Elementary School

After School

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 $7.00 per child hour and $10.00 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.

Application & Welcome Letter

Eagles After School is coming out with their new winter clubs! They will all begin the week of January 12 and end in March. Register Now!

Cooking: “What’s for Dinner”

There’s no guess work for what’s on the menu for dinner tonight! Kids will prepare a complete meal in class and it will be all ready to just have mom or dad pop in the oven and cook up quickly at home or if we have access to a kitchen they can eat dinner in class! Pure deliciousness in this fun-filled class like Raviolis; Chopped Salad; Fresh Pasta; Garlic Knots; Stuffed Peppers; Cupcakes and more! “CHEF IT UP 2 GO is 100% Peanut/Tree Nut Free”, as well as gluten free upon request.

Pricing: $200 for 8 sessions
Age Group/Time: K-5 from 3:30-4:30
Dates: Mondays Jan. 12, 26 / Feb. 2, 9, 23 / March 2, 9, 16
Register Now!


International Chess Academy of New Jersey is partnering with us again to run a chess club for K-5. Kids who register will be taught basic skills, as well as advanced strategy for those kids who are more advanced. This was a very popular club last year and we hope to see you again!

Pricing: $200 for 8 sessions
Age Group/Time: K-5 from 4:00-5:00
Dates: Tuesdays Jan. 13, 20, 27 / Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 / March 3
Register Now!

Baseball Skills

Eastern Christian’s varsity baseball head coach, Joe Oliva, is going to be leading a baseball skills after school club. The kids will have the opportunity to learn valuable baseball skills and teamwork. The club will run every Thursday in the months of January, February, and one week in March. This club is open to boys and girls :)

Pricing: $200 for 8 sessions
Age Group/Time: K-2 from 4:00-5:00; 3-5 from 5:00-6:00
Dates: Thursdays Jan. 15, 22, 29 / Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 / March 5
Register Now!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Cooking: 3:30-4:30 Chess: 4:00-5:00 Baseball: 4:00-5:00 & 5:00-6:00


Weekly Piano, Violin & Voice 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!

Where: Eastern Christian Elementary School, 25 Baldin Drive, Midland Park, NJ
When: Piano – Monday, Wednesday
Violin – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Voice – Tuesday
Who: K to 8th Grade
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (30 Minute Lessons)
(ECMS students will be bused to ECES at no extra charge)
Cost: $40 – Includes: Piano/Violin Instruction, Snack & Homework Time



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.

Hannah Faye Zarate (Voice Teacher)

has her Bachelor’s of Music from Messiah College in Vocal Performance. While at Messiah, she sang with the Messiah College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers under the direction of Linda Tedford. Since graduating, Hannah Faye has performed in several theater companies in Northern New Jersey and New York City including the Bergen Performing Arts Center, where she is also a vocal and choral teaching artist. Aside from teaching, she is actively involved in the music ministry and youth ministry at Grace Church in Ridgewood. Hannah Faye is currently teaching Choral and General Music at Eastern Christian Middle School.

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.


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