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At Science, Language & Arts International School, learning does not stop once the school day is over. We host a wide range of Enrichment, After-School Care, and Tutoring options for children. All of our after-school activities align with our distinct academic philosophy.

After-school activities are offered for three separate terms each school year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Please click here to go to the registration page. 

These programs are open to everyone in the community and SLA offers walk-over from select schools in the neighborhood.

Check out our expanded catalogue of after-school programming at our new home at 9 Hanover Place in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn.  With our new standalone building, we are continuing to offer our own stellar programming as well as access to some of the best after-school enrichment activities in New York City. 

In addition, SLA will soon be offering weekend and evening classes in French, Mandarin and more for both children and adults. Stay tuned for more information about these exciting new programs in early 2019!

Winter 2019 Session Offerings (January 7th–March 29th)

Registration opens December 3rd.

Monday Courses

bitbotsTime: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $280
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 7, 14, 28
February 4, 11, 25
March 4, 18, 25

Children choose recyclables such as plastic bottles, cardboard, and paper to create projects like robots, amusement park rides, and sea creatures that, when combined with simple technologies such as littleBits or other small electronics, can come to life and light up, twist, turn, buzz, blink and shake! Through the process of designing and building, children experience the practical and cultural possibilities of new inventions! Note: only the recyclable portion of the projects are taken home

capoeira-movementsTimes:
PreK–K: 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Gr 1–5: 4:00 –5:00 pm
Course Fee:
PreK– K: $280
Gr 1–5: $280
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 7, 14, 28
February 4, 11, 25
March 4, 18, 25

In Capoeira Kids classes, children are animated, graceful and expressive in a safe and playful environment.  Focusing on Capoeira movements, the classes encourage physical development, motor coordination, and peer interaction. Many of these movements have Portuguese names, so it is also an excellent tool for learning a new language!

children-playing-chessTimes:
PreK–K: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Gr 1–5: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Cost: $265
Dates:
January 7, 14, 28
February 4, 11, 25
March 4, 18, 25

All levels. Children explore the joys of chess in a fun, pressure-free environment with teachers specially trained to teach young children.

brooklyn-after-school-clayTime: 4:00 –5:00 pm
Course Fee: $330
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 7, 14, 28
February 4, 11, 25
March 4, 18, 25

Children harness their creativity to hand build monsters, fairies, animals, backdrops and all sorts of creatures to create their own amazing animated Clay World! Children learn stop motion techniques and use new-found skills to create amazing short animated videos.

after-school-brooklyn-clayTime: 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Course Fee: $330
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 7, 14, 28
February 4, 11, 25
March 4, 18, 25

Children explore creativity in this fun, artistic class as they hand build monsters, fairies, animals, backdrops and all sorts of creatures to create their own amazing Clay World! Children explore different techniques, including pointillism, spreads, and textured clay, and improve fine motor skills, artistic capabilities, and creative self-expression.

inventorsTime: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Course Fee: $280
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 7, 14, 28
February 4, 11, 25
March 4, 18, 25

Children experiment and create their own original inventions in Simple Machines Lab! The class explores the six basic simple machines (inclined plane, wedge, lever, wheel and axle, screw, pulley) and applies this knowledge in a series of fun challenges. Through trial and error experiments, children work together to build simple and compound machines and practice creative, collaborative problem-solving to find solutions.

Tuesday Courses

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $385
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 12, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26

Young writers develop and write their own original stories and graphic novels with a published writer and graphic novelist! Through the workshop process, children share their work in a supportive space and learn how to give and receive thoughtful feedback while exploring core elements of plot, character development, and the mechanics of a coherent story. Each child leaves the workshop with a story or comic in hand.

brooklyn-after-school-creative danceTime: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $335
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 12, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26

Creative Dance blends movement, live music, improvisation, and basic dance steps to provide an excellent introduction to the future study of all dance techniques! Children learn dance fundamentals while improving motor skills, self-expression, confidence, imagination, and social development.

after-school-activity-building-inventionsTime: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $315
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 12, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26

Children use components from old toys and other repurposed materials to build new inventions and transform trash into treasure! Encouraged by stories and questions from the teaching artist, children learn new ways to engage with their social and physical environment and discover that art supplies are everywhere.

after-school-activity-gardeningTimes:
Tuesdays, PreK–K: 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Gr 1–5: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $345
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 12, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26

Winter gardening is a blast! Kids will learn how to grow and take home emergency foods- the fastest-growing foods in the world! They will also learn about and grow mushrooms. They will meet, observe and hold cool animals, plant milkweed (which NEEDS cold weather to grow!), prune nearby trees (winter’s the best time to prune!) add air-cleaning plants to their home plant collections, and so much more! Can’t miss this one!

after-school-activity-environmental-sustainabilityTime: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Course Fee: $315
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 12, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26

Children learn about environmental sustainability through hands-on design and building projects! Children explore renewable energy resources as they build small solar appliances, windmills and greenhouses from recycled materials. In the process, they experience the science and the art of building, as well as the satisfaction of helping the environment and testing out their creations.

Wednesday Courses

ceramics-after-school-brooklyn-olderTimes:
PreK – Gr 2: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Gr 3  – Gr 6: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Course Fee: $330
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 9, 16, 23
February 6, 13, 27
March 6, 13, 27

Children create their own beautiful pottery in this fun, hands-on class. Using classic hand-building techniques like pinching, coiling, and slab construction, children produce several functional and abstract projects to take home, applying different textures and exploring a variety of glazing techniques, including painting, dipping, and staining, before the finished work is fired in the kiln.

Times:
Gr 3–5: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
K–Gr 2: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Course Fee: $280
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 9, 16, 23
February 6, 13, 27
March 6, 13, 27

In this action-packed class, children learn exciting new tumbling skills and motivating acro-routines! Teaching artists lead students through warmup and a series of fun challenges, including cross mat tumbling, gymnastics and circus skills obstacle courses, all set to lively music.

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $280
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 9, 16, 23
February 6, 13, 27
March 6, 13, 27

Write, produce and perform short plays in “la langue de Molière!” Led by a native French-speaking teaching artist, children explore theatre skills, improvisation games, and playwriting and create original collaborative plays that are performed in front of an audience at the end of the session.

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Course Fee: $280
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 9, 16, 23
February 6, 13, 27
March 6, 13, 27

Learn to code with off-screen robotics, assemble simple circuits and design and create your own robotics projects! Through hands-on experiments and collaborative projects, children gain a foundational understanding of robotics and chemistry and solve engineering design challenges. Along the way, children learn about the Scientific Method, using a controlled variable to study the concepts of elasticity and viscosity.

guitar-music-PreK-2ndTimes:
PreK–K: 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Gr 1–2: 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Course Fee: $315
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 9, 16, 23
February 6, 13, 27
March 6, 13, 27

Group classes are the core of the EzraGuitar method, where music is taught in the “language of children” and tailored to their natural abilities. Through creative games and ensemble work, children leave each lesson with a sense of accomplishment and musical knowledge that remains with them as a foundation for any future musical endeavors.

***Children need their own guitar for class. EzraGuitar has for purchase a full line of high quality guitars that are sized especially for children. EzraGuitar offers a unique return policies and upgrade services and starter kit packages special for our students. To order instruments just give us a call at EzraGuitar, come into the shop or place your order directly online at www.ezraguitar.com. Phone: 718-434-2103, address: 785 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218. Students will need an appropriately sized nylon string classical guitar. Please consult with us before purchasing an instrument on your own.

Time: 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Course Fee: $280
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 9, 16, 23
February 6, 13, 27
March 6, 13, 27

Led by a native French-speaking teaching artist, children explore self-expression and social skills in this playful French immersion class through a variety of fun activities and games, including mime techniques, theater games, storytelling, yoga, board games, songs and more!

Thursday Courses

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Course Fee: $390
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28

Taught by a native French-speaker, this class is for beginner French language learners who may or may not have some prior exposure to the language. Using games, the focus is on basic conversation and literacy in French while having fun.

drawing-after-school-brooklynTime: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $370
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28

Through a variety of drawing exercises and fun projects, children hone their drawing skills, increase their powers of observation, and experiment with new drawing materials and concepts, including still life, figure drawing, shading techniques, perspective, and abstraction. Using different graphite and charcoal tools, children harness their creativity and produce a variety of take-home artwork. By the end of the class, children are on the path to becoming experienced artists.

Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Course Fee: $520
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28

In this workshop, children split their time between movement and study. For the first half of class, children practice Chinese dance forms. Afterwards, children work on their Mandarin literacy through reading, writing, and recognizing Chinese characters. This class is for advanced beginners to intermediate level.

science-after-school-programTimes: 
PreK–K: 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Gr 2–5: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Course Fee: $370
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28

Through weekly hands-on experiments and quirky projects, children are introduced to the wonders of simple machines, chemical reactions, and geological investigations. Children log their hypotheses and findings in their very own scientific journals, learning valuable problem-solving skills while also having fun! Children participate in team activities such as building a Rube Goldberg machine, growing cool crystals, or studying Leonardo da Vinci’s gravity-defying flying machines. They also get the chance to make and take home cool, unique projects that illustrate properties of light, color, density and more.

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $325
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28

Children learn the fundamentals of traditional Shaolin training, including stance work, stretching, and drills in a fun and high-energy class.

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $345
Location: Main Campus

Dates:
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28

Players of all levels can take the next step in improving their soccer skills! In this high-energy class, held indoors for the winter session, players are exposed to the fundamentals of soccer, including dribbling, passing and shooting. French-speaking PSG Academy coaches lead the players in coordination drills, essential for motor skills development on and off the field, while they also enjoy the social benefits of playing a team sport.

Friday Courses

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $500
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Crafty Gabby is back! In this session, children learn how to make a bag of their own design. Students choose from numerous pattern possibilities, such as tote bags, foldover bags or reusable snack bags. Children learn a variety of skills, including: coordinating colors and patterns; placing patterns onto fabric; pinning and cutting; and machine sewing. Hand embroidery is the side project and children work on embroidery throughout the session. Each child takes home one bag and one embroidery project. All supplies are included.

Please Note: Students must be age 7 and older.

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Course Fee: $345
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Children embark on a journey as Demigods that test their mettle and prove their heroism in this action-packed class that uses stories from Greek mythology, classic literature and contemporary favorites to inspire children’s passion and creativity. The session follows a full narrative arc in which children train and learn the ways of heroes past in order to stop an opposing force and complete their mission. The session culminates in a Quest adventure where training is put to the test in a live-action journey through a mythological world of the children’s own creation.

Time: 3:15 – 4:00 pm
Course Fee: $345
Location: Main Campus
Dates:
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Children learn to code with off-screen robotics, assemble simple circuits and design and create their own robotics projects! Through hands-on experiments and collaborative projects, children gain a foundational understanding of robotics and chemistry and solve engineering design challenges. Along the way, children learn about the Scientific Method, using a controlled variable to study the concepts of elasticity and viscosity.

Additional Programs

tutoring

If you are interested in registering for tutoring or private music lessons with qualified instructors, please email programs@slaschool.org.

Tutoring Hourly Rates

  • $90 for private tutoring for individual
  • $65 for semi private tutoring of 2 children
  • $50 for semi private tutoring of 3–4 children

Private Piano Lesson Rates:

    • $30 minutes/ $50
    • $45 minutes/$60
    • $60 minutes/$70

Aftercare is a supervised after-school space designed for busy families and offered to students in Pre-K -Grade 5 at the main campus from 3:00-6:30 PM and to students at the early childhood Annex (2’s and 3’s) from 3:00-6:00 PM. It is a great place for your child to unwind after school, socialize, and enjoy free play. Aftercare is for students who are NOT registered in Enrichment Courses for the day. If you need additional care after or before an Enrichment Course, please select Extra Care by the hour for the term. Pricing varies by days selected.