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After School

The After School model offers homework time every day with flexibility and fun in the options afterwards.

Lab School’s After School program is comprised of two parts this school year:

  • After School       
  • After School Plus
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Students in both programs will spend the first 45 minutes of the After School program having a snack and completing homework.  After this, students who are part of After School will join Katy Bose, After School Supervisor, in a free choice activity such as playing on the playground, playing board games, or another less structured activity.  Students who are part of After School Plus will join that day’s class (see schedule and descriptions below) which will run from 4:15PM to 5:15PM Monday through Thursday.  On Fridays, there will be no After School Plus - all students will be part of After School - each Friday will be a different “Mystery” activity (Maybe a movie Maybe a game of kickball?  Maybe a messy art project?)

Registration Details:
After School and After School Plus will run for two terms this year.  

After School is available to students in Lower School and 5th and 6th grades only.
Term 2: Monday, January 23, 2023 through Friday, June 9, 2023.

  • Registration for Term 2 opens Monday, January 9 at 8:00 AM.
  • The deadline to register is Tuesday, January 17.
  • Parents will have until Tuesday, January 31 to make changes to their child’s After School schedule, space permitting.

All classes are subject to sufficient enrollment.

Pricing: $38/day (before discounts)

  After School After School Plus
Mondays $608 Chess $768
Tuesdays $722 3D Art $912
Wednesdays $570 Coding Club or D&D $720
Thursdays $722 Mixed Media Art $912
Fridays $570

Discount Packages:

3 days/week - receive a 5% discount
4 days/week - receive a 10% discount
5 days/week - receive a 15% discount
Please note the above discount will be applied to the daily $38 After School fee.

-Drop In Rate: $45/Day 

Students will gather in the Commons on the Reservoir Campus at 3:30 PM, sign in, and receive a healthy snack prior to starting their homework and other activities/projects. Examples of snacks include veggie straws, popcorn, fruit snacks and chips. In case of dietary restrictions, contact Katy Bose. Students are welcome to bring their own snacks if preferred.

Pickup is at 5:30 PM. There is a grace period of 15 minutes until 5:45 PM, however, Parents/Caregivers who pick up students late more than three times will be charged $25 for every 15-minute interval. Notice of delay is greatly appreciated; please call 202.821.2547 to inform After School staff. 

No After School on the following days:
Term 2: 
Wednesday, January 25 – Noon dismissal
Friday, February 17 – Noon dismissal
Wednesday, March 1 – Noon dismissal
Friday, March 17 – Noon dismissal
Wednesday, April 19 – Noon dismissal
Friday, May 26 – Noon dismissal

After School Director
Katy Bose
Phone: 202.821.2547 (please use during After School hours only)
Email: afterschool@labschool.org

Please note: If you are picking up your child before the regular 5:30pm dismissal time, please ring the buzzer at the front door of the Castle Building and sign out your child.

After School Course Description Second Semester 2022-2023

Chess Club (Mondays)
Chess is not only a riveting board game, but also a universal language, ancient sport, and an art form with rich history. In this class, students will engage in a range of skills including strategy and problem solving, differentiated lessons ranging from how to play and how the pieces move to increasingly advanced gameplay, history (famous chess players and games), as well as etiquette and sportsmanship. ALL ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Class taught by Katy Bose

3D Art (Tuesdays)
In Lab School’s After School Arts and Crafts program on Mondays, students will learn how to use and experiment with different sculpture materials including cardboard, clay, wire, and plaster.

3-dimensional projects will include:

  • plaster
  • wire
  • cardboard
  • clay

Class taught by Claire Lynch

Coding Club (Wednesdays)
Join the Coding Club to learn the basics of coding. We will be using Python and other basic coding languages to help introduce you to the programming world. Also for those participating in the First Lego League Team, we will incorporate FLL programming into the club as well.

Class taught by Devin Cohen ‘24 and supported by Rahmelle Buchanan

Dungeons and Dragons Club (Wednesdays)
Join Dungeon Master Noah for a fantasy filled time where bold adventurers embark on perilous journeys.  Players will create their own characters - perhaps a skilled fighter, devout cleric, a spellcasting wizard - who will represent them in the game.  Our Dungeon Master Noah will help our players along on their quests. Players make the decisions and tell the story.  Remember the golden rule: never split the party!

Class taught by Noah Tulley ‘26 and supported by Loren Whitfield

Mixed Media Art (Thursdays)
In the Lab School’s After School Arts and Crafts program on Wednesdays, students will learn how to use and experiment with a variety of 2-dimensional mixed media, including watercolor painting, drawing, collage, and relief sculpture.

2-dimensional projects will include:

  • chalk drawing
  • oil pastel drawing
  • watercolor painting
  • flat collage
  • relief sculpture

Class taught by Claire Lynch