A Playful Space for Creative Kids

Alamander After School is rooted in the understanding that after a long day of school kids thrive in a relaxed and playful environment. 

We think After School should be as fun, safe and creative as Summer Camp! 

Each day at After School, we start out by sharing a snack and our plans for the afternoon.  We offer a project that encourages problem solving and creativity--like cooking, ceramics, science experiments, sewing, and creating tiny worlds-- and save plenty of time for free play. Weather permitting, we spend at least an hour at the park every day.

Our staff are talented artists and teachers, dedicated to following and celebrating kids' thinking and trained in conflict mediation--another key to making things work with new friends at the end of a long day.

At Alamander, kids lead and play is paramount.  Join us!

Alamander After School runs from September 8th to June 28th. We follow the Public School Calendar for school closings. 


Sliding Scale for families on public assistance or who make less than $50,000 annually.

We run daily from 3PM to 6PM and offer pick up from local schools (see below).

Alamander After School is for kids Pre-K to 5th Grade.


Our Young Artists will explore printmaking, painting, collage and bookmaking. We'll have the opportunity to meet with and learn from local professional artists.  The session will end in a gallery exhibit showcasing our work. $280/M & $350/W

Our young cooks will learn how to prepare meals from scratch. We'll shop for our ingredients at the local market, learn how to read a recipe, and make healthy snacks. We'll end the session with our own restaurant open to friends and family. $350

At the start of the session, kids will brainstorm all the projects they love to do. Each week, we'll pull one of these options from the bag and kids will have the opportunity to lead their friends (with the support of teachers) in their favorite project. $350

Our young craftspeople will take a break from the digital to explore knitting, sewing, building and more. The session will culminate in a get together where kids will share their work. $385


Who is Alamander After School for? 

Alamander After School is for creative kids ages nearly 4 to 9.  

What are the hours of Alamander After School?

Alamander runs daily from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

What will my child's afternoon be like?

We strive to make Alamander After School a safe, engaging and enriching experience for your children after a long day at school! We begin the afternoon by playing outside in the local playground (or inside depending on the weather). When we get back to the Brooklyn Free School, our older students (age 6+) will explore the activity of the day while our younger students (nearly 4 to 6) will have the opportunity to experiment with different art, sensory, and building materials. 

Who are the After School teachers?

Alamander Co-Directors Sasha Siegelbaum and Abby Wambaugh designed and teach in the After School Program.

Do you offer pick up from local schools?

We offer pick up from the following schools:

  • PS 11
  • PS 20
  • PS 9
  • Arts & Letters
  • Compass Charter School
  • If your school is in the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill area and you have 4 or more families interested in Alamander After School, we'll arrange to pick up from your school!

Is there a discount when I enroll for more than one day?

Yes! We offer a 10% discount when you enroll in more than one day of After School.

Why are the prices different depending on the day?

The price for After School is $35/day. We take in to account holidays and school closings which is why the prices vary based on the day of the week!

Where is Alamander located?

Alamander is based at the Brooklyn Free School in Clinton Hill, conveniently located near the C and G train.