a co-ed, independent, inclusion school for grades k-12

Extended Day and After-School

Boy Playing ChessThe IDEAL School provides a safe, nurturing, and fun space in its extended day program once the academic day ends. IDEAL offers two distinct after-school programs for students in the Lower and Upper Schools.

Kids Creative

The IDEAL School partners with Kids Creative to offer after-school enrichment courses and supervised play for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Kids Creative has been running after-school programs throughout New York City for more than 16 years and offers a variety of organized activities including dance, chess, theatre, music, and various sports. They also offer supervised free play for students who are interested in a more open-ended after school experience. Kids Creative supports our mission by building our students’ confidence and by encouraging them to bring all aspects of their identities to the table in creative ways.

For more information, please visit Kids Creative at www.kidscreative.org/ideal-after-school.

After-School Clubs

We offer Tae Kwon Do and Mandarin Chinese clubs to our students at no additional charge. Our Mandarin Chinese club allows interested students to extend the study of the language and culture of China in their after-school setting. Tae Kwon Do club offers an opportunity for students to work on physical coordination while benefiting from a group activity experience and the structure of a martial arts class.

Learning Center

Our Learning Center is available to students in third to fifth grades Monday through Thursday. Students have the opportunity to work on homework, get extra help in academic subjects, read in a cozy corner, or receive additional support, enrichment, and resources, such as study skills classes.