Focus on Bronx House

by NYC Firm Schools on April 7, 2012

Bronx House is a Jewish family services center located on Pelham Parkway and Wallace Avenue in the Bronx. The center offers services for the entire family.

Among its services include fitness and aquatics, youth sports, day camps, a school for performing arts, holiday camps, weekend programs, an after school program, universal pre-K, parents and toddlers program, programs for seniors, and a teens and tween program.

The Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten program offers arts and crafts, music, painting, indoor play, cooking lessons, physical education, dance, story time, and much more. Hours run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The parents and toddlers program provides sessions for 1 year olds and their parents to play together, paint, build blocks, and engage in other activities as well as a separate program for 2 year olds and one for 3 year olds. In the 3-year-old class students are given an introduction to preschool in a two hour class twice a week.

In the school of performing arts students learn how to play music and receive training on specific instruments such as cello, clarinet, recorder, saxophone, trombone, trumpets, drums and percussion, flute, guitar, violin, piano, and voice. There are also programs for musical theater. The focus is on providing students with technical training and in developing their artistic abilities. Semi-private lessons are also available.

The Bronx House’s after school program offers homework help, literacy training, swimming, dance, life and social skills training, special events, and more for all school age children.

For more information about the center’s programs, visit the Bronx House website.

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