After-school Programming 

CLOTH has provided after-school programs for over 30 years which provides programming for 65 students attending The Duke Ellington School (PS 4). We serve Grades 1 - 5, Monday through Friday from 3pm – 6pm, during the 10 months of the school year.

With a 10 to 1, student to teacher ratio we provide Home Work assistance, 1 on 1 tutoring,  and test prep.  Our Teachers are all DOE certified and our Teacher Assistants have met all DOH requirements.



To sign up, fill out the application and bring it to 500 West 159 street with the appropriate forms of ID. You will need 2 forms of identification with a proof of address.

Contact Us

To find out about more about CLOTH’s educational programs contact
JonPaul Dyson,
Director of After-school
(212) 795-4779

SONYC / COMPASS – Middle School

CLOTH After-school offers free programming to over 90 6th – 8th grade Middle School participants at the Community Health Academy of the Heights (CHAH) through The Comprehensive After-school System of New York City – COMPASS NYC. CLOTH provides a high quality program with a strong balance of academics, recreation, enrichment, cultural activities and healthy lunches which include snacks and fruits provided by School Foods and our partnership with City Harvest to support and strengthen the overall development of our participants.

CLOTH offers activities such as Homework Help/Tutoring, Leadership Development, Dance, Karate, Music/Choir, Sports, Art Leadership, Cultural Awareness, etc. CLOTH After-school complements what participants are learning in school. 

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Contact Us

To find out about more about the SONYC / Compass programs contact
Jamie Gabriel
Program Director
(212) 795-4779

Summer Programming

CLOTH's Summer Program operates during the 6 week school summer break. CLOTH Summer Program provides programming for ages 6 thru 12.5/grades 1st thru 5th grades. We are housed within The Duke Ellington School (PS 4), which provides the perfect setting to strengthen participants’ academic backgrounds.  Beginning the first week of July and ending the second week of August, we provide a full array of programming from 8am until 4pm, Monday through Friday. Our program consists of two components: Academic Instruction and Enrichment. Academic Instruction helps individualize the curriculum so that it focuses on the students’ weaknesses.  Enrichment ranges from arts and crafts to recreational activities, including field trips and day trips. Our goal is to give students an opportunity to discover New York City in educational ways.