after school Programming

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2023-2024 After school programs – Hough Campus

Rainey Institute’s After School programming returns for the 2023-2024 school year starting this fall. Now more than ever, children need outlets for artistic expression. Our programs for 3rd – 8th graders are mastery-based and taught by a passionate faculty committed to enriching students’ lives through art. Our after school programs for this age include the following: Rainey Dance Academy, El Sistema, Intergalactic Arts, and STAGES. We offer Art Adventures for K – 2nd grade students, which allows them to explore a new art area each day. Please scroll down to see the details of each program and registration availability.

Frequently Asked Questions are included at the bottom of this page. If you still have questions after reading this section, please contact us at [email protected] or 216-881-1766.

Registration is now open. 

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

Tuition: $125/month with a $25 non-refundable deposit applied towards the first month’s tuition.

Tuition is due by the 5th of each month. Rainey is a registered provider with the Ohio ACE Program which offers up to $1,000 in financial assistance per child. Tuition Assistance is available to those who do not qualify for ACE. Learn more about ACE here. Rainey’s provider number with ACE is 201810.

Transportation: Transportation is included and provided from the following schools:

**E Prep/Village Prep Cliffs Breakthrough**
**Campus International**

Program Start Date: September 5th, 2023

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.


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. For Kindergarten – 2nd graders, young artists 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 offer Intergalactic Art, El Sistema, Rainey Dance Academy, and STAGES to children in 3rd – 8th grade.

When does the program start?

The program begins on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 and runs through Friday, May 17th, 2024. The program runs Monday – Friday from 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 in the parent portal on our website and provided at orientation.

Is Rainey transporting students to your program?

Rainey Institute has contracted with a school bus provider to transport children who attend Campus International and 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 our donors whose generosity allows us to ensure all children and families have access to our programming at a significantly reduced cost. Tuition is $125 per month inclusive of transportation. Tuition and transportation are billed regardless of the number of days your child is in attendance. Rainey participates in the Ohio ACE program, which provides up to $1,000 of financial support per child for families that qualify. Learn more at We offer tuition assistance for those who do not qualify for the ACE Program.

Will students still get a meal?

Rainey Institute collaborates with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to provide daily USDA-approved meals.

Will my child be able to do their homework?

Rainey 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 agendas or homework. If your child needs more support or time for homework we ask that you reach out to Andrea Soncina, Arts Education Coordinator, to discuss a plan at [email protected]

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

— Rainey Parent