After-School STEM Classes
Supported by a dedicated team of educators, every student learns to BUILD amazing things.
WINNER OF THE MOST STEM PROGRAM AWARDS IN MASSACHUSETTS
Empow offers award-winning, on-campus STEM classes in coding, Minecraft, film & animation, 3D design & engineering, robotics and more for kids 7-15, afternoons and weekends, in Newton, Lexington and Online.
BUILD MEMBERSHIP – MORE THAN JUST A CLASS
- Monthly membership that includes 2 one-hour STEM classes per week with fees starting at only $299
- Class options that include beginner to advanced levels in a range of STEM topics
- A customized sequence of classes to meet your learning goals; easy switches between classes
- Dedicated Academic Advisor providing regular updates and evolving learning plans
- Optional bus transportation and extended care to meet your family’s scheduling needs
BROWSE ON-CAMPUS CLASSES
Need Help Choosing A Class? Schedule A Free Class & Consultation.
Our Academic Advisors will work with you to create the best schedule that meets your needs.
Bus transportation and extended care options available. Book a consultation to review all options.
Whether students are learning to code, designing their own chess piece, or creating a movie they can upload to YouTube, they love sharing their new tech and STEM skills and projects with family and friends.
- Students are proud of their accomplishments as they develop critical twenty-first century tech skills
- Parents love to hear all about what their student is learning – and building – throughout the school year
- Students thrive in a community that embraces their unique talents
GREAT TEACHERS ARE JUST THE BEGINNING
Our team of local educators help set your student on a path to success.
- A dedicated Academic Advisor partners with your family to ensure the best fit of classes and instructors
- An academic-year Individualized Learning Plan that turns your academic and social learning objectives into a customized sequence of classes and complimentary services
- Previews of learning goals, Progress Reports, links to your child’s Projects, and Parent Conference opportunities
- Easy switches between classes as your child progresses
- Individual attention in our small class sizes
BUILD HOLIDAYS (NO CLASSES)
- September 6 – Labor Day
- September 7-8 – Rosh Hashanah
- September 16 – Yom Kippur
- October 11 – Indigenous People’s Day
- November 11 – Veteran’s Day
- November 25-26 – Thanksgiving
- December 24-31 – Christmas
- January 1 – New Year’s Day
- January 17 – Martin Luther King Day
- February 21-25 – February Vacation
- April 15 – Good Friday
- April 18-22 – Spring Vacation
- May 30 – Memorial Day
- June 20 – Juneteenth
Our BUILD program runs throughout the school year with rolling admissions for most classes.
Lexington BUILD Schedule: 8/31/21 – 6/18/22
Newton BUILD Schedule: 9/9/21 – 6/18/22
Online BUILD Schedule: 9/9/21 – 6/18/22
Bus transportation is available from local area schools within a 10 minute drive to our Lexington and Newton Studios. Please note that we require two weeks notice to sign up for bus transportation.
Bus fees are $21.50/ride. Transportation fees are dependent on car availability, driver wages, and gas prices, and we hope that prices will come down later in the school year.
Additional transportation schedules may be available, please contact us if interested.
- Bowman Elementary
- Bridge Elementary
- Estabrook Elementary
- Fiske Elementary
- Harrington Elementary
- Hastings Elementary
- Clarke Middle School
- Diamond Middle School
NEWTON & NEEDHAM SCHOOLS
- Bowen Elementary
- Countryside Elementary
- Mason-Rice Elementary
- Memorial Spaulding Elementary
- Zervas Elementary
- Mitchell Elementary
- Sunita Williams Elementary
- Eliot Elementary
- Brown Middle School
- Oak Hill Middle School
Extended care is available before and after your child’s BUILD classes from the time school is dismissed until our studios close. Students can have a snack, do homework, continue to work on their BUILD projects, or just relax and play games with friends.
Extended Care Hours:
Monday – Thursday from 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Friday from 11:30am-6:30pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:00pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday from 12:30pm – 6:30pm
My daughter comes to Empow once a week after school. She loves it so much! There are so many choices of tech things to do. She's had so much fun and the instructors are friendly, knowledgeable and fun. It is always hard to ask her to leave when I pick her up, because she wants to stay to the last minute. I will definitely register her next year.
My son has been to Empow's Brookline camp both in Feb and April school breaks. Love it. The teachers are very knowledgeable, teach well and very good with kids. We will go back!
We loved Empow! My kids could not get enough! Each morning, they woke up on their own and nagged us to leave earlier! My boys have different interests, and I am really pleased that both were so engaged.
Our son's experience was an unparalleled success. The skill and engagement of the instructors was evident in the caliber of work produced by each and every camper. And, the camp's commitment in guiding every child in the pursuit of his or her individual creative path is priceless.
Learning game design and robotics at Empow really encouraged my creativity, and taught me that creativity and science could be done together. It opened up paths and college and my career that I didn't know existed. Thanks!
Looking back, Empow was a big part of why I choose to major in engineering.
I was really impressed with the instructors and how they were able to bring out so much from the kids. My son had a wonderful experience and is already asking about participating again next year!
WOULD PRIVATE AFTER-SCHOOL STEM LESSONS BE A BETTER OPTION?
Available in all of the same topics and offering all of the benefits of BUILD membership plus
- Choose the time and location to meet your family’s busy scheduling needs
- Available in-person or online
- Even higher levels of individualized attention
- Wider range of advanced topics are available
A TEAM THAT COMBINES THE VERY BEST IN FUN, CREATIVITY, AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
MORE AWARDS THAN ANY OTHER STEM CAMP
OR AFTER-SCHOOL PROVIDER IN MASSACHUSETTS
#1 Winner, 6 Years Running!
Best STEM Summer Camp
#1 in 2020, #1 in 2019
Best Academic Summer Camp
Top 10 in 2020, #1 in 2019, #1 in 2018, Top 5 in 2016, Top 5 in 2015
Best School Vacation Camp
#1 in 2020, #1 in 2019, #1 in 2018, #1 in 2017
Best Science Technology & Digital Arts Summer Camps
#1 in 2018, #1 in 2017
Best Kids Party
Top 10 in 2020, #1 in 2019, #1 in 2018
Top Five, 7 Years in a Row!
Best Winter Camp
Top 5 in 2020, #1 in 2019, Top 5 in 2017
Best Among All Types of Enrichment & After-School Programs
Top 10 in 2020, Top 5 in 2019, #1 in 2018, #1 in 2017
Best Science & Technology Programs
Top 10 in 2020, Top 5 in 2019, Top 5 in 2018, Top 5 in 2017, Top 5 in 2016, Top 5 in 2015
Best Among All Types of Teen Focused Summer Camps
Top 5 in 2019
Best Educational Support & Tutoring
Top 5 in 2014