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After School Program

Many families use school services beyond the school day. At Far Brook School we offer fee-based programs that provide enrichment, variety, and opportunities for students from multiple grades to connect and interact. 

Students can sign up for a variety of classes that are offered every day of the week. Some of our classes are also available on a drop-in basis so that families may periodically enroll when the need arises.

Hours

After-School Program

Monday-Thursday from 3:15-4:30 pm
Friday from 2:15-3:30 pm

Extended Day Program

Monday-Thursday from 4:30-6:00 pm
Friday from 3:30-6:00 pm

Classes

Nursery - Grade 4

Far Brook teachers and local specialty teachers design and facilitate our enrichment classes. Every year offers a well-rounded selection. In the past, students have enjoyed classes such as drama, visual arts, cooking, yoga, golf, dancing, sports, and gardening. Younger students may also choose to enroll in Library Time where they can do independent activities such as drawing, reading, or working with puzzles and manipulatives. Older students may also enroll in Homework Club in the library.

GRADES 5 - 8

These students are on our sports teams after school during the spring (lacrosse, baseball) and fall (field hockey, soccer). During the off-season, there are After School Program offerings for Grades 5-6. We also offer a Basketball Program (Grades 7-8), with twice-weekly practices and intermural games, and Ski Club (Grades 6-8), which travels to a Pocono Mountain facility for skiing on several Friday evenings over the course of two months. Any student may enroll in Homework Club, where they will find quiet spaces in the library to do individual academic work. In addition, students in Grades 6-8 can become involved in our GLI Club and our After School Leadership Program. 

Extended Day Program

This program begins immediately following our After-School Program and ends at 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The Extended Day Program is on a drop-in basis; families may reserve the time in advance with the option of canceling at any time.

Nursery – Grade 6: This program starts in the gym after the After-School Program dismissal. Students can participate in free-play in the gym, while older students can finish their homework or participate in free-play. This is a great opportunity for students of all ages to interact.

Grades 7 - 8: Seventh and Eighth Grade students who wish to participate in the Extended Day Program will be able to enroll through our Leadership Program.

Leadership Program

We have a few unique opportunities for our older students to stay involved after school. Through their participation, students have opportunities to develop their leadership and communication skills. All of these programs are available at no cost to families.

Girls Learn International (GLI)  -Grades 6 - 8 

This class is available to boys and girls; students learn about human rights and education in many parts of the world. Working in groups, students may give presentations and participate in projects to raise social awareness.

Mentoring  - Grades 7 - 8

Mentoring in the After-School Program is an opportunity for Junior High students to volunteer as helpers in the After-School Progra classes. This gives our older students a chance to interact with and guide the younger students.

Mentoring in the Extended Day Program (Grades 7 - 8). This program is another option at the Junior High Level. Students may participate in the Extended Day Program at any time on a drop-in basis. This allows our older students to choose their own after school activity (such as Homework Club or GLI) and also spend time as a mentor for the younger students.

Fees, Registration, and Drop-Ins

Costs for the After-School Program and Extended Day Program vary. The After-School Program classes ranges from $15-$25 per day, depending on the type of class and materials provided. The Extended Day Program is currently $15 per day, Mondays – Thursdays, and $25 per day on Fridays. A family who utilizes both programs for all five days could have a total cost of $145-$210 per week, per child enrolled.

Ski Club has its own price for enrollment, dependent upon the total costs for that season.

Registration for classes takes place twice a year, generally in August and January.

A selection of our enrichment classes will be made available on a drop-in basis. Library Time/Homework Club and the Extended Day Program are always available on a drop-in basis.

Winter After School Sports Program

Basketball Skills, Drills, and interscholastic Games

  • Separate programs for boys and girls
  • Each program has a minimum to run.
  • Space is limited. Registration is first-come, first-served. Registration begins in November.
  • Boys will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30 pm, at Far Brook. Game days and times vary. See the Boys' Game Schedule here. Additional games may be added.  See also Boys After School Basketball for more information.
  • Games: played against other independent schools and inter-squad scrimmages.
  • Coaches: Jen Semioli, Nancy Muniz
  • Tuition includes practices and games, transportation, and uniforms.

Ski Club - Grades 6-8

In the winter we also offer Ski Club, a popular program for Grades 6 - 8. Participants travel to a nearby Pocono Mountain ski facility for several Friday evenings over the course of two months.

If you have any questions, please contact After School Program Director, Mona Boewe.


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