Important Note: After-School Program during COVID-19 pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the after-school program will be maintained online. Activities will start later to give enough time to students to be back at home. We have selected a range of online activities that we know students and families enjoy.
More information about our Back Onsite Plan.
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 Swan, Soccer Shots, TekIntellect, 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 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 sports team! The Falcons not only provide our students with the opportunity to build their athletic skills and sportsmanship, they also give our entire community—staff, students, and families— a great reason to come out together and cheer.
Schedules and Fees
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.
- Mandarin, Spanish
- Mor-E, More-E Book Club
- Raconte moi une histoire, Français+
- Chess, Typing Club, The École Radio
- Budding Entrepreneurs, Stock Market Club, Newspaper
- Community Service, Test Prep, Study Hall…
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.
- Art, Art & Cirque
- Musical Theater
- Music Band “mon premier groupe”
- Group and Private Music Lessons
- Theater, Drama, Decor and costume…
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.
- Soccer, Team Sports, The École Falcons Sports Team
- Krav Maga, Tae Kwon do, Yoga
- Rhythmic Gymnastics, Gymnastic
- Dance, Ballet, Hip Hop
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.
- Mad Science
- Robotics & Coding (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
- 3D Printing
This year, the after-school program is online and begins on September 14th.
Onsite Day care and study hall is not available.
Activities start later to give onsite students enough time to be back home.
Maternelle and Elementary students can enroll in up to two online activities per day:
- from 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm
- from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
Middle-School students can enroll in up to two online activities per day:
- from 4:45 pm to 5:30 pm
- from 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm
Fees are dependent on the of activities a student is enrolled in per day.
Registrations for the 1st semester will end on Wednesday September 9, 2020 at midnight.
Download the After-School Program Brochure for details about schedule and fees.
The École Vacation Program
Important Note: Vacation Program during COVID-19 pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vacation Program will be maintained online. We have selected a range of online activities that we know students and families enjoy.
More information about our Back Onsite Plan.
During the short Fall, Winter, and Spring holidays, students from Nursery to 5th 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 Madison Square Park, or in our multi-purpose rooms on rainy days.
- 8:30 am to 9:00 am: Early Drop Off
- 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 3:00 pm: Workshop and activities
- 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Extended day with activities or day care
October Break Online Camp
For 1st to 3rd Graders: October 13–16, 2020 (4 days)
Full day: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, $75
4 full days: $250
Download the October Break Online Camp Schedule