After-School Arts Academy

ASAA - After-School Arts Academy 




ASAA is a one-of-a-kind program that provides:

  • Self-exploration through artistic experiences
  • A high quality arts education
  • Flexible scheduling (students can sign up for one, two or three afternoons)
  • A diverse community

Enrollment is ongoing!

Who: Students in grades 3-5

Where: Neighborhood Music School, 100 Audubon St., New Haven

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays from 3:30-6:00 pm* 
     *Families have a choice of registering for one, two or three days. Students with late dismissals should contact Student Services at 203-624-5189.

Why: To offer creative outlets and critical after-school care for students, centered on:

  • Collaborative problem solving
  • Goal setting
  • Enhancing written communication skills
  • Practicing speaking and listening to improve oral communication
  • Developing a “growth mindset”, allowing students to embrace their true potential

Tuesdays – “Dance and Drum”
A tour of world dancing and drumming, exploring the relationship between rhythm and movement while learning all about new cultures.

Wednesdays – “Musical Warrior”
This fun approach to musicianship develop a fuller understanding of music, based on the idea that the instrument in your hand mirrors the one in the mind. Activities include singing, theory games, rhythm study and DoSo guitar.

Thursdays – “Magical Movie Maker”
Students create original short films and music videos, learning how to craft a personal story while receiving hands-on production training.

Each day starts with snack and an interactive tutoring session centered on journal writing, self-reflection, conversation and academic support. Program features public presentations of original works by the participating students in collaboration with each other and NMS faculty and tutors/mentors. Each 17-week session (T, W or Th) is just $500.

Our program provides exciting, creative and high-quality after-school care for less than $30 a day!


Call NMS Student Services at 203-624-5189 for more information.

For SLIDING SCALE TUITION, please complete FORM and return to NMS.

Sliding scale for cost of tuition makes this an affordable program for all. 

If your family's income is: 

up to $70,000 = tuition is free

$70,001 - $85,000 = $250 for 17 weeks (T, W, or Th)

$85,001 - $100,000 = $375 for 17 weeks (T, W, or Th)

over $100,000 = $500 for 17 weeks (T, W, or Th)

Tuition will be prorated based on start date. 
Call NMS Student Services at 203-624-5189 for more information.

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