After School Program

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The Manhattan College after school experience provides children in grades K-3 with enrichment in science, math, engineering, technology-based subjects, and the arts. The program also offers homework help and assistance in reviewing for upcoming exams with college students and experienced educators. Each day will include different topics and lessons that features a STEM or arts-related activity.

The Manhattan College after school program takes place at Amber Charter School at 3120 Corlear Ave, Bronx, NY 10463., where children have access to classrooms, multipurpose rooms, and a cafeteria. 

Upon participating in this program, students will receive the benefit of a unique dynamic of learning with college students with majors in education or similar and develop new interests through the exposure of STEM and arts-based lessons.

**Please note: Currently, the Manhattan College after school program is only serving students attending Amber Charter School.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What does a typical day look like?

    Students will start the program with snack time in the cafeteria. After snack, they will move to a classroom to receive homework help and participate in enrichment activities. The first half of the program will include homework help, as children sits within a group of students their age and/or grade level. These students will be accompanied by a college student-teacher or experienced educator. This will take place in a classroom setting, as well as elements of one-on-one help implemented in the time spent with students. Students will then switch into groups for the second hour or hour and a half of the program. 

    Does the program runs during school 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 with an intention of working with children in their careers. Most of these students are pursuing careers in education, and have experience in 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?

    We are located at Amber Charter School in the city at 3120 Corlear Ave, Bronx, NY 10463.

    What is the teacher-student ratio?

    Our teacher/student ratio is 1:13, which allows for a more personalized learning approach.

    Does this program offer field trips?

    No. All activities and classes are held on school 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 child up at 6:00 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 then 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 child later or pick them up earlier. If a child seems or is exhausted, the guardian of the child 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?

    The program costs $250 per month per child. There are discounts available for siblings.

    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.


Drop-off time is 3:00 pm and pick-up time is 6:00 pm. Any students that remain on the premises after 6:00 pm will be charged a late pick-up fee of $25 for every 30 minutes.


Parents must provide one snack in a sealed lunch box every day. 


One Month = $250*
*fees are not prorated per day, even if the child can only attend certain days during the month

Available Discounts:

Amber Charter School Employees - $75 Discount per month ($175/month)

Second/Third Sibling Child Enrolled - $50 Discount per month ($200/month)

**The registration deadline for the Manhattan College After School Program is Friday, August 24, 2018.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please email Edgar Zavala,