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, basketball, and flag football, as well as non-athletic pursuits.  Chess, cooking, Mandarin, Minecraft, Mad Science, and Prerobotics 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.



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.

Kindergator Session (2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)  LAP begins at 2:00 p.m. for kindergarten boys.  Kindergator sessions take place in kindergarten classrooms and finish at 3:00 p.m.  Kindergarten boys participating in the next LAP session will be taken to Break Time.

Break Time (3:00 - 3:30 p.m.)  Boys in grades I - III participating in LAP are dismissed from their homerooms at 3:00 p.m.  Boys staying for LAP will attend Break Time—a supervised study, play, and snack time—which meets from 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. in Junior School classrooms.  After Break Time, boys will be picked up by their LAP teacher for their 3:30 p.m. activity.  

Lap Activities (3:30 - 4:45 p.m.)  Junior School boys will be picked up by their LAP teacher for their 3:30 p.m. activity.  Middle School boys will go to their 3:30 p.m. LAP activity on their own.  LAP ACTIVITIES END AT 4:45 p.m.  At 4:45 p.m., the boys will be brought by their teacher to the medium gym for dismissal.  Boys participating in Last LAP will be picked up in the medium gym by the Last LAP teacher. 

Last Lap (4:45 - 5:30 p.m.)  Boys who stay for Last LAP will have the opportunity to do homework, read a book, or play quiet games.  They will meet with their Last LAP teacher in the medium gym after their LAP activity is dismissed.  They will be brought to the lobby at 5:30 for pick-up.  Last LAP will run every day there is LAP.  


Danny Silver
(212) 289-2878 ext. 347


Please scroll down to the bottom of this web page to see the weekly schedule for the Winter term.


Winter 2022 activities will begin the week of January 4, the first day after the winter break, and will continue until the spring break holiday in March. 

Registration for the winter term will begin Wednesday, December 1, at 10:00 a.m.

To register for the remaining weeks of the fall term, click on the link below.  

Please visit 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, complete 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, and payment may follow via mail or hand-delivery.


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.


Kindergarten (2:00 - 3:00), January 4 - March 10

List of 4 items.

  • Monday

    Kindergarten Chess
  • Tuesday

    PreRobotics (2:00 - 3:30)

    Green Beetz (2:00 - 3:30)
  • Wednesday

    Little Leaders Club

  • Thursday

    Mad Science


LAP ACTIVITIES FOR ALL GRADES (3:30 - 4:45) includes 3:00 - 3:30 Break Time for Junior School boys, January 4 - March 10

List of 4 items.

  • Monday

    Chess (K – IV)

    Basketball (K-I)

    Art a la Carte (I-III)

    Super Chefs (IV-VI)

    Baseball (IV – VI) 

    Marvelous  Mondays (IV – VI)

    Fitness & Running Club (IV – IX) 
    (4:45 - 6:00)
  • Tuesday

    Fitness Club (K)

    Coding: ScratchJr (K - I)

    Green Beetz (I - III)

    World Cup Soccer (I - IV)

    Junior School Minecraft (II - III)

    Drama (III-IV)
  • Wednesday

    Kindergarten World Cup Soccer (K)

    Chess (K-III)

    Senior Leaders Club (I - III)

    Grade II Carpentry (II)

    Basketball (II - IV)

    Money Matters (IV - VI)

    Chess (IV - IX)

    Basketball (V - IX) (4:45 - 6:00)
  • Thursday

    Flag Football (K – IV)

    Junior Drama Club (K – II)

    JS Mandarin (I – III)

    Grade III Carpentry (III)

    MS Mandarin (IV – VI) 

    Minecraft (IV – VI)

    Comic Creations (IV - VI)

Last LAP (4:45 - 5:30), January 4 - March 10

List of 4 items.

  • Monday

    Last LAP
  • Tuesday

    Last LAP
  • Wednesday

    Last LAP
  • Thursday

    Last LAP

LAP does NOT meet on:

*Monday, January 17, MLK, Jr. Day
*Monday, February 21, and Tuesday, February 22, 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!”