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I.S. 93 - Beacon/21st Century

66-56 Forest Avenue

Ridgewood, NY 11385 

Beacon Director: Sabrina Sierra
21st Century Director: Jaclyn Hogan
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After-school Programming

Mon.–Fri., 2:30pm–6pm

Grades served: 1+

21st Century

Mon.–Fri., 2:30pm–6pm

Grades served: 6th to 8th

& ESL:

  Mon., Tues. & Wed.


Weekend Programing:

   Saturday, 8am–3pm

Total Enrollment: 1500

The I.S. 93 Beacon program is a school based community center and safe haven for neighborhood youth and their families. We offer a wide range of comprehensive and multifaceted programs to NYC Residents school age through adulthood. The Beacon program provides services to over 1,500 people from the five boroughs annually. The program offers year round enrollment to all participants. 


The I.S. 93 Beacon program is staffed by teachers, college students and other support staff. The program offers opportunities for children and adults to express themselves through positive outlets such as community service projects, volunteering, arts programs, leisure activities and vocational endeavors. The Beacon program provides referrals, academic enhancement, life skills, career awareness, community building, recreational health and fitness, and culture/art activities. Please contact us for more information in regards to this program. 


The Beacon program operates Monday-Friday from 2:30PM-9PM and Saturday from 8:00AM-2:00PM. The Beacon program is also open most holidays during school closings.


In addition, the Beacon program offers a summer camp program from July-August. The summer camp enrolls over 200 children ages 6-13 years old. It provides educational and recreational activities culminating in an end-of-summer show. Breakfast and lunch are provided daily.

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Our program offers:


  • STEM

  • Homework Help/Tutoring

  • Team Sports

  • Dance

  • Culinary Arts 

  • Gymnastics

  • Cheerleading

  • Music Club

  • Service Learning 

  • Youth Council

  • Robotics

  • Gym

  • Video Game Tournaments
  • Art Studio

  • SHSAT Prep Courses

  • Career Readiness

  • Internship Opportunities 


  • Open Gym*

  • Cadet Navy Academy*

  • Boys/Girls Basketball*

  • ESL*

  • Teen Lounge* 

  • Paint Night*


*offered during evening hours.

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