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After School Programs

Early morning care is provided at no additional cost by a Lower School faculty member for students who arrive between 7:30 and 7:50am. Students are then escorted to their homeroom for the start of the academic day.


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. Families can sign up for an occasional afternoon as needed, a few days a week, or every day. We are committed to being available for your child any time your family needs this service.

If you use Daily SPARK more than 3 days per week, see our Full Year options in the Registration and Fees section below.

  • Session 1: 2:50-4:30pm, with a pick-up window until 4:45
  • Session 2: 4:30-5:30pm, with a pick-up window until 5:45

Please note the following exceptions to our Daily SPARK schedule:

  • Extended Day SPARK is offered on days with early dismissal.
  • Full Day SPARK is offered on days with no classes.
  • Holiday SPARK is offered on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Good Friday, and certain days of Winter and Spring Break if a minimum of 10 students pre-register.
  • Pre-Week SPARK is offered the week leading up to Labor Day at a reduced cost.


After School Activities Programs (ASAPs) are open to all Lower School students, and 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. 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.

Full Year Music ASAPs

Suzuki Violin and Cello
(1st-2nd Grade)
Mondays, 3:30-4pm

Jazz Band
(4th -5th Grade)
Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30pm

Jazz Jam
(4th-5th Grade)
Must also be in Jazz Band
Thursdays, 3:15-4:30pm


Sessions are 8 weeks long

Mondays - March 30 – May 18

Tuesdays - March 31 – May 19

Wednesdays-April 1 – May 20

Thursdays - April 2– May 28

Fridays - April 3 – June 5

Spring 2020 ASAPs

(PreK - 1st Grade)
Mondays, 3:15-4:30pm


(2nd - 5th Grade)
Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30pm

Math Market-IKEA
(4th and 5th Grades)
Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30pm

Tap Ensemble
(PreK-1st Grade)
Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30pm

Find Out About French

(3rd-5th Grade)
Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30pm

Crazy 8's Math Club
(K-2nd Grade)
Thursdays, 3-4pm

Crazy 8's Math Club
(3rd-5th Grade)
Fridays, 3-4pm


Stephanie Dempsey, Director of After School Programs


Registration for After School Programs takes place on the ACTIVE Network.

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SPARK Photos - Spring 2019