Each semester The École offers a different set of after-school activities, selected based on student and parent interest. Activities fall into one of the following categories: Academic & Character, Art & Music, Sports & Fitness, and Science & Technology. Led either by one of our own teaching staff, or by a specialist partner organization—such as FFF, The Coder School, Swan Kids, CinemaKidz, Tennis Innovators and others—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 —such as Chefs for Kids or the Swimming Classes for our Elementary & Middle School students!
After-School Program for Semester 2
The program for semester 2 will be available late November, and registrations will open on Monday, December 11 at 6 p.m.
Message From the Parents Association
The École Parents Association (TEPA) has a scholarship fund for families who qualify based on financial need. This scholarship fund is to help with after school programs, uniforms, lunches, and/or school trips. If you would like to request financial assistance for the after-school programs semester 2 2023-24, please complete the form provided HERE by Tuesday, November 14, 2023, so that scholarship decisions may be made in time for registration on December 11. If you have any questions, please contact TEPA.
After-School Program for Semester 1
You can access the comprehensive schedule with all the details about the after-school program for semester 1 in this Brochure.
Registration for semester 1 are now closed, but feel free to contact us should you need to register your children for some activities for the rest of this semester.
In order to help you to work around your family’s schedule, you can register your child on an as-needed basis for one or a few days of after-school provided there is space in one of the activities for the requested slots. There is a flat fee of $40 per session. Please inform the After-School team at least 24 hours in advance at afterschool@theEcole.org and we will be happy to accommodate you if possible.
Academics & Character
Our Academic and Character activities give our students additional time, assistance, and experience to understand and master critical classroom skills and explore additional languages in a more relaxed learning environment. These activities support our older students as they both take on increasingly challenging school subjects and standardized tests and become role models for The École’s younger grades.
- Study Hall,
- Native Language Classes: Arabic, Spanish, Russian,
- Brain Quest, Test Prep for SHSAT,
- Chefs for Kids, Little Ecologists, Le Petit Atelier…
Art & Music
Building from our regular school day Art & Music program, these creative activities let our younger students more deeply explore their imagination and talents as individual artists and group performers. They also 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 musical or write and perform their theatre pieces.
- Arts, Clay Work, La Cuisine de Judy,
- Knitting & Crocheting, Couture,
- Comédie Musicale, Little Opera, Théâtre,
- Creative Film Making, Music Band “mon premier groupe”…
Sports & Fitness
Individual and group Sports & Fitness activities ensure we’re teaching students how to keep their bodies and minds healthy and strong—and how to keep competition fair and friendly. For our older students, Sports & Fitness activities focus both on individual skill-building and group team-building, including opportunities to play on The École Falcons team against other NYC schools. This helps them become more confident athletes when facing more competitive situations.
- Swimming Classes, Team Sports, Parkour
- Capoeira, Tae Kwon do, Gymnastics,
- FFF Indoors Soccer, Fencing, Dance,
- Ping Pong, Yoga…
Science & Technology
Designed to inspire curiosity of mind, our Science & Technology activities start with some of our younger students’ favorite toys and topics and turn them into exciting opportunities to learn how the world works. Designed to inspire the scientist in every one of our older students, these activities provide opportunities to become more involved in a variety of current areas of great interest, from environmental science to engineering technology.
- Lego, Chess, Sciences Exploration & Fun,
- Video Game Design, Scratch Coding, Intro to Python,
- Robotics, Weird Science TV
- Space Animation, Website Design…
Schedules and Fees
The first-semester activities begin on Monday, September 11, 2023, and end on Friday, January 26, 2024.
Registration are now closed.
This fall, we have added plenty of new activities, some of them especially designed for the younger ones, as well as for our Middle Schoolers. And as always, we are happy to offer your favorite activities! Les Comptines de Lucie, Rainbow Kidz Club, Little Opera, Clay Work, Knitting & Crocheting, Couture, Robotics, Intro to Coding, Python, Fencing, Swimming Classes, Team Sports, Tennis, Capoeira, Ping Pong, Dungeons & Dragons, Native Language Classes… and many more!
Onsite Aftercare and Study Hall are also available.
Fees depend on the activities and on the number of activities a student is enrolled in per day. Click here to read the refund and cancelations terms & conditions.
Questions about our after school programs?
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us to talk more about The École’s after school programs. We’re excited about what we have available for our students and would love to answer any questions you may have.