Program FAQs

What happens if one of the K-5 classes is cancelled?
When a class is cancelled due to instructor illness or some other type of emergency, we invite students enrolled in that class to join a different activity. No credits or refunds will be issued under these circumstances.
If my child misses any afterschool days or classes, will we get a credit? 
We are unable to issue credits or refunds if a child fails to attend a scheduled day or class.
Do I need to notify the Afterschool Office if my child is going to miss afterschool day(s)? 
Yes. Please notify your child’s PS 3 teacher and the afterschool office as well.
My work schedule has changed this week. Can my child attend PS 3 ’til 6 on different Weekdays this week only?
Program staff are hired based on season enrollment so changing Weekdays is not an option. 
Can I register for an Occasional day?
Yes, Drop In enrollment is  available for all grades, PreK-5.
Do you offer a discount for families who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch?
Yes, there is a 30% discounted rate available.
Can I apply for the discounted rate if my family is experiencing an emergency?
Yes, please email details to our office.
Do you offer any other incentives?
Yes, early bird rates and other discounts/incentives are available throughout the year.

How long has PS 3 ‘til 6 been operating its afterschool program?
Our program was founded by a group of PS 3 parents in the 1980s, and has been running continuously since then. Visit this page to learn more about the history of PS 3 ’til 6 and its deep roots in the community.
Why does PS 3 ‘til 6 charge tuition fees?
Our program receives no funding from the city or the state. It relies on tuition fees to cover operational costs.
Is there a FREE afterschool program nearby?
Yes, there is a Beacon program – just two blocks from PS 3 – which is fully subsidized by NYC. Their afterschool program is offered free-of-charge and has no financial-based eligibility requirements. Beacon staff pick up students from PS 3 when the school dismisses and walk over together thus ensuring a seamless transition from school to afterschool. The program runs inside City-as-School which is located at 16 Clarkson Street. For more information, please contact their program director, Lynnette Bermudez:
• New York Edge Beacon Program
• Phone: 212-337-6882
• Address: City As School,16 Clarkson St, New York, NY 10014