DISCOVERY, COMPETITION, LEARNING, AND IMAGINATION!

Our hallways are alive with the sound of music. “Boom, boom … tap, tap, tap … clash, clash!” is what you might hear while passing children drumming in the music room. You may also hear the “pluck, pluck”or “plunk, plunk” of violins, guitars, or pianos while private music lessons are taking place.

Pink-cheeked girls and boys can often be spotted trooping in from various outdoor activities including a run through the Esplanade or a Flag Football practice at the Boston Common. As giggling and cheers spill out from the science lab where the Scratch Club is animated, quiet instruction takes place in the form of ISEE prep or individualized tutoring in classrooms.

While our older students are engaged in the activities described above, our preschoolers’ imagination and curiosity is sparked by different themes — Athletics, Art, Music and Drama, or Science and Discovery —during Creative Afternoons.

Whatever floor, gym, or outdoor green space you find us in, afternoons are fun at Park Street School!

Creative Afternoons

Preschool
12:00-3:00 p.m.

The Creative Afternoons program is offered on Monday through Friday afternoons from noon – 3:15 p.m. (Including lunch, recess and rest time, with the program starting at 1:15 p.m.)

Extending our engaging curriculum into the afternoons, Park Street School Preschool students (2.9-years-old or older) have the opportunity to explore science and the arts, further develop their fine and large motor skills, and enjoy discovering the world around them during Creative Afternoons.

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Athletics
Mondays
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Stretching, Organized Games, Dance, Soccer, Gymnastics, Basketball, Kickball, Relay Races, Obstacle Courses
Art
Tuesdays
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Painting, Drawing, Papier-mâché, Clay Creations, Innovations with Various Materials and Techniques
Science and Discovery
Wednesdays
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Science Experiments, Cooking, Geography, Nature, Computers, Literature
Music and Drama
Thursdays
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Singing, Dancing, Music Appreciation, Rhythm, Simple Instruments, Role Playing, Dramatic Performance
Friday Fun Day
Fridays
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Fridays are extra fun. We play games like four square and Tic-Tac-Toe, enjoy stories, play sports in the gym, celebrate holidays, and get creative!

After School Musicality

Elementary School

For students in Kindergarten and Grades 1 – 6, private musical instruction for piano, flute, recorder, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, violin, voice, drums, and accordion is available from several experienced music instructors after school. Students receive weekly half-hour lessons and are taught using methods tailored to their specific needs, age, and experience. All lessons take place at 67 Brimmer Street. Two performances during the year (January and May/June) give student musicians the opportunity to share their progress in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere.

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Clubs

Elementary School

Extend Your Child’s Passion for Learning With Our After School Clubs

Feed your child’s curiosity about numerous topics including how to program robots, ice skating, playing basketball, learning fashion design, making origami, playing tennis, designing with wool, developing chess skills, and building with wood. Sign-up for new clubs happens three times a year.

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Ice Skating at the Boston Common Frog Pond
Is there any better place to learn how to ice skate in the winter than on the Frog Pond at the beautiful and historic Boston Common? No previous skating experience is necessary.
Scratch + Programming + Robots — Oh, My!
Children learn Scratch, Code.org, robotics, and offline programming as well as how to troubleshoot and solve everyday computer and iPad problems. They apply this knowledge to a student-run technology help desk.
Drama and Acting
Children work as an ensemble on a short scripted play. In a nurturing space, they explore improv, character development, and production. The goal is to introduce performance to children as well as develop their individual voice and confidence.
Become a Chess Wizard!
Each child is challenged by fun games and lessons from real chess Wizard teachers. Specifically designed classes cater to all levels of chess ability and teach your child to think logically, solve problems, win graciously, and learn from defeat.

Kaleidoscopes

Elementary School

Kaleidoscopes is our after school extended care program. While supervised by teachers, students enjoy a snack, a structured physical activity, and a quiet homework session. Those who finish their homework during the homework session are awarded with unstructured free time. All Park Street Students from Kindergarten through Grade 6 may participate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer after school care?
Yes. At the Elementary School, our after school program is from 3:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m. Students enjoy a snack and time either outdoors or in the gym for either scheduled free time or group games. Then, they transition into quiet time to either work on homework or engage in board games or art projects. All activities are supervised by Park Street School faculty.At the Preschool, we extend our engaging curriculum into the afternoons through Creative Afternoons from noon to 3:15 p.m. for children aged 2.9 and older. Students enjoy lunch together followed by rest time. After rest time, they are guided by our Preschool faculty to explore science, the arts, further develop their fine and large motor skills, and enjoy discovering the world around them.
Do you offer after school activities or clubs?
Yes. We have a nice variety of clubs as well as private music lessons for further enrichment available at the Elementary School. Club offerings change per season, but have included: boys flag football, girls running and fitness, boys and girls Futsol, chess, cooking, jewelry design, “Stop Hunger Now,” March Madness basketball, woodworking, art, soccer, Bitty Bootcamp, theatre, karate, and Scratch and S.T.E.M Club. We have also offered an ISEE Prep course for Grade 5 and 6 students. In addition, we have offered a variety of music lessons in piano, guitar, drums, violin, flute, recorder, clarinet, saxophone, voice, and accordion.