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Trimester 3 | March 4 - May 30

Friends After Three offers three trimesters of unique after school programs that enrich a student’s day with fun and learning. Whether you are an artist or an athlete, a young chef or an emerging singer-songwriter, or just looking for a quiet space to tackle homework, F.A.T. has the perfect match for you every day of the week! Sign up is by trimester. Daily drop-ins are available. See the More Info section at the bottom of the page for the answers to all your F.A.T. questions. Select a division and a day of the week to learn about our after school programs. When you have made your selection click here to register online.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Monday | Lower School

Comics and Cartoons

Grades K-4

With Nicole Parcher, Visiting Artist

Calling all Comic Book lovers! Make your own Comic Book, using your imagination to create heroes and villains with untold superpowers. Comic Book artists will also make a poster, card game, mini movie strip and a T-shirt - all featuring their very own original designs.

Workshop Fee $225

Chorus

Grades 2-4

With Collin Edouard

Take a trip around the world with music and melody. Singing in a chorus is a fantastic way to build collaborative skills, learn fundamentals of singing, and get a glimpse of another culture. For this Spring, the FAT chorus will be engaging in Folk music (traditional music of the people) from different parts of the world. From Galician folk music, Eastern European music, and traditional choral selections from the United States. Students will not only gain skills for collaborative choral singing but they will also learn about people and culture which provide a bridge to understanding a foreign culture. Come Sing!

Workshop Fee $350

Nerf or Nothin'!

Grades 2-4
Navigate and explore an innovative new and exciting way to introduce your child to all things N.E.R.F.! Enjoy the many indoor and outdoor sports, themed obstacle courses, fun activities, individual and team challenges, water game adventures, innovative creations, prizes and so much more! We guarantee your child will have fun, make new friends, and improve your child’s fitness, and overall confidence.

Workshop Fee $300

Tennis with Children’s Athletic Training School

Grades K-3
Be part of this innovative program that allows us to offer tennis instruction right here at Friends! Perfected by veteran tennis professionals and child education specialists, CATS lessons and exercises are carefully tailored to support children’s physical and motor skill development. Children will learn how to swing, volley and use proper footwork. With a focus on fair play and positive attitude, students will play real games each week.

Workshop Fee $450

TEKintellect Amazing Machines

Grades K-2
Build exciting mechanized machines from Lego components including motors and remote-controlled infrared activated components. Models include Hummers, dune buggies, airplanes, carousels, windmills, Ferris wheels, elevators and many others. Students will learn the scientific principles underlying these machines, including centrifugal and centripetal forces, power transmission, potential and kinetic energies, torque, inertia and angular momentum. Experience hands-on, multi-sensory, fun-filled experimental learning which helps develop creativity, organization, imagination and teamwork.

Workshop Fee $400

F.A.T. Funhouse

Grades K-4
Too many fun F.A.T. Choices? Can’t decide what class to take? Well now you don’t have to! This program offers free-choice activities in a nurturing, creative and educationally stimulating environment. Everyday choices will include art activities, cooking, Legos, block-building and outdoor play. Expect surprise visits from your favorite F.A.T. teachers.

Homework Help

Grades 3-4
Grade 3 and 4 students can jump start their homework! This program will provide students with the help and structure they need to complete their assignments.

Tuesday | Lower School

Funhouse

Grades K-4
Too many fun F.A.T. Choices? Can’t decide what class to take? Well now you don’t have to! This program offers free-choice activities in a nurturing, creative and educationally stimulating environment. Everyday choices will include art activities, cooking, Legos, block-building and outdoor play. Expect surprise visits from your favorite F.A.T. teachers.

Super Scientists

Grades K-3

With Michelle Amankwah, Mad Scientist

This trimester the Super Scientists will investigate, imagine, and create through the exploration of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy. We will put the scientific method to the test as we experiment everything from liquids to create radical reactions and super substances to modeling our solar system! We will explore the magical world of bubbles where the scientists will engage in challenges such as making the biggest bubble or tallest bubble tower. Science is always full of surprises and we can’t wait to share all of these exciting experiments and more with our SUPER SCIENTISTS!

Program Fee $325

Soccer

Grades K-2

With Warren Salandy, Friends P.E. Teacher and Coach

Join Friends Soccer Coach Warren as he introduces young players to the game of Soccer. This program will focus on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship, and will provide an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Let’s get kicking!

Program Fee $350

Tinkering Tuesdays

Grade 4

With Judith Seidel, Technology Integrator

Students will gain programming and designing skill through independent explorations. Possible projects include constructing Scratch games and animations with scrolling backgrounds and variables, designing fold-up houses for a cutting machine and creating a small community with them, coding geometric designs for embroidery, or sewing a toy or costume that is controlled with a Micro:bit chip.

Program Fee $425

Building Bridges, Not Walls: Art With A Mission

Grades 3-4

With Nora Chavooshian

Formed in the first trimester of this year, our students created “friends 4 friends” which connected with a 100% worker owned women’s weaving cooperative in Guatemala. We designed our own logo, printed bags and t-shirts and successfully launched an education fund for the children of 17 mayan villages, supplying dozens of children with basic school supplies. Building on this success, we will design toys, t-shirts, and even homemade sculptural chocolate treats to sell in school fundraisers to set up a scholarship fund for the children in Guatemala, whose high school education is not free. We’ll learn about the history of central America and why it’s incumbent on all of us to help our neighbors to the south. Let’s use our talents and resources to make the world a better place!

Workshop Fee $250

Lacrosse

Grades 3-4

With Cat Guerriere

Students will learn the fundamental skills of lacrosse such as cradling, throwing, catching, ground ball pick ups, offensive movements and defensive positioning. Each session will include a dynamic fitness warm up incorporating speed and agility, followed by skill practice. All ability levels are welcome to join! Equipment Provided.

Workshop Fee $325

Homework Help

Grades 3-4
Grade 3 and 4 students can jump start their homework! This program will provide students with the help and structure they need to complete their assignments.

Wednesday | Lower School

Architecture

Grades K-4

With Nora Chavooshian, Sculptor

We’ll design and build models of different structures like houses, furniture and even theater sets using wood, plaster, cardboard, sticks and natural fibers. We’ll explore how color, texture and shape make us feel in different environments, and create our own worlds of unique buildings.

Workshop Fee $250

Operation Obstacles

Grades K-2

With BSNY

Join BSNY and bring out your inner Ninja Warrior. Coaches will set up various challenges using physical activities such as walking, climbing, crawling and maintaining balance. Students must cross all of these obstacles to reach the end of the course. The game is not about the end result, but about the fun of facing and conquering the obstacle course. The obstacles will be chosen to help children develop their coordination and other physical skills. This class will give participants an opportunity to learn new skills and understand more about their physical abilities.

Workshop Fee $350

Blading

Grades K-4

With Matt Schlee

One of the safest sports around and a proven workout. FATsters have the opportunity to join the blading craze by learning the moves from an “inline” pro! Basic skating instruction will include striding, turning, stopping, crossovers and much more. Limited enrollment. Skates, pads and helmets required.

Shakespeare Players: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Grades 2-4

With Child’s Play NY

Young people become confident with Shakespeare’s world, language and characters as they learn how to interpret a role with technique and courage. Classically trained professional actors assist the players in their physical, vocal and emotional transformations. "The course of true love never did run smooth". What happens when you cross some mischievous fairies, four star-crossed lovers and some guys trying to put on a play? Join us for an enchanted adventure into one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies! Class will end at 5:00PM

Workshop Fee $475

F.A.T. Funhouse

Grades K-4
Too many fun F.A.T. Choices? Can’t decide what class to take? Well now you don’t have to! This program offers free-choice activities in a nurturing, creative and educationally stimulating environment. Everyday choices will include art activities, cooking, Legos, block-building and outdoor play. Expect surprise visits from your favorite F.A.T. teachers.

Advantage Junior Tennis Program (Off-Campus)

Grades 3-4
The Roosevelt Island Racquet Club's Advantage Junior Tennis Program has been providing progressive programs for children in NYC for over 25 years. Our exceptional staff lead by Xavier Luna offers children an innovative curriculum designed to get them loving tennis the first time they step on the court! We follow the USTA guidelines for progressions for all children in our program pertaining to court size, correct ball, and rules of play.

Workshop Fee $880

Homework Help

Grades 3-4
Grade 3 and 4 students can jump start their homework! This program will provide students with the help and structure they need to complete their assignments.

Thursday | Lower School

Basketball

Grades K-2

With Basketball Stars of NY

Basketball Stars are back at Friends to provide you with the best basketball instruction from the top coaches in the city! Join our after school program and learn how to play the game the right way while participating in weekly games. The program is carefully constructed to teach you the right way to shoot, defend, rebound and much more. Coaches from Basketball Stars include former Division I College players. Don’t miss out on the chance to be the next Basketball Star of NY!

Workshop Fee $375

Skateboarding (Off Campus)

Grades 1-4

With SkateYogi

Join us as we head over to SKATEYOGI for a private session at their indoor skate facility in Brooklyn. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned thrasher or just starting out- No experience necessary! For beginners, we will cover the basics of skateboarding such as balance, pushing off and turning. The more advanced will learn to drop-in, pump the transitions and shred the street obstacles. Skateboard, pads, and helmet included. Group will travel by subway and return at 5:30PM.

Workshop Fee $525

Hogwarts II

Grades 1-4

With Parker-Anderson

Hogwarts Academy II continues the fun and exciting lessons from where Hogwarts Academy I concluded. Students learn more advanced chemistry Potions and add Herbology and Divination to their curriculum. They create their own owls, quills, dreamcatchers and more which they take home at the end of each class. Hurry the train is pulling in!

Workshop Fee $375

Lost in the Art Room

Grades K-4

With Nicole Parcher

Are you ready to make a mess! Children learn the basics of art while exploring the different materials available in the Art Room. We will use paint, pencil, watercolor, and more. Kids will also learn about collage, sculpture, and papier mache.

Workshop Fee $250

Ashley's Babysitters Club

Grades K-4

With Ashley Shaw, Queen Sitter

Hangout with Ashley for some afternoon fun. Cooking, service, movies, outings and much more. Children will develop new friendships, understand what it is to be part of a community and utilize their afterschool time in a way that is meaningful. In this club, all become ONE and the focus is pure fun!

Workshop Fee $250

F.A.T. Funhouse

Grades K-4
Too many fun F.A.T. Choices? Can’t decide what class to take? Well now you don’t have to! This program offers free-choice activities in a nurturing, creative and educationally stimulating environment. Everyday choices will include art activities, cooking, Legos, block-building and outdoor play. Expect surprise visits from your favorite F.A.T. teachers.

Xtreme Football

Grades 2-4

With BSNY

Kick-off the third trimester with a spirited drive toward the end zone! On the new SkyField, touch-tackle rules will ensure safety and excitement. While we run, block and pass for yards. This is an all-weather class so lace-up your boots and grab a pair of gloves because we’re playing straight through until May! Fun is only a first down away!

Workshop Fee $325

Homework Help

Grades 3-4
Grade 3 and 4 students can jump start their homework! This program will provide students with the help and structure they need to complete their assignments.

Friday | Lower School

Acting Hamilton

Grades 1-3

With Child's Play NY

Come be in the room where it happens! Students use the hit show Hamilton as a springboard for original work based on the American Revolution and their own musical inspirations. The final showcase features their favorite songs and dances, as well as original scenes that weave it all together.

Workshop Fee $400

Chess Club

Grades K-4

With Peter Barkman, Chess Master

Open to players of all levels. Beginners will be introduced to the fundamentals of the game, including basic strategy and tactics. More advanced students will study and learn correct opening strategies, middle game planning and basic end game theory. Children will also be taught how to read and write chess notation.

instructor Fee $275

Dodgeball

Grades 2-4

With Trevor Kapp

Finally, a sports game for the masses! Whether you like to charge the line with a CC Sabathia throwing arm or prefer to hide and wait with the sneakiness of a chess master, dodgeball offers fun and excitement to every style of player. We will mix it up by alternating between the three sets of rules: Army, Jailhouse and Elimination.

Magic

Grades K-3

With After School Magic

Taught by professional entertainer and educator Harrison Kramer, “After School Magic” is a class for anyone interested in honing their critical thinking and presentation skills. By learning to think like a magician, students will discover the skills that make up every conjuror's toolbox such as sleight of hand, psychology, misdirection, secret codes, mental systems and showmanship. Who knows, one of you may just be the greatest magician of our time, waiting to happen.

Workshop Fee $325

Come, Play, Yoga

Grades K-4

With Karma Kids

All your favorite Yoga poses but with a twist! Each week we’ll have a different theme including Butterfly Yoga, Circus Yoga, American Doll Yoga and Jedi Training to name a few. This is the ultimate yoga experience! OM!

Workshop Fee $325

The Kid Stays in the Picture

Grades 3-4

With Smartworks

Students learn the art of the moving image through creating original documentaries and live action shorts which entails writing, storyboarding, directing, acting, operating cameras, lighting and sound, dancing, singing and creating artwork for titles and props, learning about special effects, including chroma key compositing (green screen), and showing their work at a world premiere in the Friends MeetingHouse. Theme selected by participating students.

Workshop Fee $500

F.A.T. Funhouse

Grades K-4
Too many fun F.A.T. Choices? Can’t decide what class to take? Well now you don’t have to! This program offers free-choice activities in a nurturing, creative and educationally stimulating environment. Everyday choices will include art activities, cooking, Legos, block-building and outdoor play. Expect surprise visits from your favorite F.A.T. teachers.

Monday | Middle School

Chorus

Grades 5-6

With Collin Edouard

Take a trip around the world with music and melody. Singing in a chorus is a fantastic way to build collaborative skills, learn fundamentals of singing, and get a glimpse of another culture. For this Spring, the FAT chorus will be engaging in Folk music (traditional music of the people) from different parts of the world. From Galician folk music, Eastern European music, and traditional choral selections from the United States. Students will not only gain skills for collaborative choral singing but they will also learn about people and culture which provide a bridge to understanding a foreign culture. Come Sing!

Workshop Fee $350

Homework Help

Grades 5-8
Homework getting you down? Now there's an opportunity for students to get a jump start on their homework in a stress-free environment. This program will provide students with the help and structure they need to complete their assignments.

Tuesday | Middle School

Building Bridges, Not Walls: Art With A Mission

Grades 5-8

With Nora Chavooshian

Formed in the first trimester of this year, our students created “friends 4 friends” which connected with a 100% worker owned women’s weaving cooperative in Guatemala. We designed our own logo, printed bags and t-shirts and successfully launched an education fund for the children of 17 mayan villages, supplying dozens of children with basic school supplies. Building on this success, we will design toys, t-shirts, and even homemade sculptural chocolate treats to sell in school fundraisers to set up a scholarship fund for the children in Guatemala, whose high school education is not free. We’ll learn about the history of central America and why it’s incumbent on all of us to help our neighbors to the south. Let’s use our talents and resources to make the world a better place!

Workshop Fee $250

Tinkering Tuesdays

Grade 5

With Judith Seidel, Technology Integrator

Students will gain programming and designing skill through independent explorations. Possible projects include constructing Scratch games and animations with scrolling backgrounds and variables, designing fold-up houses for a cutting machine and creating a small community with them, coding geometric designs for embroidery, or sewing a toy or costume that is controlled with a Micro:bit chip.

Program Fee $425

Homework Help

Grades 5-8
Homework getting you down? Now there's an opportunity for students to get a jump start on their homework in a stress-free environment. This program will provide students with the help and structure they need to complete their assignments.

Lacrosse

Grades 5

With Cat Guerriere

Students will learn the fundamental skills of lacrosse such as cradling, throwing, catching, ground ball pick ups, offensive movements and defensive positioning. Each session will include a dynamic fitness warm up incorporating speed and agility, followed by skill practice. All ability levels are welcome to join! Equipment Provided.

Program Fee $325

Wednesday | Middle School

Programming and Design Thinking

Grades 5-6

With Judith Seidel, Technology Integrator

Through independent projects, students will gain programming and designing skills. Possibilities include using learning the basics of a text based language such as Python, coding the Micro:bit, and taking advantage of the new features of Scratch 3.0. As they make discoveries, participants will be encouraged to revise and debug their own code and designs and collaborate with their peers. For this F.A.T. activity, a strong understanding of fundamental programming concepts is required.

Program Fee $400

Advantage Junior Tennis Program (Off-Campus)

Grade 5
The Roosevelt Island Racquet Club's Advantage Junior Tennis Program has been providing progressive programs for children in NYC for over 25 years. Our exceptional staff lead by Xavier Luna offers children an innovative curriculum designed to get them loving tennis the first time they step on the court! We follow the USTA guidelines for progressions for all children in our program pertaining to court size, correct ball, and rules of play.

Workshop Fee $880

Homework Help

Grades 5-8
Homework getting you down? Now there's an opportunity for students to get a jump start on their homework in a stress-free environment. This program will provide students with the help and structure they need to complete their assignments.

Thursday | Middle School

Skateboarding (Off Campus)

Grade 5

With SkateYogi

Join us as we head over to SKATEYOGI for a private session at their indoor skate facility in Brooklyn. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned thrasher or just starting out- No experience necessary! For beginners, we will cover the basics of skateboarding such as balance, pushing off and turning. The more advanced will learn to drop-in, pump the transitions and shred the street obstacles. Skateboard, pads, and helmet included. Group will travel by subway and return at 5:30PM.

Workshop Fee $525

Xtreme Football

Grade 5

With BSNY

Kick-off the third trimester with a spirited drive toward the end zone! On the new “SkyField, touch-tackle rules will ensure safety and excitement While we run, block and pass for yards. This is an all-weather class so lace-up Your boots and grab a pair of gloves because we’re playing straight through until May! Fun is only a first down away!

Workshop Fee $325

Homework Help

Grades 5-8
Homework getting you down? Now there's an opportunity for students to get a jump start on their homework in a stress-free environment. This program will provide students with the help and structure they need to complete their assignments.

Friday | Middle School

Dodgeball

Grade 5

With Trevor Kapp

Finally, a sports game for the masses! Whether you like to charge the line with a CC Sabathia throwing arm or prefer to hide and wait with the sneakiness of a chess master dodgeball offers fun and excitement to every style of player. We will mix it up by alternating between the three sets of rules—Army, Jailhouse and Elimination.

The Kid Stays in the Picture

Grade 5

With Smartworks

Students learn the art of the moving image through creating original documentaries and live action shorts which entails writing, storyboarding, directing, acting, operating cameras, lighting and sound, dancing, singing and creating artwork for titles and props, learning about special effects, including chroma key compositing (green screen), and showing their work at a world premiere in the Friends MeetingHouse. Theme selected by participating students.

Workshop Fee $500

More Info

Programs

Early Bird | 7:45-8:25 AM
Supervised play before school begins
Breakfast is served

Trimester: $540

Early Bird Drop-in Fee: $17

F.A.T. Activities | 3:10-4:30 PM
Exciting, diverse activities
Participate in one to five days per week
  • Daily Fees:
  • 1 Day | $495
  • 2 Days | $930
  • 3 Days | $1055
  • 4 Days | $1205
  • 5 Days | $1395
Additional workshop fees may apply

F.A.T. Daily Drop-in Fee: $80

Extended Day | 4:30-5:30 PM
Kindergarten – Grade 1
Free play, quiet games, arts and crafts
Nutritious snack is served
Grades 2-4
Homework help with extra support
Guidence in organization, prioritizing assignments and learning how to answer your own questions
  • Daily Fees:
  • 1 Day | $350
  • 2 Days | $590
  • 3 Days | $730
  • 4 Days | $860
  • 5 Days | $945

Extended Day and Homework Drop-ins: $36

F.A.T. FACTS

Registrations are due February 19, 2019. Any registrations received after February 19 will be processed only if space remains, and a Late Registration Fee of $25 will be assessed.
If payment in full is not received prior to the start of the trimester a $25 late fee will be added to your account.
Phone registrations will not be accepted.
For your convenience we now accept credit cards: checks are no longer valid.
Tuition aid is available to those who receive aid for the academic year.
After March 15, refunds or credits will not be given for changes to enrollment status.
Classes may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Registration Fee $25

Late Pick-up

If a child is picked up late more than twice in a trimester, the school has the right to refuse to accept that child in the Extended Day Program.

Late Pick-up Fee $32

Drop-in Info

Drop-ins are available for Early Bird, F.A.T. Activities and Extended Day.
Please send a note to your child’s teacher indicating a change in dismissal and that they will be dropping in to afterschool.
In addition to the dismissal note, please fill out our drop-in request form by clicking here.
This form must be filled out by 1:30 PM on the day of your drop-in. We will invoice you with the cost of the class, payment is expected within 7 days of billing. When your child arrives at FAT, we will give them the choices of that days available classes.

Holidays

Spring break | March 18-29
Memorial Day | May 27

Questions

Contact the Office of Extended Programs
Phone: 646.979·5065
Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.

 
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