K-8 Extracurricular Activities

After School Opportunities

The following established after school programs are (mostly) based in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, within a few blocks of our school. Some may offer a pick up service for students if there are enough registrants. Please note: The following is provided for info only. The PTA is not affiliated with, nor does it endorse, any particular program. 


The After School Program at Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center provides a safe, nurturing and educational environment. The program is designed to cultivate appreciation of the arts, build self-esteem, and broaden the children's outlook on the world – and, in turn, on their own potential. To enrich its offerings, the program partners with neighboring organizations including Fordham Law School, Lincoln Center Education, and Writopia.SMS Families can access registration forms for LNSC ASP here.

Who: K-6th grade students

When: Monday-Friday afternoons, 2:50pm to 5:45PM

Where: 250 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023

Fee: $230/month for new families, $170/month for returning families.

Contact: LSNCafterschool@gmail.com 212-874-0860 x4960



A variety of independent participation classes are offered weekday afternoons. In the past NY Kids Club has offered pickups for SMS students. 

Who: K-1st students (children 2-6)

When: Monday through Friday 2:30-6:00pm, Registration is available on a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 day per week basis

Where: 168 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023

Fee: TBD

Contact: nykidsclub68@nykidsclub.com or 917-708-8440



A variety of independent participation classes are offered weekday afternoons. Click here to see a list of current LMS classes that have been specially approved by the SMS music department!

Who: K-8th grade students

When: Weekday afternoons, most classes are 1x week

Where: at Kaufman Music Center

Fee: depend on each class

Contact: lucymosesschool​@kaufmanmusiccenter​.org or 212 501 3360 



For Students who live uptown, ACT After School may be an option. It may be possible to have the bus drop students off at the program.


Who: K-5th grade students

When: Weekday afternoons, 2-5 days per week

Where: 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street New York, NY 10025

Fee: Dependent on the number of days registered for. Fees are listed on the application.

Contact: 212.316.7530 | www.actprograms.org



More details are coming for clubs for the 2022-2023 school year! We hope to be able to confirm spaces and times in mid-September so that clubs can start soon. Please reach out to info@smsparents.org or the contacts for a specific club with questions.


Since 2001, SMS KARATE KIDS have practiced traditional Okinawan martial arts to learn self-control, concentration, respect, fitness, and self-defense skills in a non-competitive environment. The program is presented by New York Rendokan, headed up by former SMS parents Robert Weinberg (10th Degree Black Belt) and Zhen Guo (Fourth Degree Black Belt), and assisted by Felix Sanes (Eighth Degree Black Belt).

Who: SMS K-8th grade students

When: Monday afternoons from 3:00-4:15. Fall semester dates: October 17-December 19 (10 classes)

Where: Room 309

Fee: $250. Siblings pay half price. Some tuition assistance is available upon request.

Details: Students are picked up from their classrooms and escorted to the 4th floor. Snack is provided at the end of each class. A karate uniform is required and can be purchased for $20-25. Space is limited. A KARATE CLUB WAIVER must be completed and brought to the first class.

Contact: Register at NYRendokan@aol.com or call 646-331-4606.



SMS phys. ed. teacher, Sam Fox, introduces students to the hottest game of the season: Spikeball!

Who: SMS 5th-8th grade students

When: Thursday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Six classes/semester. Dates: October 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov. 10; Dec. 1

Where: Meet in the 6th floor yard. Parent/guardian pick-up in the school lobby.

Fee: $125, to be paid by check made out to: "Special Music School PTA", via PayPal to: treasurer@smsparents.org, or Zelle to: 03m859pa@schools.nyc.gov (business name: Special Music School PTA, INC)

Details: Class size is limited to 24 students. Payment and a signed SPIKEBALL CLUB WAIVER are due in advance of the first run date. Some tuition assistance is available. Contact Lisa Stump for info.)

Contact: Sam Fox: sfox@specialmusicschool.org



A fun and supportive environment in which to experience musical theatre and play! Students build acting skills through improvisation and scene study, learn healthy vocal warmups that prepare them to sing alone and in groups, and practice fundamental musical theatre dance steps. Actors work in small groups and as an ensemble to create short performance pieces that are shared throughout the year! A signed DRAMA CLUB WAIVER is required.

Who: SMS 1st-8th grade students

When: Fridays from 2:50pm-4:15pm

Where: KMC 2nd Floor Cafeteria + Play yard

Fee: $525/year by cash or Venmo (can be paid in installments; some financial assistance is available)

Contact: Amelia DeMayo: singamelia@yahoo.com and Ashley Byler: ashley.byler@gmail.com for information.



Info coming soon!