after school Programming

Quality arts programs that inspire and elevate.

2021-2022 After school programs

Rainey Institute After School programming returns for the 2021-2022 school year starting this fall.  Now more than ever, children need outlets of artistic expression.  Our programs are mastery-based and taught by a passionate faculty committed to enriching students lives through art.  In addition to our popular programs – Rainey Dance Academy, El Sistema, and Intergalactic Arts, we’re excited bring two new programs available to our students: STAGES and Art Adventures.  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 our Enrollment and Program Specialist, LaNee Holmes at or by calling 216-881-1766 ext. 10 between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.

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

Tuition: $10 / Week

Transportation: Provided from St. Frances, Cliffs Breakthrough, & Campus International for $10 / Week

Program Start Date: Tuesday, September 7th

Meals & Tutoring
Provided Daily

el sistema

Students: 3rd – 8th Grades

El Sistema@Rainey’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.

STAGES New program

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 the coronavirus?

Rainey Institute has developed a COVID Plan that includes measures to keep you, your children, and our staff and faculty safe. The COVID plan is included in the Parent Handbook that will be sent by August 27th. We will continue to mandate masks for anyone entering the building and stay abreast of the guidance and mandates from the local and state government and health departments.

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 7, 2021 and runs through Friday, May 13th, 2022. 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 and St. Francis. Schools were determined based upon location/distance from Rainey and release time. Our bus will pick students up first at St. Francis, drop them off at Rainey, and will then proceed to pick students up from Campus International, then Cliffs Breakthrough and finally drop them off at Rainey. Due to the limited availability of bus drivers and the impact the pandemic had on busing companies, we have limited seats available on the route to Campus International and Cliffs. Please be sure to register as soon as possible. We will continue to search for additional transportation providers and do our best to accommodate any students on our Transportation wait-list.

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 $10 per week and transportation is also just $10 per week. Tuition and transportation are billed regardless of the number of days your child is in attendance. This year both tuition and transportation will be billed prior to services being provided. You are only required to pay the non-refundable $25 deposit for tuition and transportation if you elect it. Parents have a choice to pay in full or in 2 installments. 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

Will students still get a meal?

Rainey Institute collaborates with the Cleveland Food Bank to provide for USDA approved meals. Due to the pandemic all meals will be brown bag individual serving lunches.

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.

“Whenever you give a young person, a child the opportunity to be free in a way that they can express themselves, they always do better in other parts of their lives.”

— Mayor Frank Jackson

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