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1st-5th Grade Afterschool Program

Licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).

Register today by contacting registration@agassiz.org or by calling 617.349.6287 x28. Limited spots remaining for the 19-20 school year. The first day of 1st-5th Grade Afterschool is Wednesday, September 4th.

Tuition Rates and Policies

Financial Aid

Our Program is committed to providing a high-quality experience for youth from Cambridge and local communities. We value creativity, culture, and community, and our activities are designed to encourage expression and exploration. Youth choose from a variety of activities, including visual and performing arts, games, sports, homework assistance, cooking, jewelry making, media, and outside time.

The combination of comfortable facilities, a community-oriented atmosphere, and opportunities for creative self-expression make Agassiz Baldwin Afterschool a great choice for your child.

Our Staff are caring, attentive, and creative. The 1st-5th Grade Afterschool staff is led by our School Age Site-Director, Adam Ciampi. The program staff consists of a talented group of musicians, athletes, dancers, and art educators. All staff are certified in first aid and CPR.

Our Space is located on the ground level of the Maria L. Baldwin School and has use of the community room, gym, music room, and cafeteria. We also use the Alden Playground (Tot Lot), the shady backyard of 20 Sacramento Street, and Sacramento (Y) Field. Students from Cambridge Public Schools arrive by bus to our location and are met and checked in by an afterschool teacher. 1st and 2nd grade Baldwin students are picked up from their classroom.

Field day races on Sacramento Field

Field day races on Sacramento Field

Choice-based Activities The afternoon begins with a healthy snack and a meeting where choices are discussed. Children are offered two activity choices per day including outside play or gym games. Homework help is offered Mondays-Thursdays. Teachers design developmentally appropriate activities for students grouped in 1st-2nd grades and 3rd-5th grades.

The video below is an example of what students and teachers created together in a past afterschool Movie Club choice.

Hyp-na-mo-tized: The Return of Murdoc from Agassiz Baldwin Community on Vimeo.

Schedule ABC Afterschool follows the CPS calendar. Download the Daily Schedule here. For Early Release Days, Afterschool starts at 12pm.

Project Based Learning Agassiz Baldwin Afterschool collaborates on long-term, interdisciplinary community projects. These projects are inspired and driven by children’s interests and natural curiosities. Project-Based Learning immerses youth in valuable team-building, problem solving, and community engagement experiences. By going on neighborhood field trips, having special guests and collaborating with community partners these projects evolve as youth explore the connections between different aspects of the project.

Each project culminates in an event that invites participation from families and friends to create an authentic community experience. This might be a gallery show, a drama performance or our student-run restaurant, “The Flying Zucchini Cafe.”

Students Hard at Work in the Kitchen During Flying Zucchini Cafe

Piano Lessons are offered at an additional cost. Lessons take place in the Maria L. Baldwin school music room. For more information please contact Jessica Leach at registration@agassiz.org or (617) 349-6287 x28.

Questions? Contact Adam Ciampi, School Age Site Director at aciampi@agassiz.org or (617) 497-4284.

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