The Center for Architecture’s After-School Programs are offered throughout the school year. Each program explores an architectural topic of interest through art activities and design challenges, building students’ design skills and understanding over a series of sessions.

Need-based scholarships are available. For more information, see our Scholarship Application Instructions and Financial Need Form. The scholarship application deadline for programs beginning in January is Friday, January 6. 

Masks are required for all K-12 programs, regardless of vaccination status. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.

Check out our Youth Programs FAQs. For further questions, please email k12education@centerforarchitecture.org.

Sponsors

After-School Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.

After-School Programs

Winter 2023 After-School Program details and registration are available below! Registration for Spring 2023 After-School Programs will open on February 28.

Architectural Wonders (Grades 3-5) Tuesdays, January 24–March 28, 2023 (SOLD OUT)

Child with building model

Time: 4:00–5:30pm

Days: Tuesdays

Dates: January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 28, March 7, March 14, and March 28.

Please note: the program will not meet on February 21 or March 21.

Price: $400

Travel with us to explore great architectural wonders of the world! We will investigate ancient and new wonders of the world including the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Colosseum, Burj Khalifa and many more. Students will create their own designs inspired by these amazing buildings and structures and learn new design techniques and strategies along the way. Got some wonder-ful design ideas of your own? We’ll end with students creating their own architectural wonders for the 21st Century! 

This program is SOLD OUT. 

Places We Live (Grades 3-5) Tuesdays, April 18 - June 6, 2023

Four young children show off their houses constructed by paper products.

Time: 4:00–5:30pm

Days: Tuesdays

Dates: April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, and June 6.

Price: $400

Using New York City’s architecture as inspiration, students will examine and compare how homes have changed over time, from indigenous dwellings to modern skyscrapers. Each week, students will take on the role of architects as they design and build models of homes from past, present, and future, learning how advances in technology and changes in society have created new types of buildings. Over the course of the program, students will create a 3D timeline of residential architecture, ending with their own ideas for how we will live in the future.

Registration will open on February 28.

Neighborhood Design (Grades 6-8) Tuesdays, April 18–June 6, 2023

Neighborhood MS

Time: 4:00–5:30pm

Days: Tuesdays

Dates: April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, and June 6.

Price: $400

The Center’s Greenwich Village neighborhood will serve as a jumping off point as we explore the design of buildings, streetscapes, parks and other elements that create an urban neighborhood. Through weekly photography, collage, drawing, and model-building projects, students will also develop their own ideas for how we can create interesting, livable places.  

Registration will open on February 28.