Brainy Academy offers a programs and classes for children ages 2 to 12.
Our flagship program Brainy Steps allows children who are 2 and 3 years old to smoothly transition from home to school environment. In Brainy Steps we work with the individual child helping them to gently separate from parent, increase attention span and introduce them to our group classrooms. The student then continues to attend 2 hour Montessori classes up to 5 times per week until he or she is ready for full time pre-school or is ready to start our pre-kindergarten program.
Our pre-kindergarten program offers a Montessori based curriculum and includes gifted and talented preparation.
We offer private tutoring for children ages 6 to 12 in English and math, and private gifted and talented preparation for kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades.
We offer Lego classes and Lego birthday parties.
In the summer we offer academic summer camp alternative. An academic enrichment program of 3 hours a day for grades pre-k to 6th grade. This program allows our student to beat summer brain drain and combines a strong academic curriculum with flexible attendance options and low pricing.
Because Brainy Academy strives to be part of the community we often offer free and low cost community events, such as book clubs, breast feeding support group, information sessions for new parents, and the like.
Every location is unique and strives to serve the community in which it is located. Every Brainy Academy owner chooses from a variety of programs to create a unique menu of options that are beneficial to the parents and children in their community. To learn more about the classes and programs offered in Brainy Academy in your neighborhood please contact the location directly.
Brainy Academy was created based on one simple premise – a great education, starting in early childhood is not a privilege, but a right. Our centers are based around a progressive, child centered philosophy. At Brainy Academy chronological age doesn’t matter as much as a child’s willingness to learn. Testing is less important than true growth. We believe that the reason why Montessori Education was never patented by Dr. Maria Montessori because she wanted everyone to be able to access it, not just the privileged few. The world becomes a better place with every child educated in a peaceful, loving philosophy that allows them to grow as fast as their natural abilities will take them. We believe that tutoring should be done by professional, certified educators capable of altering every session to suit the child’s specific needs. We do not believe in workbook or drill based approach, we emphasize learning by understanding in both our group settings and private sessions.
Students attend our centers up to 3 hours a day, up to 5 times a week. Our programs have only two primary concerns- intellectual and social growth of every one of our students. Because we do not focus on basic childcare concerns such as feeding, sleeping, toileting, outside time, etc we are able to devote more time and resources to training our staff to attend to our two primary goals. Because the children do not spend a full day in our centers, we are able to charge a lot less per month than many of other similar learning institutions, while providing smaller classrooms and a very high quality education. Our classes are offered in the morning, afternoon and on the weekends to accommodate both stay at home parents, parents with full time childcare and full time working parents.
We offer customized educational solutions for children ages 2 to 12 including, but not limited to private tutoring, Montessori classes, preparation courses, workshops and much more. Every center is operated to serve the specific community it is located in, so course selection varies. For specific classes available in the center nearest to you please contact the centers directly.
Montessori Method of education was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori over a hundred years ago, and since its development it has come to be known as the premier method of education for young children. At Brainy Academy our highly trained teachers use a combination of Montessori Method, bilingual education research and a proprietary Brainy Academy methodology to teach young children reading, writing, a second language and critical thinking skills. Our primary area of responsibility is on teaching how to think and process information with facts acquisition (learned knowledge) being a close second. Our classrooms utilize a wealth of traditional Montessori materials and combine those with learning tools developed specifically for Brainy Academy students.
Our private Montessori sessions are a way to gently transition a child from the familiar environment of his or her home into a group environment. In private Montessori sessions teacher works one on one with the student, helping develop their academic and socio-emotional skills. If a child is uncomfortable in a new group environment the parent or caretaker is encouraged to stay in the classroom until the child chooses to allow the caretaker to leave. Children who have trouble in group settings learn proper modeling and behavioral skills from our experienced instructors and transition into a group environment when they are ready.
June 1st, 2014
Brainy Academy is currently enrolling students for Brainy Steps program. This program allows children born in 2011 and 2012 to gently separate from their parent and to become comfortable in a group learning environment. Students enrolled in Brainy Steps experience very little anxiety during their transition from home to school. Students tend to enjoy increased attention span and a smooth transition.
July 22nd, 2013
Summer Program is currently in session! Summer classes (up to 3 hours a day) are for children ages 2 to 12. In our Summer Program students learn all the skills necessary for a successful academic year ahead. Summer Program are run by highly qualified, certified school teachers and offer flexible schedule, inexpensive pricing, and very high quality preparation for school year. For more information please contact the location of your choice.
June 15th, 2013
Welcome Park Slope! Our brand new and beautiful Park Slope Location is now open. Brainy Academy of Park Slope offers Montessori classes and private tutoring, private and group tutoring in Math and English for children ages 6 and up, academic summer program, birthday parties and so much more. For full schedule information please visit our Park Slope location!
Do you love education? Would you like a career that allows you to enrich children’s lives, fulfill a vital need in your community and offer a flexible work schedule? Do you have children of your own and would you like to be able to bring them to work with you every day? If you answered yes to these questions than opening a Brainy Academy location maybe for you. Brainy Academy was created because we believe all children deserve high quality Montessori education and premium academic services. Our corporate offices will help you provide these high quality services, in a job you’ll love, that will also allow you to spend time with your own children. We will help you with the following:
- Find and build out a suitable location
- Hire and train Montessori and traditional teachers
- We will provide you with curriculum, lesson plans and many other materials you will need.
- Create advertising and marketing campaigns and tap into students in need of services in your community
- Manage your website and your database information
- And provide ongoing training to your staff
If you’d like to learn more about opening a Brainy Academy in your area please call our corporate offices at (347) 450 3123