LEAP is a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a unique, hands-on arts-based approach to teaching the core curriculum in Afterschool.  LEAP empowers participants to reach their full potential.

At PS163, we paint, dance, draw, sing, and perform our way to academic enrichment in partnership with PS163, ExpandEd, and the PS163 PTA.

LEAP Movie Day! Friday, 2/15

LEAP will screen Zootopia! the day before Midwinter Recess with snacks and juice in the auditorium.

Save the Date!

LEAP Rockin' Space Showcase!

Friday, March 1st 2019

Changes to the LEAP Payment Policy for the 2018-2019 School Year

The total cost for the 2018-2019 school year will remain the same at $1000.00 per participant. At LEAP, we have decided to move to a quarterly enrollment system. This will reduce the administrative burden on our staff and make it easier and more efficient to pay for LEAP, and receive receipts and tax documents from LEAP for families. While you can still pay tuition for the whole 2018-2019 year of LEAP as a lump sum, we will no longer charge monthly payments for LEAP. Instead, payments will be charged quarterly for $250.00 per participant for each quarter. Payment is due on the first of the month prior to the start of the quarter. Dates for each quarter are below. LEAP cannot prorate or refund tuition payments. The first day of LEAP will be September 12, 2018 and the last day of LEAP will be June 14, 2019 for the 2018-2019 school year. 

First Quarter: September 12, 2018 to November 15, 2018 due 09/01/18

Second Quarter: November 16, 2018 to January 15, 2019 due 11/01/18

Third Quarter: January 16, 2019 to March 15, 2019 due 01/01/19

Fourth Quarter: March 16, 2019 to June 14, 2019 due 03/01/19

Buy First Quarter LEAP Tuition Payment


Make a Payment

LEAP Registration Payment

LEAP Registration Payment

Regular price $51.00

Pay LEAP Tuition in Full

Pay LEAP Tuition in Full

Regular price $1,001.00

5 Month LEAP Tuition Bundle

5 Month LEAP Tuition Bundle

Regular price $501.00

About LEAP

  • Arts Integration

    At LEAP, the arts are the gateway to better learning. Hands on, creative classes link academics with Music, Visual Arts and Performing Arts.

  • Academic Enrichment

    After an arts integrated lesson, LEAP participants have time to complete homework with the help of their Group Leaders and Teaching Artists.

  • 21st Century Learning

    LEAP participants are encouraged to express ideas confidently, resolve conflict with compassion, and build lasting relationships on core values of mutual understanding and respect.

  • Want to Chat?

    For questions about the program please contact Joni Wildman, Program Director at joni.wildman@leapnyc.org or at these phone numbers:

    (212)678-2854 ext. 2031 (PS163)

    (212)769-4160 ext 154 (LEAP)


How can I enroll my child in LEAP Afterschool?

Please follow the link here to download the LEAP Application Package for the 2017-2018 School year.

What kinds of activities does LEAP@163 offer for the children?

LEAP@163 starts the day with a hot meal in the cafeteria. Then, the children have 15-20 minutes of unstructured outdoor play (weather permitting). Once they have had some time to run and jump and play, we move into a 50 minute activity block. Each group does a different activity each day of the week. Activities include: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Sports and Games, and Cooking. Then, it's Homework Time. 2nd-5th grade groups spend 30 minutes working on homework with the help of their Group Leader and Teaching Artist. Dismissal is from 5:00PM-5:30PM daily.

What does LEAP@163 cost?

The tuition for LEAP@163 is $1000.00  per child for the 2018-2019 school year. This payment can be made quarterly ($250.00 per quarter), or you can purchase multiple quarters in advance. Payments can be made online here, or by check or money order. Please make checks or money orders payable to "LEAP" with your child's name indicated on the payment.