Afterschool at Afterworks

Afterworks offers a safe, caring afterschool environment for children ages 5-14 in Cambridge and surrounding areas. Our mission is to meet working parents’ urgent need for affordable afterschool programming that provides children with a supportive space in which they may learn and grow.


Afterworks creates a structured educational experience that complements and supports our students’ in-school learning time. We are committed to:

  • Providing children with an environment rich in the arts, including music, drama, writing, and visual arts.
  • Promoting inclusion and cross-cultural understanding through field trips, multicultural books, and ample opportunities for artistic expression.
  • Fostering respect for each person’s cultural heritage and traditions. Our staff reflects the diversity of our students.
  • Promoting academic excellence through one-to-one tutoring and literacy education.
  • Maintaining small class sizes, a low staff-to-student ratio, and high teacher retention.
  • Supporting working parents by providing children with high-quality, affordable afterschool care.

Afterworks also provides full-day child care during school vacation weeks, early release days, and Christmas break. We are fully licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.