Lower school begins at 8am each morning, with dismissal at 3pm; early drop-off is available, at no extra charge, beginning at 7:15am for children in PK - 5th grade and at 7:30am for children in the Preschool. Families may enroll in the After-School Program (ASP), with a choice of 4:45 or 6:00pm pick-up, either by contract (for the same days each week) or as needed on a drop-in basis. ASP is organized into three age groups: early years students (PS, PK, K), grades 1-5, and the sixth grade group. In addition to ASP, all-day child care is available during many school vacations, excluding federal holidays. Pre-registration for child care is required.
After careful consideration of the CDC guidelines and recommendations from Governor Carney's office regarding the safety and wellbeing of students and staff, ASP will not have special interest programs this year where enrollment to outside vendors is required (i.e. theatre, chess, soccer).
Please note the change in the grouping of fifth grade. The fifth grade group will remain on the lower campus this year.
Preschool, Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten
ASP for the PS, PK, and K students is housed in the lower school, which has classroom facilities and outdoor play areas designed for this age group. The schedule includes snack, story, rest, free play, and special activities like nature walks, games, and art projects.
In addition to snack and a balance of organized activities and free play, first through fifth grade ASP students have access to a quiet homework room.
The sixth grade ASP program is on the Friends middle/upper school campus. Sixth grade ASP begins with a snack and activities including games, computers, art, and attending home athletic events. Sixth graders have study hall (everyday except Friday). In addition to the ASP snack provided, 6th graders may purchase food/drinks from the cafeteria using their student accounts.