Before/After School Programs

Here at the Williamsburg Bridge Magnet School for Communication and Mixed Media Arts, we place an emphasis on providing Project-Based Learning opportunities for our students in all modern forms of communication. We believe in providing students with an appreciation of a wide variety of artistic experiences in order to develop the whole child.

Making use of Communication and various forms of Media, as well as Fine and Performance Arts, we infuse all of the strands of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics- into our students' school day. Please read below to learn about many of our exciting Magnet opportunities!

K-5 After School

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Grand Street Settlement offers free after school programming to our students through COMPASS, a nationally acclaimed network for school-aged youth. From homework help and mentoring, to robotics, dance and recreation, Grand Street provides engaging, child centered learning experiences.

 Before/After School Programs 

Extending Learning Beyond the School Day

At 196WBMS, learning doesn’t stop when the last bell rings! We offer free, high-quality before and after school programs for all students in grades K – 5. After school programs are offered from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. every school day. Children can be dropped off before school beginning at 7:30. Breakfast is served in the morning, and children have a snack in the after-school program. Program availability may be more limited for 2020-21 due to COVID-19 restrictions; check with us for up-to-date information about before and after school programs.

Grand Street Settlement Program

We have partnered with Grand Street Settlement to offer after-school care, enrichment and academic support. Students participate in a variety of learning, recreational, and enrichment activities, including:

  • Homework Help and Academic Support
  • STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) Activities

To enroll in the Grand Street after-school program, contact [___________].

New York Cares

New York Cares partners with us to provide a number of programs before school and on Saturdays, including:

  • Early Morning Reading for English Language Learners
  • Math Games for 1st and 4th Graders
  • Homework Help
  • Saturday Sports Programs
  • Saturday Guitar Explorers