After School Hour

This option is available for all Lower School students and runs every day from 3:00–4:00 p.m. After School Hour is a time for Lower School students to hang out after school in a more unstructured environment. During these times, students can choose to do homework, play with friends, work on projects, and more.  After School Hour is supervised by our ASP staff outdoors.

Sibling Pickup

This option is available for Lower School students who have siblings in Milton’s Lower School and Middle School divisions. This coverage is available everyday and runs from 3:00–3:30 p.m. Students who elect this option will be picked up at the Junior Building just before Middle School and Upper School dismissal at 3:30 p.m. This option is free to families who are pickup siblings in other divisions.

Weekly Enrichment Clubs

Weekly Enrichment Clubs will be offered to all Lower School students from 3:00–4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursday. Clubs are taught by Lower School faculty and experienced outside. Students will begin each club with a quick snack at 3:00 p.m. and will end at around 3:55pm so that students can be dismissed at 4:00 p.m. Students will be transported by After School staff members to dismissal, the 4:00 p.m. Boston Bus, or to our After Care Program.

Monday Clubs

Improv and Acting  (K–Grade 2)
Students will join Mrs. Burke as she guides them through an introduction to improvisation and acting. Using fun improv games and other acting techniques, students will be challenged to use their imagination and creativity to make scenes come alive!
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
Price: $300
Instructor: Kristan Burke

Gardening (K–Grade 2)
The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to discover the yield that our school garden has produced. Mrs. McGuinness will provide a hands-on gardening experience where students will plant, pick, and maybe even get to eat some of the delicious garden vegetables. In addition, they will learn so much about our beautiful garden!
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
Price: $300
Instructor: Jane McGuinness

Beginner Guitar (Grades 3–5)
Each week students will gain familiarity with the instrument and learn the basics of playing. This group music class is perfect for students who are curious about learning a new instrument, but may not be ready to take lessons on their own.  As with all new skills, practice is very important; so while students will have guitars to use at school, it would also be helpful for their growth if they have access to a guitar at home.
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
Price: $300
Instructor: Pierre Young

Math Club (Grades 3–5)
Students will have an opportunity to expand their math foundations in new and exciting ways with Mrs. Correia in the Math Club. During Math Club students will play games, learn new problem solving strategies, and be given various math challenges.
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
Price: $300
Instructor: Sandra Correia

Tuesday Clubs

Beginner Chess (K–Grade 2)
We are excited to announce that International Chess Master Mr. Vigorito will be back with us on Tuesdays to help our younger students learn the basics of chess. In this class, Mr. V will help students learn basic gameplay and strategy, how the pieces move, and when a game ends.  This class is perfect for students who are good listeners and eager to learn a new game.
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30
Price: $300
Instructor: David Vigorito

Arts and Crafts (K–Grade 2)
After years of helping students create beautiful crafts, Mrs. Ciampa and Mrs. Martens will bring back some old favorites as well as introduce new projects. This club gives students the opportunity to tap into their creativity while learning how basic supplies and everyday objects as well as recycled materials can be used to create delightful pieces of art.
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30
Price: $300
Instructors: Maria Elisa Ciampa and AnnMarie Martens

Photography and Board Games  (Grades 3–5)
Come explore the art of photography! Students can bring their own camera or use one provided by the school as we photograph objects, take self portraits and photograph scenes within our after school space. Need a photography break on any given day? That’s okay. We’ll have board games available, including classics such as Candyland, Checkers, Monopoly, Tic-Tac-Toe, and Clue, to name a few.
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30
Price: $300
Instructor: Kiana Gibson

Maker Studio  (Grades 3–5)
Students will be challenged to stretch their imaginations and use the objects around them to work on an array of projects. During this hands-on club, students are given agency to make creations of their own design. In past years students have created benches, marble runs, light circuits, and more!
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30
Price: $300
Instructor: Jenny Sorblom

Chess II (Grades 3–5)
We are excited to announce that International Chess Master Mr. Vigorito will be back with us on Tuesdays to help our older students delve deeper into the game of chess. In this class, Mr. V will challenge students who have basic knowledge of the game to learn more advanced strategies and expand their skills.  Due to Mr. V’s high demand, this club will meet on Tuesdays from 4:00–5:00 p.m. Students signed up for this will not be charged for the After School Hour prior to the club.
Time: 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Dates: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30
Price: $300
Instructor: David Vigorito

Thursday Clubs

Maker Studio (K–Grade 2)
Students will be challenged to stretch their imaginations while working on diverse projects using various materials. During Maker Studio, students learn to safely use tools such as handsaws, hammers, screwdrivers and glue guns to work on their tasks.  In past years students have created benches, marble runs, light circuits, and more!
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25
Price: $300
Instructor: Jenny Sorblom

Beginner Piano (K–Grade 2)
Each week students will gain familiarity with the instrument and learn the fundamentals of piano playing.  This group music class is perfect for students who are curious about learning a new instrument. While students will have access to school keyboards during the club, it is recommended that they also have a piano or keyboard at home so that they can practice what they learn.
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25
Price: $300
Instructor: Pierre Young

Improv and Acting (Grades 3–5)
Using fun improv games and other acting techniques, students will be challenged to use their imagination and creativity to make scenes come alive! This club is perfect for students who are interested in learning more about acting and growing more comfortable with their public speaking skills.
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25
Price: $300
Instructor: Kristan Burke

Garden Secrets (Grades 3–5)
The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to discover the yield that our school garden has produced.  Mrs. McGuinness will provide hands-on gardening experience where students will plant, pick, and  even get to eat some of the delicious garden vegetables.  In the process they will learn so much about our beautiful garden!

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25
Price: $300
Instructor: Jane McGuinness

Private Music Lessons

Students will work individually with a private music instructor to develop fundamentals on an instrument of their choice. Instruction is available for voice, winds, brass, percussion, and string instruments, and no prior experience is required! Private music teachers hail from a variety of backgrounds, including classical, jazz, and pop style performance. Students will receive 12 30-minute lessons per semester. Music lessons are available Monday–Friday.

Time: Arranged with instructor, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Dates: Arranged with instructor
Price: $540
Instructor: Various

After Care

Students in After School Hour and Weekly Enrichment Clubs will have the option to extend the day by attending After Care from 4:00–5:45 p.m. This is an unstructured time that could include doing homework, playing outside, working on small craft projects, playing board games, reading, and playing sports with friends.
Time: 4:00–5:45 p.m.
Price: The cost for After Care is $25 per afternoon for students who register in advance
Instructor: After School Program Staff

School Break Coverage

We are excited to offer childcare for families during most early release days, professional development days, and school breaks.

September 24 (full day)
October 8 (half day)
October 18 (full day)
November 5 (half day)
December 3 (half day)
Winter Programming December 20 – 23