After School Programs

HLA offers a range of creative and fun after school programs including soccer, dance, NYC Charter School Athletic League Association, newspaper club/creative writing, First Lego League Team, chess, basketball and volleyball.

Programs are offered Monday through Thursday until 4:45pm. Applications will be available soon!


An exciting journey into the game of chess!  Students enjoy small student to teacher ratio, real live games and fun tournament-like activities. Students receive training according to their individual levels.
Program available for grades K-8.

Newspaper Club/Creative Writing

If your child is an aspiring journalist or a writer, this program is for them!  This afterschool class is designed to teach students to explicate their ideas into creative and informative pieces of writing. Students learn how to formulate opinions based on biased, unbiased or counterargument work and are encouraged to work together and collaborate ideas with a fellow writer. Students learn to use collaborative platforms such as Google Docs to brainstorm ideas and deliver their final writing pieces. The end result of this club is a student-led newspaper for the middle school students.
Program available for grades 5-8.


Move around after school!  Students learn how to competitively and skillfully play volleyball. The coaches encourage teambuilding amongst middle school students and aim to inspire personal health and fitness.
Program available for Grades 5-8.

First Lego Team League

Is your child an innovator?  Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. In this program, students design, build and program robots using Lego technology then compete on a table-top playing field. They have tons of fun as they learn to apply science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts – plus imagination –  to solve a problem.
Program available for grades 4-8.


Goal!!!  Weekly soccer programming where students learn how to play soccer while learning about teambuilding and collaboration.
Available for grades 5-8.


Weekly dance instruction in hip hop, salsa, and more! Students dance together and have fun!
Available for grades 5-8.