Young student working on an art project during after school program

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Read our latest Afterschool Newsletter: November 2018

Afterschool Schedule Changes for November and December

There will be No Afterschool Program on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. 
The Afterschool Program will end at 4:00pm on December 21, 2018.

2018 Dates and Times for the First 2 Weeks of After School Programming

First Day of School Grades 1-5 Aug 29, 2018 12:00-5:30pm
First Day of School Kindergarten Sep 4, 2018 11:00-5:30pm
First Week of School Pre-K Sep 4-7, 2018 11:00am-3:30pm
Regular School Year Kindergarten Sep 10, 2018-June 2019 2:36-5:30pm
Regular School Year Pre-K Sep 10, 2018-June 2019 1:45-5:30pm



Enrolling in the Afterschool Programs

2018 Registration for returning afterschool students period runs from May 14-May 25, 2018. Register new afterschool students from June 11- 22, 2018.

  1. Please read the 2018-2019 informational flyer about the registration process.
  2. Please use this link to register on-line:
  3. Registration requires a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee per child.
  4. If enrolling after the registration period, please call (617) 625-6600, ext. 6970 to make sure space is available at the site you are interested in enrolling your child.
  5. If you need financial aid or subsidies, please fill out the appropriate forms. You can bring them into the office or mail them. Please visit the Fees Page for more information. Families receiving financial aid or subsidies will not be required to pay the registration fee.

About Our Programs

Elementary K-5 Afterschool Program

Afterschool programs are offered on-site at each of our elementary schools. Enrichment clubs start early October and club selection forms will be available mid-September at your child's program or through the afterschool coordinator located at each school. For specific site offerings or if you would like a tour, please contact our site coordinators. Learn more about what's happening in our Community Schools afterschool programs in our latest newsletter.

Daily Schedule

2:30 - 3:00pm
Snacks, transitions and community-building time in grade-level groups
3:00 - 4:00pm
Grades K-2. Enrichment clubs (homework time and club time may be switched at some sites.)
Grades 3-5. Homework help followed by activities. If needed by the student, tutoring and other academic support.
4:00 - 5:00pm.
Academic assistance, homework help and free play.
5:00 - 5:30pm.
Activity and dismissal.


The PreK Afterschool program seeks to be a continuation of the school day continuing to develop important early education skills. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for all students. Offered at the Healey School, West Somerville Neighborhood School, and Capuano Early Childhood Center. For more information, please contact our main office at 617-625-6600 x6970.

The PreK Afterschool program will also be offered at the Argenziano School and the Winter Hill Community Innovation School starting in the academic year 2017-2018.

El Sistema

The El Sistema Somerville program at the East Somerville Community School begins mid-September. For any questions regarding El Sistema Somerville or to apply for financial aid, please contact Juliana Perez at Visit the Music Department's El Sistema page to learn more about this innovative, immersive instrumental program.