Category Archives: After School

iCode of Wellesley STEAM: Free Back-to-School Classes, Aug. 14 & 18

iCode will offer two free, back-to-school, trial classes of its fall after-school STEAM program on August 14 & 18, at 73 Central Street in Wellesley. Space is limited. Register here. For more information, call 781-291-3131.

CSRecitations: Registration for Fall Computer Science Programs

At CSRecititations in Natick (4 Mechanic Street, Suite 102), enrollment is now open for fall computer-science programs:

Empow Studios: Register for Fall Programs (Discount Available)

Empow Studios in Newton and Lexington is now registering students for its fall programs, including:

  • Classes:  LEGO Robotics, Math through Scratch, Python Coding, AI & Ethics (new), and Intro to AR/VR: Creating Your First Experience (in Newton only)
  • Clubs:  STEM After School, Video Game Design, and Girls STEAM

Register by August 15 and use discount code B2S2019 to save $20 (one discount per household).

Auburndale Community Library: STEM is for Everyone! Math and Science is Fun!

The Auburndale Community Library is offering a course called
STEM is for Everyone! Math and Science is Fun! on Mondays, 6:30PM-7:30PM. It’s for students in ages 6-8 (accompanied by an adult), and it’s taught by a 7-year-old with her parents’ help. It’s filled with addition and subtraction games, as well as science experiments. Space is limited. Please register by emailing

Empow Studios: Open House, June 8

Empow Studios will hold an Open House for its STEM Camp and After-School Club on June 8, 3:30-5:30PM at its Newton location (180 Needham Street). Design, engineering, and coding activities will include Scratch programming, video-game design software, stop-motion and digital animation, digital architecture design, programming EV3 robots, painting with augmented reality, and touring the International Space Station via virtual reality

Innovation Institute: A STEM Gem in Newtonville

The Innovation Institute (TI2) offers summer and school-year STEM programs that are engaging, challenging, and — yes — joyful for Grades K-12. Classes are small and led by scientists and engineers who are committed to TTI2‘s inquiry-based, hands-on, student-focused approach to teaching and learning. Its curriculum is focused on developing critical and creative thinking, drawing on research in STEM education and cognitive development while remaining complementary with curricula of schools in the greater Boston area. Limited needs-based financial assistance is available. TTI2 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and welcomes contributions to further its ability to offer this assistance and extend its reach in underserved communities.

  • The summer program has 18 courses of 1 or 2 weeks each, June 15 through August 28; new sections have been added, and some spaces remain available. Enroll here.
  • The 2019-2020 school-year program has 30 courses available in each of three trimesters, September 11 through June 13. Enroll here now to lock in current-year prices.

New Programs at Empow Studios

Empow Studios is launching two advanced STEM programs this spring:

  • Video Game Development Team:  For teens to collaborate on a single, focused video-game project. Saturdays, 10:30AM- 2PM, April 27-June15.
  • Competitive Robotics:  For  Grades 5-8 to immerse themselves in a friendly, pre-competitive training environment aligned with two worldwide robotics competitions – FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and World Robot Olympiad. Mondays, 4-6PM, April 29-June 17.

Empow Studios: Register for AR/VR Summer Camp & Next Year’s After School Club

Empow Studios STEM Enrichment Center in Newton has opened registration for:

  • Summer AR/VR Camp: Summer camps focused on virtual reality and augmented reality for ages 12-17, in two-week sessions: July 22-August 2 and August 19-30.
  • STEM After School Club: For the 2019-20 school year, the new curriculum includes Augmented & Virtual Reality, teaching math through technology, a new electronics track, and a bigger focus on collaboration and group projects.

iCode STEAM Programs Opening in Wellesley in June

iCode will open its STEAM programs in its Wellesley location (73 Central Street) starting in June. These will include after-school programs and summer programs in Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Digital Arts, 3D printing, Game Design and Development, Mobile App Development, and Electronics. For more information, or to enroll in summer programs, contact the Campus Director, Pam Peck, at 781-291-3131 or

Makers’ Corner: Vacation and After-School Programs for Grades 6-8

The Makers’ Corner for Grades 6-8, located at Underwood School, has announced February Vacation activities, for which students may sign up by individual days: Woodworking (February 19), glassblowing (February 20), and making a mock newscast at NewTV (February 21). In addition, the Makers’ Corner has announced Early Spring Clubs starting in the first week of March.