After School Program
The After School Program is available for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5. For Kindergarten through Grade 3, the program is in session every afternoon after regular school days—from dismissal until 5:45 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Friday. The After School Program environment is supportive, comfortable and relaxed. Children participate in a variety of organized activities, as well as unstructured use of time and space in the Junior Building, including outdoor facilities. On occasion, special enrichment programs are available and children register for these. Appropriate snacks are served daily.
Homework Club is a supervised program for students in grades 4 and 5 to have a quiet place to work and read. All students in grades 4 and 5 who enroll in the After School Program will start out in Homework Club in the Junior Building, which runs from dismissal until 4 p.m. or longer if students need more time to complete their work. After Homework Club, students join in the regular activities of the After School Program.
After School Enrichments
The After School Program offers several enrichment programs during the academic year. French, Spanish, Chinese, Ice Skating, Chess Club and Knitting are some of our on-going enrichments.
Students in grades 1 through 5 may participate in the Chess Club on Tuesday afternoons from October through March. An international chess master coaches the program.
Instructors with the Academy music department offer private instruction in voice, piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, classical guitar, electric guitar, and bass. Orchestra is available to students in grades 4 and 5 whose proficiency supports participation.
Kindergarten Extended-Day Program
An Extended Day Program is available for Kindergarten children on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from noon until 3:05 p.m. on days when school is in session. Children bring their own lunches. Milk and juice are provided. The program features a balanced schedule of activities and is staffed by our Kindergarten teachers.
The ice skating rink (in the Athletic and Convocation Center) is open to our families for free skating from the end of November to the middle of March. Lower School children can use the rink if they are under the on-site supervision of a designated adult.