Before-School and After-School Programs

The Josiah Quincy School has several programs outside official school hours that allow students to complete homework, and to engage in various academic, cultural and physical activities.  

BCYF Community Center After School Programs

BCNC Red Oak

One conveniently located 5 days-per-week program is operated by the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), and is called the Red Oak After School program.  To learn more about the Red Oak After School Program, Click here.


JQES Afterschool Enrichment Program (ASEP), offers once a week classes in the following subjects:

  • Scratch Programming and Gaming Club, Grades 2-5, Andrea Blake, Software Engineer
  • Art, Grades K1-1 & Grades 2-5
  • Lego Club with DEILAB, Grades K2-5
  • Sports & Scholars, Grades 3-5, Allan Zamora & Steve Lampron
  • Tae Kwon Do, Grades K2-5, Julia Richieri, Black Belt

Other After School Programs

Other community partners offering after school programs near our school include:

BCYF Boston Center For Youth and Families -885 Washington St
   - JQS ASEP After School Enrichment Programs
   - Red Oak BCNC
ACCESS Enrichment Programs
Castle Square
Chinatown Adventure
Chung Wah
Ellis Memorial
IBA - Cacique Youth Program
IDIIL Learning Center
Kwong Kow
Wang YMCA
Boston Chinatown Tutoring Center

Before School Programs

JQS Orchestra Program jqop.org
M-F, 8:00 am - 9:20 am at the school
Contact: Laura Messina, Program Manager, lmessina.jqop@gmail.com

JQS Choir Program jqop.org
M-F, 8:00 am - 9:20 am at the school
Grades: 2nd-5th
Contact: Laura Messina, Program Manager, lmessina.jqop@gmail.com

Wang YMCA of Chinatown ymcaboston.org
8 Oak Street West, Boston MA 02116
Opens at 7:30 am, staff walk students to JQS at 9:30 am
Contact: Jen Kelly, jkelly@ymcaboston.org 617-426-2237 x 1420

BOKS program BOKSkids.org
This program is offered for some weeks in the fall and in the spring
Contact: tlevett@bostonpublicschools.org