The Friends Academy After-School Program provides a fun, safe, and nurturing environment for students at the end of the school day until 5:00pm.
After-School Program activities are as varied as the children themselves. Students in Early Childhood through second grade meet each day in the kindergarten rooms, third through fifth graders meet in the library, and sixth through eighth graders convene in Middle School classrooms. All students have access to school facilities including the gym, the playground, arts-and-crafts spaces, and open areas for outdoor games in good weather. Daily snacks are provided.
The same expectations for appropriate behavior for the school day apply to the After-School Program.
Throughout the year, the After-School Program offers different enrichment options. These may include cooking classes, technology workshops, dance classes, photography, knitting, and other academic, creative, or athletic opportunities.
Enrichment courses typically begin in September, January, and April. Course descriptions along with dates, times, and costs will be sent home prior to the beginning of each session. Pre-registration is required. Students may participate in these classes and then go to the After-School Program if needed. (Enrichment options will not be offered in Fall 2021.)
Hours of Operation
- Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 3:05-5:00pm
- Fridays: 2:10-5:00pm
The After-School Program begins on the first week of school in September (after Outside the Classroom Week) and ends on the last day of school in June. We observe all school holidays.
The After-School Program follows the same snow day policy as Friends Academy. If emergency snow conditions develop during the day, the program may be canceled even if regular classes are in session. In this case, parents who have registered their children for after-school care will be notified during school hours.
For pick-ups after 5:00pm, there will be a late fee of $10 for every 15 minutes of additional time. Repeated pick-ups after 5:00pm may result in the suspension or loss of After-School Program privileges.
To sign up your child for the After-School Program, please complete the online registration form (available on the Blackbaud Resource Board). You must sign up in advance for after-school care for the entire trimester (no drop-ins).
The cost is $15 per afternoon. You will be billed via Smart Tuition after signing up.
If you need after-school care unexpectedly and you have not signed up in advance for the After-School Program, please contact the Main Office as soon as possible.