Student Life
After School Programs

Lower School Clubs

Create And Explore

Enhance your child’s academic and creative experience by registering for an After School Club. Clubs meet once a week for one hour, unless otherwise noted in the descriptions below, and are open to all students beginning in mid September. Children enrolled in a club may remain at school in the extended day program between dismissal and 3:15 pm.

Those who receive an aid grant from the School may be eligible for financial aid for this program due to a generous donor fund. Please contact Cassie Abodeely if you are interested in receiving aid for a club. 

After School Clubs fill fast so register soon!

Contact Us

Claire Harrison
Director of Extended Day 
617-278-2301

Cassie Abodeely

Director of Auxiliary Programming 
617-278-2350

Winter 2024 Offerings

List of 8 items.

  • Storytelling and Puppetry (PK – Grade 1)

    Join Serena Gabriels in this hands on, creative puppetry making class where children will tell their own stories through the art of puppetry. Young children understand and process their world through storytelling. Using their puppets, children will tell a story and create a narrative to share with each other each week. They will explore by making different types of puppets including sock puppets, stick puppets, and shadow puppets.
     
    6 Tuesdays: January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27
    Time: 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. 
    Grades: PK – Grade 1
    Teacher: Serena Gabriels
    Fee: $180
  • Yoga (PK - Grade 1)

    Join Ms. Vaughn for this afternoon movement class. Young children will have the opportunity to learn and do basic yoga poses, engage in mindfulness, and expend some extra energy with one of the Lower School’s most fun teachers!
     
    6 Mondays: January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 26; March 4
    Time: 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
    Grades: PK - Grade 1
    Fee: $180
  • Projects in the Makerspace (Grades 1 - 5)

    Upper School Innovation and Design teacher, Kathryn Lee will introduce participants to Brimmer’s state-of-the-art Maker Space! From idea to fabrication, students will have the opportunity to design and assemble personalized projects made from technology such as 3D printers, laser cutters, vacuum formers, and vinyl cutters. Each week, participants will explore one of these pieces to equipment to create a unique project complete with individual expression and flare! 
     
    This club has a maximum capacity of 8 students.
     
    6 Tuesdays: January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27
    Time: 3:10 – 4:10 pm
    Grades: 1 - 5 
    Teacher: Mrs. Lee
    Fee: $200
  • Chess: the road to Grandmaster (Grades 2 - 5)

    Join us for this highly engaging chess club adapted to the students’ ages and chess levels. Students will learn the basics of chess, openings, strategy and several chess-variant games like zombie chess and two-time chess. Beginning with free play to evaluate familiarity and comfort level, we will layer in skills to learn and apply them to game play. We will introduce variant games to keep learners interested and focus on connecting chess concepts to the game’s overall framework. Beginners are welcome! Advanced chess wizards will develop a deeper understanding of the game. 10 student maximum, 5 student minimum. 

    7 Fridays: January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 1
    Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
    Grades: 2 – 5
    Teacher: Vineyardapp Camps
    Fee: $210
  • Coding (Grades 3-5)

    Taught by Brimmer's own Technology Teacher Darol Ware, and US Science Teacher Nia Gibson, children will use their iPads to develop games that introduce them to game design concepts in a fun and engaging way. Children will be able to play their very own games by the end of this club. 

    7 Thursdays: January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 7
    Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 3 – 5
    Teachers: Nia Gipson and Darol Ware
    Fee:  $240
  • My Toy Business (Grades 3-5)

    Build a business with us! This club will introduce students to financial concepts such as income, expenses, and profit. Working in small teams, students will begin by creating the product (a toy). They will then construct a 3D prototype and build a fun business around the toy, applying financial concepts. 
     
    The class will be taught by Rabeka Saouma, a Babson College Business student with a background in mentoring young and aspiring business professionals. 

    7 Wednesdays: January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28
    Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Grades: 3 – 5
    Teacher: Rabeka Saouma
    Fee: $210 
  • Newspaper (Grades 3 - 5)

    Have you ever wanted to be a reporter? Are you interested in keeping people informed about the important happenings in your community? Well, this is your chance! In this class, we’ll explore the ins and outs of both broadcast and print journalism. First, we will create a school newspaper, where we take on roles as editors and article writers to bring a high-quality publication to our fellow students.
     
    This club must have at least 5 children to run and has a maximum capacity of 12 students.
     
    7 Thursdays: January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 7
    Time: 3:15 pm – 4: 15 pm
    Grades: 3 – 5
    Fee: $210
  • Podcasting Club (Grades 3 – 5)

    We will begin our exploration by talking about podcasts and listening to those produced by kids around the world. Students will learn to ask probing questions, present intriguing topics, and put a compelling story together with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Using Brimmer’s podcasting equipment, we will develop small individual podcasts to begin with and eventually, working as a group, will develop a larger podcast episode. Families will be invited to listen to the episode when it’s complete!

    7 Fridays: January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1
    Time: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
    Grades: 3 – 5
    Teacher: Elyse Seltzer
    Fee: $240 (includes Extended Day until 3:15 pm)
    • Our Animation Club produced this short video!

As an inclusive private school 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.