It's time to register for Winter Programs! January registration is now open and we've rounded up great after-school programs for kids. Many businesses are still temporary closed due to the Ontario-wide January 2021 lockdown, so check back often as we'll be updating this guide and adding more Winter Programs as they become available. Check websites for final details as information may also change due to current lockdown.
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Academics and Enriched Learning
Book Smart Tutors Inc.
- Online Programs or 1 on 1 in-person
Book Smart Tutors Inc. provides affordable one-on-one tutoring service in the comfort of your home and online across the Greater Toronto Area. Our tutors follow the provincial school curriculum and we offer customized tutoring programs for all subjects from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Tutors for College and university subjects are also available. Packages start at $160/month with no contract or registration fees.
Brain Power Enrichment Programs Ltd.
- Online Programs
Don't know what to do this winter? Do you want to boost your brilliant children's grammar, public speaking, language arts, math, or spatial reasoning skills? Well... Brain Power continues enriching students with its award-winning program during the winter season! Let the snow fall and the brains grow!
House of Child Development
- 9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan, ON L6V 3C7
The House of Child Development offers in-home and school programs for kids ages 3-5. Our courses are customized for children with Autism, ADHD, and other learning disabilities to develop independence and sustained well-being. When you enroll your child in one of our personalized programs, you start them on a journey that will ultimately lead them to personal discovery and allow them to reach their full potential. Activities include: Cooking, Social skills groups, Arts and Crafts, STEM and Animal Therapy.
- Online Classes
Registrations are now open! We offer full immersion French and Spanish programs for children online. Using the Magic-Languages curriculum and methodology, our programs provide everything needed to allow your children to immerse themselves in their new language at least 3 times a week. We believe that consistency is the key to learning a new language, and Magic-Languages Online allows children to make French or Spanish a regular part of their routine – reinforcing their learning, and increasing their exposure and results. In addition to our regular program, we also offer homework support for students in French Immersion programs as well as in regular programs. Contact us for more information.
The Math Guru
- Virtual Tutoring
Don’t let your child fall behind during these crazy times. Our virtual back-to-school math & science tutoring programs will keep them on track and motivated all year long no matter what-mester you're in! Taught by young, fun and inspiring tutors, Kindergarten to grade 12 courses. Flexible hours and available 7 days a week. 1 on 1 & group sessions are available. Contact us at email@example.com or give us a call at 647-362-1883 today to learn more.
Mentorhood Math Canada
- Online Programs
Mentorhood Online Classes provide opportunities for children around the world to learn, play and explore Math through interactive games and visualization methods, including the world-renowned Singapore Math Modelling method. We offer group and one-on-one classes based on students' needs and abilities. Based on Ontario and other international Curriculums, students’ learning journey begins with the concrete and pictorial stages, followed by the abstract stage to enable them to learn mathematics meaningfully. Students are provided with different visual ways of looking at math with the bar modelling approach. This approach encourages advanced (higher-order) thinking process, communication of mathematical ideas and problem solving. Our students come from Canada, U.S., U.K., Hong Kong, Australia and South Korea.
The Academy by The Princeton Review
- Online Programs
Welcome to The Academy by The Princeton Review! The Academy is syllabus-driven academic prep, designed for ambitious students who want to get and maintain an academic edge. We have online courses in Algebra, Geometry, and Grammar, with more subjects coming soon! These courses are meant to supplement school courses and give students that extra advantage. Our program includes: 32 hours of live instruction, all the books you need, and gives you access to your online tools for one year. With small class sizes and our most experienced instructors, we will help you get your "A" so you can get into your first-choice school when the time comes.
Spirit of Math Schools
Spirit of Math is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the new virtual online courses starting in January 2021! There are 3 main virtual online courses that were introduced earlier this school year. These courses are designed for the virtual experience, addressing the needs of high performers and those looking for more help with math. Students from all over the world are welcome to enrol and benefit from these exciting, online teacher-led courses.
Spirit of Math Schools Free Trial Class
Experience Canada’s Premier After-School Program & discover how we Release the Genius in every child®. With over 30 years of success, Spirit of Math is an innovative leader in after-school mathematics education addressing the needs of high-performing students in more than 40 campuses across Canada and Pakistan. Try an online class for Free at Spirit of Math for students in SK - Grade 11. An opportunity to experience its unique curriculum with FREE hands-on and interactive online participation. Offer valid from Jan 3rd – February 13th, 2021. Reserve your spot today!
Arts and Leisure
Avenue Road Arts School
- Virtual Programs
ONLINE classes offer a safe way to experience the arts. Students receive individual attention, while experiencing the benefits of arts education and the stimulation of working with a qualified and passionate arts educator. A large roster of classes, with offerings for a range of levels and ages awaits you.
- In-person and Online
Toronto’s leading Performing Arts School producing over 20 musicals annually. Offering in person and online classes in music theatre, voice, piano, guitar, dance, acting, songwriting, camps and birthday parties! Limited spaces available for our Spring 2021 musical: The Addams Family. For ages 7-18. Submit your audition today!
Centauri Arts Academy
- In-Class + Virtual Programs
- 2323 Bloor St West, Unit 218A (2nd floor), Toronto, ON M8X 1E9
Join Centauri Arts for virtual and in-person courses, after school and weekends: acting, creative writing, film-making, art, photography and more! Centauri also offers an accelerated English program for gifted language learners and English tutoring for grades 4-12 needing academic support. Our knowledgeable, qualified instructors offer inspiration, creativity and fun!
Creative Genius Art Academy
- In-person + Online Classes
- 8110 Birchmount Rd, Unit 3, Markham, ON L3R 9X3
Whether you’re looking for art lessons for your young child, teen, or for yourself, we have a class that’s right for you. At Creative Genius Art Academy, we know that each person has an artist within, whatever their circumstances may be. Art has the unique ability to boost confidence through creative expression while also learning new skills. We offer instruction in a range of traditional mediums including painting, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture, as well as digital mediums such as drawing on the iPad and sculpting in VR. All instruction is provided through classes that are tailored for each age group and skill set. We offer BOTH virtual and in person classes.
DaCosta Magic’s School of Magic
- Online Classes
Join DaCosta Magic’s School of Magic for its 4th season of classes. Classes offered for ages 6 and up, with several levels and varieties of magic for aspiring magicians to choose from. Our season of magic will begin in January and will be based online. To find more information or to register your child please visit us online or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun With Music Together
Online Music Classes for the Whole Family! With Music Together® Online, you’ll have access to the same high-quality music and movement curriculum loved by millions of families and teachers around the world—from home! Like all our classes, Music Together Online is designed to teach the way young children learn: through play. During each online music class, your teacher will lead music activities for the whole family to sing, play, and jam along to and show you how to make everyday items like dish towels, pots, and stuffies into musical props. Even though your teacher is on the screen, each class has been designed as an active music-making experience for little ones and their grownups. All classes will use the award-winning songs from one of our 12 song collections.
Get Low Dance
We are not your typical Dance Studio! As Dance Educators, we are passionate on educating the children about culture through traditional dance styles, themes and dance games. We will be offering Virtual Dance Classes Weekly: Dance Classes on Zoom; Provided activities to work on individually; Interactive Instructor; Open to All Levels. This Winter we will be taking the children through a variety of dance styles to prepare them to Rock in a Virtual Dance Concert! A Junior program is available for 3-6 years and a Senior Program is available for 7-10 years. Winter term runs January 7th to June 24th, 2021. Includes FREE T-Shirt & Dance Prop, and Highlight Video Recording of Dance Concert.
The Institute For The Performing Arts
- In-Class + Virtual Programs
- Unit 16 - 120 Woodstream Boulevard, Woodbridge, ON L4L 7Z1
The Institute For The Performing Arts (TIFTPA) is a creative and educational hub for Theatre, Music, Musical Theatre and Dance, allowing for a collaborative and individualized approach. Virtual and in-person sessions are available in both group and private lessons. Supported by professional and experienced mentors, paired with our innovative and comprehensive programs, kids, teens and adults are provided with the edge they need to compete and withstand the vigorous journey they have ahead of them in the performing arts.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
- In-person Classes + Online
- 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0
These popular children’s art classes offer a creative exploration of various art mediums, encourage skill development, cultivate art appreciation and introduce children to the art of Canada through in-gallery activities. Facilitated by professional art instructors, children will be divided into age-appropriate groups to be determined upon registration. Please note that Saturdays at the McMichael classes will be delivered virtually until we are able to safely provide in-person sessions.
Rockstar Music Central
- In-person and Virtual programs
Choose your instrument and discover a new way to learn music, with in-home and online one-on-one music lessons for all instruments and all ages. Visit our website to schedule a free trial with a Rockstar instructor today! Visit us online or give us a call!
Rooks to Cooks
- Virtual Programs
Rooks to Cooks has got you covered this Winter with a wide array of delicious virtual Cooking Classes! Keep kids busy, engaged and learning with fun and fascinating cooking & baking programs offered after-school and weekends. Children will eat up our cozy winter recipes and enjoy interacting with peers online!
The Smart Cookies
- Virtual Programs
The Smart Cookies offers affordable, virtual live after-school courses for children between 6-12 years. Our programs follow the provincial curriculum and are taught by trained learning coaches. We run small-group classes to ensure individual attention and team-work. Our programs appeal to the natural curiosity of kids and teach critical life-skills! Project-based learning with fun activities! Get 20% off with code: KIDS20.
Young People’s Theatre Winter Drama School
We’re excited to offer more virtual drama. Led by an experienced faculty of professional artist educators, our priority is to create safe and fun spaces for kids to grow, learn, express themselves and find community. YPT has adapted its historic theatre with newly converted live-stream studios where many of its drama classes are broadcast live. We can’t wait to see everyone again, and to welcome new students – wherever you are – to our classes!
Sports and Wellness Programs
- In-person Classes
- 3 location: Burlington, Newmarket and Vaughan
Gymalaya offers recreational gymnastics classes with state-of-the-art equipment designed specifically for young children. We have made our Winter Session classes accessible to all! Please note that we have combined a few age groups, as well as made class sizes smaller to ensure physical distancing at all times. Sessions are 50 minutes in lengths so that we have an appropriate amount of time to sanitize the gym before the next class begins. Smaller classes mean limited space! Make sure to register ASAP through the link above to claim your spot! Start date will be determined once York Region Lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Northern Karate Schools
- Multiple GTA Locations + Online Classes
Northern Karate Schools is the GTA’s number 1 Martial Arts Education Centre. Serving Kids and Adults, Monday to Saturday! This Fall, Northern Karate Schools is offering the following programs: Back to school karate/fitness classes for children, teens and adults; Zoom classes online; In Dojo classes; or a Combo off all! Serving Willowdale/Thornhill East/Markham West/North York. Visit our website to find out more.
Shadow Water Polo Club
- 3 Scarborough Locations
The Shadow Water Polo Club in Scarborough was founded in 1995. It is a non-profit club and is operated by parent volunteers. The water polo program at Shadow has been crafted and nourished over time to bring out the best in every child. The Shadow Water Polo Club is a full–service club dedicated not just to competitive success at the very highest levels, but to the personal growth and fulfillment of children at all levels. As eager as our coaches are to develop provincial, national and world-class athletes, we also pride ourselves in our ability to offer great programs in competitive and recreational water polo. We offer five programs, each with different skill and commitment requirements: Mini Water Polo, Pre-Competitive, Competitive, High Performance, Recreational/High School. You can try us out for free!
Shining Stars Swim School
- 2 GTA Locations
Shining Stars Swim School is your premier swim lesson provider for all ages! We offer a Unique Survival-First Approach to Swimming Lessons paired with a Perpetual Program. Our perpetual program brings a positive approach to swimming lessons! At Shining Stars Swim School, we celebrate every accomplishment, big or small! We have two locations: Highway 6 between Guelph and Hamilton and Mississauga Square One Area. We offer a wide range of programs in group, semi-private, or private classes with afterschool, weekend and daytime homeschool options.Register at Shining Stars and give your child the gift of water safety!
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
- Online and In-Person Classes
- 1370 Don Mills Rd., Unit 2, Toronto, M3B 3N7
Budding Genius Academy Winter Programs
- Online Programs
We offer many courses and programs for children of all ages. We are the world most innovative program for students! Since our launch, we have been offering more activities than any other learning program. Offering multiple activities such as exploring science, technology, engineering, math and art to the maximum. Group classes and one on one sessions. New! University Prep courses in Math and Physics for high school students.
- Virtual Classroom
Add a little fun, structure and STEAM to your child's schedule this Winter and Spring! At The Curiosity Lab, we offer 1 on 1, private, exclusive virtual classes. Ages 6 -18 +, any level welcome! No experience necessary. Enrichment students welcome! Choose daily or weekly private virtual classes. Focusing on Excellence in Education, we offer customized classes in the following areas: Game Development, Coding, Artificial Intelligence, Minecraft, Minecraft + (science, math, physics, language), Animation, Graphic Design, Web Development and much more!
Daniels Minecraft Program - Winter 2021
- Daniels Faculty
Daniels Minecraft program uses your participant’s love of Minecraft to explore architecture and design, while building teamwork and communication skills. Our program is streamed into two levels where participants develop the fundamentals of visual thinking, urban planning and gaming while creating their own worlds, games and elaborate environments in Minecraft.
- In-Person & Virtual Programs
We strive to help kids be better prepared for a future full of endless possibilities. Located in Thornhill, we have a dedicated and fully equipped STEM Studio offering students a wide range of robotics, 3D printing, coding and other platforms and technologies to explore their interests, ignite their creativity, and build new skills. Studio programs are open to kids 5 – 13 yrs. Ask about a Free trial. To reach students from the comfort of their home we have over 20 virtual classes that include: Python coding, Scratch coding, video game design (i.e., Roblox Studio, Makecode, Bloxels), digital animation, mobile app design, website design, YouTube Channel creation, digital sculpting, Amazon Alexa skill development and much more. Virtual classes are open to kids 7 – 13 yrs. Visit our website for schedule.
Explorum Afterschool Workshops in French
Hey kids! Learn French the FUN way! Virtual hands-on Science, DIY Arts, Magic, Yoga and Speak French workshops you can do from the comfort and safety of your kitchen… the ideal solution to keep you occupied while your parents carry on with their busy lives.
Mad Science Toronto
- Virtual Programs
Same Great Mad Science Experience, Only Virtually! We want to ensure that kids have access to fun and educational STEM programs while stuck at home. We offer engaging and interactive virtual after-school programs, camps, birthday parties and workshops. We are striving to provide not only an awesome experience, but content that can also be self-guided by students to offer parents a much needed break from the rigorous requirements of managing their child's learning and life at home.
The Maker Bean Cafe
- In-person Programs
- 1052 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON M6H 1M3
Start or continue your child’s journey of learning, fun & friendship! Have your kids join our community of young makers as they learn new tech skills & have fun! Our 7-week tech camps will have them learn laser cutting, 3D printing, coding and other skills as they work towards a final project. First session starts January 7! For kids 6-12 years old, both experienced & new makers.
- Virtual Programs
Our mission is to entertain, teach and inspire kids with the wonder of programming and robotics! For Kids, by Kids - Nat's Robotics Academy is a company run by kids, for kids who are enthusiastic about Science and Technology! Because we are also kids, we understand our public very well! Our workshops are virtual, so you can connect with us from anywhere in the world! Please note that we use Eastern Time for our workshops. Our coding programs are customized for different age groups, ranging from 7 years old. Learn how to program video games with Java Script, CSS and HTML, learn Python, or if you are under 9, learn block coding. All you need is a computer, Internet access, a Gmail account, and a desire to create!
Snapology North York
- In-person Class + Virtual Programs
- Serving Toronto, North York, Scarborough and surrounding areas
Do you have a LEGO® fan at home? Snapology North York teaches STEAM skills and Robotics principles using LEGO® building bricks. We provide parents with flexible & educational virtual and in-person programs. We offer a wide variety of themes: Pokemon®, Minecraft®, Roblox®, Megamachines, Superstructures, Gamebots, Robopets, Combat Robots and many more! Explore a hands-on experience supported by a curriculum that's been proven to engage children due to our three core components: Academic Enrichment, Social development and FUN!
The STEAM Project
Looking for a fun & hands-on virtual STEAM program? You’ve found it! Build projects and learn from the comfort of home while following along with live instructors! Designed by Ontario Certified high school teachers at Richmond Hill's #1 STEAM program. Programs include material and electronics kits PLUS Free Canada-wide Shipping.
The STEAM Project
- In-Person at Main Campus & Makerspace
- 561 Edward Ave. Unit 1, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 9W6
Join us at Richmond Hill's #1 Youth Makerspace where students work with tools and tech to learn in a hands-on way. Learn to use advanced technology such as robots, 3D printers, and more! Get ahead of the curriculum while still having fun! Designed by Ontario Certified High School Teachers.
Stem for Kids GTA
- Virtual Programs
Our Instructor-Led Online Classes are delivered to you by our trained STEM Coaches from Ontario. Classes are offered in Python Programming, Game and Animation Lab, Website Design Lab, Robotics, Advanced Electronics, Math Foundation Program and Advanced Math Fun Club. Introductory Offer with Toronto4Kids: 6 Classes for $100 CAD (Use Code SFKT4KINT).
Check back often! This guide will be updated throughout Winter.