Middle School Programs

Early adolescence is a challenging time for young people and their families. During after-school hours, unsupervised young teens are vulnerable to negative influences and risky behavior. It is vital for parents and communities to create safe spaces for their adolescents to be regularly engaged in productive activities, developing positive relationships with adults and peers.

We are proud to provide a broad menu of extracurricular activities for middle school students at I.S. 289 and 276. 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 and daily homework support.

Over the summer, After-School activities expand to fill whole days in July at IS 289. We offer classes in Performing Arts, S.T.E.M., and Team Sports. Priority will be given to IS 289 students, but we expect slots will be available for students from other schools.

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 276 IS 289Middle 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.