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. After School Clubs fill fast so register soon!

Contact Information

Claire Harrison
Director of Extended Day 
617-278-2301

Cassie Abodeely

Director of Auxiliary Programming 
617-278-2350

Fall 2022 Offerings

List of 12 items.

  • Action Bus Obstacle Course (PK/K)

    Join Coach Jen in her converted school bus, the ACTION BUS, each week for an obstacle course challenge appropriate for young children. The bus will pull up right in front of Brimmer and students will participate in courses that change from week to week. Obstacles include a trapeze bar, balance beam, slide, rope swing, hanging rings, and variety of climbing obstacles. It’s safe, fun, and we promise that your child will be tired at the end! 

    8 Fridays: September 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 28; November 4
    Time: 2:45 – 3:45 pm
    Grades: PK, K
    Fee: $270
  • Brimmer in the Backyard: Garden Fun (Grades 1-4)

    Join Ms. Sweezey in the Kirwan Smith Family Garden for some outdoor, gettin’ dirty kind of fun. Inspired by all things Brimmer garden, students will make art, compete in scavenger hunts, dig, weed, harvest, and maintain the garden. Come ready to get dirty, play, and learn in the most organic environment around!  

    6 Tuesdays: September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25
    Grades: 1 – 4
    Teacher: Janet Sweezey
    Fee: $180
  • Chess Wizards (Grades 1 - 5)

    Our brains are our SUPER POWERS! Get ready to put them to use in this fun, challenging, and inspiring Chess Club hosted by the Chess Wizards. Each week, our very own Chess Wizard will engage students in chess lessons, exciting tournaments, and team activities. Brand new to chess? We’ll teach your child the basics and to get playing right away. Seasoned checkmate artist? We’ll show your child new ways to explore their creativity on the chess board.
     
    This club is open to any level chess player and will run ONLY if we meet minimum enrollment of 10.
     
    7 Fridays: September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4
    Time: 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
    Grades: 1 – 5
    Fee: $230
  • Cooking Around the World (Grades 2-5)

    Do you love to cook, and want to know more recipes? In this cooking class for young kids, students learn all about food: how to make it, how to make it safely, and how to use it for good! You’ll learn about food safety and cook some (oven-less) recipes from all 6 inhabited continents. Everything you cook will be easy to make and suitable for after-school cooking: including “easy pizza”, Japanese Onigiri (Rice Balls), and other finger-foods from Africa, Asia, and South America. During sessions, you and your friends will play fun cooking games, learn a few words from another culture, and learn about local games from the country in which we are immersed. At the end of class, you'll have a recipe book you can use to impress friends and family.

    There is a 5 student minimum and a 12 student maximum for this class.
    PLEASE NOTE: This class will use microwaves for cooking (not the Brimmer kitchen).

    8 Tuesdays: September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8
    Time: 3:15 – 4:15 pm
    Grades: 2 – 5
    Fee: $270
  • Cooking Around the World (PK-Grade 1)

    Do you love to cook, and want to know more recipes? In this cooking class for young kids, students learn all about food: how to make it, how to make it safely, and how to use it for good! You’ll learn about food safety and cook some (oven-less) recipes from all 6 inhabited continents. Everything you cook will be easy to make and suitable for after-school cooking: including “easy pizza”, Japanese Onigiri (Rice Balls), and other finger-foods from Africa, Asia, and South America. During sessions, you and your friends will play fun cooking games, learn a few words from another culture, and learn about local games from the country in which we are immersed. At the end of class, you'll have a recipe book you can use to impress friends and family.

    There is a 5 student minimum and a 10 student maximum for this class.
    PLEASE NOTE: This class will use microwaves for cooking (not the Brimmer kitchen).

    6 Thursdays: September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27
    Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
    Grades: PK – 1
    Fee: $204
  • Drama Club (Grades 1 - 5)

    We will explore storytelling through the lens of theater: how can you tell a story with more than just words? We’ll explore movement, dance, music, and self-expression. Students will practice skills like public speaking, projection, and creativity to improve stage presence and confidence. And we’ll have a lot of fun!
     
    Anthony Allocca is a Theater Education major at Emerson College in Boston. He has directed, produced, and choreographed children’s theater in New Jersey and Massachusetts. An avid director of musical theater, much of his work targets younger viewers through the Theater for Young Audiences at Emerson. Anthony has worked with our Extended Day team and spent summer 2022 at Brimmer Camp!

    8 Thursdays: September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3
    Time: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
    Grades: 1 – 5
    Teacher: Anthony Allocca
    Fee: $240
  • Game Design (Grades 3-5)

    Tablets or computers required 

    Ever wanted to build your own games or apps? Love Roblox or Minecraft? Well, this is the class for you! In this course, students will learn the skills of a coder through conceiving, designing, and creating their own mobile app games. The resulting games can be shared online and texted to friends for them to play on their phones. It’s a great way to combine learning and fun with becoming a game developer. You don’t need any previous experience or special software: all you need is your creativity and a device (iPads work great)! 
     
    There is a 5 student minimum and a 12 student maximum for this class.
     
    10 Wednesdays: September 21, 28; October 12, 19; November 2, 9, 16, 30; December 7, 14.
    Time: 3:15 – 4:15 pm
    Grades: 3 – 5
    Fee: $340
  • Game Design (Grades K-2)

    Tablets or computers required 

    Ever wanted to build your own games or apps? Love Roblox or Minecraft? Well, this is the class for you! In this course, students will learn the skills of a coder through conceiving, designing, and creating their own mobile app games. The resulting games can be shared online and texted to friends for them to play on their phones. It’s a great way to combine learning and fun with becoming a game developer. You don’t need any previous experience or special software: all you need is your creativity and a device (IPads work great)!
     
    There is a 5 student minimum and a 10 student maximum for this class.

    7 Mondays: September 19; October 3, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14
    Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
    Grades: K - 2
    Fee: $240
  • Knitting Club (Grades 2-5)

    We’re launching this club because students have been asking for it! Join Mrs. Golas as she teaches and fosters a love of knitting amongst students, beginning with finger weaving and simple forms of knitting and graduating to the basics of two needle knitting.

    RETURNING IN WINTER 2023
    Time: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
    Grades: 2 – 5
    Teacher: Stephanie Golas
    Fee: $235
  • Newspaper 1 (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. Then, we’ll create a video log of short, journalistic videos explaining what’s going on at our school. Along the way, we’ll learn things like storyboarding, simple video editing, and interviewing!
     
    This club must have at least 5 children to run and has a maximum capacity of 12 students.
     
    10 Mondays: September 19; October 3, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5
    Time: 3:15 pm – 4: 15 pm
    Grades: 3 – 5
    Fee: $340
  • PK Soccer Club

    This inclusive soccer club is for ALL kids who want to spend an hour having fun, running around, and enjoying the early release day outside! We’ll teach the fundamentals, develop skills, and play small-sided games. This club is for all PK students regardless of soccer ability.
     
    This club has a 5 student minimum.
     
    6 Wednesdays: September 14, 21, 28; October 12, 19; November 2
    Time: 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
    Grade: PK
    Coach: Jonny Bonner
    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 Wednesdays: September 28; October 12, 19; November 2, 9, 16
    Time: 3:20 - 4:20pm
    Grades: 1 - 5 
    Teacher: Mrs. Lee
    Fee: $204
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.