After School & Summer Programs
After-School Classes & Clubs
Summer Day Camp
After-School Care is available Monday through Friday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Students who regularly attend after-school will be checked in immediately after school lets out for the day; for safety, students who are not picked up at dismissal time will be automatically signed in to after-school care. After-School is held at the Lower School campus. A staff member will escort Upper School students to the Lower School campus; parents should pick them up there.
There are a few days on which after-school care is not offered, including early dismissal days and some special event days. These days are marked on the school calendar.
After-School is supervised by regular Old Orchard staff members, not outside vendors. At least two-staff members are on duty at all times and all are trained in CPR and other emergency procedures.
The typical After-School session includes the following:
- 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Supervised free play; depending on student interest, supervisors may lead games or simply oversee them.
- 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Study Hall for older students in a separate classroom; older students may also read quietly if they have no homework. Younger students may play indoor games, read books, work on art projects or play outside on our smaller playground.
- 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Quiet activities, indoors or out, for all students. Older students may continue to work on homework.
- Fridays: After free-play, students are allowed to watch a G-Rated movie.
Please be sure to pick you child up no later than 6 p.m. We do our best to keep after-school rates as reasonable as possible, but we are obliged to charge hefty late fees because we require at least two staff members to remain on site until the last child is picked up. This is a necessary, but costly safety measure.
After-School Classes & Clubs
In addition to our general After-Care program, Old Orchard offers a variety of after-school classes and clubs. Some are offered directly by staff members; others are sponsored by the school. They range from art to chess to cooking. Information is communicated via our weekly school-wide newsletter. The current offering may be viewed here: After-School Classes & Clubs Winter 2019
Summer at Old Orchard
Old Orchard camp programs are led by regular Old Orchard staff members. Programs are open to all Old Orchard students, and to campers referred by Old Orchard families. Referred campers must be entering Grades K-5.
Day camp is a mix of visual art, performing arts, creative play, goofy games and outings to local attractions. It is geared largely, but not exclusively, towards elementary students.
If you would like us to contact you with more information about our summer camp offerings, please send an email to Camp Director Melissa Greene.