Acting and Improv is back on Thursday! See info below.

 

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.

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Price: The cost for After Care is $22 per afternoon for students who register in advance.

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.

After School Program Bus 

The following routes/stops will be available for ASP students in grades K through 5:

  • K-12 Boston bus for the 4 p.m. ride only. This route will not stop at Causeway Street at Lovejoy Wharf.
  • K-12 Brookline/Chestnut Hill bus for the 4 p.m. ride only 
  • K-12 Newton/Wellesley bus for the 4 p.m. ride only
  • K-12 Needham/Dover/Dedham bus for the morning ride AND 4 p.m. ride

Please note that the buses will be supervised by the bus driver. Therefore, all students must be able to follow directions and remain seated during the duration of the trip in order to maintain bus riding privileges.

All information regarding bus routes, registration, and schedules can be found here. Please reach out to courtney_hawkesgaidos@milton.edu if you have any questions.

Price: $22 for students not attending clubs

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 $27 per afternoon for students who register in advance.

Drop-Ins

If a scheduling conflict arises and parents or caretakers are unable to pick up their child at 3 p.m., students are welcome to drop into ASP. We recommend that parents let us know ahead of time, if possible, so that we can ensure there is ample coverage.

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.n

Price: $22 for the first hour, $55 for the full afternoon

School Break Coverage

September 23 (Full Day) $90
November 4 (Half Day) No cost for early release days
November 21 & 22 (Thanksgiving Break full-day coverage) Price TBD
Winter Break Programming December 19-22 $90/day

Weekly Enrichment Clubs

Weekly Enrichment Clubs will be offered to all Lower School students from 3:00–3:55 p.m. on Monday through Thursdays. Clubs are taught by Lower School faculty as well as highly reviewed outside vendors. 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. Buses, 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: September 12, 19, October 3, 17, November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12
Price: $280
Instructor: Jillian Baker

Maker Studio (Grades 2 & 3)

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.
Limit: 15 students
Dates: September 12, 19, October 3, 17, November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12
Price: $280
Instructor: Jenny Sorblom

EMPOW (Grades 2 & 3)

After being a huge hit as a branch of our Summer Camp, EMPOW will be teaming up with the Lower School ASP to offer STEM learning opportunities throughout the year. Program technology may include but is not limited to the following: Video Game Design with Flowlab, Coding with Scratch and Python, Minecraft, Roblox, 3D Design with TinkerCAD and SculptGL, and Digital Animation.

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Students signed up for this will not be charged for the After School Hour prior to the club
Dates: September 12, 19, October 3, 17, November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12
Price: $280

Math Club (Grades 3–5)

Back by popular demand, Ms. Correia is bringing Math Club back! Math club is perfect for students who love math or are looking for a little bit of extra practice. Students will also get to explore how math can be applied into many real-life situations. Activities will be modified to challenge students of varying levels and learning styles.

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: September 12, 19, October 3, 17, November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12
Price: $280
Instructor: Sandra Correia

Sports Management Club (Grades 3–5) (A SPARK Business Academy club)

For the sports lover, future team General Manager, sports team owner or ESPN analyst, this unique program helps students view the world of sports from a business perspective. Students participate in fun mock drafts for various sports and analyze different sports topics, including the value of sports teams, player compensation, college sports, endorsements, the Nike vs Under Armour competition, sports agents, the Super Bowl, e-sports and more!

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: September 12, 19, October 3, 17, November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12
Price: $280
Instructor: Noah Spofford

Monday 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

EMPOW (Grades 4 & 5)

After being a huge hit as a branch of our Summer Camp, EMPOW will be teaming up with the Lower School ASP to offer STEM learning opportunities throughout the year. Program technology may include but is not limited to the following: Video Game Design with Flowlab, Coding with Scratch and Python, Minecraft, Roblox, 3D Design with TinkerCAD and SculptGL, and Digital Animation.

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Students signed up for this will not be charged for the After School Hour prior to the club
Dates: September 12, 19, October 3, 17, November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12
Price: $280

 

Tuesday Clubs
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.:

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 introduce students to the basics of chess, so it is perfect for students who are new to the game.  

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29 (Make-up Date)
Price: $310
Instructor: David Vigorito

Beginner Piano (Grades K-2)

Students will begin 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. Students do not need any prior experience to join this club.

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29 (Make-up Date)
Price: $310
Instructor: Pierre Young

EMPOW (Grades 4 & 5)

After being a huge hit as a branch of our Summer Camp, EMPOW will be teaming up with the Lower School ASP to offer STEM learning opportunities throughout the year. Program technology may include but is not limited to the following: Video Game Design with Flowlab, Coding with Scratch and Python, Minecraft, Roblox, 3D Design with TinkerCAD and SculptGL, and Digital Animation.

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Dates: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29
Price:  $335 (11 sessions)

Ceramics  (Grades 3 – 5)

Ms. Sorblom will be working with students to explore the world of ceramics! Students in grades 3-5 will be able to work with clay and other mediums to create various ceramic designs and projects and will even be able to finish them using the LS kiln. This is perfect for students who love art and are looking to expand their experience beyond what they are doing in the classroom.

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Limit: 15 students
Dates: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29 (Make-up Date)
Price: $310
Instructor: Jenny Sorblom

4 p.m – 5 p.m.

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.

Time: 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Dates: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29 (Make-up Date)
Price: $310
Instructor: David Vigorito

EMPOW (Grades 2-3)

After being a huge hit as a branch of our Summer Camp, EMPOW will be teaming up with the Lower School ASP to offer STEM learning opportunities throughout the year. Program technology may include but is not limited to the following: Video Game Design with Flowlab, Coding with Scratch and Python, Minecraft, Roblox, 3D Design with TinkerCAD and SculptGL, and Digital Animation. Students signed up for this session of EMPOW will not be charged for the After School Hour.

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Limit: 12 students
Dates: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29
Price: $335 (11 sessions)

 

Wednesday Clubs
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

My First Lemonade Stand (Grade K-2)  (A SPARK Business Academy club)

Let’s sell lemonade! Young students become “lemonade entrepreneurs” and learn how to make yummy lemonade and earn money selling it! From designing marketing flyers to estimating profits to experimenting with recipes, students have fun while developing business savvy. As an optional showcase event, students launch their lemonade stand to raise money for a charity they select!

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Limit: 15 students
Dates: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30
Price:  $335 (11 sessions)

EMPOW (Grades 2-3)

After being a huge hit as a branch of our Summer Camp, EMPOW will be teaming up with the Lower School ASP to offer STEM learning opportunities throughout the year. Program technology may include but is not limited to the following: Video Game Design with Flowlab, Coding with Scratch and Python, Minecraft, Roblox, 3D Design with TinkerCAD and SculptGL, and Digital Animation. 

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Limit: 12 students
Dates: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30
Price:  $335 (11 sessions)

Baking Club (Grade 3-5)

Students will join Ms. Ciampa in the kitchen to learn how to bake and cook sweet and savory foods alike! They will also be able to bring their own cooking interests and introduce some of their favorite recipes to the group. 

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Limit: 10 students
Dates: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30 (Make-Up Date)
Price: $310
Teacher: Maria Elisa Ciampa

Budding Entrepreneurs (Grade 3-5) (A SPARK Business Academy club)

If you love Shark Tank, this empowering program is for you! Join other intrepid students and develop a business plan for your own business idea. You will learn to take risks and persevere, while making business-like decisions about strategy, marketing and finance (optional activities include building a website and designing business cards). Students build confidence “learning by doing” and make their pitch presentations on the last day!

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Limit: 15 students
Dates: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30
Price:  $335 (11 sessions)

Strings Ensemble 

Strings ensemble is for students who have previous background playing a stringed instrument. Mr. Young will direct students, as they practice playing pieces together as an ensemble, culminating in various school-related showcase events. This club is perfect for students who have been taking lessons and wish to get more practice playing with others. This club is open to students of any age, but students must have prior playing experience.  

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dates: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29 (Make-up Date)
Price: $310
Instructor: Pierre Young

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Young Diplomats (Grade K- 2) (A SPARK Business Academy club)

This fun program helps students develop a global mindset and build international awareness early in life, an important skill in today’s increasingly interconnected world. Students explore cultural differences across countries, languages, currencies, country flags, geography games, famous landmarks, current global events, diplomacy and come up with solutions to global problems like hunger, poverty and pollution.

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Limit: 15 students
Dates: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30
Price: $335 (11 sessions)

Empow (Grades 4 & 5)

School ASP to offer STEM learning opportunities throughout the year. Program technology may include but is not limited to the following: Video Game Design with Flowlab, Coding with Scratch and Python, Minecraft, Roblox, 3D Design with TinkerCAD and SculptGL, and Digital Animation.

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Limit: 12 students
Dates: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30
Price:  $335 (11 sessions)

Young Debaters (Grade 3-5) (A SPARK Business Academy club)

Campers learn the art of persuasion and help select debate topics they find interesting. In a public forum debate format, campers work in groups and practice their debating skills in a supportive environment, including developing arguments, issuing rebuttals, providing examples, rebuilding their case and summarizing points of view. Campers learn to think on their feet and enhance their public-speaking skills, gaining self-confidence in the process.

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Limit: 15 students
Dates: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30
Price:  $335 (11 sessions)

 

Thursday Clubs

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Acting and Improv (Grades 3–5)

Back by popular demand, Mrs. Burke is back to lead grade 3 – 5 students into the theatrical world. Students will learn improv games, create their own scenes and do other activities to bring them out of their comfort zones. This is perfect for students who are interested in performing in the future and have a willingness to be a little bit silly.

Time: 3:00–3:55 p.m.
Limit: 12 students
Dates: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1 (Make-Up Date)
Price: $310
Instructor: Kristan Burke

Maker Studio (Grades K & 1)

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.
Limit: 15 students
Dates: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1 (Make-Up Date)
Price: $310
Instructor: Jenny Sorblom

Geography Club (Grades K–2)

Grab your passports! Geography Club students will 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!

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Limit: 12 students
Dates: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1 (Make-Up Date)
Price: $310
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 will need to harvest the garden and prepare it for colder weather. Students will help Mrs. McGuinness pick and take care of the crop yield from the summer and learn important things to know about gardening along the way!

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Limit: 15 students
Dates: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1 (Make-Up Date)
Price: $310
Instructor: Jane McGuinness

EMPOW (Grades 4-5)

After being a huge hit as a branch of our Summer Camp, EMPOW will be teaming up with the Lower School ASP to offer STEM learning opportunities throughout the year. Program technology may include but is not limited to the following: Video Game Design with Flowlab, Coding with Scratch and Python, Minecraft, Roblox, 3D Design with TinkerCAD and SculptGL, and Digital Animation.

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Limit: 12 Students
Dates: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1
Price:  $335 (11 sessions)

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

EMPOW (Grades 2-3)

After being a huge hit as a branch of our Summer Camp, EMPOW will be teaming up with the Lower School ASP to offer STEM learning opportunities throughout the year. Program technology may include but is not limited to the following: Video Game Design with Flowlab, Coding with Scratch and Python, Minecraft, Roblox, 3D Design with TinkerCAD and SculptGL, and Digital Animation. Students signed up for this session of EMPOW will not be charged for the After School Hour.

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Limit: 12 students
Dates: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1 (Make-Up Date)
Price:  $335 (11 sessions)

Milton Academy Private Music Lessons 

Sign ups for private lessons are separate from ASP Sign-ups. Please read the information below carefully!

Milton Academy offers private music lessons for students at all age and experience levels. Not only does music provide an outlet for social engagement and artistic expression, it has also been demonstrated that engagement with music lessons benefit a students’ mental health, cognition development, and overall improvement in academic outcomes. Starting early with musical lessons are useful for your child to access a wide variety of ensemble opportunities offered at Milton, K-12 (orchestra, jazz, chorus). Please see this link for more information and research about the benefits of music in a student’s education: 

https://nafme.org/advocacy/what-to-know/all-research/

Your child 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

Instruments you can start K-5: violin, viola, cello, bass, harp, guitar, piano, voice, percussion
Instruments you can start in 2nd grade: flute
Instruments you can start in 3rd grade: clarinet
Instruments you can start in 5th grade: oboe, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, saxophone

The deadline to enroll for Session I is September 15th to allow teachers ample time to set their schedules. Sign up here, this form also contains a plethora of information about the lesson program, including instructor bios. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Goode (Eric_Goode@milton.edu).