Extended Day at Lab provides opportunities for your child to connect with friends, discover and develop interests, and relax before and after school. Extended Day is designed to provide students with constructive, intentional, and meaningful opportunities to engage socially with one another, creatively with materials and concepts, and civically in the life of the Schools and community. Extended Day brings all of this to life within the familiar and enriching school environment you have chosen for your child.
For our youngest students, Extended Day focuses on helping children develop a sense of belonging, find their own unique voice, and explore, while relaxing in the comfort of a familiar, nurturing community. Extended Day uses a Reggio Emilia approach to our work with nursery and kindergarten students in our Daily Programs which include Early Day, Bridge, and Late Day. Special Classes are also available and offer students a chance to try out new activities or practice familiar ones.
Late Day is available to nursery and kindergarten students who need care extended until 3:30 (W, F), 4:30, or 5:30 p.m. Late Day groups have snack, play, engage with stories, and explore their many interests. Late Day is a tremendous opportunity for children to create new friendships and solidify old ones.
Bridge is available to nursery and kindergarten students who would like to align their school dismissal schedule with an older sibling's or simply need a later dismissal. Bridge offers one hour of care Monday through Thursday. In most cases, nursery students may nap during Bridge, and all students will be offered a nutritious snack, as well as time to play with friends before heading home.
In Extended Day, Primary School students connect with friends, discover and develop their passions, move and calm their bodies, and enjoy the outdoors. Lab's first and second grade students can participate in Early Day, Late Day, and a large and varying set of Special Classes that appeal to students' interests and talents.
In Late Day, we support and encourage our first and second grade students' industrious nature by bringing their interests to life through music and art workshops, student-driven projects, maker space work, and the opportunity to move their bodies in play. Late Day is a tremendous opportunity for children to create new friendships and solidify old ones. Late Day is available from the end of the school day until 3:30 (W, F), 4:30, or 5:30 p.m. each day.
First and second grade students are eager to try and test their interests and talents in a multitude of different areas. Special Classes provide a perfect opportunity to explore within the comfortable educational surrounding so familiar to them. Special Class enrichment opportunities are offered on a quarterly basis. These require separate registration.
In our ExploreLab program, our third, fourth, and fifth grade students can work on homework, relax with friends, explore new and familiar interests, and play. They can also discover and delve into activities with our many and rotating Special Class options.
Our ExploreLab program consists of several different types of activities including time for homework, outdoor play, arts and crafts, cooking, makerspace work, computer lab, and other rotating options. To ensure each and every Lower School student's needs are met, students and their parents can choose each day's set of activities. Programs run until 3:30 (W,F), 4:30 or 5:30 p.m. ExploreLab is a tremendous opportunity for students to create new friendships and solidify old ones.
In our MS Post program, following time for homework our sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students can try any number of interesting pursuits including service work, cooking projects, pick-up basketball, or creating and playing games. On Wednesday afternoons, students will also be able to join a rotating set of Drop-in or Pop-up activities.
The MS Post program runs daily from the end of the school day until 5:30 p.m. each day. The program will start each day with StudyLab where students can work quietly or in teams on their academics. Following this, a variety of workshops will allow students to find their voice and express themselves. On Wednesdays, in addition to StudyLab, ActivityLab will offer a varying set of drop-in activities in support of the early dismissal day.