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After School Programs

Lower School Clubs

Create
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Enhance your child’s academic and creative experience by registering for an After School Club. Clubs are open to all Lower School students and begin the end of January. Clubs run for one hour, one day per week from 3:15 - 4:15 pm. Any child 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

Cassie Abodeely
Director of Auxiliary Programming 
617-278-2350

Ashley Mosley
Director of Extended Day
617-278-2301

Fall 2019 Offerings

List of 11 items.

  • Adventures in Archeology

    This club taught by Dr. Matt Gallon will give students a hands-on opportunity to combine science and history to explore the past. We will conduct a mock excavation in the school garden using the techniques used by real archaeologists on actual dig-sites. Then, back in the Brimmer archaeology lab, we will analyze the artifacts we recover in our excavation to reconstruct the daily life and culture of a mysterious ancient civilization. Be prepared to get your hands dirty, find amazing artifacts buried in the ground, and uncover some mysteries of the past!

    7 Wednesdays: September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 16, 23; November 6
    Grades: 2-5
    Fee: $185
  • Chess-Nuts! *SOLD OUT*

    Join us for an hour of Chess with Upper School Faculty member Don Reese. Learn to play or hone your skills. 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: September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    Grades: 2 - 5
    Fee: $195
  • Mini Cooks *SOLD OUT*

    Join us in this Cooking Club specifically designed for our youngest chefs. Allie Morey will teach students to experiment with different foods and create fun kid-friendly recipes. All products are nut-free (please contact Cassie Abodeely with further allergy related questions).

    5 Mondays: September 16, 23; October 7, 21, 28 (3:30 – 4:30 pm)
    Grades: PK - 1
    Fee: $125
  • Cooking Club (older)

    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).

    7 Tuesdays: September 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    Grades: 2 - 5
    Fee: $185 (includes materials fee)
  • Drama Club

    Students will learn a variety of performance skills as they select a story, create their own script and explore all aspects of theater. All performers will be able to express their creativity, while collaborating with their fellow young artist to demonstrate their talents onstage.
     
    Teacher Ingrid Oslund is a director and choreographer in the Boston area. In addition to running the drama program at the Brimmer Summer Camp and choreographing Brimmer’s high school productions (Newsies, Addams Family, Tom Jones), she has created theater for young audiences at the Arlington Children’s Theatre, the Juniper Tree Ensemble, the Winsor School, and Beaver Country Day. Notable credits include being a member of Director’s Lab: Lincoln Center and award nominations for her ensemble work with New England theater companies.

    8 Fridays: September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8
    Grades: 2 – 5
    Fee: $205
  • Hip Hop

    Students will learn the fundamentals of Hip-hop dance movement, as well as create their own choreography under the guidance of their instructor. Expect a high energy class setting that explores both creativity and athleticism.
     
    Teacher Ingrid Oslund is a director and choreographer in the Boston area. In addition to running the drama program at the Brimmer Summer Camp and choreographing Brimmer’s high school productions (Newsies, Addams Family, Tom Jones), she has created theater for young audiences at the Arlington Children’s Theatre, the Juniper Tree Ensemble, the Winsor School, and Beaver Country Day. Notable credits include being a member of Director’s Lab: Lincoln Center and award nominations for her ensemble work with New England theater companies.

    8 Wednesdays: September 18, 25; October 2, 16, 23; November 6, 13, 20
    Grades: 1 – 5
    Fee: $205
  • PK Soccer Club

    This soccer club will get players accustomed to some of the basics of soccer and playing sports. Whilst in a fun and playful environment, players will learn how to pass, dribble and shoot as well as work with friends and teammates to create success. Geared towards loving the game, this clinic will provide players with a fantastic opportunity to take their first steps in soccer – all with the biggest of smiles :-) 

    Coach Tim Mason's recent experience includes: Assistant Coach at Babson College and Head Coach at Wellesley High School. Originating from England, Tim has run the Gator Goals soccer camps at Brimmer and has an extensive knowledge of coaching players of all ages and ability levels. 

    5 Wednesdays: September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 16, 23, (12:15  1:15 pm)
    Grade:
    PK
    Fee: $150
  • Puppet Making

    Students will build their own puppets out of recyclable materials and learn how to use a variety of puppet styles to develop characters. From marionettes to life-sized puppets: all will have a chance to explore and create in a class that marries arts and crafts with performance!
     
    Teacher Sara Kerr is a puppet designer and actor in the Boston area. She has been a teaching artist at Brimmer Summer Camp and Boston Community Collaborative. Her love of puppetry has led her to a variety of projects at Suffolk University and the Brimmer stage. She has worked at the Juniper Tree Ensemble, Queen Mab, Arlington Friends of the Drama and many others.

    8 Thursdays: September 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7
    Grades: PK – 2
    Fee: $200
  • Puzzles and Games

    Do you like to stretch your brain with fun activities? If so, join the Puzzles and Games Club taught by Kelly Neely to complete exciting challenges and practice team-building skills while having fun with your friends and making new ones! Students will have the opportunity to work on a variety of fun puzzles, word games, and board games in small or large groups.

    5 Wednesdays: November 13, 20; December 4, 11, 18
    Grades: 3 – 5
    Fee: $120
  • Yoga, Music, & Storytelling (younger)

    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!
     
    Teacher 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.

    8 Wednesdays: Sept 18, 25; October 2, 16, 23; November 6, 13, 20 (3 – 3:45 pm)
    Grades: PK – 1
    Fee: $200
  • Yoga & Mindfulness (older)

    This yoga class focuses on activities designed to inspire self-actualization by encouraging children to be more curious about who they are versus what they can or cannot do. During mini journeys on their mat, students will learn balance, strength, patience, self-awareness and compassion ­­­­­—lessons that will support your child throughout life. Every class will include flowing sequences, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and a closing circle.
     
    Teacher 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.

    8 Fridays: September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8
    Grades: 2 – 5
    Fee: $200