Newton Fall 2022 After School STEM Classes

Supported by a dedicated team of educators, every student learns to BUILD amazing things.

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180 Needham St, Newton, MA 02464

WINNER OF THE MOST STEM PROGRAM AWARDS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Empow offers award-winning 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.

FALL 2022 CLASSES

Our Fall 2022 Semester runs from September 6 – December 2

  • Classes meet for 90 minutes per week
  • 8:1 student instructor ratio for all on campus classes
  • Our Project-Based-Learning (PBL) model encourages students to progress through our lessons at their own pace

Please note that classes may include students from Grades 2-4 and Grades 5-8

BUILD MEMBERSHIP – MORE THAN JUST A CLASS

  • 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
NEWTON CLASSES
Grades 2-4

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design
Grades 5-8

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design

Tech and Design
FALL 2022 NEWTON SCHEDULE

Filter by Grade*

  • All
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8

Filter by Day of the Week

  • All Days
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Filter by Class

  • All Classes
  • 2D Video Game Design
  • 3D 101: Model & Sculpt & Architect
  • Coding with Python 101
  • Coding with Python 201
  • Coding with Scratch
  • Minecraft: Coding with Redstone and Commands
  • Minecraft: Expedition
  • Minecraft: Exploration
  • Minecraft: Modding with Java
  • Minecraft: Modding with Mcreator
  • Minecraft: Redstone Engineering
  • Python Advanced Team
  • Roblox: Coding and Game Design
  • Roblox: Game Design
  • Robotics with Sphero
  • Tech & Design Survey
  • YouTube Video Creation
  • YouTube Video Production
* As of Fall 2022

Location & Class

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Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Newton

Coding Path Path: Coding with Python 101

Grades* 2-4

Level: Int-Adv

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Coding Path Path: Coding with Python 101

Grades* 2-4

Level: Int-Adv

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Coding with Python 101

Grades*: 2-4

Level: Int-Adv

Description >

Newton

5:30 - 7:00 PM ET

ENROLL

Coding Path Path: Coding with Python 101

Grades* 5-8

Level: Int-Adv

Description >

Coding with Python 101

Grades*: 5-8

Level: Int-Adv

Description >

Newton

5:30 - 7:00 PM ET

ENROLL

Coding Path Path: Coding with Scratch

Grades* 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

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Coding with Scratch

Grades*: 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Digital Arts & Design Path Path: YouTube Video Creation

Grades* 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Digital Arts & Design Path Path: YouTube Video Creation

Grades* 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

YouTube Video Creation

Grades*: 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Digital Arts & Design Path Path: YouTube Video Production

Grades* 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

YouTube Video Production

Grades*: 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Digital Arts & Design Path Path: 3D 101: Model & Sculpt & Architect

Grades* 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

3D 101: Model & Sculpt & Architect

Grades*: 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Digital Arts & Design Path Path: 3D 101: Model & Sculpt & Architect

Grades* 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

3D 101: Model & Sculpt & Architect

Grades*: 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Minecraft Path Path: Minecraft: Expedition

Grades* 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Minecraft Path Path: Minecraft: Expedition

Grades* 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Minecraft: Expedition

Grades*: 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Minecraft Path Path: Minecraft: Exploration

Grades* 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Minecraft: Exploration

Grades*: 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Minecraft Path Path: Minecraft: Coding with Redstone and Commands

Grades* 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Minecraft: Coding with Redstone and Commands

Grades*: 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Minecraft Path Path: Minecraft: Modding with Java

Grades* 5-8

Level: Int-Adv

Description >

Minecraft: Modding with Java

Grades*: 5-8

Level: Int-Adv

Description >

Newton

5:30 - 7:00 PM ET

ENROLL

Minecraft Path Path: Minecraft: Redstone Engineering

Grades* 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Minecraft: Redstone Engineering

Grades*: 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Minecraft Path Path: Minecraft: Modding with MCreator

Grades* 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Minecraft: Modding with MCreator

Grades*: 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Minecraft Path Path: Minecraft: Modding with MCreator

Grades* 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Minecraft: Modding with MCreator

Grades*: 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Robotics Path Path: Robotics with Sphero

Grades* 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Robotics Path Path: Robotics with Sphero

Grades* 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Robotics with Sphero

Grades*: 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

5:30 - 7:00 PM ET

ENROLL

Robotics Path Path: Robotics with Sphero

Grades* 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Robotics with Sphero

Grades*: 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

5:30 - 7:00 PM ET

ENROLL

Tech & Design Path Path: Tech & Design Survey

Grades* 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Tech & Design Path Path: Tech & Design Survey

Grades* 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Tech & Design Survey

Grades*: 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

5:30 - 7:00 PM ET

ENROLL

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Tech & Design Path Path: Tech & Design Survey

Grades* 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Tech & Design Survey

Grades*: 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

5:30 - 7:00 PM ET

ENROLL

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Tech & Design Path Path: Tech & Design Survey

Grades* 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Tech & Design Path Path: Tech & Design Survey

Grades* 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Video Game Design Path Path: 2D Video Game Design

Grades* 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Video Game Design Path Path: 2D Video Game Design

Grades* 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

2D Video Game Design

Grades*: 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Video Game Design Path Path: 2D Video Game Design

Grades* 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

2D Video Game Design

Grades*: 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Video Game Design Path Path: Roblox: Coding and Game Design

Grades* 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Roblox: Coding and Game Design

Grades*: 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

5:30 - 7:00 PM ET

ENROLL

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Video Game Design Path Path: Roblox: Game Design

Grades* 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Roblox: Game Design

Grades*: 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Newton

5:30 - 7:00 PM ET

ENROLL

4:00 - 5:30 PM ET

ENROLL

Video Game Design Path Path: Roblox: Coding and Game Design

Grades* 5-8

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

Video Game Design Path Path: Roblox: Game Design

Grades* 2-4

Level: Beg-Int

Description >

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BUILD BENEFITS

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 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
  • Come see what students are creating and learning during our mid-semester Showcase
  • 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
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BUILD HOLIDAYS (NO CLASSES)

  • September 5 – Labor Day
  • September 26 – Rosh Hashanah
  • October 5 – Yom Kippur
  • October 10 – Indigenous People’s Day
  • November 11 – Veteran’s Day
  • November 24-26 – Thanksgiving Break
  • December 24-31 – Christmas
  • January 2 – New Year’s Day Holiday
  • January 16 – Martin Luther King Day
  • February 18-25 – February Vacation
  • April 7-8 – Easter Holiday
  • April 15-22 – Spring Vacation
  • May 29 – Memorial Day

BUILD SCHEDULE

Our BUILD program runs throughout the school year:
Fall 2022 Classes: 9/6/22 – 12/2/22
Winter 2022-2023 Classes: 12/5/22 – 3/11/23
Spring 2023 Classes: 3/13/23 – 6/10/23

Please note our Holiday schedule. Families may register for our one-day Holiday Camps and week-long Vacation Camps when classes aren’t running.

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.

–Charles in Lexington

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!

–JD in Brookline

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.

We loved Empow!
–Melissa

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.

Our son’s experience was an unparalleled success
–Richard in Cambridge

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!

Learning game design and robotics at Empow really encouraged my creativity
–Camper Alumni

Looking back, Empow was a big part of why I choose to major in engineering.

Looking back, Empow was a big part of why I choose to major in engineering.
–Camper Alumni

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!

I was really impressed with the instructors
–Tina in Lexington

WOULD PRIVATE 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
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A TEAM THAT COMBINES THE VERY BEST IN FUN, CREATIVITY, AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

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MORE AWARDS THAN ANY OTHER STEM CAMP
OR AFTER-SCHOOL PROVIDER IN MASSACHUSETTS

#1 Winner, 6 Years Running!

Best STEM Summer Camp
#1 in 2021, #1 in 2020, #1 in 2019

Best Academic Summer Camp
Top 10 in 2021, Top 10 in 2020, #1 in 2019, #1 in 2018, Top 5 in 2016, Top 5 in 2015

Best School Vacation Camp
#1 in 2021, #1 in 2020, #1 in 2019, #1 in 2018, #1 in 2017

Best Science Technology & Digital Arts Summer Camps
Top 10 in 2021, #1 in 2018, #1 in 2017

Best Kids Party
#1 in 2021, Top 10 in 2020, #1 in 2019, #1 in 2018

Best Enrichment and After School Program
Top 10 in 2021

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