Little Ivy Academy

Year-Round Enrichment for the 21st Century!

Exclusively for Kindergarteners-8th Graders

660 East Glen Avenue

Ridgewood, NJ 07450



Afterschool Enrichment
Right Here
@ Memorial!

[UPDATE: We look forward to extending the fun with our Memorial Schoolers this summer at our summer camp programs for campers ages 6-14. Please CLICK HERE to Discover More-- camp details & registration.

Meanwhile, we'll be announcing our Fall 2017 afterschool lab schedule as Fall approaches. Be among the first to know! Click Here to join our email notification list.]

This Winter- Spring, right here at Memorial School in North Haledon, we're thrilled to be offering the following RealScience! & Express Yourself!  STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) enrichment lab programs:

  • Robots at Work:  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--- for your Kindergarteners-2nd graders.

  • Robots: Next Generation!, our popular RealScience! mobile robotics building and coding program for your 3rd-4th graders.


This page is your exclusive resource for registration and program updates about the enrichment labs we're offering at Memorial 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.

To register your child, click on the REGISTER link in the grid below. Our OneApp Registration form will allow you to register more than one of your children for the Robots Next Generation! (3rd-4th graders) & Robots At Work! (Kindergarten-2nd graders) labs here at Memorial School. A 10% discount will be applied for each sibling who also 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.

Meanwhile, please scroll down this page to learn more about our STEM/STEAM-based The Robots are Coming!!! 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: The Robots are Coming!!!

Elementary and middle schoolers have a fascination with the world of automated and mechanical operations-- most especially a curiosity about the “what” “how” and “why” of things set into motion by computers.

Our RealScience! The Robots are Coming!!! Learning Enrichment Lab courses and Summer Camp programs capture this fascination, this curiosity, putting your elementary and middle schooler in control of their very own robotic creations as they bring them from first movements to fully programmed strength!

In fact, our projects-based The Robots Are Coming!!! lab courses and summer camp programs are built upon a “differentiated learning” approach, providing our students with projects that include both basic builds and more challenging enhancements that accommodate their range of skill levels--- from beginners to advanced students. Even our “advanced students-only” programs use this approach in order to provide unique opportunities for the full range of our advanced students.

Combining LEGOs, supplemented by a range of additional materials, for the engineering, plus an age-appropriate programming language—including an image-based language for the programming created at Tufts University especially for our young, elementary schoolers, and the more robust Scratch language created at MIT's cutting-edge Media Lab for our middle schoolers-The Robots Are Coming!!! provides your child with full, hands-on access to the S.T.E.M.-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) world of creative engineering and programming.

This Winter-Spring, we'll be offering the following seven-week Robots Are Coming! lab course, right here at Memorial School in North Haledon: 

  • Robots at Work:  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--- for your Kindergarteners-2nd graders.

  • Robots: Next Generation: Unleash your child’s imagination with opportunities to deploy NXT generation mobile technology and a made-for-robotics derivative of the age-appropriate Scratch programming language as they build and program mobile bots that navigate through (and sometimes around) the challenges and obstacles they "sense" along the way--- for your 3rd-4th graders.

Summer Crossroads 2017:

Summer Camp Starts Here!

This Summer @ Camp,

Memorial Kids Can. . .

Real Discovery & Real Fun await for your child when they join us this summer for our Summer Explorers (for girls & boys entering 1st & 2nd Grade) and Real Science! & Express Yourself! day camp programs (for girls & boys entering 3rd-5th & 6th-8th Grade).


Please click on one of the links below for Program/Location details, including how you can extend your child's camp day fun, and to Register


& Express Yourself! Camps

(Campers entering Grades 3-5 & 6-8. Click on Link Below)


Summer Explorers! Camps
(Campers entering Grades 1 & 2. Click on Link Below)


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.

Fall 2017 Enrichment Labs

@ Memorial 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 Winter-Spring 2017 Learning Enrichment Lab Program, right here at Memorial.

Robots Next Generation
  • For Third-Fourth Graders
    • When: 7 Monday afternoons,
      Feb. 13-Apr. 3 (no labs 2/20)
    • Time: 3:00 p.m.- 4:10 p.m.
    • Location: Memorial School, North Haledon
    • Lab Size:  Maximum 12, Minimum 6

 Robots At Work
  • For Kindergarten-Second Graders
    • When: 7 Monday afternoons,
      Feb. 6-Mar. 27 (no labs 2/20)
    • Time: 3:00 p.m.- 4:10 p.m.
    • Location:  Memorial School, North Haledon
    • Lab Size:  Maximum 10, Minimum 6

Customized Tutoring
Empowers Your Child's Success!
Tutoring As Unique
 As Your Child!


We're offering customized small-group and private Tutoring programs in Reading, Writing & Math, exclusively for kindergartners, 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 Memorial School enrichment lab students and their families!