PS 225 Ella Baker Elementary After School Program

Structure & Variety: The After-School Schedule

Welcome - At the end of the school day, classroom teachers dismiss all students registered for our program directly to our staff, who greet students with a healthy snack and a smile. Students eat and socialize with friends, decompressing from the school day and gearing up for after-school.

Class Time - The sports, arts and enrichment classes that you select when enrolling your child in the program are taught by certified teachers, teaching artists and activity specialists. These classes usually take place from 3:30 - 4:40 PM and 4:40 - 5:50 PM, though this may differ school to school.

Before and After Class  -  Students choose from a list of structured and open play activities, led by our Group Leaders. These activities include: study hall,  gym sports, yard play, indoor games, arts & crafts, music and more. You may choose to replace daily Choice Time with an additional class as an "add-on."

Introducing MY Clubhouse - Responding to the need for students to have a safe and relaxed environment where they can reconnect with their peers under a well supervised environment. MY Clubhouse activities are always offered! From Sports to Arts to Homework the student chooses! For little ones, this is a great opportunity to learn and develop social skills. All Grades every day!

See below for our 2021-22 daily class offerings.

Monday 3:30pm

  • Choice Time (Grade Pre-K–K)
  • Maker Space (Grade K– 1)
  • Studio Art (Grade 2–3)
  • Team Building (Grade 4–5)
  • Chess (Grade 6–8)
  • Sports & Games (Grade 6–8)
  • Study Hall (Grade 6–8)
Grade Pre-K–K

Choice Time

Our students can choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade K– 1

Maker Space

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Grade 2–3

Studio Art

Our multidisciplinary art classes offer students a chance to explore different media from drawing and painting to collage and sculpture. Projects are selected to provide inspiration for free expression and to develop specific skills.Exploring drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking and other methods through age-appropriate structured projects and free exploration, students have fun while learning the basic fundamentals of art.
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Grade 4–5

Team Building

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Grade 6–8

Chess

Young students with little or no chess experience learn the fundamentals of chess, beginning with game board setup, and an introduction to how the pieces move. Students will learn to play full games from opening moves to checkmates within the first semester.
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Grade 6–8

Sports & Games

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Grade 6–8

Study Hall

It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely, and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Monday 4:30pm

  • Maker Space (Grade Pre-K–K)
  • Choice Time (Grade K– 1)
  • Choice Time (Grade 2–3)
  • Choice Time (Grade 4–5)
  • Portfolio Art (Grade 6–8)
  • Sports & Games (Grade 6–8)
  • Study Hall (Grade 6–8)
Grade Pre-K–K

Maker Space

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Grade K– 1

Choice Time

After classes, our students choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 2–3

Choice Time

After classes, our students choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 4–5

Choice Time

After classes, our students choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 6–8

Portfolio Art

Throughout the year, students will develop a diverse body of work, including drawings, painting, print making, and collage.
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Grade 6–8

Sports & Games

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Grade 6–8

Study Hall

It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely, and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Tuesday 3:30pm

  • Choice Time (Grade Pre-K–K)
  • Mini Chefs (Grade K– 1)
  • Mad Scientist (Grade 2–3)
  • Coding (Grade 4–5)
  • Debate Club (Grade 6–8)
  • Sports & Games (Grade 6–8)
  • Study Hall (Grade 6–8)
Grade Pre-K–K

Choice Time

Our students can choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade K– 1

Mini Chefs

Our mini chefs learn essential kitchen skills, from slicing and mixing to chopping and plating. We develop and encourage nutritious food choices while working together to prepare snacks and meals. Every class ends with a delicious treat!
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Grade 2–3

Mad Scientist

Students conduct amazing experiments that snap, crackle, pop, ooze, crash and boom!
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Grade 4–5

Coding

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Grade 6–8

Debate Club

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Grade 6–8

Sports & Games

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Grade 6–8

Study Hall

It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely, and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Tuesday 4:30pm

  • Mini Chefs (Grade Pre-K–K)
  • Choice Time (Grade K– 1)
  • Choice Time (Grade 2–3)
  • Choice Time (Grade 4–5)
  • Debate Club (Grade 6–8)
  • Study Hall (Grade 6–8)
  • Sports & Games (Grade 6–8)
Grade Pre-K–K

Mini Chefs

Our mini chefs learn essential kitchen skills, from slicing and mixing to chopping and plating. We develop and encourage nutritious food choices while working together to prepare snacks and meals. Every class ends with a delicious treat!
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Grade K– 1

Choice Time

After classes, our students choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 2–3

Choice Time

After classes, our students choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 4–5

Choice Time

After classes, our students choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 6–8

Debate Club

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Grade 6–8

Study Hall

It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely, and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

×
Grade 6–8

Sports & Games

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Wednesday 3:30pm

  • Theater (Grade K– 1)
  • Choice Time (Grade Pre-K–K)
  • Chess (Grade 2–3)
  • Mad Science (Grade 4–5)
  • Musical Theater (Grade 2–8)
  • Sports & Games (Grade 6–8)
  • Study Hall (Grade 6–8)
Grade K– 1

Theater

Students build awareness of action, character and theme through theater games, improvisations, playmaking, rehearsal and performance. 

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Grade Pre-K–K

Choice Time

Our students can choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 2–3

Chess

A fun way for your child to engage his or her mind while learning a timeless strategy game. All levels are welcome.
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Grade 4–5

Mad Science

Calling all scientists! Here you'll explore all realms of science, examining the natural world.

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Grade 2–8

Musical Theater

Students build awareness of action, character and theme through theater games, improvisations, playmaking, rehearsal and performance. 

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Grade 6–8

Sports & Games

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Grade 6–8

Study Hall

It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely, and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Wednesday 4:30pm

  • Art Explorers (Grade Pre-K–K)
  • Choice Time (Grade K– 1)
  • Musical Theater (Grade 2–8)
  • Choice Time (Grade 2–3)
  • Choice Time (Grade 4–5)
  • Sports & Games (Grade 6–8)
  • Study Hall (Grade 6–8)
Grade Pre-K–K

Art Explorers

Students end the day with relaxing arts and crafts for all ages.
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Grade K– 1

Choice Time

After classes, our students choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 2–8

Musical Theater

Students build awareness of action, character and theme through theater games, improvisations, playmaking, rehearsal and performance. 

×
Grade 2–3

Choice Time

After classes, our students choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 4–5

Choice Time

After classes, our students choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 6–8

Sports & Games

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Grade 6–8

Study Hall

It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely, and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

×

Thursday 3:30pm

  • Choice Time (Grade Pre-K–K)
  • Ooey Gooey Science (Grade K– 1)
  • Maker Space (Grade 2–3)
  • Iron Chefs! (Grade 4–5)
  • Debate Club (Grade 6–8)
  • Sports & Games (Grade 6–8)
  • Study Hall (Grade 6–8)
Grade Pre-K–K

Choice Time

Our students can choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade K– 1

Ooey Gooey Science

Every kid knows that you don't really learn anything unless you make a mess and get your hands dirty. This class focuses on everything oozy, grimy, slippery and slimy that exists in nature or can be made (safely!) in a test tube. Fun for all!

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Grade 2–3

Maker Space

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Grade 4–5

Iron Chefs!

Knives down, plates up! Inspired by the popular TV show, this engaging cooking class will teach your child the best culinary techniques to cook efficiently with flavor and a little competition. Each week, students will be given a challenging concept and ingredient mix to prepare into a delicious dish. The winners will be chosen by the kids in our Friday Night program. Let the games begin!
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Grade 6–8

Debate Club

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Grade 6–8

Sports & Games

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Grade 6–8

Study Hall

It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely, and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

×

Thursday 4:30pm

  • Ooey Gooey Science (Grade Pre-K–K)
  • Choice Time (Grade K– 1)
  • Choice Time (Grade 2–3)
  • Choice Time (Grade 4–5)
  • Debate Club (Grade 6–8)
  • Sports & Games (Grade 6–8)
  • Study Hall (Grade 6–8)
Grade Pre-K–K

Ooey Gooey Science

Every kid knows that you don't really learn anything unless you make a mess and get your hands dirty. This class focuses on everything oozy, grimy, slippery and slimy that exists in nature or can be made (safely!) in a test tube. Fun for all!

×
Grade K– 1

Choice Time

After classes, our students choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 2–3

Choice Time

After classes, our students choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 4–5

Choice Time

After classes, our students choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 6–8

Debate Club

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Grade 6–8

Sports & Games

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Grade 6–8

Study Hall

It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely, and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

×

Friday 3:30pm

  • Choice Time (Grade Pre-K–K)
  • Art Explorers (Grade K– 1)
  • Iron Chefs! (Grade 2–3)
  • Maker Space (Grade 4–5)
  • Mad Science (Grade 6–8)
  • Sports & Games (Grade 6–8)
  • Study Hall (Grade 6–8)
Grade Pre-K–K

Choice Time

Our students can choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade K– 1

Art Explorers

This creative hands-on class has students working on a new and very cool craft project every week with their favorite after-school staff members!

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Grade 2–3

Iron Chefs!

Knives down, plates up! Inspired by the popular TV show, this engaging cooking class will teach your child the best culinary techniques to cook efficiently with flavor and a little competition. Each week, students will be given a challenging concept and ingredient mix to prepare into a delicious dish. The winners will be chosen by the kids in our Friday Night program. Let the games begin!
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Grade 4–5

Maker Space

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Grade 6–8

Mad Science

Calling all scientists! Here you'll explore all realms of science, examining the natural world.

×
Grade 6–8

Sports & Games

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Grade 6–8

Study Hall

It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely, and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

×

Friday 4:30pm

  • Maker Space (Grade Pre-K–K)
  • Choice Time (Grade K– 1)
  • Choice Time (Grade 2–3)
  • Choice Time (Grade 4–5)
  • Mad Science (Grade 6–8)
  • Sports & Games (Grade 6–8)
  • Study Hall (Grade 6–8)
Grade Pre-K–K

Maker Space

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Grade K– 1

Choice Time

After classes, our students choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 2–3

Choice Time

After classes, our students choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 4–5

Choice Time

After classes, our students choose from a list of structured & free play activities, including; Study Lab, Yard / Gym Play, Indoor Games, Arts & Crafts, & more!  It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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Grade 6–8

Mad Science

Calling all scientists! Here you'll explore all realms of science, examining the natural world.

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Grade 6–8

Sports & Games

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Grade 6–8

Study Hall

It is a priority of our after-school program to make sure our students are doing their homework completely, and keeping up with their class work and studies. To that end, we offer a quiet place to work, supervised by counselors, to every enrolled after-school student every day.

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