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

  • DCC Swimming Lessons (Grade K– 5)
  • DCC Ceramics Adventure (Grade K– 2)
  • Cooking (Grade K– 2)
  • Sports & Games (Grade K– 1)
  • Studio Art (Grade K– 1)
  • Girls Only Coding (Grade 2–5)
  • Homework Help (Grade 2–5)
  • It Must be Magic (Grade 2–3)
  • Olympics (Grade 2–5)
  • Hip Hop (At PS 234) (Grade 4–5)
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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Grade K– 2

DCC Ceramics Adventure

Introduce your child to the world of ceramics! Develop motor skills and learn creative problem solving through projects aimed at stimulating imagination and creativity. Projects range from animal themed sculptures, making a new favorite cup or bowl, figurative work and more!

Mondays: 3:30pm (14 classes: March 2 -June 14)

Price: Members $560  Non-Members: $660

Tuesdays: 4:40pm Tuesday  (14 classes: March 3 -June 15)

Price: Members $560  Non-Members: $660

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Grade K– 2

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 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

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 2–5

Girls Only Coding

This hands on-club offers girls the opportunity to explore Video Game Design and Computer Generated Imaging in a project-based environment that both celebrates their gender and boosts their confidence in technology. All Girls Coding aims to get girls programming and creating interactive art, media and narratives while imparting valuable skills in computational thinking and mathematics.
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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

It Must be Magic

Learn the secrets of magic, sleight of hand and tricks of all kinds!
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Grade 2–5

Olympics

A medley of sports and games, balancing individual and team games. Includes an eight week Olympics event incorporating what the students have been learning all year.
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Grade 4–5

Hip Hop (At PS 234)

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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Tuesday Classes

  • Bricks 4 Kidz (Grade K– 1)
  • Fun With Science (Grade K– 1)
  • Tumbling (Grade K– 1)
  • Cooking (Grade 2–5)
  • Flag Football (Grade 2–3)
  • Homework Help (Grade 2–5)
  • Tae Kwon Do (Grade 2–5)
  • Soccer/Baseball (Grade 4–5)
  • Actors Studio (Grade 3–5)
Grade K– 1

Bricks 4 Kidz

Using a special project kit composed of technical LEGO bricks the students can build over 100 different simple machines and models. The models are used to illustrate key STEM topics, like energy, biology, construction engineering, forces of nature, gravity and force. The specially trained instructors provide short presentations on various STEM concepts. Presentations are followed by LEGO model/machine building to enhance and reinforce their learning and understanding.

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Grade K– 1

Fun With Science

Students conduct hands-on experiments with materials from everyday life. A combination of kitchen and eath science, Students will work on projects including plants and animals, the solar system, balls and ramps, paper airplanes, rockets, weather systems.

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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 2–5

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 2–3

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 2–5

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 2–5

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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Grade 4–5

Soccer/Baseball

Students learn basics 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. The class will alternate between soccer and baseball throughout the school year.

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Grade 3–5

Actors Studio

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

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Wednesday Classes

  • Chess (Grade K– 1)
  • Cooking (Grade K– 1)
  • Soccer/T-Ball (Grade K– 1)
  • Chess (Grade K– 5)
  • Basketball (Grade 2–3)
  • Hip Hop (Grade 2–3)
  • Homework Help (Grade 2–5)
  • Studio Art: Painting & Crafts (Grade 2–5)
  • Video Game Design (Grade 2–3)
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

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 K– 1

Soccer/T-Ball

Students learn basics skills, good sportsmanship and a sense of team spirit. Each class session includes a lesson, drills and a game or scrimmage. The class will alternate between soccer and T-ball throughout the school year.

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Grade K– 5

Chess

Chess is a great game, and kids love it! It also happens to be a powerful exercise for the mind that increases math and literacy abilities. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced chess classes, as well as tournaments for kids who can't get enough chess.

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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

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 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 2–5

Studio Art: Painting & Crafts

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 2–3

Video Game Design

In this gamers intensive class students will learn the basics of coding, 3D modeling and computer environments. They will start off learning through Minecraft, with the possibility of models made in TinkerCad and other code platforms. Our veteran students will be encouraged to code more complicated game mechanics.
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Thursday Classes

  • Musical Theater (Grade K– 1)
  • Hip Hop (Grade K– 1)
  • LEGO Projects & Construction (Grade K– 1)
  • Ooey Gooey Science (Grade K– 1)
  • Tournament Chess (Grade 2–4)
  • Cooking (Grade 2–5)
  • Filmmaking (Grade 2–3)
  • Homework Help (Grade 2–5)
  • Sports Academy (Grade 2–3)
  • Girls Only Sports (at PS234) (Grade 3–5)
  • Sports Academy (Grade 4–5)
  • Track & Field (Grade 2–5)
Grade K– 1

Musical Theater

Broadway performers help students develop singing, dancing and acting skills. Students work as a cast throughout the semester on scenes and musical production numbers. At the end of each semester, the class will perform on stage for family and friends!
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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

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

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 2–4

Tournament Chess

Students who are ready for a challenge take their skills to the next level preparing to compete in tournaments.
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Grade 2–5

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 2–3

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 2–5

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

Sports Academy

Students develop fundamental sport skills, concentration and sportmanship while playing sports and games with Coach Vinny. The semester is broken into two-month-long units, each concentrating on a different sport. Options include Soccer, Baseball, Kickball, Field Hockey and Basketball. The year culminates in a tournament combining the skills from throughout the year.
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Grade 3–5

Girls Only Sports (at PS234)

Because coed sports programs often attract mostly boys, we have carved out a day in our gym schedule that is open exclusively to girls. We have enlisted the help of the Women's Sports Foundation to create a girl-friendly sports environment, where girls will play basketball, volleyball, soccer and more. All other sports and fitness classes will continue to be open to both boys and girls.

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Grade 4–5

Sports Academy

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Grade 2–5

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, shot put and relay races.

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Friday Classes

  • Spanish (Beginner) (Grade K– 1)
  • Sports & Games (Grade K– 1)
  • Tae Kwon Do (Grade K– 1)
  • Gymnastics (Grade 2–5)
  • Jewelry Making & DIY Crafts (Grade 2–5)
  • 3D Game Design (Grade 2–3)
  • Spanish (Grade 2–3)
  • Soccer/Baseball (Grade 2–3)
  • Spanish (Grade 2–3)
  • Coding in Scratch (Grade 2–5)
  • Basketball (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 1

Spanish (Beginner)

Students are introduced to Spanish through songs, games, cultural activities, workbooks and art projects.
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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.
×
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 2–5

Gymnastics

This energetic class builds strength, flexibility and fitness. Students develop acrobatic skills such as tumbling, flips, balance, endurance and coordination.
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Grade 2–5

Jewelry Making & DIY Crafts

Students will create small scale original works of ornamental art that look like professionally made jewelry. DIY projects include galaxy jars, finger-knitted scarves, dream catchers, jewelry boxes, and more!

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Grade 2–3

3D Game Design

Beginning in environments such as Minecraft and Roblox and eventually graduating to industry standard tools and level editors, students will learn the fundamentals of building environments in 3D that are easy, fun and rewarding to traverse. These skills can then be applied to building levels and environments in video games and other three-dimensional immersive spaces.
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Grade 2–3

Spanish

Students are introduced to Spanish through songs, games, cultural activities, workbooks and art projects.
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Grade 2–3

Soccer/Baseball

Students learn basics 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. The class will alternate between soccer and baseball throughout the school year.

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Grade 2–3

Spanish

Students are introduced to Spanish through songs, games, cultural activities, workbooks and art projects.
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Grade 2–5

Coding in Scratch

This class is designed for students who have some programming under their belts. Students will learn how to integrate more complex programming concepts into their games and computational art using MIT's Scratch programming language (such as custom functions, and more advanced math than they might have otherwise been using). Through hands on projects elucidating a single new concept that build upon one another, culminating in a project of the students' own design.
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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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