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

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WELCOME TO OUR WEST RIDGE SCHOOL FAMILIES!

Afterschool Enrichment
Here @ West Ridge!

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


  • WebDevelopers Internet Rockstars! where 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 3rd-4th & 5th-6th grader.
 
    • InventionMakers: Everyday Inventions!: Your child can be an inventor! Utilizing the LittleBits electronic invention system, kids will design and create useful digital invention. Once they have their invention finished, they’ll have the opportunity to “pitch” it, Shark Tank-style to their fellow lab mates--- for your Kindergartner-2nd grader!

     

    This page is your exclusive resource for registration and program updates about the enrichment labs we're offering at West Ridge 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 InventionMakers: Everyday Inventions! (Kindergartners-2nd graders), WebDeveloper: Internet Rockstars! (3rd-4th & 5th-6th graders) labs here at West Ridge. 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 WebDeveloper! and InventionMakers! 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: WebDevelopers!

    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 WebDevelopers lab course, right here at West Ridge in Park Ridge


    • Internet Rockstars! where your 3rd-4th & 5th-6th Grade 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!
    Featured Program: InventionMakers!

    Think about the phones we carry with us everywhere or the household appliances we use every day. Our world is wired with electronics. We cannot imagine life without these devices that someone had to imagine & make.


    Now, your child can capture the creative power of making, designing and building their own electronic creations in our all new, InventionMakers afterschool enrichment lab series for your K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th graders.


    First launched during our 2016 summer camps, our InventionMakers programs open the door to hands-on digital invention. Using our age-appropriate electronics building-systems, your child will engage the invention process, from first idea to functional product!



    This Fall, we'll be offering the following seven-week InventionMakers! lab course. right here at West Ridge in Park Ridge


    • Everyday Inventions!: Your child can be an inventor! Utilizing the LittleBits electronic invention system, kids will design and create useful digital invention. Once they have their invention finished, they’ll have the opportunity to “pitch” it, Shark Tank-style to their fellow lab mates!

    Fall 2017 Enrichment Labs

    @ West Ridge School
    Registration NOW OPEN
    for Fall Labs!


    Below you'll find the schedule for our Fall 2017 Learning Enrichment Lab Program, right here at West Ridge.

      
    WebDevelopers Internet Rockstars!
    • For Third-Fourth Graders
      • When: 7 Tuesday afternoons,
        Oct. 10-Dec. 12
        (no lab 10/31, 11/07, 11/21)
      • Time: 3:30 p.m.- 4:40 p.m.
      • Location: West Ridge School, Park Ridge
      • Lab Size:  Maximum 12, Minimum 6
        students
     
    WebDevelopers Internet Rockstars!
    • For Fifth-Sixth Graders
      • When: 7 Tuesday afternoons,
        Oct. 10-Dec. 12 (no lab 10/31, 11/07, 11/21)
      • Time: 3:30 p.m.- 4:40 p.m.
      • Location: West Ridge School, Park Ridge
      • Lab Size:  Maximum 12, Minimum 6
        students

    InventionMakers: EveryDay Inventions!
    • For Kindergartners-Second Graders
      • When: 7 Thursday afternoons,
        Oct. 12-Dec. 07 (no lab 11/09, 11/23)
      • Time: 3:30 p.m.- 4:40 p.m.
      • Location: West Ridge School, Park Ridge
      • 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 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)
    @Ho-Ho-Kus School, Ho-Ho-Kus


    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 West Ridge School enrichment lab students and their families!