After School Programs

Extended Day

Brimmer’s After-School Program provides children with a warm, cheerful, and relaxed atmosphere that fosters sharing and cooperation. The program provides a supportive play environment, creative activities, and a quiet time to study. The Extended Day Program is a true extension of Brimmer as it follows the School’s mission of promoting collaboration and a sense of personal responsibility.

The Extended Day Program begins at the end of the academic day and operates weekdays until 5:30 p.m. from opening day to the last day of the school year in June. For children in Pre-K through grade 2 the daily schedule includes a snack and supervised playtime either on the playground or inside. Children in grades 3 through 5 participate in indoor/outdoor play and a choice of age-appropriate indoor activities. In addition, the schedule includes supervised homework time in a quiet study area.

The program is designed to offer all the students choices. The older students can find the appropriate balance between doing homework and having fun with friends. The students particularly enjoy being in the multi-age groups. Throughout the year, elective activities are offered through the After School Clubs Program for an additional fee. The Club program changes with the semester but generally includes chess, cooking, karate, yoga, a technology club, newspaper club, and more! Students in the Extended Day Program can also take advantage of the After-School Music Program.

FAQ's

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • How do I sign my student up for Extended Day?

    Parents may click here to enroll a child in Extended Day. Enrollment for the fall session is available beginning on July 1, 2018. Early registration closes October 15, 2018. Registration will be open throughout the year at the rate of $15 per hour.
  • How much does Extended Day cost?

    Early registration (prior to October 15, 2018) for the entire academic year will be charged at $13 per hour. The fee for Extended Day after October 15, 2018 will be $15 per hour. 
  • How do I sign my student up for special activities and clubs?

    Click here to sign up for Clubs. After School Clubs will begin the third full week of September (for fall clubs) and the week after the Martin Luther King Jr holiday in January. Please note that there is an additional fee associated with extracurricular activities. For more information please visit the Clubs page on the Brimmer website. Families will not be charge Extended Day fees for time a child is enrolled in an after school club. 
  • How are the students grouped during Extended Day?

    We currently have three groups of students in Extended Day: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders, and 3rd through 5th graders. Each group meets in separate areas of the Lower School building and includes group play on the playground as well as in classrooms. During parts of the year the 2nd graders are housed separately to allow more one-on-one support during homework time. 
  • What are the hours that Extended Day is offered?

    Extended day care is available from dismissal time until 5:30 p.m. After 5:30 p.m., students remaining in Extended Day will be brought to the AP program with Middle School Students for pick up, and families will be assessed a $1 per minute late charge. Please note: there are several early release days throughout the school year that are listed on the sign up sheet and school calendar. 
  • Can I use Extended Day on a day-to-day or “drop in” basis?

    We encourage families to sign up at the beginning of each year with the expected days and times that your student will be attending. We schedule employees based on our expected attendance numbers and space is limited. However, we are understanding of extenuating circumstances and emergencies and will do our best to accommodate. If you are in need of emergency after school coverage, please email APRIL BUSCHER and the student’s classroom teacher as soon as possible.
  • Are music lessons a part of the Extended Day Program?

    No, in order to register your child for music lessons please click here for more information and to register. Contact Luca Antonucci with questions.
  • How do I contact Extended Day with questions or concerns?

    For all inquiries please contact the Director of Extended Day APRIL BUSCHER.
     

Contact Information

For all inquiries please contact the Director of Extended Day APRIL BUSCHER.
BRIMMER
69 Middlesex Road
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467
617-566-7462