Wildarts Afterschool begins on September 7, 2023, and ends on June 26, 2024, in the current school year. We operate Monday through Friday from 2:50 PM to 6 PM on days when school is in session except Early Dismissal Days.

Each afterschool day begins at 2:50 PM with a hot meal and play time, followed by two activity blocks: an art activity, and homework help/tribes times. 

Wildarts Participants are sorted by age into color-named groups. Each group follows a weekly schedule with art activities that rotate daily. First through 5th grade have a homework block, while Kindergarten has a Social-Emotional Learning block we call Tribes Times. You can find our group schedules below! 

Dismissal is from 5:30-6 PM daily. If you plan to pick up your child early, please do so before 5:15 PM to help keep dismissal running smoothly. Wildarts is not able to have any children in the building after 6 PM. It is very important that children are picked up on time. We charge a $25.00 late pick-up fee each time a child is picked up later than 6:00 PM. 

Wildarts Afterschool will close in accordance with the Department of Education school and afterschool emergency closings (such as inclement weather) when ordered. Families will be notified when Wildarts Afterschool is closed due to an emergency. 

Current Programs

Core Program

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

The Core Program is now available for enrollment 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, and (of course) 5 days per week! 

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

5 Days Per Week: $2700.00 for the school year*

4 Days Per Week: $2500.00 for the school year*

3 Days Per Week: $2100.00 for the school year*

2 Days Per Week: $1700.00 for the school year*

1 Day Per Week: $1300.00 for the school year*

*Pre-K students with Wildarts participate in a Social-Emotional learning block we call Tribes Times instead of homework help.

Pre-K Program

Wildarts Pre-K Program runs Monday through Friday from 2:50 PM-6:00 PM when school is in session. Our Pre-K Program includes a hot meal, outdoor playtime, and a rotating schedule of fun art 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 $3050.00 for the school year*. A 10 Month Payment Plan is available. Enrollment in Automatic Payments is required. 

For Pre-K participants who have siblings in the Core Program, please use coupon code PREKSIBLINGS to retrieve your sibling discount, as it does not apply automatically.

A Sample Day at Wildarts Afterschool

2:50 PM Teachers bring WildArts participants to the cafeteria for a hot meal.

3:00 PM Participants enjoy 15-20 minutes of outdoor (weather permitting) unstructured play.

3:30 PM - Activity Block 1: Participants engage in structured activities such as visual arts, music, dance, theater, sports and games, and more. Activities rotate daily throughout the week.

4:30 PM Activity Block 2: Participants have quiet time to work on homework or other academic projects with support from group leaders and teaching artists.

5:30 PM-6 PM Participants are dismissed to families in the cafeteria.

Our Curriculum

WildArts Afterschool is offered from 2:50PM-6PM Monday through Friday when school is in session except for Early Dismissal Days. These are some sample schedules for our programs. Current Schedules can be found here!

FY24 PS163 Orange Group Program Schedule.pdf

Orange Group - PK & K

FY24 PS163 Yellow Group Program Schedule.pdf.pdf

Yellow Group - 1st

FY24 PS163 Green Group Program Schedule.pdf.pdf

Green Group - 2nd

FY24 PS163 Blue Group Program Schedule.pdf.pdf

Blue Group - 2nd

FY24 PS163 Indigo Group Program Schedule.pdf.pdf

Indigo Group - 2nd

FY24 PS163 Violet Group Program Schedule.pdf.pdf

Violet Group - 2nd


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 Applications for the 2023-2024 School Year are live. We will review applications at the end of September 2023. 

Full and partial scholarships are available to families with demonstrable need. If your family would like to be considered for financial aid to attend the Wildarts afterschool program, please fill out the financial aid application below. While Wildarts believes every family should be able to participate in the program, regardless of economic means, scholarships are limited.