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. After School Clubs fill fast so register soon!

Contact Us

Claire Harrison
Director of Extended Day 

Cassie Abodeely

Director of Auxiliary Programming 

Fall 2023 Offerings

List of 6 items.

  • 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! 10 student maximum, 5 student minimum. 

    6 Wednesdays: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18
    Time: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
    Grades: 1 – 4
    Teacher: Janet Sweezey
    Fee: $180
  • Catapult Engineering with Build it Yourself (Grades 2-5)

    Built it Yourself challenge: BUILD A CATAPULT that tosses stuff! Perhaps it’s an apple, perhaps a small stone or piece of candy. Each week, students will engage in an engineering challenge to create a one-of-a-kind, functional catapult. Students will research types of catapults through the ages and present their designs to each other both digitally and in three-dimensional form.10 student maximum, 7 student minimum. 

    7 Tuesdays:
    September 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    Time: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
    Grades: 2 – 5
    Teacher: Build It Yourself
    Fee: $235

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  • 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: September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 17
    Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
    Grades: 2 – 5
    Teacher: Vineyardapp Camps
    Fee: $210
  • Cooking with Chef Craig Roman (Grades K - 2)

    Brimmer Head Chef Craig Roman is opening the Brimmer kitchen to younger students. Together, they’ll explore cooking techniques and practices, making both savory and sweet treats. Once they get rockin’ and know what they’re doing, students will collaborate to make one dessert for the ENTIRE SCHOOL to share!  
    8 student maximum. Please contact Cassie Abodeely with any dietary concerns or restrictions. 

    6 Mondays: October 2, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13
    Time: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
    Grades: K – Grade 2
    Fee: $180
    Teacher: Chef Craig Roman
  • Lego Club (Grades 1 - 3)

    Join Brimmer Kindergarten teacher Georgia Crane as she guides students through daily Lego building challenges and creative activities like design a house, a kingdom, a person, create the tallest tower you can that holds weight or build your buddy. Georgia will integrate measurement and other math related concepts into this fun, interactive club for children in grades 1 – 3. 10 student maximum, 5 student minimum. 

    7 Wednesdays: September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1
    Time: 3:15 - 4:15 pm
    Grades: 1 - 3
    Teacher: Georgia Crane
    Fee: $210
  • Towers of Power with Build it Yourself (Grades 2-5)

    Here is the challenge: build a symbol that represents intelligence, strength, and beauty. Make it bold. Make it big! Each week children will be challenged to create thoughtful towers with a variety of different materials. They will work in teams and present their ideas to each other, both digitally and in three-dimensional form. Incorporating Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) students will develop problem solving skills building (pun intended!) on what they do from week to week. 10 student maximum, 7 student minimum.

    7 Mondays: September 18; October 2, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13
    Time: 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
    Grades: 2 – 5
    Fee: $235
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.