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After School Program

Welcome to the After School Program (ASP) Spring 2022 Semester! After School Program (ASP) courses will be offered in-person. Registration for Spring courses will open on Monday, January 10 and will close Friday, January 14 at 6 pm.
As we finalize details and schedules before the semester begins, please note that courses are subject to change. We will notify families of any course additions or removals that occur before registration closes.
Please note these important Spring ASP dates:
Registration Closes: Friday, Jan. 14 at 6 pm
Class Placements Sent: Friday, Jan. 21 in the morning
Spring Semester Starts: Monday, Jan. 24
Spring Semester Add/Drop Date: Friday, Feb. 4 at 6 pm
Spring Semester Ends:
Friday, June 3
We are excited about our online offerings and look forward to a great semester of ASP with your children!
The mission-driven After School Program (ASP) strives to further enrich and support all learners through a variety of course offerings. Students are encouraged to pursue interests, reinforce new skills, socialize, explore, create and simply play while in a safe and supportive environment. We offer a diverse array of hands-on experiences and recreation classes that support self-expression, intellectual stimulation and social engagement. Although we have some grade-specific classes, most classes are designed to host students of various age groups. Each semester, we change or expand our program as a practice and in alignment with the philosophy and strategies of a child-centered progressive education.

Our lead teachers are affiliated with The School at Columbia (TSC) or specialized professionals hired by The School. Our assistant teachers work Monday through Friday or multiple times per week. This schedule and commitment allow all teachers to learn and extend the school’s culture and values while supporting each individual child through the end of the program day. One of the highlights of our program is our partnerships with community organizations that teach special programs both on and off site. Partners have included Bloomingdale School of Music, Breakaway Hoops, Dazzling Discoveries, FunFit, Jiyu Movement, NYC Guitar School, Robofun, Roll America, Sugar Hill Museum and Living Maths.

ASP runs Monday to Friday, 3:30-5:30 pm, every full day of school. ASP does not run on half days nor days when there is no school.

he program functions as an extension of the school day. To support families, teachers will transition a child in Kindergarten who is registered for ASP to Kindercare (3:00-3:30 pm) and ASP teachers will transition them into their registered ASP class.

Classroom teachers of K-5 students who are registered in ASP connect students with their ASP teachers in the Main Cafe at 3:30 pm dismissal. Students in Grades 6-8 transition independently to their ASP classes.  

Dismissal for all classes takes place at The School at 5:30 pm.

Class offerings are vast and include diverse options to accommodate each child. A few of our most popular classes are MineCraft, Pre-Robotics, Coding & Game Design, Violin and Voice, Musical Theater Builders, Chess, Tap/Ballet, Aikido, The Mystery of Magic, Inline Skating & Skateboarding, Soccer and Athletic Enrichment, Homework Help, and many more!

Some students in Grades 5-8 opt to enroll in The School’s Athletics Program, and then join an ASP course at the end of their season. Middle Division students (Grades 6-8) can also participate in Supervised Study Hall (Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursdays, 3:45-5:15 pm) or Middle Division Clubs, which typically meet once weekly, 3:45-5:15 pm. Clubs can cover a range of subjects and interests, including visual arts, debate, gender identity, and student newspaper The New Roar Times.

ASP courses run for a full semester, either Fall or Spring. The Fall Semester runs from the second week of September through the third week of January, and the Spring Semester runs from the last week of January through the first week of June.

There is an add-drop period at the start of each ASP semester that ends approximately two weeks before the final date for billing. After this deadline, families will be billed for all registered courses. Families may still add a class after this two-week deadline, but they will be charged an additional administrative fee for any course changes.

ASP enrollment ranges from $677 to $719 per class for one semester, depending on the type of class. Billing is dependent on the number of classes families select for the week. Families receiving financial aid in their TSC tuition packages may also qualify for financial aid for ASP courses. Please contact The School’s Business Office at with any questions.

To support families in need of emergency childcare on a given day, ASP offers a one-day, drop-in service, Kidspace, for a fee of $30. Kidspace is a nurturing environment where students engage in free play, reading, board games, or arts and crafts.

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