Offered Monday through Friday, MCS’s after school program provides families with extended-day coverage through a wealth of activities for students from the 4-5s through 9-10s and, depending on interest, Fifth and Sixth Grades. African drumming, ceramics, nature exploration, sports, language classes, musical theater, and coding are some examples of the types of classes offered in after school, where children learn by doing — a Manhattan Country School credo.
The hallmark of MCS’s after school program is mixed-age groupings, where children of different grades interact, learn from each other, and form friendships. There are two sessions of after school each academic year (known as Fall Session and Spring Session), with no gap between sessions to ensure continued extended-day coverage.

For more information about Manhattan Country School's after school program please contact Caroline Biggers, Director of Auxiliary Programs.

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: When does after school operate?

    After school operates on a two-session basis. For the 2023 - 2024 school year, the first session (referred to as the Fall Session) runs from the first full day of school through Friday, February 2. The second session (known as the Spring Session) will run from Monday, February 6 through Wednesday, June 12.

    After school is offered on Mondays through Fridays whenever school is open, beginning at dismissal and ending with pickup between 5:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Q: How much does after school cost?

    For the 2023 - 2024 school year, all classes are fixed at a cost of $50 per day, with no additional materials fees. This covers a daily snack and two hours of programming. The cost of Afterschool is determined based on what is needed to properly compensate our teachers while maintaining our low student-to-teacher ratio, therefore, programmatic structure and costs may change from year to year.

    There are discounts offered when enrolling more than one child and when enrolling on multiple days. Families are charged their after school fees monthly through Blackbaud Tuition Management.
  • Q: Do you offer emergency childcare?

    MCS offers emergency childcare, known as Emergency Afterschool, to accommodate last-minute changes in parents’ and caregivers’ schedules. For the 2023 - 2024 school year, the Emergency Afterschool fee is $40 (for a 4:30 p.m. pickup) or $60 (for pickup between 5:30 - 6 p.m.) per child. Those needing to utilize Emergency Afterschool should contact Caroline Biggers, Director of Auxiliary Programs, on the day they need coverage.
  • Q: How do I enroll my child in after school?

    Enrollment in after school happens via Sign Up Genius. Families are sent a communication with class descriptions and schedules, as well as links to enrollment, in advance of the links going live. 

Meet the After School Team

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  • Photo of Caroline Biggers

    Caroline Biggers 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
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