In-Person Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year | Kids Out and About Buffalo

In-Person Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year

Title Description Cost
ATA Acting, Dance, and Music Classes
Academy of Theatre Arts

ATA will open this Fall for both in-person and virtual classes. Join us this fall as we educate, empower & enrich WNY students through the power of theatre! Offering classes age 3-18 in Acting, Singing, Private Voice & Dancing! Visit www.academyoftheatrearts.com for more information!

Dance
Music
Theater
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Ninja Summer Camps
Adrenaline Taekwondo

Come Kick it at NINJA CAMP!

Fort Worth's best kids Martial Arts Summer Camp

Ninja Camp is a week-long Summer Camp dedicated to Ages 4-12. This camp encompasses fun martial arts training, weapons instruction, tumbling, games, dodgeball, water day and board breaking. Camp price includes camp shirt and 1 board for board breaking(Limit 20 Ninjas per Camp)

 

 
Exercise / Health / Yoga
Sports
Martial arts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Challenge Island STEM events
AJ's Play Date

Challenge Island Niagara Frontier
Phone: (716) 638-0088
Email: niagarafrontier@challenge-island.com
https://challenge-island.com/niagara-frontier/

Every Challenge Island® Field Trip and Afterschool Enrichment Class is a HIGH ENERGY, HANDS-ON, Cross-Curricular STEAM Adventure featuring Project-Based Learning and 21st Century Skills. Our Award-Winning Curriculum is aligned with multiple Common Core, State, and Next Generation Science Standards, as well as Social Emotional Learning Standards. Safety is our highest priority during all on-site programs.  Send your students on an unforgettable STEAM Adventure without ever leaving school grounds!

“There are a number of STEM and STEAM enrichment franchises, but one thing that makes Challenge Island stand out from the competition is what it lacks. You’ll find no screens or digital devices in a Challenge Island after-school class, camp or family night. Instead, kids, working in tribes, are encouraged to use imagination, teamwork and problem-solving skills to come up with creative solutions to challenges using only a treasure chest full of low-tech art supplies.” 

STEM - General
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$
Planetarium Shows
Challenger Learning Center of Lockport
Live planetarium shows for all ages
You can have a stellar experience that brings space to life! We combine the best of both planetarium presentations and hands-on activities on a variety of astronomy and science topics. Our new Digitarium Delta 4 Digital Planetarium System allows us to fly to all the planets, their moons, and several Dwarf Planets. Our planetarium makes celestial bodies appear and move realistically to simulate the complex motions of the heavens. 

Mobile Planetarium
Our planetarium can come to you! If you're hosting an event, we can make it that much more entertaining and interesting with our planetarium. Our dome's capacity is 20 adult, or 25 elementary school kids. If your event has more people, we can run shows consecutively.  
 
 
STEM - General
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Simulated Space Mission
Challenger Learning Center of Lockport

Fly a Space Mission!

Onboard astronauts in our Space Station Simulator work with their counterparts in our Mission Control Simulator to fly a simulated space mission: Rendezvous with Comet Halley.

This simulation includes various challenges for the crews in space and on the ground. Space mission simulations are great for your group for field trips, birthday parties, corporate team building and much more.

Academic - General
Mathematics
Reading / Writing / Literacy
STEM - Computers
STEM - General
Theater
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership
Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership (Community Action of Orleans and Genesee)

Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership is now recruiting for the 2020-2021 school year.  The program provides comprehensive, quality services in child care centers and group family day care sites for working, income eligible families with infants and toddlers.  EHS-CCP is a program of Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc and is partnered with daycare centers and group family child care providers in Genesee, Orleans and Eastern Niagara counties.  Childen must be between 6 weeks and 28 months at entry (child remains eligible till 3). Please give us a call to see if you qualify! 

Academic - General
Reading / Writing / Literacy
Preschool
Babies/Toddlers
Infiniva Tutoring - College Test Prep
Infiniva

For over a decade, Infiniva Tutoring has offered the most effective, private, one-on-one college test prep tutoring services to Western New York students.

as schools have implemented online education for their students and families have faced adjusting to this “home schooling”, we have received a number of calls regarding tutoring for specific subjects.  We can also tutor for many subjects online to help students successfully complete the current school year.

We would welcome the opportunity to schedule a free, no obligation session online so you can evaluate our online tutoring and decide if it works for your student. 

We continue to offer our free, no obligation practice tests every weekend, and will also be offering this at our new Williamsville location soon.

Tutoring
High School
$
Jefferson Kids Club
Jefferson Youth Center

Activities include homework help, arts and crafts, sports, field trips, special events, and use of gymnasium, game room, lounge, computer lab, playground, and outdoor fields. Children ages 4-6 participate in our Funland Program. We provide adult supervision and will be open most school holidays including early release days.

Academic - General
STEM - General
Exercise / Health / Yoga
Sports
Visual arts / crafts
Misc
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
My Little Literacy Leaders of Buffalo
My Little Literacy Leaders Tutoring Service

My Little Literacy Leaders Tutoring Service is an all year round (Mon.-Fri., most Sat, and some holidays)  non traditional tutoring program, meeting the emotional, social, and academic needs of youth beginning at 5 years of age. 

Tutoring
Reading / Writing / Literacy
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
$
Teen Climbing Club
Niagara Climbing Center

Our Teen Climbing Club (TCC) is geared towards climbers 13-17 who want to meet other youths with similar interests, be coached, challenged, learn new climbing skills and have fun. This four-week club provides an unique setting for teens to grow and improve individually with the assistance of our dedicated coaches and supportive group environment.

Next Session Begins on 02.16.21 from 6:30-8:30pm

Exercise / Health / Yoga
Middle School
High School
$
Notre Dame Academy
Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy in a Catholic Elementary school open for 5 days of in-person learning. For more information on this school check out our website at https://www.notredamebuffalo.org/  or our Facebook page at Notre Dame Academy, Buffalo or our YouTube Channel at nda_buffalo ny. 

You can call us at 716-824-0726, we'd love to hear from you!

Academic - General
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
Classes and performance opportunities for ages 6 - 20.
Oddfellows Playhouse

 

Registration is now open for Spring classes and performance opportunities at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown. Spring 2021 at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown holds an array of programs for students ages 3-20. Programs will run from April 10 - May 29th. Our in-person, socially distanced, covid-safe programs feature crafts, circus arts, improv, greek theater, acting, poetry, juggling, acrofit, contortion, and an outdoor performance! Most classes will be held on the Front Lawn of Middletown’s City Hall. For details, and more information, go to www.oddfellows.org, call (860) 347-6143, or email info@oddfellows.org.

 

CIRCUS SATURDAYS

The fun starts on Saturday April 10th with “Welcome to Circus” for ages 3-5 and “Circus 1” for ages 6-8. Both classes will be led by Maegan Fuller. 

“Welcome to Circus” offers participants the chance to have a blast tumbling and playing with scarves, ribbons, and other fun pieces of circus equipment for an exciting introduction to circus. These classes will run every Saturday from 10-10:45am. Tuition is $100. 

“Circus 1” gives participants the chance to have fun discovering their inner clown while learning how to manipulate different pieces of circus equipment including; flower sticks, diabolo, juggling, poi, and more! Classes run on Saturdays from 11am-12pm and Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

AGES 6-8

Students ages 6-8 will have a ball with our selection of of classes such as “Cookie’s Crafts,” with Cookie Quinones,”Circus 1” with Maegan Fuller, “Tales from South America” with Nicki LaPorte, and “Creative Movement” with Sasha Biagiarelli

 

In “Cookie’s Crafts” all students will have the chance to create animals, flowers, fun jewelry, and others. Classes will be held on Mondays from 4:30-5:30. Tuition is $120. 

 

“Circus 1” gives participants the chance to have fun discovering their inner clown while learning how to manipulate different pieces of circus equipment including; flower sticks, diabolo, juggling, poi, and more! Classes run on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm and Saturdays from 11am-12pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

During “Tales from South America” students will hear stories from South America and create theater pieces from those stories. They will use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to explore the various characters in the stories. This class runs on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120.

 

Get moving and grooving through “Creative Movement”! This class features fun movement and dance routines that are entertaining, engaging, and exciting! Exercises are designed to encourage expression and creativity through movement, and to promote team-building and body/spatial awareness. This class runs on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

AGES 9-11:

For students ages 9-11 we have the following programs: “Intro to Acting” with Gianna DiMaiolo, “Circus 2” with Allison McDermott, “Yes, and…” with Diamond Wynn, and “Greek Theater” with Nicki LaPorte. 

 

“Intro to Acting” invites all young thespians to learn the basic concepts of acting through movement, song and theatre games. This class welcomes all sensationally serious and silly students— so let the games begin! This class runs on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

“Circus 2” Juggling, plate spinning, hula hooping and more! This class runs on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

Together we will discover the fundamentals of improvisational comedy, improve your storytelling skills, learn techniques to think quickly on your feet and to be more creative in “Yes, and..”. Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

“Greek Theater” Students will work with Greek stories (myths) to create a short ensemble driven piece of theater. Classes run on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuition is $120

AGES 11-20:

For students ages 11-20, our Spring offerings include: “The Rhythm in Repetition” with Laugh Sanchez, “Circophony Spring Training” with Allison McDermott, “Contortion 1 & 2” with Naja Muller. 

 

In “The Rhythm in Repetition” students will learn how to add rhythm out of repeating lines of their poetry. It’s not about how much, but how often. We will be attempting masterpieces from the bare minimum of literature. This class runs on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:45pm. Tuition is $120.

 

“Circophony Spring Training” gives participants a chance to learn Acrobalance and fitness and Juggling + more for the price of one. Classes are Tuesdays - Acrofit runs from 5:30-6:30 and Juggling runs from 6:30-7:30pm. Tuition is $120 for one class or two for the price of one. 

 

“Contortion 1” will be held indoors at Oddfellows Playhouse. Spots are limited. Masks are required. Social distancing will be enforced. Take some time this spring to learn the limits of just how far your body and bend. Classes run on Fridays from 5-6:30pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

“Contortion 2” This invitation only class allows experienced students time to hone their skills. This class runs on Fridays from 3-5pm. Tuition is $120. 

 

TEEN REP:

Young people ages 13 - 20 who have successfully registered and auditioned in March are eligible for for the spring mainstage Teen Repertory Company production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Twilight: Los Angeles,1992,written by Anna Deavere Smith, is a multi-racial ensemble piece based on the Los Angeles riots following the Rodney King verdict in 1992. Rehearsals will begin March 29 and will be held on Mondays & Thursdays, 5 - 7 pm outdoors in Middletown. All rehearsals and performances will take place outdoors, with rehearsals held on Zoom in the case of bad weather.

 

Performances of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 will take place May 20 - 22 and 27 - 29. Anyone interested in auditioning, or wanting more information, should contact the Playhouse at info@oddfellows.org or call (860) 347-6143.

 

Spring classes will begin April 10 and run for seven weeks, culminating in a Spring Festival/Share Day outdoors on Saturday, May 29. Most classes will take place on the front lawn of City Hall in Middletown and COVID protocols will be practiced in all classes.

 

For more information, or to register for any of the above classes, auditions or events, go to www.oddfellows.org, email info@oddfellows.org, or call (860) 347-6143. Financial aid is available for all tuition-based programs; it is Playhouse policy never to turn anyone away because of inability to pay.

 

Oddfellows Playhouse productions, classes and special events are made possible with the generous support of the Connecticut Office of the Arts/DECD; Middletown Commission on the Arts; The Fund for Greater Hartford; American Savings Foundation; State of Connecticut Judicial Branch (Youth Violence Prevention); Middletown Youth Services Bureau; Thomas J. Atkins Memorial Trust Fund; Middlesex United Way; CHEFA Cultural Relief Grant; New England Foundation for the Arts New England Arts Resilience Fund; Community Foundation of Middlesex County; Stare Family Fund; Evan Boyd Knoll Memorial Circus Fund; Community Development Block Grant; and many generous individual donors.

 

Spring classes and performance opportunities for kids range from circus, play writing and acting for teens to classes and performances for younger kids. Go to www.oddfellows.org for more info.

Dance
Exercise / Health / Yoga
Theater
Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
Petit Architect
Petit Architect

Petit Architect was born in 2017, with the mandate to make architecture more accessible to children and youth and inspire them to become educated citizens involved in their cities. Maia Tarassoff teaches fun, hands-on after-school programs and intervenes in schools, for all ages ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Her curriculum is focused on sustainability, social impact and energy efficiency. In parallel, she continues to work as a passive house and interior designer.

Academic - General
Mathematics
STEM - General
Visual arts / crafts
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
School Year Camp
Rolly Pollies of Western New York

Camp continues through the school year at Rolly Pollies!

Join us for a day, a week, a month, or the whole school year.  Rolly Pollies camps are flexible to meet the needs of every busy family.  

Camps are offered Tuesdays - Fridays from 12:30 - 3:00 for children ages 5 - 10 and include a full physical education class, literature, science experiments, crafts, and loads of fun! Just what your child needs while schools are virtual and increasingly sedentary.

Fee: $40.00 per child, per day
Registration must be complete at least 24 hours in advance
Children should bring a small nut-free snack and water bottle

Academic - General
Exercise / Health / Yoga
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$
School of Rock Kingwood
School of Rock Kingwood

OUR PATENTED RESULTS-DRIVEN PROGRAMS COMBINE ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS WITH GROUP BAND PRACTICES, MAKING SCHOOL OF ROCK THE ULTIMATE MUSIC SCHOOL FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

Music
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
School of Rock San Antonio: In person lessons for guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals and keyboards
School of Rock San Antonio

 

School of Rock Performance-Based Music Programs Rock Socializing— With Social Distancing

Kids have been inspired in the School of Rock community for the last 8 and half years, learning music by playing music– together. Through programs designed for all skill levels, students go from lessons and rehearsal to performance– developing confidence, talent and teamwork skills along the way. Students, ages 7 to 18 engage in a private, one-on-one lesson. Those weekly lessons come with a bonus: the chance to be a rock star. Once enrolled, students become part of a band as well, and play in a socially distanced rehearsal each week. Bands are determined by skill level and age. They practice together for a season (about 4 months) and then play a show. This unique approach allows students to use what they learn from their teacher in the real-world setting of a band, comprised of their peers. They learn to rock on stage and in life.

School of Rock community members also have access to our one-of-a-kind, fully integrated Method app. The App provides an enhanced learning experience and reinforced practice schedule. Parents and students know what should be worked on and progress can be tracked.

Programs—Something For All Ages

Rookies

Ages 5-7. Fun musical activities and hands-on experience with guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and singing, so they can discover which instrument interests them most.

Rock 101

Ages 7-12. Your budding rock star applies music fundamentals learned in their private lessons to playing in a band. Rock 101 is a fun, low stress environment where basics are mastered while playing songs with other kids.

Junior Performance

Ages 9-12.  Upon completing Rock 101, your young rocker learns harmonies, musicianship and much more about performing as a band.

Performance

Ages 12-18. For beginner to advanced players. With several show themes each season, your team will excel from one level to the next– all while playing music they love.

Rock 101, Junior Performance and Performance Programs include a weekly private lesson and weekly band rehearsals.

Just how safe is School of Rock San Antonio? Click on the following link to take a personalized virtual tour and find out!

Virtual Safety Tour of School of Rock San Antonio

Give us a call today to schedule your in-person tour and free trial lesson: 210.314.7671.

Music
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Spruill Center for the Arts- In-person Art Classes
Spruill Center for the Arts

Spruill Center for the Arts is offering a wide variety of youth programs to complement students’ remote learning this fall. To help provide hands-on learning experiences during a virtual learning fall semester. 

Fall Break Camps

Weekday Afternoon Art Classes

Wonderful Wednesday School Break Day Camp

Thanksgiving Break Camp

Weekend Art Classes

Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
Stages Improvisation for Beginners and Next Level
Stages (A Magical Journey Thru Stages)

Improvisation for Beginners and Next Level

Grades 5 - 8

Directed by Hilary Bluestein-Lyons

Nov 2 - Dec 14 (No class Thanksgiving week)

Mondays (4:30 - 5:30pm)

Join us for an hour each week to learn improvisational comedy and games that will have you thinking quick on your feet and laughing deep in your gut.

A fun, fast-paced, interactive showcase will be recorded on the final day to share with family and friends. Talented and slightly wacky performers of all backgrounds are welcome to join us!

Theater
Middle School
$
Stutelage Innovations
Stutelage Innovations

Stutelage Innovations is most well known for providing the best tutoring services in Buffalo NY. We provide one-on-one and small group tutoring for students and adults of all ages.

Tutoring
Academic - General
Mathematics
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Sylvan Learning Center of Buffalo
Sylvan Learning Center of Buffalo

Sylvan's highly personalized approach builds the skills, habits and attitudes your child needs to succeed in school and in life. Sylvan develops independent work habits, improves attitudes, motivates learning and provides feedback to parents & teachers.

Tutoring
Academic - General
Mathematics
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$
The Little Gym of Williamsville
The Little Gym of Williamsville

At The Little Gym of Williamsville, we specialize in unique educational classes that revolve around active play.

Come join us to make new friends, learn new things & build confidence in a fun, supportive environment. Classes for kids 4 months-12 yrs.

Babies/Toddlers
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
WNY Tutoring
WNY Tutor

Begin earning better grades today with WNY Tutor! We are proud to have served Western New York students for more than 10 years.  Our sole mission is to provide the highest quality private instruction and educational support to our students.  

Tutoring
Academic - General
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
$