join the after school program!

Our program features small-group instruction in a number of high-interest topics!
Your son can enjoy learning and practicing new skills in Stock Market Club, Chess Club, Mandarin, French, Frassati Society, Study Hall, and Engineering. Reserve your space with the form to the right or call 617-868-8658.

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Who

This program is for boys in grades 3-8.

It is staffed by SPCS faculty.

What

An after school program in Harvard Square for boys interested in critical thinking, small extracurricular classes, and new skills.

Where

Located at Saint Paul's Choir School in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

When

3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

 

Monday through Friday every week, school holidays excepted

why

We are sharing our atmosphere of camaraderie and our expertise in programs for children.

unique programming

Stock Market Club: Mon 3:15-5:00
  • Inter-school organized competition

  • Students use real-world tools to research and invest within the game

  • Sponsored by the SIFMA Foundation

  • New concepts reviewed each week

Chess Club:
  • Led by Chess Master Steven Winer

  • Combination of direct instruction and play

  • Learn advanced strategies

  • Learn moves specific to stages of the game

  • Hone skills by playing with other students

WED 1:45-2:45 (gr. 3/4)
WED 3:00-4:00 (gr.5-8)
Mandarin: Mon & Fri 3:15-5:00
  • Designed for beginners and those with experience

  • Explores topics of school life and culture

  • Learn about (and taste!) a variety of food and cooking

  • Explore the mid-autumn festival, lunar new year, and Chinese calligraphy

Frassati Society: Tues 3:15-5:00
  • Provides student government opportunities

  • Coordinates community service activities

  • Study hall to complete homework

  • Opportunity for quiet reading

  • Board games and community building

French labs: Wed, varies between 3:15-5:00
  • Learn French within grade-level cohorts

  • Immersive and interactive instructional model

  • Recite French poetry and great works

Visual Arts: Tues 3:15-5:00
  • Sketching, painting, and a variety of mediums

  • Still-life, action, and creative, etc. compositions

  • Expand your critical thinking by reconstructing the world around you!

$400

per class for the full term

Terms are September-November, December-February, March-June. 

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Elizabeth Chladil, Summer Program Music & Rhythm Teacher

Learning in a musical ensemble, whether it's a chorus or a group music/movement class is inherently joyful and social! Through music, students learn teamwork and problem solving while making new friends!

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Heather Schmid, Parent & Recording Artist

That was a triumph! It was honestly a masterclass in how to run a summer program! From the stylized programs to the t shirts and alumni counselors- to the daily debriefs, the mantra, and photo montages.The program was just so well organized and impressive. The fact that the kids learned music and bonded in a structured program was a bonus.

A Note Regarding Coronavirus:

As many of us have experienced, the availability of after-school programs available to children this year is greatly diminished. We remain committed to running this program safely in person, as intended. Our Covid precautions will reflect the best guidance from the Governor, local officials, and school administration.

 

Saint Paul's Choir School currently has the following precautions in place. We expect them to continue further into 2021-22.

  • Daily Google Form symptom screener prior to entry (sent to your email)

  • Face coverings worn at all times

  • Weekly testing requirement

 

Please remain hopeful and optimistic with us! As one of our alumni, Tim McGuirk ('07) so eloquently stated: "You are one of the best signs of hope in the world."