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 1/2 days, full day care, and care on some days when GA is on break.
After School Activities Programs (ASAPs) 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
Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year is now open!
Registration is now open on the ACTIVE network.
Instructions for New Users
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2022-2023 Extended Day SPARK Dates
Half days ($40 /day). Preregistration required one week before.
November 17, 2022 - LS Parent-Teacher Conferences (12pm-5:30pm). Register by November 10.
December 20, 2022- Winter Program (12pm-4pm). Register by December 13.
April 13, 2023 - LS Parent-Teacher Conferences (12pm-5:30pm). Register by April 6.
May 26, 2023 - Field Day (12pm-4pm). Register by May 19.
June 9, 2023 - Graduation (8am-12:30pm). Register by June 2.
2022-2023 Full Day SPARK Dates
No classes ($75 /day). Preregistration required one week before. Morning drop-off in the SPARK room.
November 10, 2022 - LS/MS/US Parent-Teacher Conferences (7:30am-4pm). Register by November 3.
November 28, 2022 - Faculty In-Service Day (8am-4pm). Register by November 21.
February 17, 2023 - Faculty In-Service Day (8am-4pm). Register by February 10.
March 10, 2023 - LS/MS/US Comment Day (7:30am-4pm). Register by March 3.
April 14, 2023 - LS/MS/US Parent-Teacher Conferences (7:30am-4pm). Register by April 7.
June 7, 2023 - 8am-4pm. Register by May 31.
June 8, 2023 - 8am-4pm. Register by June 1.