2022 Back to School Activity Guide! - Westport Moms

2022 Back to School Activity Guide

While back to school means end of summer, It also means FALL is around the corner, and it’s time to think about ways to keep your kids active, stimulated, and creating! We are so lucky there are so many amazing programs (think music, sports, the arts, and more) all available locally! Check some of these out, and get moving!


Ages: 4 years old through adult
About: Since 1987, Crystal Theatre has been Fairfield County’s leading performance arts center for children. Our rehearsal spaces and theatre are located in the Ben Franklin Community Center in historic South Norwalk, CT. Students who join us for our many show classes and workshops improve their singing, acting, and dancing and get to put on a fully costumed musical for family and friends. Our new community theatre, Crystal Community Theatre offers the town a tuition-free community theatre that brings our award-winning original productions to adults in lower Fairfield County.

Phone: (203) 858-2709 | Email: [email protected]


Ages: Kids and adults
About: Earthplace is committed to building passion and respect for the natural world. We offer nature programs for families, kids, and adults, such as canoe paddles, family campfires and animal encounters. Explore the trails through our 62-acre wildlife sanctuary and meet our 50+ animal ambassadors, including our birds of prey!
Phone: (203) 557-4400 | Email: [email protected]

Website: www.goldfishswimschool.com
Ages: 4 Months – 12 Years Old (and their Parents)

About: Goldfish Swim School is proud to provide state-of-the-art aquatic swimming facilities that are dedicated to indoor swim classes and programs for children, ages 4 months and up. From Jump Start Clinics to our competitive team known as Swim Force, we’re committed to helping your child develop important life skills so he or she can make waves in life. We have locations throughout the country, with schools in Connecticut located at Stamford, Norwalk, and Manchester.

Phone: (203) 590-9152 | Email: Contact Michael Domangue at [email protected]

Website: www.thegolfperformancecenter.com
Ages: 4 -19 years old

About: The Golf Performance Center is the Northeast’s leading full-service golf academy for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Our junior golf programs are designed to fit all skill levels of young golfers ages 4 through 19. Whether it is learning the fundamentals of the golf, starting to play competitively or elite players looking to play college golf, our personalized coaching allows kids and teens to develop a passion for the game while unlocking their true potential.

Phone: (203) 403-3236 | Email: [email protected]

Website: www.highrisebasketball.com
Ages: K-12th grade

About: Whether you are new to the game, trying to make a team, or looking to make it to the collegiate level, High Rise Basketball is the premier destination for player development in Connecticut. With programs for both boys and girls K-12 and multiple locations in Fairfield County, High Rise has what you need to take your game to the next level and achieve your basketball goals!
Send a message here | Register here!

Phone: (646) 645-1927 | Email: https://highrisebasketball.com/contact/

Website: http://www.ISTSportsCT.com
Ages: Pre-K and up

About: I.S.T. Sports Headquarters is your one stop sports complex to all things Sports and Fitness. With indoor and outdoor access IST Specializes in year-round sports skills development. I.S.T.’s Pro Staff can meet your training needs on an individual, Custom Group, or Clinic/Camp atmosphere. Fall programs include Coach Mike Basketball, After school Pro Football and Baseball Clinics, Pre-K Intro to Sports and more. Baseball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Pre-K, Youth and Adult Fitness and more!

Phone: (203) 855-9213 | Email: Glenn Katz [email protected]

Website: https://mocawestport.coursestorm.com/
Ages: Babies, Toddlers (with parents/caregivers), Children & Adults

About: There’s something for the whole family at MoCA Westport! Find out why The Academy at MoCA Westport has been voted “Best Art Classes in Westport” in Moffly Media’s Reader’s Choice poll for two years in a row! From art recess camps, nature and art for babies & toddlers, afterschool homework help & art enrichment, photography, textured acrylic painting, watercolors, to pastels & poetry; MoCA offers the opportunity to learn from highly-qualified instructors and to engage with our current exhibitions. Check out our current offerings and check back to see new additions. Register Now!

(203) 222-7070 | Email Colleen Thomas, [email protected] 

Website: www.ctmusictogether.com
Ages: Newborn to 8 years old

About: Come sing, dance and play with your child ages 0-8!  Music Together is the “Most Loved” Early Childhood Music Program Worldwide! Make new mom friends and join our musical community while you bond, nurture and engage your child in developmentally appropriate and highly stimulating activities that will delight your entire family. Weekday and Weekend classes available for working parents with unlimited makeups allowed for all registered families. Class types include: Babies  (0-8 months) | Mixed Ages (0-5 yrs) | Canta Y Baila Conmigo (0-5 yrs, Spanish language and music immersion program) | Rhythm Kids (4-8 yrs, Drum, Dance and Sing) 

Register now for the Fall semester or register for the school year and save $75!  Visit www.ctmusictogether.com or call/text (203) 256-1656 for more information. We can’t wait to sing and dance with you!   

(203) 256-1656 | Email Colleen Thomas, [email protected]

Website: https://westport.oneriverschool.com
Ages: 4-18 years old

About:One River is an art school focused on our unique method of teaching studio and digital classes to all ages. Our curriculum focuses on working living artists with a modern touch. A huge variety of studio and digital classes are taught by educated artists with a passion for teaching

CONTACT: Email: [email protected] | Phone: (203) 557-6677

Website: https://russianschoolstamford.as.me/
Ages: K-12th

About: The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) is an award-winning, after-school math program for K-12 students. Named “among the top schools in the world” by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, the program helps children of all levels excel in mathematics.  Please reach out to RSM Stamford by calling (860) 952-2002 or schedule a FREE evaluation HERE. These 45 minute meetings with our faculty will allow you to see our curriculum first-hand and discuss any questions you have.

CONTACT: https://russianschoolstamford.as.me/evaluation | Phone: (860) 952-2002

Website: http://www.sarahollandsports.com/ 
Ages: 19 months – 7 years

About: We hit the ground running, skipping, and galloping in these classes. We learn the correct fundamentals for all our sport programs. We also believe it is just as important to learn how to play the game. We aim to improve your child’s eye-hand coordination, gross motor skills, and their understanding of game strategy. Classes offered are Itty Bitty Sports, Multi-Sport, and sport specific classes (Soccer, Baseball, Flag Football, Basketball, Lax). 

CONTACT: Email: [email protected]Phone: (434) 825-4689

Website: www.suzukischools.org
Ages: 0-18 years old

About: Celebrating 25 years as a community music school, the Suzuki Music Schools offer Early Childhood classes for new mothers, instrumental lessons for children 4+, general music classes, music theory & composition and ensemble classes. With a specialist faculty trained in children’s music education, we offer families an immersive music experience from beginning to advanced with a range of activities for every age and every level. Our program includes a lively calendar of community events with some of the world’s leading artists, bringing world class music to our family!

Suzuki Music Schools is Fairfield County’s leading 501(c)3 non-profit music school. We offer music lessons in violin, viola, cello, guitar, flute, piano, harp, chamber music, and music theory to over 400 students. SMS also provides free community concerts and events throughout the school year.

Contact:  Email [email protected] | Website | Phone: (203) 227-9474

WESTPORT ACADEMY OF DANCENEW Location at 1200 Post Road East
Website: westportdance.com 
Ages: 18 months – 18 years

About: Westport’s Academy of Dance has been teaching children and teens in a safe and nurturing environment for over 45 years. We offer classical ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, modern and hip hop to all ages and levels, with many performance opportunities throughout the season. We hope your dancer will join us for our 2022-2023 season in our newly renovated, state-of-the-art location at 1200 Post Rd East! Please feel free to contact us with any questions about our program. 

Email: [email protected]Website | Phone: (203) 226-9987

Website: https://westporty.org
Ages: Infant – 99_

About: The Westport Weston Family YMCA welcomes individuals of all ages, interests, and abilities. Our classes and programs include gymnastics and swimming, adult fitness, teen conditioning, school age child care and social activities that foster friendships, achievement and connectedness for all who walk through our doors.

Website | Phone: (203) 226-8981

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