SCHOOL DAY CLASSES
(WITH OPTIONAL LEARNING CO-OPS)
Two days a week plus alternating Mondays
(We also have options for 1 to 5 days per week)
September 14th through December 22nd
11 am to 2 pm
(plus access to our free learning co-op, 9 am to 11 am, on class days)
Our school day classes are designed to support public school families in Sunset Park during this unprecedented school year. These school day classes are possible due to donated time and indoor space and are available at cost, to offer in-person, outdoor play to as many children as possible.
How it works
Families can choose to attend for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week, or choose a blended learning schedule with two regular days and alternating Mondays.
Class schedules will be confirmed in late August when the local schools' schedules are finalized.
Each school day class is limited to six students in pre-K - 3rd grade, and will take place all outdoors in Sunset Park, under the facilitation of a trained playworker. They will lean more toward forest school than our adventure play after school classes, with opportunities for environmental education and time to finish homework, but will still prioritize self-directed play, offering the space, time and permission for kids to explore without judgment.
Students registered for our school day classes have access to our free learning co-op from 9 - 11 am on their class days. Scroll down to the next section for co-op details.
**Our small class sizes mean we will shelter in the remote learning space if dangerous weather is in the forecast and classes will not be cancelled for weather. All students, parents and staff must wear a mask while indoors.**
**If we must close due to staff or student exposure to COVID, make-up classes will be offered at a date and time selected by Brooklyn Wild. Please read our full COVID safety policy.**
**Even if the DOE moves to an all-remote schedule, our school day classes and learning co-op will remain open as long as businesses are open.**
**The tuition below reflects an estimated DOE schedule of blended learning with two cohorts. Your total tuition payment will be adjusted for actual class days.**
Two days a week, plus alternating Mondays, 33 classes
$1,716 (or $440 per month)
**for families who have signed up for at least one day of after school classes**
$1,386 (or $350 per month)
Learning co-op fee for non-volunteers
$375 for the semester (scholarships are available for this fee)
Early drop-off at 8:30 am
$330 for the semester or $10/day as needed
There is a once-per-school-year, non-refundable registration fee of $80 per student .
A 10% deposit is required to hold your spot, but this deposit is refundable until final invoices and schedules are issued.
Siblings who register together receive a 5% discount.
Tuition and fees include:
two and a half hours of outdoor free play with peers, facilitated by trained playworkers
micro class size in a well-ventilated, all-outdoor setting
access to our free, parent-led learning co-op in a space with WiFi, plugs and room for social distancing
extensive discount and complementary 2 pm to 2:30 pm bridge programming on Tuesdays and Thursdays for students who also register for an after school class
peer interactions that will foster your child's ability to problem solve, negotiate and read social cues
outdoor, loose parts play that enhances--and builds!--creativity
use of a class dry bag to keep your child's belongings safe and dry
use of a class-provided full cover rain suit to keep clothes relatively mud-free
make-up classes for absences are available when space allows
exclusive pre-registration access to our Winter and Spring 2021 classes
Fall classes are not held on school holidays, dates to be determined.
FREE LEARNING CO-OP
9 - 11 am for micro-class students
Our optional learning co-op is free and open only to students in our micro-classes on their class days. It will be led by parent volunteers and held in a well-ventilated, indoor space with no shared materials. Each student will have their own delineated area and access to WiFi and a plug for remote learning and school Zoom meetings. (Students must bring their own devices and earphones, and those who aren't into online learning must bring their own books or drawing supplies.) Parents who choose to volunteer will take turns moderating remote learning, with a two-hour shift every five class days. For parents who can't volunteer, there is a small fee, to cover staff for their volunteer shifts. Parent volunteers must agree to a background check, take an online First Aid/CPR course and wear a mask during co-op hours.