Welcome to Corlears Plus, Corlears’ brand new after school program.

At Corlears, our biggest priority is ensuring that the values that uphold our community serve to guide us throughout each school day -- and beyond. In announcing Corlears Plus, we aim to give all of our students an opportunity to choose afternoon programming that is age-appropriate, engaging, and, of course, fun! Corlears Plus will serve as a true extension of the Corlears community, after school.

New and Expanded Activities | Spring 2018

Corlears Plus provides families and students with three activity options throughout the week: specialty classes, private music lessons, and choice time.

  • Specialty classes encompass once-a-week courses that families specifically register for beforehand, and take place throughout a semester. We’ll have four Corlears teachers teaching specialty classes this semester!

    • Green Peas with Benna, on Mondays for Grade PreK4
    • Lego Robotics and Scratch with Zach, on Mondays for Grades 3-5
    • Book Club with Kelly, on Tuesdays for Grades 3-5
    • Scratch Jr. with Zach, on Tuesdays for Grades K-2
    • Beginner Checkmaters Chess, on Wednesdays for Grades PreK4-1
    • Intermediate Checkmaters Chess, on Wednesdays for Grades 2-5
    • Stage Stars Theater, on Thursdays for Grades 1-5
    • SocRoc: Soccer Classes for Kids, on Thursdays for Grades K-2
    • Recycled Art with Becky, on Fridays for Grades 2-5
    • Mini-Musicals, on Fridays for Grades PreK4-K
  • With choice time, students who are registered for a standard day of Plus programming will have the option of choosing from several different activities: students in grades 2-5 can elect to work on STEM-related projects and challenges in our afterschool Community Room, or join the Corlears Sports Club in the gym for an intramural game led by our after school sports instructor. Younger students in grades PreK4-1 will have dedicated access to the yard, allowing them the space for age-appropriate free play with their peers.

  • Private music lessons will be offered for piano, violin, drums, and guitar, and taught by experienced outside musicians. Families can sign up for 30-minute lessons for beginners, or 45-minute lessons for more experienced musicians. Lessons are offered on days throughout the week, and will be scheduled in conjunction with the instructor/Plus administrator after families sign up.

Dates for Spring 2018 Plus Programming

Fall choice time will conclude on Friday, February 2, with Spring choice time beginning on Monday, February 5. Please note that any family not registered for Spring choice time whose child attends Plus on or after February 5 will be charged the drop-off fee of $50. Choice time will run until Thursday, June 7, the second to last day of the school year.

Spring specialty classes will also begin on Monday, February 5th, and will conclude on Friday, June 1st.

Fall specialty classes will conclude on the following dates:

  • Monday classes: January 8
  • Tuesday classes: January 16
  • Wednesday classes: January 17
  • Thursday classes: January 25
  • Friday classes: February 2 

*Families needing Plus care for their children after the conclusion of their fall specialty class, but before the new semester of choice time begins on February 5, will be charged the drop-in rate of $40 for any Plus days attended.

Daily Schedule

One significant change from prior Corlears afterschool programming is that all children -- both those enrolled in specialty classes and choice time -- will gather together at the start of each afternoon. This will allow the whole Plus community to come together, and for friends of different ages to interact and bond -- one of the best parts of the afternoon community at Corlears. 

  • From 3:15 to 3:45, children will enjoy snack together. Children grades PreK4 through 1 will eat together in one space, while children grades 2 through 5 will gather in another classroom.
  • From 3:45 to 4:45, children grades PreK4 through 1 will enjoy active play in the yard. Children grades 2 through 5 will head to either specialty classes or a choice time activity of their choosing.
  • From 4:45 to 6:00, children in grades PreK4 and Kindergarten will return to a classroom for quiet games. Children grades 1 through 5 will go to the community room to complete their homework (upon completing their homework, older students will be allowed to join their younger friends for games).

On Thursday afternoons, because of 2:45 dismissal, snack will take place from 2:45 to 3:15, choice time and specialty classes from 3:15 to 4:15, and homework/games from 4:15 to 6:00.

Convenient Payment Options

When registering for Corlears Plus, families have several options. Financial Aid will be provided for each payment option, at the same rate as a family’s tuition (please note, financial aid is not available for private music lessons).

  • Our Corlears Plus Package entitles families to one specialty class and two days of choice time, at a discounted rate of $1,750/semester (a 15% discount on the combined per class and day pricing). If needed, families can also sign up for an additional specialty class for $770/semester, and/or additional days of choice time for $640/semester for each day, using the single-day sign up option.
  • Our Single-Day Sign Up allows families to sign up for specialty classes and/or choice time day(s) on an a per-day basis. The cost of a specialty class is $770/semester. The cost of one day of choice time is $640/semester.
    • Note: Students who are registered for specialty classes can enjoy Plus programming on that day following the conclusion of their class, until 6:00, free of any additional charge.
  • For private music lessons, parents can sign up for a semester of 30-minute lessons for $840, or 45-minute lessons for $1,120. Enrolling in a private music lesson also entitles a child to participate in choice time programming on that day, at no additional cost.
    • Note: private music lessons are NOT included in the Plus Package. When registering for private music lessons, please choose Single-Day Sign Up to add any additional choice time days to your child’s week.

Corlears Plus Programming -- Cost Breakdown

The cost of after school participation will be included in a family’s tuition billing statement.

Convenient Scheduling

  • Advanced Registration
    • Registration for Corlears Plus will open on Monday, August 7th. Using Eventbrite, families will be able to sign their child up for the fall’s Plus programs, and select from the pricing and package options that best fit their schedule.
  • Unplanned Changes - We understand that schedules change. There will always be a spot for your 4-10 year-old child at Corlears Plus.
    • Switching Days
      • If you would like to switch your child’s pre-registered choice time days for a specific week, please email Alex at alexg@corlearsschool.org by 9:00am on Monday of that week. There is no charge for switching pre-registered days. 
    • Additional Drop-Off
      • If you need to send your child to Plus on a day that they are not registered, please email Alex at alexg@corlearsschool.org by 12:00pm on that day. He will be sure to notify your child’s classroom teachers, as well as our Plus teachers who will be able to better plan for the day’s activities. Families who have registered for any Plus programming for that semester (whether a specialty class, a day of choice time, a music lesson, or any combination) will be charged $40 for a drop-off day. Families who have not registered for any Plus programming will be charged $50 for a drop-off day. Financial aid discounts will be applied to the price of a family’s drop-off days.

Please note refunds will not be offered for any days of Plus programming that a child misses.

Still have questions about Corlears Plus? Check out these FAQs:

You will register for Plus programming through Eventbrite, but you will not be asked for credit card information at that time. The cost of your child’s/children’s Plus programming will be enfolded in your tuition statement.

Signing up for choice time beforehand will give our choice time instructors an opportunity to more deliberately plan lessons and craft activities for your children. It will also allow for billing to be more scheduled and consistent for families.

Please sign up each of your children individually for Plus programming. When you have finished registering the first child, return to this page and register your second child (and subsequently for a third child). You will receive a separate confirmation email for each child after registering. Please know that, depending on your email provider, your confirmation emails may appear in a single thread, which you would need to click through to see each individual email.

Parents are expected to make every effort to pick up their child before 6:00pm. After three instances of late pick up, parents will be required to attend a daytime meeting with the Head of School and Director of Auxiliary Programs, during which a plan for avoiding future lateness must be presented. Any subsequent late pick ups may result in the family losing access to Corlears Plus. (This policy is also outlined in our family handbook)


Want to talk more about Plus? Email Alex, Director of Auxiliary Programs and Community Engagement, at alexg@corlearsschool.org.