Program

After-School Programs

St. Bernard’s has an active and growing after-school program that enables its boys in kindergarten through ninth grade to engage in an assortment of educational opportunities under adult supervision each afternoon Monday through Friday.  

The Later Alligator Program (LAP) is an enrichment after-school program for Junior and Middle School boys.  Since LAP began in 2013, the program has enjoyed and sustained tremendous popularity.  Each term approximately 70-75% of Junior School boys and up to 65% of Middle School boys participate in LAP.  LAP taps into boys’ individuality through a broad range of activities.  Options include sports such as soccer, baseball, flag football, and fencing, as well as non-athletic pursuits.  Detective Agency, chess, Spanish, cooking, Mandarin, robotics, Mad Science, crafts, and Board Game Society are perennial favorites.  Whether a boy likes sports, art, drama, or all of the above, LAP is designed to provide an enjoyable opportunity beyond the typical school experience.

AFTER-SCHOOL OFFERINGS

LATER ALLIGATOR PROGRAM

The Later Alligator Program (LAP) offers a  diverse range of enjoyable activities, available Monday through Thursday from school dismissal until 5:30 p.m.  Under the supervision of qualified teachers and coaches, boys have the opportunity to pursue different interests, stay physically active, and work on school assignments.  

LAP has three sessions:  Fall, Winter, and Spring.  Activity offerings change seasonally.  Information on the upcoming season is distributed to parents via e-mail as well as posted on this web page several months in advance.  Activities meet once a week for the fall, winter, or spring season, allowing for a custom mixture of activities for a boy’s interests throughout the school year.  Most after-school activities require additional tuition, and students who are currently receiving financial aid may seek funds towards them.

2020 -2021 Virtual LAP
The 2020-21 school year will be unique to other years in that the program will be virtual.  

Kindergator Session (3:00 - 3:45/4:00 p.m.)  For kindergarten boys, the virtual LAP programs will begin at 3:00 p.m., approximately one hour after kindergarten dismissal.  This will give the boys time to go home, grab a snack, and get settled before rejoining their friends and classmates for the virtual classes via Zoom.  The 3:00 p.m. sessions are only open to kindergarten boys and will last 45 minutes to an hour.

Junior School LAP (3:45 - 4:45/5:00 p.m.)  For boys in grades I - III, the virtual LAP programs will begin at 3:45 p.m., approximately one hour after school dismissal.  This will give the boys time to go home, grab a snack, and get settled before rejoining their friends and classmates for the virtual classes via Zoom.  Each session will last 45 minutes to an hour.  Kindergarten boys may also join these classes.

Middle/Upper School Lap (4:15 - 5:00/5:15 p.m.)
For Middle and Upper School boys, the virtual LAP program will begin at 4:15 p.m., approximately 45 minutes after school dismissal.  This will give the boys time to go home, grab a snack, and get settled before rejoining their friends and classmates for the virtual classes via Zoom.  Each session will last 45 minutes to an hour.

On-Site Childcare
For boys who need childcare at school, there will be a supervised transition time after school dismissal while the other boys make their way home.  During this transition time, the boys can have a snack, do private activities, and play quiet games in their classrooms before their virtual programs begin.  Kindergarten boys will participate in their 3:00 p.m. programs from inside their classrooms.  They will then be escorted to the Medium Gym, where all other virtual classes will take place. Desks are placed six feet apart and all social distancing protocols will be followed as they would be during the regular school day.  The latest pickup time will be 5:30 p.m., but families are encouraged to pick up their boys as soon as possible. 

Due to space constraints, the on-site option is only for families that have no other childcare alternatives.  There will be a small fee associated with the on-site scenario. 

LAP DIRECTOR

Danny Silver
(212) 289-2878 ext. 347

SCHEDULES

Please scroll down to the bottom of this web page to see the weekly schedule.  For families who have already signed-up, the Zoom links are posted on the password-protected parent portal.

REGISTRATION

Winter 2021 registration is now open.  Classes will begin Monday, January 11, and run through Thursday, March 18.  


 
TO REGISTER:

Please visit www.stbernards.org/lapreg to register online. First time users, please click here for step-by-step instructions for setting up your account. 

If you would prefer to sign up with the printable form and check, c
omplete the registration form and return one of these three ways:

1. Forms and payment may be mailed to the school.

2. Forms and payment may be hand-delivered to the front office.

3. Forms may be scanned and e-mailed to LAP@stbernards.org, and payment may follow via mail or hand-delivery.

FINANCIAL AID

Families currently receiving financial aid are eligible for assistance.  Please contact the Admissions Office at (212) 289-2878 ext. 326 or 327 with questions about financial aid.

WINTER 2021 SCHEDULE

Kindergarten Only

List of 4 items.

  • Monday

    Kindergarten Chess
    3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday

    Camp Supernow
    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday

    Little Leaders Club
    3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
  • Thursday

    Mad Science: Secrets, Spies, and Space
    3:00 - 3:55 p.m.

    Mandarin
    3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Junior School

List of 4 items.

  • Monday

    Sports Jeopardy & Fantasy Sports
    3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

    Chess
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

    Chess Extended Play
    4:45 - 5:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday

    Young Diplomats
    3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

    Minecraft (grades II & III only)
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday

    Yoga
    3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

    Senior Leaders Club (grades I-III only)
    3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

    Spanish (grades I-III only)
    3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday

    Stb FIT Baller
    3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

    Drama Club
    3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

    Mandarin (grades I-III)
    3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Middle and Upper School

List of 4 items.

  • Monday

    Bulls & Bears Stock Market Club
    4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

    Art Club
    4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday

    Stb FIT/Yoga Combo
    4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday

    Fantasy Sports
    4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

    Chess
    4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday

    Minecraft Modding: Java Bedrock 
    4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

    Debate Club - In the News
    4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

    Mandarin
    4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

LAP does NOT meet on:

*Monday, January 18, MLK Day
*Monday, February 15, and Tuesday, February 16, Presidents Day

— Mr. Silver, LAP Director

“The secret behind LAP’s success and popularity has been its ability to tap into the boys’ individuality through a wide array of diverse activities.  LAP has created a space where St. Bernard’s boys are able to build confidence, develop new skills, challenge themselves, spend time with friends, and most of all, have fun!”