After School Programs

New Amsterdam offers comprehensive after school programs Monday through Friday until as late as 6:00pm. 

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Robin's Nest 

Robin's Nest is available for our Kindergarten children (and Silver Maples children beginning Jan 2020) 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. Robin’s Nest includes ample rest, free play, drawing, and a snack. 

Each afternoon after lunch, our Robin's Nest children have a quiet rest time.  After rest, they share in an activity and/or a period of free play followed by a healthy snack (provided by the school) before pick-up at 3:15pm. Rather than structure this time with a whirlwind of activities, our intent is to provide a secure daily rhythm within which the child is free to explore.

Please note that our Robin’s Nest Plus Program will not be in session when New Amsterdam School is closed. Please reference our school calendar and check our website for snow-day cancellations.  

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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 through the neighborhood and trips to the garden or playground. After plenty of outdoor time, children head inside for free play, stories, crafts, and snack. Children are picked up by 6:00pm. 

To help the children adjust to the rhythm of our afternoon programs, we ask that parents enroll their child for 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 our Robin’s Nest Plus Program will not be in session when New Amsterdam School is closed. Please reference our school calendar and check our website for snow-day cancellations.  

 

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Village Peeps 

Village Peeps is our after-school program for students in the 1st through 4th grades offering specialized creative classes such as foreign languages, handwork, movement, and the arts. Classes run from 3:30 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 children from all neighboring elementary schools. Each class falls on a recurring weekday and runs from September 9 to December 20, 2019. Please see below for class details, dates, and online enrollment.