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School Year Programs

As part of Spring Academy’s offerings, we invite you to select from a wide range of programs for every age:

Transition (1 – 2 ½ years old)

This is a wonderful place for your young children to begin their educational journey. Spring Academy offers a warm, nurturing, and safe home-away-from-home for very young children. We engage your children in stimulating activities to help them develop socially and cognitively.  We also have a quiet room designated expressly for nap time.

Primary (2 ½ years old – 5 years old)

For our Primary program, we apply a Montessori Method to teaching also known as a whole child approach. We know that gifted children are more than their academic achievements. Although intellectual development is essential, we also strive to foster social, emotional, cognitive and physical development that promotes creativity, curiosity, individuality and social growth for our students. This is what we mean by the “whole child approach.”  We work on language development activities based on the Montessori Method, hand crafts, gross motor play, indoor and outdoor recreation, creative movement and music with our Enrichment programs. Our warm, loving staff is integral to the success of our program. They are skilled professionals who offer children affection, compassion and guidance. The intimacy of our preschool allows parents and teachers to work together in the best interest of each individual child.

Chinese Immersion (2 1/2 years old – 6 years old)

Studies have found that language immersion programs, where at least 50 percent of the time students spend learning a secondary language, work wonders in developing students’ language fluency, cognitive development and academic skills.

For Chinese Immersion, we build in the Montessori philosophy through the language of Mandarin Chinese and also teach Chinese culture. Our goal is to train our children to master the complicated yet most popular language from an early age, thus prepare them to be global citizens. There is also an option for students to take half day Montessori sessions and half day Chinese Immersion sessions daily.

Spanish Immersion (2 ½ years old – 6 years old)

For Spanish Immersion, we build in Montessori philosophy through Spanish, as well as teach Spanish culture. Our goal is to train our children to master another popular language from an early age, thus prepare them to be global citizens. There is also an option for students to take half day Montessori sessions and half day Spanish Immersion sessions daily.

After School (5 years old – 13 years old)

Our After-School programs not only help children excel academically and develop life-long skills, but assist them in discovering their true talents. Our enrichment programs include Homework Club, foreign language, and many other optional programs. Our development programs include ballet/Chinese dance, art, chess, Karate, music, and vocal instruction.

We offer school bus pick-ups directly from your child’s school! (Please call us to find out if your child’s school is on our bus route.)  Our After School program gives you peace of mind as you know your children are in good hands while enhancing their academic skills and developing life-long talents.

Included Programs:

Homework Help – Assists students in completing their school assignments.

Foreign Languages – Provides one daily session in Chinese language and additional practice

Math Skill Drills – Provides additional math practices and helps students advance their math skills

Chinese Club and Art Classes – The Chinese Club helps students gain insights into Chinese culture. Art classes are taught by professional art teachers and make the after school program more enjoyable while developing creativity.

Gym/Game Play – Provides children the opportunity for exercise, physical activity and fun!

Optional Programs:

Subject Math – Helps preview/expedite math subject learning such as Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, etc.

English Reading/Writing Workshops – This is an effective, systematic method of teaching students the essential ELA skills and advance their levels. It’s designed to help students score higher on Standardized Tests. Past PARCC test results have proved the high effectiveness of our program.

Olympiad Math – Stimulates enthusiasm for mathematics while fostering creativity and ingenuity.  These are professional classes designed to prepare students for National Olympiad Math Competitions.

Karate – by Karate World (Kenilworth). These are formal classes with level tests and student wear karate gis. Promotes concentration, discipline, strength and spirit.

Chess –Taught by Master Arthur.  Students train to be more strategic and competitive.

*Karate and Chess classes are offered on weekdays; other classes offered both on weekdays and on Saturday mornings.

Extra-Curricular (All ages)

Our extra-curricular programs allow children a chance to explore and develop a special skill or interest.  We offer a wide range of classes taught by highly trained professionals.  Some of our offering include: Chess, Karate, Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance.


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  • Monday7am - 6pm
  • Tuesday7am - 6pm
  • Wednesday7am - 6pm
  • Thursday7am - 6pm
  • Friday7am - 6pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
Weekdays extends to 6:30pm
Garwood and Warren: Saturday 9-2pm