Young student working on an art project during after school program

Read the November 2020 Afterschool Newsletter!

Please Note: We have changed our payment options. Please read this before paying online.

Enrolling in the Afterschool Programs

2021-2022 Registration Information

  1. 2021-2022 PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Registration Period January 12 - January 29, 2021. Flyer: English
  2. 2021-2022 Grades 1-6 Registration Period March 2 - March 18, 2021. Flyer: English
  3. Online Registration Link:
  4. Visit the Fees Page for more information on financial aid and subsidies and the corresponding application forms. Return the forms to our office or mail them (167 Holland Street, Somerville, Massachusetts, 02144). Families receiving financial aid or subsidies will not be required to pay the registration fee.
  5. If enrolling after the registration period, please call (617) 625-6600, ext. 6970 to make sure space is available at the site you are interested in enrolling your child.

About Our Programs

The Community Schools Afterschool Program is offering virtual enrichment opportunities much like activities from familiar clubs, off screen step-by-step activities and challenges, YouTube channels starring familiar afterschool faces doing read alouds, wellness and art activities, individual and small group academic support with assignments, and language support to ensure all of our families stay connected and aware of available resources. Most importantly, our teachers are checking in with families via phone calls or messaging. We are also exploring ways to post some activities on the local city cable channel. All activities are available through online platforms, such as Class Dojo or Google Classroom, making it easy for families and students to navigate. All individual afterschool program links can be found at

Elementary K-5 Afterschool Program

Afterschool programs are offered on-site at each of our elementary schools. Enrichment clubs start early October and club selection forms will be available mid-September at your child's program or through the afterschool coordinator located at each school. For specific site offerings or if you would like a tour, please contact our site coordinators.

Site Coordinator Contact Phone Numbers

Albert F. Argenziano School  Afterschool Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x6696   
Benjamin G. Brown School  Afterschool Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x6409  
Capuano Early Childhood Center Afterschool Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x3651 
East Somerville Community School Afterschool Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x3748  
Arthur D. Healey School  Afterschool Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x6566 
John F. Kennedy School  Afterschool Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x6659 
West Somerville Neighborhood School Afterschool Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x6449
Winter Hill Community Innovation School Afterschool Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x6797 

Daily Schedule

2:30 - 3:00pm
Snacks, transitions and community-building time in grade-level groups
3:00 - 4:00pm
Grades K-2. Enrichment clubs (homework time and club time may be switched at some sites.)
Grades 3-5. Homework help followed by activities. If needed by the student, tutoring and other academic support.
4:00 - 5:00pm.
Academic assistance, homework help and free play.
5:00 - 5:30pm.
Activity and dismissal.


The PreK Afterschool program seeks to be a continuation of the school day continuing to develop important early education skills. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for all students. Offered at the Healey School, West Somerville Neighborhood School, and Capuano Early Childhood Center. For more information, please contact our main office at 617-625-6600 x6970.

The PreK Afterschool program will also be offered at the Argenziano School and the Winter Hill Community Innovation School starting in the academic year 2017-2018.

El Sistema

The El Sistema Somerville program at the East Somerville Community School begins mid-September. For any questions regarding El Sistema Somerville or to apply for financial aid, please contact Evan Perry. Visit the Music Department's El Sistema page to learn more about this innovative, immersive instrumental program.