Classes & After School Program
Spanish | Mandarin | Music | Tennis | Yoga | Ceramics | Chess | Clubhouse
Pine Street School offers rich, engaging after school programs 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.
Winter Term Schedule (January 7-April 12*) Registration is open!
Ceramics - Monday, 3:30-4:15pm (2.5-4y) or 4:15-5:00pm (K-5th) | $595/class/semester Register
Super Duper Tennis - Tuesday, 3:30-4:15pm (2.5-4y) or 4:15-5:00pm (K-5th) | FULL
Karma Kids Yoga - Wednesday, 3:30-4:15pm (2.5-4y) or 4:15-5:00pm (K-5th) | $575/class/semester Register
Spanish - Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm | Ages 3-5y | $560/day/semester Register
NORY STEM - Thursday, 3:30-4:15pm (2.5-K) or 4:15-5:00pm (1st-5th) | $565/day/semester Register
Chess at Three - Friday, 3:30-4:15pm (2.5-4y) or 4:15-5:00pm (K-5th) | $535 Register
Music Together in Mandarin - Monday, 4:30-5:15pm | Ages 0-5y | $417/day/semester Register
Music Together in Spanish - Tuesday, 10:00-10:45am | Ages 0-5y | $417/day/semester Register
Music Together - Wednesday, 4:30-5:15pm | Ages 0-5y | $417/semester Register
After School Clubhouse - Mon-Fri, 3:00-6:00pm | Preschool (2.5-4y) or Elementary (K-5th) | $250/day/semester Register Limited availability!
3:00-6:00pm After School Clubhouse: Preschool (2.5-4y) or Elementary (K-5th) | $250 Register
3:30-4:15pm Ceramics: Preschool (2.5-4y) | $595 Register
4:15-5:00pm Ceramics: Elementary (K-5th) | $595 Register
4:30-5:15pm Music Together in Mandarin (0-5y) | $417 Register (registration for this class is through Music Together)
*Music Together classes run January 14-March 20 (please review all class dates on the Music Together site).
**No class dates for Clubhouse, Chess, Tennis, Ceramics, STEM, Spanish & Yoga: January 21, February 18, March 15.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBHOUSE | AGES 3-4 & K-5th GRADE
This is a fun, relaxed social experience in which students play card/board games, read, do puzzles, do homework, snack and hang out. Supervised by staff. No electronics permitted. Allergy-safe snacks are provided.
Monday-Friday | 3:00-6:00pm
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.
Monday | 4:30-5:15pm
Friday options at our sister school, Battery Park Montessori. Click here for details.
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
SPANISH | AGES 3-5
Very fun and engaging Spanish class taught by one of our very own Pine Street School teachers, Stephanie Velez. Children will learn Spanish words relating to the topic of the day through books, visual aids, games, and songs. The class often makes crafts relating to the theme and also periodically enjoys some simple and allergy friendly Spanish cooking.
Thursday | 3:30-4:30pm
CERAMICS | AGES 2.5-4 & K-5th GRADE
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.Monday | 3:30-4:15pm or 4:15-5:00pm
YOGA | AGES 2.5-4 & K-5th GRADE
The Karma Kids Yoga philosophy of teaching yoga to children provides kids with a variety of yoga tools that they can take away from yoga class and use throughout their lives. Animals, nature and other objects come alive in our classes; as we move, we learn to stretch our bodies in new creative ways. Through basic and challenging yoga poses, partner poses, group poses, yoga games, mindfulness activities, music and stories, we promote strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. Breathing and visualization techniques teach focus, relaxation and self-control.
The Karma Kids Yoga program also promotes inner-strength, confidence and self-esteem; a feeling of well-being and respect for others; and, love for one's self, inside and out.
Wednesday | 3:30-4:15pm or 4:15-5:00pm
CHESS | AGES 2.5-4 & K-5th GRADE
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 or 4:15-5:00pm
TENNIS | AGES 2.5-4 & K-5th GRADE
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 | 3:30-4:15pm or 4:15-5:00pm | FULL
NORY STEM | AGES 2.5-K & 1st-5th GRADE
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 or 4:15-5:00pm