The Manhattan College after-school program provides children in grades K-6 with enrichment in science, math, engineering, technology-based subjects, and the arts at their Kingsbridge location. Each day will include different topics and lessons that feature a STEM or arts-related activity. This program also offers homework help with reviewing upcoming exams taught by college students and experienced educators.
The homework support Manhattan College after-school program for K-1st and 5th/6th grade takes place at Amber Charter School Inwood at 532 W 215th St, New York, NY 10034.
The program at the Kingsbridge location starts on September 13th, 2021, and ends on June 10th, 2022. *On snow days, our program will be closed unless otherwise notified. And we follow Amber Charter School Kingsbridge/Inwood closures for school holidays and breaks.
The program at Inwood location starts on September 27th, 2021, and ends on June 10th, 2022. *On snow days, our program will be closed unless otherwise notified. And we follow Amber Charter School Kingsbridge/Inwood closures for school holidays and breaks.
**Please note: Currently, the Manhattan College after-school program only serves students attending Amber Charter School Kingsbridge/Inwood.
I would like to acknowledge the hard work of your after school program tutors. I find them to be a great role model for the students, especially my son. They create a pleasant, helpful and safe environment. I appreciate the effort and time they provides and I hope they continue to influence the students to thrive for success.
What guidelines for COVID-19 are you following in your program?
Manhattan College understands the New York State Child Care Programs issued guidelines and will implement them.
What does a typical day look like?
Students start the program with snack time. After the snack, they receive homework, help, and support.
Can I prorate the service fee into only the days that my child needs to go to afterschool?
Unfortunately, we cannot prorate the service fee into the days that accommodate your individual case.
Can I prorate the service fee into the weeks that you provide service?
If we only provide service one or two weeks from a four-week month, such as December, June, or September, we will prorate the fee to the number of weeks. However, no discounts could be applied if prorated, such as siblings, alumni, or special promotional discount codes.
If I decide to take my child off the program for one term, can my child normally return to the program?
Suppose you decide not to have your child continue in our program for one specific term. Your child may lose their place in our program.
Does the program run during school for half days?
No, there is no after-school program when the school only opens for half days.
How does this program differ from other after-school programs?
What makes us different is that our staff consists of young adults enrolled in college to work with children in their careers. Most of these students are pursuing careers in education and working with and teaching young children. Our staff also includes educators with managerial and teaching experience in schools.
Where is our after-school program located?
At Amber Charter School: Kingsbridge at 3120 Corlear Ave, the Bronx, NY 10463 and Inwood at 532 W 215th St, New York, NY 10034.
What is the student-teacher ratio?
Our student/teacher ratio is 10:1, which allows for a more personalized learning approach.
Does this program offer field trips?
No. All activities and classes are held on Amber Charter School: Kingsbridge/Inwood grounds only.
What are the rules of this program?
We follow the same rules and discipline procedures as during the school day. A list of the school policies can be found under the parent handbook, which can be found here.
How will my student get home after attending the Manhattan College after-school program?
We do not provide any transportation for students to go home. Parents must pick their children up at 5:45 pm. Staff members are unable to transport students.
How are activity teachers and staff members selected?
All Manhattan College senior staff and human resources administrators identify, meet, and screen all activity teachers who participate in the after-school program. Amber Charter School senior staff are also invited to participate in some of these interviews. All staff members also complete an extensive background check and are at least 18 years of age.
Does my child need to stay for the whole time?
Pick-up and drop-off times are completely flexible. Parents can drop off their children later or pick them up earlier. If a child seems exhausted, the child's guardians will be contacted to pick them up. To coordinate early or late pick-up/drop-off, contact the program coordinator in advance.
How much does it cost to register?
Check our website for updated pricing.
Does this after-school program run during spring break, Christmas/holiday break, and/or during Thanksgiving recess?
No, we do not run the program during these holidays.
Does the program run during official no-school days?
No, we do not run the program during no-school days.
The drop-off time* for in-person is from school's dismissal and the pick-up time is 5:30 pm.
Students who remain on the premises after 5:45 pm will be charged a late pick-up fee of $25 for every 30 minutes or less.
*Children stay at Amber Charter School Kingsbridge/Inwood and are picked up by Manhattan College staff. Children never leave the Amber Charter School buildings.
Parents must provide one nut-free snack in a sealed lunch box every day.
TUITION and FEES
$100 Non-refundable registration fee (this fee cannot be added to monthly or other payments). Must be paid when registration is submitted.
$160/month *fees are not prorated per day, even if the child can only attend certain days during the term
Special Offer Parents who enroll their children in our program for the 10 months will get a $100 credit towards their last month's tuition.
** Payment Deadlines/Fechas Limite de pago:
(Once you have submitted your child's registration, there is no need to re-submit the registration, submit payment. Una vez que haya enviado la forma de registro de su hijo(a), no es necesario que reenvie la forma de registro, solamente debe realizar su pago)
For September 2021: the deadline for payment is August 30, 2021 (extended to September 8th, 2021) For October 2021: the deadline for payment is September 17, 2021 For November 2021: the deadline for payment is October 17, 2021 For December 2021: the deadline for payment is November 17, 2021 For January 2022: the deadline for payment is December 17, 2021 For February 2022: the deadline for payment is January 17, 2022 For March 2022: the deadline for payment is February 17, 2022 For April 2022: the deadline for payment is March 17, 2022 For May 2022: the deadline for payment is April 17, 2022 For June 2022: the deadline for payment is May 17, 2022