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3rd Trimester registrations are due by Monday, February 24

Trimester 3 | March 9 - June 11, 2020

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

Aspiring Fashionistas

Grades 3-4

With Spark Business Academy

In this “glam” program for boys and girls, students gain knowledge of the fashion industry and develop skills in fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion journalism and branding. Students explore popular brands, analyze industry trends (e.g. athleisure), design various articles of clothing (t-shirts, sneakers, winter coats, shorts, dresses, accessories, etc.), define their own brand, outline a merchandise layout for their favorite store, launch a fashion blog and more!

Workshop Fee $300

Flag 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 June! Fun is only a first down away!

Workshop Fee $400

Ceramics

Grades K-4

With Artist Nicole Parcher

Pinch, roll, carve and model! In this class we will explore the limits of clay’s structural properties. We will create animals, landscapes and abstract construction as well as cups, plates, and bowls.

Workshop Fee $275

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

The IDEAS Studio, Lego Robotics

Grades K-2

With IDEAS Studio

The IDEAS Studio is coming to Friends and bringing its legendary LEGO Robotics program. Join us for a unique class full of adventure! Robotics has been shown to be a fun powerful way to develop logic, science and quantitative skills in children. It is also a fun foundation for learning computers, programming, industrial design and engineering skills.

$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

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.

Made by Hand

Grades 1-4

With Samantha Malen

We will explore hand-sewing, embroidery, knitting, weaving, needle-felting and more by creating fun, one-of-a-kind fiber arts projects. Students get to personalize each project through color selection, technique and embellishments. Projects will include wonder-knitted Animal Pins, embroidered wishing cubes, pom-pom animals, and Watermelon Pencil Cases.

Program Fee $375

Oobleck, Slime and other Crazy Concoctions

Grades K-2

With Michelle Amankwah

This trimester the scientists will create crazy chemical concoctions through the exploration of all spheres of Chemistry! We will put scientific methods and theories to the test as we create crazy concoctions. We will make everything from Oobleck to Heat-Sensitive Slime! Do you know that you can write secret messages on slime? What about making slime that contains worms? We will explore the magical world of science as we dissect an owl pellet to determine what our mascot had for dinner. Want to explore the world of physics as we launch marshmallows with our extraordinary catapults and build our own rockets? Science is full of amazing surprises and we cannot wait to share all of these exciting experiments with our SUPER SCIENTISTS!

Program Fee $375

Soccer

Grades 1-3

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 & Equipment $375

Young Diplomats

Grades 3-4

With Spark Business Academy

This fun class helps students develop a global mindset and build international awareness early in life, an important skill in today's increasingly interconnected world. Students explore cultural differences across countries (including food, clothes, traditions and languages), world currencies, geography games, famous landmarks, current global events, the role of international institutions like the UN or the World Bank, and more. Students role-play as diplomats and come up with solutions to key global problems like hunger, poverty and pollution.

Program Fee $300

Dog training and Pup Principles

Grades 3-4

With Dog Trainer Melanie Ward

This dog training class teaches the best ways for us to communicate with our furry friends. Using positive reinforcement as our foundation we will learn how to communicate with all different ages, breeds, and training levels of dogs. By designing enrichment toys for pups, making homemade dog treats, learning traits of different dog breeds, and teaching real live puppies new tricks, we will bridge the gap between pups and kids. Our goal is to have everyone leave with a better understanding of how fun and effective play, positive training, and problem solving can be when building relationships with all animals!

Workshop Fee $300

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

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.

"Be the Change" Club

Grades 3-4

With the Service Learning Project

Are you inspired by youth leaders around the world like Greta Thunberg and Malala? Is there a problem in your community that you would like to help solve? Join the “Be the Change” Club and work together with your peers to become leaders and positive change-makers in your school and community. The student members are in charge of this club! You will decide what problem to fix, how to fix it, and how to advocate for your solution. The “Be the Change” Club will be facilitated by the Service Learning Project (SLP), a NYC-based civic engagement program for youth. SLP has helped hundreds of elementary, middle, and high school students tackle issues ranging from child nutrition to bullying to street safety to homelessness to climate change.

Workshop Fee $375

Friends ROCK

Grades 1-3

With Luis Miranda

So you wanna be a rockstar? This is your chance to rock n’ roll and put on a show! In this program, children will play real electric guitars, bass guitars and drums like a real-life rock band. They will learn how to tune guitars and how to handle sound equipment like amplifiers and microphones. What is more awesome than that? At the end of the program, the rock stars will put on a 4-song concert where they will perform for their public. This program will be taught by our Lower School Spanish teacher, Luis Miranda and is open for 7 children between first and third grades.

Program Fee $425

Little Ninjas

Grades K-2

With Movement Creative

This program is for those who love to move. This Parkour + Ninja Warrior inspired program will be centered on three things - Movement, Observation, and Community. We will explore basic parkour skills through obstacle courses, developing our personal practices and understanding of our own movement through exploration, and use movement challenges and games to build a friendly and supportive community. Great for those who love obstacle courses, tag, and the floor is lava.

Workshop Fee $375

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.

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

The IDEAS Studio, Lego robotics

Grades 3-4

With Nathaniel Meek

The IDEAS Studio is coming to Friends and bringing its legendary LEGO Robotics program. Join us for a unique class full of adventure! Robotics has been shown to be a fun and powerful way to develop logic, science and quantitative skills in children. It is also a fun foundation for learning computers, programming, industrial design and engineering skills.

Workshop Fee $400

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

Friends ROCK

Grades 1-3

With Luis Miranda

So you wanna be a rockstar? This is your chance to rock n’ roll and put on a show! In this program, children will play real electric guitars, bass guitars and drums like a real-life rock band. They will learn how to tune guitars and how to handle sound equipment like amplifiers and microphones. What is more awesome than that? At the end of the program, the rock stars will put on a 4-song concert where they will perform for their public. This program will be taught by our Lower School Spanish teacher, Luis Miranda and is open for 7 children between first and third grades.

Program Fee $425

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.

Basketball Stars of NY

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 $400

Beep, Bang, Fizz

Grades 2-4

With Michelle Amankwah

Ever made a volcano erupt? Come and join us as we create or own magma oozing out of our handmade volcano ! Better yet, let’s make a volcano with slime seeping out! Fasten your seatbelts.......BLAST OFF! Buckle your seatbelts as we launch our very own rockets, while learning Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion. BEEEEEPP! The sound your very own metal detector will make once it detects a piece of metal. A bit of this, a pinch of that, watch some wild chemical reactions occur. As the weather warms up, let’s mix up our very own ice cream treat. Want to create your own bath bomb and watch it fizz? Science is always full of surprises and we can’t wait to share all of these exciting experiments and more with our SUPER....DUPER...SCIENTISTS!

Workshop Fee $375

Cooking up a Story

Grades K-4

With Taylor Hodges

Roll up those sleeves, fasten those aprons, but wait… we can’t forget to read. Children will be able to explore the world of cooking through a single story. This FAT phenomenon brings stories to life; transforming into tasty, sweet, and yummy eats. Join Taylor for some cooking with a literary twist!

Workshop Fee $225

Entrepeneurs Club

Grades 3-4

With Spark Business Academy

If you like “Shark Tank,” this club is for you! Join other intrepid students and learn what it takes to launch your own business. Students build self-confidence while gaining a valuable exposure to the business fields of strategy, marketing and finance. Students select a business idea, learn to develop a business plan and make a pitch presentation on the last day. They even create a real website and design their own business cards!

Workshop Fee $300

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

Interactive Electronics

Grades 1-4

With Tekintellect

A class to help you channel your inner Edison! Snap Circuits® makes learning electronics easy and fun! Just follow the colorful pictures in our manual and build exciting projects such as AM radios; burglar alarms; doorbells and much more! You can even play electronic games with your friends. All parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease. Enjoy hours of educational fun while learning about electronics. No tools required. Includes Projects 1-101 manual. Build over 100 projects including
Flying Saucer, CSpin draw, Sound Activator and Alarm Circuit.

Workshop Fee $275

Chess

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 BSNY

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

Open the door to a magical world of boundless creativity and imagination. By learning to think outside the box, students will discover the skills that make up every magician's toolbox such as sleight of hand, psychology, misdirection, and showmanship. This program has been honed over many years and aims to inspire the next generation of thinkers and creators. Who knows... one of you may just be the greatest magician of our time... waiting to happen. Taught by professional magician Harrison Kramer.

Workshop Fee $400

Mini Musical: Under the Sea

Grades K-2

With Child’s Play NY

Learn to speak mermaid/merman as you swim and play with your family under the sea. Make a trade for legs with the Sea Witch for a special skill that only you possess. Play an exciting game of Ocean Tag – and careful not to get turned into a statue! Dance at the ball on your new found legs and sing such classics as “Under the Sea”, and “Part of Your World” and "How Far I'll Go." Class culminates in a final sharing crafted by the students

Workshop Fee $400

Study Skills

Grades 3-4
A space created to help students manage their homework and build great study habits. Our educational specialist will teach children how to get better organized, strategically plan Projects and achieve goals while gaining confidence in their ability.

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

Flag 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 June! Fun is only a first down away!

Workshop Fee $400

Aspiring Fashionistas

Grades 5-6

With Spark Business Academy

In this “glam” program for boys and girls, students gain knowledge of the fashion industry and develop skills in fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion journalism and branding. Students explore popular brands, analyze industry trends (e.g., athleisure), design various articles of clothing (t-shirts, sneakers, winter coats, shorts, dresses, accessories, etc.), define their own brand, outline a merchandise layout for their favorite store, launch a fashion blog and more!

Workshop Fee $300

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

Coding and Design Thinking

Grades 5-7

With Judith Seidel, Technology Integrator

Through independent explorations, students will continue to build their programming and design skills. Possible projects during the second trimester include coding with HTML and CSS, Exploring Dash and Dot and Cue robots, using Micro:bit chips to create magic wands with LED lighting, and programming a Raspberry Pi to keep track of the health of plants. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the applications of Adobe Creative Suite. As they make discoveries, participants will be encouraged to create new projects and games that help that help raise awareness about social issues or contribute in a positive way to their community. For this F.A.T. activity, a strong understanding of fundamental programming concepts is required.

Workshop Fee $450

Dog Training and Pup Principles

Grades 5-6

With Dog Trainer Melainie Ward

This dog training class teaches the best ways for us to communicate with our furry friends. Using positive reinforcement as our foundation we will learn how to communicate with all different ages, breeds, and training levels of dogs. By designing enrichment toys for pups, making homemade dog treats, learning traits of different dog breeds, and teaching real live puppies new tricks, we will bridge the gap between pups and kids. Our goal is to have everyone leave with a better understanding of how fun and effective play, positive training, and problem solving can be when building relationships with all animals!

Program Fee $300

Young Diplomats

Grades 5-6

With Spark Business Academy

This fun class helps students develop a global mindset and build international awareness early in life, an important skill in today's increasingly interconnected world. Students explore cultural differences across countries (including food, clothes, traditions and languages), world currencies, geography games, famous landmarks, current global events, the role of international institutions like the UN or the World Bank, and more. Students role-play as diplomats and come up with solutions to key global problems like hunger, poverty and pollution.

Program Fee $300

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.

Wednesday | Middle School

"Be the Change" Club

Grades 5-6

With Service Learning Project

Are you inspired by youth leaders around the world like Greta Thunberg and Malala? Is there a problem in your community that you would like to help solve? Join the “Be the Change” Club and work together with your peers to become leaders and positive change-makers in your school and community. The student members are in charge of this club! You will decide what problem to fix, how to fix it, and how to advocate for your solution. The “Be the Change” Club will be facilitated by the Service Learning Project (SLP), a NYC-based civic engagement program for youth. SLP has helped hundreds of elementary, middle, and high school students tackle issues ranging from child nutrition to bullying to street safety to homelessness to climate change.

Program Fee $375

Lego Robotics with the IDEAS Studio

Grade 5

With Nathaniel Meek

The IDEAS Studio is coming to Friends and bringing its legendary LEGO Robotics program. Join us for a unique class full of adventure! Robotics has been shown to be a fun and powerful way to develop logic, science and quantitative skills in children. It is also a fun foundation for learning computers, programming, industrial design and engineering skills.

Program Fee $400

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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.
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Thursday | Middle School

Improvaganza

Grades 5-8

With Child's Play NY

In this dynamic improv class, students learn the tools to think on their feet, listen and respond with wit, and be creative in the moment. We start each class with warm-ups, shaking out inhibitions, and then we move into games that foster collaboration. Finally we work toward a fully realized (and funny!) final show - no script necessary! Kids get practice being spontaneous, collaborative and hilarious while making something they can be proud of. Improvisation is not only a great part of the actor’s toolbox, it is a powerful social skill that gets kids trusting their instincts, shifting perspective, and most importantly having fun! This class is led by two Child’s Play NY teachers with extensive improvisation performance background.

Workshop Fee $400

Beep, Bang, Fizz

Grade 5

With Scientist Michelle Amankwah

Ever made a volcano erupt? Come and join us as we create or own magma oozing out of our handmade volcano ! Better yet, let’s make a volcano with slime seeping out! Fasten your seatbelts.......BLAST OFF! Buckle your seatbelts as we launch our very own rockets, while learning Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion. BEEEEEPP! The sound your very own metal detector will make once it detects a piece of metal. A bit of this, a pinch of that, watch some wild chemical reactions occur. As the weather warms up, let’s mix up our very own ice cream treat. Want to create your own bath bomb and watch it fizz? Science is always full of surprises and we can’t wait to share all of these exciting experiments and more with our SUPER....DUPER...SCIENTISTS!

Workshop Fee $375

Entrepeneurs Club

Grades 5-6

With Spark Business Academy

If you like “Shark Tank,” this club is for you! Join other intrepid students and learn what it takes to launch your own business. Students build self-confidence while gaining a valuable exposure to the business fields of strategy, marketing and finance. Students select a business idea, learn to develop a business plan and make a pitch presentation on the last day. They even create a real website and design their own business cards!

Workshop Fee $300

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 BSNY

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.

Study Skills

Grades 5-6
A space created to help students manage their homework and build great study habits. Our educational specialist will teach children how to get better organized, strategically plan Projects and achieve goals while gaining confidence in their ability.

Interactive Electronics

Grades 5-6

With Tekintellect

A class to help you channel your inner Edison! Snap Circuits® makes learning electronics easy and fun! Just follow the colorful pictures in our manual and build exciting projects such as AM radios; burglar alarms; doorbells and much more! You can even play electronic games with your friends. All parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease. Enjoy hours of educational fun while learning about electronics. No tools required. Includes Projects 1-101 manual. Build over 100 projects including
Flying Saucer, CSpin draw, Sound Activator and Alarm Circuit.

Workshop Fee $275

More Info

Programs

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

Trimester: $600

Early Bird Drop-in Fee: $20

F.A.T. Activities | 3:10-4:30 PM
Exciting, diverse activities
Participate in one to five days per week
  • Daily Fees:
  • 1 Day | $520
  • 2 Days | $980
  • 3 Days | $1110
  • 4 Days | $1270
  • 5 Days | $1470
Additional workshop fees may apply

F.A.T. Daily Drop-in Fee: $90 (3:10-5:30 PM)

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 | $370
  • 2 Days | $620
  • 3 Days | $770
  • 4 Days | $910
  • 5 Days | $1000

Extended Day and Homework Drop-ins: $40

F.A.T. FACTS

Registrations are due February 24, 2020. Any registrations received after February 24 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, March 9, 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 April 3, 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 $35

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 day's available classes.

Holidays

Spring Break | March 16 - 27
No FAT, noon dismissal | May 22
Memorial Day | May 25
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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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