CMS After School Program

Please note: This page is only meant to share a summary of our robust after school program. Not all the intermural sports and clubs you see below are offered year-round. What clubs and intermural sports are offered either year-round or just during fall, winter and spring are posted part of our

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Animals and Planet

Time: Every other Tuesday 2:30-3:40
Location: Peabody Room 223
Faculty Advisor: Barbara Peskin

Animals and Planet Club is part of the Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots network. We sponsor projects that make a positive change happen for animals, the environment and our communities. Club members choose and plan the projects each year. Sign-up is not required. All are welcome.

Meets every other Tuesday at Peabody until 3:40pm 

Art Club

Time: Every Thursday 2:40-3:30
Location: Sanborn Art Room 123
Faculty Advisor: Whitney Brooks

Participants in CMS Art Club have the opportunity to augment Art curriculum content, experiment with new media, work together on group projects, and integrate their work within the Concord community. Art Club is open to any CMS student who is interested in pursuing group or independent visual projects. It’s a cross-section of student artists from both buildings, and we traditionally spend part of our sessions working on group-oriented puppets and headdresses for the Musketaquid Earth Day parade in April.


Bike 5 Plus

Time: Mondays until 4.30pm
Location: Sanborn building by the bike racks (outside by the mods)
Faculty Advisor: Hiral Shah & Alex Doig

This is a relaxing, friendly and joyful ride enjoying nature along the beautiful rail trail in Concord. We head out to West Concord, hang out for some games, bikechat, water, and nature observation, then head back to Sanborn on the bike trail. The round trip is about 5 miles. There may be some short excursions right off the bike trail on some days. The last fall ride will be Monday, October 31st. The rides will start again in the spring. (We do have bikes and helmets to loan for students.)

Board Game Club

Time: Tuesdays until 3:30
Location: Sanborn MOD 5
Faculty Advisor: Mme Belkadi

Come play your favorite board and strategy games and discover new ones. Students may attend every week or the weeks they choose. All games are provided, but the club does not play any games that require a computer.

Chamber Music Club

Time: Mondays, 2:40-3:30
Location: Sanborn Orchestra Room
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Anderson

Chamber Music Club 

Students will play music that we choose together and that suits the ability of the players after school in small group(s). The club meets Mondays after school at Sanborn until 3:30.

Chef’s Club

Time: Four Thursdays a trimester, 2:30-4:30
Location: Peabody FACS Room
Faculty Advisor: Ms. McDermott

Chef’s Club is an after school cooking class that meets four times each trimester. Students from all three grades work together in groups to prepare various recipes while learning food preparation techniques. The club will run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoons and is limited to 20 students. All are welcome. Sign-up IS required.




Chess Club

Time: Mondays until 3:30pm
Location: Sanborn Room 207
Faculty Advisor: Justin Matos-Atamian

Come join Mr. Matos after school Mondays from 2:40 – 3:40 in Sanborn room 207 for the Chess Club. Whether you’ve never before played chess or play every day, we can help you hone your skills to become a Chess Master!

Coats for Kids

Time: Tuesdays until 3:30 - Meeting weekly until Mid January
Location: Peabody FACS Room
Faculty Advisor: Maria McDermott

Join us in planning and organizing our annual Anton’s Cleaners Coats for Kids & Families coat drive. Help strategize ways to encourage participation by both the CMS community and the Concord & Boston communities at large. Be a part of making this our most successful collection yet!!

Cross Cultural Club

Time: Every other Tuesday until 3:30pm
Location: Sanborn Room 103
Faculty Advisor: Joe Meyer

Cross-Cultural Club will be a place to celebrate who we are! CCC will act as a safe, supportive, and affirming space that welcomes students of ALL cultures and ethnicities as we share and exchange aspects of our own culture and traditions—while also exploring cultures around the world! In short, come celebrate and share your culture, become worldly, and stretch the CMS community to becoming more culturally aware!


Doodle Club

Time: Every other Thursday 2:40-3:40pm
Location: Sanborn Library
Faculty Advisor: Mary Anderson

Are you a doodler? Do you like to draw? While taking notes or doing homework . . . do you draw pictures or shapes or designs or characters or letters or other little “thingies”? Does doodling help you relax? This year-round, drop-in CMS club will celebrate, promote, and share the art and zen of doodling. Come doodle freely! All doodlers welcome! Come to just sit and draw, doodle, socialize (or not!), and relax! Some supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring your own favorite markers, pencils, paper, etc.


Meets every other Thursday until 3:40 in the Sanborn Library.

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

Time: Every other Monday 2:45-3:30
Location: Sanborn Room 204
Faculty Advisor: Hannah Vincent

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance is a place where students can gather to discuss issues related to the LGBTQ+ community. It is a fun and safe space to build community within the group and in the larger CMS school. Students only need to show up! It is a drop in club! All are welcome.

Honors Choir

Time: 2:30 - 3:30 Fridays
Location: Sanborn Auditorium 
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Rivenburgh

Honors Choir 

The CMS Honors Choir is an after school singing group. An audition is required to join, and it is a full-year commitment. The Honors Choir performs at all CMS Chorus concerts along with some field trips and competitions. More information can be found at MR. RIV’S MUSIC CLASSES

Meets every Friday until 3:30pm in the Sanborn auditorium. 





Intermural Fall Flag Football

Time: Mondays (6th) 2:40- 4:30 & Tuesdays (7th & 8th) 2:40- 4:30
Location: Field behind the science wings (where 7th Graders are in the AM)
Faculty Advisor: Rakesh Bhol

Students do not need to try out for intramural sports. They compete against their classmates in a less competitive environment than interscholastic sports. All students are welcome.

Flag football will be a group activity where kids can interact with peers and enjoy the fresh air.

6th Graders will meet MONDAYS

7th/8th Graders will meet TUESDAYS

Intermural Ultimate Frisbee

Time: Mondays and Thursdays until 4:40
Location: Field on side of building near Sanborn
Faculty Advisor: Thomas McKnight

Looking for a new sport to try out? Looking for a place to test your frisbee skills? Come check out the Ultimate Frisbee club! Students do not need to try out for intramural sports. Students will compete against their classmates in a less competitive environment than interscholastic sports. All students are welcome!

Meets Mondays and Thursdays until 4:40

Intramural Basketball

Time: Mondays 2:45 -4pm & Tuesdays 2:45 -4pm
Location: Peabody Gym
Faculty Advisor: Rakesh Bhol

Students do not need to try out for intramural sports. They compete against their classmates in a less competitive environment than interscholastic sports. All students are welcome.

6th Graders will meet MONDAYS

7th/8th Grader will meet TUESDAYS


Intramural Field Hockey

Time: Mondays and Fridays until 4:30
Location: Sanborn 125
Faculty Advisor: Michelle Cavalieri

*Students do not need to try out for intramural sports. They compete against their classmates in a less competitive environment than interscholastic sports.  All students are welcome.*

Mondays and Fridays until 4:30


Jazz Ensemble

Time: Thursdays until 4:30
Location: Sanborn Band Room
Faculty Advisor: Paul Halpainy & Jacob Eisenman

Jazz Ensemble at Concord Middle School is an advanced co-curricular group made up of a dedicated set of students who are interested in performing jazz (and related styles) and improvising. Our Jazz Ensemble performs several times throughout the school year, including the MAJE Junior Festival each spring: Thurdays, until 3:30PM or 4:30PM (based on a rotating sectional schedule). Please email for more information.

Knitting and Crocheting

Time: Tuesdays until 3:30pm
Location: Peabody Room 225
Faculty Advisor: Katherine Curran and Maria Sira

Knitting and crocheting are great ways to express creativity, create unique pieces of art, and relieve stress. Whether you are a novice, beginner, or a seasoned pro, come check out the knitting and crocheting club! Attendees will need to bring their own materials. While this is primarily a club for students, staff are more than welcome to join in.

Lego Robotics

Time: Tuesdays and Fridays 2:30 - 4:30
Location: Sanborn Room 108
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Moss

The Lego Robotics Teams get to:

-Research challenges facing today’s scientists

-Design, build, test and program robots using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology

-Apply real-world math and science concepts

-Learn critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills

-Participate in tournaments and celebrations.

-Understand and practice Gracious Professionalism®

All are welcome. Sign-up not required.

There is open enrollment. However, for the final competition, each of our teams are limited to only 10 members each. This year we will have 4 teams.

Marvel Club

Time: Every other Thursday, ends at 3:30
Location: Sanborn Library
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Anderson

The CMS Marvel Club is dedicated to the love of Marvel comics and movies.  The club is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who has an interest in Marvel comics, shows, or movies.  We’ll talk about Marvel movies, watch and analyze movie clips and trailers, read comics, play Marvel-themed games, quiz each other on all things Marvel, discuss our favorite characters, and much more!   Bring your ideas!

Math Team, Divide and Concord

Time: Thursdays 2:40-3:30
Location: Sanborn 208
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Murphy

Attention mathletes! Divide and Concord, CMS’s math team, will be starting practices on Thursday, 09/21/23. Come to sharpen and enrich your skills in geometry, number theory, arithmetic, and algebra. Practices will be held from 2:40-3:30 in room 208 of the Sanborn building. All students are welcome!

When attending, students should be prepared to take the 3:30 late bus home or have a pickup ready by 3:40. When students cannot attend in person, they are welcome to participate remotely by completing and submitting the weekly problems posted to Divide & Concord’s Google Classroom. Practice problems will be posted each week and their solutions will be posted the following week.

Interested students can join the classroom to check out the posted refresher material, as well as access problem sets and solutions over the year. Here is the join code: dz6q6yr. Please email Mr. Murphy at with any further questions.

Let’s go!

Mr. Murphy

P.S. Bringing a snack to team practice is encouraged.


Time: Tuesdays 2:40 - 3:30
Location: Sanborn RM 122
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Connnor

People who enjoy mathematics prepare for and participate in a regional math tournament solving problems as a team and as individuals. Success can lead to state and national tournaments.  All are welcome.  No sign-up required.

Media AV Club

Time: Mondays 2:40-3:30
Location: Sanborn Auditorium 
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Rivenburgh

The Media AV Club teaches students to use technology to share ideas and stories with their peers. In this club you will learn how to use video cameras and create videos about school activities. You will also get a chance to fly a video drone. We also learn about microphones and audio equipment. No Sign up required, students may just show up!

Science Olympiad

Time: Monday and Thursday afterschool until 4:30
Location: Sanborn Rooms 109 (Mondays) & 110 (Thursdays)
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Moss

Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is one of the premier science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to 7,800 teams in all 50 states. The vision of Science Olympiad is to increase K-12 student and teacher participation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). CMS students work on the 20 different challenges and compete at the state tournament in March at Assumption College in Worcester.

Meetings are held on Monday (Sanborn Room 109) and Thursday (Sanborn Room 110) after school until 4:30

Mondays in Sanborn Room 109

Thursdays in Sanborn Room 110


Student Council

Time: Tuesdays 2:40-3:40
Location: Sanborn Library
Faculty Advisor: Ms. Anderson

The CMS Student Council is a group that is led by students with supervision and advice from the advisors and administration.  The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects.  In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and the greater community, the student council is the voice of the student body. Student council participants share ideas, interests and concerns with the school wide community. Student Council is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who is interested in leadership, event planning, and becoming more involved with CMS. Interested students are encouraged to participate in as many meetings as they are able to attend

Wind Ensemble

Time: Mondays until 4:30 (full schedule at
Location: Sanborn Band Room
Faculty Advisor: Anna Anderson

The Wind Ensemble at Concord Middle School is an advanced, co-curricular group made up of a limited, sometimes auditioned, set of students who are seeking a more rigorous Concert Band experience. Our Wind Ensemble performs several times throughout the school year, including the MICCA Concert Festival each spring. Meets every Monday in the Sanborn band room until 4:30pm.