After School Enrichment Program
Our After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) is our school year program for students in Kindergarten (K2) through 5th Grade. Here, the students work on their homework, have snack, play in the playground, and participate in various enrichment activities during the week. Activities include arts, crafts, and Bible stories. During vacation days and full weeks, we explore Boston together on various trips around the city and enjoy spending the whole day with each other.
We are excited to be expanding our ASEP to 6th grade starting Fall 2019!
Due to Boston Public School's Extended Learning Time, we have changed the schedule of our After School Enrichment Program. Below is the approximate schedule we follow during a normal After School day:
3:45 pm Pick up from Josiah Quincy Elementary School*
4:15 pm Snack and Read Aloud/Recess, if time permits
4:45 pm Homework Time
6:00 pm Enrichment Activity (if finished with homework)
6:30 pm Program Ends
*We also accept students from other schools. However, due to staffing limitations, we can only do bus pickup for students from Harvard-Kent Elementary School and the Eliot K-8 Innovation School. For other schools, please call us with your child(ren)'s school and bus information, and we will try our best to handle bus pickup, but it is not a guarantee.
ACCESS After School Enrichment Program runs concurrently with the Boston Public School calendar, Monday through Friday, beginning in September and ending in June. Exceptions to our normal after-school schedule are listed below.
Early Release Days
Pick up/Program Starts: 1:15pm Program Ends: 6:30pm
Day before Thanksgiving
Last 2 days of the academic calendar
Program Starts: 9:00am Program Ends: 5:30pm
On days where ACCESS is not closed, and BPS has no school, ACCESS is open for Full Day Programming. There are approximately 15 Full Days during the academic school year.
ACCESS is closed 16 days of the calendar year, as per EEC regulations. Depending on the year and weather, ACCESS reserves the right to close on additional days for safety.
The full cost to run our program is $175/week for the after-school program. Our costs go into paying our staff as well as fees for the facility. We recognize that this is expensive to many; therefore, we have several opportunities available to help decrease cost. Please call us to inquire about EEC Contract Slots, Voucher information, and our sliding scale. Ask to speak with the Director of Children and Families for more information.