K-8 Out-of-School Time | West Suburban YMCA


Out-of-School Time

Afterschool Program for Children in Grades K-8

Registration Information

OST enrollment for 2024-2025 is currently open for current families. New families are welcome to begin the registration process on Wednesday, May 1. 

To enroll in the program for the 2024-2025 school year, please download and fill out 2024-2025 OSTl Registration Packet located to the right and return it to Heather Porder at heatherp@wsymca.org.

Please Note: At this time, the 2023-2024 OST program is currently on a waitlist. To be placed on a waitlist, please contact Heather Porder at heatherp@wsymca.org.

Program Information

**Please note the information on this page is subject to change pending modifications to the Newton Public Schools academic schedule.**

The West Suburban YMCA Out-of-School Time (OST) program is committed to making a difference in the lives of every child and family who choose the Y for afterschool care. OST provides learning experiences that are engaging and developmentally appropriate, focused on social and emotional growth, and emphasize self-confidence, self-esteem, and leadership, while also encouraging independence.

Out-of-School Time (OST) is structured to support and complement the Newton Public Schools schedule, including early release days.

To enroll in the program for the 2022-2023 school year, please download and fill out a 2023-2024 School Year Enrollment Form and return it to Heather Porder at heatherp@wsymca.org.

Enrollment Options & Rates
Two-day minimum enrollment required.  All OST participants are required to have an active West Suburban YMCA Youth or Family Membership. This membership must remain current throughout the entire school year. 

Days Hours Rates
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 3:30-6:00 PM $50/day
Wednesday (NPS half days) 1:00-6:00 PM $60/day
Full Time (M-F)   $240/week

Enrollment is ongoing and children may register any time of year, provided there is space in the program.


  • Transportation to the Y from Burr, Bowen, Cabot, Franklin, Horace-Mann, and Lincoln-Eliot schools is available via bus for a fee of $7/day.
  • Transportation to the Y from Underwood School is available via chaperoned walking route at no extra charge.

Financial Assistance
Tuition assistance opportunities are available and can be applied for on a confidential basis. We also accept Massachusetts State vouchers.

Program Overview

  • Academic Support & Structured Routine
  • Relationship Building & Social-Emotional Learning
  • Service Learning
  • Physical Activity
  • Indoor & Outdoor Environments
  • Free healthy afternoon snack
Sample Daily Schedule
1:15pm Arrival / Wash Hands (Wednesday only)
1:20pm - 2:00pm Lunch (Wednesday only)
2:00pm - 2:30pm Free Play (Wednesday only)
2:30pm - 3:00pm Arrival / Wash Hands (M, T, Th, F) & Homework Help
3:00pm - 3:30pm Snack
3:30pm - 4:00pm Physical Activity / Outdoor Time
4:00pm - 4:45pm Clubs
4:45pm - 5:15pm Enrichment Activity
5:15pm - 5:45pm Board Games / Coloring
5:45pm - 6:00pm Clean-up and Dismissal


The first Friday of every month is Kid's Night Out! Contact Seamus Bruno for more information.

Looking for the MetroWest Y after school program being held at Chickami?

The Metrowest YMCA is running their School's Out after school program for Wayland students at Camp Chickami. If you are looking for more information, pleaes visit their website, School's Out Wayland | Metrowest YMCA | MetroWest YMCA.

School Vacation Programs

When school is out, you can count on the Y to provide safe, fun and healthy programs for children in grades K-8th!

Financial Aid Request Form

To apply for Financial Assistance for Membership, Programs, Child Care and Camps, download this form and return it to the Y's Welcome Center. Please email financialaid@wsymca.org for more information.

Documents Available in Spanish, Russian, and Chinese

Do you need a West Suburban YMCA form or policy document in a language other than English? Download our most common forms and policies in Spanish, Russian, or Chinese.