jccmw.org.

SSTTE TogetherWeGrow color-1Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El Religious and Hebrew School welcomes you to join our exciting, innovative, and joyous community. Our program is designed for Pre-K to Grade 12 and each grade has its unique educational focus (i.e. Bible, Life Cycle, Jewish Ethics and Social Action) and will enjoy exploring that theme through dramatic arts. visual art, music and more. Through these themes, we strive to instill a love of Jewish learning and Hebrew and sense of Jewish self among our students and families. Using 21st century technology to teach the relevance of the texts and traditions of Judaism, our programs are engaging, meaningful, and fun for learners of all ages. Our school strongly reflects Scarsdale Synagogue's warm and welcoming approach to creating a Covenant Community of Shared Lives and Real Relationships. In addition, we offer an inclusive program, serving students in 4th-6th Grades who benefit from small class sizes and specialized resources, and accommodating a range of learning and social challenges such as language-based learning disabilities and ADHD. We invite members of the wider Westchester Jewish community, of all ages, to stop by and learn more about our commitment to lifelong Jewish learning. For more information, please contact Rabbi Ilyse Glickman, Director of Congregational Learning, at 914.725.5175 or rabbiglickman@sstte.org. You can also visit their website here

tennisSportime Tennis at Harbor Island and Lake Isle: There are many reasons to choose SPORTIME clubs to provide your child's pathway to tennis, which is often called the "sport for a lifetime", or the "sport of opportunity". Our NEW tennis pathways are designed to get kids in the game as early as preschool age, and to progress them through high school, college and beyond. Whether your child is looking for recreational or competitive play, SPORTIME has a fun and effective pathway for him/her.

SPORTIME offers the best tennis programs in Westchester. From TennisWhizz for preschoolers to John McEnroe Tennis Academy for the highest rank junior players. Classes run every day after school and on the weekend. We also offer classes for Adults of all levels, from beginners (2.5 USTA rating) to advanced players (5.0). Adult classes run during the day while kids are in school, at nights, and on the weekends.

SPORTIME offers 16 beautiful indoor/outdoor soft surface tennis courts between our two clubs in lower Westchester. One low-priced membership provides access and member benefits to both facilities at Harbor Island and Lake Isle. Get started today! For more info for Harbor Island, call 914-777-5050 or email gripoll@sportimeny.com and for Lake Isle, call 914-777-5151 or email bgivens@sportimeny.com.

Steffi Nossen School of Dance (White Plains) offers classes for dancers of all abilities in a nurturing environment. Though the discipline and joy of dance, students develop grace and physical fitness, build confidence and poise, and experience the creative process. Our new Dancing Tots (from 12 months) Boys Movement and Musical Theater classes join a full roster of Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, Composition, and Moving Wheels and Heels – an adaptive class for dancers with special needs at its main site in White Plains and in Chappaqua. Visit our website for more information, www.steffinossen.org or contact us at info@steffinossen.org or (914) 328-1900.

Westchester Skating Academy is a year-round, twin-rink ice skating Learn to Skate facility offering recreational, hockey, and figure skating for all ages and abilities. WSA programs include public skating, learn-to-skate classes, group events, birthday parties, summer/holiday camps and clinics, adult and youth hockey leagues and instruction, and much more. Visit us online for more information at www.skatewsa.com. Or contact us via email at: skateinfo@skatewsa.com, or (914) 347-8232 for more information.

For the Younger Set:

jcckolamiCongregation Kol Ami: The Early Childhood Program at Kol Ami is dedicated to providing a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum teaching and modeling Jewish values. We believe that children learn best through experiential play and provide for these rich experiences within warm, accepting, and nurturing surroundings. All of our Head Teachers have Masters Degrees in Early Childhood or N-6 or related educational fields. We offer a wide range of programs for children (from 1 to 5 years old) and their families. Our A Step Ahead! program for Fall 5 year olds provides full day Pre-K learning. For more information, contact: Nan Blank, ECP Director at nanblank@nykolami.org or call her 914-949-4717 x107.

KIDS Base/Little School: Open enrollment for the 2017-2018 littleschool21school year begins on October 1st at the Little School. We offer Half-Day Two's program in the morning and in the afternoon; Half-Day and Full Day Three's and Full Day Four's as well as early drop-off at 7:00am and Extended Day Child Care until 6:30pm. We are excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Janice Barnes. Janice comes to us with a wealth of experience in the early childhood field. She has been teaching and supervising in Port Chester, Edgemont, and White Plains for over 25 years. She is also an adjunct professor in the early childhood department at Nyack College.

Our facility includes 8 large classrooms and a newly renovated enclosed playground. We focus on cognitive, linguistic and social-emotional competencies in our efforts to educate the whole child. We strive to make each child's first school experience a positive one that inspires a lifelong love of learning. We are proud to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) meeting rigorous standards for health, safety, teacher qualifications, curriculum and ongoing training. We work closely with Scarsdale Schools to ensure that our children are well prepared for kindergarten and future years.

The Little School is located at 307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale in front of the Pool Complex. For further information or to request an application, please call 914-472-5409, email office@kbls.org or visit our website at www.kbls.org.

MazeltotslogoMazel Tots® at Scarsdale Synagogue provides a warm and stimulating environment, which encourages children's curiosity and helps them to grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Our warm and nurturing staff will guide the children through a curriculum filled with a variety of child-centered and developmentally appropriate activities that are safe, fun and friendly. The children's spiritual SSTTENurserygrowth will be enriched by the study of Jewish holidays, traditions and family values. We also offer a group of special activities such as sports and games, music, creative movement, sign language, nature, yoga, karate, science, art and more! We have two beautiful new playgrounds and gardens, plus a newly equipped indoor play space featuring ride-on toys, gym equipment, giant blocks, stepping stones and the like! Our Early Childhood Program serves children from 18 months until Kindergarten-bound! We also have afternoon Enrichment Programs and a Parenting Program! For more information please contact Jody Glassman, Early Childhood Program Director at 914-723-3001 or mazeltots@sstte.org. You can also visit our website. Scarsdale Synagogue is located at 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583. 914.725.5175.

The Scarsdale Congregational Church Nursery School (SCCNS) has long tradition of nurturing the hearts and minds of children in the Scarsdale community for more than 50 years. We are a play-based, non-sectarian preschool whose goal is to promote social development, instill a desire to learn, encourage verbal expression and improve coordination and motor skills. Our safe, diverse and nurturing classrooms are located in a bright, ground-floor building on the grounds of the philosophyScarsdale Congregational Church, within walking distance of Scarsdale Village. As we foster young children's growth, we are committed to building a strong sense of community between parents, teachers and children. We have a few spots open for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on October 19th. Open Houses will be held Wednesday, September 28th and Thursday, October 13th from 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. For more information, visit us at www.sccnurseryschool.com. Please contact Melissa DiCostanzo, School Director, 1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 by phone at 914-723-2440 or email: sccnschool@gmail.com.

The Early Childhood Center of Westchester Reform Temple is dedicated to guiding, supporting and enriching young children's lives spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. Our warm staff of experienced educators, along with Temple clergy and specialists, work in partnership to implement our academic program. Using developmentally appropriate best practices, and lots of love and support, we prepare our students for the demands of kindergarten readiness. Our pre-school curriculum reflects continuity of content and skills, subsequent growth at each age level, and is responsive to children's interests and individuality in the creation of emergent curriculum. Our LEED certified facility offers beautiful indoor classrooms, play spaces and two age-appropriate outdoor playgrounds, filled with light and surrounded by nature. We encourage children's pride, knowledge and joy of Judaism, as we join together with parents to provide an environment where children love to learn and enjoy celebrating Jewish family life. Classes are offered for ages toddler to four-year-olds, and we offer half day and full day options for older children. For information, and to schedule a visit to our pre-school, please contact ECC Director Sue.tolchin@wrtemple.org or call us at 914 723-5493.

Starlight Starbright Music – right here in Scarsdale - starlightmusicoffers the Music Together® program. Music Together is an international early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 7—and the grownups who love them®. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. At Starlight Starbright Music, we also offer Uke U., a parent-child beginner ukulele program for children 3 to 6 years of age written by Jackie Freimor in 2013. For more information and to register for class, please visit us at www.slsbmusic.com or call (914) 924-0995. 78 Garth Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Also keep in mind:

Kids Activities/Birthday Parties

Artistree Arts
www.artistreearts.com
114 East Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck
914-835-2200
info@artistreearts.com

Bach to Rock
www.mamaroneck.b2music.com
130 Mamaroneck Ave. Mamaroneck
914-341-1457
mamaroneck@bachtorock.com

Boulder Brookhorse
www.boulderbrookequestrian.com
291 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
914-725-3912
boulderbrookeq@gmail.com

Bounce U
www.bounceu.com
150 Clearbrook Road
Elmsford
914-874-5200

Crestwood Music Center
www.crestwoodmusic.com
452 White Plains Rd, Eastchester
914-961-3497
info@crestwoodmusic.com

Dance Cavise
www.dancecavise.com
273 Halstead Ave, Mamaroneck
914-381-5222
joe@dancecavise.com

Funcraft
www.funcraftparties.com
590 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale
914-472-1748
funcraftparties

Great PlayGreatPlay
www.greatplay.com/scarsdale
969 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale
914-713-3470
info@scarsdale.greatplay.com

Gymcats
www.gymcats.net
1 Odell Plaza, Yonkers
914-965-7676
info@gymcats.net

Hoff-Barthelson
www.hbms.org
25 School Lane, Scarsdale
914-723-1169
hb@hbms.org

Music Conservatory Westchester
www.musicconservatory.com
216 Central Ave, White Plains
914-761-3900
info@musiced.org

Musical Munchkins
www.musicalmunchkins.com
914-771-7000
info@musicalmunchkins.com

The Playgroup Theater
www.playgroup.org
1 N. Broadway, White Plains
914-946-4433
rachel@playgroup.org

Random Farms Kids' Theater
77 Executive Blvd, Elmsford
914-740-1010
registrationsupport@randomfarms.com

School of Rock
www.schoolofrock.com/mamaroneck
1 Depot Plaza, Mamaroneck
914-777-1500
mamaroneck@schoolofrock.com

Sportime USA
www.sportimeusa.com
Route 9A, Elmsford
914-592-2111

Star Kidz
www.starkidzonline.com
914-921-0006
alyson@starkidzonline.com

Steffi Nossen Dance
www.steffinossen.org
216 Central Ave, White Plains
914-328-1900
shelley@steffinossen.org

Westchester Gymnastics
www.westchestergymnastics.net
5 Skyline Drive, Hawthorne
914-592-2324
tara@westchestergymnastics.net

Westchester Sandbox Theater
www.wstshows.com
931 W. Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck
914-630-0804
info@wstshows.com

Young at Art
www.youngatartworkshop.com
1088 Central park Ave, Scarsdale
914-723-9229
info@youngatartworkshop.com

Tutors

Advantage Testing
www.advantagetesting.com
350 Theodore Fremd Ave, Rye
914-921-6700
westchester@advantagetesting.com

Bespoke
www.bespokeeducation.com
1 Bridge Street, Irvington
914-231-7309

Eye Level
www.eyelevelscarsdale.com
62 Garth Rd, Scarsdale
914-713-3965
scarsdale@myeyelevel.com

Kumon
www.kumon.com/scarsdale-east
1477 Weaver St, Scarsdale
914-980-7916
kosakunakamura51@ikumon.com

TutorPro
www.thetutorpro.com
35 Kingsbury Road New Rochelle
914-834-2053
nyc@thetutorpro.com

Meal Delivery Services

Organic Pharmer
www.organicpharmer.com
28 Garth Road, Scarsdale
914-481-4300

Plated
www.plated.com
delivery services only
855-525-2399
help@plated.com

Temra's Table
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