IMPORTANT: This program is offered ONLY to students who attend PS 9. We currently are fully enrolled for our UPK age group. Please, join the waitlist, we are hoping to add additional seats, and we will keep you posted regarding any future availability.
Brighter Choice Community School
Begins on the 1st day of school and ends on June 27, 2022 Hours: 2:30-6pm Monday-Friday
It takes a village, so we built one. Our school aged programs teach children how to explore the world - the one around them and the world at large. We partner with parents to develop healthy, well-rounded children who become excited about serving their community and learning about the world.
Traveling is one of the best ways to learn. With Afterschool Adventures we travel the world through hands-on experiences and a one of a kind enrichment curriculum. As part of this experience, our explorers relate back to their own culture and heritage to discover what makes them a unique global citizen. At the end of the year, explorers will have visited the great wonders of the world, tasted food from around the globe, played games from other countries, and learned to view themselves as an integral part of the continued growth of our global community. Our aim is to instill the love of exploration, adventure, and learning. Did we mention we provide homework help?
Afterschool Adventures is in session only on the days when your child’s school is in session. If you’d like childcare when your child’s school is closed, please visit our School Break Camp page
For the Explorer
Enrichment Classes: Study countries and cultures through the lens of our enrichment classes. See classes below.
Self-led Exploration: Outdoor time; Kid-led free-choice activity stations
Release some STEAM as we explore cultures through the lens of science, technology and engineering.
Bon appetite! Explore a culture through one of its most social activities---cooking and eating!
Let your imagination be your guide as you develop your reading, writing, and performance skills through global myths, folktales and legends.
The world is your palette. Discover traditional arts and crafts techniques through the exploration of materials and process, all while developing an appreciation for art around the world.
Shake, rattle and roll! Get ready to sweat as you use your body to explore music, dance, sports and games
For the Scholar
Dedicated homework time
Wholesome and hearty snacks
For the One Who Holds it All Together
(Aka the Parent)
DOE half days are included with tuition
Pay in full or payment plan options
Parent friendly office hours
Pay in full at registration. Prorated rate is available for late registrations.
Enroll in our automatic monthly payment plan by making a 10% deposit at registration. We offer scholarships and are working with the City of NY to accept ACS vouchers for after school tuition.
Sample Daily Schedule
2:30pm-3:30pm School pickups/dismissal & Terrace/Park Play Time
3:45pm-4:10pm Snack & community circle
4:10pm-4:30pm Organized indoor play/Homework booster groups
4:30pm-5:00 Explorers enrichment class
5:00pm-5:30pm Group homework help
5:30pm-6:00pm Special-interest stations & free play
Extended 1/2 day Schedule when applicable
12:30pm-1:00pm Travel to after school location
1:00pm-1:30pm Hot Lunch (provided by Explorers)
1:30pm-2:30pm Fort Greene Playground
3:15pm-4:00pm Special-interest stations & free play
4:20pm-5:30pm Enrichment activity
5:30pm-6:00pm Special-interest stations & free play/group games