B.A.S.E. Course Catalog (Winter 2023)

B.A.S.E. (Brunswick After School Experience) is our in-house after-school program, which consists of Encore enrichment activities as well as an Extended Day group. In addition to offering enriching after-school clubs, the primary goal of B.A.S.E. is to provide safe childcare for children of working parents or families in need of care beyond the traditional school day. 
 
  • The Winter term of B.A.S.E. begins the week of January 3, and ends the week of March 6. 

  • Encore activities meet once per week (Monday-Thursday) and are structured enrichment activities run by Brunswick teachers or outside experts, offered at grade levels PK-K, Grades 1-2, and Grades 3-4. Registration for all B.A.S.E. programs takes place in the fall, winter, and spring so families have the chance to adjust their schedule each term. Any outside instructors go through background checks, are required to be vaccinated, and will follow all school COVID-related policies.

  • The Encore schedule for each grade, Monday-Thursday, is as follows (unless otherwise noted in description):
    • PK-K: 3-3:45 p.m.
    • Grades 1-2: 3:35-4:20 p.m.
    • Grades 3-4: 3:45-4:30 p.m.

  • Each Encore activity has a minimum number of sign-ups required to run. Most Encore activities have an enrollment capacity, and we will do our best to ensure that all students can participate in an activity that they are interested in at least once throughout the year. Registrations may not always be first come, first served.

  • The Extended Day program is offered daily as an opportunity for boys in PK-Grade 4 to enjoy our facilities and resources and spend time in an unstructured, but supervised environment at the conclusion of the formal school day. Please consider that space may be limited in the Extended Day program, especially during the winter months, and priority may be given to families with no alternate pickup options. 

  • Extended Day pick-up times are 3:45 p.m. (PS only), 4:30 p.m., or 5:30 p.m. (you may pick up your son at any time before your registered pick-up time). You may add Extended Day on top of an Encore activity if you need a later pick-up. You will not be charged for Extended Day during the time your son is in an Encore activity.

  • Pick-up for most B.A.S.E. activities (Encore and Extended Day) is at the Pre School building (unless otherwise noted in description). Please do not line up in the pick-up line early. You may park and wait in other areas of campus besides the pick-up line. There are many events happening on campus and the front of the buildings cannot be blocked to traffic. For example, if you are picking up for grades 3 & 4 early, you will delay and congest the dismissal for grades 1 & 2.

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    Counseling Services, Pre, Lower, and Middle School; After School Program Director

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Move those Muscles! Part 2 (PK-K, 3-3:45p), $175
Legos, mazes, kinetic sand, putty... Join us each week as we strengthen our small motor skills through fun activities and crafts. Let's move those muscles! *If you were a part of this club in the fall, please note that different activities will be offered this time! Instructor: Kristen Ingarra

Storybook STEAM (PK-K, 3-3:45p), $175
Storybook STEAM is an exciting mix of literature and STEAM for PreK and Kindergarteners. After reading the story, students will identify a problem and engineer a solution to that problem using the engineering design process. Materials used may range from LEGOs to straws to paper and even their own hands!  Instructor: Taylor Jones

Art Club (Grades 1-2, 3:35-4:20p), $175
Do you like to make art? Would you like to learn about new artists? Do you like to get messy? If so, this club is for you! Come join Ms. Amussen for some creative fun in the art room!  Instructor: Kim Amussen

Chess 1/2 (Grades 1-2, 3:35-4:25p), $175
Chess has been a beloved club for years in our Pre and Lower School and we are thrilled to bring National Scholastic Chess Foundation back to campus. If you love games of strategy, then Chess Club is for you. Beginners and experienced players are welcomed! Instructor: National Scholastic Chess Foundation

Chess 3/4 (Grades 3-4, 3:40-4:25p), $175
Chess has been a beloved club for years in our Pre and Lower School and we are thrilled to bring National Scholastic Chess Foundation back to campus. If you love games of strategy, then Chess Club is for you. Beginners and experienced players are welcomed! Instructor: National Scholastic Chess Foundation

Drones (Grades 3-4, 3:45-4:30p), $175
Have you always wanted to learn to fly? Want to try loops and fly through challenging courses? How about improving your coding skills? You’ll do all three and have fun with Mr. Coupe in our after-school Drone Club.  Instructor: Tim Coupe

Extended Day Monday
3:45p (PK-K, 3-3:45p), $140

4:30p (PK-4, 3-4:30p), $280
5:30p (PK-4, 3-5:30p), $420
Extended Day is a supervised, unstructured program at the end of the school day that is an opportunity for the boys to participate in free play, arts & crafts, homework help, puzzles and games, and much more while providing families in need with additional coverage beyond the school day. Due to space restrictions, please consider that the capacity of Extended Day is limited and, if necessary, priority will be given to those families with no alternate childcare. You will not be “double charged” if you are adding Extended Day to an Encore activity. Price shown is for PK/K. Extended Day charges will be adjusted before posting if necessary, based on grade-level and participation in Encore activity. Instructor: Rejina Pirtle

Tuesdays

Chess PK/K (PK-K, 3-3:45p), $250
Chess has been a beloved club for years in our Pre and Lower School and we are thrilled to bring National Scholastic Chess Foundation back to campus. If you love games of strategy, then Chess Club is for you, even if you are just beginning! Instructor: National Scholastic Chess Foundation

Fun with Textures! (PK-K, 3-3:45p), $250
Does your son like getting messy and doing hands-on activities? Then he may enjoy the Fun with Textures club. In this club, preschoolers will get to have some tactile fun. We make and explore things that are gooey, slimy, sticky, or other sensations (and get some fine motor practice as a result!). Instructor: Dani Clarke

Lego Robotics 1/2 (Grades 1-2, 3:35-4:20p), $250
Come learn the fundamentals of engineering and computational thinking with Lego robotics with our Middle School Media Specialist! Each class explores the fundamentals of engineering through a real-world problem, learns to design and code, and creates unique solutions made with LEGO® bricks and powered by LEGO® WeDo 2.0 set. Instructor: Audrey Onsdorff

Lego Robotics 3/4 (Grades 3-4, 3:45-4:30p), $250
This isn't your typical robotics or science club, as we truly embrace fun and creativity as much as learning. Using motors, sensors and a programmable brain, you can make your model do almost anything. Instructor: Tim Coupe

Homework Help (Grades 3-4, 3:45-4:30p), $250
Sign up for our Homework Help activity on Tuesday afternoons and get your week started off on the right foot! We will organize our binders, review assignments, prepare for tests and quizzes as well as get our homework done in this club designed to help keep you organized and on track. Pickup for the Homework Help activity is at the Lower School. Instructor: Samantha Oceguera

Extended Day Tuesday
3:45p (PK-K, 3-3:45p), $200

4:30p (PK-Grade 4, 3-4:30p), $400
5:30p (PK-Grade 4, 3-5:30p), $600
Extended Day is a supervised, unstructured program at the end of the school day that is an opportunity for the boys to participate in free play, arts & crafts, homework help, puzzles and games, and much more while providing families in need with additional coverage beyond the school day. Due to space restrictions, please consider that the capacity of Extended Day is limited and, if necessary, priority will be given to those families with no alternate childcare. You will not be “double charged” if you are adding Extended Day to an Encore activity. Price shown is for PK/K. Extended Day charges will be adjusted before posting if necessary, based on grade-level and participation in Encore activity. Instructor: Rejina Pirtle

Wednesdays

Broadway Bruins (PK-K, 3-3:45p), $250
Calling all actors! Broadway Bruins incorporates all aspects of putting on a show! From theater games to costume and set design, your son will enjoy being part of the cast and crew!  Instructor: Deb Schwartz

Dino Discovery (PK-K, 3-3:45p), $250
Calling all paleontologists! If you love studying dinosaurs then this is the club for you! Join us each week as we learn about these prehistoric animals and engage in hands-on crafts and activities. Instructor: Kristen Ingarra

Game Club (PK-K, 3-3:45p), $250
Does your child like playing games? This is the perfect club for that. In this club we will explore games including: memory, go fish, uno, charades, bingo, and so much more! Instructor: Tierney Minion

Kempo Karate at BASE 1/2 (Grades 1-2, 3:35-4:35p), $275
Kempo Karate is an excellent activity to start at an early age, and moreover the martial arts help to develop self-confidence, focus, discipline, respect and benevolence for others. In a fun and controlled environment students will build motor skills by learning a series of punches, kicks and blocks. Throughout the course important character building lessons are incorporated. Our pre-school/kindergarten classes focus on developing gross motor skills and self-control, whereas classes with older children emphasize fine motor skills, balance, strength, conditioning and mastery of oneself. Participants will have no physical contact during the session. Students should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. All new students will receive a white Karate belt at start of program. Throughout the course of the program, all eligible students will be invited to earn their next colored belt at a belt rank testing. This activity is 60-minutes and has a pickup time of 4:35p. Instructor: Greenwich Kempo

iPad Movie Making and Photography (Grades 1-2, 3:35-4:20p), $250
Learn beginner movie-making and photography basics while creating fun videos and images using props such as legos, people, and other objects. Furthermore, learn iPad skills and techniques to edit your creations! Instructor: Audrey Onsdorff

Italian Club (Grades 3-4, 3:45-4:30p), $225
Italian club will offer students a learning experience that focuses on language, food and culture. Students will explore the many regions of Italy, engage with beautiful art and architecture and of course make and eat a delicious Italian dishes. The club will teach students a beginner italian vocabulary and give them the tools to introduce themselves, order their favorite italian dishes, and ask essential questions.  Instructor: Lucy Noel

Shop 3/4 (Grades 3-4, 3:45-4:30p), $275
Do you like working with your hands? Using tools to create and build? Interested in whittling and tinkering? If you are, join us for Shop class and learn how to use hand tools and build some cool stuff! Price includes $25 materials fee. Instructor: Tim Coupe

Donuts & Books (Grades 3-4, 3:45-4:30p), $250
Join us in the PS library for a fun and engaging book club this winter. As a group we will select our novel from 3 pre-approved choices. Donuts will be provided each week. Book clubs build community, friendships and a love of reading. We hope your son will join us! Instructor: Beth Barsanti

Extended Day Wednesday
3:45p (PK-K, 3-3:45p), $200

4:30p (PK-Grade 4, 3-4:30p), $400
5:30p (PK-Grade 4, 3-5:30p), $600
Extended Day is a supervised, unstructured program at the end of the school day that is an opportunity for the boys to participate in free play, arts & crafts, homework help, puzzles and games, and much more while providing families in need with additional coverage beyond the school day. Due to space restrictions, please consider that the capacity of Extended Day is limited and, if necessary, priority will be given to those families with no alternate childcare. You will not be “double charged” if you are adding Extended Day to an Encore activity. Price shown is for PK/K. Extended Day charges will be adjusted before posting if necessary, based on grade-level and participation in Encore activity. Instructor: Rejina Pirtle

Thursdays

Art Club (PK-K, 3-3:45p), $225
In our class we will explore different artists and the techniques they used in their works. We will develop new skills and talents while designing unique creations drawing inspiration from storybooks, Seasons, Holidays, and Nature. Exploring many different ways to create, getting our hands into lots of different mediums: Paint, Clay, Collage, Pastel & more to create special & unique works of art!  Instructor: Taylor Jones

Kempo Karate at BASE PK/K (PK-K, 3:00-3:45p), $225
Kempo Karate is an excellent activity to start at an early age, and moreover the martial arts help to develop self-confidence, focus, discipline, respect and benevolence for others. In a fun and controlled environment students will build motor skills by learning a series of punches, kicks and blocks. Throughout the course important character building lessons are incorporated. Our pre-school/kindergarten classes focus on developing gross motor skills and self-control, whereas classes with older children emphasize fine motor skills, balance, strength, conditioning and mastery of oneself. Participants will have no physical contact during the session. Students should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. All new students will receive a white Karate belt at start of program. Throughout the course of the program, all eligible students will be invited to earn their next colored belt at a belt rank testing. Instructor: Greenwich Kempo

Shop 1/2 (Grades 1-2, 3:35-4:20p), $250
Do you like working with your hands? Using tools to create and build? Interested in whittling and tinkering? If you are, join us for Shop class and learn how to use hand tools and build some cool stuff! Price includes $25 materials fee. Instructor: Tim Coupe

Kempo Karate at BASE 3/4 (Grades 3-4, 3:45-4:45p), $250
Kempo Karate is an excellent activity to start at an early age, and moreover the martial arts help to develop self-confidence, focus, discipline, respect and benevolence for others. In a fun and controlled environment students will build motor skills by learning a series of punches, kicks and blocks. Throughout the course important character building lessons are incorporated. Our pre-school/kindergarten classes focus on developing gross motor skills and self-control, whereas classes with older children emphasize fine motor skills, balance, strength, conditioning and mastery of oneself. Participants will have no physical contact during the session. Students should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. All new students will receive a white Karate belt at start of program. Throughout the course of the program, all eligible students will be invited to earn their next colored belt at a belt rank testing. This activity is 60-minutes and has a pickup time of 4:45p. Instructor: Greenwich Kempo

Extended Day Thursday
3:45p (PK-K, 3-3:45p), $180

4:30p (PK-Grade 4, 3-4:30p), $360
5:30p (PK-Grade 4, 3-5:30p), $540
Extended Day is a supervised, unstructured program at the end of the school day that is an opportunity for the boys to participate in free play, arts & crafts, homework help, puzzles and games, and much more while providing families in need with additional coverage beyond the school day. Due to space restrictions, please consider that the capacity of Extended Day is limited and, if necessary, priority will be given to those families with no alternate childcare. You will not be “double charged” if you are adding Extended Day to an Encore activity. Price shown is for PK/K. Extended Day charges will be adjusted before posting if necessary, based on grade-level and participation in Encore activity. Instructor: Rejina Pirtle

Fridays

Extended Day Friday
1:30p (PK-Grade 4, 12-1:30p), $180
3:30p (PK-Grade 4, 12-3:30p), $540
Extended Day is a supervised, unstructured program at the end of the school day that is an opportunity for the boys to participate in free play, arts & crafts, homework help, puzzles and games, and much more while providing families in need with additional coverage. Due to space restrictions, especially during the winter term, please consider that the capacity for Extended Day is limited and, if necessary, priority will be given to those families with no alternate childcare. Instructor: Rejina Pirtle

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    Office: 203.625.5856

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    Office: 203.485.3670
  • Middle School
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    Office: 203.242.1202

    Pre School
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    Office: 203.485.3652

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