Let’s learn, create, explore and build together!

Welcome! Our preschool program nurtures creativity, builds independence and promotes social skills. In our classroom children play, create and bond while developing important school readiness skills, self-esteem and creative thinking.

We offer 2 different class formats for preschool aged students. For students3-5 years old we have 45 minute drop-off Dalcroze Discovery, Piano Discovery and Arts Exploration classes. And for students 2-5 years we suggest our acclaimed 3 hour drop-off art and music immersion program, Arts Express Preschool.

Classes

  • Arts Express Preschool (2-5 years)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Music and art immersion drop-off program for preschool children incorporates Song Circle, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Visual Art, Free Play, Storytime, and Snack.


  • Creative Arts Club (5-12 years)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    In our after school program students embark on a magical art adventure.


  • Instrumental Music Lessons

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Rekindle an old passion or ignite a new one by learning to play a musical instrument! Flexible scheduling for all ages and levels available.


  • Creative Arts Club (5-12 years)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    In our after school program students embark on a magical art adventure.


  • Portfolio Development (11yrs & up)

    Monday

    Students learn the basic foundations of studio art and its wide expanse of mediums, further define their personal artistic voice, and come away with a portfolio of multiple solid works!


  • The Hang

    Friday

    Celebrate the end of the week with an after-work jazz session! Drinks, music, and good times. Fridays from 6-8pm.


  • Band Factory [Spring Break]

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Band Factory | 8 years & up Join a band coached by an experienced educator/ professional musician. Students will learn popular tunes and compose original songs while collaborating in a group of their peers. All levels, styles, and instruments welcome.


  • Explore! Music & Art [Spring Break]

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Explore! Music and Art | 3 to 5 years This 3 hour drop-off program incorporates music and art experiences each day. Children learn while having fun! Ask about our full day option.


  • Painted Sculpture Workshop [Spring Break]

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Students will combine painting and sculpture to create exciting hybrid artworks


  • Arts Express Pre-K

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Building upon our signature preschool drop-off program, PRE-K incorporates kindergarten readiness skills, integrated curriculum, and field trips along with our popular Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Visual Art classes.


  • Drawing, Painting & Collage (5-7 years)

    Thursday

    Students draw from observation and imagination while developing skills in composition, dimension and proportion


  • Private Instrumental and Voice Lessons (5 years and up)

    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    One-on-one lessons for students of all ages with a member of our world-class teaching faculty. All instruments and experience levels.


  • 72

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    Our award-winning teen program features workshop classes as well as Monthly Rock Shows for teen bands.


  • Portfolio Development (11yrs & up)

    Monday

    Students learn the basic foundations of studio art and its wide expanse of mediums, further define their personal artistic voice, and come away with a portfolio of multiple solid works!


  • Little Creators (16 months – 5 years)

    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

    Drop-in for a creative morning! Little Creators offers a place for children to explore first art experiences and make friends with no pre-registration necessary. This 90-minute class has both visual art and music & movement experiences!


  • Little Creators

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Upbeat music and art classes for toddlers with parent or caregiver.


  • Comic Book Workshop

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Ever dreamed of striking a pose on the catwalk in fashion that you designed? Learn the history of fashion, beautiful clothes, and design, construct, and style them for our very own fashion show.


  • Band Factory

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Upbeat music and art classes for toddlers with parent or caregiver.


  • Explore! Music I (16-36 months)

    Wednesday

    The first in our progressive Explore! music series, this 40 minute class for toddlers with parents/caregiver provides children with first experiences in music and movement while building social skills.


  • Piano Discovery: One Week Intensive [Spring Break]

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Introduction to instrumental music for the young beginner


  • Arts Medley – Toddlers with an Adult (16 – 36 months)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Nurture a love of music and art in your toddler with Church Street School’s acclaimed faculty. Access the full video library of 30 minute music and movement and art classes.


  • Summer Arts for Children (One-Week Camps)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Our summer drop-off program offers a fun, art filled day for little ones 3-5 years.


  • Art Laboratory [Election Day Special!]

    Tuesday

    Science surrounds so much of the art-making process and this special vacation program will explore dynamic, science-driven projects.


  • Partner Voice and Instrumental Lessons (5 years and up)

    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Two students share lesson time with their instructor. A great choice for a parent and child or best friends to learn together! All instruments and experience levels.


  • Piano Class (5 years and up)

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    This group instrumental class offers beginning piano instruction in a small group setting.


  • Sing and Dance with Richard Younger (16 months – 5 years)

    Saturday

    Join us every Saturday morning for this rocking drop-in class for families!


  • Drawing Technique (8yrs & up)

    Tuesday

    In our drawing studio, students work from observation and imagination to gain confidence in composition, perspective, rendering, scale and value.


  • Explore! Art I (16-36 months)

    Wednesday

    The first in our progressive Explore! Art series, this class for toddlers with a parent/caregiver provides students with developmentally appropriate art experiences while exploring various media and techniques.


  • Sing & Dance with Richard Younger (16 months – 5 years)

    Monday, Wednesday

    Our favorite human jukebox will get you singing and shaking it up to your favorite folk and rock music classics. Join this fun 30-minute class once or twice each week for the whole summer.


  • Guitar Class (7 years and up)

    Monday, Thursday

    This group instrumental class offers beginning guitar instruction in a small group setting.


  • Open Mic

    Thursday

    Join us the last Thursday of each month for a night of music and fun! Come play with a live band or sit back, relax & listen to the talented performers from your community.


  • 3D Building & Sculpture (5-7 years)

    Tuesday

    Students explore three-dimensional art in all forms!


  • Sewing & Textile Arts (6yrs & up)

    Monday

    Students work with diverse materials and learn new techniques of sewing, weaving and dying.


  • Inventive Theatre (7yrs & up)

    Wednesday

    Improvisational play is used to nurture creativity while improving confidence and sharing in the social bond of laughter.


  • Explore! Music II (3 – 5 years)

    Tuesday, Thursday

    The next in our progressive Explore! Music Series, this 45 minute music class expands upon the concepts introduced in Explore! Music I.


  • Four-day Intensive: Piano Discovery(4-6 years)

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    A fun intro to piano class for the young beginner!


  • Summer Arts for Children (3 – 5 years)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Facilitate your child’s creativity this summer! Each live zoom class includes Song circle, Visual Art, Music & Movement, Storytime.


  • Explore! Art II (3- 5 years)

    Tuesday

    The next in our progressive Explore! Art Series, in this 45 min class builds upon concepts introduced in Art I. Students explore color, shape, texture, design and form, becoming familiar with a variety of materials and techniques.


  • Violin Class (5 years and up)

    Thursday

    Students learn the basics of violin technique, including tone production, intonation, fingering and bowing.


  • Explore! Piano (4 – 5 years)

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    A fun intro to piano for the young beginner! Live instrumental play, games, sight-singing and whole-body movement. This intimate group class is designed as a starting point for your child’s musical journey. 


  • Explore! Music and Art at Asphalt Green BPC (NEW!)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    A new drop-off program in Battery Park City focusing on a curriculum in immersive arts education in for children ages 2 – 4!


  • Drumming of the World (5 years and up)

    Friday

    An in-depth group exploration of African, Brazilian, Latin rhythms and beyond.


  • Adult Chorus

    Wednesday

    Music soothes more than the soul, it’s good for your brain, your muscle coordination, your heart and your lungs too!


  • Summer Creative Arts Workshop (6-12 years)

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    An exciting arts summer program for kids 6-12 years.


  • Explore! Piano (4 -5 years)

    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

    Are you looking to EXPLORE further? Explore! Piano I is the perfect introduction to instrumental music for the young beginner.


  • Morning Movement (6 – 12 years)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    Stimulate your artistic brain with music and movement at the beginning of the day. Yoga, Pilates and Modern Dance. 


  • CSS Choristers (5-12 years)

    Monday

    Church Street School offers this free chorus for kids age 5 and up. A wide variety of repertoire will be covered and free concerts performed.


  • One Week Adventures in Art (6 – 12 years)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    Students will build, paint, write, play games, and more. Art lessons will be supplemented by movement, theatre, virtual field trips, and music workshops, leaving no creative possibility unexplored!


  • Band Factory (8 years and up)

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Join CSS’s Band Factory. For kids ages 8 and up, all levels, all styles of music.


  • Studio Art (6 – 12 years)

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    From painting to sculpture to digital art, this summer, Studio Art classes will unleash your imagination and creativity!


  • Group Instrumental Classes (6 – 12 years)

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    Our small group instrumental classes allow each student to grow their understanding and technical abilities while exploring the fun of music making! Group classes include Piano Class, Guitar Class, and Group Percussion.


  • Summer Songwriting Master Class (12 – 16 years)

    Tuesday

    Students dive into the art of song using both live instruments and loops, analyze songs from a wide spectrum of styles, and explore key elements such as arranging, harmonizing melodies, adding back-up vocals, and more.


  • Explore! Dramatic Arts (13 – 17 years)

    Tuesday, Thursday

    From imagination to reality, students will learn how to experience lives from different perspectives, and create a world to tell stories of our own.


  • Instrumental Lessons (6 years – Adult)

    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Explore a new instrument or further your practice this summer! Flexible music lessons scheduled on an individual basis. Choose piano, guitar, bass, strings, drums, woodwinds, bass, or voice.