An experiential after school program that curates social and educational activities with NYC’s most esteemed institutions, celebrated attractions and exciting enrichment partners.

This fun, playful and action-packed afterschool program for students age 3 years–2nd grade focuses on developing knowledge, leadership skills and character building behaviors that will shape the next generation of global thinkers and change makers.

Explorers are exposed to a wide variety of new skills, interests and experiences while also enhancing their love of learning, instilling a passion for trying new things, perpetuating their curiosity and promoting their physical coordination.

We provide a consistent structure and curriculum, Monday–Friday from 3-6pm.

Spring 2017 Schedule: April-June


Featured Providers

The world’s premier provider of language training and intercultural services for over a century in more than 70 countries. Native-fluent instructors are specially trained in teaching children and their conversational method engages students and gets them talking from the very beginning. Age-appropriate instruction and materials featuring lively, fun activities highlight our programs.

Mandarin and French classes are offered through After School Explorers' Club.

For over 25 years Church Street School for Music and Art (CSSMA) has specialized in process-oriented music and art education that supports developmental growth and fosters creative thinking. CSSMA strives to give expression to each student’s unique artistic voice sense through direct experience, while providing a strong foundation in technique and theory. All programs are led by a faculty of professional teaching artists, musicians, and educators.

Group Piano, Group Violin, Visual Art (Drawing, Painting, & Sculpture), and Improv & Theater are offered through After School Explorers' Club.

The KING After School sports program is meant for the active kid that is looking to learn the fundamentals of sports. Our curriculum rotates between units of sports, where children will learn fundamental movements and learn the rules of the different core sports. In addition, children will begin to learn the fundamentals of becoming a strong athlete with skills such as footwork, agility, and flexibility. The class is non-competitive and suitable for any age or skill-level.

Units covering soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, football and more will be featured in After School Explorers' Club.

The core of our STEAM-mastery (science, tech, engineering, arts, math) makerspace program is the "Challenge" project. Challenges are 10-45 min. hands-on building projects which lead students into new skill masteries everyday. Our Challenges are developed by experienced maker-educators and play tested in makerspaces with partners a, NYU-ITP, EdLab Teachers College-Columbia University, Schools That Can, and Highlander Institute.

The popular Junior Engineers class is offered through After School Explorers' Club.

The chess class is engaging and multi-disciplined approach to teaching the rules and strategies involved in Chess. The child will learn to look at a problem from all angles and consider possible solutions as well as plan ahead and change their plan once an opponent has jeopardized it. Teacher Georgia grew up in Australia playing chess with her mum! Her theatre background enables her the skills to keep young students engaged and most importantly develop a passion and LOVE of chess and math.

Katrina Ong is an accomplished teaching artist with experience in both dance and yoga. Her imagination-inspired yoga class will be the perfect compliment to our already comprehensive after school program. Yoga gives kids a way to express themselves, build a strong connection between what they hear and what they do. Each week, Katrina will give explore different themes and movements through the power of yoga. They’ll explore the jungle while growing their tree poses tall and strong. They’ll swim through the ocean while stretching their bodies far and wide.

Project Playdate is thrilled to have Katrina and Georgia on the team and they cannot wait to explore, create and inspire with your children!

Based in NYC, FunikiJam has evolved into a landmark early childhood education and entertainment organization with an annual reach of over 70,000 patrons. Uniquely blending Barrentine's original rhymes, chants, songs and stories with indigenous music from around the world, FunikiJam's mission is to empower global citizens to reach their highest potential through its trademark "music exploration for the next generation" classes, live shows, musical recordings, film production, and teacher training.

Our USTA Quick Start format makes learning tennis easier and more fun than ever! Our programs introduce tennis sized right for kids so they develop skills and have fun right from the start. Using modified equipment and courts tailored to a child’s size and age, kids will learn, rally, play and compete quickly and in a way that is both enjoyable and rewarding.

Tiny Tots and Mighty Mites levels are offered through After School Explorers' Club.

Physique's learn to swim program offers superior instructional swimming providing individual attention in small group classes which allow for students to learn at any ability and level. Aquatic instruction is customized to each child’s swimming goals and needs. Physique teaches all swimming fundamentals and safety to all beginner swimmers, and provides stroke clinic analysis to our most advanced swimmers.

Physique Swimming includes transportation to and from the pool as part of After School Explorers' Club.

Explorers Away!

Every Friday, our After School Explorers are off on an adventure! Keep up with their latest projects here starting in September.

This year they'll be exploring NYC's cultural institutions, working on community service projects, learn new skills with special guests, and collaborate on group outdoor games.

Tech Partner: MakerState


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Evergreen: Our Blog

See how our students stay connected to nature in the big city.

We engage the inquisitive spirit for a lifetime and our vision for world change starts with your child.

Evergreen captures the essence and energy at Pine Street School with sneak peeks into classroom activities, community events and more. Find out what we're up to!


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Visiting Pine Street School

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  • 2018-2019 admissions will open in September

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Application deadlines for the 2017-2018 school year have passed. However, families interested in mid-year transfers or new applications for Preschool through 3rd Grade should contact the admissions office.



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