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Grammar School

Grammar School Sunrise to Sunset

At CGPS, students take advantage of the School’s incredible facilities and faculty — not just during school hours but literally from sunrise to sunset. Our before- and after-school programming options are truly unique in the New York City school landscape in that many of them are offered at no additional expense to families who can elect to drop-off as early as early as 7:30 a.m. or pick-up as late as 5:30 p.m. on a day-to-day basis. Many of our programs may be signed up for on a same day basis. This flexibility and optionality is a treasured option for busy families.

Sunrise offerings, After-School Classes and After 3 Social Club make up the constellation of stellar offerings that take your child from the early morning, as early as 7:30 a.m., before the School’s academic day begins and continue well after it ends, as late as 5:30 p.m..

Family Breakfast

CGPS is truly a family school, which is on joyful display every day at breakfast in our Grammar School! This long-time CGPS tradition offers an easy transition into the classroom for our younger students and promotes a warm community environment for parents and caregivers. Children in Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten have family breakfast in their familiar Brownstone Cafeterias. Parents can join their children for breakfast (and coffee for grown ups!) starting as early as 7:30 a.m. By 7:45 a.m., a teacher joins breakfast to supervise students and help them transition to the classroom. During early arrival, students can enjoy hard-boiled eggs, muffins, yogurt or a variety of cereals and milks. In addition to eating, the children can participate in a selection of activities. All Grammar School students may also go to the 5W Cafeteria with their grownups and enjoy breakfast. 

After-School Classes

Our nearly 40 After-School class offerings range from arts (sewing, jewelry design, ballet) to sports (tennis, karate, soccer, swimming) to chess, science and computer games, all curated to be age-appropriate. Have your child try a class and see if they discover a new passion! After-School classes are offered to Grammar School students Monday through Friday until 4:30 p.m. and offer a chance to try new activities in a familiar, supportive environment.  CGPS After-School classes are also a great place for your child to make friends in other classes and grades. Current parents, please log into the parent portal for more information.

After 3 Social Club

The After 3 Social Club is available to all Grammar School students from dismissal until as late as 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. The goal is unstructured, supervised free time that supports social skills. Parents can register for the Social Club anytime, including the day-of, which is an extraordinary benefit for parents in need of extra coverage or simply a playdate on any given afternoon. Children can spend all afternoon in the Social Club, or come join at the conclusion of their After-School class at 4:30 p.m.