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About Our Programs

Extended Day

Hands-on minds-on activities
Extended Day is an opportunity for students to engage in hands-on, minds-on activities in a variety of areas. The activities are created and supervised by certified teachers and teacher assistants. A few of many activities include baking, arts and crafts, manipulatives such as Legos or puzzles and/or outdoor play. In addition, daily homework time is scheduled into every afternoon. Extended Day is available for one to five days per week. Enrollment is done in one of two ways for your convenience. Please see enrollment options.

Extended Day is available Monday through Friday. Early Childhood is from 2:45-6:00pm and Grades K-5th is from 3:10-6:00p.m. on all regular Lower School days. Extended day begins on the first full week of school.

EXTENDED DAY ENROLLMENT

To enroll your child in the Extended Day program, choose between Regular Enrollment or Drop-In. If choosing Regular enrollment, please complete the enrollment form and choose the specific DAYS of the week you want your child to attend on a regular basis. If you plan to use the Drop-In service, please complete the form and check the DROP IN box. If your child is enrolled in an Enrichment class on the same day, your child will be escorted to the Extended Day program when the class is over. Program Fees will be charged to your student account upon your child's enrollment confirmation. Items marked with an * are required.

Please use the form below to enroll your child in our After School Extended Day Program. Complete exactly one form for each child you are enrolling.

EXTENDED DAY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS:

Regular Enrollment
Regular enrollment should be submitted in advance for the whole school year, or a month at a time. Students may also enroll in Extended Day on the same days they participate in the Enrichment program for a pro-rated fee.

Extended day enrollment is online only. Email confirmations will be sent out to the email address used to register.

Drop-Ins:
Drop-in enrollment is for your convenience, or as a last minute option. Drop-in requests can be submitted the same week or day, or within 24 hours notice all for an additional fee. Extended day enrollment through the website is required before any Drop-In requests are accepted.

Please note that while we will try to accommodate all Drop-In requests, we may not be able to accept all Drop-Ins based on attendance. In addition, an email must also be sent to afterschool@fa.org indicating the change in dismissal for the week or day that the Drop-In option is requested.

EXTENDED DAY FEES:
The fees to participate in Extended Day are:

  • Daily Fees: $36/day (K-5th) $40/day (EC)
  • After Enrichment: $20/day (K-5th) $25/day (EC)
  • Drop-In: $45 per day

Fees will be charged to your student account monthly.

FINAL NOTES:
Please make sure to read and review the After School Programs Terms and Conditions before registering.

If you have any questions about our After School Programs, please contact afterschool@fa.org.

Please use the form below to enroll your child in our After School Extended Day Program. Complete exactly one form for each child you are enrolling.

Sessions are offered Monday-Friday from 3:30-6:00 PM for children in Early Childhood through Grade 5 on all regular Lower School class days. To enroll your child in the Extended Day program, choose the DAYS you would like to sign up for. If you plan to use the drop-in service, complete the form and check the DROP IN box. If your child is enrolled in an Enrichment class on the same day, your child will be delivered to Extended Day when that class is over. Program Fees will be charged to your student account upon your child's enrollment confirmation. Items marked with an * are required.

Pick-up is in the Lower School Library for Grades K-5

After School Enrichment

Broadening... Deepening... Developing...

Our Enrichment program is designed to broaden our students’ experiences, deepen their understanding of various subject matters, and develop specific skill sets. Classes are taught by experienced Friends faculty and professional instructors. Sessions are grouped to accommodate various learning levels and may be grade specific due to the field of study.

Early Childhood classes run from 3-3:45pm and K-5th grade enrichment classes run from 3:20-4:20 on specified days. At the end of the school day, Early Childhood enrichment students are greeted by their instructor at the Withington House at 3pm. Early Childhood dismissal is at 3:45pm and also at the Withington House.

K-5th Graders are greeted by their instructors at 3:20pm and are picked up in the Lower School lobby no later that 4:20pm. Every student is provided with a snack. Parent pick up is at the Withington House for Early Childhood and the Lower School Lobby for grades K-5.

Grade 6 and Grades 9-12 will be dismissed from their course location

Please see below for detailed descriptions of the enrichment classes.   To Enroll, see below.

ENRICHMENT ENROLLMENT

All students must be enrolled in order to attend Enrichment. Drop-ins are not permitted. Enrollment is online only and operates on a first-come first-served basis. Programs will close as they reach their maximum number of students, as noted on the course descriptions, and may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

 If a class is closed, you may email afterschool@fa.org to indicate that you would like to be placed on the "waiting list" and you will be notified if a space becomes available.

Children will be able to drop a course after the first class, but there is no guarantee that they will be able to add/join another class after doing so. This will depend on overall enrollment in the classes. Please note, that due to salary commitments and material costs, one-half of tuition will be refunded if a student chooses to drop a course after the first class but before the second class. Refunds and class changes will not be permitted after the second class. No exceptions will be made.

ENRICHMENT FEES

Enrichment class fees range from $400-$450 per session. The fees for each class are indicated on the Enrichment Classes page. The requested fee will be added to your student bill upon your child’s enrollment confirmation.

*Please note that we will make all efforts to make-up classes that are cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control (ie. inclement weather). Refunds will not be given if we are unable to reschedule these classes. However, if an instructor must cancel, and is unable to obtain a substitute teacher or reschedule the class, students will be given a complimentary Extended Day session on that day.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

As the final step in enrollment you will be asked to review and agree to the After School Programs Terms & Conditions statement. Please discuss this policy with your child, as compliance is a required for participation.

If you have any questions about Enrichment, please email afterschool@fa.org

Extended Day Registration

Enrichment Program Descriptions

Early Childhood

Dance and Move! (Mondays)

Children will explore different ways of moving their bodies: fast and slow; high, low and medium; sharp, smooth and wiggly. They will learn to make shapes with their bodies, melt and grow, and dance in different pathways. Children will learn simple dances and also create their own! Cost: $400

Instructor: Ms. Kelly      Minimum/Maximum: 6/10

Creative Cooks (Tuesdays) 

This class will focus on cooking by uniting science and math skills to create delicious delicacies! Children will have the opportunity to mix and measure and make predictions using their five senses. Cooking as a group will foster skills such as turn taking, sharing, and working together as a team.  Children will create a new recipe each week. Cost: $400

Instructor: Ms. Minuto     Minimum/Maximum: 6/10

 

Wonderful Water (Wednesdays)

Water is our most precious resource and we’ll learn all about its unique properties in this class. We’ll compare fresh and salt water and animals that live in our oceans and ponds. We’ll even design our own watery world, by building a variety of sea creatures. Cost: $400

Instructor: Ms. Trezza     Minimum/Maximum: 6/10 

Grades K-2

Watery World: (Mondays)

Sharks!! Join us on this feeding frenzy as we examine all kinds of sharks, design and construct our own hybrid sharks and make a shark tank that can (hopefully), protect a diver from a shark attack! We'll also be exploring waters sharks inhabit as we walk along a giant floor map of Long Island's waterways, create an ocean in a bottle and compare animals from the north to south shore. It's gonna be FINTASTIC!  Cost: $400

Instructor: Ms. Trezza     Minimum/Maximum: 8/12

 

Bilingual Birdies: Spanish (Tuesdays)

Learning Spanish is as easy as uno, dos, tres! In Amigos, children will dive deep into the traditions and get a taste of the culture of Spanish speaking nations across the globe, as well as learn basic vocabulary words such as numbers, colors, shapes, greetings, days of the week and more. Sing, clap, and count your way towards learning the Spanish language. Cost: $400

Instructor: TBA       Minimum/Maximum: 8/12

 

Kids on Stage Kids on Stage (Wednesdays)

An introductory course for students who want to explore the world of theatrical dance and musicals. Students will learn how to create their own routines and coordinate routines with others. They will have the opportunity to enhance their rhythm, coordination, musicality and choreography. No prior experience needed.  All levels welcome. Cost: $400

Instructor: Ms. Messina   Minimum/Maximum: 8/12

 

Chess Masters (Thursdays)

Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess! No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class will consist of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Cost: $400

Instructor: Mr. Karen     Minimum/Maximum: 8/12

 

Grades K-5

In the Spotlight (Mondays)

This program introduces students to the craft of stage acting. During the one-hour class, students will learn theatrical skills, improv basics and participate in interactive drama games. This is an opportunity for students to have fun, express themselves, interact with others within the context of theater arts and have the opportunity to earn belts to demonstrate their learned skills! Cost: $400

Instructor:TBA     Minimum/Maximum 8/16

 

Let's Build It: Engineering (Tuesdays)

This STEM class takes a hands-on approach, allowing students to directly engage with basic engineering concepts through a variety of fun and educational activities. Students will improve their problem solving, math, and physics skills - all while engaging in exciting building projects. Each unit will focus on a specific area of engineering, like energy, electricity, robotics, bridge building, and transportation. Cost: $400

Instructor: TBA    Minimum/Maximum 8/16

 

Fencing with Friends (Wednesdays – Grades 4 & 5)

Learn the skills you need for one of the most exciting Olympic sports on Earth! Classes will consist of awesome games and exercises developing strength, speed, balance, and coordination, while engaging the mind and improving tactical thinking–for both total beginners and experienced fencer. Cost: $400

Instructor: Sheridan Fencing   Minimum/Maximum 8/20

 

Chess Masters (Thursdays)

Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess! No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class will consist of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Cost: $400

Instructor: Mr. Karen      Minimum/Maximum 6/1

Grade 6

Chess Masters (Mondays)

Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess! No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Each class will consist of a fun interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Cost: $400

Instructor: TBA   Minimum/Maximum 6/12

 

Kid Entrepreneurs (Tuesdays)

Students play the role of young entrepreneurs as they start with the idea for a business and product and take it through the entire entrepreneurial process. Our students develop prototypes, formulate a business plan and devise a marketing strategy. Cost: $450

Instructor: Ms. Yawson    Minimum/Maximum 10/20

 

Fencing with Friends (Wednesdays)

Learn the skills you need for one of the most exciting Olympic sports on Earth! Classes will consist of awesome games and exercises developing strength, speed, balance, and coordination, while engaging the mind and improving tactical thinking–for both total beginners and experienced fencer. Cost: $400

Instructor: Sheridan Fencing   Minimum/Maximum 8/20

 

Let's Build It: Engineering (Thursdays)

This STEM class takes a hands-on approach, allowing students to directly engage with basic engineering concepts through a variety of fun and educational activities. Students will improve their problem solving, math, and physics skills - all while engaging in exciting building projects. Each unit will focus on a specific area of engineering, like energy, electricity, robotics, bridge building, and transportation. Cost: $400

Instructor: TBA    Minimum/Maximum 8/14

 

Grades 7-12

Broadway Jazz Dance (Thursdays)

The class is open to any student in grades 7- 12 who wants to have a great time and learn some new moves! Prior dance experience is not required. Please note that this class is from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Cost: $400

Instructor: Ms. Messina

 

Enrichment Programs Form