Afterschool Program

Mission Statement: The Summit Afterschool Program provides a safe and caring environment that flows from the academic day with a dedicated staff that inspires and engages the whole child, meets the needs of parents and reflects the values of Summit School.

Summit Afterschool has a carefully designed schedule that gives students plenty of time to create, play, move and learn. Experienced staff members supervise all programs and diligently oversee the safety and well being of each child. Students have the chance to experience school with a little less structure and enjoy an extra dose of hands-on indoor/outdoor activities. There is built-in homework time for older students and opportunities for each child to explore and develop his or her own interests. Parents can choose from a variety of program options to create the ideal schedule.

The Basics

  • Hours of Operation: 1:30-5:45 pm
  • Open all school days, except closing day
  • Students with consistent schedules are enrolled into programs
  • Contact the Afterschool Director for sporadic drop-in attendance
  • Free library childcare on Conference Days during parent conferences
  • All-day childcare on Professional Development Days and Conference Days for staff children and students already enrolled in Summit Afterschool
  • The Extended Day Program is a drop-in only program for Upper School students


Before School

7 to 8 am (JrK - 9th)
This program is designed to give students a positive start to the school day. The instructor is sensitive to the individual needs of the youngest (JrK’s) to the oldest (9th graders) as they make an early transition from home to school. The program in ASP1

(Afterschool Program Room 1) is a relaxing place to make new friends or catch up on homework. Some children participate in art projects, while others play board games. Students are dismissed to their classrooms at 8 am.

Junior Kindergarten & Kindergarten Early Afternoon

1:30 to 3 pm (JrK and K)
Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students start their afternoon in one of our main Afterschool rooms, rotating through various indoor activity stations. Children socialize and work together as they build, create, relax and play. This early afternoon program ends with a play period on the front playground followed by dismissal at the 3 pm car ferry. Junior Kindergarten students who stay past 3 pm have a rest time on cots during the second half of this program.

Three-Thirty Express

3 to 3:30 pm (1st - 5th Grade)
This program is designed for Lower School students who await the Upper School dismissal time. The Three-Thirty Express is a helpful service to parents who prefer one pick-up time for Lower and Upper School students. At 3 pm, children gather in a designated room to relax, socialize or work on homework before heading to the 3:30 pm car ferry. (JrK or K students can enroll into this program but will remain with their Afterschool class until the 3:30 car ferry.)

Lower School Afternoon

3 to 5:45 pm (JrK - 5th Grade)
This program begins with children reporting to three different Afterschool locations based on grade level for indoor/outdoor play and snack. Fourth and Fifth Grade students stay together for the entire afternoon with built-in time for homework, indoor/outdoor games and cheering for Summit teams. After the initial playtime and snack, our JrK to 3rd Grade students divide into five multi-level groups for a 45-minute activity time. Our instructors specialize in a variety of topics including art, drama, woodworking, games and cooking. After the activity time, our younger students (JrK - 1st) enjoy a story, while the 2nd and 3rd Grade students head to the library for homework time. The afternoon ends with more time on the playground or gym. At the end of every week, students enjoy Fun Friday with no homework time and special events.

Extended Day Program

3:30 to 5:45 pm (6th- 9th Grade)
This is a supervised drop-in only Afterschool Program for Upper School students (6th - 9th Grade) who are not involved in school sponsored activities. At dismissal time, students report to the second floor library for check-in and snack. Students have plenty of time to study, socialize and attend sporting events. This is the perfect place for athletes on seasonal break or students waiting for a late ride home. Students can join this program throughout the afternoon as clubs and sports come to an end. Parents can sign-out students by calling or visiting the main Afterschool room.

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