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.



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.  Boys should be picked up in the kindergarten classrooms.  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 lobby for dismissal.  Boys participating in Last LAP will be picked up in the lobby 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 lobby after their LAP activity is dismissed.  Last LAP will run every day there is LAP.


Danny Silver
(212) 289-2878 ext. 347


Registration for Fall 2019 is now open.


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, 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, 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.

FALL 2019 CALENDAR (please refer to online registration page for full descriptions)

List of 4 items.

  • Monday

    Intro. to Chess (K)
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Game Society (K - II)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

    Chess (K - IV)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
    Super Chefs (III - IV)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
    Marvelous Mondays (IV - VI)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
    Baseball (IV - VI)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
    Last LAP (All Grades)
    4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday

    Artistic Rotation Workshop (K)
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    PreRobotics (K)
    *2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    Crafternoon Club (K - III)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

    Soccer (K - IV)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
    Junior School Minecraft (II - III)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
    Drama Club (III - VI)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m. 

    Last LAP (All Grades)
    4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday

    Little Leaders Club (K)
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Huddle Up Football (K)
    (7 sessions ending 11/6)
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    K-Club (K)
    (last 5 weeks)
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Baseball (K - III)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.  

    Basketball (K - IV)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

    Spanish with Mi Manzana (I - IV)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
    Wonderful Wednesdays (IV - VI)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m. 
    Middle/Upper School Fencing & Fitness Club (IV - IX)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
    Basketball (V - IX)
    *4:45 - 6:00 p.m.
    Last LAP (All Grades)
    4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday

    Kindergarten Mandarin (K)
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Mad Science (K)
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Junior Drama Club (K - II)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

    Flag Football (K - IV)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

    Junior School Mandarin (I - III)
    *3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Middle School Mandarin (IV - VI)
    *3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    Middle School Minecraft / Robotics (IV - VI)
    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

    Last LAP (All Grades)
    4:45 - 5:30 p.m.

LAP does NOT meet on:

*Kindergarten boys will start LAP the week of Monday, September 16
*There is no LAP on Monday, September 30 (Rosh Hashanah)
*There is no LAP on Wednesday, October 9 (Yom Kippur)
*There is no LAP on Monday, October 14 (Columbus Day)
*There is no LAP on Wednesday, November 27, and Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
*There is no LAP on Thursday, December 19 (Christmas Carols)

— 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!”