We believe that New York Harbor Students’ participation in afterschool activities on a consistent basis develops the “whole student” and will beneﬁt them socially, emotionally, physically and academically.
Afterschool Clubs + Sports
A Harbor School student's day
doesn't stop for the 3:00 pm ferry . . .
Before and after school is a very exciting time to be at the New York Harbor School. On any given day:
Boats are built by hand out of wood and launched
Basketball championships are won!
Freshmen who have never been in the water but dream of being scuba divers become lifelong swimmers.
Flowers and vegetables are sprouted from composted soil.
Through participation in after school activities, students develop character, environmental stewardship, career and life skills. Attributes such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship become the focus in these activity programs.
Sample offerings . . .
Clubs and sports change both yearly and seasonally. Not all are offered every semester. Students should listen to 2nd period announcements regarding the information fair and sign up, which generally happens in late September and late January.
Clubs meet after school unless otherwise noted. Days and times may change so listen to announcements and read school postings for regular updates.
Marine Engineering allows students to delve deeply into what it takes to maintain our ﬂeet of vessels in safe and efficient operating condition.
As members of US Sailing, the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA), and through local sailing organizations such as Hudson River Community Sailing, Harbor School offers a sailing program of dinghy
The Harbor School Student Council is the official student body government. The officers are elected by the students and represent the student body in consultations with school administration. The Council organizes multiple events throughout the year. The full Council meets weekly on Thursday mornings and committees meet as needed, typically on Tuesday mornings or after school.
Youth Applied Maritime Studies
In afterschool boatbuilding students learn the basics of woodworking, shop safety, project planning and design while collaboratively building wooden craft for use in the school’s on-water programs. Students gain valuable skills in carpentry, tool usage, shop etiquette, teamwork, leadership, and project completion.
Future Farmers of America
Moth Storytelling Club
Students experience what it is like to perform maintenance tasks such as oil changes, ﬁlter changes general vessel upkeep, troubleshoot real life mechanical and electrical issues come up with solutions and implement, maintain records, communicate in a professional manner and develop leadership skills.
Student for Climate Action
Harbor Corps is a student leadership group whose members are drawn from all seven CTEs. They meet once a week to exchange information about their programs, plan collaborative events focused on harbor and estuary issues, and perform volunteer work for the Billion Oyster Project.
Social Studies Internship Program
The WaterfrontClub is a Inter Career and Technical peer leadership based program designed to maintain and operate the NYHS and BOP’s ﬂeet of vessels, docks and waterfront facilities. Students enrolled in the program participate in a Scouting BSA Advancement Curriculum which awards achievements in a wide variety of maritime skills including: boat handling, safety, navigation, teamwork and leadership. Students participate with a year long commitment that includes work in the summer and on weekends. Student leadership positions are elected and faculty participate in an advisory capacity.
Garden, Wellness, Sustainability Club
Rowing is the oldest and largest club at NY Harbor School. We learn seamanship, leadership, sportsmanship, navigation while rowing open water, traditionally built Whitehall Gigs in NY Harbor. We compete against other New England crews in 2 – 3 competitions a season and typically come home with ﬁrst place awards. We row male, female and mixed crews.
Swimming Lessons & Practice
Winter Workouts is the largest after school club which boasts a roster of over 60 students. Students have the opportunity to learn the importance of physical ﬁtness and living a healthy lifestyle. Students are challenged in a boot-camp style environment which consists of vigorous calisthenics, strength training, and muscle endurance training exercises. It also serves as a physical ﬁtness club for the rowing team and for non-rowers with a focus on cardiorespiratory endurance training and muscle strength and endurance exercises
Magic the Gathering
Harbor SEALS are the Sea, Estuary, Air, and Land (SEALs) Citizen Science Monitoring program at the New York Harbor School. Our purpose is to bring together Citizen Scientists to monitor the health of the Hudson River Estuary, educate the public, and create the conditions to help bring the harbor seal back to NYC. For, once the harbor seal accepts the NY Harbor again as part of its habitat, we will have made a positive difference in our environment.
Softball Skill Building
Yearbook "The Tide"