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!

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Monday Classes

  • Creative Drama (Grade K– 1)
  • Ooey Gooey Science (Grade K– 1)
  • Tae Kwon Do (Grade K– 1)
  • Tumbling (Grade K– 1)
  • Basketball (Grade 2–3)
  • Cartooning & Comic Book Art (Grade 2–3)
  • Girls Only STEM (Grade 2–3)
  • Junior LEGO League (Grade 2–3)
  • Basketball (Grade 4–5)
  • Chess (Grade 4–5)
  • Improv (Grade 4–5)
  • Portfolio Art (Grade 4–5)
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 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 K– 1

Tae Kwon Do

Students learn self-defense, focus, concentration and discipline in a non-contact weekly martial arts workout. Classes are grouped by age and belt level. All levels work on forms, and bag work: kicks, punches, blocks and footwork. Sparring begins at yellow belt. At the end of each semester, we have an exhibition and test, where students have an opportunity for belt advancement (by teacher recommendation).

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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 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 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

Junior LEGO League

An introduction to the LEGO Robotics League, this course offers young students an opportunity to work with LEGO Mindstorms technology to build functional robots that can perform simple tasks.
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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

Improv

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 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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Tuesday Classes

  • Bookmaking, Origami, & Paper Arts (Grade K– 1)
  • Chess (Grade K– 1)
  • Ooey Gooey Science (Grade K– 1)
  • Soccer (Grade K– 1)
  • Creative Writing (Grade 2–3)
  • Soccer (Grade 2–3)
  • Studio Art (Grade 2–3)
  • Cartooning & Comic Book Art (Grade 4–5)
  • Photography (Grade 4–5)
  • Track & Field (Grade 4–5)
  • Tae Kwon Do (Grade 2–5)
Grade K– 1

Bookmaking, Origami, & Paper Arts

What can be more fun that writing your own stories, being as creative as you want and making your own books!? In Book Making; storytelling, paper arts and craftsmanship, come together to give your child the immersive experience of creating and publishing their own very own journals, diaries, paper art figures and books! 

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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 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 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 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 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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Grade 4–5

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 2–5

Tae Kwon Do

Students learn self-defense, focus, concentration and discipline in a non-contact weekly martial arts workout. Classes are grouped by age and belt level. All levels work on forms, and bag work: kicks, punches, blocks and footwork. Sparring begins at yellow belt. At the end of each semester, we have an exhibition and test, where students have an opportunity for belt advancement (by teacher recommendation).

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Wednesday Classes

  • Fun in Spanish (Grade K– 1)
  • Group Piano (Grade K– 1)
  • Hip Hop (Grade K– 1)
  • Tball (Grade K– 1)
  • Baseball (Grade 2–3)
  • Cooking (Grade 2–3)
  • Homework Help (Grade 2–5)
  • Magic Club (Grade 2–3)
  • Tumbling (Grade 2–3)
  • Skateboarding (Grade 4–5)
  • Studio Art (Grade 4–5)
  • Tennis & Table Tennis (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 1

Fun in Spanish

Hola, come join Iris to learn about Spanish language, music and culture in a fun and age appropriate classroom setting.
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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

Tball

A great introduction to the sport of baseball for young athletes!
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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

Cooking

Our young chefs learn essential kitchen skills, from measuring and converting fractions to slicing and chopping to sauteing 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 2–5

Homework Help

We offer a formal Homework Club, as a class choice for students who need extra help focusing on their assignments. 

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Grade 2–3

Magic Club

Learn the secrets of magic, sleight of hand and tricks of all kinds!
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Grade 2–3

Tumbling

This energetic class builds strength, flexibility and fitness. Students develop acrobatic skills while having fun!!
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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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Thursday Classes

  • Art, Music & Movement (Grade K– 1)
  • Cooking (Grade K– 1)
  • Group Piano (Grade K– 1)
  • Yoga (Grade K– 1)
  • Chess (Grade K– 1)
  • Chess (Grade 2–3)
  • Flag Football (Grade 2–3)
  • Improv (Grade 2–3)
  • Jewelry Making (Grade 2–3)
  • Create-a-Game Lab (Grade 4–5)
  • Flag Football (Grade 4–5)
  • Hip Hop (Grade 4–5)
  • LEGO Robotics (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

Cooking

Our young chefs learn essential kitchen skills, from measuring and converting fractions to slicing and chopping to sauteing and plating. We develop and encourage nutritious food choices while working together to prepare snacks and meals. Every class ends with a delicious treat!

×
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

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 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

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

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 2–3

Jewelry Making

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

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

LEGO Robotics

Teams of students will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS software to solve a set of missions on an obstacle course, getting familiar with the technology used at citywide competitions. The FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. To learn more about the LEGO robotics program, please visit www.usfirst.org.

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Friday Classes

  • Jewelry Making (Grade K– 1)
  • Ballet (Grade K– 1)
  • LEGO Projects & Construction (Grade K– 1)
  • Sports & Games (Grade K– 1)
  • Hip Hop (Grade 2–3)
  • Volleyball (Grade 3–5)
  • Mad Scientist (Grade 2–3)
  • Tennis & Table Tennis (Grade 2–3)
  • DIY: Design & Craft (Grade 4–5)
  • Volleyball (Grade 3–5)
  • Soccer (Grade 4–5)
  • Tae Kwon Do (Grade 2–5)
Grade K– 1

Jewelry Making

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

LEGO Projects & Construction

Kids will receive daily challenges of structures to build with Legos. There will also be time for students to explore on their own and in small groups, building creations of their own invention.

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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 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

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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 2–3

Mad Scientist

Students conduct amazing experiments that snap, crackle, pop, ooze, crash and boom!
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Grade 2–3

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.
×
Grade 4–5

DIY: Design & Craft

Children let their imaginations run free as they explore and experiment using clay, paint, found objects and other unusual materials to create their own masterpiece. This open ended class provides different stations with various art materials to help bring your child's vision to life!
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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.
×
Grade 4–5

Soccer

Kids will learn the basic rules, skills, and sportsmanship to help improve their soccer game. All levels welcome!
×
Grade 2–5

Tae Kwon Do

Students learn self-defense, focus, concentration and discipline in a non-contact weekly martial arts workout. Classes are grouped by age and belt level. All levels work on forms, and bag work: kicks, punches, blocks and footwork. Sparring begins at yellow belt. At the end of each semester, we have an exhibition and test, where students have an opportunity for belt advancement (by teacher recommendation).

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