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After School

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Lab is modifying its extended day program for Elementary, Intermediate, and Junior High students beginning this fall. There will be two sessions of After School instead of three.

The new After School model offers homework time every day with flexibility in the options afterwards. After completing their work, students will have an opportunity to relax and select an activity from the choices provided. Art and board games will be available every day, and we will have a movie option on Fridays. 

At times, additional short-term classes will also be available.

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Convenient for working parents and stimulating for students, the after school program is a popular feature of The Lab School of Washington.

Students engage their creativity, challenge themselves mentally and physically, cultivate friendships, and continue to develop important social skills.

The after school program is available for children ages 6-12. 

Older Lab School students have the option of joining an interscholastic sports team, theater production, debate team or one of the many other clubs that meet after school.

The Lab School provides an enriching, supportive environment for children with dyslexia, children with ADHD, and other learning challenges. Like our educational curricula, the after school program is specifically tailored to help children of all needs and abilities.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 3:30 - 5:30 PM 
Spring Term Begins: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Registration Opens: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Drop/Adds Ends: Thursday, February 6, 2020

If you are picking up your child from After School prior to 5:30pm, please come to the front door of the Castle Building and ring the buzzer. The receptionist will contact the After School program and ask them to bring your child to the front desk.

Our After School Program is available only to Lab School students.

Registration Details:

Spring Term for After School at LAB runs Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Registration opens Wednesday, January 8th and the deadline to register is Friday, January 31st. Parents will have until Thursday, February 6th to make changes to their child’s After School schedule.
Drop-ins to After School throughout the semester are $42 per day.

Dawn McMullen
After School Director
Email: dawn.mcmullen@labschool.org
Cell: (202) 641-5847

If no answer at the number listed above, please call 202.965.6600 (Reservoir Front Desk - open until 5:30pm).

3 days/week - receive a 5% discount
4 days/week - receive a 10% discount
5 days/week - receive a 15% discount

Students will gather in the Commons at 3:30PM and receive a snack prior to starting their homework and other activities/projects. Examples of snacks include goldfish, veggie straws, applesauce, fruit snacks and chips. In case of dietary restrictions, contact Dawn McMullen.

Pickup is at 5:30PM. After that, there is a grace period of 15 minutes until 5:45PM. Parents/Caregivers who pick up students late will be charged $25 for every 15-minute interval. Notice of delay is greatly appreciated; please call (202) 641-5847 to inform After School staff.

No After School on the following days:

January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 30, Half Day
February 14, Half Day
February 17, President’s Day
February 27, Half Day
March 12, Half Day
March 20, Half Day
March 23-27 Spring Break
April 10, Half Day
April 23, Half Day
May 14, Half Day
May 22, Half Day
May 25, Memorial Day
June 11, Half Day(last day of classes)

The current After School session ends Friday, January 17th. The next session begins Tuesday, January 21st (LAB is closed Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day). 

We will be offering our standard; snacks, homework and then free time for arts/crafts, reading, board games and outdoor/playground time weather permitting. Fridays are Movie Days! 

There will also be a few short term offerings:

Game Day (Intermediate/Junior High) *6 Maximum/day

Do you have the courage to delve deep into danger filled dilapidated dungeons? Do malevolent malodorous monsters stoke your sense of adventure? Grab your torch and take hold of your magic sword and welcome to the wonderful world of D & D! This cooperative storytelling, role playing game has all members at the table interact and create their own character and navigating a fantasy world created by the Dungeon Master. D&D will be held Tuesday through Thursday weekly. This club is student-directed by those who trained with Mr. Chidiki Jones last session. There is limited space per day and this club is popular so sign up soon if interested.
Tuesday $700 (20 days)
Wednesday $700 (20 days)
Thursdays $490 (14 days)

New Mini Sessions for Spring:

Chess with David Coulon, Workshop/Design Lab Teacher
Starting next Tuesday March 3rd through March 17th (3 days total)

Strategize and play this classic game. Playing chess is a fun way to improve analytical thinking skills, and to learn about foresight, planning, and decision-making. Students will have the chance to play against students of different ages, and to learn game etiquette and communication. Let's play!

Fee: $105


Gardening with Liz Bilbao, Science Teacher

Starting after Spring Break after on Wednesdays, April 1st through June 3rd (10 days total) This spring we will have a new "Garden Club" after school. Gardeners will weed the garden, maintain the beds, turn the compost, and grow seedlings. We will be outside in most types of weather.

Fee: $370. If already signed up for After School, the fee is only $20 for supplies.


Fun Fitness (Intermediate) with Aymi Ayala

Tuesdays starting after Spring Break
March 31st - May 19th totaling 8 days

This club will incorporate a variety of athletic games such as relay races, soccer, basketball and tag. Coaches will encourage a relaxed atmosphere that emphasizes fun, exercise and sportsmanship above competition. We all want to be running around in the gym, so come join us!

Fee: $280


Fun Fitness (Elementary) with Kristin Horneffer
Wednesdays starting after Spring Break
April 1st - May 30th totaling 8 days

This club will incorporate a variety of athletic games such as relay races, soccer, basketball and tag. Coaches will encourage a relaxed atmosphere that emphasizes fun, exercise and sportsmanship above competition. We all want to be running around in the gym, so come join us!

Fee: $280


Strategic Gaming Club with David Coulon, Workshop/Design Lab Teacher ​
Starting after Spring Break on Thursdays, April 2nd through May 29th (7 days total)

Do you love to play tabletop and card games? We will play all sorts of games including: Chess, Checkers, Dominos, Monopoly, Risk, Stratego, A Ticket to Ride, Munchkin and Exploding Kittens. You are welcome to bring a new game to introduce as well. Come join us in the spirit of having fun and practicing strategy and game theory!​

Fee: $245.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
17 Days 20 Days 20 Days 14 Days 15 Days
$595 $700 $700 $490 $525


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For more information:

Dawn McMullen

Dawn McMullen

  • Director of After School
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Special Projects Manager