A Place to Grow: Learning and fun continue beyond the school day
Our Before & After School Programs offer students enriching opportunities for discovery and exploration before and after the normal school day hours. These programs provide numerous options for fun while also reinforcing the essential lessons and values taught throughout the school day.
From the simple pleasures of sports and games to the more complex STEM and engineering projects – students will receive a one-of-a-kind experience they’ll look forward to each day.
Clubs & Enrichment
Our Clubs and Enrichment Programs are great ways for your child to expand on their interests or pursue new passions. These can be added in conjunction with our Extended Day Program or independently. This program offers families an opportunity to enroll their student in one or more days of after school activities without leaving the convenience of our campus.See our full offerings
Our Extended Day program allows busy working families the flexibility to drop-off before the school day starts and pick-up after the normal dismissal time. Our program is organized into five subject areas that are designed to provide your child with opportunities to learn valuable life skills, and to reinforce the skills they’re learning during the school day, while providing plenty of time for fun with friends.
Before School Care: 7:15 AM until the school day begins
After School Care: Begins when the school day ends until 5:45 PM
Extended Day, or Club Eagle, is run by Ms. Joy Sonntag and takes place on the Park Maitland campus in the Arts & Athletics Center and outdoor spaces. Parents must register in advance so the appropriate information is available to assure student safety. Program charges (whether full-time or daily use) will be billed and will appear on your monthly statement.
Parker’s Pals is available to our lower grades to fill the gap in time between the first and second daily dismissals. Supervised by Park Maitland teachers, Parker’s Pals meets in the lunch area outside the upper grades’ science rooms. During this time, students start on their homework and discuss the day’s lessons with peers while they wait for older siblings or carpool. It is free of charge but prior registration is required.
Students explore the exciting world of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) through building projects, experiments, and design challenges. Sharing ideas, asking questions, and making predictions are encouraged!
Robust outdoor free play and structured games help students learn sportsmanship and develop their physical strength and endurance. Students learn critical thinking and problem solving by participating in board games and team challenges with their peers.
Students express themselves by participating in hands-on visual arts, including photography, videography, drawing, and painting. Students develop planning skills by working on long-term projects with their peers and can participate in group performances or discussions.
Social and emotional growth is nurtured through student and teacher led activities that promote a feeling of community and belonging. Students learn through open-ended activities that give them a chance to apply problem-solving skills and collaborate with friends.
Some students appreciate the chance for independent activities or study after a long day at school. We provide a quiet place to work on homework, read, journal, or seek academic support from peers and teachers. Students can also work on various projects in this small group setting.