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After-School Programs

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Our after-school programs — available for students in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade — provide a safe, fun and supportive environment in which children have the opportunity to explore their interests, hone social-emotional skills, and gain confidence in their growing independence. Children have the opportunity to broaden their interests and develop their problem-solving capacities while expanding their creative self-expression.  

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Preschool After-School Options

For Pre-Kindergarten Students

Pre-kindergartners may attend Extended Day Until 2:20 program from 1–2:20 p.m. and our Extended Day Until 5 program from 2:20–5 p.m. After-School Enrichment options are also available from 1–2:15 p.m.

For Kindergarten Students

Kindergartners may attend the Extended Day program from dismissal at 2:20 p.m. and stay until 5:30 p.m. After-School Enrichment options are also available from 2:45–4 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

Lower School After-School Options

Our Lower School after-school program provides a safe, fun and supportive environment for building long-lasting positive relationships with peers, teachers and families. Children have the opportunity to broaden their interests and develop their problem-solving capacities, while expanding their creative self-expression.  

Lower School children may attend Extended Day from 2:45–6 p.m. Children will have time to enjoy their snack, complete homework and participate in indoor and outside play during this time. After-School Enrichment options are also available from 2:45–4 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). 

Young student engaged in a game of chess in the classroom.
Student sculpting a piece of art.

Middle School After-School Options

Our Middle School after-school program is a free-flowing, relaxed atmosphere where kids have a chance to be with their friends after a busy day. We provide many active, gaming and creative opportunities that support students’ growing friendships, coping skills and independence.

Middle School students may attend Extended Day from 3:10–6 p.m., which includes the opportunity to complete their homework as well as play and be with friends. After-School Enrichment options are also available from 3:30–4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

If you need care on a day when school is not in session due to parent conferences or faculty work days, we offer All-Day Care. These days are filled with lots of fun activities and allow working parents to better manage their schedules.  

All-Day Care and Half-Day Care

If you need childcare on a day when school is not in session due to parent conferences or faculty work days, we offer All-Day Care. We also provide care for children on Early Dismissal Days. These days are filled with lots of fun activities and allow working parents to better manage their schedules.

On All-Day Care days, we open our doors at the Lower School Extended Day classroom at 8 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. No advance notice to attend is required; simply show up and sign in.

On Half-Day Care days, we run the Extended Day program as usual but with an earlier opening time. 

See All-Day Care & Half-Day Care Fees

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After School @ DA By the Numbers

41%

of Preschoolers participate in Extended Day daily

38

unique After-School Enrichment class offerings

75%

of Lower Schoolers enroll in After-School Enrichment classes

83

private music lesson sessions each week with 9 different instructors

54%

of students in Pre-K to Grade 8 enroll in After-School Enrichment classes