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

Story Time (Grades K-2)
Students will join Ms. Baker where they will spend time listening to and sharing some of their favorite books. Students in the club will also have the chance to do craft projects that relate to the stories they will read during the club session. This club will provide students a great opportunity to continue to grow their love of reading and stories. Students do not need to be fluent readers to join!
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6
Price: $240
Instructor: Jillian Baker

Maker Studio (Grades K-2)
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: April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6
Price: $240
Instructor: Jenny Sorblom

Board Game Club (Grades 3–5)
Does your child love to play board games? If so, this club would be perfect for them! Students can join Mrs. Correia on Mondays to play old classics, new mainstays, and possibly even create their own board games to share with their friends!
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6
Price: $240
Instructor: Sandra Correia

Art Club (Grades 3–5)
If your child loves art class during the school day and would love more time to explore their own artistic ideas, Art Club is the place to be. Mrs. Butler will work with students in the Art Club to explore various techniques, mediums, and styles to fit their interests. The sky’s the limit!
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6
Price: $240
Instructor: Sandy Butler

Tuesday Clubs

Yoga (Grades K-2)
Prior to joining ASP, Ms. Ruiz spent many years as a yoga instructor. The after school yoga club will teach the kids the foundation of what could become a lifetime practice. Ms. Ruiz will introduce concepts like moving with the breath, inner focus, and focusing on one point with postures that consider their age and ability. Among other benefits, yoga teaches students how to slow down, restore balance, and how to quiet the noise inside of them.
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Price: $270
Instructor: Karina Ruiz

Beginner Chess (Grades K-2)
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 continue to help students learn basic gameplay and strategy, how the pieces move, and when a game ends. This session will build on skills that students learned in the fall Chess Club, so it is helpful if students who are new to this club have a basic knowledge of the game. *There will be no Chess Club on April 19*
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Price: $240
Instructor: David Vigorito

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: April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Price: $270
Instructor: Pierre Young

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: April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Price: $270
Instructor: Jenny Sorblom

Chess II (Grades 3–5)
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. *There will be no Chess Club on April 19*
Time: 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Dates: April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Price: $240
Instructor: David Vigorito

Thursday Clubs

Beginner Piano II (K–Grade 2)
Students will continue to gain familiarity with the instrument and learn the fundamentals of piano playing. This group music club is perfect for students who are curious about learning a new instrument. This session will build on the basic skills that students learned in the first session of Beginner Piano, so new students should have a basic level of playing experience if they would like to join in.
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: April 7, 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26
Price: $240
Instructor: Pierre Young

Geography Club (Grades K–2)
Grab your passports! Geography Club students will continue to explore countries and places around the globe that they’re interested in! Ever wonder what people do for fun in Greenland? Or what people like to eat in Svalbard? Or even, what animals are native to New Zealand? This club is perfect for students with curious minds and an interest in learning about other places! This second session will “travel” to new countries, so students who participated in the winter session will still have a full experience!
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: April 7, 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26
Price: $240
Instructor: Kiana Gibson

Garden Club (Grades 3-5)
Spring is on the horizon and students in the Garden Club will get right to work as they prepare the garden for planting. Students will help Mrs. McGuinness transform our garden from a plot of soil into a rich ecosystem of growing crops, pollinating insects, and they may even catch a glimpse of the garden rabbit!
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: April 7, 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26
Price: $240
Instructor: Jane McGuinness

Improv and Acting (Grades 3-5)
Improv and Acting with Mrs. Burke is back! Improv and acting provides a great platform for students to be silly, try new things, and stretch the bounds of their comfort level on the stage. Mrs. Burke brings great energy to this club, as students participate in various warm-ups, improvisational games, and scene building. This club is perfect for students who are interested in acting or public speaking. *Due to the Grade 5 play production, this club will only run for 7 weeks*
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: April 7, 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19
Price: $210
Instructor: Kristan Burke

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.

Spring Vacation Programming March 14–18
April 15 (Half day)
May 20 (Full day)