The Learning Center

The Learning Center (TLC) is both a physical space at Sportsmen’s, and also represents the Sportsmen’s academic and enrichment community. It includes comprehensive, year-round academic and social programs for students in grades K-12.

The Learning CenterThe Learning Center offers after school academic instruction and homework support for elementary, middle and high school students. Out of school learning time is also offered on Saturday with an early elementary literacy program as well as social/emotional gender specific leadership development classes. All academic and enrichment programs are paired with tennis.

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The Learning Center at Sportsmen’s includes the following programs:


  • Ready Position: a comprehensive after-school academic program operating Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm with a focus on literacy and math.
  • School To Sportsmen’s: a new partnership with two local elementary schools to provide intensive support to a cohort of 25 students. Students attend our academic after school program 5 days per week and also participate in tennis programs for 2 hours per week. STEC provides scholarships and transportation to the program.

Summer Learning Project (SLP)

  • Summer Camp Academic Enrichment:  includes structured reading time in addition to daily academic enrichment activities to address the skills dropoff that occurs if students are not actively engaged in literacy and math.
  • Summer Learning Project (SLP): Piloted last summer with 35 students from the nearby Lee Elementary School, SLP is part of a citywide school/community partner initiatve designed to eliminate the academic slippage that occurs for many urban students in the summer by providing 6 weeks of academic enrichment programs delivered by a school/partner team.

Computer Lab

Multiple/All Grades

  • HEY (High Energy Young) Sister a free program, which allows girls ages 10-12 to explore important issues such as health and wellness, financial literacy, social activism, healthy relationships and college and career exploration.
  • DEUCE (Don’t Ever Underestimate Consistent Effort) Boys: a free program based on the same program model as HEY Sister for boys ages 8-12.
  • Urban Farming Institute (UFI) at STEC: a new partnership with City Fresh Foods that established an urban farm on one quarter acre of open space on our four acre complex. UFI gives our students a real-life environmental classroom, a first-hand view of the process of cultivating land and on-going dialogue around the impact of food choices on our lives and our economy.
  • Technology: In February 2011 we launched our computer lab, which now enables  students to conduct research, write and print papers and essays as well as create publications.