After School

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2023 – 2024

PS 130 offers a range of after-school programs for Pre-K through 5th grade, including arts, music, games, and more. We organize the programs into two categories: On Site and Off Site.

On Site programs take place at the school. Students are escorted to after-school programs from their class dismissal and picked up by parents/caregivers from the school. Off Site programs take place at a location other than the school in the surrounding neighborhoods. Several of the off site programs offer pick up at PS130, using an employee of the program to pick students up from dismissal and safely escort them to the program location. Parents and care-givers will pick children up at that location at the end of the program’s day.

For questions, please see our Afterschool FAQ.

Daily On-site Programs

These programs offer up to five-days-a-week after-school care. See our FAQ.

Kids Orbit

We are warm and welcoming, providing children with a family-like atmosphere for their after school hours.  We offer the kind of flexibility that our families need.  We supervise homework and offer a variety of enrichment activities ranging from yoga and sports to art, music and drama.  We sit quietly and read and draw.  We play board games with our friends.  We laugh and have a lot of fun.

Flexible daily, weekly and annual enrollment options.

Financial assistance for those who qualify.

Grades: Pre-K through 5th grade

Program (Tentative Dates): September 18, 2023 – June 21, 2024

Hours of Operation: 2:45pm – 5:45pm

Registration Starts: May 8, 2023

Registration link

University Settlement

After school program offers a range of enriching experiences, offered free of cost to families. From arts to literacy, from STEM to Social Emotional Learning, University Settlement builds a platform where children can be their best, both in and out of school.Accepting students in Kindergarten through 5th grade (we do not accept pre-k students).

Onsite at PS 130 Lower School (K-2) and Upper School (3-5). Program start date to be determined at a later date with more guidance from the DYCD/DOE.Enrollment starting late August with the hope of contacting parents with acceptances starting early September. Completing an application does not mean acceptance into the program.

Registration will be ongoing; therefore, application submission does not guarantee acceptance. Please wait for a direct email from Steven with next steps before assuming your child(ren) has been accepted. Please ensure you have included your email in the application for easy access to communicating with you.

Registration info coming soon. Even previously registered families MUST reapply for new school year.  Registration from last year does not carry over.

  • Go to
  •  Search for “PS 130”.
  • Click “Add to list” next to “COMPASS Elementary: P.S. 130 The Parkside”
  • You must create a login and profile for your child(ren) so you can submit your application.

Contact: Steven Brunson /

On-Site Clubs & Enrichment Programs

These clubs & enrichment programs meet after school, but do not meet every day and may have limited hours. Chess with Impact Coaching Network is fee-based. The others have no fee.


Students learn wind and percussion instruments in a group setting.

Fee required? No


  • 4th & 5th grade only
  • 4th grade Wednesdays 3–4:30pm
  • 5th grade Thursdays 3–4:30pm

Contact: [email protected]

Camera Club

5th graders learn basics of photography with Thomas Newberger and Mr. Stegman

Fee required? No

Available: 5th grade, days & times TBD

Chess with Impact Coaching Network

From complete beginners to advancing tournament players, the chess program’s goal is that all PS 130 players can experience both the joy & significant social/educational benefits of learning and playing chess. Our PS 130 Team will prepare for Local, City, State & National Competitions.

Fee required? Yes

Accepting students K-5th Grade
Onsite at PS 130 Lower & Upper SchoolsContact: Alexis at [email protected]

Registration opening soon and will be first come, first serve; and they will form a waiting list after enrollment caps, until they are able to determine if they can expand. (Impact Coaching Network is affiliated with the PS 130 PTA. All other programs are independent of the PS 130 PTA.)

Girls on the Run

Inspire girls to build confidence and other important life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and physical activity.

Fee required? No
Available to: 4th and 5th Grade
Based at: PS 130
Contact: Ms. Theresa will have more info in Mid/End of September

Off-site Programs that Pick Up From PS 130

These programs will pick up your child after school, but may not meet every day and may have limited hours. These programs operate independently of the school. Contact the programs for registration information.

Barking Cat Studio

Art workshops in an upbeat, creative environment.
Available to: all grades, various classes.
Based at 219 Greenwood Avenue.
Contact: Karen Merbaum – [email protected]/ (718) 686-1132

Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)

Music, Movement, Dance, and Theater Programs
Available to: Pre-k through 2nd grade
Based at: 421 5th Ave in Park Slope
Contact: 718-832-0018 or [email protected] or [email protected]

Brooklyn Bricks

LEGO workshops
Available to: Kindergarten -5th Grade
Based at: Church of the Holy Apostles on Greenwood Ave and Seeley Park
Contact: Eleanor at [email protected] or (347) 403-3798

Brooklyn Game Lab

More than just games: unplugged play encouraging critical thinking, literacy skills, problem solving, emotional intelligence, and fun!
Available to: 1st – 5th grades
Based at: 479 7th Ave. Classes indoors, outdoors at Prospect Park and virtual
Contact: [email protected] / (718) 788-1122

Casa Lu Art Space

An extensive art, cooking and Spanish program for elementary school-aged students
Available to: 1st – 4th grades, various classes
Based in: South Park Slope at 16th Street & 5th Avenue.
Contact: Luciana Toyos Gambarino at [email protected] / (917) 306-9607
*Pricing and schedule flexible if needed

Craft Salon

A Creative Space for All. #LETSMAKESTUFF
Available to: K-5th Grade
Based at: 320 Church Ave.
Contact: [email protected] / (917) 324-8290

Creativity Soccer

We bring skills, health and joy to every participant.
Available to: Kindergarten- 5th Grade
Based at: Prospect Park Parade Grounds
Contact: (347) 837-9269

Ezra Guitar

Music, Movement, Dance, and Theater Programs
Available to: All grades
Based at: 785 Coney Island Ave (at Cortelyou Ave.)
Contact: Sara 718-434-2103 or [email protected]

Koko NYC

Reuse, Rebuild, Reimagine
Available to: Kindergarten -5th Grade
Based at: Various indoor and outdoor locations
Contact: [email protected]

Mindful Sports

Engaging creative play, athletics, and mindfulness training help children have fun, stay safe, and learn the foundation of valuable social and emotional skills
Available to: all grades
Based at: Indoors at Greenwood Baptist Church (7th Ave & 6th Street) and outdoors at Prospect Park
Contact: [email protected]


Run4Fun promotes positive youth development, mental health, and socio-emotional learning through running, running games, and destination runs. There will be many opportunities to participate in youth races throughout the city.
Available to: K-3rd Grade
Based at: Prospect Park
Contact: Nicoletta / [email protected] / (917) 627- 2811

Space Station Prospect

Students explore the best of digital and physical gaming while learning from the design decisions that drive the experience.
Available to: 3rd-5th Grade *program needs at least 4 students enrolled to have pick up from school
Based at: 1240 Prospect Avenue. Classes indoors and outdoors.
Contact: [email protected]

Tea Time Tactics

Students explore off-screen gaming while learning from the design decisions that drive the experience.
Available to: 1st through 5th
Based at: 1293 Prospect Ave.
Contact: [email protected]

Tiny Scientist

your scientist will conduct experiments, explore new concepts, discuss observations with lab partners, analyze data, make a mess and learn how much fun science can be
Available to: Pre-K through 2nd grade
Contact: [email protected] / (718) 832-8400