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 1/10/22–Friday 6/3/22.

  • Registration will open on 12/01/22.

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Our After School clubs are in-person.

  • The club meeting time is at 3:00/4:00 pm.

  • 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 December 1, 2021, until January 15, 2022. Please note that you will be charged a $60 late fee if you register after January 15, 2022. 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. There are no refunds for snow days or other emergency closures.

Club Listings: Monday

SPEECH & DEBATE CLUB

  • Instructors: Ashley Morgan Bloom

  • Begins: Monday, January 17, 2022

  • Ends: Monday, May 30, 2022

  • Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

  • Fee: $930

  • Capacity: 12 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.

7th & 8th Grade Musical Theater

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

  • Mondays, Thursday

  • Begins: Auditions will take place on January 19th and 20th

  • Ends: The show is on April 29th and April 30th at 7 pm

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

  • Fee: Free

  • Student attendance is mandatory

For our student actors, the 7th & 8th-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.


Students must be available on Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th from 10-5 for Technical Rehearsals and also available on 4/25,4/26,4/27, and 4/28 after school until 6:00 pm for full dress rehearsals


We will be in touch soon with more details and announce the show that we have chosen!

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

Maker's Club & Engineering

  • Instructors: John Baglio

  • Begins: Monday, January 17, 2022

  • Ends: Monday, May 30, 2022

  • Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

  • Fee: $940

  • Capacity: 10 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, January 18, 2022

  • Ends: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

  • Time: 3:00-5:00 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 & Zaj M Vidal Burgie

  • Begins: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

  • Ends: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

  • Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

  • Fee: $980

  • Capacity: 10 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 & Dasha Polzik

  • Meeting are bi-weekly

  • Begins: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

  • Ends: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

  • Time: 3:00-5:00 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, January 18, 2022

  • Ends: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

  • Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

  • Fee: $980

  • Capacity: 10 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 & Dasha Polzik

  • Begins: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

  • Ends: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

  • Time: 3:00-5:00 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.

6th Acting Workshop

  • Instructor: Traci Timmons

  • Begins: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

  • Ends: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

  • Time: 3:00-6:00 pm

  • Fee: $880

  • Capacity: 10 students


Learn to be a part of a theatre ensemble with a focus on teamwork and having fun. We will use physical, vocal and theatrical techniques to awaken our creativity. Students gain confidence and poise which helps in all aspects of our studies and life, by learning to trust our bodies and voices and share our inner selves. Using improv exercises, theatre games, stories, monologues, songs and scenes, we learn to trust our instincts while portraying truthful human behavior within the given circumstances.

Chess in Motion

  • Instructor: TBD

  • Begins: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

  • Ends: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

  • Time: 3:00-5:00 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

Science Olympiad

  • Instructor: Kelly Sigro

  • Begins: Thursday, January 20, 2022

  • Ends: Thursday, June 2, 2022

  • Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

  • Fee: $980

  • Capacity: 8 students

  • Open only for 6th - 7th Grade students.

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 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.

Electronic Digital Music

  • Instructor: Russell Currie

  • Begins: Thursday, January 20, 2022

  • Ends: Thursday, June 2, 2022

  • Time: 3:00-6:00 pm

  • Fee: $980

  • Capacity: 10 students


Electronic/Digital Music is a very popular course in middle school and upper school. Fieldston has a sophisticated digital music studio, one that is always up-to-date with new technology. Students are first introduced to EDM in the sixth grade, but there is limited exposure until upper school. The EDM Club will use programs that the students are already familiar with, such as Reason and Logic. The club will expand on the basic skills and introduce more advanced topics, including audio-recording techniques. It will be an exciting club, one where students will create original music that can be shared with other students.

Mock Trial

  • Instructor: TDB

  • Begins: Thursday, January 20, 2022

  • Ends: Thursday, June 2, 2022

  • Time: 3:00-6:00 pm

  • Fee: $980

  • Capacity: 10 students


Mock trial's pedagogical focus is to develop critical thinking and public speaking skills, as well as a knowledge of legal practices.


We believe that success in legal advocacy is acquired through a balance of proper pre-competition preparation and knowing how to think on your feet. Our program is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop their skill-sets through participation in interactive coaching and practical drills.


In our mock trial meetings, each student will be given the opportunity to perform as both an attorney and a witness. All participants will construct opening statements, conduct direct and cross-examinations and give a closing argument.


Architecture & Design

  • Instructor: TDB

  • Begins: Thursday, January 20, 2022

  • Ends: Thursday, June 2, 2022

  • Time: 3:00-6:00 pm

  • Fee: $980

  • Capacity: 10 students


A professional program that uses S.T.E.A².M as a format for teaching architecture. This fun and rigorous curriculum use a backward design approach to identify the end goal. We teach students to design and construct residential spaces, retail spaces, recreational spaces, or bridges. Our students learn: to research, illustrate, draft, render, and model making. The ultimate goal of the program is to enhance their problem-solving, design, creativity, and collaboration skills. The program is taught by industry professionals.