After school programs are offered to support our families, faculty, and staff by providing affordable, flexible after school supervision for Willow’s students. There are four programs: Enrichment, Stay and Play, Extended Day, and Sports. All after school programs, with the exception of Sports, begin the first Monday of the school year. The Sports program begins the following Monday. The After School Programs are offered through out the end of the school year. Occasional exceptions include whole school event days such as International Day, Earth Day, and Grandparents Day. After school programs, with the exception of Sports, carry fees. All drop-ins not registered for programs will be charged a drop-in rate.
Enrichment is available for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Instructors may be Willow faculty and staff, parents, and/or independent sub-contractors from the community. Enrichment runs from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. This program is designed to provide opportunities for enrichment through various activities such as yoga, art, chess, and cooking etc.
Stay and Play is available for 4 year old Preschool students who opt for a 2:00 pm schedule, and is staffed by Willow’s Preschool teachers. Stay and Play runs from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and takes place on the first floor of the Farmhouse.
Extended Day is available to all students, Preschool through 8th grade, and is staffed by Willow faculty and staff. Extended Day is located on the first floor of the Farmhouse. Extended Day runs from 3:15 pm until 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Students registered for other after school programs like Enrichment, Stay and Play, Sports, or Middle School Homework Club are welcome to join Extended Day until 5:30 pm. Students have the opportunity to work on homework, projects, games, and crafts in a safe and organized environment.
The Sports program is available for students in the 5th through 8th grade and runs Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm, unless there is a competition. The program begins on the first Monday after the Middle School trip and consists of three seasonal sports: soccer (fall), fencing (winter), and track (spring). Instructors may be Willow faculty and staff, parents, and/or independent sub-contractors from the community. In addition to developing skills in various sports, students benefit from the inclusive nature of the program. An orientation session for participating students and their parents is scheduled prior to the start of each season. The Willow School Sports code of conduct is reviewed and affirmed by all players. Students learn to value teamwork, develop leadership, and broaden social relationships. This program is free of charge. However, there may be equipment charges and/or participants may need to provide their own equipment. An annual physical, health update, and concussion form is required to participate.