Each semester The École offers a different set of after-school Academic & Character, Art & Music, Sports & Fitness, and Science & Technology activities, selected based on student and parent interest. Led either by one of our own teaching staff, or by a specialist partner organization—such as Soccer Shots, TekIntellect, and Tennis Innovators—each is designed to align with the particular developmental levels of our Maternelle, Elementary, and Middle School students, building off the work they are doing in their everyday classrooms.
At The École, we’re particularly proud of some unique options we’ve introduced for students in the 5th grade and above, such as The École Radio, that allow students to explore particular areas of creative and scientific interest. They also encourage our older students to take on confidence-building leadership roles, educating and informing the younger grades about events that make our school special and the caring community values we share.
And of course, we can’t forget The École Falcons, our Elementary and Middle School soccer team! The Falcons provide an opportunity not only to build our students’ athletic skills and sportsmanship, their regular scrimmages and exhibition games against other New York City schools give our entire community—staff, students, and families— a great reason to come out together and cheer.
In addition to our after-school activities, to accommodate our families’ busy schedules, The École also offers Daycare for Maternelle students and Study Hall for Elementary and Middle School students in the event they need to stay at school beyond regular hours.
Academics & Character
Our Academic and Character activities give Maternelle and 1st Grade students additional time and assistance to master critical classroom skills and explore additional languages in a more relaxed learning environment.
- Study Hall
Art & Music
Building from our regular school day Art & Music program, these creative activities let our Maternelle and 1st Grade students more deeply explore their imagination and talents as individual artists and group performers.
- Private Music Lessons (Drums, Guitar, Electric Guitar, and Ukulele)
Schedules and Fees
The after-school program for Maternelle and 1st Grade students begins on the first day of each school semester.
Nursery and Pre-K students can enroll in one activity per day.
- 3:20 pm to 4:05 pm, daily activity
Kindergarten students can enroll in up to two activities per day.
- 3:20 pm to 4:05 pm, first daily activity
- 4:20 pm to 5:05 pm, second daily activity
- 3:35 pm to 4:15 pm, mandatory study hall for students choosing only the second activity
1st Grade students can enroll in one activity per day.
- 3:35 pm to 4:15 pm, mandatory study hall
- 4:20 pm to 5:05 pm, daily activity
Daycare and study hall is available after all scheduled activities until 6:30 pm.
Fees are dependent on the number of activities and Daycare or study hall hours a student is enrolled in per day.
Download the Maternelle and 1st Grade after-school program brochure for details about schedule and fees.
Academics & Character
To support our 2nd-8th Grade students as they both take on increasingly challenging school subjects and standardized tests and become role models for The École’s younger grades, our Academic and Character activities provide additional time, assistance, and experiences to understand and master critical skills.
- Community Service
- Study Hall
- Test Prep
Art & Music
Our 2nd-8th Grade Arts & Music activities allow older students to take more charge of their creativity as they grow older, providing opportunities for them to practice individual musical talents or come together in groups, whether to produce their own radio or theatre pieces or discuss their favorite literary works.
- Book Club
- Mon Premier Groupe
- News Show
- Private Music Lessons (Drums, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, and Violin)
Sports & Fitness
2nd-8th Grade Sports & Fitness activities focus both on individual skill-building and group team-building, including opportunities to play soccer on The École Falcons team against other NYC schools, so that our older students become more confident athletes when facing more competitive situations.
- Art & Cirque
- Falcons Soccer Team
- Krav Maga
- Tae Kwon Do
- Team Sports
Science & Technology
Designed to inspire the scientist in every one of our 2nd-8th Grade students, our Science & Technology activities provide opportunities to become more involved in a variety of current areas of great interest, from environmental science to engineering technology.
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Schedules and Fees
The after-school program for 2nd-8th Grade students begins on the first day of each school semester.
Depending on their grade and the day of the week 2nd-8th Grade students can enroll in one or two school activities.
Prior to the start of the day’s activity, students will have a mandatory study hall. Study hall is available after all scheduled activities until 6:30 pm.
Fees are dependent on the number of activities and study hall hours a student is enrolled in.
Download our 2nd-8th Grade after-school program brochure for details about schedule and fees.
The École Vacation Program
During the short Fall, Winter, and Spring holidays, students from Nursery to 4th grade whose families are staying in the New York City area have the option to enroll in our vacation program.
As with our after-school program and our longer Summer Camp, students will have an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of enriching bilingual activities—from music and dance to arts and crafts—led by teachers from The École’s regular staff. Weather permitting, daily recess is held nearby in Union Square Park, or in our multi-purpose rooms on rainy days. A field trip to one of New York City’s cultural institutions caps of each holiday week.
- 8:30 am to 9:00 am: Daycare (Extended day)
- 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Workshops and activities
- 11:00 am to 11:30 pm: Recess at local parks (Madison or Union Square)
- 11:30 pm to 12:00 pm: Lunch
- 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm: Nap for Nursery and Pre-K and recess for grades K through 5
- 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm: Workshop and activities
- 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Daycare (Extended day)
October 15–19, 2018
February 19–22, 2019 (4 days)
April 8 to 12, 2019
Half: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, $70
Full: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, $120
Extended: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, $155
5-day with Extended days: $700