After 3 & Weekend Programs

Friends Academy offers three different after school/weekend opportunities; Extended Day, After School Enrichment, and Saturday Art League.
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Extended Day

Extended Day is an opportunity for students to engage in hands-on, minds-on activities in a variety of areas. The activities are created and supervised by certified teachers and teacher assistants. A few of the many activities include baking, arts and crafts, manipulatives such as Legos or puzzles and/or outdoor play. In addition, daily homework time is scheduled into every afternoon. Extended Day is available for one to five days per week. Enrollment is done in one of two ways for your convenience. Please see enrollment options.

Days of the Week Monday - Friday
Early Childhood Session Time 2:45 - 6:00 pm
Grades K - 4th Session Time 3:10 - 6:00 pm
Start Date First full week of school

 

 

Regular vs. Drop-In Enrollment

Regular:
Regular enrollment should be submitted in advance for the whole school year, or a month at a time. Students may also enroll in Extended Day on the same days they participate in the Enrichment program for a pro-rated fee.

Extended day enrollment is online only. Email confirmations will be sent out to the email address used to register.

Drop-In:
Drop-in enrollment is for your convenience, or as a last minute option. Drop-in requests can be submitted the same week or day, or within 24 hours notice all for an additional fee. Extended day enrollment through the website is required before any Drop-In requests are accepted.

Please note that while we will try to accommodate all Drop-In requests, we may not be able to accept all Drop-Ins based on attendance. In addition, an email must also be sent to afterschool@fa.org indicating the change in dismissal for the week or day that the Drop-In option is requested.

Fees

Daily Fees: $36/day (K-4th) $40/day (EC)
After Enrichment: $20/day (K-4th) $25/day (EC)
Drop-In: $45 per day

Fees will be charged to your student account monthly.

Enrollment

To enroll your child in the Extended Day program, choose between Regular Enrollment or Drop-In. If choosing Regular enrollment, please complete the enrollment form and choose the specific DAYS of the week you want your child to attend on a regular basis. If you plan to use the Drop-In service, please complete the form and check the DROP IN box. If your child is enrolled in an Enrichment class on the same day, your child will be escorted to the Extended Day program when the class is over. Program Fees will be charged to your student account upon your child's enrollment confirmation. Items marked with an * are required.

Please use the form below to enroll your child in our After School Extended Day Program. Complete exactly one form for each child you are enrolling.

 

 

After School Enrichment

Our Enrichment program is designed to broaden our students’ experiences, deepen their understanding of various subject matters, and develop specific skill sets. Classes are taught by experienced Friends faculty and professional instructors. Sessions are grouped to accommodate various learning levels and may be grade specific due to the field of study.

Grade

Session Time

Early Childhood 2:45 - 3:15 pm
K-8th 3:20 - 4:20 pm

 

Enrollment

All students must be enrolled in order to attend Enrichment. Drop-ins are not permitted. Enrollment is online only and operates on a first-come first-served basis. Programs will close as they reach their maximum number of students, as noted on the course descriptions, and may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

 If a class is closed, you may email afterschool@fa.org to indicate that you would like to be placed on the "waiting list" and you will be notified if a space becomes available.

Children will be able to drop a course after the first class, but there is no guarantee that they will be able to add/join another class after doing so. This will depend on overall enrollment in the classes. Please note, that due to salary commitments and material costs, one-half of tuition will be refunded if a student chooses to drop a course after the first class but before the second class. Refunds and class changes will not be permitted after the second class. No exceptions will be made.

Register for Enrichment classes 

Winter Enrichment: Early Childhood

Note: Financial Aid is available for all Enrichment classes. Please email Director of Auxiliary Programs Carline Folkes for more information.

All classes are $170 and run between 2:45 and 3:15 pm.

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Mondays: JumpBunch

In this high activity level class, children will move through fun mazes, jumping, and movement exercises. Children will participate in structured games and burn lots of energy!

Tuesdays: Artistic Adventures

This class offers students a chance to explore a variety of art processes such as painting, 3D sculptures, and mixed media.Children will use a number of different art materials, some conventional ones like paintbrushes and unconventional like forks. Projects will have a winter theme. Each activity provides a hands-on experience and a great piece of art to bring home! 

Wednesdays: Mini Sports

Get up, get going, and get active! A variety of sports and games will be played each week. Program will include warm-up games and learning basic skills for each sport. Each class will end with a high-energy game with the sport played that day. Sports to be played: Soccer, Basketball, Dodgeball, Relay Races, Kickball, and many more!

Thursdays: Let’s Groove

This interactive and fun-filled music program will give your children the opportunity to move and groove along to music, while exploring a variety of instruments and sensory toys; shakers, scarves, tambourines, animal puppets, and bubbles! 

Winter Enrichment: K-2nd Grade

Note: Financial Aid is available for all Enrichment classes. Please email Director of Auxiliary Programs Carline Folkes for more information.

All classes are $198 and run between 3:20-4:20 pm.

 

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Mondays: Eats & Treats

Let's have some fun in the kitchen! In this introduction to baking class, students will focus on learning some of the basic practices of baking and also the fun of transformation (including decorating!). While each item bakes, children will use the time for conversations and building community. Students will get to take home the treats they prepare!

Tuesdays: Beginner Bots

Children will begin to explore the world of robotics as they build simple models that teach the fundamentals of robotic design. Whether learning about sensors while building drills and magic wands, or discovering ways that gears and pulleys create movement while building helicopters, and robotic dogs, your child is sure to have a great time! 

Wednesdays: Beginner Badminton

Students will learn the basic skills of Badminton and practice drills and strategies. Equipment will be provided. 

Wednesdays: Chess

Make your move! This program will help students gain knowledge of chess: piece movement, check, and checkmate. Students are grouped by grade level and receive both instruction and guided game-play during each session. 

Thursdays: AcroYoga

Students will focus and gain flexibility. The class will look at life from a different perspective – upside down! Children will stretch and flow through some asanas and balance challenges. Students are required to bring a yoga mat to each class.

Winter Enrichment: 3rd-4th Grades

Note: Financial Aid is available for all Enrichment classes. Please email Director of Auxiliary Programs Carline Folkes for more information.

All classes are $198 and run between 3:20-4:20 pm.

 

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Mondays: The Craft Box

Calling all creators, crafters, and those in between! Students will learn how to create projects from seasonal crafts, scrapbooking, and beyond. The possibilities and creations are endless!

Tuesdays: Chess

This program will help students gain additional knowledge of chess: piece movement, check, and checkmate. Students are grouped by grade level and receive both instruction and guided game-play during each session. This program is for students who already have basic knowledge of chess. Advanced techniques are developed through instruction and guided play. 

Wednesdays: Robotic Rescue Mission

There has been a devastating earthquake in the fictional town Dalto, CA. Can you save the town? Students in this class will learn how to build and program an autonomous robot using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Technology. Their developing skills will be used to solve real-world problems and help the town after a natural disaster. Students will program and modify their robots to complete challenges set up on a large game board modeled after the town of Dalto, CA. Please note: Prior robotics experience is not required.

Thursday: Fencing

Students will learn footwork, basic techniques, and skills, bouting tactics, etiquette, and sportsmanship. Each student will be provided with equipment to be used for the duration of the program.

Winter Enrichment: 5th-8th Grades

Note: Financial Aid is available for all Enrichment classes. Please email Director of Auxiliary Programs Carline Folkes for more information.

All classes are $198 and run between 3:30-4:30 pm.

 

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Monday: Sphero STEM

Students will use science, technology, engineering, and math skills to build their own mazes, obstacle courses, and towers. They will then learn how to use a sphero robot equipped with a  gyroscope, accelerometer, and colorful LED lights. Students will then collaborate to create a Mini Golf course which will be played by their sphero robot. Students can use the blocked-based coding and more experienced coders can use javascript. 

Tuesday: Fencing

Students will learn footwork, basic techniques, and skills, bouting tactics, etiquette, and sportsmanship. Each student will be provided with equipment to be used for the duration of the program.

Wednesday: Fashion Illustration

Do you like fashion? Are you interested in the current fashion trends?  Students will create a vision board based on their favorite colors, trends, clothing ideas, and inspirations.  Students will use their ideas to illustrate their own clothing designs on figures (croquis). Each week, students will design a new outfit based on an assigned theme. At the end of the program, students will have a sketchbook to take home with the designs that they’ve created!

Thursdays: Esports

Our program aims to harness middle school students' passion for video games through friendly competition in a safe and secure format. Students will play popular games and learn new skills each week!

 

Winter Enrichment: Grades 9-12

Note: Financial Aid is available for all Enrichment classes. Please email Director of Auxiliary Programs Carline Folkes for more information.

The Bloomberg Terminal
$1,600
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Students will receive an introduction to the world of finance, which will allow them to develop analytical skills, gain hands-on experience utilizing real-world events and data, and prepare for internships and a challenging global marketplace. The Bloomberg Terminal is used by premier financial institutions and corporations all over the world to make critical decisions about risk, investments, and markets. Bloomberg has developed a customized approach to help students gain the all-important invaluable experience of the Bloomberg Terminal, which will help set them apart for potential future colleges and employers. 

SAT Prep Course 
$1,075  
Back to School Registration Instagram PostWe are excited to offer a virtual SAT Prep Course that will take place from October 12th through December 1st. The program will run virtually on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. The course includes 14 sessions and course materials. The course will be taught by Leo Rusinov, founder of Tutoring Boston. Leo has been a part of the education field since 2010. Building from his experiences as a Massachusetts licensed Math teacher and SAT Math and English instructor for The Princeton Review, Leo focuses on tailoring instruction to the individual needs of the student and strives to make learning fun and enjoyable.

 

Terms & Conditions

As the final step in enrollment you will be asked to review and agree to the After School Programs Terms & Conditions statement. Please discuss this policy with your child, as compliance is a required for participation.

If you have any questions about Enrichment, please email afterschool@fa.org.

Saturday Programs

We take learning and fun into the weekend with our new Saturday Programs Series, starting with our Saturday Art League, which runs Nov. 5th - December 17th and is open to the public community. Scroll down for program descriptions, fees, and registration.

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Grade

Sessions

Grades K-2

Little Artists
Friends on Stage
Oh the Drama

Grades 3-5

Broadway Stars
Work of Art 
Rock Band

Grades 6-8

Broadway Stars
Rock Band

 

Grades K-2 Saturday Programs

Little Artists
$215

Budding artists will explore paint, crayons, oil pastels, collage materials and more! This program is a great introduction to a structured class for young artists and will help strengthen their fine motor skills and ability to represent the world around them. 

Friends on Stage
$175

If your child loves to act, dance, and sing then we have the perfect program for them! Children will learn songs and perform scenes that they will share at the end of each session. Children will have the opportunity to enhance their performance skills and have some fun with other performing artists! 

Oh The Drama
$175

Does your child love to tell stories? Do they have a big imagination? Children will have the opportunity to play improv games, perform scenes, and create fun characters that they can share with their family and friends.

Grades 3-8 Saturday Programs

Work of Art, Grades 3-5
$215

Get ready to create your own personal works of art! Express your creativity using a variety of different mediums and materials to draw, paint, and so much more. Use your imagination to make each art project uniquely your own. It's time to have fun and get creative! 

Broadway Stars, Grades 3-8
$375

If your child loves to sing and dance they will love this highly engaging program led by Ms. Laura and Ms. Yoaldri! Children will learn, rehearse, and perform popular dance and vocal musical numbers. Please note that this is a two-hour program.

Rock Band, Grades 3-8
$200

Our rock band program is a five-week program designed for children to learn, rehearse and perform music with a group of their peers. Our program is led by a Friends Academy Music Faculty Member. Children who sing, play drums, guitar, bass, piano, brass, woodwinds, are welcome to join us for this exciting program. 

Get ready to open a new door