Our After School Programs
Rainey Institute’s After School programs offer a safe, enriching place for children to spend time after school. Each weekday between 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm, caring adults cultivate self-expression and social-emotional growth through arts education. Homework assistance, healthy snacks, and arts programming are provided to children in Kindergarten through 8th grade from the end of August through the end of May. Rainey Institute’s After School program designs include the following:
Grades 2 – 8
Expand your creativity and performing ability in Rainey’s Arts Enrichment after school program. Students participate musical theater or visual arts the first semester then switch for the second semester. Every child will get the chance to dazzle their family and friends in a final performance or showcase their art at Rainey’s Art Exhibition.
Orchestra Mastery – El Sistema
El Sistema@Rainey provides mastery-based orchestral instruction to students in grades 2-8, making music fun while inspiring focus and teamwork. Children study violin, viola, cello, or double bass through daily orchestra classes. Instruments are provided. Professional musicians and classically-trained Teaching Artists provide instruction and students perform monthly concerts for friends, family, and the community.
Grades 3 – 8
Advance your dance skills to the next level through Rainey Institute’s After School Dance Mastery program. Students rotate through Ballet, Modern, and Hip-Hop dance forms throughout the week and receive individualized instruction from Rainey Institute Teaching Artists and GroundWorks Dance Theater professionals. Students perform for friends, family, and the community several times throughout the year.
Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Art and music and dance and theater, oh my! Rainey Institute’s Young Explorer program provides kindergarten and 1st grade students the opportunity to sample a variety of visual and performing arts. Our Young Explorers teacher will work with Teaching Artists to incorporate explorative experiences into the day-to-day routine of the classroom.
Campus International or E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs
Rainey Institute works with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Breakthrough Schools to provide transportation to our after school program from Campus International and E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs schools. Students are picked up once school lets out and are transported directly to Rainey Institute.
I like students to know more emotional competency, emotional self-awareness, and make better decisions in their lives which affects change on a social level.”
Darnell Weaver, Dance Coordinator