John A. Bishop School

After School Programs

There are many after school programs offered in the Arlington School systems. Here are a selected list of programs that the Bishop Community frequently attends.

Arlington Boys and Girls Club
The Kids Care Club program at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club is offered to children ages 4.9 to 11 years. The program assist in the development of self-awareness and independent thought, instills a sense of positive self image, provide an environment of social adjustment in a peer group setting, and promotes development of physical skills through activities requiring coordination and motivation.
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Arlington Center for the Arts
The Arlington Center for the Arts extended day afterschool arts program provides quality arts enrichment for kids in grades K-5. Each six-week session offers a fun combination of visual and performing arts (like ceramics, printmaking, African-style drumming, creative movement, drama), with time for play and homework! Sign up for one, two or more days per session. 781-648-6220 for more info. Scholarships available. Parents are encouraged to carpool, and the ACA will help parents connect for transportation.
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Arlington Children's Center
ACC's school age programs provide a safe, consistent, and fun environment for children in grades 1 through 5. Children have a wide range of activities to choose from. The children are encouraged to organize games, play cooperatively, and resolve conflicts just as they would in their own neighborhoods.
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Bright Start at the Bishop School
Bright Start After School is associated with the Arlington Bishop School and is available to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Children enjoy the advantages of special attention in a stimulating environment. Bright Start is designed to enhance a child's self-image, introduce them to new interest areas, build their communication skills, provide experienced guidance and support, and appeal to their natural curiosity and creativity.
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Fidelity House
Fidelity House is a non-profit community center that offers after school care to children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The School Age Child Care Program provides an environment which encourages the development of greater self-esteem and improves the skills of cooperation, sharing and independence.
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