Extended Care

Extended Care

Students at Glen Urquhart participate in a wide variety of extra curricular activities after school. Some students are enrolled in our after school program, offered for grades K-5 from 3:00-5:30. Here they have the opportunity to develop friendships within their own age groups and with children from different class levels as well. Their time at after school is unstructured, with the freedom to relax with their friends while under the supervision of a professional teacher. Children may choose to play on the playground, the basketball and four square courts, play pick up football or soccer, or engage in imaginative play on the playground structures. Indoors they play board games, draw, cook, knit, do crafts, read, or do their homework.

Students at Glen Urquhart may also enroll in special after school enrichment classes that are offered throughout the school year. The topics rotate based on interest but include or have included: ballet, movie making, chess, art classes, sports, yoga, fencing, dance, and SSAT preparation.   This year GUS has partnered with Montserrat College of Art.  Art school students or graduates are currently teaching two courses:  Stop Motion Film-making and Creating a Comic Book.

Music lessons are available as part of our after school program.  Various instrument lessons are offered between the hours of 3:00 and 5:00 PM.

Before-Care Program:

Before-Care runs from 7:30 to 8:00 each school day. It is supervised by Bruce Emerson, Athletic Director. The Before-Care Program meets in the gym in Braemar.

Daily Rate: $225 (one day per week for full school year)
Yearly Rate: $900 (five days per week for full school year)

After-School Care:

The After-School Care Program runs from 3:00-5:30 Monday-Friday. After-care will meet in the lower school Spanish classroom. We offer a variety of activities, depending upon the interests of the children.

A. After-Care  3:00-4:00 Monday-Friday for grades K-5
When students arrive each day, they receive a snack. When weather permits, we go out to the playground for an hour of active play. Indoor activities may include computer games, arts/crafts, drawing, cooking, and board games.

Daily Rate: $400 (one day per week for full school year)
Yearly Rate: $1,700 (five days per week for full school year)

B. After-Care Monday-Friday 4:00-5:30 for all grades
Students may do homework, read, draw, use the computers, play board games, play with Legos, and engage in other indoor activities.

Daily Rate: $500 (one day per week for full school year)
Yearly Rate: $2,000 (five days per week for full school year)

C. Full Program Monday-Friday 3:00-5:30

Daily Rate: $800 (one day per week for full school year)
Yearly Rate: $3,400 (five days per week for full school year)

Daily Drop-in Care

An occasional use drop-in service is available for students who are not enrolled in after-school care. The fee is $15 per hour per child or $40 maximum per family. There is a $7.50 minimum. Please notify the classroom teachers and me prior to the 2:30 dismissal. The best way to reach me is by email at ddiggins@gus.org, or you may leave a message with Cheryl Arsenault, GUS receptionist at 978-927-1064.

Kindergarten Extended Day:

Kindergarten children have the option of staying at school on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00-3:00 for the special extended day program in the kindergarten room. Children eat lunch together, spend time outdoors, and participate in a variety of activities utilizing the kindergarten materials. Ms. Billings will be providing extended care for kindergarten from 12:00-3:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays, and I will provide K extended care on Fridays. At 3:00 the kindergarten children will be dismissed from the lower school car pool, or may join the after-care program. On Tuesdays and Thursdays when the kindergarten program is a full day of school, kindergarten children may join the after-care program at 3:00. There is NO extended care available on noon dismissal days except for parent/teacher conference days. Please refer to the enrollment form for rates.

GUS + (Formerly SASSY)

We will continue to offer specialty after school classes. For a list of current GUS+ classes click here.

Contact Information:
Debora Diggins
Director of After-School Programs
978-927-1064 x131
ddiggins@gus.org