Little Ivy Academy

Year-Round Enrichment for the 21st Century

Exclusively for Kindergarteners-8th Graders

660 East Glen Avenue

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

201.444.8400

Our Approach Makes Math Matter for Your Child!

Useful Tools Fuel Curiosity in Unlocking Math's Mysteries & Challenges

Learning to successfully master math’s problem-solving strategies and its underlying facts does not need to be a grim slog where your child spends countless hours toiling over what to them seems like meaningless grunt work.

 

Elementary and middle school-age children are constantly in search of useful tools to aid their curiosities in unlocking the mysteries of the world around them; to help order the facts they gather in ways that are useful to them. Present them with problems they want to solve, and by turns happily, at other times with a few grumbles along the way, they’ll work long and hard to master the problem-solving tools they find most useful.

 

Meanwhile, their best mentors---parents, teachers, tutors, coaches--- always can be found patiently working with them shoulder-to-shoulder. . . assessing their growing capabilities, encouraging them as they work through strategy tools to solve the problem at hand, ready to diffuse their frustration by guiding them to discover a helpful strategy tool when they get stumped.            

 

Little Ivy Academy’s math curriculum has been specifically crafted to provide your elementary and middle school-age child --kindergartener, first grader, second grader, third grader, fourth grader, fifth grader, sixth grader, seventh grader, eighth grader-- with active, hands-on programs where they can successfully develop their own math problem-solving strategies while striving to master underlying math facts. Reflecting the Little Ivy Academy Methodology, our math curriculum and progression of customized lessons have been designed and paced to specifically track with the actual math challenges your child is confronting at school today.  

 

Each of our age- and grade-appropriate, individualized small-group and private Customized Math Tutoring Sessions and S.T.E.M.-based (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) small-group RealScience Math Learning Enrichment Lab courses harness your child’s natural curiosity and their need to have useful tools for problem-solving with opportunities for exploring and progressing towards math skills mastery. . . and have more than a little fun doing it!

RealScience STEM Learning Enrichment Lab

 Course Catalog

Register NOW for Fall 2017

Afterschool Labs!


Below you'll find a sampling of this school year's Fall 2017 RealScience! and Express Yourself! Learning Enrichment Labs we're offering right here on our Ridgewood campus. CLICK HERE to learn more and register. 
 
If instead you would prefer to register your child for any of our RealScience! and Express Yourself! after-school Learning Enrichment Labs at select, local elementary schools, just CLICK HERE.


  • WebDevelopers Internet Rockstars!
    6th-8th Grade

    • Dates: Seven Thursdays, October 19 - December 14 (Off Days: November 9, November 23)
    • Time: 4:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Description: Your child can open the world of website creation for themselves, discovering the coding know-how they’ll need to build a website for their favorite team, band or show! Using Mozilla’s Thimble software and their own imaginations, kids will use CSS, HTML and more to develop a functional website for all to see! 
    • Class Size: Maximum 12, Minimum 6 students


  • InventionMakers: Get Connected!
    Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

    • Dates: Seven Tuesdays, October 17 - December 12 (Off Days: October 31, November 21)
    • Time: 4:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Description: Now your child can connect to the secrets of creating and developing their own wireless devices to make life easier for them and their friends! Utilizing their critical thinking skills and the Little Bits invention system, kids will be able to will design, create and pitch, Shark-tank style, a range of radio-controlled & Bluetooth-enabled inventions for everyday use!
    • Class Size: Maximum 10, Minimum 6 students


  • InventionMakers: Get Connected!
    3rd - 5th Grade

    • Dates: Seven Tuesdays, October 17 - December 12 (Off Days: October 31, November 21)
    • Time: 4:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Description: Now your child can connect to the secrets of creating and developing their own wireless devices to make life easier for them and their friends! Utilizing their critical thinking skills and the Little Bits invention system, kids will be able to will design, create and pitch, Shark-tank style, a range of radio-controlled & Bluetooth-enabled inventions for everyday use!
    • Class Size: Maximum 10, Minimum 6 students


  • InventionMakers: Get Connected!
    6th - 8th Grade

    • Dates: Seven Thursdays, October 19 - December 14 (Off Days: November 9, November 23)
    • Time: 4:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Description: Now your child can connect to the secrets of creating and developing their own wireless devices to make life easier for them and their friends! Utilizing their critical thinking skills and the Little Bits invention system, kids will be able to will design, create and pitch, Shark-tank style, a range of radio-controlled & Bluetooth-enabled inventions for everyday use!
    • Class Size: Maximum 12, Minimum 6 students


  • GameMakers Jr. Game Developers
    1st - 2nd Grade

    • Dates: Seven Mondays, October 16 - December 04 (Off Day: November 20)
    • Time: 4:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Description: Put your 1st or 2nd grader in control of bringing their imagination to digital life as they create characters & worlds for their own series of interactive video games, all while developing their coding and critical-thinking skills with the age-appropriate Scratch Jr. coding language developed at MIT’s Media Lab.
    • Class Size: Maximum 10, Minimum 6 students


  • GameMakers: Classic Adventure
    3rd - 5th Grade
    • Dates: Seven Mondays, October 16 - December 4 (Off Day: Nov 20)
    • Time: 4:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Description: Your child will be engaged in designing & coding a range of basic adventure-style video games, including inventing their own customized characters, new worlds of mazes and awesome challenges for their avatars.
    • Class Size: Maximum 12, Minimum 6 students


  • Robots in Motion
    PreK - 1st Grade

    • Dates: Seven Wednesdays, October 18 - December 6 (Off Day: November 22)
    • Time: 4:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Description: Your child will put real fun into action as they advance their STEM skills building & coding a range of moving, spinning robotic devices... bringing motors to life... setting wheels & gears into action while they become familiar with both the programming language & engineering know-how they’ll need to complete each project
    • Class Size: Maximum 10, Minimum 6 students


  • Robots: Engage & Interact
    3rd - 5th Grade
    • Dates: Seven Wednesdays, October 18 - December 6 (Off Day: November 22)
    • Time: 4:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Description: Now your child can deploy NXT Generation mobile robotic technology to create robots that use a range of sensors (touch, hear, see, etc.)  to engage &interact with environmental challenges and each other! Paired with a “flavor” of the age-appropriate Scratch programming language created at MIT’s Media Lab, your child can develop their critical thinking and STEAM skills as the build & code these engaging mobile bots.
    • Class Size: Maximum 12, Minimum 6 students

Customized Math Tutoring. . .
As Unique as Your Child!

Our Customized Math Tutoring sessions, whether private or small-group, are designed to provide your elementary or middle school-age child with their own individual guide through the progression of math skills and operations.

 

Through ongoing observation, formal and informal skills assessment, and equally important, ongoing conversation, your child’s tutor learns about your child's unique talents and needs, strengths and weaknesses, using these as the basis for crafting and pacing customized lessons that best meet your child's specific needs from session to session.

 

What’s more, the specific challenges you child confronts in each session, as well as the successful strategies they used to solve them, are captured and provided to you and your child, along with step-by-step instructions for use in both related school assignments and ongoing practice until the next week’s session.   

 

RealScience Learning Enrichment Labs

With an emphais on personalized learning for your child, students in our small-group RealScience Learning Enrichment Lab courses set off on project-based weekly adventures where they have hands-on opportunities to master problem-solving skills while working through the challenges of the day’s activities— engineering and programming a robot, designing and programming an animiated game, building a tower, solving a detective mystery, constructing the tools for playing a game (and playing the game!), navigating an obstacle course, among others.

 

Our seven-week RealScience Learning Enrichment Lab courses, call upon your child to apply a range of math facts and problem-solving tools, integrating real-world S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) challenges as they progress from fundamentals to ever more complex operations.

 

Learn more about our current RealScience Learning Enrichment Lab courses on the lower left side of this page, or CLICK HERE to learn more generally about our S.T.E.M.-based RealScience program.
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To learn more about Little Ivy Academy's Customized Math Tutoring programs & RealScience Math Learning Enrichment Lab courses for your kindergartener, first grader, second grader, third grader, fourth grader, fifth grader, sixth grader, seventh grader or eighth grader, please send your questions using the form below, or contact us by e-mail at info@littleivyacademy.com or by telephone at 201.444.8400.
 
We look forward to hearing from you!