Middle SChool

Club listings

See below for full course listings.

Questions?

Contact Keeniun Brumskill at 718-329-7317 or kbrumskill@ecfs.org.

Important Dates

  • Fall Semester: Monday 9/20/21–Friday 2/4/22.

  • Registration will open on 06/01/21.

details

Our After School clubs are in-person.

  • The club meet time is at 3:30 pm.

  • 5:00 pm bus is available which will follow the Upper School Athletic Schedule.

  • All classes will meet for an hour or an hour and a half.

  • All school holidays are observed.

There must be a minimum of six students enrolled in order for a club to run. The maximum number of students in a club varies; once a club reaches maximum capacity, it will close.

  • The Yearbook club and the 6th or 7th and 8th grade musical are free to join. There are no costs associated with club participation. However, you must register to join.

  • If you participate in a full-year club, you will be asked to register again for the spring semester.


Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to families receiving financial aid from the school.

Refunds and Cancellations

Registration is open from June 1, 2021, until October 1, 2021. Please note that you will be charged a $60 late fee if you register after September 20, 2021. Except for the non-refundable registration fee and late fees, course fees are fully refundable until the first class. After the first class, a $65 fee will be charged. Classes are 50% refundable after the third class, and there will be no refunds after the fourth class.

Club Listings: Monday

SPEECH & DEBATE CLUB

  • Instructors: Ashley Morgan Bloom

  • Begins: Monday, September 20, 2021

  • Ends: Monday, January 17, 2022

  • Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

  • Fee: $930

  • Capacity: 8 students

The Middle School Speech and Debate Club will cultivate a passion for intellectual discourse, mature student oracy skillset, and teach the fundamentals of public speaking and debate.

Students will engage in different debate styles, while learning to argue both sides of an issue with a view to logic. This process will foster confidence, open minds, advance listening, note-taking skills, and mature their ability to think and organize ideas effectively. Students will learn to research and write a speech, utilize elements of nonverbal communication and delivery skills.

The program is for all, from experienced to the novice, Students will compete in in-persin or in online debate competitions. If you are ready to debate, this is the club for you.

6th Grade Musical Theater

  • Instructor: Stephanie Stone, Fieldston Middle/Upper Theater & Dance Teacher

  • Mondays, Thursday

  • Begins: Monday, TBD

  • Ends: Friday, TBD

  • Time: Monday 4:00-6:00 pm, Thursday 3:30-6:00 pm.

  • Fee: Free

  • Student attendance is mandatory

For our student actors, the 6th grade musical is a wonderful opportunity for students who wish to develop their performance skills. Although all students will be cast, families should note that student scheduling conflicts due to school sports will be considered when casting.

For further details, please contact Stephanie Stone at sstone@ecfs.org.


First Lego Robotics Club

  • Instructor: Alexis Caudle

  • Started: Monday, September 20, 2021

  • Ends: Monday, April 5, 2022. This is a full-year commitment. Not offered in the spring to new members.

  • Time: Mondays: 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00 pm.

  • Fee: $1180

  • Capacity: 10 students

The Middle School Robotics Club will engage students in robot design, coding, and problem-solving as they take on increasingly difficult robotics challenges. Our students compete in the First Lego League Robotics competition.

The Robotics Club offers a wonderful opportunity for students to work collaboratively to tackle difficult problems. Students will design, plan, redesign, construct, create, assemble, invent, reinvent, write, present, and compete to see who has developed the smartest robot.


Maker's Club & Engineering

  • Instructors: John Baglio

  • Begins: Monday, September 20, 2021

  • Ends: Monday, January 17, 2022

  • Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

  • Fee: $940

  • Capacity: 8 students

Do you enjoy hands-on science projects and experiments? Then you will definitely enjoy the Fieldston Middle School Maker’s Club. A “maker space” is a place where people come together to work on projects that involve building and tinkering. We will begin with simple projects, like desktop catapults, and then move on to more complex projects that range from physics to engineering to electronics. Additionally, we will utilize a variety of technological gadgets and electronics and simultaneously learn about their basic functions and safety protocols. Get ready to create!


Club Listings: Tuesday

YEARBOOK CLUB

  • Instructor: Carl Smith

  • Begins: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • Ends: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

  • Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

  • Fee: Free

  • Capacity: 10 students (This is a full-year commitment)

The Middle School Yearbook highlights our students and chronicles yearly events, clubs, activities, sports teams, and advisories. The Yearbook Club invites students of all three grades to participate in the yearbook’s design, planning and production. Students in the club are encouraged to contribute via photography, designing page layouts, creating collages and developing an overall theme. This club is a year-long commitment, and students will be expected to invest time and effort outside of club time to complete specific assignments and attend and photograph various school events throughout the year.

The Art of Djing

  • Instructor: Aubrey Callabrass

  • Begins: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • Ends: Tuesday, January 19, 2022

  • Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

  • Fee: $980

  • Capacity: 8 students

If you are a new DJ or looking to learn more skills this is the class for you. Whether you are into hip hop or techno, in this class, immerse yourself in the art of being a DJ. We teach the fundamentals of beatmatching, mixing, and blending. You will learn the basics of Serato Scratch Live.


MODEL UN for experienced students

  • Instructor: Caroline Stuart

  • Meeting are bi-weekly

  • Begins: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • Ends: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

  • Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

  • Fee: $780

  • Capacity: Per student group is 8. Total16 students (This is a full-year commitment) Not offered in the spring to new members.

  • Open only for 7th - 8th Grade students

The Model UN Prep Club is an After School program for students with an interest in exploring the field of international relations. We will teach students to hone their public speaking and communication skills, and learn the art of debate.

MUN students will learn about some of the challenges we face in the world, from topics ranging from extreme poverty to human rights or even climate change. They collaborate to explore solutions to major problems, learn about different countries and cultures, and become UN diplomats.

This is a year-long commitment. Those students who register will also register for the spring. This program will require students to be present for Saturday conferences.

DJI Robo-Challenge

  • Instructor: TBD

  • Begins: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • Ends: Tuesday, January 19, 2022

  • Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

  • Fee: $980

  • Capacity: 8 students

The Robo-Challenge Program provides competition and load s of fun as young engineers learn to innovate in a hands-on experience in the field of robotics and drones.

Our future engineers will learn to code and create a variety of different robots to compete. Future engineers gain valuable technical skills as well as critical thinking skills throughout the class. They are able to combine theory and practice and build advanced intelligent robots to face off in a fun competition. Robo Battles!!

Club Listings: Wednesday

MODEL UN for Beginners

  • Instructor: Caroline Stuart

  • Begins: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

  • Ends: Wednesday, May 23, 2022

  • Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

  • Fee: $980

  • Capacity: 8 students

  • Open to 6th - 8th Grade students (This is a full-year commitment) Not offered in the spring to new members.

The Model UN Prep Club is an After School program for students with an interest in exploring the field of international relations. We will teach students to hone their public speaking and communication skills, and learn the art of debate.

MUN students will learn about some of the challenges we face in the world, from topics ranging from extreme poverty to human rights or even climate change. They collaborate to explore solutions to major problems, learn about different countries and cultures and become UN diplomats.

This is a year-long commitment. Those students who register will also register for the spring. This program will require students to be present for Saturday competitions.

7th & 8th Grade Drama Workshop

  • Instructor: Stephanie Stone, Fieldston Middle/Upper Theater & Dance Teacher

  • Begins: Tuesday, September 22, 2021

  • Ends: Wednesday, January 20, 2022

  • Time: 3:00-6:00 pm

  • Fee: Free

  • Student attendance is mandatory

Welcome back to the Department of Theatre and Dance at Fieldston Middle School as a company member for this 7th and 8th grade Drama Workshop.

Our process begins in early September as students embark on a journey to further their study of acting and focus on developing a piece of scripted material for performance. Students will be a part of rehearsals and performances, deepening their skills as a theatre maker from acting technique to collaborative skill-building. The drama workshop offers students a safe environment to take creative risks while having fun in our department that is both a rigorous and comfortable home for many of our students.

For further details, please contact Stephanie Stone at sstone@ecfs.org.

Science Olympiad

  • Instructor: Kelly Sigro

  • Begins: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

  • Ends: Wednesday, January 20, 2022

  • Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

  • Fee: $1180

  • Capacity: 8 students

  • Open only for 7th - 8th Grade students. (This is a full-year commitment) Not offered in the spring to new members.

Science Olympiad is an After School program for students who have an interest in S.T.E.M. Our students will participate in different S.T.E.M challenges to hone in on their skills to compete in 23 events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering.

Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging, and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various science disciplines.

Chess in Motion

  • Instructor: TBD

  • Begins: Tuesday, September 22, 2021

  • Ends: Wednesday, January 20, 2022

  • Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

  • Fee: $980

  • Capacity: 10 students

Chess in Motion is designed to improve chess skills whether students are interested in casual or competitive chess. Instructors use a range of teaching tools including demo boards, worksheets, stories, and computers.

New players learn rules, notation, and the opening, middle, and end games. Advanced players develop a vast repertoire of complex strategies and the ability to apply them in-game. Chess players in the club will benefit from improved problem-solving, critical thinking, and concentration. Students hone their skills through game-play and tutoring for competitive chess tournaments and exciting team competitions.


Club Listings: THURSDAY

Multi-Sports

  • Instructor: U1 Sports

  • Begins: Thursday, September 24, 2021

  • Ends: Thursday, January 20, 2022

  • Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

  • Fee: $980

  • Capacity:12 students

Our premier soccer program’s primary focus is skill development and gameplay for all levels through group instruction and clinics. Our expert coaches will emphasize the fundamentals of Flag football, Basketball, and Soccer. The students will have an opportunity to rotate through each sport to develop a broad overall toolkit of skills.