Afterschool Programs

Beacon Program - The Beacon Program is a community based organization that is housed in our school building. The Beacon Program provides free care and activities after school for students and school age children living on Roosevelt Island in Kindergarten and up . The program director is Christina Mangra and her contact is

Island Kids - A fee based after school program for Pre-K to Grade 2 (options for older students upon request) run at PS/IS 217. Each day includes an enrichment program and care. Visit: or contact for information.

Students enrolled in Island Kids or Beacon will be sent to the respective program by their classroom teacher at dismissal. The main office, PTA and teachers are not involved in managing these after school programs at 217, please direct all questions concerning these programs to the Island Kids or Beacon administration.