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After-School Programs


PS 6 Sponsored Extracurricular Activities

It's about finding what you are good at, taking an interest to the next level or trying something new. At PS 6 we strive to provide a balance between academic achievement and personal growth.

Aurora Skills is owned and operated by Dawn Young, a former PS6 parent and educational professional with over 25 years of direct experience in creating, staffing and managing after-school programs. Dawn is committed to providing a safe and interesting environment in which the students can explore, learn and build their confidence.  She is most passionate about teaching and learning, through connecting children and their families, with their communities and inspiring them to think about what they could become. The program operates most days of the week at PS6 immediately following dismissal.

Aurora Skills Registration
Contact: Dawn Young
Email: [email protected]
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Little Medical School of Manhattan is an innovative STEAM program that brings medicine, science, and the importance of health to your children ages 4-14 in an entertaining, exciting and fun way! Classes are small, educational and implement hands-on activities in a group learning setting.

At Little Medical School, we believe children need to dream and discover the exciting career opportunities available to them. Through after-school programs, school breaks, birthday parties, in-school field trips, and special events, we are inspiring young minds to consider a career in healthcare. We have partnered with healthcare professionals to develop a curriculum that highlights the various careers within the medical and STEAM field. Children enjoy a real hands-on experience, including suturing, applying first aid, and reading X-rays with real working medical equipment. We are inspiring tomorrow's healthcare providers today in a fun, creative, and engaging way!

Little Medical School of Manhattan
Contact: Dawn Young
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (917) 406 6813

There are also programs that pick students up from PS 6 such as the 92nd Street Y’s NOAR program. In addition, some parents have arranged with organizations to privately pick up their children.

*Please remember that PS 6 does not run any of these programs- these are separate organizations with their own rules, regulations and bylaws.
Coach Michael Poukchanski runs an After School Chess Program for all interested students. This is a fee based program. After School Classes are held on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2:30–4:30 pm, starting mid-September. Kindergarteners groups will start in October and sessions will run from 2:30–4:00 pm. To reserve a spot, please contact Michael Poukchanski, our chess coach.Coach Michael Poukchanski along with the PS 6 PTA facilitates Chess Tournaments open to children throughout NYC.

Chess at PS 6
Email: [email protected]

Pre-Registration for 2018 Fall After School Chess Program for incoming Kindergarteners click here.

Coach Michael Poukchanski along with the PS 6 PTA facilitates Chess Tournaments open to children throughout NYC.

For more information about Chess @ PS 6 and Tournaments, click on the links below:

The longest running program at the school Big Apple has been a staple of PS6 for over 30 years. Big Apple Youth Sports is a 5 day a week athletics program that host classes in a variety of sports for grades K-5. Classes are run by Head Director “Louie” and all classes take place in the PS6 yard or gym.

Sports covered include Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, European Handball, Flag Football, Track and many other activities.

Classes run from school dismissal till 5 PM with convenient pick up between 5 and 6 PM in the PS6 1st floor cafeteria each weekday. Parents have the opportunity to sign up their child for anywhere between 1 class a week to 5 classes a week.

For those registering later in the semester all prices will be pro-rated. For information about the current semester or to find out about our weekend Basketball Leagues.

Big Apple Sports
Contact: Mr. Luis Henriquez
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (212) 987 9865


Open to 3rd-5th grade students - 2:35pm-4:00pm - made possible due to the generosity of the PTA.

Our school chorus provides an opportunity for 3rd – 5th grade students to come together to learn and make beautiful music under the tutelage of our music teacher, Ms. Winograd.

The only requirements for joining the Sidewalk Singers are a love of singing, regular attendance at Thursday after-school rehearsals and participation in performances.

All chorus members are asked to purchase a Sidewalk Singers t-shirt, which costs $8 (scholarships are available).

Consent forms will be distributed in school; extra forms will also be available in Ms. Winograd’s mailbox in the main office. Students must have a signed consent form in order to participate.

Sidewalk Singers meets in the school auditorium on Thursday afternoons from 2:35pm to 4pm. All members will be dismissed outside the 81st Street entrance. Any chorus member enrolled in a paid after school program within the building will not be charged for the Thursday Sidewalk Singer rehearsal time. We warmly welcome parental involvement.

We thank the generosity of the PTA for making this program available to PS 6 students.

Noar is the 92nd Street Y’s afterschool program for elementary-school age children (K through 6th grade). The Noar Program provides transportation from neighborhood schools, including chaperoned bus service from PS 6. Children can attend for as little as one day or as many as five days a week. The program starts at 3 pm and ends at 6 pm each day.

92Y Noar After-School Program
Phone: (212) 415 5624 or (212) 415 5600


Daisies, Brownies & Girl Scouts

Each school year parents have created troops based on interests and the age level of the students. Information will come be sent out in the fall via PS 6 Newsletter for those interested in joining a current troop or creating one.

Girls on the Run teaches life skills through fun, engaging lessons that celebrate the joy of movement as girls meet twice a week for ten weeks. The core of the program is the curriculum, where girls develop social, emotional and psychological skills that will prepare them to feel confident to boldly pursue their dreams and conquer the world.

One of our girls one season said it best: "After I went to Girls on the Run, I realized that life is not about being the best, or having everything your way. Life is about believing in yourself and being yourself no matter what."

Girls on the Run meets at PS 6 in the mornings and hosts two teams, with one team meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00am-8:15am and the other team meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00am-8:15am. Students are dismissed directly to their class.

Please note that the registration will be held via lottery. Program registration fee assistance (program scholarship) is available by applying online at

Girls on the run NYC
Contact: 42 Broadway, Suite 1827-35 NYC 10004
Phone: (212) 401 6377

Yorkville Youth Athletic Association
YYAA sponsors many weekend programs at PS 6.