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Wildarts provides arts education programs to New York City students after school and in day camps to promote positive youth development in areas of self-confidence, problem-solving and creative expression. Our programs are currently available at PS 163 Alfred E. Smith School in the Upper West Side.

You're Invited!

On Friday, January 21st from 4PM-5PM Pre-K and Kindergarten Wild Ones can join us for a Royal gathering with snacks, dancing, and songs from Encanto and other Disney favorites!


COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Update:

Dear Wildarts Families,

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for children ages 5-11 to participate in certain private-sector based extra-curricular activities indoors beginning December 14, 2021. The activities initially included Sports, Band, Orchestra and Dance. Today, the city issued expanded guidance on the mandate which includes indoor dining in cafeterias, indoor play areas, as well as many other activities and locations. With this new guidance, the entire Wildarts program is subject to the mandate.

We are in talks with the Department of Health OCFS and the PS 163 administration about how to best adhere to the city mandate. We will let you know how our plan evolves.

In the meantime, Wildarts will begin collecting proof of COVID-19 vaccination for our participants. Families can provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations two ways starting today:

1. You may fill out a form and upload proof of your child's COVID-19 vaccine online here, or by clicking the button below.

2. You may provide proof of your child's COVID-19 vaccine to Wildarts staff at the green dismissal table.

Until we settle on a plan with the Department of Health and the Office of Children and Family Services which oversees our program, we will continue to provide services to enrolled children.

The mandate released today also indicated that partial vaccination (one shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) was required to participate in these activities for now, but starting January 28th, 2022, children would need to be fully vaccinated (two doses of Pfizer/Moderna or one dose of Johnson and Johnson). We urge families to speak with their pediatricians and form a plan to be vaccinated.

I have included a link to the Key to NYC webpage with the expanded guidance as well as the December 6th press release below.

As always, if you have questions, please drop us a line. You can reach us at info@wildartsnyc.org or (646)389-6508.

See you in Afterschool!

The Wildarts Team

Come Boogie With Us!

Join us in the backyard amphitheater at PS 163 for our annual Winter Showcase. Our dancers have been working hard, and we'd love to show you our moves!

Pre-K and Kindergarten perform on Wednesday Dec. 15th at 4PM

1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades* perform on Thursday, December 16th at 4PM

4th and 5th Grades* perform on Friday, December 17th at 4PM.

*Advanced Dancers will perform on the days assigned to their grades

It's cold out! Performances will be about 30 minutes long. Hand warmers, and hot cocoa will be provided. Please dress warm. Seating outdoors is limited, so picnic blankets (and body blankets) are encouraged. Entrance to the backyard amphitheater is through the gate at the end of the long driveway.

We will cancel performances due to rain, snow, or temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. A recording of the performances will be emailed to families who cannot attend.


Wildarts is Back!

Wildarts Core Program: Comprehensive Daily Afterschool

Wildarts is now enrolling for the 2021-2022 School Year! It has been a long journey and we're ecstatic to be back.

Wildarts Core Program runs Monday through Friday from 2:50PM-6:00PM when school is in session. Our Core Program includes a hot meal, outdoor play time, and a rotating schedule of fun arts activities and homework help.

The Core Program is now available for enrollment 2 days, 3 days, 4 days and (of course) 5 days per week!

Tuition for each option is listed below. Quarterly and 10 Month Payment Plans are available. Enrollment in Automatic Payments is required. Families can choose which days of the week they would like to attend.

5 Days Per Week: $2600.00 for the school year*

4 Days Per Week: $2400.00 for the school year*

3 Days Per Week: $2000.00 for the school year*

2 Days Per Week: $1600.00 for the school year*

*Please apply promo code COREUPFRONT for 10% off if you pay upfront for September through June! Sibling Discounts available at checkout.

Wildarts Pre-K Program: The First Step in Afterschool

Wildarts is now enrolling for the 2021-2022 School Year! We can't wait to show your Pre-K student how fun afterschool can be!

Wildarts Pre-K Program runs Monday through Friday from 2:50PM-6:00PM when school is in session. Our Pre-K Program includes a hot meal, outdoor play time, and a rotating schedule of fun arts activities and Tribes Times.

Tribes Times, Wildarts' Pre-K Social-Emotional Learning block, is a time for students to learn how to express their feelings, work together, and develop social skills.

The Pre-K Program is only available for the full 5 day week.

Tuition for the Pre-K program is $2950.00 for the school year*. Quarterly and 10 Month Payment Plans are available. Enrollment in Automatic Payments is required.

*Please apply promo code COREUPFRONT for 10% off if you pay upfront for September through June! Sibling Discounts available at checkout.

To Be ... Wildarts at PS 163!

See what our WildArts friends have been up to at WildArts Afterschool and Day Camp.

Payments and Financial Aid

WILDARTS IS NOW PAPERLESS!

Wildarts is committed to providing quality, affordable afterschool programming to our students. Automatic online payments, and online enrollment forms greatly reduce the workload of our administrative staff--which means more time and money spent on top notch programs. For questions/concerns about this policy, please reach us at info@wildartsnyc.org.


FINANCIAL AID AT WILDARTS

Full and partial scholarships are available to families with demonstrable need. While WildArts believes every family should be able to participate in the program, regardless of economic means, scholarships are limited.

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