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After School Programs

Lower School Clubs

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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

WINTER 2023 OFFERINGS

List of 8 items.

  • Astro-nuts (Grades 4 - 5)

    If you’ve ever asked "What’s out there?" or "If the world is spinning why don’t we fly off into space?" Or if you've 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! Maximum number of students: 8

    * Please note the start and end time of this club. This club runs later to ensure the best viewing experience for students. Extended day (until 4 p.m.) is included in the price of the club.

    6 Wednesdays: January 18, 25; February 1, 15, 22; March 8
    Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.* 
    Grades:
    4 and 5
    Teacher: Michael Langlois, US Teacher and Director of Technology 
    Fee: $220*
  • Drama Club (Grades 2 - 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!

    6 Mondays: January 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27; March 6
    Time: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
    Grades: 2 – 5
    Teacher: Anthony Allocca
    Fee: $180
  • Improv Comedy Club (PK – Grade 1)

    Knock-knock! Who's there? It's the Comedy Club! The saying is true; laughter is the best medicine! In this class we will explore different forms of comedy such as improv, joke telling, skit writing, performance, clowning, and more to produce laughter and fun for all! The young comedians will develop skills such as strong performance, enhanced listening, building imagination, and working as a team while being loud and proud in an environment that encourages creativity, play, and barrels of laughter!  
     
    Zoe Seitz is a New Jersey-based actress and comedian with skills in early childhood and special education development. She attends Emerson College, in the comedic arts program. When Zoe isn't performing, she is serving as treasurer of her comedy troupe Jimmy's Traveling Allstars as well as nannying for families in the Boston area. And she can't wait to meet everyone! 

    6 Fridays: January 20, 27; February 3, 10, 24; March 3
    Time: 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: PK – Grade 1
    Teacher: Zoe Seitz
    Fee: $180
  • Knitting & Crafts 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 and other yarn crafts amongst students. We'll begin with finger weaving and simple forms of knitting and graduate to the basics of two needle knitting.  Along the way, there will be opportunities for students to put down the needles and try other crafting with yarn and simple materials. Come along and stay warm this winter with wool!

    6 Tuesdays:
    January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 28
    Time: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. 
    Grades: 2 - 5
    Teacher: Stephanie Golas
    Fee: $195
     
  • 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!

    6 Thursdays: January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23
    Time: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
    Grades: 3 – 5
    Teacher: Elyse Seltzer
    Fee: $195
  • Printmaking Club (Grades 2 – 5)

    Printmaking is the process of transferring images onto another surface, most often paper or fabric. In this club, students will explore a new material and/or process every week!  Some of the projects include potato stamp pattern design, collagraph prints with organic materials, screen printed t-shirts, and cyanotype greeting cards. No experience necessary!

    6 Wednesdays: January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15
    Time: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
    Grades: 2 – 5
    Teacher: Christie DeNizio
    Fee: $200 plus $100 materials fee (Total: $300)
  • Sculpture Club (Grades 3 – 5)

    In Sculpture Club we will be using a variety of materials (wire, cardboard, paper maché, and more) to make creatures that can hang on a wall, sit on your sofa, or sleep on the stairs. No experience is necessary and enjoying using your imagination is a plus. Let’s build things together! 

    6 Tuesdays: January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 28 
    Time: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. 
    Grades: 3 – 5  
    Teacher: Amy Carpenter 
    Fee: $200 plus $100 materials fee (Total: $300)
  • Stories and Crafts (PK – Grade 2)

    Each week, we will read a book and bring the story to life with a creative project based on what we have read. Projects include creating their own islands based on the book Adventure on Klickitat Island, and snowflake making after reading The Snowy Day. In this club, we’ll make literature come alive for your child asking them to extrapolate, imagine, explore, and create based on the theme and text.

    5 Mondays: January 23, 30; February 6, 13, 27
    Time: 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. 
    Grades: PK – Grade 2
    Teacher: Mireille Manzella
    Fee: $165
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.