Your After-school Program @ Edgar Middle School

February 2023 registration is now open!

Before registering this month please take a minute to review these important details

FEBRUARY 2023 (19 school days)

$342.00 MONTHLY RATE for 5 days a week, every full school day EMS is in session.


$320.00 MONTHLY RATE for 4 days a week, for full school day EMS is in session.


$276.00 MONTHLY RATE for 3 days a week, for full school day EMS is in session.


$208.00 MONTHLY RATE for 2 days a week, for full school day EMS is in session.

$116.00 MONTHLY RATE for 1 day a week, for full school day EMS is in session.


The only day we will be closed is Presidents Day, Monday, February 20th, 2023.

We are happy to continue our expanded Sibling Discount pricing. If you register one student for Monthly, 4 or 3 days per week, you can register their sibling at a 50% discount! BOTH students need to be signed up for the same number of days. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a sibling discount for 2 or 1 day a week students.

When paying via PaySchools, consider paying with your checking account. The processing fee is $1.75 per ACH check transaction. Credit AND Debit card transaction fees are 3.95% for each transaction over $50.00. This fee can be over $20.00 a month.

Click here to view our 2022-2023 rates

Click here to register for FEBRUARY 2023

Academic Coaching- Positive In-person Social Interactions - Engaging Activities

The ZONE is an after-school program exclusively for Edgar Middle School students. We are open from 2:31 to 6 pm every full school day. Our program is closed when there is no school or when there is an early dismissal day. The ZONE program is owned and operated by the Metuchen Board of Education. However, The ZONE program is supported exclusively through the fees we collect. We are not subsidized by the Metuchen Board of Education. To that end, we strive to provide an outstanding after-school program at an affordable price for Metuchen families. This school year there is a big range in the number of school days per month from as little as 13 days in December to 21 for both January and May. The same price per month did not work given the difference in days and its impact on both your and our budget. Our pricing for the 2022 - 2023 school year is reflective of this and varies per month.

  • Reasonable and flexible pricing - Click here to see the prices for 2022 -2023

  • Pick-up anytime before our 6:00 pm closing.

  • Fun activities like cooking, games, robotics, arts and crafts, supportive academic coaching plus great snacks.

  • EMS Teachers and staff lead every session.

  • Register and pay online - Parents/Guardians can pay for The Zone via PaySchoolsCentral. PaySchoolsCentral is the online system used for school lunches. We will not be accepting checks or cash directly. PaySchoolsCentral is the only payment process. If you DO NOT have a PaySchoolsCentral account, click here for details.

Ready to sign up? Online scheduling and payment is available with PaySchoolsCentral

Watch our 2-minute guided step-by-step video for registration and payment.


49 Brunswick Avenue, Metuchen, NJ 08840