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

WELCOME TO OUR HO-HO-KUS SCHOOL FAMILIES!

Afterschool Enrichment
Right Here
@ Ho-Ho-Kus!

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

  • Robots Engage & Interact! -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- for your 3rd-5th grader.

    • GameMakers: First Encounters! -Now, your child can move from passive user to active creator of their own interactive, animated stories & video games. They’ll be using the the age-appropriate Scratch, Jr. coding language as they explore the essential elements of story & game design--- for your 1st-2nd grader.


    • WebDevloper: Internet Rockstars! -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 in 3rd-5th and 6th-8th grades will use CSS, HTML and more to develop a functional website for all to see! -- for your 6th-8th grader.

     

    This page is your exclusive resource for registration and program updates about the enrichment labs we're offering at Ho-Ho-Kus Public 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 Engage & Interact! (3rd- 5th graders) GameMakers: First Encounters! (1st-2nd graders) & WebDeveloper: Internet Rockstars! (6th-8th graders) labs here at Ho-Ho-Kus Public 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!!!, WebDeveloper! and GameMakers! lab programs.

     

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

    New Featured Program: WebDeveloper!

    Now your child can join the ranks of web developers & entrepreneurs as they design & code their own website using HTML coding and more!

    Our web developers will be launching their own web-development companies where they’ll design a website for their first customer. They’ll create & code web pages, adding pictures, videos and audio, as they help their customer promote their brand and sell their products on the internet.


    This Fall, we'll be offering the following seven-week MakersLab course, here at Ho-Ho-Kus Public School:


    • Internet Rockstars!: 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! - for your 6th-8th grader.



    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 Fall, we'll be offering the following seven-week Robots Are Coming! lab course, right here at Ho-Ho-Kus Public School: 

     

    • Robots Engage & Interact! -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- for your 3rd-5th graders.

    Featured Program: GameMakers!

    While elementary and middle school girls and boys love to play with interactive stories and video games , especially video games, the only thing they love more is making interactive stories and games of their own!

    Our GameMakers! Learning Enrichment Lab & Summer Camp programs provide your Kindergartners- 8th Graders with hands-on opportunities to actively design and program their own interactive, animated games as they learn the age-appropriate Scratch programming language created at the cutting-edge MIT Media Lab (Grades 3-8) or the new Scratch, Jr coding language created at Tufts University (Kindergarten-2nd grade)-- in separate, age-appropriate labs.

    With our small-group, STEM/STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) approach, 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.

    Each of our project-based GameMakers! lab courses call upon your child's imagination, nurturing their emerging critical-thinking and organizational skills, as well as their reading, writing and STEM/STEAM skills, as they bring new characters to life, crafting functional plots and environments for game-play and story-telling, all while designing and programming their own basic video games or interactive stories!

     

    This Fall, we'll be offering the following seven-week GameMakers lab course, right here at Ho-Ho-Kus Public School:


    • GameMakers: First Encounters! -Now, your child can move from passive user to active creator of their own interactive, animated stories & video games. They’ll be using the the age-appropriate Scratch, Jr. coding language as they explore the essential elements of story & game design--- for your 1st-2nd grader.
     

    We look forward to seeing your game-maker when the action gets underway this Fall!

    Fall 2017 Enrichment Labs

    @ Ho-Ho-Kus Public School
    Registration NOW OPEN
    for Fall Labs!

    B
    elow you'll find the schedule for our Fall 2017 Learning Enrichment Lab Program, right here at Ho-Ho-Kus.


    Robots: Engage & Interact!

    • For Third-Fifth Graders
      • When: 7 Tuesday afternoons,
        Oct. 10-Dec. 12 (no lab 10/31, 11/21)
      • Time: 3:15 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
      • Location: Ho-Ho-Kus Public School, Ho-Ho-Kus
      • Lab Size: Maximum 12, Minimum 6 students

    WebDeveloper: Internet Rockstars!
    • For Sixth-Eighth Graders
      • When: 7 Thursday afternoons,
        Oct. 12-Dec. 14 (no lab 11/09, 11/23)
      • Time: 3:15 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
      • Location: Ho-Ho-Kus Public School, Ho-Ho-Kus
      • Lab Size: Maximum 12, Minimum 6 students
     
    GameMakers: First Encounters!
    • For First-Second Graders
      • When: 7 Tuesday afternoons,
        Oct. 10-Dec. 12 (no lab 10/31, 11/21)
      • Time: 3:15 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
      • Location: Ho-Ho-Kus Public School, Ho-Ho-Kus
      • Lab Size: Maximum 10, Minimum 6 students

    RealScience & Express Yourself
    Fall 2017 Afterschool Labs

    Fall 2017 Registration
    Now Open!

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


    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 in Motion!
    (Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)
    @Little Ivy Academy Campus, Ridgewood

    Robots Coming to Their Senses!
    (Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)

    Robots Engage & Interact
    (Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)
    @Little Ivy Academy Campus, Ridgewood
    @Ho-Ho-Kus Public School, Ho-Ho-Kus


    WebDevelopers Internet Rockstars
    (Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)  

    @Little Ivy Academy Campus, Ridgewood

    InventionMakers:
    Get Connected!
    (Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)
    @Little Ivy Academy Campus, Ridgewood

    InventionMakers:
    Everyday Inventions!

    GameMakers: First Encounters!
    (Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)

    GameMakers: Jr. Game Developer!
    (Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)

    GameMakers: Classic Adventure!
    (Click on Link Below for Preferred Location)
    @Little Ivy Academy Campus, Ridgewood

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

    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 info@littleivyacademy.com 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 info@littleivyacademy.com ------Discounts available for our Ho-Ho-Kus enrichment lab students and their families!