After School Options

 

In-School Options:

  • After School Settlement Association- PS 34

    School Settlement Association-St. Nicks Alliance is a not-for profit organization in Brooklyn which provides comprehensive after school activities for approximately one hundred PS 34 students. This program, which is free of charge to participants, is located on the school premises and operates daily from 2:35 PM to 6:00 PM. The program also runs during the winter recess, spring recess, and summer vacation.  School Settlement Association is available to PS 34 students in grades K-5. A separate application is required.  

    For More information contact the PS 34 School Settlement Program Director, Sandra Serva at 347 668-7980 sserva@schoolsettlement.org or Hannah Omolade, Omolade@schoolsettlement.org

  • Chess at Three (Grades 1-2)

    Your child will fall in love with chess through Chess at Three’s unique story-based curriculum. Our stories transform chess pieces into a memorable cast of characters. Each character has an array of quirk qualities that help children understand how the peices move, as well as introduce them to important themes such as sportsmanship, grit, and math.

    This program will run on Thursdays directly after dismissal and will run until 3:30 pm. 10 week session begins September 19. To sign up, email us at pta@ps34pta.org.

  • WR:ARTS!

    WR:ARTS! works in close partnership with schools to provide quality performing arts education in a safe and supportive environment. Our staff is thoroughly trained and experienced in both childcare and arts education to ensure your child transitions smoothly from their daytime learning to our after school programing, having a blast along the way! 

With classes ranging from hip hop to creative dancemaking to crafting, we're sure to have something exciting for everyone. We offer classes designed to continue learning in a way that enriches both body and mind.  Our in-school program runs from dismissal until 5 pm.

WR:ARTS! is currently offering classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at PS 34 to children in Pre-K and Kindergarten, but is happy to open it up to more days and grades if there is interest. Please contact them directly to inquire about expanding the program!

  • After school chorus

    Directed by Ms. Goslar, students will learn the art of choral singing- focusing on personal vocal training, melodic singing and harmonization. Students will begin to understand core elements of sight reading, and will learn about maintaining healthy vocal habits. This program is broken up into two semesters, with the availability of 30 seats per semester. Students will be selected on a first come first served basis.



Programs That Pick Up From PS 34:

  • Goose Grease

    Art-intensive, with a focus on multi-media art making and history learning. Students will gain confidence in their art skills as they work with quality art materials and build their own miniature worlds. Includes a topical or historical lesson, followed by 2 hours of project led art-making time.

    Pick up from PS 34 is available by car service if there is enough interest. Location: Goose Grease House for the Arts, 369 Hooper St. between S.2nd and S.3rd, Brooklyn, NY 11211

  • Williamsburg Soccer Club

    Williamsburg Soccer Club provides fun and friendly kids soccer classes for ages 18months-8 years old. Pick-up from PS34 is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays and give our soccer players the chance to learn and socialize in a fun and friendly environment. Our co-ed classes focus on a different area of the game every week and work to develop skills and abilities with the emphasis on having fun while learning.

    Pick-up is at dismissal and the children will be taken to The Backyard at Berry Park on Wednesdays and Thursdays until 5:00 PM. All of our classes are run by qualified and background checked coaches and follows an age specific program allowing each child to progress at his/her own rate. The classes are great for beginner soccer and intermediate soccer abilities.

  • Ms. J’s (Pre-K–5)

    Ms. J’s PUP (Pick up and Play) runs from the first day of school until the last day of school. We pick up students by foot or car service from 6 different North Brooklyn schools. We provide small class sizes (student to coach ratios are 6 to 1 for kiddos under 6yo and 8 to 1 for kiddos over 6yo).  We offer homework assistance, craft time, structured and unstructured play.

    Participants enjoy 2 classes everyday! The program features one gymnastics class and one specialty class including Ninja, Bouldering, Modern & Contemporary Dance, Jazz & Ballet, and Theater.

  • Nueva York (Ages 6+)

    Nueva York Kiddos' Spanish Immersion After-School Program for kids 5 yrs old+, offers pick-up from PS34 and most schools in the District 14.

    Students enjoyed playing outdoors before each class (weather permitting), and learn about different cultures through creative visual lessons, fun hands-on projects, music, games and experiments.

  • Tumbleweeds

    Does your child love to explore and create art? Join Tumbleweeds for our after-school art program! In this class your child will join a small group of kids for a private program, which will meet on a weekly basis. The kids will work closely with the instructor and receive plenty of attention and guidance with their artwork. The after-school art lessons & projects will cover a wide range of techniques including, but not limited to sculpture, printmaking, painting, drawing, mixed- media, fiber art, recycled art, earth art, classical art, decorative art and so on! We will begin each class with a lesson and discussion based on our weekly topic then on to our structured project. There will be time to wind down at the end of class and have free drawing time as well as go over what we have learned from that day

  • Eckford Street Art Studio

    Art After School at Eckford Street Studio is a drop-off program for children in grades PreK-5. Pick-up from PS34 is available every day school is in session. Classes are capped at fifteen students, with a 1:5 teacher to student ratio. Young artists collaborate and make their own work, and have "open studio" time to experiment with materials of their choosing. Class fees include all supplies and a sketchbook to keep. Each series culminates in an Art Show for family and friends to celebrate!

    Each week, we examine works of art and unlock the ideas and processes used by artists to create them. Projects emphasize process, problem solving, and experimentation, and are designed by experienced Teaching Artists in response to students' interests. We support our students as they develop an authentic and personal artistic practice, whatever that might mean for them. We work in a wide variety of materials and methods, including paint, clay, printmaking, recycled and found objects, natural materials, textiles, and more!

  • YMCA

    When children enter the Y Afterschool program, a whole other world of imagination and growth opens up to them. In addition to supplementing what they have learned in school, they participate in interactive learning models that engage critical thinking skills, get assistance with their homework from trained YMCA staff, have a chance to socialize with each other, and form long-lasting friendships that enhance their development, growth and self-confidence.

    Our curriculum is based on a program model that focuses on learning enhancement, health and recreation, and building competence and confidence in children. The program runs every regular school day, from 3 PM to 6 PM, in a supervised and structured environment, providing a safe after school alternative for children.

  • International Ballet Institute (French/Ballet)

    The Ballet Institute aims to bring the highest levels of classical ballet training to as many promising talents as possible. We recognize the deep power of this depth of training and education.  It is a value that is immeasurable when producing the next generation of ballet artists, along with the next generation of citizens.  IBI fosters education and character in their dancers, preparing them to be truly qualified to take themselves and the art form to the next level of artistic evolution.

    Here we seek not only to introduce ballet to potential dancers, but to give those dancers a real chance at developing themselves as multi faceted dance artists and creators.  Once they have developed their own gifts they will be equipped to lead the following generations to their own artistic heights, ensuring the futures of the dancers and the dance.

  • McCarren Tennis

    Integrating USTA Junior Development methods with Spanish footwork training, modern stroke technique and an array of athletic and tennis specific drills, games and exercises. Players progress while enjoying the immediate benefits of tennis: fun, exercise, and healthy competition!

Pick up is available from PS 34 on Fridays, but students are welcome to sign up for any day of the week without the pick up option.

  • Hamilton Dance

    During the year students learn about the joy of dance, physical expression, co-ordination, discipline and teamwork. Classes are enriched with discussion of dance history, music and rhythm, and video observation of the best professionals and performances. While we foster artistry and a vigorous work ethic, students at Hamilton Dance also make life-long friendships and have fun!

    Hamilton Classics is a program offered for children who are ages 3 and up. The classes begin September 9 and run through June 20. The children perform in our annual recital on June 20. We offer pick up from PS 34, PS 31, PS 110 and PS 132. There is a $5 per pick up fee added to your monthly fee. Children are picked up at dismissal and brought to Hamilton Dance. They can eat a snack that is brought from home before classes begin. Once they finish their snacks, we can help them change into their uniform for class. They can then do their homework, draw or read before their class begins at 3:30. Once the class is over at 4:30, you should pick up your child at the studio. If you need after care, we will keep them at the studio until you are able to pick them up. The cost of after care is $10 an hour.

  • PLAY Kids Greenpoint

    Now Enrolling! PLAY Kids Greenpoint After School Program for ages 3-8! With classes for every discipline, PLAY’s offerings are always family favorites! Explore STEM in Robotics & Engineering, try dance and fitness, or dive deeper into art, music and even French. Book now and save with early bird special code: afterschoolcool.

  • Learn French Brooklyn

    French language and multicultural education for children ages 3-8 years. Pick up is at dismissal and then children will be taken to Play Greenpoint. Flexible scheduling options Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00pm. Extended day available until 7pm.

  • Geek Forest

    Geek Forest is a family run business. We are total Geeks with a love for tinkering. Geek Forest is a Makerspace: a space where people can gather for DIY projects, collaborations, self-learning, making, exploring, sharing and tinkering. We utilize Maker Education for our after school programs.