We have several after school options for you. To register for any of them, you will sign up directly with the provider or teacher. There are four types of after-school options.
1. Teacher-Run: These enrichment classes are taught by our ICS teachers. Kindergarten and 1st graders can enroll for classes held at 55 Willoughby Street. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders can enroll for classes held at 9 Hanover Place. Students will NOT be walking between buildings this year.
2. On-Site After-School Programs: These classes are run by outside companies and taught at ICS. Just like the teacher-run programs your child can enroll in a class that takes place in their building. Students will NOT be walking between buildings.
3. Off-Site After-School Programs that will pick up from ICS: These programs have agreed to pick-up children at both ICS locations and walk them to their facility.
4. Kids Orbit: This is our in-house after-school program.
Financial Aid is available. Please fill out this form on the ICS website to apply. The Family Organization will be providing financial assistance for Teacher-Run classes only. Once you have been approved, please fill out this form to indicate which class you would like to enroll your child. Because of limited funds and to assist as many families as possible, the FO will be offering partial aid this session. The deadline to apply for financial assistance from the FO is ?????. If you have any questions, please email Matt Sorin (firstname.lastname@example.org) ICS also provides scholarships for other programs. That information is on their website.
1a. AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS - 55 WILLOUGHBY ST: K and 1st ONLY
1b. AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS - 9 HANOVER PL: 2nd - 4th ONLY
PLEASE NOTE! While most 9 Hanover ICS afterschool programs end at 5:00, we are happy to announce that the Science, Language and Arts International School (also in 9 Hanover) will be picking up 2-4 graders in need of programming from 5:00-6:00pm. You can see a list of their programs here (cooking, ceramics, guitar and more). Please be sure to list ICS (9 Hanover) as your child's school so that they know to pick them up. Thank you! REGISTRATION: Please register for these classes here. CONTACT: Elizabeth Lahart, email: email@example.com, phone: 718-636-3836.
2. DESCRIPTION OF ON-SITE* PROGRAMS
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm
At The Stage, we aim to provide children with the finest quality of performing arts training in a fun, friendly and caring environment. Our musical theater classes give children top quality training while letting them have fun and make friends. Our teaching staff are handpicked for their professional experience from Broadway, national tours or regional theater work as well as their love for teaching children.
The performing arts are an important discipline for children. They help promote confidence, creativity and self-esteem. We make sure our classes give each and every child the chance to shine and express themselves while working as an ensemble and learning about team work.
Day / Time:
K-1st Grade: Fridays 4:00 - 5:00pm
2nd - 4th Grade: Friday 4:00 - 5:00pm and 5:00 - 6:00pm
Splat Lab gives youth the opportunity to explore, create, problem solve and have fun! Each class will feature a cool project such as making slime, cup castles, secret messages and clay creatures. Every session will feature student choice and the option for free exploration such as tinker stations, butcher paper free draw and beading.
Fridays 4-5pm at 44 Willoughy Street please register here.
Fridays 4-5pm at 9 Hanover Place please register here.
Fridays 5-6pm at 9 Hanover Place please register here.
CONTACT: Taylor Vecchio, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 646-343-9888
Grades K-1, Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00pm at 55 Willoughby Street
Join Mad Science this session and discover why science is the real star on the big screen. You’ll create cool sound effects and build your very own robot hand to take home in a class that focuses on technology. Harness the sun’s heat and ramp up a power generation station. Get linked in to a network and work with radio signals. Conduct hands on experiments that will provide the opportunity to explore the force of gravity and even defy gravity! Some of the classes in this session include: Movie Effects, The Science of Magic, Sonic Sounds, Optical Illusions, Wacky Water, The Science of Toys, Radical Robots, The Science of Art, Great Gravity and Get Connected.
Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Tuesday: Mind Masters at 9 Hanover Place
Friday: Brain Benders at 55 Willoughby Street
Mind Masters (9 Hanover): $486
This Mensa Select series is for children that have shown an interest in games that involve strategic thinking. Your gamers will be introduced to classic games and strategy basics all designed to promote linear mathematical concepts, working memory, and perceptual organization. Throughout the program, participants will focus on practicing good sportsmanship while simultaneously having fun trying to outwit and out-strategize their opponents. Game List may include: Mancala, Senet, Look Look, Mine Shift, Qwirkle, Dizios, Yikerz, Sleeping Queen, Gin Rummy, Chess, Bakers Dozen, Loot, Tsuro, Sushi Go, Carcassonne.
Brain Benders (55 Willoughby): $366
This problem-solving series is for children that demonstrate an affinity for strategic thinking. We introduce these gamers to a wide range of game genres from ancient strategy to modern board games. Throughout the program players will explore deeper strategy elements and multidimensional thinking. As always, participants will also focus on issues of ‘good sportsmanship’ while simultaneously trying to outwit and out strategize their opponents. Games may include: 7 Wonders, Carcassone, Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, Boggle, Sushi Go!, Splendor, Dragonwood, Machi Koro, Ticket to Ride, Small World.
MORE INFORMATION: More information can be found on the Brooklyn Strategist website
For Tuesday Mind Masters at 9 Hanover Place register here.
For Friday Brain Benders at 55 Willoughby Street register here.
CONTACT: Fiona Malone, email: email@example.com, phone: 718-576-3035
Grades 2-4, Fridays, 4:00 - 5:00pm at 9 Hanover Place: CANCELLED FOR SPRING SEMESTER
Schoolhouse Chess is devoted to helping kids develop learning and thinking skills by teaching them chess. Chess has been proven to help with logic, memory, analysis, reading, and mathematics, and has even been shown to improve IQ. However, Schoolhouse Chess understands the importance of making learning fun! We teach chess with fun characters and stories that are woven into a logical, step-by-step curriculum that begins with the basic rules and extends through advanced strategies and tactics.
3. OFF-SITE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Brooklyn Music School
Location: 126 St Felix St
Time: 4:00pm - 6:15pm
Days: Monday - Friday, Thursday half-day program from 12:30-6:15pm
Note that if you are choosing Thursday there is a special question. Remember to tick the box that says "Yes my student attends International Charter School and I require early pick up."
REGISTRATION: Please register for this class here.
PICK UP: Available from 55 Willoughby and 9 Hanover to their location.
CONTACT: Christian Colón, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 718-638-5660
Backpacks & Binoculars
Locations: 80 Willoughby St AND 36 St. Felix St
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Days: Monday - Friday, Thursday half-day program from 12:30-6:00pm
Explore the world! At Backpacks & Binoculars Afterschool Adventures, we travel the globe through an interdisciplinary study of countries and cultures around the world. Through in-depth examination and hands-on experiences, we cultivate young minds to view themselves as an integral part of the continued growth of our global community. As part of this experience, our students relate back to their own culture and heritage to discover what makes them a unique global citizen.
In additional to childcare, all of our afterschool explorers participate in daily enrichment classes daily: Inventor's Workshop (Monday), Book Adventures (Tuesday), Global Kitchen (Wednesday), Artworks (Thursday).
Created By Kids
Location: 592 Pacific St (near Atlantic Terminal)
Time: 12:30-3:30pm with additional extended day option from 3:30 - 5:30pm
Day: Thursday half-day program . NEW this year: Professional Development Days (8am - 3:30pm).
PLEASE NOTE: Thursday half-days at Created By Kids run through June 13
At Created By Kids the students will get to try their hand at a little bit of everything during our Fine Arts half day classes. We’ll learn about famous artists and use their work as inspiration for our projects.
Students will get the chance to try out an array of art mediums and techniques. We will learn about different forms of printmaking relief, mono and screen printing. The children will be working with clay, both hand build and on the pottery wheel. We will then practice drawing techniques with self portraits and characters. We will focus on composition, layout, perspective, line, and shading.
We will even combine some of the art mediums to create unique mixed media projects. This is a great chance for your child to try out new art processes, while learning about the history of fine art. This class is designed for students in K-4th grade, we tailor our art projects to fit the students age and abilities.
MORE INFORMATION: More information on the Thursday half day program can be found here.
Ha'Geemnasia Hebrew After School
Location: 274 Garfield Pl, Congregation Beth Elohim
Time: 12:30 - 3:00pm
Day: Thursday half-day program
PLEASE NOTE: Thursday half-days at Ha'Geemnasia will run March 18th through June 14th.
Ha’Geemnasia is CBE’s Hebrew language and Israeli culture After School program. All Ha’Geemnasia classes allow children to have fun while engaging in activities with Israeli teachers.
Our class will include pick up from the CBE, Snack (Neeshnoosh), Hebrew (through games and songs), Aleph Bet, Jewish holidays and art. We will do art projects connected to the Jewish holidays/ or inspired by Israeli Artists like Yaakov Agam, Avraham Ofek, Anna Ticho and more. We will also do some Yoga as part of our class.
Location: 40 Barry Rd, Governors’ Island
Day: Thursday half-day program, for kids in Grades 2-4
Thursday half-days at Play:ground NYC begin after Spring Break on May 2nd and run through June 20th
Cost: $480 for 8 weeks
play:groundNYC is excited to launch a special half day Adventure Play Club for ICS kids on Thursdays from 12:20 to 5:45pm at The Yard. Beginning May 2nd through June 20th. Our club is small, so reserve your spot while you can! Our trained playworkers will pick up your child from school at dismissal and bring them to Governors Island on the 1pm ferry. Your child will have the opportunity to play, create, build and explore with the support of our wonderful playworkers. They will return with our playworkers to Manhattan on the 5pm ferry, ready for pick up at 9 Hanover Place at 5.45pm.
The Adventure Play Club takes place in all weather.
Please pack an afternoon snack for your child.
For transport to and from the Ferry terminal, children will need to have a charged metro card unless they are exempt from paying.
A minimum of 6 participants is required to run the program for ICS.
REGISTRATION: Please register for this program here.
PICK UP / DISMISSAL: Kids will be picked up and dismissed at 9 Hanover from 5:45.
CONTACT: Yoni Kallai, email: email@example.com, phone: 347-470-4238
Gymstars - at Trilok
Location: 143 Waverly Ave
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Day: Monday, Thursday half-day program from 12:30-6:00pm
Gymstars Gymnastics - Action-packed with exciting skills to learn and movement routines that motivate and challenge! Class warms up with lively music, next we condition with cross mat tumbling (no waiting in lines!). Then our gymnasts are led through an obstacle course of Gymnastic & Circus skills as they master the challenges in their paths; all while having TREMENDOUS AMOUNTS OF FUN!
Please note that Monday classes run according to the Gymstars schedule, which is already underway and runs through April 15th.
Families not already attending are welcome to join, and the fees for the semester will be prorated.
Monday class: please register here. ICS students should choose one of the 4:30 - 5:30 class times as well as the pick up option!
Thursday half day: please register here.
PICK UP: Available from 55 Willoughby and 9 Hanover to their location.
CONTACT: Aimee German, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 718-623-8560
4. KIDS ORBIT
Locations: On-Site at 55 Willoughby Street & 9 Hanover
Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Days: Monday - Friday, Thursday half-day program from 12:30pm - 6:00pm
Financial aid offered through the school. Register here.
Our contact at Kids Orbit is Reina. If you have any questions, you can call her at 718-768-4426.