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ABOUT BNS AfterSchool

Since 2016, our AfterSchool Program has been led by Director Shalisha Jackson, a former BNS paraprofessional who has been part of the AfterSchool staff for six years. Shalisha can be reached Monday-Friday from 12pm-6pm at 347-277-6579 or by email at


Each day, there is at least one licensed teacher on site. The staff also includes paraprofessionals who work with BNS children during the school day, experienced AfterSchool workers and BCS students who work as interns.

The AfterSchool program is available to all children who attend Brooklyn New School (grades Pre-K – 5). AfterSchool separates younger and older students into small groups, making the program more developmentally appropriate for all children. For all children, each afternoon will include snack, outdoor free play as well as quiet time for homework or choice time.


Each Fall, Winter and Spring the AfterSchool program offers workshops such as Capoeira, Modern School of Soccer, and Juegemos a Cantar, Camp Half Blood, Kaleidoscope Chorus, Music and Movement, Earth Living Skills and much more!


In 2016, an Advisory Board of parents and teachers formed to support and provide assistance to the AfterSchool program. If you’d like to join that group, which meets monthly, or have matters you’d like to bring to its attention, please email us at


Families can register for AfterSchool online.  Families may also register in person in room 108A with Shalisha, Monday-Friday from 12pm-6 pm.

  • FOR GRADES 1-5: The first day of AfterSchool will be the first day of school.
  •  FOR GRADES Pre-K and Kindergarten: The first day of AfterSchool will be a few days after school begins due to phase-in (check schedule for more information).

We encourage you to register before school begins. If you register at the start of the school year, your child will have to wait to begin AfterSchool until a week after school begins. The reason for this is to encourage advance registration in order to plan for the number of children and begin the school year with enough money for all the needed AfterSchool personnel.


We require families to pay in advance. Fees for AfterSchool must be paid by the 3rd school day of that month (the first payment will include September and one time family registration fee of $25).

Families may not register for AfterSchool if there is a balance owed from the previous school year.

Sibling and Staff discounts are: 2 siblings: 25%, 3 siblings: 35%.


Monthly Unlimited Flat Rate 4-5 Day (Full Week)– We have a 4-5 day plan because there are so many weeks that have a day off in them already.

If you sign up for a flat rate plan, you will be asked to pay for that plan regardless of how often your child actually attends. Please think of the Flat Rate Plan like an Unlimited Metro Card: it will still expire at the end of the month regardless if you have used it once or if you decide to use it everyday. If you think you require more flexibility, the flat rate packages are NOT the packages for you! You should instead purchase one of the flexible use packages.

4-5 Day Week

  • FULL TIME (2:30-5:45pm) : $3,960 PER YEAR = $396 PER MONTH ($22.25 Per Day )
  • HALF TIME (2:30-4:30pm) : $2,492 PER YEAR = $249 PER MONTH ($14 Per Day)

3 Day Week

  • FULL TIME (2:30-5:45pm): $3,525 PER YEAR = $352 PER MONTH ($25 Per Day)
  • HALF TIME (2:30-4:30pm): $2,256 PER YEAR = $225 PER MONTH ( $16 Per Day)

Flexible Use Packages – If you plan to have your children go to AfterSchool two days per week or less. Sold in packages of 10, like a coupon book.

2:30- 4:30 PM  10 pack= $200 ($20 per session)

2:30-5:45 PM  10 pack= $350 ($35 per session) 


There are a limited number of scholarships available. If your family qualifies for free or reduced price lunch, you may be considered for a scholarship. Your school lunch form for 2017-2018 must be completed before you can be considered for a scholarship. To view the 2017-2018 Free or Reduced Price Lunch Income guidelines, click here.  Complete the lunch form online here. Families requesting scholarships should contact Shalisha Jackson, AfterSchool Director, at Requests will be reviewed with administration.

For more information, please contact Salisha ( or the AfterSchool Advisory committee (


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