Little Ivy Academy

Year-Round Enrichment for the 21st Century!

Exclusively for Kindergarteners-8th Graders

660 East Glen Avenue

Ridgewood, NJ 07450



Afterschool Enrichment
Here @ Dorchester!

[UPDATE: We look forward to seeing your child this Fall and we'll be announcing our Fall 2017 afterschool lab schedule shortly. Be among the first to know! Click Here to join our email notification list.]

This Spring, right here at Dorchester School in Woodcliff Lake, we're thrilled to be offering the following RealScience! & Express Yourself!  STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) enrichment lab program:

  • AppMakers: Connect & Share!, where your 3rd-5th grader will have hands-on opportunities to develop their HTML programming skills as they design & code their own functional smartphone apps.

This page is your exclusive resource for registration and program updates about the enrichment labs we're offering at Dorchester School, as well as the tutoring programs, enrichment labs and summer camp programs we offer at our nearby Ridgewood campus and other local schools. We encourage you to bookmark it for easy reference.

Registration for our program at Dorchester is being handled directly by the Dorchester HSA.  Please CLICK HERE to email us with with your name, your child's name and your contact phone number, which we will pass along to the HSA for you.
Our Learning Enrichment Lab class sizes are limited to provide your child with a robust, small-group learning environment. The Dorchester HSA will process registrations on a rolling admission basis until each class is full.

Meanwhile, please scroll down this page to learn more about our STEM/STEAM-based AppMakers! lab program.


If you have any questions, please contact our director, Erich Bassler, by e-mail at, or by phone at 201-444-8400.

Featured Program: AppMakers!

Whether checking-in on Instagram or the latest version of Angry Birds, 3rd-8th Graders are captivated when they’re using their favorite smartphone and tablet apps, sharing their enthusiasm for their latest discoveries with friends and family.
Our STEM/STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) AppMakers!  learning enrichment lab & Summer Camp programs have been crafted to take your 3rd-8th graders enthusiasm for discovery to the next level with opportunities to engage in smartphone/tablet app design and programming, creating apps they can share with friends and family-- with separate, age-appropriate labs for 3rd- 8th graders.
AppMakers! is our RealScience!/Express Yourself! program that sparks your child's imagination, developing their emerging critical-thinking and organizational skills, as well as their reading, writing and STEM/STEAM skills, as they collaborate to overcome  practical challenges while creating apps of their own—Real Discovery & Real Fun!
This Spring, we'll be offering the following seven-week AppMakers lab course, right here at Dorchester in Woodcliff Lake:

  • AppMakers: Connect & Share, where your 3rd-5th grader will have hands-on opportunities to develop their HTML programming skills as they design & code their own functional smartphone apps, which  they'll ultimately be able to share with friends and family on a variety of smartphone and tablet platforms, including iPhones and iPads. 

Fall 2017 Enrichment Labs

@ Dorchester School
Labs to Return
This Fall!

[UPDATE: Fall 2017 lab programs will be announced as Fall approaches. To be among the first to know, CLICK HERE to join our e-mail notification list.]

Below you'll find the schedule for our Spring 2017 Learning Enrichment Lab Program, right here at Dorchester.

AppMakers: Connect & Share!
  • For Third-Fifth Graders
    • When: 7 Thursday afternoons, 
      Apr. 20-Jun. 1
    • Time: 2:30 p.m.- 3:40 p.m.
    • Location: Dorchester School, Woodcliff Lake
    • Lab Size:  Maximum 12, Minimum 6

RealScience & Express Yourself
Fall 2017 Afterschool Labs

Countdown is On
for Fall 2017 Labs!

[UPDATE: Be among the first to know when registration opens for our Fall 2017 RealScience! & Express Yourself! after-school Enrichment Labs at our Little Ivy Academy campus and select, local elementary schools  All you need to do is CLICK HERE to send your e-mail request to join our mailing list.

Meanwhile, we invite you to take a peek at a sampling of our Spring 2017 lab programs, just below.]

Below you'll find this Spring's Express Yourself! and RealScience! Learning Enrichment Lab programs for your elementary and middle schoolers.

While some labs are underway, new labs are launching now!

The new labs that are launching now are clickable, below. Brief backgrounders on these labs are just one click away.
For Quick Registration, CLICK HERE.

Robots At Work!
(Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)
@Little Ivy Academy Campus, Ridgewood
@Memorial School, North Haledon

Robots: Engage & Interact
(Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)
@Little Ivy Academy Campus, Ridgewood

AppMakers: Connect & Share!
(Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)  
@Dorchester School, Woodcliff Lake

Everyday Inventions!
(Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)
@Little Ivy Academy Campus, Ridgewood
GameMakers: First Encounters!
(Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)
@Little Ivy Academy Campus, Ridgewood

GameMakers: Jr. Game Developer!
(Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)  
@Orchard School, Ridgewood

GameMakers: Classic Adventure!
(Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)
@Travell School, Ridgewood

GameMakers: Classic Platformers!
(Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)

Robots Coming to Their Senses!

Robots Next Generation!
(Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)

@West Ridge School, Park Ridge

Our Bespoke Lab Program

for Your Private Group

Have Your Own Lab:
Your Friends, Your Schedule!

Have a group of elementary or middle school friends, scout group, sports team, children of your work friends interested in discovering how to produce digital videos. . . build and program robots. . . design and program video games, mobile apps, animated stories?

No need to wait for our next round of scheduled labs to get underway! Your group can have their own seven-week Express Yourself! or RealScience! enrichment lab with our popular Bespoke Lab program, hosted here on our Ridgewood campus or at a convenient location you've arranged.


All you need to do is choose from any of our Robots Are Coming!, VideoMakers, InventionMakers, GameMakers, WebDevelopers or AppMakers lab programs. . . reach out to your friendship network, select a location, dates and time, and we'll do the rest.


To learn more about our Bespoke Lab program, please contact our director, Erich Bassler at or 201.444.8400.
Customized Tutoring
Empowers Your Child's Success!
Tutoring As Unique
 As Your Child!


Little Ivy is offering customized small-group and private Tutoring programs in Reading, Writing & Math, exclusively for kindergarteners, first graders, second graders, third graders, fourth graders, fifth graders, sixth graders, seventh graders and eighth graders right here on our park-like Ridgewood campus.

We invite you to learn more about how we can help unlock the mysteries of successful skills development for your child by clicking on any of the links above, or contacting our director, Erich Bassler at 201.444.8400, or by e-mail at ------ Discounts available for our Dorchester School enrichment lab students and their families!