Best Learning Center 
Based in Commack, Margot Enterprises’ goal is to provide high-quality, affordable tutoring to students. Ever since its start in 2011, Margot Enterprises has delivered on its mission to recognize each student as an individual and empower each student through innovative techniques and strategies to improve her or his skills. If your child is having a hard time learning in any subject, do not hesitate to contact Long Island’s best learning center business. Margot Enterprises 631-403-7731, margotenterprises.com

Best Music School 
Established in 1990, the Music Institute of Long Island (MILI) is a classical music school that trains students at any skill level. Offering classes in a number of instruments, MILI is staffed by incrediblly talented instructors from many of the most prestigious conservatories and graduate music schools in the United States and Europe. Graduates of MILI have gone on to colleges and conservatories such as Juilliard, Eastman School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School, Columbia, Cornell, Yale, Harvard, Amherst and the University of Michigan. The MILI school year comprises fall and spring semesters and summer sessions, with each semester including 15 to 17 weeks of private lessons. Music Institute of Long Island, 90 Plandrome Rd., Manhasset, 516-627-7052, milimusic.com

Best Children’s Dance School
For more than half a century, Ella Marie School of Dance has been teaching Long Island’s youth how to express themselves through a beautiful and engrossing art form. The studio offers a wide variety of classes for kids of all ages, including a tiny stars program that allows children to get their feet in the water. Among its other offerings is tap, ballet, jazz and lyrical. The studio also boasts performance teams beginning at age 7. And for parents unsure about how to keep their children active during the summer months, the studio also hosts a summer dance camp, which is a great way for them to meet new friends and stay engaged. Ella Marie School of Dance, take a well-deserved bow, because – once again – Long Islanders have voted you the best of the best! Ella Marie School Dance, 376 West Old Country Rd., Hicksville, 516-681-1484, ellamariedance.com

Best Catholic School
St. Edward the Confessor School strives to create a safe and nurturing Catholic environment that recognizes all learners as unique individuals to be treated with dignity and respect. Its curriculum is rooted in academic excellence, respect, confidence, responsibility, faith and cooperation, and encourages cooperation among the school, parents and children as well as the outside community. Additionally, St. Edward the Confessor School is devoted to helping students pursue ways of giving back to the community. St. Edward the Confessor School combines the proven curriculum and methods of a successful tradition with modern educational advances to provide its students with a rich, qualitative educational experience. St. Edward the Confessor School 2 Teibrook Ave., Syosset. 516-921-7767, stedwardconfessor.org

Best Private School
For 55 years, Our Lady of Mercy has been educating children from nursery school through eighth grade. The administration, faculty, support staff, and parents of the school are committed to creating a learning environment where all children are challenged to not only attain their personal goals but are encouraged to exceed them. Faith, academics and knowledge stand at the forefront of Our Lady of Mercy’s programs and students are encouraged to practice the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy, to believe in oneself, and to strive for peace and justice in daily life. Our Lady of Mercy stays up to date with the latest technology for teachers and students and offers a number of afterschool activities including Catholic Youth Organization sports, clubs and music. Our Lady of Mercy, 520 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Hicksville, 516-433-7040, olmshicks.org

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