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
(4th -5th Grade)
Must also be in Jazz Band
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)
(2nd - 5th Grade)
(4th and 5th Grades)
Crazy 8's Math Club
Crazy 8's Math Club
Stephanie Dempsey, Director of After School Programs