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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 and After School Plus
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Students in both programs will spend the first 45 minutes of the After School program completing homework followed by snack time. Homework time is a highly structured time during After School where students are expected to work on homework completion, reading, and math practice. Structures are in place to support students during homework time such as a seating chart, a homework completion checklist to support executive functioning and organization, and homework help from Lab School teachers in a calm environment to support student focus.

After this, students who are part of After School will join Katy Bose, After School Director, in a free choice activity such as playing on the playground, playing board games, arts based activities, 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 gather together to watch a movie.

Registration Details:
After School and After School Plus will run for two terms this year. After School programs are available to students in Lower School and 5th and 6th grades only. 

Term 2: Monday, January 29th, 2024 through June 7th, 2024 (There is no After School on the final week of the school year). 

  • Registration for Term 2 opens January 23rd, 2024 (this will be posted in ParentSquare).
  • The deadline to register is January 28th, 2024. 
  • Parents will have until February 2nd, 2024 to make changes to their child’s After School schedule, space permitting.

All classes are subject to sufficient enrollment.


$40/afternoon (before discounts)
“After School Plus” Classes: $50/afternoon

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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 $40 After School fee.

-Drop In Rate: $50/Day 

Students will gather in the Commons on the Reservoir Campus at 3:30 PM, sign in, begin homework time, then receive a snack prior to starting other activities/projects.

Examples of snacks include veggie straws, popcorn, fruit gummies, and chips. In case of dietary restrictions, contact Katy Bose. Students are welcome to bring their own snacks if preferred. If families anticipate the snack provided after school may not be sufficient, students are welcome to bring an additional snack.  

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:

  • Friday, February 16th - Noon dismissal
  • Monday, February 19th - Presidents’ Day/school closed
  • Tuesday, February 20th - No Lower School Students on Campus, there will be After School for Middle School students. Lower School families will receive a credit. 
  • Friday, March 22 – Noon dismissal 
  • Monday, March 25 – Monday, April 1 – Spring Break/school closed 
  • Friday, May 24 – Noon dismissal 
  • Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day/school closed

For parent teacher conferences, the cost has been deducted from the total amount for Thursdays and Fridays. 
Lower School Parent Teacher Conferences are on June 6th-7th, No school for LS students. There will still be After School for Middle School students. 
Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences are on May 30-31st, No school for MS students. There will still be After School for Lower School students on the Lower School campus.

After School Director
Katy Bose
Phone: 202.821.2547 (Please only contact the after school phone number during after school hours 3:30-5:30.)
Email: katy.bose@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 2023-2024

Mondays: Art Club (led by Martha Kiger and supported by an Upper School student) 
In Lab School’s After School Art Club, students will learn different art techniques/skills for making a variety of art projects throughout the semester. A variety of materials will be used including canvas, paints, and drawing materials including pencils, charcoal, oil pastels, markers, and chalk for students to experiment with and express themselves through the creative process. This class will be supported by a skilled Upper School art student.

Tuesdays: Dance Class taught by Jessica Bruce
Our after school class will introduce young dancers of all levels to the various styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will learn the basic steps and terminology of rhythm and dance from around the world including hip hop, bachata, tinikling, jazz, salsa, and many more!

Participants should wear clothing that allows them to move freely in dance class. 

Wednesdays: Lab’s Crochet Crowd taught by Nurse Michele Kuhn
Students will learn basic crochet stitches and work together to complete fun items to keep and some to donate. We'll explore ideas for what type of organization they'd like to support such as blankets for the animal shelter, lap blankets for nursing home residents, or scarves to help keep unhoused folks warmer. No experience needed and materials are provided.

Thursdays: Karate taught by Kaizen Karate Black Belt Level Instructors and supported by a Lab staff member (For 1st-5th graders)
This popular class is a disciplined introduction to the sport by Kaizen Karate.  Your child will learn the beautiful art of karate while gaining safety and defensive skills in a respectful environment.  The class will also emphasize the basic karate principles of focus, patience, and self-discipline.  First time students will be able to start the belt program. A Lab staff member will be in the class as assistance as well as the karate instructor.