We are pleased to offer an aftercare program for students in Beginners through Grade six, to provide convenience and flexibility for families. The Chestnut Hill School Extended Day Program offers fun activities and games, a quiet space to complete homework, or just a safe and welcoming place to be when the need arises. For many children, this is their favorite time of day!
We strive to provide as much flexibility as possible for families who require extended-day care. Students have the option to register for a full year or drop-in for a day… and nearly everything in between! Extended Day is offered at the end of each school day, five days a week. Click here to learn more information about our flexible enrollment options.
Schedule and Activities
Throughout the afternoon, students have a balance of structured thematic activities, quiet time to complete homework, and time to play and socialize. This flexible schedule allows for students to enjoy cross-age experiences and explore interests outside the classroom. Children have the option to engage in activities such as art, dance, and yoga. Snack is also provided.
In general, students begin the afternoon with a snack, and from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. there are a range of activities. Click here to see a sample month activity schedule. Many of the activities are project based and spread over only a few days (i.e. a weeklong sewing project). There is also a developmentally-appropriate art project offered each day. Students have the opportunity to complete multiple projects regardless of their schedules and interest levels. Activities often include children across ages and grades, which will depend on the number of students enrolled.
The number of students generally declines after 4:30 p.m., and the schedule is very flexible for the remainder of the afternoon. Older students typically complete homework or work on art projects; younger students engage in free play, art, or games. The gym and computer lab are often available for games and activities.
Optional Enrichment Classes
In addition to the activities included in the cost of Extended Day, we offer optional after-school enrichment classes such as karate and chess for an additional fee. A detailed description of offerings is available each fall. Students may also choose to enroll in private music lessons on campus through the Chestnut Hill School of Music.
The Extended Day Program offers additional coverage Monday through Thursday (3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.) and Friday (12:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.).
The registration options are as follows:
- Monday through Thursday: dismissal through 4:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.
- Extended Day supervision for siblings of Grade 5 & 6 students is available until 3:45 p.m.
- Friday: dismissal through 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.
Our professional and friendly staff are led by Angie Zomer, Director of Extended Day, and Chynna Pires, Assistant Director of Extended Day. Many of the extended day staff are CHS alumni. Ms. Zomer may be reached with any programming questions at email@example.com.
Please direct any questions related to fees or billing to Christine Lucey, Auxiliary Programs Coordinator, at (617) 264-1335, firstname.lastname@example.org.