After School and Early Dropoff

After School and Early Dropoff

PS 321 has a number of fun, flexible options for families that require childcare before or after school.


Our Early Bird Program

In our Early Bird program, 321 teachers supervise the children in the gym. You can drop off any time after 7:30am. Please make sure your child is escorted into the building. There are discounts for siblings and scholarship information is available on request – contact our guidance counselors Ben Haliuoa or Jon Alvarez. 

Early Bird Pricing Structure: 

  • 20 Day Pass (good any 20 days): $120
  • 10 Day Pass (good any 10 days):  $70
  • Single Day Drop In: $8

How to Sign Up: 

Please download and fill out the form below; bring the it and payment along with your child in the morning. All fees are to be paid by cash or check made out to the P.S. 321 P.T.A. We are sorry but coins can no longer be accepted as payment. Please be sure to include your child’s name and class number on the check. Arrangements can be made in advance, or a child can be dropped off on a per day basis as needed (just remember to bring the completed form).

Free Breakfast Program

Free breakfast (and lunch) is offered to all children in the New York City public school system by the Department of Education. Children can be dropped off at 8am, in the school lobby, to receive breakfast in our cafeteria.


Kids Orbit

PS 321 partners with Kids Orbit for a comprehensive on-site afterschool program, with a limited number of spots. You can sign up for 1-5 days a week. Kids Orbit has a site supervisor here and will maintain a one-to-five staff to student ratio. Children will be organized in groups based on grade. For grades 1-5, there will be a homework help time (during this time Kindergarten students will have story time or other activities). The rest of the afternoon will be spent in a variety of enrichments, such as arts and crafts, games, outdoor activities, drama, etc. Many more details are on the Kids Orbit website. 

To learn more about and/or sign up for this program, go to the registration page on Kids Orbit. Look for PS 321 under the After School options. If you are interested in a scholarship, in addition to signing up with Kids Orbit, please reach out to Courtney Gilbert at 

Kids Club

For 4th & 5th Grade Band and Chorus, and 3rd – 5th Grade Chess classes, our Kid’s Club cycle generally starts in mid October and is a paid program. Clubs are once a week from either 2:50-4:05 pm or 2:50-4:20pm. Pick up is in the main lobby of the main school building. The above programs are the only Kids Clubs offered for the 2023-24 SY. Sign up for the Tuesday Bulletin for Kid’s Club news and updates.

To pay for your after school program, please click here. (This is only if you’ve received confirmation of enrollment)

After School Programs That Pick Up at PS 321

We have a number of off-site after school programs that pick up at PS 321, including CBE, Beansprouts, Mindful Sports, Game Lab, and others listed on our School’s Out Summer Camp and After School Expo