Young student working on an art project during after school program

AfterSchool Program

September 2023 Newsletter

2023-2024 Registration

Registration for our afterschool program is closed as of Friday, March 31, 2023. Due to high demand for our program we are unfortunately not able to accommodate every family looking for a spot in our program. If you have not received confirmation that your student is has been placed in the program, then your child has been placed on the waitlist. If your student is currently on the waitlist, we strongly encourage that you seek an alternate afterschool provider. Families with a waitlisted student cannot rely on a spot opening up for their child. Please find local afterschool care providers below or go to the SomervilleHub to find providers. Thank you.

  • Grade 1 and Up: Register (March 7 – March 31, 2023) is now closed.
  • PK and K registration (January 4 – January 27, 2023) is now closed. 
  • Please read the flyer in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian Creole.
  • 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 (8 Bonair Street, Room 308, Somerville, Massachusetts, 02145). Families receiving financial aid or subsidies will not be required to pay the registration fee.
  • Community Schools prioritizes applicants who register for afterschool during the registration period.


2022-2023 Registration: Now Closed

Somerville Community Schools has a long waitlist for afterschool placements. We are unable to add more children to the waitlist at this time. If you have any questions, please call our office. For information about alternative afterschool programming, please visit SomervilleHub Connect.

Site Coordinator Contact Phone Numbers

Albert F. Argenziano School  Afterschool PK-5 Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x6696   
Benjamin G. Brown School  Afterschool K-5 Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x6409  
Capuano Early Childhood Center Afterschool PK & K Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x3651 
East Somerville Community School Afterschool K-5 Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x3748  
Arthur D. Healey School  Afterschool PK-5 Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x6566 
John F. Kennedy School  Afterschool K-5 Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x6659 
West Somerville Neighborhood School PK-5 Afterschool Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x6449
Winter Hill Community Innovation School PK-5 Afterschool Site Coordinator 617-625-6600 x6797 

El Sistema Instrument Program

The El Sistema Somerville program is held at the East Somerville Community School beginning 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.

About our Placement Process

Community Schools after school enrollment for the 2022-23 school year is currently closed. 

Families who registered during the priority registration period were entered into a weighted registration pool but were not guaranteed enrollment. Students who have previously been enrolled in the Somerville Community Schools after school program or who have siblings who are currently enrolled were given first priority. Additional selections for the upcoming school year are made by considering a number of factors including current staffing levels, specific learning and behavioral needs of students already enrolled, and age/grade level. Some schools, grades, ages, and programs fill more quickly than others. We are always working to increase capacity in our programs, however staffing limitations continue to impact the after school field and we are committed to maintaining safe staffing ratios under our license with the Department of Early Education and Care.

For families still looking for after school child care, Somerville has several high-quality providers open to all youth. They offer programming at affordable rates. Some programs fill up quickly.

External Somerville After School Programs:

Parts and Crafts
Mystic Learning Center
Ages 5-13 years. Contact: Tracey at 617-623-0110. Register: 
Elizabeth Peabody House
Ages 5-12 years. Contact: Register: 617-623-5510
Somerville YMCA
Grades K-7. Contact: Tania Buck. Register:

Additional after school opportunities can be found at our Out of School Time Opportunities page.

Families may register for next year during the priority enrollment periods in January 2023 for grades prekindergarten and kindergarten or March 2023 for grades 1-6. Families who need multilingual support with registration will be able to request a phone appointment with our office staff who speak English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole.