After School Programs
New Amsterdam offers comprehensive after school programs Monday through Friday until as late as 6:00pm.
Robin's Nest is available for our Kindergarten children (and Silver Maples children beginning Jan 2019) from 1:00pm to 3:15pm, M-F.
Robin's Nest addresses the needs of working parents who want their children to participate in afternoon care that is consistent with the principles of Waldorf education. The afternoon includes ample rest, free play and drawing, and a snack.
Each afternoon after lunch with their morning classes, our Robin's Nest children will have a quiet rest time. After their rest, they will share in an activity and/or a period of free play followed by a healthy snack (provided by the school) before they are picked up at 3:15pm. The intent is not to structure this time with a whirlwind of activities, but rather to provide a secure daily rhythm within which the child is free to explore options.
Please note that Robin’s Nest Program will not be in session when New Amsterdam School is not in session. Please check our website for snow cancellations and the school calendar.
Robin's Nest Plus+
Robin's Nest Plus is available for our Maples, Kindergarten, and Elementary children from 3:15pm to 6:00pm, M-F.
Robin's Nest Plus children go outside at 3:15pm for walks in the neighborhood and trips to the garden or playground. After plenty of outside time, children have time for free play, stories, crafts, and another snack. Children are picked up by 6:00pm.
To help the children come into the rhythm of our afternoon programs, we ask that parents enroll their child a minimum of two days per week. We also encourage parents to carry the rhythm of the afternoon into their home lives by offering their children a time of rest after lunch.
Please note that Robin’s Nest Plus Program will not be in session when New Amsterdam School is not in session. Please check our website for snow cancellations and the school calendar.
Village Peeps is our after-school program for students in the 1st through 3rd grades offering specialized creative classes such as foreign languages, choir, drama, and arts. Classes run from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. New Amsterdam School elementary grades students already enrolled in Robin's Nest Plus can sign up for any of the Village Peeps classes throughout the year at no additional cost.
Village Peeps after-school classes are open to to the public. Each class falls on a recurring weekday and runs from January 7 to June 20, 2019. Please see below for class details, dates, and online enrollment.