B.A.S.E. Course Catalog (Fall 2022)

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. 
 
    • Our Encore activities begin the week of September 19 and end the week of December 12. Clubs 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:
          • 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 begins on the first day of school, September 6, and 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.

    • 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 (pick-up for Nature Days, all Shop classes, Lego Robotics 3/4, and HW Help Club is at the Lower School). 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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    Joey Zannino 

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

Mondays

Move those Muscles! (PK-K, 3p-3:45p), $275
Activities like Lite-Brite, Play-Doh, and Operation are not only fun, but they strengthen our small motor skills! Join us each week as we use these materials and many others to build muscles in our hands. We will also be practicing our self-help skills like zipping, lacing, and opening containers. Let's move those muscles!

Nature Days (PK-K, 3p-3:45p), $275
Nature Days will take place in the outdoors classroom on the grounds of Brunswick rain or shine. After gearing up, the children will head off to the outdoor classroom for a time of playing in nature. Although there is a lesson planned for the time along with stories, music and games, there will also be time provided for children to play. With nature play, there is an element of risk involved. Risk taking allows children to challenge themselves, work cooperatively with one another and problem solve. The hope of the afternoon is that the children will experience the joy of spending time in nature and leave with a connection to the land.

Red Ball Club 1/2 (Grades 1-2, 3:35p-4:20p), $275
When you give a group of students a red ball, the possibilities are endless! Each week we will participate in different games and boys will have an opportunity to compete in both team and individual games. Not only will we learn new games, skills, and techniques, but we will also be working on team-building and sportsmanship while having fun. Weekly games may include kickball, wall ball, four square, and more!

Chess 1/2 (Grades 1-2, 3:35p-4:20p), $275
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!

Chess 3/4 (Grades 3-4, 3:45p-4:30p), $275
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!

Drones (Grades 3-4, 3:45p-4:30p), $275
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.

Extended Day (PK-K, 3p-3:45p), $240
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 and B.A.S.E. Encore enrichment activities. Due to space restrictions, please consider that space in Extended Day is limited and if necessary priority will be given to those families with no alternate childcare. Please note the 3:45p pickup is for boys in PK/K only.

Extended Day Monday
4:30p (PK-4, 3p-4:30p), $480
5:30p (PK-Grade4, 3p-5:30p), $720

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 and B.A.S.E. Encore enrichment activities. Due to space restrictions, please consider that space in 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.

Tuesdays

Chess PK/K (PK-K, 3p-3:45p), $325
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!

Duplo Engineering (PK-K, 3p-3:45p), $325
Duplo Engineering builds on every child’s natural curiosity and desire to create, explore, and investigate the world of early science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through creative play. With every trip to Duplo Engineering, children grow their understanding of gears, motion, measurement, and solving problems together in a fun and engaging way.

Red Ball Club PK/K (PK-K, 3p-3:45p), $325
When you give a group of students a red ball, the possibilities are endless! Each week we will participate in different games and boys will have an opportunity to compete in both team and inidividual games. Not only will we learn new games, skills, and techniques, but we will also be working on teambuilding and sportsmanship while having fun. Weekly games may include kickball, wall ball, four square, and more!

Lego Robotics 1/2 (Grades 1-2, 3:35p-4:20p), $325
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.

Shop 1/2 (Grades 1-2, 3:35p-4:20p), $350
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.

Homework Help (Grades 3-4, 3:45p-4:30p), $325
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.

After School Clay 3/4 (Grades 3-4, 3:45p-4:30p), $275
Artists will experience the magic of turning soft, mushy clay into beautiful ceramics sculptures that get cooked at almost 2000 degrees with one of our Upper School Art teachers! Some classes will be dedicated glazing days to paint our wonderful creations and all projects will go home by term’s end.

Extended Day Tuesday 3:45p (PK-K, 3p-3:45p), $300
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 and B.A.S.E. Encore enrichment activities. Due to space restrictions, please consider that space in Extended Day is limited and if necessary priority will be given to those families with no alternate childcare. Please note the 3:45p pickup is for boys in PK/K only.

Extended Day Tuesday
4:30p (PK-Grade 4, 3p-4:30p), $600

5:30p (PK-Grade 4, 3p-5:30p), $900
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 and B.A.S.E. Encore enrichment activities. Due to space restrictions, please consider that space in 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.

Wednesdays

Super Science! (PK-K, 3p-3:45p), $275
Calling all scientists! Bring your sense of curiosity each week as we explore and experiment with the world around us. Topics will include 5 senses, volcanos, and seasonal themes. It is going to be a blast!

Young Wick Architects (PK-K, 3p-3:45p), $275
Is your son interested in building structures with all different materials? Then this is the club for them! In this club we will explore how to build different structures (houses, skyscrapers, bridges, etc.) with different types of materials (blue blocks, Magna-Tiles, blocks, Duplos, etc.). Students will be given challenges/tasks of what to build and different requirements to be met within their structures. Looking forward to watching these young architects in action!

Soccer Shots at 'Wick! (Grades 1-2, 3:35p-4:20p), $275
Soccer Shots is an intro to soccer enrichment program with a focus on character development. We teach the fundamentals of the game of soccer through new skills, character words, fun games, and scrimmaging. Our curriculum aligns with the Early Education Standards in the state of Connecticut and is designed to meet each child where they are developmentally based on their age bracket. Join us on Soccer Island, where we learn a lot and have fun doing it!

Stop Motion Animation (Grades 1-2, 3:35p-4:20p), $275
Come learn the basic skills to create your very own of stop-motion animated film with our Middle School Media Specialist! You will envision your story, map out a storyboard and write a script. Next, you will learn basic software skills while filming your story. Finally, basic editing techniques will be applied to your film to give it its very own finishing touches.

Kempo Karate at BASE 1/2 (Grades 1-2, 3:35p-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, hosted at the Greenwich Kempo dojo. Please note this activity is 60-minutes and has a pickup time of 4:35p.

Shop 3/4 (Grades 3-4, 3:45p-4:30p), $300
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.

Extended Day Wednesday 3:45p (PK-K, 3p-3:45p), $260
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 and B.A.S.E. Encore enrichment activities. Due to space restrictions, please consider that space in Extended Day is limited and if necessary priority will be given to those families with no alternate childcare. Please note the 3:45p pickup is for boys in PK/K only.

Extended Day Wednesday
4:30p (PK-Grade 4, 3p-4:30p), $520

5:30p (PK-Grade 4, 3p-5:30p), $780
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 and B.A.S.E. Encore enrichment activities. Due to space restrictions, please consider that space in 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.

Thursdays

Art Club (PK-K, 3p-3:45p), $300
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!

Kempo Karate at BASE PK/K (PK-K, 3p-3:45p), $300
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, hosted at the Greenwich Kempo dojo.

Kempo Karate at BASE 3/4 (Grades 3-4, 3:45p-4:30p), $300
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, hosted at the Greenwich Kempo dojo.

Audubon Club (Grades 1-2, 3:35p-4:20p), $300
The Audubon Club engages students through activities that identify plant, animal, and habitat relationships right on our campus! Led by an Audubon Naturalist and Educator, boys will also learn about biodiversity in our region.

After School Clay 1/2 (Grades 1-2, 3:35p-4:20p), $275
Artists will explore all the amazing features of clay by rolling, pinching and building incredible and imaginative sculptures with one of our Upper School Art teachers! Some classes will be dedicated glaze days and all projects will be fired and returned by term’s end.

Lego Robotics 3/4 (Grades 3-4, 3:45p-4:30p), $300
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.

Extended Day Thursday 3:45p (PK-K, 3p-3:45p), $280
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 and B.A.S.E. Encore enrichment activities. Due to space restrictions, please consider that space in Extended Day is limited and if necessary priority will be given to those families with no alternate childcare. Please note the 3:45p pickup is for boys in PK/K only.

Extended Day Thursday
4:30p (PK-Grade 4, 3p-4:30p), $560

5:30p (PK-Grade 4, 3p-5:30p), $840
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 and B.A.S.E. Encore enrichment activities. Due to space restrictions, please consider that space in 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.

Fridays

Extended Day Friday
1:30p (PK-Grade 4, 12p-1:30p), $280

3:30p (PK-Grade 4, 12p-3:30p), $840
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 and B.A.S.E. Encore enrichment activities. Due to space restrictions, please consider that space in Extended Day is limited and if necessary priority will be given to those families with no alternate childcare.

Brunswick School Greenwich, CT

  • Upper School
    100 Maher Avenue
    Office: 203.625.5856

    Lower School
    1252 King Street
    Office: 203.485.3670
  • Middle School
    1275 King Street
    Office: 203.242.1202

    Pre School
    1252 King Street
    Office: 203.485.3652

Main Phone: 203.625.5800
Business: 203.242.1220 
Alumni: 203.242.1223