Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.
Friends Academy Celebrates Unity Day with First Community Group Meetings

On Thursday, October 10, the Friends Academy community wore orange to honor Unity Day, part of Bullying Prevention Month. The day was also marked with the first meetings of all-school Community Groups, which bring together students and adults in all divisions to strengthen bonds across campus.

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.


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.


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-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 indicating the change in dismissal for the week or day that the Drop-In option is requested.

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.

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

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.


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 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 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.


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

Extended Day Registration

Winter 2020 Enrichment Program Descriptions

Early Childhood

Please use the following link to enroll in Early Childhood Enrichment Programs :

EC program enrollment link

All courses are $250 for five(5) sessions

Jump Bunch (Tuesdays: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11)                                                                                                             Preschoolers need lots of physical activity!  This class will provide great exercise, but in a structured format that introduces a wide variety of sports, builds coordination, balance, and confidence.  Instructor: TBA                                                                  Enrollment Minimum/Maximum: 5/10

Little Global Artists (Wednesdays: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12)                                                                                                         Art is a natural activity to support free play in children. The freedom to manipulate different materials in an organic and unstructured way allows for exploration and experimentation. This class will allow children to learn and recreate art from around the world. Instructor: Ms. Minuito                                                                                                                                              Enrollment Minimum/Maximum: 5/10 

Crazy Concoctions  (Thursdays: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13)                                                                                                        Professor Potion has left town on mysterious business and has asked us to guard his most treasured recipes for Crazy Concoctions! Children learn about solutions and see how they can create a variety of reactions. They learn which liquids mix, and others that will not and others that will change colors before our eyes. They will make a glowing mixture of slime and build a lava lamp to take home. Instructor: Ms. Trezza                                                                                                                                                Enrollment Minimum/Maximum: 5/10

Grades K-5

Please use the following link to enroll in Lower School Enrichment Programs:

LS program enrollment link:

Lego STEM Fundamentals (Tuesdays: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11)                                                                                                Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as motorcycles, aircraft carriers, and conveyor belts! Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas. Instructor: TBA                                                                   Enrollment Minimum/Maximum 10/12

Kid at Art: Abstract Art Fun! (Tuesdays: 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11)  Grades K-2 ONLY                                                             Abstract art is modern which does not represent images of our everyday world. It has color, lines and shapes but they are not intended to represent objects or living things. Students will be focus on creating different types of abstract art. They will be introduced to color blending and other technique Instructor: Authentic Heartwork                                                                        Enrollment Minimum/Maximum 6/10

Eco Adventures with Old Westbury Gardens (Wednesdays: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12)                                                                Students will participate in exciting, hands-on discoveries in the the world of Ecology! Students will experience outdoor seasonal changes that the winter brings and enhance their gardening skills through hands-on activities and take-home projects. This program is designed to expand minds and enrich children's understanding of the environment around them. *Please note that the majority of the classes will take place outdoors on the FA campus. Students should come prepared for cold weather.                                                     Instructor: Old Westbury Gardens                                                                                                          Enrollment Minimum/Maximum 6/10

Super Sports  (Wednesdays: 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12)   Grades K-2 ONLY                                                                                        Get up, get going and get active! with a F.A.S.T.  Students will  participate in variety of sports each week such as: Soccer, Mat Ball, Basketball, Dodgeball, and Kickball. Programs will include proper stretching and warm-up games as well as learning basic skills of each sport, each class will end with a high energy game with the sport played that day. Instructor: Fast Athletics              Enrollment Minimum/Maximum 8/12                                                                                                                                                                                

Fit Kids (Thursdays: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13) GRADES 3-5 ONLY                                                                                         Students will participate activities that incorporate elements of track & field, gymnastics, and short workouts to maximize results for any individual of any age group. This class will help students build up their self- confidence by exercising and increasing their concentration. Instructor: Cross Fit, One Life                                                                                                                       Enrollment Minimum/Maximum 8/16

Mindful Coloring - Intentional Relaxation  (Thursdays: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13)                                                                     Coloring has been shown to help relieve stress and calm anxieties in children. This class will include a calming space (soft, instrumental music) and readings that promote artistic expression and mindfulness. Students will be encouraged to create independently and within a group. Instructor: Ms. Curtis                                                                                                            Enrollment Minimum/Maximum 5/10


Grade 6

Classes to be announced shortly!