Extended Day Programs

Princeton Academy provides Extended Day Programs and classes for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 every weekday. Extended Day Programs are coordinated by LS Lead Classroom 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.


Extended Day Classes

Princeton Academy offers Extended Day Classes to students in 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 Extended Day Classes. Winter Extended Day Classes will begin on January 3, 2018. 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 Extended Day Classes only.

Any student enrolled in Extended Day Classes may attend regular After Care when the class ends until 6:00 p.m. at no additional charge on those days only.

Winter Extended Day Class Offerings

Monday Offerings

AFTER-SCHOOL STUDY HALL
(Monday – Thursday)

After-School Study Hall consists of supervised homework time in which Lower School students may complete assignments, work on projects, do research on the web (with teacher permission), or just read. Please note that After-School Study Hall for Lower School students carries the same fee as an after-school class.

YOGA
K–Grade 4
(Monday: 12-student limit)

Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. Sue Leonard, our monthly yoga instructor will be leading this class. This is a beginner class and will supplement the monthly yoga instruction the boys are receiving during the school day.

MAKING
Grades 2–5
(Monday: 12-student limit)

Join Mrs. Rose for this two-hour class where the only limit is your imagination and ingenuity. Students will explore and learn how to 3D print. They will explore Making using discarded materials to build completely new objects and crafts. Students will also participate in basic programming and coding using scratch and basic robotics.

Tuesday Offerings

LEGOS
K-Grade 2
(Tuesday: 10-student limit)

Join Ms. Dilmore’s class for a fun and interactive way for our younger students to explore this classic, timeless favorite, Legos! Using several Lego kits, students will learn how to make basic Lego structures as well as more involved Lego masterpieces. Students will use instruction booklets to construct these masterpieces out of Legos.

BALANCE & MOTION
Grades 1-3
(Tuesday: eight-student limit)

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. Join Ms. Smith and 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.

MARINE AQUATICS & SEA LIFE
Grades 1–4
(Tuesday: 10-student limit)

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. Mr. 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

(Tuesday or Wednesday: four-student limit per day)
Did you know that Mr. Eldridge is an expert wood carver? Students will learn to carve using basic woodworking tools to build a model from scratch. Fighter jets, army tanks, race cars, and fish and bird carving are only a few of the possibilities. If you can dream it, Mr. Eldridge will help you make it a reality in wood!

Wednesday Offerings

WOODWORKING
Grades 4-8
(Tuesday OR Wednesday: four-student limit per day)

Did you know that Mr. Eldridge is an expert wood carver? Students will learn to carve using basic woodworking tools to build a model from scratch. Fighter jets, army tanks, race cars, and fish and bird carving are only a few of the possibilities. If you can dream it, Mr. Eldridge will help you make it a reality in wood!

MATH GAMES
K-Grade 4
(Wednesday: 12-student limit)

This class offers a fun way to learn math and hone existing skills using fun games. Ms. Smith welcomes all achievement and grade levels, as we will address areas of need as well as area of strength in a fun an interactive environment. Students will be grouped by ability to learn how to play and become better at a variety of math games.

CYO BASKETBALL*
Grades 3 and 4
(Wednesday)

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

Thursday Offerings

ADVENTURES IN DRAWING
K-Grade 4
(Thursday:12-student limit)

Take a journey in drawing with Ms. Smith as you learn to draw everyday objects as well as the human face and your favorite animals. Students will learn about scenery and perspective as they create their own masterpieces. Pencil, chalk, pastels, and charcoal, are just some of the mediums students will use.

MATH GAMES
Grades 2-4
(Thursday: 10-student limit)

Mr. Cook offers a fun way to learn math and hone existing skills using fun games. All achievement levels are welcome, as we will address areas of need as well as areas of strength in a fun an interactive environment. Students will be grouped by ability to learn how to play and become better at a variety of math skills. Students will also use technology in the form of Chromebooks and iPads to play additional math games.

Friday Offerings

GAMES OF STRATEGY
K-Grade 4
(Friday: 12-student limit)

Join Ms. Smith for some fun and games, literally! Students will use their logic skills to compete at games like chess, checkers, Chinese checkers, Battleship, Stratego, Risk, 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 of the game. Students will be grouped by ability to learn how to play and become better at a variety of classic games.

KITCHEN CHEMISTRY
Grades 2-4
(Friday: 12-student limit)

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! Join Mr. Cook in this fun and interactive class. 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.

Extended Day Programs Coordinator

Vince Geraci

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