Little Ivy Academy

Year-Round Enrichment for the 21st Century

Exclusively for Kindergarteners-8th Graders

660 East Glen Avenue

Ridgewood, NJ 07450


Discover Summer, Camp Open House! 

THIS Saturday, Your Child Can. . . Build & Code Robots. . .
Video Games & Apps. . . Film Special Fx Videos!

  --CLICK HERE to Discover How--

Express Yourself: 21st Century Literacy Skills!

STEAM-Based Approach Transforms Frustration to Real Fun!

Let your elementary and middle school-age child’s voice be heard!

Your child has their own unique understanding of the words and images they decipher each day, as well as evolving notions of how they'd like (and need) to communicate in words and images what they know and understand.
Our project-based Express Yourself! Learning Enrichment Lab courses harness your child’s unique understanding, providing opportunities for Real Learning and Real Fun as they zero in on reading, writing and/or visual literacy development in ways that transform it from mundane to meaningful 21st Century fun.
Throughout each Express Yourself lab course, your child will apply their range of evolving visual, reading and writing literacy skills, integrating real-world challenges in each lab session as their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) skills and self-confidence progress. 

We invite you to learn more about the Little Ivy Academy Express Yourself! Difference by taking a look at our current Express Yourself! courses just to the right, or by contacting us at either 201.444.8400 or
We look forward to your child joining us for Express Yourself!
RealScience! & Express Yourself!
Lab Programs for Winter 2017
Labs Starting NOW!

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

@HoHoKus Public School, HoHoKus

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)
@Little Ivy Academy Campus, Ridgewood

Robots Coming to Their Senses!
(Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)
@Little Ivy Academy Campus, Ridgewood
@Travell School, Ridgewood
@West Ridge School, Park Ridge
@HoHoKus Public School, HoHoKus

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, GameMakers, InventionMakers,  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.

 ExpressYourself! Program Overviews

Our RealScience! after-school enrichment labs and summer camp prorgrams include:


Our GameMakers! programs provide your child with hands-on opportunities to actively design and program their own interactive, animated stories & video games. As they learn age-appropriate programming languages and story/game design, your child and their lab mates will move from passively playing games and stories created by others to active, engaged creators of games and stories of their own.


AppMakers! sparks your child's imagination, developing their emerging literacy, critical-thinking and STEAM skills, as they collaborate to overcome  practical challenges while creating and programming a full range of mobile commincation tools. Our small-group lab courses and summer camp programs provide each child hands-on opportunities to develop their HTML coding skills as they design & program 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.


Working hands-on with the tools of the digital filmmaker’s craft, your child will have begin to master the skills they'll need to develop their ideas into actual working scripts. . . discover and deploy a range of digital camera angles as they film their scenes. . . cut in special effects. . . and take charge of the digital console to edit the scenes together to capture their unique vision!


Each of our project-based VideoMakers! learning enrichment lab courses & Summer Camp programs is built upon a differentiated learning approach, providing each of our students with project opportunities that include both basic productions and more challenging production enhancements to accommodate their range of skill levels.

Express Yourself! Schedules & Registration

Spring 2017 Registration NOW Underway!

Welcome to the registration center for our RealScience! and Express Yourself! Learning Enrichment Labs, right here on our Ridgewood campus.

If instead you would prefer to register your child for any of our after-school Learning Enrichment Labs for students at select, local elementary schools, just CLICK HERE.

Meanwhile. . . To register for this school year's remaining Learning Enrichrment Labs on our Ridgewood campus, click on the REGISTER link in the grid below next to the course you have selected for your child. The OneApp Registration form will allow you to select additional courses and register more than one of your children for as many courses as are available on our Ridgewood campus this term

Act fast, there are limited spaces for the Spring line-up!

  • Robots At Work - PreK - 1st Grade
    • Dates: Seven Wednesdays, April 26 - June 7

    • Time: 4:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    • Description: Robots are changing the way the world works and your child may hold the key to the next great breakthrough when they roll up their sleeves to engineer and program a range of automated, workplace robots with real-world applications.

    • Class Size: Maximum 10, Minimum 6 students

  • Robots: Engage & Interact - 3rd - 5th Grade
    • Dates: Seven Thursdays, April 27 - June 8

    • Time: 4:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    • Description: Now older elementary and middle schoolers can deploy NXT Generation mobile robotic technology to create robotic devices that use a range of sensors (touch, hear, see, etc. . .)  to engage and interact with environmental challenges and each other! Paired with the made-for-robotics derivative of the age-appropriate Scratch programming language created at MIT's Media Lab, students will develop their critical thinking and STEAM skills as the build and program this series of very engaging mobile bots.

    • Class Size: Maximum 12, Minimum 6 students

Tuition for each course is as listed above, with a 5% discount for each additional Spring 2017 Express Yourself! or RealScience! Learning Enrichment Lab for which your child registers.

Our Learning Enrichment Lab class sizes are limited to provide your child with a robust, small-group learning environment. We will process registrations on a rolling admission basis until each class is full. Additional registrations will be placed on a wait list, and we will contact you in the event your registration is wait-listed.

If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail at, or by phone at 201-444-8400.