out-of-school-time (OST) Program

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The Out-of-School-Time (OST) Program provides high-quality and affordable after school care to a group of approximately 150 children, ages 5 to 14, at two sites in East Boston: Orient Heights and Central Square.

Our after school activities support:

  • Literacy development
  • Problem solving skills
  • Scientific and artistic discovery
  • Project based learning opportunities

Our choice of activities is based on the following concepts:

  • Attention to the child’s needs and interests
  • An understanding of how children learn and develop
  • Massachusetts curriculum framework and learning benchmarks to compliment the learning that happens in school.


  • High quality, affordable after-school programming for children ages 5-14
  • Year-round programming and care
  • Multicultural curriculum
  • Small and large group homework help
  • Access to computers
  • Field trips
  • Full-day child care during school vacation for those children enrolled during the school year
  • Organized sports, performing arts, special projects, arts and crafts, storytelling, and much more!
  • Two convenient locations in East Boston: Central Square and Orient Heights.

Our programs are offered with pricing on a sliding scale based on ability to pay and available funding.  To learn more about pricing, please contact our enrollment office:

Enrollment: Christopher Marroquin (617) 569-3221 Ext. 102 or email: cmarroquin(at)ebsoc.org

Central Square School age
68 Central Square
East Boston, MA 02128
Site Coordinator: Christopher Marroquin (617) 569-3221 ext. 102

Orient Heights School age
171 Faywood Ave.
East Boston, MA 02128
Site Coordinator: Samantha Castro (617) 569-3221 ext. 104