Welcome to Smiles Around Us Academy

Congratulations to Our Wonderful Grads!


Summer at Its Best at Southfield!

(Southfield Institute is a new name for Smiles Around Us Academy)

  • Professional quality theater training by the best drama teachers in New York City, the staff of The Harbor Lights Theater Company of Snug Harbor
  • Outdoor sports on the beautiful grounds of Snug Harbor
  • Educational nature walks
  • Martial Arts at AmeriKick
  • A wide variety of educational opportunities for each participant provided by our best teachers
  • Weekly cultural trips to theaters and museums.

All participants will be served two healthy meals a day in beautiful air-conditioned rooms. Our extended day program is super convenient for parents.  The regular hours are from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m., and an extended day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. is offered at no extra charge.


Smiles Around Us Academy is expanding under a new name, Southfield Institute.

Southfield Institute is serving students from Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Our accelerated curriculum ensures that our students become accomplished writers, avid readers, inquisitive mathematicians and scientists, and exemplary citizens. At Southfield we offer two foreign languages, across-the-board art and music curriculum, along with top-quality athletic program.

At Southfield we prepare students for Specialized High School tests to ensure that they can be in a high quality educational environment beyond middle school.

The motto of Southfield is The highest academics, spirit and humanism. We have been in business for over a decade and our students have always excelled. At Southfield we do not make empty promises, we deliver results.


We believe that Smiles Around Us Academy, a premiere Staten Island academy of learning, provides the best educational experience available, beginning with Staten Island daycare and continuing on through the elementary grades. We empower children to excel and to reach their full potential.

Our child care program is known as one of the top day care centers in Staten Island. We treat each child as the unique person, and we encourage exploration and inquisitiveness. Our Staten Island daycare program offers ample opportunities for children to learn and become independent. Our goal is for each child to be self-sufficient, so we encourage experiences that will foster that goal.

Because our underlying principle is to develop the whole child, academically, emotionally, psychologically, and socially, Smiles Around Us Academy provides many opportunities to round out each child’s educational experience. Even the youngest students participate in trips and view performances by visiting artists. We are proud of the environment our Staten Island academy creates.

Smiles Around Us Academy is committed to providing a nurturing and positive place that encourages the healthy development of a child. Because we believe in being partners with parents in making sure each child is always in a safe, intellectually stimulating environment, Smiles Around Us Academy offers an extended day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We offer extended hours as well. Our extended day program is a just one more reason that Smiles Around Us has the reputation of being one of the best schools and day care centers in Staten Island.

Our warm and nurturing environment for both the children and the staff results in low staff turnover. This is imperative for child’s performance and consistency in education. We encourage our staff to be involved in professional development to make sure that all of the latest research is taken into account as teachers develop curriculum and work with our students.

We welcome you to call us at 718-948-0122 or 718-390-0070 for more information, and we hope to see you and your child at Smiles Around Us Academy soon.