Middle School Extended Day Program
About The Program
Middle school after care has a variety of options to fit your student's needs. For students who will not be participating in activities at the 601 campus, there is the option to join after care at 333. Students will be walked over at 3:30 and can join the drop-in clubs that are offered.
For students who will stay for activities, the schedule is as follows:
3:30 - 4:00 Snack and group meeting in Founders Hall
4:00 - 5:00 Study hall/Enrichment hour/Humphrey's Cafe
5:00 Walk to 333 Dolores
5:20 - 6:00 Free play on the yard at 333 Dolores
New to CDS this coming winter is Humphrey's Cafe, a space on campus where students can hang out, snack, and take after school activities at their own pace. Open Mondays, most Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Humphrey's converts Founders Hall into a private cafe for 601 students. Students will be able to "order" snack items at no extra cost and find a table to work on art projects, tinkering, board games, and more! Teachers will be on hand to facilitate projects and provide supplies, but the energy and direction will come from the students.
Taught by CDS teachers, community teachers, and instructors from accredited local organizations, three sessions of exciting enrichment classes are offered each year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Classes meet for one hour a week after school and cost varies, depending on the nature of the class. Enrichment class are additional (optional) opportunities for structured, hands on learning experiences and carry an additional fee (all enrichments are sliding scale based on tuition level).
Winter session dates: 1/7 - 3/22 (10 weeks) NO CLASSES ON 1/21, 2/18-2/22, 3/11
Registration for enrichment classes will take place starting on Friday, December 14th at 8 am. Please log on to your Ultracamp account to register and pay for your choice of enrichment class each day of the week. Registration will close on Friday, December 21st, at 6 pm. Balances are due at that time. Unpaid balances will be dropped from the enrichment. There will be a two-week grace period to add/change/drop an enrichment- if you would like to make a change, please contact Chris or Chris.
Debate Club: Do you find yourself constantly finding ways to win arguments and need a new challenge? Look no further, Debate Club is returning for another session full of resolutions and counterarguments. The session will culminate with a friendly tournament!
The Girls Who Code club will be starting this January in the Innovation Lab. We are proud to offer this national program to teach middle and high school girls computer science. If you think your daughter might be interested, please encourage her to stop by on January 10th to check it out - no experience necessary!
In addition to our enrichment classes, we offer individual and small-group music lessons with our fantastic instructors. Peter Greenwood and Nicco Tyson bring a combined 8 years of experience providing top quality music instruction at CDS. They both offer lessons in ukulele, guitar, and cajón (a percussion instrument). Warren Heugel will be joining us this fall, bringing decades of experience as a music teacher and performer. Warren offers lessons for percussion instruments. All music lessons will take place at the Lower School. If your middle schooler would like to participate, please make sure your student joins the walk from Middle School to Lower School at 3:30. You will need to select a music lesson time by which your student can arrive (4:00 or later).
Availability for percussion with Warren - Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays from 3 pm - 5:30 pm
Availability for music with Nicco - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 2:45 - 5:45
Availability for music with Peter - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 - 5:45
Each lesson will be 30 min. in length and can either be a solo lesson or a small-group lesson (two students). The cost is $400 for solo lessons and $325 for group lessons for the 11 week session.
Music lesson registration is first come, first served. To sign up, please visit this Google form starting on Friday, December 14th, at 8 am to indicate your preferred time slot (factoring in the walk from Middle School to Lower School). Registration will close on Friday, December 21st, at 6 pm. Balances are due at that time. Unpaid balances will be dropped from the enrichment. There will be a two-week grace period to add/change/drop an enrichment- if you would like to make a change, please contact Erin or Chris.
If you have any questions regarding programming, please contact Chris Wachter, Middle School Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chris Teare, Extended Program Director (email@example.com) 415 861 5432 x 315