Afterschool

Options for Spring afterschool classes at the River School are listed below. Contact each vendor listed below directly for updates.

Big Apple Sports

February 3, 2019  – June 17, 2020 – Offered Monday – Wednesday

Big Apple Youth Sports is excited to continue its inaugural semester at the River School! Big Apple Youth Sports is an after school youth sports development program with two other locations on the east side.  BA prides itself on running action packed instructional sports classes in a creative, fun, and safe setting. 

BA classes are a fusion of traditional sports training and BA designed sports that are both highly active and incorporate similar skill sets to more traditional sports.  This fusion makes BA a very different type of sports program that emphasizes sports development through creative drills and games which you cannot find anywhere else.

Mondays: Soccer, Kio, Kickball and Running Bases: Grades K-5

First Class: 2/3/2010 Last Class: 6/15/2020
Sessions: 17
Fee: $629

  • The focus of this class will be on basic skill development in a variety of sports for young athletes. Basic skills covered will include throwing, passing, striking the ball, catching, proper positioning, and cardio.
  • Kio is a fast paced passing game where players run and/or pass the ball down the field to try and shoot the ball in a 4 ft basket-like goal. These games are very active and are heavy in cardio.
  • Pickup will be in the River School Cafeteria between 5:00 and 5:30PM

Tuesdays: Basketball, Hit the Deck and Dodgeball: Grades K-5

First Class: 2/4/20 Last Class: 6/16/20
Sessions: 17
Fee: $629

  • BA’s instructional Basketball and Dodgeball class will highlight the need to develop strong hand eye coordination. The skills we will emphasize in this class include throwing, catching, proper positioning, shooting and most importantly defense. Players will compete against similar age groups.
  • Dodgeball will also be played using safety plush balls. Players will compete against similar age groups.
  • Pickup will be in the River School Cafeteria between 5:00 and 5:30PM

Wednesdays: European Handball, Floor Hockey & Baseball; Grades K-5

First Class: 2/5/20; Last Class: 6/17/20
Sessions: 18
Fee: $666

  • This coed class will work on Baseball basics from catching, throwing, and hitting to more situational baseball themes. What to do in certain situations, how to run the bases, we will also stress the strategy of Baseball.
  • European Handball is a highly active passing game where players run and pass a ball down the floor in an attempt to throw the ball into a guarded net about the size of hockey net. This game emphasizes movement and finding open space.
  • Pickup will be in the River School Cafeteria between 5:00 and 5:30PM

(212) 987-9865/53 to join the fun
Email: coach@bigappleyouthsports.org
Click here for more information and to register: http://bigappleyouthsports.org/riverschool.html


Born Kickers

January 7, 2020 -March 24, 2020

EARLY BIRD $340.00 REGULAR $365.00The Born Kickers Soccer School provides an entry point to soccer for boys and girls ages 3 to 6. With locations in Manhattan and Queens, the structured and fun weekly practices lay the foundation for future success in not just soccer, but all sports and learning activities.
Coaches will collect children straight after school (from the cafeteria) for the 3pm sessions. The 3:45pm sessions meets inside the school entrance.
Register at www.BornKickers.com.


Code Advantage

CodeAdvantage is excited to offer classes onsite at the River School on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from dismissal until 4:30 pm from January 29-June 19.

Please email afterschool@codeadvantage.org with any questions.


KP for Kids

February 4, 2020 – June 19, 2020

KP for Kids will now be offering karate classes at the River School for all levels K-5 on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm. (Wednesday classes may also become available soon; check back for more information!)

Please visit kpforkids.com for more information and to register.

Tennis Innovators

Winter session: January 4, 2020 – March 29, 2020
Spring session: April 8, 2020 – June 24, 2020

At Tennis Innovators, we put our programs together by age, level and availability. No more then 4 players to a pro and we strive on keeping players learning and moving, the way tennis should be taught!

  • Direct Pick-Up from Cafeteria/Classrooms
  • 1.5 Hours of Tennis
  • Certified English/Math Tutors
  • Homework Help
  • Small Player to Coach Ratios
  • All Equipment Provided
  • Private On-Court Video Stream for Parents

Available Class Times

  • Wednesdays 2:45pm-3:45pm
  • Wednesdays 3:45pm-4:45pm
  • Wednesdays 4:45pm-5:45pm

Program Options

  • 1 Hour 7/10&Under Academy: $665
  • 2 Hour 7/10&Under Academy: $1330
  • 3 Hour 7/10&Under Academy: $1995

Aftercare/Pick-Up Times

  • No After-Care: $0
  • After-Care 4:45pm Pick-Up: $360
  • After-Care 5:45pm Pick-Up: $360

Click here for more information and to register.


PS 281 Chess Club and Team

February 6, 2020 – June 18, 2020
Thursday 2:35-5:00

Players will meet in the cafeteria directly after-school where they will have a light snack. Training and play will take place in classrooms onsite at PS 281. Pickup will occur at 5 PM in the cafeteria.

Players are matched into groups based on skill, interest level & age. This allows coaches to identify and create the right training environment for each player. (complete beginner – advanced) Lateral movements will occur, as we experiment with class grouping and activities to identify the optimal training opportunities for our players. Players will be promoted throughout the season as coaches feel fit. A high emphasis on participation, engagement and self-study will be placed on our team groups. PS 281 will have a weekly opening meeting, where past weeks success is recognized, the upcoming events are emphasized and expectations and team spirit is reinforced. Each PS 281 program member will receive a team shirt and also a chesskid.com gold membership

$595.00 – 10% sibling discount – use code: sibling

  • Optional Late pick up 5:00 – 5:30 pm: $159 per semester. If you need a one time late pick-up, please email ps281chess@gmail.com and provide $20 at pick-up.

Click here for more information and to register.


CenterStage (offsite)


CenterStage, located at the Acorn School on 330 East 26th Street, offers a variety of musical theater classes for PK-5 Monday through Friday. Additional classes and pickup services may be available. Call (347) 815-9606 for more information. 

Loop Sports (offsite)

Ice Skating February 4, 2020 – April 21, 2020

Spring Outdoor Sports: April 28, 2020 – June 16, 2020


Loop Sports offers a Fall and Spring outdoor sports program and a Fall and Winter ice skating program. We play baseball, kickball, and soccer at East River Park and ice skate at Chelsea Piers Sky Rink.We offer school pick up and home drop off service by D.O.T. certified and inspected buses. Sign up now for the Winter ice skating session, which runs from February 4 to April 21, or for the Spring outdoor sports session, which runs from April 28-June 16. Click here for more information and to register.


Professional Taekwondo (offsite)

Professional Taekwondo offers a pickup program for more experienced students. 

An instructor picks up kids every day, M-F, and walks them over to the dojo on 553 2nd Ave, New York, NY, 10016 (at 30th St). There they have taekwondo instruction, play time, and homework/reading time.