Auxiliary

PS+ and Extended Care

We have options for extending the school day before and after school to better accommodate family schedules.

Before School PS+

Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th
Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 7:15 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.
Daily Fee: FREE

The PS+ staff provide a welcoming environment for students to gather before school with friends in Palm Court. This time is great for students to start the morning socializing and playing games. There is no registration required and no additional fee for Before School PS+.

After School PS+

Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th
Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Daily Fee: FREE

The PS+ staff will provide an environment where students can relax after a busy day of school. Students will have time to engage in games, arts and crafts, legos, blocks, outdoor play and homework if applicable. There is no After School PS+ on noon dismissal days, parent teacher conference days, inservices, two days before Christmas break or 8th grade Commencement in May. There is no registration required and no additional fee for After School PS+.

Extended Care

Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th
Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Daily Fee: $15

Students are welcome to stay beyond After School PS+ in Extended Care. A snack is provided for students. Students must be picked up by 6:00 p.m. An additional late pickup charge of $1 per minute thereafter will be assessed. There is no Extended Care on noon dismissal days, parent teacher conference days, inservices, two days before Christmas break or 8th grade Commencement in May. PreKindergarten 3 students must register in advance for Extended Care. 

After School Classes

After School enrichment classes led by PS staff and outsourced professionals conveniently are offered on campus at the end of the school day. These classes provide a wide array of opportunities for students to continue daily exploration. Class availability is subject to change from year to year.

Explore the Culture of China

As a symbol of eastern civilization, the culture of China is enriched by a long history and multi-ethnic groups. In a weekly 60-minute lesson, students will be able to learn the authentic language and experience the rich culture of China, as potential bilinguals. The curriculum includes basic Mandarin communication and exploring the culture.

Fencing

Fencing is the sport of knights and swashbucklers. We will teach you to move like a fencer, wield your sword, and compete with your classmates. You will learn fundamental fencing skills through games and other activities. Fencing fosters creativity, self-discipline, physical and mental quickness, and good sportsmanship.

Glassell Mixed Media

The Glassell Junior School is an art school, devoted to nurturing creativity and fostering an appreciation of the arts and an awareness of the world in young people. Students who enroll in this course will gain experience using a variety of media such as clay, tempera, watercolor, oil, and chalk pastels.

ISEE Test Prep

The program begins with a diagnostic test that provides younger students with an introduction to the ISEE in particular and the requirements of standardized testing in general. Initially, our instruction focuses on the logic and academic substance of the test, with close attention to how the content overlaps with and diverges from the student’s coursework at school. Tutors teach and review verbal reasoning skills, math concepts and algorithms, critical reading methods, and mnemonics to learn recurrent vocabulary. As the program progresses and their official test date nears, students learn to apply this knowledge as well as specific test-taking strategies through drills, homework, and timed practice tests.

Private Piano Lessons

Vivo Professional Music School will provide a weekly 30 minute private music lesson, students will receive one-on-one instruction in playing techniques, repertoire, musicality, sight-reading and music theory.  Students will be introduced to music of various styles and historical periods and learn to perform them on the piano in a progressive manner.  Daily practice is encouraged.  

Strategic Gaming

Strategic Gaming Society is devoted to playing games of all types, including board games, card games, role-playing games, and the occasional war game. During the course, concepts are applied to real life situations, allowing students to transfer game scenarios to real life experiences and scholastic achievements. This is an innovative methodology for the development of 21st century life skills through the instruction of strategy & thinking games. 

Tae Kwon Do

Allow your child to take part in the fun, fitness and techniques of Tae Kwon Do! This is a fun way to boost your child’s confidence, improve self-discipline and achieve their goals.

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Traci Callender

Traci Callender

Director of After School