Westside School believes that all students can succeed in school with the right combination of quality programs, focused resources, and community support.
Research has shown that participation in out-of-school-time (EDP) programs can lead to improvements in youth’s educational outcomes (e.g., academic achievement, school behavior, attitudes toward school, attendance and educational expectations); enhance social and emotional development (e.g., self-esteem, positive social behavior); and reduce the likelihood that they will engage in risk-taking behavior.
Westside School offers an inclusive, multi-aged Extended Day Program, designed to engage interest of all kinds, so that every child can do something they truly enjoy! The Extended Day Team is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment both physically and emotionally for before and after school, where children can learn, grow, make friends, and explore new interests all while having fun!
The after school program begins at dismissal time and ends at 5:00pm for Preschool/PreK and 5:30pm for K-8th Grade. Each afternoon will include time for outdoor play, snacks (provided by Westside), homework/study hall, and free choice activities.
Monthly extended day care is available by printing and completing the contract. Payment is made through ACH, which will debit from your account on the first of each month.
Days Per Week
After Care Cost
After School Drop-In Care
Due to student/teacher ratio considerations, only a limited number of drop-in spaces will be available per day. The drop-in fee is $40 per afternoon; the hours are not prorated. We ask that you register no later than noon on the day of care so that we may staff the program accordingly; late registration may incur an additional $10 fee.
Enrichment classes are designed for Kindergarten-8th grade students and offered once a week after school.
Registration opens on Thursday, December 15 (9:30am) and closes on Friday, January 13 (end of day). Full payment is due at the time of registration to secure a spot.
TRANSITION TIME AND SNACK: All students enrolled in an enrichment class will have a brief transition period between their grade level dismissal and the enrichment class start time. They will be supervised and served a Westside-provided snack.
DISMISSAL AND EDP: Students not enrolled in EDP on the day of their enrichment class are expected to be picked up at the class end time. Students who are not picked up within 10 minutes of the class end time will automatically be enrolled in EDP and asked to pay the standard drop-in fee of $40/afternoon.
Students with an EDP contract who are scheduled to attend aftercare the day of the enrichment class will be directed to their EDP space after the class is over. Pickup will be before 5:30pm and follow the same procedure as regular EDP.
The class focuses on introducing beginners of all abilities to the lifelong sport of archery. Students will learn important life skills such as scoring and math, team building, problem solving, decision-making, critical thinking, and predicting, all while shooting archery.
Ages: Kindergarten - 4th Grade
Teacher: 1UP Recreation
Dungeons and Dragons
Engage with a world of fantasy, adventure, and team building in Dungeons and Dragons. Students will create a character, embark on an adventure, and gain role-playing and team-building skills in a collaborative setting. Players of all experience levels welcome. All supplies will be provided.
Chess Wizards is a premier chess education company providing fun, informative and challenging chess lessons to students. Chess Wizards teaches children many important life concepts, such as learning the ability to win graciously and accept defeat with dignity and sportsmanship. Students will be divided into groups according to their chess experience. At the end of this session, each student will have had the chance to participate in a mini-chess tournament.
Ages: Kindergarten - 4th Grade
Teacher: Chess Wizards
Paint and Sip
Each class, students learn and practice a new watercolor technique as they sip bubbly water or other kid appropriate beverages! At the end of the program students will walk away with several new techniques in their artist toolbox as well as original watercolor works and replicated prints of their choosing. This class is a joyful environment for exploring, connecting, and painting in the art studio.
Play Ball! In our Bricks 4 Kidz Sports Fans class, our all-star kids will be using LEGO® Bricks to create motorized athletes such as soccer players that shoot, hockey skaters that skate, gymnasts that tumble, and much more! Whether it’s college football, the Olympics, cheerleading, or professional hockey, students will love all that is in store for them!
Ages: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Teacher: Bricks 4 Kidz
Ever wonder what went on in the past? Join us and learn the secrets that artifacts can tell you, if you know how to ask the right questions! We’ll learn how archaeological sites get buried and how to make sense of the layers they have. We’ll also identify artifacts and learn how they were used. Some of the artifacts might need repair, so we’ll help put them back together, and make a museum-style display. In the end, you’ll be able to figure out what was going on, way, way, way back before your grandparents were born!
Marimba Band is a group of musicians who will perform instrumental music from a variety of genres and cultures regularly at school events. We will focus primarily on wood-barred instruments and non-pitched percussion. Performers who register for marimba are making a commitment to participate in weekly rehearsals and scheduled performances, some of which may occur outside the school day. No prior experience or audition is required-Just a willingness to learn and work hard!
Ages: 3rd - 4th Grade
Teacher: Maggie Smith, EL & LS Music Teacher
Science: Exploring the World!
Students will practice thinking like scientists by being encouraged to ask questions, explore, and reflect upon what they discover in the world around them. We will learn by questioning and exploring through hands-on activities. Inquiry will take us in new directions!
Ages: Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Teacher: Meghan Harshman, LS Learning Specialist
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Cancellations: Each class has a minimum number of students required to run. Classes cancelled by Westside School, due to low registration, will result in a 100% refund.
Withdrawals/Refunds:If circumstances change and your family needs to cancel the class, requests for refunds must be made on or before Monday, January 23. After January 23, registration is final, and the class is non-refundable.
Our application deadline for the 2023-24 school year has passed. However, we will continue to accept applications for select grades. For information on availability and options for a late application, please contact our Director of Admissions, Ted Holmes firstname.lastname@example.org.