Information about School Pick-Up and Extended Care for 2019-20 is here. Feel free to email us if you have questions.
Days and Locations for School Pick-Up
Specific schools and pick-up routes are determined based on parent demand (see below). Generally speaking, we can pick up from any school within a 10-block (or half-mile) walking radius of our Fig Tree class location, as follows:
Tuesdays - Kumon in Carroll Gardens
Wednesdays - Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights
Wednesdays - Fig Tree Flagship in Park Slope
Thursdays - Brooklyn Free School in Ft Greene/ Clinton Hill
Thursdays - Fig Tree Flagship in Park Slope
How We Set Pick-Up Routes
School pick-up routes are created based on demand. In our online registration form, parents/ guardians can indicate interest in school pick-up. At that time, we also collect students’ school dismissal times. In early August, we evaluate all of the school pick-up requests, and begin to map pick-up routes. By mid-August, we will confirm school pick-up routes with all interested families, and we’ll provide a link for registration and payment.
We need a minimum of 3 students to create a pick-up route. The students do not all have to attend the same school; we can pick up from multiple schools along a route.
Previous School Pick-Up Locations
In the past, we have picked up at the following schools. It is likely that we’ll pick up at these schools again in 2019-20, assuming there is interest. And, per above, we can add any new school, based on interest, dismissal time, and route availability!
Tuesdays / Carroll Gardens - PS 29, PS 58
Wednesdays / Brooklyn Heights - Packer, Saint Ann’s
Thursdays / Ft Greene/ Clinton Hill - Arts & Letters, Compass
Thursdays / Park Slope - PS 39, Berkeley Carroll Lower School, Berkeley Carroll Middle School
Families may register for school pick-up by trimester or year, as follows:
Trimester (10 classes) - $15 per week, or $150 total
Year (30 classes) - $12 per week, or $360 total
Registration for School Pick-Up (and Extended Care) will open in mid-August. At that time, we will confirm school pick-up routes with all interested families, and we’ll also provide a link for registration and payment.
Fig Tree offers Extended Care to students who are picked up from school before class start time OR who need to remain at Fig Tree after class end time, until 6:00 PM.
Students in Extended Care are supervised by friendly, responsible Fig Tree staff. Extended Care time is not structured; kids can play quietly, read, or do homework in our cozy Flagship space. Snacks and water are provided.
Where and When?
Extended Care is available at our Fig Tree Flagship only, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 3:00 - 6:00 PM.
Extended Care is provided at no additional cost to families who also utilize our school pick-up service. Families who don’t use our pick-up service can register for Extended Care at the School Pick-Up rate.
Extended Care registration will take place during School Pick-Up registration, in August.