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Read the latest Community Schools Afterschool Newsletter: October 2019

Enrolling in the Afterschool Programs

2019-2020 Registration Information

  1. Afterschool Registration 2019-2020 Flyer: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole
  2. Please read the 2019-2020 Community Schools Afterschool Program Flyer about the registration process
    • Registration: (Returning Community School students) April 29 - May 10, 2019
    • Registration: (New Community School students) May 13 -May 24, 2019
  3. Please use this link to register on-line:
  4. 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.
  5. If you need financial aid or subsidies, please fill out the appropriate forms. You can bring them into the office or mail them. Please visit the Fees Page for more information. Families receiving financial aid or subsidies will not be required to pay the registration fee.

About Our Programs

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.