Young student working on an art project during after school program

Read the January 2018 After School Newsletter  


Enrolling in the Afterschool Programs

Registration for returning Community School students: May 1 - May 12, 2017
Registration for NEW Community School students: May 29 - June 9, 2017

  1. Read the 2017-2018 informational flyer about the registration process. 
  2. Download and complete a registration form for each child enrolling.
  3. Submit completed forms to Somerville Community Schools by mail (167 Holland Street, Somerville MA 02144) or by dropping them off between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, along with a non-refundable $25.00 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.

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.

Capuano Early Childhood Center 617-625-6600 x3651 Ines Costa
East Somerville Community School 617-625-6600 x3748  Arnulfo Reyes
Arthur D. Healey School  617-625-6600 x6566 Tamar Dalce
John F. Kennedy School  617-625-6600 x6659  Colleen Lyons
West Somerville Neighborhood School 617-625-6600 x6449 Madison Morley-West  
Winter Hill Community Innovation School 617-625-6600 x6797 Colleen Taylor-Winter 

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 will begin mid-September. For any questions regarding El Sistema Somerville, please contact David Palombo at To apply for  financial aid,  contact Adriana Guereque at ESCS. Visit the Music Department's El Sistema page to learn more about this innovative, immersive instrumental program.

Middle Grades Program 6-8

The Middle Grades program is offered as a District-wide program for students in grades 6,7 & 8. The program teaches leadership skills, service learning, and character building. Located at the ESCS.

MBTA bus passes are given to each student to travel from their home school to their Middle Grades Afterschool Program. Passes will also be used for field trips to local destinations. Attendance is taken by home school prior to leaving and then again by afterschool program staff at each site. Parents may pick up students from their afterschool site at 5:30pm. (Sixth graders choosing not to participate in the Middle Grades Program have the option of enrolling in the K-5 program at the regular afterschool rate.)

Call 617-625-6600 x 6449 for more information.

Daily Schedule

2:30 - 4:00pm
Homework help followed by other activities. If needed, individual tutoring or other academic support time.
4:00 - 5:00pm
Enrichment clubs
5:00 - 5:30pm
Activity and dismissal

Professional Development Days

Somerville Community Schools offers coverage during Staff Professional Development days for students currently enrolled in the AfterSchool Program. Please inquire at the office or with your afterschool site coordinator for more information.