After School Program of Maplewood South Orange 13 Jefferson Ave, Maplewood, NJ07040 The After School Program runs out of the YMCA on Jefferson as well as the headquarters on Dunnell Road. The After…More School Academy of the Arts is an enrichment program for middle school students, which is run by a coalition of both Maplewood and South Orange as well as the South Mountain YMCA, the Board of Education, and other community advisors.
Maplewood's public middle school has been praised in online reviews for its music program and annual musical. Besides…More its students' solid scores on state and federal tests, the school also has unique programs such as the HUB, a free after-school program offering mental health counseling, skills-building groups and academic support.
Annually, about a third of the student body is invited to take the SATs early by Johns Hopkins Talent Search. For its efforts to foster community in the student body, the school was awarded a Community of Caring School Grant. In 2009, Maplewood Middle School graduate Jeffrey Truppo became the principal.
Headquartered in the Civic House on Dunnell Road, the After School Program of Maplewood South Orange is a private and…More non-profit program offered in all the elementary schools and middle schools in the two towns.
Activities for the After School Academy of the Arts (AAA), the recreational and enrichment program designed specifically for middle school students, also takes place at the center on Dunnell Road.
The AAA is a coalition between the two towns and their departments of Recreation and Cultural Affairs as well as South Mountain YMCA, the Board of Education, and community advisors.
Among the activities (both indoor and outdoor) are computers, sports, dance, yoga, double dutch, magazine publishing, arts, crafts, music (e.g., drumming), cartooning, sewing, and cooking. Financial aid for enrollment is also available.
The Blessed Day Care Center 1033 Chancellor Ave, Maplewood, NJ07040 The Blessed Day Care Center is an infants and toddlers pre-school. They also offer a full-day kindergarten and before-…More and after- school care. The children's ages range from 6 weeks til 13 years old.
The main branch of the Maplewood Library is across the street from Maplewood Middle School and typically thronged by…More students after school. There's a large children's section with story time sessions and other programming. There are two meeting rooms, which are available to non-profits free of charge. And there are 329 magazine titles and 10,000 audiovisual titles.
The library director is Sarah Lester.
The number to reach the Children's Room is 973-762-1560.
Bright Paths Learning & Enrichment Center 1550 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ07040 Bright Paths Learning & Enrichment Center is a tutoring and supplemental education firm. It offers private and small…More group tutoring services, after-school homework assistance, summer camps and test preparation services for SAT, GED, NJ ASK and ACT exams.
12Comics Academic Superhero Summer Camp 73 3rd St, South Orange, NJ07079 12Comics is an enrichment program, which enhances both creative and educational skills of children from first grade…More through high school. Kids begin by creating their own superhero, either hand-drawn or computer generated and continue to develop comic strips, comic books and online movies. Founders Mark and Tracy Hair have developed a program consisting of a series of missions—including vocabulary, civics, science and history—which challenges students to be both thoughtful and perceptive. They learn computer skills, research proficiency, writing skills and group participation practices all while enjoying the vast world of superheroes. Summer sessions and after-school programs are offered.
Headed up by world karate champion Durand Howard since 1993, Blue Life Karate Center offers martial arts training for…More children, teens and adults, and houses a NJ state licensed after school program. Besides ranked instruction, classes include Ninjutsu, cardio kickboxing, Jitsu and a karate team that has picked up state and national championships. It serves over 200 kids and instructors have completed extensive training programs.
The afterschool program, which is open to children aged 6 to 13 years old, gives homework assistance, snacks and scheduled Martial Arts classes. A summer day camp is offered as well.
NJ Dance Center offers a wide variety of dance classes in ballroom and Latin, for all ages and skill levels. Its…More focus is on children's classes for age 4 and over, including recitals for parents and an after school program. It has trained and dedicated European teachers on staff from whom you can learn all forms of dance.
NJ Dance Center previously rented space in other dance studios, but now it has its own space in Maplewood, which occupies the entire second floor of the building. The owners of the center are residents of South Orange who compete professionally at international events. For more information on the center, visit the Web site or call the number provided.