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After

  Monday through Friday  
  3:05-4:30 PM  

  Grade K-6  

After Owls, formerly named Friends After Three, runs every school day from 3:05 - 4:30 PM, serving students in Kindergarten through Grade 6.​ Led by talented coaches, charismatic actors, brilliant artists, chess masters, and supportive teachers, these programmatic workshops foster friendships within a grade level, beyond the students’ homeroom classmates. Snack is provided daily, directly after school. ​

 

PLEASE NOTE:

After Owls activities require an additional fee, which is added to the base, daily cost listed on the fee page. The corresponding activity fees are denoted within the listings of course catalog below.

OWLS

PROGRAM CATALOG: TRIMESTER 1

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MONDAYS

Imagine Encanto with Child's Play

Mondays

Grades K-2

Fee $450

Walk through a magical door and find your own Encanto in this joyous musical program. Theater games and improvs will have us becoming enchanted parts of the Madrigal house, playing “sneaky tag” through Bruno’s Tower and healing ailments with delicious concoctions! Encanto music will underscore our playing and we will learn choreography and vocal techniques to bring the songs to life.

Claymation Studio with Clay World

Mondays

Grades 1-3

Fee $400

Explore the art of clay animation, clay modeling, and stop motion techniques. This artistic class helps students improve their creativity, fine motor skills and artist capabilities. Monsters, fairies, animals, backdrops and all sorts of creatures will be hand-built to create an amazing short animation video.

Basketball with BSNY

Mondays

Grades 3-5

Fee $400

NYC Basketball Stars provide incredible basketball instruction from encouraging and motivational coaches. Utilize your skills to play with precision while participating in weekly games. The program is carefully constructed to teach you the correct way to shoot, defend, rebound and to be an active member of a team that bases the work around supportive and joyful sportsmanship. Don’t miss out on the chance to be the next Basketball Star of NY!

Multi Sport Jr. with Coach Luis

Mondays

Grades 1-2

Fee $400

Innovative athletics will be at the basis of this creative sports program. Enjoy many indoor and outdoor sports, individual and team competitions, and hi-tech fun equipment. This exhilarating gameplay encourages friendly and fascinating play, coordination, confidence-building, and movement development for non-stop enjoyment. 

Creative Writing Workshop with Amore Learning

Mondays

Grades 3-5

Fee $350

The perfect intersection of boosting skills while having fun! This course inspires writers of all ages and skill levels to engage with writing in amusing and relatable ways. From creating characters and plot lines to responding to thought-provoking and often silly prompts, our creative writers build portfolios they will read and cherish for decades to come.

Funhouse

Mondays

Grades K-3

This daily program offers free-choice activities in a nurturing, creative and engaging environment. Everyday choices will include guided art activities, games, block-building and outdoor play. Funhouse helps to foster friendships within and outside of your child’s homeroom. 

Homework Club

Mondays

Grades 3-6

Students can jump start their homework in a comfortable, focused setting. Students may also enjoy independent reading time or other quiet academic practices. This program will provide students with the structure they need to complete their assignments alongside guidance from a teacher. Beyond the academic focus time, students will have opportunities for movement breaks in spaces outside of HW Club in order to unwind from their school day alongside this group of peers.

 

TUESDAYS

Art Studio: Crafting with Nicole

Tuesdays

Grades K-3

Fee $300

In this fantastical and fun hands-on arts and crafts class, students will make 2D and 3D projects using a variety of materials. We will use pencils, crayons, oil pastels, tempera paints, glue, construction paper, cardboard, feathers, craft sticks, watercolors (just to name a few)! Students will create collages, puppets, castles, games, masks, mandalas, paintings and other amazing original creations. 

Soccer with Coach Warren

Tuesdays

Grades 2-4

Fee $350

Join Friends Varsity Soccer Coach Warren as he leads junior players along the game of soccer. This program will focus on individual skill, fitness, sportsmanship, and will provide an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction.

Coding Design with Judith

Tuesdays

Grades 4-6

Fee $350

Art + Design + Code = Lots of maker fun! Students will combine hand drawing and programmed geometry to create unique projects and deepen their coding skills. Possibilities include designing your own stickers and jewelry in Turtle Art, generating patterns that the Finch Robot draws, and stitching Snap coded designs on our embroidery machine. Students will also have the opportunity to create their own tutorials for younger students. The platforms we will use will be: Scratch, Snap, Turtle Art and Procreate.

Relays and Races with Coach Luis

Tuesdays

Grades K-1

Fee $400

Out of class for the day: get moving and off to the races! Join Coach Luis for an after school field day with thrilling team activities, classic favorite relays and creative obstacle courses. Coordination, confidence-building, and movement development are at the foundation of this non-stop fun program. 

Lego Engineering with iCamp

Tuesdays

Grade K-1

Fee $450

Lego Engineering Exploration is an introductory engineering and building program for children that ignites their natural curiosity and builds their habits of learning. Essential skills such as cooperation and problem-solving are exercised through the use of age-appropriate Lego kits. Students will use these kits to build machines that teach principles like: gravity, potential and kinetic energy, buoyancy and density, probability, torque with gear movement, and more. Real world engineering challenges and themes are used to make projects engaging and fun!

Español con Amigos con Luis

Tuesdays

Grades 1-2

Fee $350

Learning a new language should be exciting and experiential! This program is taught by our very own Lower School Spanish teacher, Luis. It builds on basic communication skills learned in class through music, movement, and play. This program takes Spanish out of the classrooms and into the real world through games, role-playing, and of course, through music! The class will be taught entirely in Spanish.

Funhouse

Tuesdays

Grades K-3

This daily program offers free-choice activities in a nurturing, creative and engaging environment. Everyday choices will include guided art activities, games, block-building and outdoor play. Funhouse helps to foster friendships within and outside of your child’s homeroom. 

Homework Club

Tuesdays

Grades 3-6

Students can jump start their homework in a comfortable, focused setting. Students may also enjoy independent reading time or other quiet academic practices. This program will provide students with the structure they need to complete their assignments alongside guidance from a teacher. Beyond the academic focus time, students will have opportunities for movement breaks in spaces outside of HW Club in order to unwind from their school day alongside this group of peers.

 

WEDNESDAYS

Micro Adventure with Jenny

Wednesdays

Grades K-1

Fee $250

Micro adventures are hands-on learning activities, where students research, create, and then lead their friends on mini adventures (often outside). The group will collaborate on designing and planning that adventure that builds on the student's talents and passions. Then, off to adventuring we go, whether it be an exploration into the science of ice cream making, treehouse building, life-size candy land, beaver explorations, sports history, or a nature walk. Each participant will have the opportunity to be the adventure leader, showcasing their ideas to their peers.

Blading with Matt

Wednesdays

Grades 1-4

Fee $75

Rollerblading is one of the safest sports around and a proven thorough workout. Children have the opportunity to join the blading craze by learning the moves from an inline pro! Basic skating instruction will include striding, turning, stopping, crossovers and much more. Group games ensue with exhilarating cheers echoing through the gym. 

Funhouse

Wednesdays

Grades K-3

This daily program offers free-choice activities in a nurturing, creative and engaging environment. Everyday choices will include guided art activities, games, block-building and outdoor play. Funhouse helps to foster friendships within and outside of your child’s homeroom.

Homework Club

Wednesdays

Grades 3-6

Students can jump start their homework in a comfortable, focused setting. Students may also enjoy independent reading time or other quiet academic practices. This program will provide students with the structure they need to complete their assignments alongside guidance from a teacher. Beyond the academic focus time, students will have opportunities for movement breaks in spaces outside of HW Club in order to unwind from their school day alongside this group of peers.

Super Hero Films with CinemaKidz

Wednesdays

Grades 1-3

Fee $450

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a Superkid!! Join CinemaKidz as we invent, design, and become an original superhero to star in a short film. Participants will begin with drafting their hero’s signature look and special power. With a custom kit, children will then learn to create a costume and build props for their original character. After storyboarding a short film and making a comic, kids will then learn to use a green screen and film a short video to star in! Participants will learn how to add special effects and bring their character to life for the big screen, as they create their superhero action film.

Jr. Flag Football with BSNY

Wednesdays

Grades K-1

Fee $400

The youngest Lower School boys and girls will have special access to our cityscape Sky Field! Fastbreak Flag football teaches young and upcoming football players the necessary skills to advance to the next level. Players will be taught catching, throwing, flag pulling as well as offensive and defensive fundamentals. The program's curriculum is designed around player development and teaches proper technique in a fun, safe, and high-energy environment.

Book Club with Alex

Wednesdays

Grades 3-4

Fee $75

Calling all bookworms and conversationalists! This program will be an opportunity to explore awesome new books as selected by participants. Lively discussion and fun extension activities will accompany each read. Individual copies of each book will be provided.

 

THURSDAYS

Unicorns and Dragons with Childs Play

Thursdays

Grades K-1

Fee $450

Students unleash their imaginations and tap into their intrinsic sense of play in this vibrant theater class. Warm-up your fairy gibberish, polish your unicorn horn, and get your dragon-fire ready! Best of all, these classes help young children explore empathy, literacy and boost their self-esteem in a fun, joyful environment. Join us in this enchantment-filled exploration of mythical beings where we use legends from around the world to create our original plays as magical creatures!

Art Studio: Comic Creations with Nicole

Thursdays

Grades 2-5

Fee $300

Comic book lovers: In this hands-on art studio class, students will create their own fantastic characters to create comic books, posters, card games, a board game and a t-shirt. What amazing adventures will your characters go on? Your stories will come alive on the page and we can’t wait to see what happens next!

Funhouse

Thursdays

Grades K-3

This daily program offers free-choice activities in a nurturing, creative and engaging environment. Everyday choices will include guided art activities, games, block-building and outdoor play. Funhouse helps to foster friendships within and outside of your child’s homeroom.

Homework Club

Thursdays

Grades 3-6

Students can jump start their homework in a comfortable, focused setting. Students may also enjoy independent reading time or other quiet academic practices. This program will provide students with the structure they need to complete their assignments alongside guidance from a teacher. Beyond the academic focus time, students will have opportunities for movement breaks in spaces outside of HW Club in order to unwind from their school day alongside this group of peers.

Kitchen Story with Taylor 

Thursdays

Grades K-1

Fee $250

Roll up those sleeves, arrange your utensils, and gather around to not only prepare a tasty treat, but to hear more about the stories that shape our love for food and meal culture. Food appreciation and food sharing affect so many aspects of our communities and cultures, let's learn more together through storytime with Taylor that includes a yummy and fun baking/cooking activity each week.

Stop Motion Animation with Judith

Thursdays

Grades 2-5

Fee $350

Join Friends Technology integrator and teacher, Judith, to create both flat puppet and clay animations that tell enchanting stories. First we’ll explore other’s animations and then we’ll dive deep into creating our storyboards, characters and backgrounds. Then we’ll use our new app, Stop Motion studio to film, helping one another along the way. Our final movies will be edited in iMovie and shared.

Multi Sport Games with Coach Luis

Thursdays

Grades 3-4

Fee $400

After Owls Olympians! This program will bring students together for a rotation of athletic and team building activities. Innovative athletics will be at the basis of this creative sports program. Enjoy many indoor and outdoor sports, individual and team competitions, and hi-tech fun equipment. This is exhilarating gameplay for your children that encourages valuable sport and life skills integrated through friendly and fascinating play.

Friends Rock with Luis M.

Thursdays

Grades 2-4

Fee $450

So you wanna be a rockstar? This is your chance to rock n’ roll and put on a show! In this program, children will play electric guitars, bass guitars and drums like a real-life rock band. They will learn how to tune guitars and how to handle sound equipment like amplifiers and microphones. At the end of the program, the rock stars will put on a concert where they will perform for their adoring fans. 

 

FRIDAY

Clay Creations with Clay World

Fridays

Grades K-2

Fee $400

Using special modeling clay, instructors from Clay World will help students create figurines, animals, people, monsters and more! All creations built during class can be taken home. Many decorative, functional, and creative projects to come!

Improv with Childs Play

Fridays

Grades 3-5

Fee $450

Improvaganza! Yes...And! In this dynamic improv class, students learn the tools to think on their feet, listen and respond with wit, and be creative in the moment. We start each class with warm-ups, shaking out inhibitions, and then we move into games that foster collaboration. Students get practice being spontaneous, collaborative and hilarious while making something they can be proud of. Improvisation is not only a great part of the actor’s toolbox, it is a powerful social skill that gets kids trusting their instincts, shifting perspective, building confidence, and most importantly having fun!

All Sport with Fastbreak Sports

Fridays

Grades 2-3

Fee $400

Give your children the chance to exercise and explore different sports with this dynamic all sport after school class. Not ready for a sport-specific class, but enjoy athletics and games? Every couple of weeks, our coaches will introduce a new sport, the related activities and mini games. Each class will have a skill instruction aspect with the majority of the class basing around creative gameplay, thoughtful decision-making, teamwork, sportsmanship and having a blast!

Funhouse

Fridays

Grades K-3

This daily program offers free-choice activities in a nurturing, creative and engaging environment. Everyday choices will include guided art activities, games, block-building and outdoor play. Funhouse helps to foster friendships within and outside of your child’s homeroom.

Homework Club

Fridays

Grades 3-6

Students can jump start their homework in a comfortable, focused setting. Students may also enjoy independent reading time or other quiet academic practices. This program will provide students with the structure they need to complete their assignments alongside guidance from a teacher. Beyond the academic focus time, students will have opportunities for movement breaks in spaces outside of HW Club in order to unwind from their school day alongside this group of peers.

Exploring Photography with
Cinema Kidz

Fridays

Grades 3-6

Fee $450

Explore the world around you through the lens of a camera! In this interactive course, children will learn to utilize both automatic and manual DSLR cameras, while practicing various still photography techniques. Each class focuses on a specific fun activity or challenge, which may include: exploring outdoor photography, using light boxes and graphic design programs to create an ad for something they love, taking portraits of their friends in the studio, long exposure photography, and much more! Creativity and technology come together in this class for a truly fun learning experience - the class will culminate in a photography show to celebrate!

Chess with Samuel

Fridays

Grades K-2

Fee $300

Open to players of all levels. Beginners will be introduced to the fundamentals of the game, including basic strategy and tactics. More advanced students will study and learn correct opening strategies, middle game planning and basic endgame theory. Checkmate!