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!
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.
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.
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.
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.