After School Activities in Northeast Ohio

After School Activities in Northeast Ohio

Between sports, performing arts, tutoring and more, there are many options for activities to fill your child’s time after the last school bell rings. Check out the following programs that are designed to fit into a student’s schedule after school.



Akron Area YMCA
Back to school means back to the YMCA. Whether you’re in search of quality early care and education, before/after school help or a dive back into swim lessons and youth sports, the Y is part of the plan for your family. Visit to find a Y near you. Financial assistance available.

Akron Artworks
Akron ArtWorks, a family-owned art studio, offers fine art instruction and therapeutic groups for children, teenagers and adults. The studio’s teaching philosophy emphasizes the artistic process, teaching students to focus on exploration during skill development, so that the final product can be a true expression of their unique point of view. 1720 Merriman Road, 330-983-9983,

BW Community Arts School
The BW Community Arts School (CAS) provides a wide array of programming to students of all abilities in the areas of dance, music, theatre and visual art. Participants will become part of an inspirational arts community that celebrates, explores and connects individual ability with pathways for artistic growth. Baldwin Wallace University, 275 Eastland Road, 440-826-2365, [email protected],

Cleveland City Dance
You will love watching your child’s eyes sparkle with delight as they experience the magic of dance in nurturing and inspiring classes. Limited class sizes will offer personal attention, building confidence, poise, technique and camaraderie in classes for boys and girls, ages 3 and up. Performance opportunities throughout the year. 216-295-2222,

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
Opti-Speech technology provides a three-dimensional image of the tongue on a video screen. Created through tiny sensors placed on the tongue, the visual input can be helpful for individuals with speech sound errors — such as difficulty with the “R” sound — who are not making progress with traditional treatment. Opti-Speech is offered only at Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center.

College Colleagues
College Colleagues features expert 1:1 K-Adult Tutoring & Academic Coaching in an inviting learning center in Middleburg Heights. Take your reading, mathematics, writing, science, test prep or study skills to the next level! Art enrichment classes also available. Consultations are always free! 216-978-6524, 

Etiquette Consulting Services
Good behavior opens doors. Etiquette Consulting Services’ programs for children and teens focus on skills to help them succeed in the classroom, at home, on the job and with peers. Application of these skills leads to increased opportunities, greater confidence and improved self-esteem. 216-292-8888,

Fine Arts Association
The Fine Arts Association, a community arts center serving Northeast Ohio, offers all arts under one roof: visual arts, music, dance, theater and creative therapies. FAA’s mission is to enhance lives through arts education, therapies, performance, partnerships and advocacy. FAA offers more than 100 programs, workshops, camps, events, concerts and over 50 performances annually. 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, 440-951-7500, 

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio
At Girl Scouts, girls practice important life skills and develop the confidence they need to create their own success — whatever that looks like to them. They’ll receive the support of an inclusive network of girls and women who champion every girl’s potential to do amazing things. Join now at!

Goldfish Swim School
Goldfish Swim School provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years in a unique setting with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (4:1 student to teacher ratio), shiver-free 90-degree pools, open enrollment, flexible scheduling and a generous make-up policy. Goldfish also offers weekly family swims and party packages. Cleveland East Side, 216-364-9090; Fairview Park, 440-333-5393; Hudson, 234-380-4400; North Canton, 330-822-6921;

Huntington Learning Center
With locations in Broadview Heights, Mentor and University Heights, Huntington Learning Center provides individualized tutoring for K-12 students to help them succeed in school with reading, phonics, writing, math and study skills, as well as exam prep services for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, ISEE, HSPT, ASVAB and more. 1-800-CAN-LEARN,

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
Students in kindergarten through fifth grade get their daily dose of science and nature at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s Explorers Club (K-2) and Forest Guardians (3-5)! Explore Huntington Reservation, learn from wildlife rehabilitation experts and tour the universe with resident astronomers. Take part in experiments using hands-on scientific equipment and STEM engineering tools. 28728 Wolf Road, Bay Village, 440-871-2900,

Gear up for school with Mathnasium! Does your child have the skills and confidence they need to succeed? Mathnasium makes the difference as the authority in math education, with more than 1,000 learning centers worldwide. Expert instructors use customized learning plans to help them start off strong and achieve their academic goals! 

Thrive Arts Center
Your child is wonderfully unique and has so much to share! You’ll love how Thrive Arts Center’s passionate and experienced teachers value each student for who they are, and inspire them to follow their dreams. Your child will thrive in its purposeful instruction, ensuring that each learning experience is a perfect fit. Your child’s development and joy is the number one priority! Kindermusik — dance — art — music lessons. 2019 Parent Choice Awards Winner. 23600 Commerce Park, Beachwood, 216-991-1063,

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