After School Program -
Schoolhouse believes the growth and development of students does not end at dismissal. The Extended Care Program provides a rich and thoughtful environment that recognizes both the need to continue to nurture children’s curiosity while also giving them a place to unwind after a day at school. The Extended Care teachers also teach during the school day to ensure continuity for the students, as they already have established relationships with them. Extended Care is open to all students, K-8, at $12.25/hour. Morning care starts at 8:00 a.m. until school begins. After care is available from dismissal until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Recognizing the varying needs of our oldest students, Middle School students have their own program for part of the afternoon extended care time. They have a dedicated space where they can engage in independent study, bond over shared interests, or create their own clubs. On Thursdays, the Middle School students will go to the Richmond Library with an Extended Care teacher. During extended care, students are provided with a light snack, and a mix of open or structured opportunities.
Enrichment classes are another component of the Extended Care Program. These classes offer a selection of opportunities that reflect Schoolhouse’s belief that children learn best by doing hands-on projects that spark their creativity and curiosity. Typically, there are three 8-10 week sessions in a school year with classes that are one to one and a half hours long.
Classes vary from session to session, with some of them specifically designed for older students. Examples of these programs include Robotics, Hip-hop Dance for older students, Leatherworking & Metalsmithing and Design & Engineering. The programs are taught by Schoolhouse teachers, established external programs, and Schoolhouse parents. Costs vary depending on the type of class.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jina Kim, Director of Operations and Outreach (firstname.lastname@example.org).