Offered Monday through Thursday, MCS’s thriving Afterschool program provides families with extended-day coverage through a wealth of enrichment activities for Lower School students and, beginning in 2022, 5th and 6th Graders. From African drumming to environmental exploration to movie-making to coding, students in Afterschool learn by doing—a Manhattan Country School credo.
Historically, the hallmark of MCS’s Afterschool program is mixed-age groupings, where children of different grades interact, learn from each other, and form friendships. This year, students are cohorted by age group and Afterschool teachers are rotating through the groups to ensure that all students get a chance to experience all activities. It is our goal to return to mixed-age groupings once health and safety guidelines allow.
There are two semesters of Afterschool each academic year (Fall and Spring), with no gap between semesters to ensure continued extended-day coverage.