82nd Street Academics   81-10 35th Avenue   Jackson Heights   New York City   11372   718 457 0429


Children eligible to participate in our Pre-School programs for the 2014-15 school year have birth dates between January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012. See details below!

Our student-teacher ratio in Pre-School is 16:3. Lead Teachers have New York State certification in Early Childhood Education. Our program is fully licensed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

  • dual language


    This program incorporates learning goals of our other programs, with the additional purpose of developing children’s fluency in Spanish and English. The program utilizes specific techniques to support children’s language acquisition:

    • Immersion instruction in both languages
    • A print-rich classroom environment
    • Daily family involvement activities
    • Involving children with diverse language backgrounds

    This class will be held Monday through Friday. All children in the program are expected to have some basic exposure to both the Spanish and English languages. A parent interview with the Education Director is required for admission to the program.

    For more information on the program curriculum, policies, and pricing: Click here to print the 2014-15 dual language 3 year old registration form. You can also call our Family Services Coordinators at 718-457-0429.

  • full-day
  • summer
  • half-day

universal pre-kindergarten

The 82nd Street Academics UPK program is open to students who will turn four by December 31st of the current year. It is a FREE program sponsored by the New York City Department of Education; students are accepted without cost to the family.

UPK Registration is March 4th 2014 at 7am. Please be sure to bring the child's Birth Certificate & Vaccination Card.
Also, bring two proofs of address. more info

  • UPK

    The UPK program is open five days a week from Monday through Friday. 8:20AM -10:50AM, 8:30AM -11:00AM and 11:30AM -2:00PM

    Admission into the UPK program is limited. Registration begins in March for the school year starting the following September. Please call 82nd Street Academics to have your name placed on the waiting list or to find out more about upcoming Open House dates. Or click here if you would like to be contacted by a staff member. Someone on our staff will respond within one business day.

    The application for the 2012-13 school year will be available online after March 1.

  • dual language
  • kindergarten readiness
  • Parent Partnership

    Our approach with our families is to develop a partnership in our program where parents can fully participate in the learning process of their children.  All of our classrooms are equipped with cameras and audio capabilities so that parents can keep track of daily activities and be reassured that their child is in a safe environment where we are delivering on our program promises.  If questions or concerns do arise, our teachers answer their emails daily and turnaround initial responses within 24 hours.  Additionally, our teachers send out daily emails to inform parents about that day’s classroom activities and what steps parents can take at home to reinforce what was learned. 

  • Whole Child Approach
  • Individualized Instruction

3 yr old


half-day pre-school


full-day pre-school


dual language 3 yr old


4 yr old


dual language 4 yr old


UPK application.pdf


Kindergarten Readiness

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choosing a kindergarten for your child

  • Social-Emotional Health

    This area includes developing self-awareness, becoming more independent, taking personal responsibility in the school environment, and showing empathy for others. These skills are vital for future success in life.

  • Physical Development
  • Lang & Literacy Develp
  • Math & Cognitive Thinking

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