After School Programs

Our After School Programs serve the families of our school community by offering the same nurturing, pedagogical impulses that guide your child’s day at school. Your child’s school day experience should be balanced between work, play and rest. Therefore, these programs provide a contrast to the busy school day — time to unwind, to digest school subjects and promote social interaction. The focus of the afternoon is relaxing, healthy play and good food. The intent is not to structure this time with a whirlwind of activities, but rather to provide a consistent daily rhythm within which the child is free to explore options.

To register for an after school program, please contact the Main Office.

 

 

 

 

Monday to Friday,  1:00 – 5:30 pm (staggered pick-up times available)
Our Sweet Pea program is designed for Nursery and Kindergarten students, and we also offer after school programming for students in the Grades 1-5. Enrollment is on a per-semester basis. Pro-rated pricing is available. Please scroll below to learn more about pricing and the rhythm of the after school program.

 

Fall Semester Pricing (15 Weeks)

1 Day Per Week 5 Days Per Week
Sweet Pea (1 – 2:40 PM) $315 $1,575
Sweet Pea (1 – 4:30 PM) $630 $3,150
Sweet Pea Late Pick-up (1 – 5:30 PM) $810 $4,050
Grades (2:45 – 4:30 PM) $315 $1,575
Grades Late Pick-up (2:45 – 5:30 PM) $495 $2,475

 

 

Full Year Pricing (37 Weeks)

1 Day Per Week 5 Days Per Week
Sweet Pea (1 – 2:40 PM) $777 $3,885
Sweet Pea (1 – 4:30 PM) $1,554 $7,770
Sweet Pea Late Pick-up (1 – 5:30 PM) $1,998 $9,990
Grades (2:45 – 4:30 PM) $777 $3,885
Grades Late Pick-up (2:45 – 5:30 PM) $1,221 $6,105

Learn about the rhythm of our after school programs below.

Outdoor Play

At the start of the program the nursery and kindergarten groups have play time on their respective playgrounds. This outdoor play allows them unstructured time to explore their environment and develop social bonds.

Snack

During snack time, we all sit together and start our meal by giving thanks to our earth and each other. We sit quietly together and enjoy all types of conversational topics that the children bring to the group. To finish, we play inclusive games like I-Spy and 20 questions, keeping the social atmosphere alive, while giving all of our friends time to eat comfortably.

Story and Rest

Story and rest time is part of the rythm of the day for the younger children. This is a time for us to let out our breath and inwardly relish in all the wonderful experiences of the day. Various seasonal tales full of animals, magical travelers, and lands of wonder will be told by candle light while the children rest on sheepskins. A lullaby follows, giving a dream-like quality to even the most wakeful of children.

Free Play

The endless discoveries and learning opportunities waiting to be revealed through free-play are a highlight of the afternoon program. A fully furnished Waldorf early childhood classroom will be a home base for the children’s imaginative play. Creativity and collaboration amongst ourselves will be a constant source of joy and growth throughout the year during our free play.