About Boston Parents’ Family Favorites

Boston Parents’ Family Favorites was born with the idea to give readers in Greater Boston and throughout the Northeast a chance to voice their opinions on their personal “Family Favorite” choices for everything kids and family. The program has evolved over the years, and hopefully, with a lot of input from our readers, we’ve been able to make it better and better.

The voting for Boston’s Family Favorites is conducted in a two-round process. The first round occurs in the month of March and early April with open write-in nominations taking place. Write-in nominations continue to be open until the end of the month.

As the nomination period in the first round comes to a close in mid April, shortly afterwards, the second round opens with the top nominees in each category being selectable in this final round of voting during the latter part of April and May. Write-in nominations are no longer available, and voters are open to select their favorite from among those that are listed.

Classes & Enrichment Top Winners

Art Classes

THE TOP 5

  Brookline Arts Center, Brookline

  Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton

  Legacy Studios, LLC, Newton

  New Art Center, Newton

  Russian Language and Arts Center, Andover

THE WINNER 

Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton

 

Ballet Classes

THE TOP 10

  All That Jazz Dance Studio, Newton

  Boston Ballet School, Multiple Locations

• Boston University Children’s Dance Classes, Boston

•CreativeStepsDanceStudio, Newton

  Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton

  In Sync Center of the Arts, Quincy

  LINX Dance, Wellesley

  Mass Motion Dance, Multiple Locations

  Paulette’s Ballet Studio, Medfield & Newton

  The Greater Boston School of Dance, Natick

THE WINNER

Boston Ballet School, Multiple Locations

 

Dance Classes

THE TOP 5

  All That Jazz Dance Studio, Newton

  Boston Ballet School, Multiple Locations

  Legacy Studios, LLC, Newton

  LINX Dance Studio, Wellesley

  Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

THE WINNER

All That Jazz Dance Studio, Newton

 

Enrichment and After-School Programs

THE TOP 10

  Create A Cook, Newton

  Empow Studios, Lexington

  iCode of Wellesley, Wellesley,

  International School of Boston, Cambridge

  LINX Dance Studio, Wellesley

  Penguin Coding School, Lexington

  Pine Village Preschool, Multiple Locations

  Russian School of Mathematics, Multiple Locations

  Su Escuela Language Academy, Hingham

  Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

THE WINNERS

Russian School of Mathematics,
Multiple Locations

 

Foreign Language Immersion Programs

THE TOP 5

  Az-Book-Ah! Kids Center, North Billerica

  French Cultural Center, Boston

  International School of Boston, Cambridge

  Pine Village Preschool, Multiple Locations

  Su Escuela Language Academy, Hingham

THE WINNER

Pine Village Preschool, Multiple Locations

 

Gymnastics

THE TOP 5

• Boston Rhythmic, Watertown

• Boston University Children’s Gymnastics, Boston

• Commonwealth Circus Center, Jamaica Plain

  Energy Fitness & Gymnastics, Multiple Locations

  Exxcel Gymnastics & Climbing, Newton

THE WINNER

Exxcel Gymnastics & Climbing, Newton

 

Hip-Hop Classes

THE TOP 5

  All That Jazz Dance Studio, Newton

  CreativeStepsDanceStudio, Newton

  Legacy Studios, LLC, Newton

  LINX Dance Studio, Wellesley

  Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

THE WINNER

All That Jazz Dance Studio, Newton

 

Ice Skating Lessons

THE TOP 5

  Bay State Skating School, Multiple Locations

  Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center, Boston

  FMC Ice Sports, Multiple Locations

  Babson Skating School, Wellesley

  Skating Club of Boston, Multiple Locations

THE WINNER

Skating Club of Boston, Multiple Locations

 

Irish Step Dancing Classes

THE TOP 5

  Heavey-Quinn Academy-Irish Dance, Chelmsford

  O’Shea-Chaplin Academy of Irish Dance, Melrose

  Sullivan School of Irish Dance, Newton & Watertown

  The Harney Academy of Irish Dance, Walpole

  Tir Na Nog Irish Dance, Cumberland, RI

THE WINNER

Sullivan School of Irish Dance, Newton & Watertown

 

Jazz Classes

THE TOP 5

  All That Jazz Dance Studio, Newton

  Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton

  Legacy Studios, Newton

  LINX Dance Studio, Wellesley

  Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

THE WINNER

All That Jazz Dance Studio, Newton

 

Martial Arts Classes

THE TOP 5

• Bay State Martial Arts, Woburn

  LINX, Wellesley

  Metro West Academy of Jiu-Jitsu, Natick

  Modern Taekwondo Center (MTC), Boston

  Revolution Martial Fitness, Natick

THE WINNER

Bay State Martial Arts, Woburn

 

Math Programs

THE TOP 5

  CS Recitations, Natick

  Kumon, Multiple Locations

  MathAltitude School of Mathematics, Worcester

  Russian School of Mathematics, Multiple Locations

  Y3K Tutor In Your Home

THE WINNER

Russian School of Mathematics,
Multiple Locations

 

Music Classes

THE TOP 5

  All Newton Music School, West Newton

  Az-Book-Ah! Kids Center, North Billerica

  Community Music Center of Boston, Boston

  Groovy Baby Music, Boston

  Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton

THE WINNER

Community Music Center of Boston, Boston

 

Science & Technology Programs

THE TOP 10

  Az-Book-Ah! Kids Center, North Billerica

  Code Ninjas, Multiple Locations

  CS Recitations, Natick

  Einstein’s Workshop, Burlington

  Empow Studios, Lexington

  iCode of Wellesley, Wellesley

  LINX, The Enrichment Club, Wellesley

  MathAltitude School of Mathematics, Worcester

  Penguin Coding School, Lexington

  Russian School of Mathematics, Multiple Locations

THE WINNER

Russian School of Mathematics, Multiple Locations

 

Sports Classes

THE TOP 5

• Boston University Children’s Sports Classes, Boston

  Exxcel Gymnastics and Climbing, Newton

  LINX, The Enrichment Club, Wellesley

  Olympia Fencing Center, Cambridge

  Viking Sports, Multiple Locations

THE WINNER

Olympia Fencing Center, Cambridge

 

Swim Lessons

THE TOP 5

  Boston University FitRec Swim School, Boston

  Charles River Aquatics, Belmont

•  Goldfish Swim School, Multiple Locations

• Little Flippers Swim School, Multiple Locations

• YMCA of Greater Boston

THE WINNER

Goldfish Swim School, Multiple Locations

 

Tap Dancing Classes

THE TOP 5

  All That Jazz Dance Studio, Newton

  CreativeStepsDanceStudio, Newton

  Hopkinton Center for the Artschool of Dance, Hopkinton

  Legacy Studios, LLC, Newton

•  LINX Dance Studio, Wellesley

THE WINNER

All That Jazz Dance Studio, Newton

 

Theater Classes

THE TOP 5

  CreativeStepsDanceStudio, Newton

  Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton

  Kidstock Creative Theater, Winchester

  LINX Theater, Wellesley

  Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

THE WINNER

Wellesley Theatre Project, Wellesley

 

Tutoring or Educational Support Programs

THE TOP 5

  Commonwealth Learning Center, Needham

  Learning Solutions LLC, Norwood

  MathAltitude School of Mathematics, Worcester

  Prepped and Polished, Tutoring and Test Preparation, Natick

  Russian School of Mathematics, Multiple Locations

THE WINNER