Y Academy – Torigian


The Torigian Y Academy is committed to youth development. We believe every child and teen deserves the chance to reach his or her full potential. We offer licensed Early Leaning and Out-Of-School Time programs, summer day camp and other activities to give children of all ages a safe and nurturing place to learn, grow, and thrive. By focusing on the positive development of our local children, the Y is working to bring about lasting, meaningful change in our communities.

Early Learning Program

The Torigian Y Academy Early Learning Program for Preschoolers delivers high quality early education and care to support children’s development cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. Our program provides each child a warm and supportive environment where they can confidently learn, grow, and thrive.

Our programs help to develop the whole child by implementing a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) based curriculum through a hands-on learning experience. Our team of professional teachers focuses on developing meaningful relationships with children and their families to foster age appropriate academic and social skills to succeed in school.

Preschool: Ages 2.9-54
Pre-K: Ages 4-6

Hours of Operation: Monday -Friday 7:00am-6:00pm

Our program offers a well-rounded daily schedule full of activities that are customized to your child’s individual age, needs and progress. Daily activities include:

  • Pre-k Science, Technology and Engineering activities, which provide a foundation for inquiry and learning through formal and informal learning.
  • A primary educator/teacher approach focusing on smaller learning groups and specifically gearing plans to the developmental needs of the children in each group.
  • Arts activities to inspire creativity and imagination!
  • A curriculum which aligns with MA Early Childhood Program Standards!
  • Nutritious snacks and plenty of physical activity in alignment with the YMCA Healthy Eating and Physical Activity HEPA (Healthy Eating, Physical Activity) standards.
  • Events to help support and strengthen families and communities.

Beyond the Classroom Experience:

  • Access to full gymnasium.
  • Swim lessons provided year-round at the Torigian Family YMCA pool.
  • Access to nature walks in a safe and secure environment on the Torigian Family YMCA property of 13 acres.
  • KidReports communication system which allows our teacher to capture special moments, take photos and videos of your children in action and send daily classroom information via email.
  • Financial Aid available
  • All children receive a youth membership to the YMCA of Metro North!

Parent Portal

Now Enrolling!
For more information contact:
Kelly Curtis
Director of Early Learning Program

Out-School-Time Programs

As a leader in youth development, the Torigian Y Academy serves children ages 5-12 on a daily basis providing safe, quality and affordable Out-Of-School Time care. Our program is staffed with educators who understand the cognitive, physical, and social development of children; and we support them in making new connections and trying new things. While in the Out-of-School Time program, children learn how to be their best selves and to develop confidence in becoming the responsible and engaged adults of tomorrow.
Transportation is provided from:

  • Center Elementary
  • Carroll Elementary
  • Welch Elementary
  • South Memorial Elementary
  • Brown Elementary
  • Sisson Elementary
  • Lynn Woods Elementary
  • Shoemaker Elementary

While in our program children will participate in a variety of engaging activities:

  • Homework & Academic Support by caring staff to complement their in school education.
  • Plenty of physical activity in alignment with the YMCA’s HEPA (Healthy Eating, Physical Activity) standards.
  • Enriching STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) activities.
  • Personal choice time to encourage free play and individual interests.

Regular Hours: After School – 6:00pm daily
Extended-day and full-day programming is available 7:00am-6:00pm on school vacation weeks, snow days and professional days.
Half-day programming is available for early-release days from the end of a child’s school day until 6:00pm.
Please note: transportation is provided for extended-day programming, such as an early-release day, but is not provided for full days of care, such as a snow day or a vacation day.

Torigian Family YMCA Amenities:

  • Full gymnasium
  • Dance studio
  • Indoor track
  • Indoor pool
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Computer lab
  • Play-field (weather permitting)
  • Comfortable, quiet spaces for schoolwork and STEAM activities.

Parent Portal

For more information contact:
Kathleen Casey

Parent/ Guardian Forms
Early Learning Program

Enrollment Packet
Registration Form

Out-of-School Time Program

Enrollment Packet

Camp Eastman

Camp Eastman at the Torigian Family YMCA is an American Camp Association® (ACA) accredited day camp program for girls and boys ages four to fifteen. At Camp Eastman, children will make new friends, discover new passions, explore creativity and develop skills through a wide range of fun activities in the great outdoors.

Camp Eastman is so much more than a typical day camp. It is a place for values, learning, skill building, self-confidence and fulfilling dreams. Our program encourages independence and teamwork leading to happy, healthy, confident kids.

Join us, adventure awaits!

For more information contact:
Kathleen Casey