Academics

Extended Day Programs

Princeton Academy provides Extended Day Programs and classes for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 every weekday. The Extended Day Programs are directed by LS Teacher Vince Geraci. Programs are open to all students and are held on all full school days.

Program Information, Fees and Policies

Before School Care

MONDAY - FRIDAY

Supervised time in the library. Please bring your son to the library.

Before School Care is available from 7:00-7:50 a.m. Students must be enrolled in advance, however, drop-ins will be accepted if unforeseen circumstances arise. The charge for a one-day drop-in is $10. Drop-in billing will be mailed at the end of each month.

After School Care

MONDAY - FRIDAY

After School Care will consist of supervised, structured and unstructured playtime. Snack will be provided. Following dismissal, students will be sent to the cafeteria.

After School Care hours are 3:00-6:00 p.m. and is primarily for students enrolled in advance, however, drop-ins are welcome and will be billed on a day-to-day basis. Since we are concerned about the proper supervision of students after regular dismissal, any child who has not been picked up by 3:20 p.m. will be sent to the After School Care and the family will be billed at the rate of $15 for the first hour. If your son remains in After School Care beyond 4:20 p.m., you will be charged a drop-in fee of $30. Drop-in billing will be mailed at the beginning of each month.


After School Classes

Princeton Academy offers After School Classes to students in the Kindergarten through Grade 8. Classes meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Classes are open to both Princeton Academy and Stuart Country Day School students. Students may be enrolled in one class per day. Drop-ins are not permitted for After School Classes. Please note that there are no After School Classes between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Students enrolled in the After School Classes may attend the regular After School Program between Thanksgiving and Christmas at no additional charge on those days only. The second trimesters of Extended Day After School Classes begins on January 4, 2017. Please see the list of class offerings below.

Fees and Policies

Lower School Study Hall carries the same fee as an after school class and will be held 3:30-4:30 p.m. Lower School students who are not signed up for this class in advance, will not be permitted to use the library after school. Students are expected to respect the space as a quiet location for individual study and recreational reading.

For all students enrolled in After School Care and for those using After School Care "drop-in," there will be a $45 per hour late fee charged for any child who is picked up after 6:00 p.m. “Drop-ins” are not permitted in After School Classes.

On the registration form there are three fee scales. The top fee scale is for early morning drop off only. The middle fee scale is for regular After School Care only (not classes). The bottom fee scale is for After School Classes only.

Any student enrolled in After School Classes may attend regular after care when the class ends until as late as 6:00 p.m. at no additional charge on those days only.

Winter Extended Day Class Offerings

After School Study Hall

MONDAY - THURSDAY

After School Study Hall will consist of supervised homework time in which Lower School students can work on projects, do research on the web (with teacher permission), read and write. Please note that After School Study Hall for Lower School students carries the same fee as After School Classes.

Art: K-Grade 3

FRIDAY

Students will explore different artistic styles to illustrate their own works. Students will create their own masterpieces using of variety mediums and they will also be exposed to a variety of artists in order to emulate a particular style.

Balance and Motion: K-Grade 2

THURSDAY

Do you like roller-coasters? Have you ever wondered what keeps the car on the track? If so than this is the class for you. Students will explore the science of balance and motion and how objects stay in balance as well as how and why a roller-coaster stays on its track.

CYO BASKETBALL: Grades 3 and 4

WEDNESDAY

Only current CYO players may enroll in this class for the winter trimester.

Games of Strategy: K-Grade 4

K-Grade 2: WEDNESDAY
Grades 2-4: MONDAY

Students will use their logic skills to compete at games like chess, checkers, Chinese checkers, Battleship, Stratego, Risk and many other games.

Kitchen Chemistry: Grades 1-4

TUESDAY

Students are intrigued with the topic of chemistry for many reasons: it is mysterious, it is scholarly, it yields to vivid imaginations and it’s just plain fun! Kitchen Chemistry will offer hands-on chemistry based activities. Whether students are classifying properties or observing and investigating chemical reactions, each week will provide an activity that will help build basic chemistry concepts.

Legos and Games: K-Grade 2

TUESDAY

This class offers a fun and interactive way for our youngest students to explore their two favorite things: Legos and board games. Using several Lego kits, students will make basic Lego structures as well as more involved Lego masterpieces. Students will also be introduced to and play several classic board games including checkers, Sorry, Jenga, Candy Land, Connect Four and Trouble to name a few. Emphasis will be on having fun and following the basic directions and rules.

Math Games and Support: Grades 2-4

FRIDAY

This class offers a fun way to learn math and gain extra support at the same time. All achievement levels are welcome, as we will address areas of need as well as areas of strength in a fun an interactive environment. Whether it is instructional aid by way of peer tutoring or academic enhancement via online math games, students will have access to an assortment of methods of support intended to help them comprehend and build on current mathematical concepts and/or reinforce previously learned mathematical concepts.

Minecraft: Grades 2-4

TUESDAY

Students will build and explore "worlds" to learn about Princeton Academy, art history, world history, math, science and literature. Joel Levin is the founder of Minecraftedu.com. You may visit his blog, minecraftteacher.net. Enrollment in this class is limited and students will be enrolled on a first come first serve basis.

Under the Sea Marine Aquatics: K-Grade 4

K-Grade 2: MONDAY
Grades 3 and 4: THURSDAY

Dive deep into the fascinating lives of ocean animals and coral reef ecology. Interact with live animals, participate in exciting demonstrations and have fun with hands-on activities that engage learners. LS Teacher Ryan Cook, a biologist and saltwater enthusiast, will lead your child on an investigative, immersive adventure and inspire meaningful oceanic connections. Using our innovative viewing system and 55-gallon saltwater reef aquarium, we will explore life under the sea while learning and having fun along the way.

Woodworking: Grades 4-8

MONDAY or TUESDAY

Wood shop safety, hand tools and hard woods vs. soft woods are a few of the topics the boys will learn before embarking on building projects.

Extended Day Programs Coordinator

Vince Geraci

Titles: First Grade Teacher, Extended Day Programs Coordinator
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Extended Day Registration Form