The Eastern Christian After School program is open to all Eastern Christian students in preschool through sixth grade. The program is located at the ECES campus. Middle School students ride a shuttle bus to ECES at no extra charge.
The After School program runs daily from 3:00-6:00 pm. The cost is $8.50 per child hour and $12.50 per hour for 2 or more children from the same family. Families are billed by ECSA. Students may attend on a regular scheduled basis or as a “drop in” as the need arises. The After School program is divided up into half hour segments including: outdoor or gymnasium activities, snack and homework, free choice and group activities.
The After School Program offers enrichment activities at an additional cost. Piano and guitar lessons are available on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for $40/session. Enrichment activities vary throughout the school year and have included such things as Sports Club, Cooking Club and Art Lessons.
Chef It Up 2 Go: “Foods Around the World” (peanut and gluten free)
Each chef will prepare fun foods and drinks from different regions to enjoy in class and even take home. Some of the countries we will be visiting are: Italy with Pizza, garlic knots and tiramisu. China with fried rice cups, sugar sticks and green tea with honey and lemon. France with baked French fries and some gooey chocolate treats and of course the good ole’ USA with apple pies, fruit smoothies and more!
Dates: (Mondays) September 14, 21, 28 / October 5, 19, 26 / November 2, 9
Time: 3:30-4:30 PM
Eagles Sports Academy: Lacrosse Club w/ Varsity Coach Ryan Baitzel
Eastern Christian’s lacrosse varsity head coach, Ryan Baitzel, will be leading a lacrosse club on Tuesdays for grades 1-6. He will introduce the kids to the basic rules and skills of lacrosse in order to prepare them for the future of EC athletics.
Dates: (Tuesdays) September 15, 22, 29 / October 6, 13, 20, 27 / November 3
Times: 3:30-4:30 PM (grades 1-3) / 4:30-5:30 PM (grades 4-6)
Eagles Sports Academy: Basketball Club w/Varsity Coach Bill Schoener
Eastern Christian’s basketball varsity head coach, Bill Schoener, will be leading a basketball club on Saturdays for grades K-6. He will introduce the kids to the basic rules and skills of basketball in order to prepare them for the future of EC athletics.
Dates: (Saturdays) September 12, 19, 26 / October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Times: 9:00am-10:30am (Grades 1-3) / 10:30-12:00 (Grades 4-6)
Weekly Piano and Violin Lessons
Bring out the musician inside your child! The Eagles After School program is pleased to announce the launch of Piano & Violin lessons taught by well qualified instructors. Piano lessons will lay the foundation for all further music study. Violin students can get a head start on the Violin program at their school, or add that one-on-one attention needed to take their playing to the next level! All school-age students welcome. Come and start a musical journey that will last a lifetime!
Dates and times yet to be determined, please check back soon for more information.
Winter Clubs (January, February and March)
Baseball Club (sports academy)
Basketball Club (sports academy)
Drama Club (possible, TBD)
Spring Clubs (April, May, and June)
Lacrosse Club (sports academy)
Soccer Club (sports academy)
After School Director: Mike McKinney
After School Cell Phone: 973-432-4187
Meet our Instructors
Melissa Macy (Piano & Violin Teacher)
has a Bachelor’s of Music from the Eastman School of music in Music Education and Violin Performance. She also holds a Master’s degree in Violin Performance from the Conservatory at SUNY Purchase. Since graduating, she has spent five years teaching orchestra in the Bergenfield public school system, as well as private violin and piano individual lessons. Melissa continues to perform in orchestras and chamber music groups throughout the area. As an educator, Melissa hopes to instill a love and deep appreciation for music in her students as she teaches them the skills necessary for lifelong participation in musical performance.
Rebecca Karle (Violin Teacher)
received her degree in music education from The College of New Jersey where she specialized in violin. During her studies, she served as concertmaster of The College of New Jersey orchestra. Since college, she has been teaching strings in the Basking Ridge school system as well as teaching private violin lessons. She is a proud member of the American String Teachers Association and currently performs with the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed in many chamber ensembles and various other summer programs.
Joyce Breur (Piano Teacher)
has been a teacher at Eastern Christian Middle School for seventeen years. During her first year at ECMS, she taught chorus and music appreciation. Along with teaching, Joyce has taught piano lessons to all ages, directed children’s choir and senior choir at her church, and has been playing the organ since the age of sixteen. She is currently the organist at Living Word Reformed Church in North Haledon and also co-accompanies choir rehearsals. Joyce has a deep love for music and enjoys teaching future pianists so that they will also develop a love and appreciation for music.