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
Sports, Fitness and Recreation
See Kennedy Pool and Somerville YMCA
Local Clubs and Activities
The Welcome Project
The Welcome Project provides many classes, activities, and programs for both children and adults throughout the local community.
530 Mystic Avenue, #111 Somerville MA 02145
Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Music
Tufts Community Music Program
Since its opening in February of 2007, the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center has become a resource for the local community. In addition to the regular 150 plus concerts and events presented in the center's Distler Performance Hall and Fisher Performance Room (which are all open to the public to attend), Tufts Music also offers a wide range of other community music programs. These include: Saturday music classes for children and teenagers, the Tufts Youth Philharmonic on Friday afternoons, weekday evening classes and ensembles for adults, a two week summer music program for children ages 7-12, a special Sundays at Tufts Community Concert series with a rotating slate of artist and music genres, and Saturday Family and Children's Concerts.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Science Club for Girls
Since its founding in 1994, Science Club for Girls (SCFG) has provided the very best in girls-specific programming by connecting girls in K-12 grades, especially those from underrepresented groups, with female mentor-scientists through free science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in a fun, nurturing, interactive environment
WonderLab at Lesley University
WonderLab is a hands-on STEAM (science technology, engineering, arts, and math) after school opportunity for grades K–6 children of Lesley University students, staff, and faculty, and surrounding communities. Activities take place in the new WonderLab classroom in Lesley’s University Hall, science labs, and green spaces in a variety of urban settings. Lesley faculty and students teach the programs