The Lower Lab Afterschool program is sponsored by the PTA and organized by parent volunteers with 2 semesters per year. 

The Lower Lab PTA runs an afterschool program for a fee and all profits go directly towards the PTA. Class options vary by semester and may include: Chess, Robotics, Computer Science, Sports, Hip Hop Dance, Mad Science, Newspaper, and DramaZone. The offerings change by semester. There is no after-school busing; therefore, parents or other adults, who are authorized by parents, must pick up students.

There are 5–6 classes offered daily with coverage until 5pm on all full days of school.  On-site supervision is provided by a supervising teacher and teaching assistants.  Classes are taught by outside vendors and Lower Lab staff.   Pick-up is from school or an off-site location and class schedules range from one hour to two hours a week depending on the type of class.

Lower Lab Afterschool Team SY 2017/18

  • Onsite Teacher in Charge: Michael Goodman
  • Parent Afterschool Coordinators: Catherine Lee and Angela Myatt

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Other Afterschool Options

The Beacon Program is a free program that services PS 77 and PS 198.  It is available to all students in the building three – five days per week concluding at 6:00 pm.

The Beacon Program is a free after school program funded by the city and run by the Stanley Isaacs Center.

Contact: Nicole Kafando Afterschool Coordinator Phone #: (212) 828-6823


Please see new requirements:

  • Children must attend a minimum of 4 days a week 
  • Children cannot be picked up until after 5pm. 
  • Applications must be completely filled out on the day of registration and cannot be brought home
  • Required documents must be submitted before receiving an application ( See required document list below)
  • All parents are required to give a working email address and phone number and applications must have 2 or more emergency contacts 

Please note that registration will not be first come first serve this year. Submitted applications will be reviewed and parents will receive an acceptance call Friday September 8th, 2017. A flier has been attached with the registration information.

Registration Date: Thursday September 7th, 2017

Time: Kindergarten from 11:30am-1:30pm & 1st – 5th grade from 2pm-4pm

Location: PS 198 entrance

Documents that must be submitted at the time of registration:

A Recent physical (must be dated after January 2017)

Immunization records

A small photograph of the child

Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.
1700 3rd Avenue
New York, New York  10128
P: 212-828-6823 x 310



92nd Street Y The after school program will pick up children from the Lower Lab Auditorium and walk them to the Y at East 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue. 212-415-5624 / 212-415-5600