Kids Classes & After-School Guide 2022

Check out these great local programs and register today!

October 31, 2022

Welcome to our Kids Classes and After-School Programs Guide! Check our list below for local programs, including dance, languages, gymnastics, STEM, coding, robotics, martial arts, swimming, art, music, sports and much more.  

We list programs in the towns of Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Maynard and beyond. Please note that this list does not include ALL the programs in this area; the programs below are sponsored listings and help to support Macaroni Kid Acton Concord Bedford Lexington by choosing to be listed here.  Would you like to add your program?  Please see this information page.

We will continue adding more programs from now until January 2023.  Check out these great programs and register today!

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ActonArt Drawing School
69 Great Road, Acton, MA

ActonArt offers drawing and fine art instruction for students ranging in age from 5 years to adults. Our curriculum based program is designed so students may take a brief period of classes for personal enrichment and enjoyment, or continue for years building knowledge and skills in preparation for higher education in the arts. ActonArt tuition typically includes all supplies so students/families need not purchase anything else.

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Art around the Acton-Lexington Area
Art Signals Studio, Maynard
Concord-Carlisle Community Education, Concord
Create! Sewing Studio, Acton
Decordova Museum, Lincoln
Monroe Center for the Arts, Lexington
The Umbrella Arts Center, Concord


30 Great Road, Acton, MA

For 20 years, Teamworks has been providing sports-based youth programs for toddlers and school-aged children. Participants in these programs learn the basic physical skills of specific sports as well as develop social skills to help them grow as an individual. Choose from a variety of different programs.

Athletics around the Acton-Lexington Area
Bedford Youth Lacrosse, Bedford
Colonial Figure Skating, Acton
Lexington Bedford Pop Warner Football, Bedford
Nashoba Valley Olympia, Boxborough


Acton School of Ballet
3 Spruce Street, Acton, MA

Acton School of Ballet offers high-quality dance training for students ages 3 through adult with no experience required! Sign up today to enroll for the Fall term, which begins September 12, 2022.

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Acton-Boxborough Dance Center
3 Eastern, Acton, MA

Acton-Boxborough Dance Center has been sharing the joy of dance for over 20 years! We are committed to providing quality dance education in a supportive and caring environment. Our program offers classes in many styles to students of all ages and abilities! No matter what shoes you choose, we have a class for you!

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Heavey Quinn Academy of Irish Dance
11 Progree Ave, Chemlsford

Specially designed classes from tiny tots to Championship level are available for all children ages two and up.  Get ready to make lots of friends, gain coordination, improve your self-confidence and enjoy the beautiful art form that is Irish Dance!

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Magenta Dance Place
 6 School Street, Acton, MA

At Magenta Dance Place we believe the best days are those that are filled with dance. We believe that Everyone Can Dance! Our nurturing, warm environment and friendly teachers will make confident dancers out of even the most shy young ones. Classes include Ballroom, Hip-Hop, Improv, Jazz Funk, Breakdance, Zumba® and more.

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More Dance around the Acton-Lexington Area
Eloquence Dance Center, Littleton
Movement Center Dance Studio, Acton
The Dance Inn, Lexington
The Dance Academy, Bedford


Boxborough Gymnastics Center
235 Summer Road, Boxborough, MA

Join in on the fun here at Boxborough Gymnastics Center! We offer a variety of gymnastics class selections for children ages 10 months to 17 years old. Get your child active while developing their motor skills, building social skills, learning a new sport and much more! We also host birthday parties, Parents' Night Out events and group outings.

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Gymnastic around the Acton-Lexington Area
Gymnastics Academy of Boston, Acton


Fun World Language Academy
Westford, MA

Young children learn languages at an amazing speed, and being bilingual benefits brain development and fosters flexible thinking skills. That is why we offer language classes for ages 3 and up, taught by native speakers. Your child will enjoy small class size, fun environment and curriculum using a gentle immersion method. After-school and weekend options are available for Spanish, French, Italian , German, Hindi, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, Hebrew, Bulgarian and much more. 

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Martial Arts around the Acton-Lexington Area
Callahan's Karate Studio, Bedford
Peter Pippos Karate Center, Acton


Groton Hill Music Center
122 Old Ayer Rd, Groton

Groton Hill Music Center is a non-profit community music school offering private instruction, group lessons, classes, and ensembles for all ages and abilities, in 30+ instruments and voice in classical, jazz, pop, rock, folk, and more.

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Music around the Acton-Lexington Area
Concord Conservatory of Music, Concord
Kindermusick at the School for Creative Arts, Lexington


Chip-In Farm
 201 Hartwell Road, Bedford

Farmer’s Helpers programs offer authentic, hands-on farm experiences for all ages. Participants are given the chance to develop confidence, build community, and learn to become better stewards of their land and environment.

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Outdoor Education around the Acton-Lexington Area
Tinkergarten at NARA Park, Acton


Empow Studios
1776 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

At Empow Studios, kids ages 7-15 have fun exploring all that STEM includes, finding their passion, and accelerating their learning. With classes and camps across five STEM domains – Digital Art & Design, Minecraft, Coding, Robotics, and Video Game Design — kids deepen their technology skills as they build amazing beginner to advanced projects. We offer many programs including BUILD After School Classes, One Day School’s Out Camps, Vacation Camps during February and April vacation and of course, Summer Camps.

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Penguin Coding School
411 Massachusetts Ave. Acton, MA

Penguin Coding School provides comprehensive education to students ages 5-18. Their small classes ensure personal attention to every student. Penguin’s teachers are rigorously chosen for their teaching ability and trained to teach an age-appropriate curriculum. In-person and online afterschool, weekend and summer day classes are available in Minecraft, Scratch, Roblox, Python, JavaScript, and Robotics. Penguin also offers free trial courses, where students get the chance to try out a new language in an hour-long session with full attention from their teacher.

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More STEM around the Acton-Lexington Area
Inventor STEM School, Bedford


Goldfish Swim School, Westford
3 Lyberty, Westford

Goldfish Swim School – Westford offers swim lessons for children ages 4 months and up, as well as family swim times, a recreational swim team and weekend birthday parties. Features include a heated pool for shiver-free swim lessons and small class sizes (4:1 student: teacher ratio). 

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Swim around the Acton-Lexington Area
Boston Sports Club, Lexington
Safe Splash Swim School, Lexington


Theatre around the Acton-Lexington Area
Concord Youth Theatre, Concord


Jam Time Indoor Play & Enrichment Center, Maynard
86 Powder Mill Road, Maynard

Jam Time is Massachusetts premiere indoor play and enrichment center catering to kids crawling through the age of 6. Jam Time's unique indoor playground features climbing structures, slides, imaginative play houses, ball pit, play tables, baby soft play area + more. Jam Time offers fun and creative classes and hosts birthday parties to fit any price range. 

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