Middle School Programs

We are proud to announce that Mayor de Blasio and the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development have chosen Manhattan Youth to provide publicly funded middle school programs in eight District 2 middle schools! In addition to I.S. 289 and 276, starting in September 2014, we will provide a broad menu of extracurricular activities for middle school students at the Salk School of Science,  the Clinton School for Writers and Artists, Quest to Learn, the Ella Baker School, the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS) and East Side Middle School! Working closely with the principal and faculty of each school, we have assembled a program that supports the culture and curriculum of each school. We provide a complete extracurricular program, including interscholastic sports teams, school plays, STEM, literacy and arts enrichment activities,  and daily homework support.

Middle-School After-School Program activities vary per school. To see the activities available for your child's school, please select the appropriate school below.

IS 289IS 276SalkClinton QuestElla BakerPPAS ESMSMiddle School Summer Program


Manhattan Youth Players
MY PlayersOur middle-school theater troupes stage full-length theatrical productions every semester. From Shakespeare and Shaw to contemporary musicals and original student work, these teens are immersed in a real, professional process, peforming for their peers as well as for the general public.

Tickets are available on our Performances page.


Middle School Sports

BaseballManhattan Youth handles all aspects of the competitive sports teams at I.S. 289 and I.S. 276. Any student who signs up for team sports activities will play competitive games against other NYC middle schools. These athletes will wear uniforms representing their schools and Manhattan Youth.

Click here for middle school team game schedules.