P.S. 276 After-School

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. Each day, your child is dismissed directly to our staff. After a healthy snack, Depending on our offerings students will have the option to attend an early class at 3:30pm or a late class at 4:40pm.

Before and After Class - Students choose from a list of structured and open play activities, set up by our team leaders. These activities include: study hall, gym sports, yard play, indoor games, arts & crafts, music and more. This activity is built into your child’s daily schedule as a structured free play before and after their selected club for the day.

 


 

Monday

  • Cool Crafts! (Grade K– 1)
  • Tumbling (Grade K– 1)
  • Creative Drama (Grade K– 1)
  • Cartooning & Comic Book Art (Grade 2–3)
  • Girls Only STEM (Grade 2–3)
  • Basketball (Grade 2–3)
  • Basketball (Grade 4–5)
  • Chess (Grade 4–5)
  • Portfolio Art (Grade 4–5)
  • DCC Swimming Lessons (Grade K– 5)
Grade K– 1

Cool Crafts!

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 K– 1

Tumbling

This energetic class builds strength, flexibility and fitness. Students develop acrobatic skills while having fun!!
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Grade K– 1

Creative Drama

An introduction to the theater. Children develop their talents through role playing, theater games, songs and storytelling.
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Grade 2–3

Cartooning & Comic Book Art

Inspired by their favorite comic book artists and armed with their imagination, student create characters and story lines, first in single panels, then in comic strips, and finally creating complete comic books at the end of each semester.
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Grade 2–3

Girls Only STEM

This hands on-club offers girls the opportunity to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in a unique single-gender environment. While engaged in project-based learning, Girls Only STEM aims to improve both girls' confidence and interest in math and science.
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Grade 2–3

Basketball

Students learn basketball skills, good sportsmanship, and sense of team spirit. Players are divided into groups based on experience and skill level. Each class session includes a lesson filled with drills and a game or scrimmage. 

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Grade 4–5

Basketball

Students learn basketball skills, good sportsmanship, and sense of team spirit. Players are divided into groups based on experience and skill level. Each class session includes a lesson filled with drills and a game or scrimmage. 

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Grade 4–5

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 4–5

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 K– 5

DCC Swimming Lessons

At the beginning of each semester, children are evaluated individually by our full-time aquatic director and certified teaching staff. Groups are assigned by age and ability. Classes are limited to 3-6 students per instructor, depending on the age and ability level of the swimmers. Parents receive progress reports at the end of each semester that outline the skills their children have acquired, as well as areas of potential improvement.

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Monday 4:15PM

  • Chess (Grade 4–5)
Grade 4–5

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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Tuesday

  • Ballet (Grade K– 1)
  • Soccer (Grade K– 1)
  • Ooey Gooey Science (Grade K– 1)
  • Creative Writing (Grade 2–3)
  • Soccer (Grade 2–3)
  • Studio Art (Grade 2–3)
  • Track & Field (Grade 3–5)
  • Cartooning & Comic Book Art (Grade 4–5)
  • Photography (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 1

Ballet

An introduction to ballet vocabulary and technique. Students develop strength, alignment, musicality, and the grace that is inherent in the form. Dancers in our ballet classes are prominently featured in each semester's dance performance.

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Grade K– 1

Soccer

Kids will learn the basic rules, skills, and sportsmanship to help improve their soccer game. All levels welcome!
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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

Creative Writing

Students will explore multiple kinds of creative writing from short stories to comics and learn several tools of the trade for writing, expanding their creative horizons through the timeless art of the written word

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Grade 2–3

Soccer

Kids will learn the basic rules, skills, and sportsmanship to help improve their soccer game. All levels welcome!
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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 3–5

Track & Field

Run like the wind in this fun fitness club! Children will learn all the basic elements of a track and field competition, including sprints, middle and long distance running, long jumps, high jumps, shot put and relay races.
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Grade 4–5

Cartooning & Comic Book Art

Inspired by their favorite comic book artists and armed with their imagination, student create characters and story lines, first in single panels, then in comic strips, and finally creating complete comic books at the end of each semester.
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Grade 4–5

Photography

Students will hone their skills as photographers as they learn the basics of composition, lighting, exposure, and post production!
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Tuesday 4:15pm

  • Studio Art (Grade K– 1)
Grade K– 1

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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Wednesday

  • Group Piano (Grade K– 1)
  • Hip Hop (Grade K– 1)
  • T-Ball (Grade K– 1)
  • Baseball (Grade 2–3)
  • Filmmaking (Grade 2–3)
  • Jewelry Making/DIY (Grade 2–3)
  • Skateboarding (Grade 4–5)
  • Studio Art (Grade 4–5)
  • Tennis & Table Tennis (Grade 4–5)
  • DCC Swimming Lessons (Grade K– 5)
Grade K– 1

Group Piano

We offer an introduction to the piano keyboard in a group lesson setting. All levels are welcome. These classes are an excellent introduction to rhythm, melody and music theory.
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Grade K– 1

Hip Hop

A high-energy class for dancers of all experience levels. The dance studio will be hopping as students learn individual and teamwork skills that evolve into polished dance numbers. All students participate in a Manhattan Youth dance performance at the end of each semester

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Grade K– 1

T-Ball

Students learn basics skills, good sportsmanship and a sense of team spirit. Each class session includes a lesson, drills and a game. 

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Grade 2–3

Baseball

Students learn baseball skills, good sportsmanship, and sense of team spirit. Players are divided into groups based on experience and skill level. Each class session includes a lesson filled with drills and a game or scrimmage. 

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Grade 2–3

Filmmaking

In this hands-on class, young filmmakers will conceptualize stories and bring them to life. Students will learn how to handle and use camera equipment, basic short composition, direction, collaboration and basic editing skills in order to turn their story ideas into short films.
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Grade 2–3

Jewelry Making/DIY

Students will create small scale original works of ornamental art that look like professionally made jewelry.
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Grade 4–5

Skateboarding

We have teamed up with a professional skateboarder who will be teaching skateboarding from the perspective that it is a multifaceted activity and has several specialized disciplines such as Street, Transition, Sliding, Slalom, Freestyle, Cruising, Downhill, Push and Distance Skating. This club offers a 3-part curriculum of skateboarding beginning with a variety of comprehensive lessons for beginners, intermediate riders and advanced. Safety is a priority, therefore students must always wear a helmet, wrist and elbow guards as well as knee pads in order to participate.
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Grade 4–5

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

Tennis & Table Tennis

Students will become familiar with the tennis court and improve hand-eye coordination and agility. Instructors zero in on building the foundation and cultivating a love of the game through basic strokes and fun games associated with tennis and table tennis.
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Grade K– 5

DCC Swimming Lessons

At the beginning of each semester, children are evaluated individually by our full-time aquatic director and certified teaching staff. Groups are assigned by age and ability. Classes are limited to 3-6 students per instructor, depending on the age and ability level of the swimmers. Parents receive progress reports at the end of each semester that outline the skills their children have acquired, as well as areas of potential improvement.

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Thursday

  • Art, Music & Movement (Grade K– 1)
  • Dinosaur Club (Grade K– 1)
  • Yoga (Grade K– 1)
  • Chess (Grade 2–3)
  • Flag Football (Grade 2–3)
  • Improv/Theater (Grade 2–3)
  • Flag Football (Grade 3–5)
  • Hip Hop (Grade 4–5)
  • Create-a-Game Lab (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 1

Art, Music & Movement

Develop cooperation and emotional intelligence in this fun class with PS 276's own Elizabeth Day. Students will sing, dance, and put their creativity in action.
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Grade K– 1

Dinosaur Club

Do you have a kindergartner or first grader who is obsessed with dinosaurs? Why fight it? Here's a place for learning about the prehistoric creatures, drawing them, talking about them, and, perhaps, roaring like a T-Rex.

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Grade K– 1

Yoga

This workshop, led by instructors from Asana Alphabet Yoga, teaches safe and developmentally sound yoga poses, breathwork, meditation and relaxation. Students build strength and flexibility, increase concentration and attention spans, and relieve tension and anxiety.
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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 2–3

Flag Football

Students develop skills, good sportsmanship and a sense of team spirit. Players are divided into groups based on experience and skill level. Each class session includes a lesson, drills and a game or scrimmage.

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Grade 2–3

Improv/Theater

Using games, quirky characters and ideas from the audience, students will learn the technique of building "short form" scenes on the spot.
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Grade 3–5

Flag Football

Students develop skills, good sportsmanship and a sense of team spirit. Players are divided into groups based on experience and skill level. Each class session includes a lesson, drills and a game or scrimmage.

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Grade 4–5

Hip Hop

A high-energy, intense class for dancers of all experience levels. The dance studio will be hopping to today's pop stars as students learn individual and teamwork skills that evolve into polished dance numbers. All students participate in a Manhattan Youth dance performance at the end of each semester

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Grade 4–5

Create-a-Game Lab

What's more fun than playing by someone else's rules? Making up your own, of course! The Create-a-Game Lab offers children a place to develop, build and play their own board games, puzzles, riddles, and even physical challenges!

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Thursday 4:15pm

  • Chess (Grade K– 1)
  • Jazz Show Dance (Grade 2–3)
  • Jazz Show Dance (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 1

Chess

Never mind that chess is a great exercise for the mind that increases math and literacy abilities. Chess is a great game, and kids love it! We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced chess classes, as well as an annual tournament for students in our Manhattan Youth programs.

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Grade 2–3

Jazz Show Dance

This challenging class explores a range of styles from around the world, ranging from contemporary to classical, and emphasizing jazz funk and Broadway. Students will learn dance combinations while improving individual and group skills. 

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Grade 4–5

Jazz Show Dance

This challenging class explores a range of styles from around the world, ranging from contemporary to classical, and emphasizing jazz funk and Broadway. Students will learn dance combinations while improving individual and group skills. 

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Friday

  • Chess (Grade K– 1)
  • Sports & Games (Grade K– 1)
  • Jewelry Making/DIY (Grade K– 1)
  • Hip Hop (Grade 2–3)
  • Cool Crafts! (Grade 2–3)
  • Mad Scientist (Grade 2–3)
  • Volleyball (Grade 3–5)
  • Soccer (Grade 4–5)
  • Filmmaking (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 1

Chess

Never mind that chess is a great exercise for the mind that increases math and literacy abilities. Chess is a great game, and kids love it! We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced chess classes, as well as an annual tournament for students in our Manhattan Youth programs.

×
Grade K– 1

Sports & Games

Most children entering kindergarten are not ready for full-on team sports. We use active games to introduce young children to fundamental sport skills, and get their bodies moving by running, jumping, throwing, and catching.
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Grade K– 1

Jewelry Making/DIY

Students will create small scale original works of ornamental art that look like professionally made jewelry.
×
Grade 2–3

Hip Hop

A high-energy, intense class for dancers of all experience levels. The dance studio will be hopping to today's pop stars as students learn individual and teamwork skills that evolve into polished dance numbers. All students participate in a Manhattan Youth dance performance at the end of each semester

×
Grade 2–3

Cool Crafts!

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

Mad Scientist

Students conduct amazing experiments that snap, crackle, pop, ooze, crash and boom!
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Grade 3–5

Volleyball

A fun, active, instructional session for both beginner-level and advanced players who are interested in developing their volleyball skills.Students will learn the basic skills of bumping and serving, and the rules of the game.
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Grade 4–5

Soccer

Kids will learn the basic rules, skills, and sportsmanship to help improve their soccer game. All levels welcome!
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Grade 4–5

Filmmaking

In this hands-on class, young filmmakers will conceptualize stories and bring them to life. Students will learn how to handle and use camera equipment, basic short composition, direction, collaboration, and basic editing skills in order to turn their story ideas into short films.

×

Friday 4:15pm

  • Cool Crafts! (Grade K– 1)
Grade K– 1

Cool Crafts!

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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