The Hurley School takes full advantage of Boston’s rich resources in the arts. Our students take many field trips to visit the city’s museums and performing arts venues. These include programs like the Boston Ballet School’s CityDance, where students who might have never been exposed to ballet to participate in dance classes. At the Museum of Fine Arts several of our classes participate in bilingual classes in the galleries of this world class museum. The Hurley hosts local performances, including presentations offered by Young Audiences, a non-profit organization that brings professional theater performances directly to the school, and the New England Conservatory opera program, which stages an opera production for our students every year. Hispanic arts play a critical role in our programming, of course. Students learn from renowned Hispanic artists at the Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center – located just around the corner from the school – and from Hispanic writers-in-residence every year who are sponsored by the University of Massachusetts.
Expanding and enriching the Hurley's experience through its afternoon child care program
At the Hurley, we believe every child should have the opportunity to be a part of a bilingual extended learning environment that allows more time for academics and an array of enrichment activities. For students ages *5 through 12, families have the option of enrolling in our full afterschool program, Bodega de Arte and/or several one-day enhancement programs serving students in specific grades. For Middle School families, we have our own three-day program, ¡LUCHA!, and other amazing opportunities!
Bodega de Arte Afterschool Program
The mission of Bodega de Arte is to create a supportive bilingual environment where our students have opportunities for expanded academic support and unique enrichment programs. Here is a quick glimpse of our program (for a more detailed description download our brochure below):
- A typical schedule for full-time Bodega de Arte includes:
- 2:30–2:45: Community Meeting
- 2:45–3:45: Enrichment Clubs
- 3:45–4:00: Snack
- 4:00–5:15: ¡Progresa! (Academics)
- 5:15–5:45: ¡Actívate! (Health and Fitness)
- 5:45–6:00: Clean up & Ready for Pick up
The cost is $97 per week for full-time participants; vouchers accepted and financial assistance offered to families in need
We have many outside programs that are open to all Hurley students. These programs fulfill the specific needs of our student population and are offered at different times of the school year. Contact Karen González for more information on these programs.