after school Programming

Quality arts programs that inspire and elevate.

2022-2023 After school programs

Rainey Institute After School programming returns for the 2022-2023 school year starting this fall.  Now more than ever, children need outlets for artistic expression.  Our programs are mastery-based and taught by a passionate faculty committed to enriching students’ lives through art.  This year’s programming will include popular programs – Rainey Dance Academy, El Sistema, and Intergalactic Arts.  Also returning this year are STAGES and Art Adventures.  These programs were very popular last year and will return for 2022-2023.  Please scroll down to see the details of each program and registration availability.

For answers to common questions, there is an FAQ section at the bottom of this page.  If you still have questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 216-881-1766.

Program Days: Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuition: $13 / Week – Billed in $150 Increments in September, December & March

Transportation: Provided from E Prep/Village Prep Cliffs Breakthrough, & Campus International for $13 / Week – Billed in $150 Increments in September, December & March

Program Start Date: Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

Meals & Tutoring
Provided Daily

el sistema

Students: 3rd – 8th Grades

El [email protected]’s mastery-based orchestral instruction makes music fun while inspiring focus and teamwork. Our young musicians study violin, viola, cello, or double bass through 90 minutes of daily orchestra classes. Instruments are provided. Professional musicians and classically-trained teaching artists provide instruction and students perform monthly concerts for friends, family and the community.

rainey dance academy

Students: 3rd – 8th Grades

Rainey’s Dance Academy (RDA) specifically focuses on providing passionate, curious, and collaborative young dancers in Greater Cleveland communities with pre-professional dance education and the necessary tools for aspiring dancers to succeed artistically, professionally, and personally. Our vision is to uplift the value of dance, inspiring participants to view dance as an equal career and educational opportunity, while motivating dancers to learn and present their best selves.


Students: 3rd – 8th Grades

Intergalactic ARTS offers a safe learning environment that nurtures creativity and innovation by providing age-adaptable art projects and integrated art forms for budding artists.

Students will absorb hands-on experiences in a fusion of visual art in both 2D and 3D media including Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, and Digital Art.

Students will learn to integrate their art experiences with diverse academic subjects and cultures. They will hone self-expression, communication, teamwork, and problem solving skills through a variety of artistic approaches and sustained effort.


Students: 3rd – 8th Grades

STAGES is a creative catalog program, exploring the many stages and disciplines of performing arts!

Students will learn about and engage in various dimensions of stage performance, including drama, vocal music, dance, stand-up comedy, performance poetry, and public speaking, as well as the behind-the-scenes work of stage production, writing, directing, and producing.

STAGES offers a wide-ranging, educational, and fun experience for young performers to build the confidence and skills to shine on any stage!


Students: K- 2nd Grades

Each day our children will experience a new art form, rotating daily through art, dance, drama, and dance. Experiential classes are led by professional artists in each area and supported by an Early Childhood Art Educator.

frequently asked questions

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What precautions is Rainey taking to keep children, staff & faculty, and families safe from coronavirus or other potential outbreaks?

The health and safety of our students, staff, and visitors will always be our first priority.  Rainey Institute will continue to monitor and enact appropriate actions based on current guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and local/state medical recommendations.   Guidelines may change without notice and information will be distributed via our website, broadcast email messages, and/or social media.

What grade does my child need to be in to attend your program?

Rainey’s After School Program serves children in Kindergarten – 8th grade. We are excited to launch our new Art Adventures program for children in Kindergarten – 2nd grade this year. In this class, young artists in this class will explore art, dance, music, and drama. They will travel to a different art form every day as well as work on various art projects within their own classroom. We also offer our Intergalactic Art, El Sistema, Rainey Dance Academy, and STAGES to children entering grades 3 through 8th grade.

When does the program start?

The program begins on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 and runs through Friday, May 12th, 2023. The program runs Monday – Friday and begins at 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

What school calendar does Rainey follow?

Rainey Institute programming reaches students from multiple schools. We develop our own calendar but try to stay as close to the CMSD schedule as possible. Our calendar will be distributed along with the Parent Handbook by August 27th, on our website, and provided at orientation as well.

Is Rainey transporting students to your program?

Rainey Institute has contracted with a school bus provider to transport children who attend Campus International, E Prep / Village Prep Cliffs Breakthrough School. Schools were determined based upon location/distance from Rainey and release time. 

What time can I drop my child off if I am bringing them or another provider?

Students can be dropped off beginning at 3:00 pm.

How much does the Rainey program cost?

We are very grateful to the foundations as well as our corporate and individual donors. Their generosity allows us to ensure all children and families have access to our programming at a significantly reduced cost. Tuition is $13 per week and transportation is also just $13 per week. Tuition and transportation are billed regardless of the number of days your child is in attendance. You are only required to pay the non-refundable $25 deposit for tuition and transportation if you elect it.  Financial assistance is also available by completing the Tuition Assistance application on our website under “tuition” or by calling 216-881-1766 and asking for LaNee Holmes or emailing her at [email protected]

Will students still get a meal?

Rainey Institute collaborates with the Cleveland Food Bank to provide for USDA approved meals.

Will my child be able to do their homework?

Rainey Institute allocates time for students to complete their homework between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Our teachers rely on your children to inform them if they have homework and are never to go through a child’s backpack in search of agenda’s or homework. If your child is needing more support or time for homework we ask that you reach out to the Enrollment & Program Specialist, LaNee Holmes to discuss a plan.

“My child loved being able to express himself and make friends who share common interests with him.”

— Rainey Parent