Lower School Aftercare and Enrichment

St. Paul’s offers care and enrichment programs as an enhancement to our robust curriculum. These adventures allow our young learners to try new challenges and explore new interests. 

After-School Adventures

In our After-School Adventures (ASA) program, your child will have an opportunity to try new things in a safe and enriching environment. 

After-School Adventures is a structured program designed to foster active exploration through standard daily programs as well as specialized workshops. To support working families, the program is available from dismissal until 6 p.m. To ensure we can provide a safe environment for all students and staff, parents must pre-register their students for ASA. 

Please find more detailed information below, as well as the link to sign up using our new CampBrain registration platform. If you have questions, please email afterschooladventures@stpaulsmd.org or dkoska@stpaulsmd.org.

Register Here

 

Contact Information

The ASA office is located in the lower school building and can be reached using the following contact information.

Phone number:  410-821-3061

Email address:  afterschooladventures@stpaulsmd.org

Emergency cell in the event of a phone outage:  443-865-8566

 

Director

Diana Koska is the director of After-School Adventures. Diana has been with The St. Paul’s Schools for 18 years, most recently serving as a fourth grade teacher, and in her new role will oversee ASA and teach part time in the lower school library. After school, Mrs. Koska will be supported by other lower school teachers as well as college and high school students who will serve as aides.

 

Standard Daily ASA Programs

Families register for ASA by trimester.

Trimester 1:  Sept. 1 — Nov. 26

Trimester 2:  Nov. 29 — March 4

Trimester 3:  March 7 — June 1

During our standard ASA program, children may choose from a variety of activities each day, including:                             

  • Outdoor/Indoor Playtime
  • Quiet Playtime
  • Drawing
  • Arts & Crafts                           
  • Guided Study Hall
  • Games

 

Trimester Fees

 Five days per week until 4:30 p.m.  $500 per trimester

 One day per week (same day of the week) until 4:30 p.m.

 (ex: every Monday)

 $100 per trimester
   
 Five days per week until 5:30 p.m.  $1,000 per trimester
 Five days per week until 6:00 p.m.  $1,350 per trimester
   
 Drop-in single day charge  
     Any day until 4:30  $10 per day
     Any day until 5:30  $20 per day
     Any day until 6:00  $30 per day
   
 Late fees (after 6 p.m.)  $25 per 15 minutes

 

Drop-In Care Options

Although we are asking all families to pre-register, we understand emergencies can happen. In the event you need a drop-in session after school, we ask that you make this request 24 hours in advance. You can register in our CampBrain system or email afterschooladventures@stpaulsmd.org. We will bill your account the daily drop-in fee. Drop-in students can choose from any standard program offered that day but will not be able to attend workshops.

Workshops

We are excited to offer specialized workshops for students to explore different interests. Below you will find information on a variety of offerings.

ASA Workshops

 Workshops are available for students in pre-K through grade 4. Students will attend workshops alongside students from other grades, but we will continue to socially distance and will cap enrollment at 10–15 kids, depending on the workshop.

Workshops begin the week of Sept. 6 and run on a trimester schedule (see above).

STEM Club Grades K–4 Monday 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Belly Dance Grades 1–4 Tuesday 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Belly Dance Pre-K, K, Pre-First Thursday 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Creative Writing Grades 1–4 Tuesday 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Cooking/Baking Club Grades 1–4 Wednesday 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Clay Club Grades 1–4 Thursday 3:30–4:30 p.m.

 

ASA Workshop Fee

 $175 per workshop

Note: If you are already pre-registered for Standard Daily ASA, we will simply charge your account an additional $75 for the workshop. If you are not pre-registered for ASA, you will be billed the full $175.

 

The Dance Conservatory (TDC)

The Dance Conservatory at The St. Paul's Schools is designed for beginning through advanced dancers to nurture and train Baltimore-area children in the art of dance. The dance program helps students develop technical proficiency and creativity while also enhancing self-discipline, musical awareness, and self-esteem.

Courses including ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary are offered for all ages, from the youngest dancers through pre-collegiate and pre-professional training. Specialty classes, including musical theatre dance, acrobatics, and hip hop, allow dancers to further their skills for specific venues. 

Lower school students may register for TDC programming after school. A staff member will pick up registered students from the lower school building and walk them to dance class in the Ward Center for the Arts or St. Paul’s School for Girls building. Parents will pick up immediately following dance class. 

To register, please visit www.stpaulsmd.org/tdc.   

Students in the TDC program will be walked to the studio by upper school students. Pick-up will be from the dance class directly.  

 

Music Lessons

Lower school students have the option to sign up for instrumental music lessons after school. In the past, we have offered piano, violin, guitar, and voice lessons. We are still confirming lesson times and instructor availability for the fall. 

If you have a particular interest in after school music lessons, please email Alys Keretses at akeretses@stpaulsmd.org and we will reach out once lesson times have been finalized. Then you can register for the music lessons of your choice and the after-school care you will need. 

If your student is enrolled in a music lesson, a staff member will walk your lower school student to the Ward Center for the Arts for their lesson. Parents will pick up directly from the Ward Center following their lesson time.