BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
In addition to before and after school care provided by the YMCA, we offer many opportunities for students to participate in after school enrichment programs. Some programs are fee-based and some are free.
After-School All-Stars (ASAS)
Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies offers its students many opportunities to participate in a myriad of after school enrichment programs each year. We are proud of the dedication and creativity of Peirce teachers who teach many of the classes that students participate in throughout the year. ASAS typically begins in late October and runs through the end of March.
Peirce has been able to bring programs from our community into our school to provide fee-based after school programs. These programs require enrollment with each organization. Please contact individual organizations for more information or to enroll your student in a program.
YMCA Before and After School Care
Peirce partners with the Lakeview YMCA to offer before and after school care for students in Kindergarten through 8th grades. Programs are run at Peirce School but organized and run by the YMCA.
Before care runs from 7:00-8:00 am and after care runs from 3:00 - 6:00 pm.
iCook After School Cooking Classes
iCOOK is a really fun, hands-on after-school cooking program for children. Our mission is simple: to help teach children to love everything about food – cooking, eating delicious and healthful dishes (of course!) and learning about nutrition, different cultures and stories behind the food.
View the Spring 2018 iCook flyer
(773) 520-1686 or (773) 706-2057
Mission Propelle - Girl Power Yoga Club
Class runs every Friday from 3:15-4:15 p.m. starting 4/20 and ending 6/15.
$140/NEW • $135/RETURNING
ALL girls will receive weekly e-books!
New girls receive a mat and exclusive club t-shirt!
View the Spring 2018 flyer
Since 2001, CircEsteem’s mission has been to unite youth from diverse racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and help them build self-esteem and mutual respect through the practice of circus arts.
Peirce 2018 program flyer
CircEsteem, The Chicago Youth Circus
Design Dance After School Programs give students an active, creative and engaging dance class during the school day or right after school. Each program encourages students to express themselves in a fun and nurturing environment while they learn to work together, set goals, and build confidence.
Jessica Mackinson, Program Manager
Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop offers a variety of drama classes. Our classes are designed to foster creativity, self-expression and teamwork and, of course, to be a whole lot of fun! All of our teachers have had years of experience in theatre as professional performers, directors, choreographers and/or writers and have a passion for teaching kids in the performing arts. Learn about our partnership with Dream Big.
Mad Science is a leading science enrichment provider. We deliver unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational. Our approach to teaching science invites children to pursue STEM careers.
Chicago Park District - Berger Park
Berger Park is launching a new afterschool program. In addition to the pre-existing Park Kids afterschool program, Berger Park is offering Play Production this fall. Tuesday - Friday, from 3:30pm - 5:30pm students will learn fundamental acting techniques, basic stagecraft, and rehearse a stage adaptation of "The Phantom Tollbooth," with a handful of public performances at the end of the session.
Website: Play Production at Berger Park
after-school All-stars 2015 - 2016 showcase
The end-of-year After-School All-Stars Showcase gives students a chance to show off what they've been working on all year.
Check out these videos!