Classes & After School Programs
Spanish ◦ Mandarin ◦ Cooking ◦ Music ◦ Tennis ◦ Soccer ◦ Art ◦ Chess ◦ STEM
Pine Street School offers rich, engaging after school programs and classes for students throughout the Lower Manhattan community. All of our enrichment programs are open to students from both public and private schools and families in the region. We offer programming across all interests, including the arts, technology, and language.
FREE TRIAL CLASSES! Email us to reserve a space for your child in a free trial class before registering!
Winter Trimester: January 6-March 20, 2020
Registration is open!
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBHOUSE
Little Explorers (2.5-4y) | Big Explorers (K-2nd Grade) | Changemakers (3rd-6th Grade)
This is a fun, relaxed social experience in which students play card/board games, read, do puzzles, do homework, snack and hang out.
Changemakers (3rd-6th grade) participate in weekly problem-solving challenges.
Supervised by staff. No personal electronics permitted. Allergy-safe snacks are provided.
3:15-6:00pm | Trimester Pricing: $250 1-day/week; $500 2-days/week; $750 3-days/week; $1,000 4-days/week; $1,250 5-days/week
Registration is for the trimester. Mondays for the full trimester costs $250, Tuesdays for the full trimester costs $250, etc.
ACCESS FOR STUDENTS FROM NEARBY SCHOOLS:
Add on to any registration! Walkover from Peck Slip School (takes place between 2:30-3:15pm). Children are accompanied safely by Pine Street School teachers.
Cost: Walkover for the trimester is an additional $25. For example, if you register for Monday Clubhouse ($250) and add on Walkover ($25), your cost for Mondays for the full trimester is $275.
If you are interested in walkover from another school in FiDi, BPC or Tribeca, let us know!
CERAMICS | AGES 3-6Y
The integration of art in a child's development can advance creativity and imagination while refining important motor skills. Clay is an enthralling and tactile medium for children to express their artistic creativity. Students will learn basic skills in hand building pottery. We will introduce a new project or idea each class, presenting different clay techniques the children can use as a starting point to create a piece of art that is all their own. Taught by Created by Kids. $50 activity fee applied at registration.
Monday | 3:30-4:30pm (3-6y) | $600/trimester
CHESS | AGES 3-7Y
The Chess At Three approach teaches much more than the rudimentary rules of chess. Chess At Three students also learn: The Importance of Sportsmanship, Literacy, Chess History, and Math, just to name a few. Lessons include interactive moments, physical movements (chessercizes), and guidelines for game play at each level of development. Chess at Three utilizes a unique cast of characters, in fun and interactive stories. Through these stories children progressively learn to play and develop a love for chess. Our stories focus on why chess pieces move in their own unique ways and are supported by activities that cement chess knowledge in your child's mind.
Friday | 3:30-4:15pm (3-7y) | $585/trimester
CULINARY EXPLORERS | AGES 4-6Y & 7-11Y
Pack a bag and grab your passport, because we’re taking a culinary adventure around the world! Throughout the term, we’ll visit different countries across the globe while increasing our culinary skills through our fun, hands-on, from-scratch cooking classes. During our exploration, we'll apply our knowledge in periodic Chef Challenges, where students will have the opportunity to participate in friendly competitions to put those skills to the test! Our programming creates a platform for a lifetime of adventurous eating and purposeful life-skills. Students will be cooking up and tasting dishes like Jamaican jerk tofu with mango salsa, Japanese sushi rolls, Polish sweet potato pierogies, West African jollof rice, and more! Participating students receive a magnet with link to online recipe portal plus a culinary passport book to complete in class. Taught by Allergic to Salad.
Monday | 3:30-4:30pm (7-11y) or Thursday | 3:30-4:30pm (4-6y) | $600/trimester
GAME NIGHT | AGES 7-11Y
Fantastic fun on a Friday to kick start your weekend which includes learning how to play popular board and child friendly card games, silly jokes and fun activities. In addition, students will have the opportunity to work on making their own board game for all to see and experience.
Friday | 4:15-5:00pm (7-11y) | $450/trimester
MANDARIN | AGES 4-9Y
Taught by Yue Le.
Tuesday | 3:45-4:30pm (4-9y) | $500/trimester
NORY STEM | AGES 3-5Y & 6-9Y
In NORY Science & Engineering, we teach students "why" then "what" to help them become more inquisitive and to show them how to look at the world differently. Through hands-on experiments and collaborative projects, our class not only builds a foundational understanding of science and engineering but also a love of each at an early age. The course covers brand new topics such as: exploring non-Newtonian substances that change state with pressure and investigating the properties of crazy potions, helping to demonstrate chemical reactions. Along the way, children learn about the Scientific Method using a controlled variable and study the method of the design thinking process. Families receive a weekly recap note, that highlight key learning points, to help keep track of how their scientists are progressing.
Thursday | 3:30-4:15pm (3-5y) or 4:15-5:00pm (6-9y) | $600/trimester
SPANISH | AGES 4-9Y
Taught by Stephanie Velez.
Wednesday | 3:45-4:30pm (4-9y) | $500/trimester
SOCCER | AGES 3-6Y
Taught by Soccer Shots.
Wednesday | 3:30-4:15pm (3-6y) | $600/trimester
TAEKWONDO | AGES 4-9Y
Taught by Big Apple Taekwondo. $60 activity fee applied at registration.
Tuesday | 3:45-4:30pm (4-9y) | $600/trimester
TENNIS | AGES 3-6Y
Super Duper Tennis brings the FUN back in the game of tennis for kids ages 3 years and up by transforming unconventional spaces into sized-down portable kids courts - with equipment fit for your child - to make the game more accessible, enjoyable and easier to learn. We focus on teaching the FUNdamentals of tennis in an educational and exciting environment that enhances self-esteem, builds confidence and overall love for the game. Our teaching techniques are simple with tennis terminology that kids can understand and relate to. Our progressive, game-based curriculum is taught by our energetic, engaging and passionate coaches who strive to ensure each child improves their skills, is successful when hitting and has super duper fun! The core of our curriculum also focuses on developing the ABC's of tennis - Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed and Strength - within the framework of tennis in order to build great athletes. Our overall goal is to ensure each child leaves each session motivated, educated and eager to return for more of the super duper experience!
Tuesday or Friday | 3:30-4:15pm (3-6y) | $600/trimester
TEXTILE DESIGN | AGES 7-11Y
Surface Design with Created by Kids encompasses the coloring, patterning, and structuring of fiber and fabric. In this unique after school class, students will have the opportunity to work on both functional and decorative projects throughout the semester. This involves creative exploration of processes such as dyeing, painting, printing, felting, weaving, sewing by hand, and knitting. We will look at the work of textile artists as well as contemporary artists working in other mediums for inspiration, from Kusama and Rothko to Lucy Sparrow, Sheila Hicks and Ruth Tabancay. Come explore surface design and get wrapped up in textiles with Created by Kids!
Monday | 4:30-5:30pm (7-11y) | $550/trimester
CANTA Y BAILA CONMIGO: MUSIC TOGETHER IN SPANISH | AGES 0-5
Take a journey into Spanish language and its cultures through the magical world of music. With Canta y Baila Conmigo™ you and your child will be transported as you sing, dance and play along to the irresistible sounds and rhythms of Spanish speaking countries. Canta y Baila Conmigo™ is a unique curriculum with dual, complimentary goals of music education and language immersion. Designed for beginners and native speakers alike, Canta y Baila Conmigo™ creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where language learning is integrated naturally and organically in the musical experience. While children are effortlessly absorbing and using the Spanish language, they engage—along with their grown-ups—in age-appropriate explorations of melody, rhythm, movement and instrument play that help nurture a strong foundation in music literacy.
Tuesday | 10:00-10:45am | $453/trimester
Registration opens soon!
MUSIC TOGETHER IN MANDARIN | AGES 0-5
Introduce your family to Mandarin through music! A trained Music Together teacher speaks fluent Mandarin and incorporates the language into songs and activities. It is a great way to introduce or support Mandarin study in your babies and children, but please note this is not a Mandarin immersion music class or foreign language class. English is also used.
Friday | 10:00-10:45am | $453/trimester
Registration opens soon!
MUSIC TOGETHER | AGES 0-5
Activities focus on adult/child interaction rather than child/child interaction, so children of different ages (such as siblings) can enjoy class together. Also, many childhood educators consider mixed-age groupings beneficial and the process of music development throughout this age range is similar. Adults, regardless of their own musical ability, find it fun and easy to help create an environment that supports any child in achieving basic music competence. Children participate at their own level in classes of mixed ages by singing, moving, chanting, listening, and exploring musical instruments.
Wednesday | 4:30-5:15pm | $453/trimester
Registration opens soon!
Our Enrichment Partners
Pine Street School is proud to have worked with these amazing providers of children's programming in NYC. Check out our calendar to see what's going on at our school each month!
Allergic to Salad ◦ Art Farm in the City ◦ Big Apple Taekwondo ◦ Chess At Three ◦ CinemaKidz ◦ Created by Kids ◦ Curious Jane ◦ Karma Kids Yoga ◦ Music Together ◦ NORY ◦ Play-Well ◦ Physique Swimming ◦ Robofun ◦ Soccer Shots ◦ Super Duper Tennis ◦ Super Soccer Stars