There is a wonderful variety of programs and activities for elementary age children in Somerville. All the programs listed here offer reduced rate or sliding scale payments options. Contact the specific program to find out more.
Programs & Activities
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Parts and Crafts
The Parts and Crafts Collective offers classes, workshops, and a drop-in resource center for kids to explore creative arts, science, and engineering.
577 Somerville Avenue, Somerville MA 02143
Phone number: (617) 207-8016
Sports, Fitness and Recreation
Pop Warner Football and Cheer
The Somerville Pop Warner Football & Cheer Program is a non-profit organization interested in building leadership, learning skills, teamwork and discipline.
We take pride in bringing together boys and girls from the city of Somerville to learn important life lessons through playing organized football and participating in cheering. We encourage good sportsmanship, respect for our community and each other, and strong team unity.
Somerville Community Growing Center
The Center provides a hands-on environment for children to learn about the natural world, science, community service and cultural issues. Many programs, events, and activities are offered.
Somerville Recreation Department
Somerville Recreation Department offers a range of activities for students of all ages. From Sprout sports for preschoolers, to ice skating, basketball and flag football, check out their website and updated guide for more information.
Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Music
School of HONK
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERYONE, at any age, to learn an instrument, or a rhythm, or a dance routine, or otherwise help us make music together. We value diversity, inclusion, egalitarianism and mutual love and respect, and we have mentors and players with all levels of experience, eager to help others learn to play too. Everyone is encouraged to find their own voice, and participate at whatever level is both comfortable and rewarding. And although playing music involves cooperation and some simple rules, unlike most other play, it is completely non-competitive and open to all. Want to learn trumpet? We’ll show you how to blow one note, then maybe you’ll play that note on every fourth beat. It’s a very important note in the song, and it’s easy to play, and the next thing you know, you’ve just taken your first steps to playing music with us.
Somerville Arts for Youth (SAY)
The Mission of SAY, Inc is to encourage the youth of Somerville, MA, to explore their social, academic, and leadership potential through training in the performing arts.
Through collaborations with our schools and community partners, we create opportunities for young people to engage with professional teaching artists, to experience theatre, music, and dance first hand, and to explore their potential through hands on training in performance and production.