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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 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

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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)

December 20, 2022- Winter Program (12pm-4pm)

April 13, 2023 - LS Parent-Teacher Conferences (12pm-5:30pm)

May 26, 2023 - Field Day (12pm-4pm)

June 9, 2023 - Graduation (8am-12:30pm)

2022-2023 Full Day SPARK Dates

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

August 29, 30, or 31, 2022 - Orientations/Conferences (8:00am-4pm)

October 27, 2022 - Faculty In-Service Day (8am-4pm)

October 28, 2022 - LS/MS/US Comment Day (8am-4pm)

November 18, 2022 - LS/MS/US Parent-Teacher Conferences (7:30am-4pm)

November 28, 2022 - Faculty In-Service Day (8am-4pm)

February 17, 2023 - Faculty In-Service Day (8am-4pm)

March 10, 2023 - LS/MS/US Comment Day (7:30am-4pm)

April 14, 2023 - LS/MS/US Parent-Teacher Conferences (7:30am-4pm)

June 7, 2023 - 8am-4pm

June 8, 2023 - 8am-4pm