After-School Program

Fieldston Lower's after-school program provides comprehensive intellectual, aesthetic, and physical activities that stem from the school’s belief in progressive education and learning.

The after-school program (K-5) is divided into two semesters—fall and spring. The fall semester begins Wednesday, September 12, 2018, and ends Friday, February 1, 2019. The spring semester begins Monday, February 4, and ends Monday, June 10, 2019. The after-school program meets between 3:20 and 6:00 pm, observes all school holidays, and is closed on days with noon dismissals. Participating students come to the cafeteria at the end of the school day. A healthy snack is provided as they await their course instructors. Many courses include 15 to 30 minutes of outdoor time, or indoor play, as part of the curriculum. This provides an opportunity for students to socialize and return to classes with renewed energy and focus.

A Late Bus will be offered departing Fieldston Lower and arriving at the Ethical Culture Campus on provisional basis this fall. The details and cost related to this service are still being developed and we will be in touch with interested families following registration. If you are interested in this service, please click yes on the registration form.


COURSES: 3:30-5:00 PM

Registration is online. Fall course registration will take place during the summer. Spring course registration will take place in November. To register, view courses and fees, input student information, and pay by credit card, please click here.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid for after-school courses is available to families receiving financial aid from the school. The cost of after-school course fees is calculated using the percentage family obligation for tuition. Adjusted bills reflecting financial aid will be emailed after school commences.

DROP IN: 3:20-5:00 PM ($30)

Drop In childcare is available to families who occasionally need coverage. Please email Keeniun Brumskill at kbrumskill@ecfs.org on the morning of the day you want your child to participate. Please include your child's name, who will be picking up your child, and contact information for that person. Please let the classroom teacher and Tania Miraz know that your child will be staying after school. There is no financial aid for Drop In.

EXTENDED STAY: 5:15-6:00 PM ($10)

Children remaining in the after-school program after 5:15 pm are included in Extended Stay. The program closes promptly at 6:00 pm. There is a $25 fee for late pick-up. If a parent is late more than twice in a semester, the school has the right to refuse to accept that child in the program, and program fees will not be refunded. There is no financial aid for Extended Stay.

ATTENDANCE AND DISMISSAL

It is essential that you let us know of changes in your child’s schedule. If your child was in school but will not be attending the after-school program, or if someone not listed on the registration form is picking up your child, please leave a message at (718) 329-7317 or email Keeniun Brumskill at kbrumskill@ecfs.org. All dismissals are from the cafeteria, and your child and the person picking up your child must sign out with Vilmarie. Pick-up from courses is at 5:00 pm. There is a $10 fee for children remaining after 5:15 pm.

REFUNDS

Course fees are fully refundable until the first class and 50 percent refundable until the third class. There are no refunds for snow days or other emergency closures.

Contact the FL After-School Program

(718) 329-7317

Keeniun Brumskill
Director of After School Programs
kbrumskill@ecfs.org