When the school day ends, many Bridge School students continue their enrichment without leaving school grounds. Our after-school program, Bridge Bananas, is a big hit with students and parents alike for providing an active, fun and safe learning experience until 5:30 every weekday. The program takes full advantage of the entire Bridge facility, with activities occurring on the fields, skating rink and playgrounds, in the gym and computer lab, and in the Bananas’ dedicated area, which includes a workshop for building things and the Barncats Theater, a performance space for the students.
Run by Dave Majzler, also an enrichment coordinator at the school, Bananas serves as an extension of the school day – in a structured but more relaxed environment. Serving 10-15 students per day, Dave is joined by Claire Getz, who has been working at Banana’s for the past three years, and at times by parent volunteers.
Bridge Bananas runs from 2:45-5:30 each full day of school.
Each day offers a variety of choice time, regular group activities, and special group activities. Each afternoon starts as a group with snack, then outside time. During inclement weather the gym will be used for physical activities. Following outside time will be kids’ choice time offering art and crafts, quiet time for board games, reading, story time, and indoor play. Some weeks will focus on special group projects. Each day ends with clean up time.
Bridge Bananas is now open to non-Bridge students with limited slots available. For application information, please complete our enrollment inquiry form.