Student Life
After School Programs

Lower and Middle School Clubs

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After School Clubs will not be offered in fall, 2020 as we focus on returning to in-person learning and creating an outstanding Extended Day experience for our Lower School Students. Please see the Brimmer weekly bulletin for updates about After School Clubs. We will reintroduce clubs when practicable. 

Contact Information

Ashley Mosley
Director of Extended Day 
617-278-2301

Cassie Abodeely

Director of Auxiliary Programming 
617-278-2350

Sample Past Offerings

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  • Astronomy Club (Grades 4 - 5)

    If you’ve ever asked…What’s out there?...If the world is spinning why don’t we fly off into space?... or even just looked up at night and wondered about the twinkling lights, then you have what it takes to be an Astro-nut.

    Astronomy is a physical science concerned with the life and origins of the entire universe. In this club we will talk about gravity and motion, optics and light, and objects in space. We will learn how to use binoculars and telescopes to view our neighbors including the sun, the moon and the planets in our solar system. Sign up and blast off with the Astro-nuts!

    This club is open to the first 8 students to register.
     
    5 Thursdays: January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6
    Grades: 4 and 5
    Fee: $135
  • Bots & Bots of Coding (Grades K - 1)

    This early childhood coding club offers students the opportunity to learn about computer programming using a screen-free robotics program with hands-on STEAM activities. The students will go through the engineering design process using a tangible and concrete programming language and build their own robot with KIBO. The robotics component combines hands-on coding with exciting STEAM projects designed for younger children. No prior computer science experience is needed to explore these creative coding activities. 
     
    This club is open to the first 10 students to register.
     
    5 Tuesdays: January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11
    Grades: K and 1
    Fee: $133
  • Chess (Grades 2 - 5)

    Learn to play or hone your skills. Join us for an hour of Chess with Upper School Faculty member Ted Barker Hook. Face off against your peers and learn the art and skill involved in Chess. This club is open to the first 10 students who register. This club provides an opportunity to learn and play chess. It is not designed to teach advanced skills to advanced players.  
     
    8 Thursdays: January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6
    Grades: 2 – 5
    Fee: $195
  • Cooking Club (Grades 2 - 5))

    Come get your hands deliciously dirty with Brimmer’s own Chef Michael Sconce. From snazzy snacks to basic baking, your child will have fun in the kitchen while learning about nutrition and basic cooking techniques. All products are nut-free (please contact Cassie with further allergy related questions).

    6 Wednesdays: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12
    Grades: 2 – 5
    Fee: $160
  • Girls Run (Grades 3 - 5)

    Spring into Spring, with the Girls Running Club! This club will lead participants through running exercise, games, and activities designed to empower the mind, body, and spirit of our Lower School girls. Using the Brimmer neighborhood and the Chestnut Hill reservoir as our stomping ground, participants will challenge themselves to develop strength, inside in out, all while having fun. This club will conclude with a “Fun Run” for family and friends to support and cheer, as each super-girl crosses the Brimmer finish line! Please come dressed in comfortable athletic clothing and sneakers. No experience necessary. A  t-shirt is included in the cost of the club and must be worn for each meeting. Please include the t-shirt size in your registration, and be sure to specify youth, or adult sizing.  

    This club is open to the first 12 students to register and will run RAIN OR SHINE: so please dress for the weather!  

    6 Mondays: April 6, 13, 27; May 4, 11, 18
    Grades: 3 - 5
    Fee: $160 plus $10 materials fee 
  • Joy of Movement (Grades 1 - 3)

    Brimmer PK teacher Corley Sims will take students around the world through dance, music, yoga and meditation in this new club. Students will explore Ashtanga Yoga, Latin-fusion dance, traditional Chinese instruments, and more in a fun and hands-on way. Curriculum will be driven by student interest, with the freedom to dive deeper into our favorite topics and spend more time on the activities and games that we love most. Join us and explore the connection between mind, body and spirit!

    This club is open to the first 8 students who register.
     
    7 Wednesdays: January 15, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 19, 26
    Grades: 1 - 4
    Fee: $175
  • Laser Cutting (Grades 1 - 3)

    Upper School Design & Technology teacher Kathryn Lee will introduce participants to Brimmer’s state-of-the-art Maker Space and the exciting world of laser cutting! From idea to fabrication, students will have the opportunity to design and assemble personalized projects made from materials such as wood, acrylic, and even leather. Projects allow for individual expression and customization as we transform original hand-drawings to laser cut masterpieces! 

    This club is open to the first 8 students who register.
     
    6 Thursdays: January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13
    Grades: 1 - 3
    Fee: $160
  • LEGO Brixology Engineering (Grades 6 & 7)

    Students won't need a hardhat to join this team of master builders. Mad Scientists will provide up to 8 different engineering challenges for young builders to modify and improve. Students will learn how to follow basic design plans and discover the functionality of motors, wheels and turbines. Through making simple machines, aerospace designs and even motorized creatures they will learn the engineering problem solving process. There is even a creature challenge to all projects which encourages students to add modifications to the Brixology blueprints in each class.
     
    6 Wednesdays: April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13
    Grades: 6 - 7
    Run time: 2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
    Fee: $200
  • Little Kids: BIG IDEAS! Microscopes (Grades K - 1)

    Students will dive into the microscopic world and learn how to use high-powered magnification devices to investigate and uncover some of the smallest details of ordinary and extraordinary things. We will answer the question: how do scientists use microscopes to perform their research? Students will examine their very own cells, draw what they see, and craft journals of their discoveries.

    This club is open to the first 8 students to register.
     
    6 Mondays: January 13, 27; February 3, 10, 24; March 2
    Grades: K - 1
    Fee: $165 
  • Mini Cooks 1 (Grades PK - 1)

    Join us in this Cooking Club for our youngest chefs. Brimmer Chef Michael Sconce will teach students to experiment with different foods and create fun recipes for kids. All products are nut-free (please contact Cassie Abodeely with further allergy related questions).

    In order to ensure that all children are given a chance to participate in this limited-enrollment club, we ask that you choose either Mini Cooks 1 or 2 (but not both). Thank you!


    3 Tuesdays: April 7, 14, 21
    Grades: PK – 1
    Fee: $75
  • Mini Cooks 2 (Grades PK - 1)

    Join us in this Cooking Club for our youngest chefs. Brimmer Chef Michael Sconce will teach students to experiment with different foods and create fun recipes for kids. All products are nut-free (please contact Cassie Abodeely with further allergy related questions).

    In order to ensure that all children are given a chance to participate in this limited-enrollment club, we ask that you choose either Mini Cooks 1 or 2 (but not both). Thank you!


    3 Tuesdays: May 5, 12, 19
    Grades: PK - 1
    Fee: $75
  • Newspaper 1 (Grades 3 - 5)

    Find your inner journalist! Join Brimmer Associate Director of Marketing & Communications Nicky DeCesare and Assistant Head of Lower School Courtney McGillicuddy '89 develop and develop your own original content for a real, tangible, printed-on-real-paper newspaper. This club will emphasize independent and collaborative work, and students will have some homework. The end result will be a newspaper that students will create from start to finish. Sign up for ONE or BOTH sessions.
     
    7 Mondays: January 13, 27; February 3, 10, 24; March 2, 9
    Grades: 3 - 5
    Fee: $185
  • Newspaper 2 (Grades 2 - 5)

    Find your inner journalist! Join Janet Sweezey and Angela Park and develop your own original content for a real, tangible, printed-on-real-paper newspaper. This club will emphasize independent and collaborative work, and students will have some homework. The end result will be a newspaper that students will create from start to finish.
     
    8 Tuesdays: April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26
    Grades: 2 – 5
    Fee: $212
  • PK Mandarin Club (PK)

    Taught by US Mandarin teacher Yuhong Jia, this club will give students an opportunity to explore Chinese language and culture. Students will learn Mandarin songs, rhymes, and stories. Students will do activities to explore the Chinese culture such as using chopsticks, practicing calligraphy, making Chinese arts and crafts, and cooking. Please speak with Cassie Abodeely regarding food allergies. 
     
    7 Wednesdays (from 12:15 – 1 pm): January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26
    Grade: PK ONLY
    Fee: $175
  • Secret Agent Lab (Grades 6 & 7)

    Look out 007! The Mad Science Spy Academy is in session. Over the course of our 6 sessions, students will learn the art of being a secret agent. They will train with spy technology such as night vision goggles, wiretapping devices and other spy gear. They will study the science of forensics to discover how law enforcement collects and analyzes evidence. They will work on tinkering with security systems and even learn safe cracking techniques. All classes will end with students receiving cool secret agent gear to take home.

    6 Tuesdays: April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12
    Grades: 6 & 7
    Run time: 2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
    Fee: $200
  • STEAM: Spheros! Scratch! Oh my! Coding Club (Grades 2 - 5)

    If you love creative designing, this is the club for you! Experiment and play around with different coding programs. This is an introductory class so no experience is required. Join Ina Patel and Stephanie Golas every Tuesday to explore the world of coding!
     
    8 Tuesdays: January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25
    Grades: 2 – 5
    Fee: $220
  • Yoga is AWESOME! (Grades PK - K)

    Kids need yoga too! Yoga decreases stress, increases cognitive functioning and, most of all, it’s fun! This non-traditional yoga class will take your little one on invigorating, imaginative adventures to places like the African savannas, Arabian desserts, and the deep blue sea. Classes begin with breathing exercises to relax and focus attention inward. Incorporation of asana (yoga poses), coordination exercises, and music into highly imaginative play allows kids to build strength, increase flexibility, and improve concentration . . . all while having fun!
     
    Frankye Riley is a Boston based acupuncturist and yoga instructor. Her in-depth academic training, innovative research, and broad clinical experience allows her to utilize a diverse set of tools to enhance physical, cognitive, behavioral, and social-emotional intelligence. As a 500-hr Registered Yoga Teacher, 1000-hr Professional Yoga Therapist in training, forthcoming Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher, and a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine’s Master of Science in Pain, Research, Education & Policy (PREP) Program, Frankye has cultivated an expertise in the application of yoga as a therapeutic and educational instrument. Currently, Frankye also teaches yoga in the Brookline Public Schools and at Coolidge Corner Yoga.
     
    6 Wednesdays (from 3 – 4 p.m.): January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19
    Grades: PK and K
    Fee: $150
As an inclusive community, Brimmer welcomes students who will increase the diversity of our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions practices, financial aid decisions, and athletic and other school-administered programs.