After-School Programs

Thank you for your interest in Akiba-Schechter's 2016-2017 After-School Programs! Check out our awesome offerings by clicking the links below. 

Coding Fencing | Robotics | Soccer | Orchestra | Homework Help | Kids Club | Open Library

Each session begins and ends on the following dates:
  • Fall 2016: September 6 – December 22
  • Winter 2017: January 11 – April 6
  • Spring 2017: April 24 – June 1
  • Kid’s Club: August 29, 2016 – June 8, 2017. Note: Kids Club now ends at 5:15 p.m., not 6:00 p.m. as in previous years.

Please note:

  • All classes meet 3:30-4:25 p.m. 
  • Classes will NOT meet when there is an early dismissal or when school is not in session. Check the school calendar for details.
  • Please remember to notify the office when there is a change in your child(ren)‘s after-school plans.
  • Our after-school programs are open to the community! Share this information with friends outside of Akiba-Schechter!
See you after school!
Elisa Aranoff
After-School Program Director

CODING (new!)

Computer literacy is crucial to a successful future. Kids STEM Studio provides unmatched expertise in computer science and coding education. Students learn to code using Tynker’s own visual programming language, featuring visual drag-n-drop logic blocks that eliminate the need to understand programming syntax. Students create their own video games with animation, custom characters and background during this course.
Day: Mondays
Instructor: Kids STEM Studio
Location: Room 207
Students: 6 minimum, 20 maximum in 3rd – 8th grades.
Costs: Fall 2016: $215. School Year: $450

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Students learn basic fencing skills including footwork, bladework, tactics, strategies, rules, etiquette and safety. They play games, learn skills, perform drills and fence actual bouts during club time in a fun and safe environment. Coach Price is a former national champion and former member of the United States Fencing National Coaching Development staff.
Days: Tuesdays (sabre) and/or Thursdays (foil)
Instructor: Coach Sara Price
Location: Loeb Hall
Students: 6 minimum, 14 maximum each day.
Sabre: 4th – 8th graders with at least one year of prior fencing experience.
Foil: 3rd – 8th graders.
School-Year Costs (including $30 equipment rental fee):

  • Tuesdays (sabre): $440
  • Thursdays (foil): $465
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: $900
  • Thursdays (Fall 2016 ONLY): $265


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Nothing captures our children’s curiosity more than the future, and nothing captures the future better than robotics! Enroll your child in Robot City Workshop’s after-school program and ignite your child’s desire to explore, create and learn basic STEM-based problem-solving skills. Our roboticists invent, build and have fun with cool technologies, new activities and different hands-on DIY projects that students get to take home to keep! It’s much more than an after-school program; we help to engage with technology.
Days: Wednesdays
Lead Instructor: Thomas Lalonde of Robot City Workshop
Location: Room 209
Students: 8 minimum, 18 maximum in 1st – 5th grades. If enough students enroll we will divide the class in two based on grade levels. 
Costs: Fall 2016: $370. Full school year: $775

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The soccer program is operated by Super Soccer Stars and hosted by the Hyde Park JCC. Coaches will come to Akiba-Schechter to escort students to and from the HPJCC. All Super Soccer Stars classes are based on age-specific curricula created by a combination of early childhood, soccer and behavioral specialists to guarantee that each child is learning and having a blast from the moment the whistle blows.
Days: Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Click here for details and to register.
Instructor: Super Soccer Stars
Location: Hyde Park JCC gym
Students: all skill levels and open to the community. 

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The Akiba-Schechter Orchestras perform at a variety of events and celebrations. The Cadet Orchestra is for students with one year of string instrument experience (or at the discretion of the director). Participants continue to develop right-hand skills (different bowing techniques and plucking), left-hand skills (using their left-hand fingers to make different notes), reading music and playing songs in a group setting. The Varsity Orchestra is for string players with more orchestra experience. Students play challenging pieces while improving their technical and ensemble skills. Except for bass players, students must supply their own instruments. Rental programs are available. Home practice and private or semi-private lessons are strongly recommended. LOOKING FORWARD TO ANOTHER FUN YEAR OF MUSIC-MAKING! 
Days: Tuesdays: Cadet Orchestra; Thursdays: Varsity Orchestra.
Instructor: Rhea Basa
Location: Room 203
Cost: Full school year: $300

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The library is open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to make it accessible to students who do not have enough dedicated library time during the school day. They can browse the bookshelves, do research, read and/or check out materials. Students must stay in the library during this time. This is a free program but advance registration is required. Please email the office when your child(ren) will attend.
Days: Tuesday and Thursdays, September 6, 2016 – June 1, 2017
Instructor: Thea Crook
Location: Library
Students: preschool through 8th grade
Cost: FREE

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For those students who wish to complete their homework in school and receive assistance, staff is available to help.
Days: most Mondays -- Thursdays, September 6, 2016 -- June 1, 2017.
Instructor: Joe Esse
Location: Room 204
Students: 3rd-8th grades
*Cost: Prepayment for entire school year: $650. Prepayment for 10 drop-ins: $120. Daily drop-in: $15/slot.

A safe and engaging environment is provided for those younger students who stay later. Snacks are provided. Please note: Kids Club now ends at 5:15 p.m., not 6:00 p.m. as in previous years.
Days: most Mondays – Thursdays, August 29, 2016 – June 8, 2017.
Instructors: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays: Thea Crook
Wednesdays: Julia Levine
Location: Library (or playground, weather-permitting)
Students: Kindergarten – 4th grades
*Cost: Prepayment for entire school year: $1300. Prepayment for 10 drop-ins: $120. Daily drop-in: $15/slot.


*Check out our new pricing system!

Homework Help and Kids Club are now the same price:

Time Slots

School Year 10-pack Drop-in
Slot 1: 3:30 – 4:25 pm $650 $120 $15
Slot 2: 4:25 – 5:15 pm $650 $120 $15
Both: 3:30 – 5:15 pm $1300   $30



Last updated 9/8/16