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 Lower School science classroom, third through fifth graders meet in second grade classrooms, and sixth through eighth graders convene in the library. All students have access to school facilities including the gym, the playground, and other outdoor areas. Daily snacks are provided.

The same expectations for appropriate behavior for the school day apply to the After-School Program.

Enrichment Options

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. View Winter 2022 Enrichment Programs.

Hours of Operation

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 3:05-5:00pm
  • Fridays: 2:10-5:00pm

The After-School Program begins in September and ends on the last day of school in June. We observe all school holidays.

Inclement Weather

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.

Late pickups

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 contact After-School Program Director Margo Connolly-Masson. You must sign up in advance for after-school care (no drop-ins).


The cost is $15 per afternoon ($18 for Fridays). You will be billed via Smart Tuition after signing up.

Same-Day Care

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 at (508) 999-1356 as soon as possible.