After-School Program

When the school day is over, the After-School Program (ASP) provides a safe, relaxed, and nurturing setting for children at Park to spend the afternoons. With its own dedicated staff and well-equipped facility, Park’s ASP is a balance of supervised free play, quiet time for reading and homework, and structured activities in which children can explore their own interests and develop friendships. Families may elect, at additional cost, for their Lower & Middle Division children to stay until 3, 4:30, or 6 p.m. On Tuesdays, the School is dismissed at 2 p.m., and Upper Division students may stay at ASP as well.

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  • Pre-Kindergarten

    When Pre-K is dismissed at noon, students ride the Park School bus to spend the afternoon at ASP. In addition to regular ASP offerings like creative projects and dramatic play, Pre-K students who are enrolled until 4:30 or 6 p.m., participate in daily “club” activities designed just for the youngest children: gardening, baking, singing, engineering & construction, arts & crafts, and board games.

    Typical Schedule for Pre-K

    12:00bus to ASP
    12:15meeting
    12:30lunch (brought from home)
    1:00free choice
    2:15story time
    2:30outdoor play
    3:00carpool/snack for students who stay later
    3:45Pre-K clubs
    4:30carpool/quiet time
    4:45free choice
    6:00carpool
  • Kindergarten

    Four days a week, Kindergartners enjoy snack in the Dining Room, then walk over to ASP to join the fun. On Fridays at noon, Kindergarten students ride the Park School bus with the Pre-K students to spend the afternoon at ASP. Once they arrive at ASP, students play outside or participate in a club activity from 3:45 until 4:30 p.m. Club offerings rotate every four weeks with choices such as painting, beading, gardening, molecular gastronomy, game making, engineering & construction, simple science, and card games.

    Typical Schedule for Kindergarten

    3:00snack in Main Building Dining Room
    3:45choice of clubs or outdoor play
    4:30carpool/free choice
    4:45group games or projects
    6:00carpool
  • Grades I & II

    Once school is dismissed at 3 p.m., first, second, and third graders enjoy snack in the Dining Room and then walk over to ASP to join the fun. Once they arrive at ASP, students participate in a club activity from 3:45 until 4:30 p.m. Club offerings rotate every four weeks with choices such as painting, beading, gardening, molecular gastronomy, game making, engineering & construction, simple science, and card games.

    Typical Schedule for Grades I & II

    3:00snack in Main Building Dining Room
    3:45choice of clubs or outdoor play
    4:30carpool or quiet reading
    4:45group games or projects
    6:00carpool
  • Grade III

    Following snack and 15 minutes of outside recess, third graders have 30 minutes to start their homework. ASP teachers supervise the students in Grade III, helping with clarifying directions, talking through a math problem, or quizzing for an upcoming test. However, they do not provide one-on-one tutoring.

    This study hall provides children an opportunity for them to work together or to complete their homework independently. Students may not be able to complete all of their work, but will get a good start before engaging in an activity or outdoor time. In Grade III, ASP provides time for homework Monday–Thursday; there is no written homework assigned on Fridays. From 4:30-5 p.m., students may use their Chromebooks for computer-based homework or school-appropriate websites.

    Typical Schedule for Grade III

    3:00snack in Main Building Dining Room
    3:30outdoor play
    3:45homework
    4:30carpool/quiet reading/computer homework
    5:00group games or projects
    6:00carpool
  • Grades IV & V

    Following snack and 15 minutes of outside recess, fourth and fifth graders have 30 minutes to work on their homework. ASP teachers supervise the students, helping with clarifying directions, talking through a math problem, or quizzing for an upcoming test. However, they do not provide one-on-one tutoring.

    This study hall provides children an opportunity for them to work together or to complete their homework independently. Students may not be able to complete all of their work, but will get a good start. For students in the Middle Division, ASP provides time for homework Monday–Thursday; there is no written homework assigned on Fridays. From 5-5:30 p.m., students may use their Chromebooks for computer-based homework or school-appropriate websites.

    On days when the Grade IV & V elective sports program is not in session, students may attend the After-School Program until 4:30 p.m. at no cost. However, they must be enrolled for those days.

    Typical Schedule for Grades IV & V

    3:00snack in Main Building Dining Room
    3:30outdoor play
    3:45homework
    4:30carpool
    5:00group games or homework/computer homework
    6:00carpool
  • Grades VI - VIII

    Upper Division students can participate in an optional Tuesday After-School Program. This study hall provides children an opportunity to work together or to complete their homework independently. Students may not be able to complete all of their work, but will get a good start. From 2 - 4:30 p.m. the students are in the West Building (W330). 

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