(After School)

American Academy of Palm Beach partners with principals, teachers, and parents to create an after-school and year-round learning environment that spark wonder in children. With more than 18 years of experience, American Academy of Palm Beach is recognized for our leadership in delivering extended learning programs that are tailored specifically to a school’s needs and that provide busy working parents with a safe, convenient program where their child’s potential is fostered through engaging learning and sports experiences.

At American Academy of Palm Beach, it is all about bringing out the best in your child. Whether they choose to nurture their inner scientist, artist, teacher, doctor, CEO, or all of the above, we give them the freedom to follow their curiosity and passion!

In our new curriculum, your child’s interests will shape what we decide to dig in and explore, and at the same time, they will be developing skills that will help create a solid foundation for learning and growth.


Fun activities play a big role in how your child will develop critical skills while they are at American Academy of Palm Beach. It may just feel like playing to your child, but what is really happening is learning that will last a lifetime! The activities in our curriculum focus on six developmental domains:

Optional Program Components

Your child will be given the opportunity to dive even deeper into their interests by designing their own program ideas! They can explore a theme or topic that inspires them by starting a project, founding a classroom club, or taking on additional responsibilities in the program as a junior counselor.


Life is full of choices, and allowing your child to choose the activities they love most keeps them excited to learn. Children have time every day to explore their own interests in areas like Creative Arts, Sports, the Library, Math and Construction, Puzzles and Games, and Science.

  • Creative Arts: An area where children can express themselves through drama, drawing, painting, poetry, and more.
  • Sports: Where children learn the basic rules of every sport and have the opportunity to enhance their talent as an athlete.
  • Library: A bookworm’s paradise where children can find inspiration and endless adventure.
  • Math and Construction: A place where children can solve math problems and puzzles, or build bridges, towers, machines, and more using real-life math concepts.
  • Puzzles and Games: An activity area that features group games, challenging brainteasers, and puzzles.
  • Science: An area where children can experiment, explore, and discover the secrets of the scientific world.

And There’s More!

Homework Help: Whether it’s a science project, spelling test, or book report, our teachers are here to support your child in completing homework—which frees up time in the evenings for you to be together as a family.

Daily Fitness and Healthy Snacks: We help children develop healthy bodies and encourage proper nutrition through daily physical activity and healthy snacks.

Sports: We provide successful Sports Programs within schools in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, which focus directly on the needs of Elementary, Middle & High School students. We teach and improve the fundamentals of basketball to our youth and help them excel their skills to the next level.  We help build strength, ability, skills, motivation, and most of all build confidence. Our after-school program and camps are designed to help students that want to enhance his/her basketball skills to the next level.

Character Development

Being kind and empathetic, and playing fairly are all things that make up character—and we think it’s important to focus on them.

Example Activity: “What Would You Do?” encourages children to question what is right and wrong in a certain situation- In this activity, children have discussions about ethical dilemmas, which teaches them how to develop positive values like honesty, fairness, and kindness, all while expressing their opinions in their own unique way


We’re all part of a community—and pitching in and interacting within that community can make a big difference. Your child will learn the value of community participation by being involved in an inclusive classroom community with a focus on group projects to explore common goals and enhance communication skills.

Example Activity: “A Great Classmate” focuses on building and sustaining an inclusive classroom community by encouraging children to identify and discuss the behaviors that a great classmate does and does not exhibit, and then to make a commitment to treat others with kindness

Creative Expression

At American Academy of Palm Beach, your child will get to express his creativity through movement, dance, drama, sports, music, visual arts, and more! There are no limits to the imagination of a young and active mind—and at American Academy of Palm Beach, we want to make sure your child has the freedom to explore their creativity in any way that feels natural to them.

Example Activity: “The Ever-Changing Ball” is an improvisational game that encourages children to use creativity and flexibility to react quickly directions given by others and to practice performing theatrically.

Executive Function

Children learn better, when they are focused and able to think before they act. Our curriculum gives your child the chance to build mental flexibility (the ability to handle different situations in different ways) and practice managing his emotions in order to meet challenges and accomplish goals.

Example Activity: A strategy game called “Sculpture Challenge” uses healthy competition as a learning tool and is an effective way to build skills such as goal-oriented persistence during play.

Inquiry-Based Learning

STEAM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) give your child the freedom to discover, create, and tinker. Your child will be given problems to solve as well as questions and real-life scenarios to think about so they can learn more about the world around them!

Example Activity: “Building Bridges” reinforces STEAM skills by encouraging children to create, take apart, and explore.


We want your child’s inner bookworm to shine through. Whether they naturally gravitates toward reading and writing or they just discovering the world of books, we create an environment that fosters a love of literature for children at all levels of literacy. Along with learning about different genres and styles of writing, a focus is also put on 21st century literacy, such as using technology and other sources to find information.

Example Activity: “Group Newspaper” encourages children to create their own newspaper in a collaborative effort that promotes leadership and journalistic skills

Example of After School Schedule

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Welcome Activities
  • Snack
  • Outdoor Time
  • Homework
  • Interest Areas Outdoor Time
4:35 pm - 5:45 pmTheme-Related Activities
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Closing Activities
  • Classroom Clubs
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Journaling Activities

Optional Program Components

Your child will be given the opportunity to dive even deeper into their interests by designing their own program ideas! They can explore a theme or topic that inspires them by starting a project, founding a classroom club, or taking on additional responsibilities in the program as a junior counselor.

Spring, Summer, and Winter Breaks

Kids and parents love break time with American Academy of Palm Beach. When school’s out, we’ve got just the solution for busy working families: fun, themed day programs and activities, all in one safe, convenient place at your school or another school in the neighborhood.


Kids get a taste of math, science, sports and more during this weeklong program. During Spring Break at American Academy of Palm Beach, we get kids excited about summer with a sneak preview of all the excitement planned during our 12-week Summer Break. Parents love the convenience of having Spring Break programming at their American Academy of Palm Beach site.


We offer several fun and engaging themes over the course of the summer. Enroll in one week, a few weeks or participate in all 12 weeks – with an emphasis on meeting new friends and learning new things. Summer Break at American Academy of Palm Beach is easy for families because it takes place at many of the same neighborhood school locations as our before- and after-school programs, making it convenient for parents and familiar for kids.


American Academy of Palm Beach’s Winter Break program brings learning, fun together, and the best part? We help children build their potential by encouraging them to choose their own learning activities, work in groups, and stay active. Families can come one day or every day—whatever works for them!

Example of No-School Days

7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast (if provided) Interest Areas
8:30 am - 10:00 amWelcome Activities Outdoor Time Interest Areas Theme-Related Activities
10:00 am - 11:30 amInterest Areas Classroom Clubs Project-Based Learning
11:30 am - 12:30 pmLunch
12:30 pm- 3:00 pmTheme-Related Activities Interest Areas Classroom Clubs Project-Based Learning Outdoor Time
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmSnack Interest Areas Classroom Clubs Project-Based Learning
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmClosing Activities Interest Areas Outdoor Time Classroom Clubs Project-Based Learning Journaling Activities