Your guide to back to school 2021 in NYC

Head back to school in style with neat gear and excellent after-school programs

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The party's over, NYC. Summer's over and it's time to hit the books! 

Let our back to school 2021 guide help your kids make the most out of the new term. Explore exciting after-school programs, stock up on free school supplies for kids and make killer lunches that your little ones will devour. Don't worry Mom and Dad, we've got you covered!

Although youngsters might be bummed about the end of vacation and sleepaway camp, there's certainly a lot to look forward to once Sept 13 (the first day of class) rolls around. As autumn approaches, don't forget to browse our guide to the best fall activities for kids, like apple picking near NYC!

Good luck young scholars! 

Kids' back to school guide 2021

The NYC School Calendar for 2021-2022
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The NYC School Calendar for 2021-2022

The new term is set to begin and the Department of Education just released the NYC School Calendar for 2020-2021.

The best after-school programs in NYC this year
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The best after-school programs in NYC this year

From online music classes and art pods to foreign language tutoring, we'll help you discover what's being offered.

The best book clubs for kids
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The best book clubs for kids

Our favorite book clubs for kids will ensure that your budding bibliophile is reading the coolest picks.  

The best school supply stores in NYC
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The best school supply stores in NYC

The school year is on its way, and these fantastic school supply stores can help!

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The best school uniform stores in NYC
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The best school uniform stores in NYC

Whether you need to stock up on new pennyloafers or find a different-colored sweater, these spots have you covered.

Free school supplies for kids in New York City
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Free school supplies for kids in New York City

Preparing for back to school in 2021 means shopping for fun school supplies!

Past kids' back to school guides

Back-to-school tips for families
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Back-to-school tips for families

Best lunch box ideas the school year
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Best lunch box ideas the school year

Back-to-school books for kids
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Back-to-school books for kids

Back to school gear

Best backpacks for back to school
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Best backpacks for back to school

Cute back-to-school supplies for kids
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Cute back-to-school supplies for kids