Middle school students must be a BTC member in order to attend Middle School Mondays.
For the 2018 summer, the BTC is open to rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students on Mondays from 2:30-7:00PM. The BTC will be closed on 7/2/18 (4th of July Weekend), 8/20/18, 8/27/18 (Summer Break), and 9/3/18 (Labor Day). Student numbers are down in the summer, and as a result we do not offer regularly scheduled structured programming, but youth leaders will organize periodic athletic and art activities.
For the 2018-2019 school year, the BTC will offer Middle School Mondays for 6th, 7th and 8th graders who live in and/or attend any school in Brookline. Middle School Mondays run from 2:30pm-7:00pm.
We are open regular hours for some Monday school holidays (Rosh Hashanah – 9/10/18, Indigenous Peoples Day – 10/8/18, Veterans Day – 11/12/18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day – 1/21/19) but will be closed on 12/24/18 (Christmas Eve), 12/31/18 (New Year’s Eve), 2/18/19 (President’s Day), 4/15/19 (Patriot’s Day) and 5/27/19 (Memorial Day).
The BTC is not a structured after school program but allows youth the freedom to choose what they want to do and have exposure to a variety of new opportunities.
Participation in all programs is on a drop-in, voluntary basis. The BTC is an architecturally award winning 12,000 square foot renovated 1930’s era garage. The facility includes a state of the art music recording studio, maker space, yoga/dance studio, half-court gym, fitness center, game/media room, billiards, air hockey, foosball, café and seating area, 2 lanes of candlepin bowling, 2 performance stages, an A/V booth, and an academic mezzanine which includes a study space with top of the line PC and Mac computers, a tutoring room, and a large conference room.
Members can use Chromebooks within the center. Academic support, and homework help are also available.
Included in the cost of membership, youth have unlimited in-out privileges and are welcome to attend all classes, workshops and events that are available on Middle School Mondays. In addition, middle school students are able to participate in structured programming/classes offered other days of the week.
The BTC offers opportunities to join into a variety of programming opportunities such as the Science and Engineering Club, sports games/tournaments, dance classes, music studio workshops, etc… Click here for a complete list of programming opportunities.
The BTC runs a small café where it’s members can purchase food and drinks. The café is open Mondays from 2:30pm-6:45pm.
Throughout the year, the BTC has other programming opportunities that run within the BTC but are independent from the BTC. Based on space availability, members can join programs for an additional cost paid directly to the organization running the class. Examples of these programs are MediaGirls, Aerial Silks, Girls LEAP, creative writing class, etc… Click here to see all the programming available to middle school students.
Middle School students will sign in when they arrive at the BTC on Mondays, but they are able to come and go during the day. Parents/guardians should be clear with their children regarding whether they are expected to remain at the BTC until they are picked up. The BTC will not require that students stay in the building.
Visit our Membership page to start the application process.