welcome to discovery programs

An Upper West Side treasure offering children’s gymnastics, dance, preschool, sports, karate, music, art, early childhood classes, for NYC kids for over forty years. Discovery is dedicated to providing creative, nurturing and meaningful experiences that allow children to grow as active learners while engaging the entire family. Sign up today and experience for yourself our great teachers and inspirational programs that generations of families have loved and remember. call us 212.749.8717 visit us: 251 West 100th Street at West End Avenue New York, NY 10025

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bring on the boys!

Gym for Boys - kids gym class at Discovery Programs
Discovery is not just for girls! Gymnastics, sports and gym, and junior sports.

what parents say

“Discovery is like a breath of fresh air in the city! You just attract nice, down to earth people.”

“We’ve visited a lot programs, but your program has the most loving teachers! Everywhere else they tell us how much the kids will know when they leave, but you talk about learning to trust yourself, feeling secure, and having fun! That’s what we want.“

“She had a terrible separation experience and I was so nervous. But she did great here. You guys know what you’re doing!”

“The Discovery Almost on My Own pre-school program has been so much more than a ‘school’ for our daughter. We’ve felt welcomed into a family.”

“Baby Gym is a great, great program!! The instructors go out of their way to make each minute a positive experience. They really make it special.”

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meet our faculty and staff

discovery faculty staff august 2016


  • Giant Halloween PlayParks 10.31

    Join Discovery for open gym, art and prizes at our Halloween PlayPark sessions. Your sweet-toothed superheroes, dancers and tigers will have a blast at this spooktacular celebration!  $15…

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  • Discovery Programs Closings!

    As a reminder, Discovery will be closed (and classes will not be held) the following days: Monday Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 Tuesday Oct. 4, 11*, 18…

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  • Exciting Changes at Discovery!

    Dear Parents, I am pleased to announce our new Office Manager, Emma Ryals Ward.  Emma is a San Francisco native who recently graduated from Fordham University with a…

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the spark

  • The Spark – October Edition!

    We are already mid-way through October and we are just getting this newsletter out. With all of the holidays, we have been slowly adjusting to the new Fall schedule..

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  • Back to School Edition!

    Timi Mathai, EC Teacher - t’s that time of the year again, so long summer- hello school year! With school starting just around the corner, this can be a bittersweet time for you all; there is often so much to do ..

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