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After School Programs


The Supplemental Program in the Afternoon for Recreation and Knowledge (SPARK) is an after-school program designed to meet the needs of Lower School families who want a safe, structured place for their children to spend time at the end of the school day. Led by a capable team of GA faculty and staff, SPARK lets children participate in a variety of enriching, age-appropriate activities, including playground games, arts and crafts, sports, performing arts and other creative endeavors. The SPARK schedule is designed to be flexible, offering daily after school care, extended day care on ½ days, full day care, and care on some days when GA is on break.


After School Activities Programs (ASAP) are open to all Lower School students.  They provide specialized instruction once a week in areas outside of regular SPARK programming. Music ASAPs require full-year commitments, while others are offered by term in Fall, Winter, and Spring.  ASAP offerings are emailed to parents seasonally.

ASAPs are timed to run during the first SPARK session, so students can sign up for an ASAP and the second SPARK session on the same day. Enrollment is limited in these courses and there are no refunds or credits for missed classes. Classes cancelled by an instructor will be rescheduled.


Stephanie Dempsey, Director of After School Programs


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2023-2024 Extended Day SPARK Dates

Half days ($40 /day).  Preregistration required one week before.

November 16, 2023 -  LS Parent-Teacher Conferences (12pm-5:30pm). Register by November 9.

December 20, 2023- Winter Program (12pm-4pm). Register by December 13.

April 18, 2024 - LS Parent-Teacher Conferences (12pm-5:30pm). Register by April 11.

May 24, 2024 - Field Day (12pm-4pm). Register by May 17.

June 14, 2024 - Graduation (8am-12:30pm). Register by June 7.

ACTIVE registration coming soon.

2023-2024 Full Day SPARK Dates

No classes ($75 /day).  Preregistration required one week before.  Morning drop-off in the SPARK room.

November 17, 2023 - LS/MS/US Parent-Teacher Conferences (7:30am-4pm). Register by November 10.

November 27, 2023 - In-Service Day (7:30am-4pm). Register by November 20.

February 16, 2024 - Faculty In-Service Day (7: 45am-4pm). Register by February 9.

March 1, 2024 - LS/MS/US Comment Day (8am-4pm). Register by February 23.

April 19, 2024 - LS/MS/US Parent-Teacher Conferences (7:30am-4pm). Register by April 12.

June 12, 2024 - 8am-4pm. Register by June 5.

June 13, 2024 - 8am-4pm. Register by June 6.

ACTIVE registration coming soon.