Overview of the Elementary Program

The Elementary Program provides students in grades K-5 with an intensive year-round academic curriculum and enrichment activities to ensure they develop the knowledge, critical-thinking, and social-emotional skills to succeed in school and to meet any opportunities and challenges they may face.

EHTP also provides a range of counseling services and support groups for students and their families, and offers school admissions sessions to help students identify, apply, and gain admission to middle schools of their choice.

All EHTP programs and services are offered year-round at no cost to students and families. The program meets four days a week, Monday through Thursday, from 3:30 – 6:15 p.m.

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After-School Elementary Program

Scholars in the after-school Elementary Program (Kindergarten through 5th grade) receive a rigorous academic curriculum of literacy and math complemented by a variety of activities such as art and nutrition provided by experienced and caring teachers and volunteers.

Additional activities include:

  • Field trips to museums, films, and community events
  • One-on-one Saturday Homework Help from 10 to 11:30 a.m. is available for scholars who would like additional support with homework, reading, or other academics as needed.

The K-4 program is based at 340 East 104th Street (between First and Second Avenue). The 5th grade program is located at 2053 Second Avenue (between 105 and 106th Street).

Summer Program

During EHTP’s four-week Summer Program for scholars in grades K-5, we provide educational, artistic, and recreational activities Monday-Friday, from 8am-3:30pm. To encourage active minds and bodies during the summer months, all students enrolled in the school-year program are expected to participate in summer program.

During the summer, scholars enjoy a full-day program, including:

  • Intensive academic instruction in literacy, math, and science
  • Music, art, dance, yoga, sports,outdoor time, and field trips
  • Healthy breakfast and lunch for all scholars


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Family Programs

We also provide a range of programs to help our families support the social emotional and academic growth of our scholars, including:

  • Counseling services and student workshops on relevant topics
  • Family Council meetings to discuss issues and share feedback about the program, and take an active role in planning family events

The School Admissions program is designed to provide families with tools and resources to navigate the middle school application process, and find the right school for their scholar.

Program Impact

100% of scholars performing below grade level on target Common Core writing standards in November approached or were at grade level by May 2016.

80% of students in grades K-2 who were “approaching grade level” in math were “at or above grade level” by May 2016.

During the 2015-16 school year, 93% of scholars below grade level in reading, grew by at least two reading levels.

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