What Makes 82nd Street Academics Special

82nd Street Academics is a premier learning center in Jackson Heights in Queens. Parents enroll their children here for student development that makes every moment count. 82nd Street Academics grew out of the ministry of Community Church of Jackson Heights. They watched their children of many home languages struggle in school and harnessed resources and expertise to make a difference.

Learn more about what makes our educational programs at 82nd Street Academics so unique.

Jackson Heights is a mix of many cultures, family structures and economic backgrounds. Our students appreciate our diverse community and they experience that diversity not just as tolerance but joy.

Our programs have a mixture of ages and cultures and our staff speaks a total fo 18 different languages. The goal of all of our programs is to help students take early steps to college.

82nd Street Academics offers a series of link programs that bridge each child’s path to college. All of our programs emphasize social and emotional intelligence. We want our students to leave school every day hearing they are a special act of creation.

We incorporate confidence building and personal responsibility inot the curriculum with activities as simple as family-style meals and discussing emotions. Research shows that children who understand and accept their own emotions and their peers are better equipped for success.

Through word of mouth from parents, teachers, and the children themselves, the school programs quickly became known for excellence , homework help, and social emotional skills. 82nd Street Academics is a non-profit educational institution providing academic services to children aged 2-17 in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Understanding the Whole Child Approach

The whole child approach is crucial for positive early childhood education and development. With this approach, teachers design the learning experience specifically to support each student’s physical development, and social and emotional intelligence. The whole child approach also promotes each student’s cognitive development, mathematical understanding, language acquisition, and literacy development. Preschool programs and other child care programs that utilize the whole child approach ensure that every child is engaged and challenged, while feeling safe and supported.

Increasingly, more educational programs are adapting to the whole child approach because educators recognize that it helps lay a foundation for lifelong success. To implement a whole child approach, early childhood educators use adaptive lesson plans that integrate multiple curricular areas while allowing for personalized educational experiences.

At 82nd Street Academics , our educators believe the whole child approach gives our students the best head start in life. Call us today at (718) 457-0429 to find out about enrollment in our after school programs or preschool programs in NYC.