"The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence."
- Maria Montessori
Montessori Afternoons Plus (MAP)
MAP General Care and Enrichment Classes
General after-school programming will include games, arts, outdoor play, snacks, special classes, homework supervision, and just plain having fun!
In addition, we are excited to announce that we are safely bringing back additional enrichment classes to augment the after-school program in February. Stay tuned for more information coming in January.
Students Eligible and Cohorting
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only BHMS students that are currently enrolled in Full Day Preschool (including Kindergarten), Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary programs will be eligible to enroll in MAP. Students from outside BHMS will not be accepted. Students will remain with their program cohorts in the after school program i.e. Preschool students will be separate from Lower Elementary, Lower Elementary from Upper Elementary, etc.
MAP will run from 3:00-6:00pm, Monday through Friday, except for days with a half-day dismissal and on weekdays when school is closed or on break. There will be no MAP or childcare offered for parent-teacher conference days or on staff professional development days.
Cost of MAP
So that we can maintain consistent student groupings with dedicated MAP staff, as well as preserve the integrity of our COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures, MAP will be priced and billed differently than it has been in the past. This year, the program will be priced at a per semester cost, five days a week, with a choice of two or three-hour blocks. For the convenience of families, MAP will be billed through each student’s Smart Tuition account.
The cost of MAP for the spring semester (Tuesday, January 4 - Thursday, June 9) is as follows:
Plan A) 2-Hour MAP Session (3:00pm - 5:00pm) = $2,925
Plan B) 3-Hour MAP Session (3:00pm - 6:00pm) = $4,325
For those families who need occasional or emergency care, limited drop-in spots will be available daily, on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations will be required. You will need to call Alex DiBuono at the front desk at (718) 858-5100 by 11:00am to ensure there is space for that afternoon. The cost of MAP Drop-In is as follows:
$20 per hour
2-Hour MAP Session (3:00pm-5:00pm)= $40 per day
3-Hour MAP Session (3:00pm - 6:00pm) = $60 per day
Late Pickup Fee - $30 per 15 minute increment
Registering for MAP
If you are interested in registering your student for MAP, please complete this form.
Reach out to MAP Coordinator, Michele Seelinger.