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Before and After School Programs

Poetry at Dawn

Our Poetry at Dawn program is held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM. All students are welcome to come and learn about poetry and create their own masterpieces. This class introduces students to the basics of all forms of poetry and students read, discuss, then write their own poems based on the same themes, rhythms and styles they’ve read. Students are encouraged to read their prose aloud to the other poets in the class. The poetry class is also visited by our school mascot, a tortoise named Bodie, that the children hold and read to each Monday and Friday morning. This program culminates in an assembly of poetry reading and recitation.

Extended Day

We are very proud to run an extended day program from 3:00 to 6:00 PM each school day. Parents are charged separately for this program which includes homework time (and assistance as required) and a variety of enrichment and athletic activities.

The following are the extended day fees for the 2023-2024 academic school year *
5 days a week $2,500 per trimester
4 days a week $2,000 per trimester
3 days a week $1,500 per trimester
2 days a week $1,000 per trimester
1 day a week $500 per trimester

* We offer a 20% discount for all children attending extended day 5 days a week after completing their first 5 day a week trimester.

* We offer a 10% discount for families with siblings attending extended day; the first child is regular price and all siblings enrolled receive a 10% discount.

Theater & Performing Arts Program

The ARS Theater & Performing Arts Program is designed to introduce each student to the fundamentals of theater, music, acting, dance, movement, artistry, and team (cast) building. Each child is encouraged to explore their creativity through self expression. The program aims to not only expand a student's artistic abilities and talents, but also build self confidence. Each trimester the program culminates with a performance that families are invited to attend. Students have the option of signing up for just our extended day Theater & Performing Arts program on Tuesdays and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30PM-4:30PM or to stay for the entire length of our Extended Day Program ending at 6:00PM.

Theater & Performing Arts Extended Day program on Tuesdays and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30PM-4:30PM is $500 a trimester

The 2023-24 school year trimesters are:

September 8, 2023 to December 22, 2023

January 8, 2024 to March 15, 2024

April 1, 2024 to June 14, 2024

  • Private instrumental music lessons in guitar, ukulele and piano may also be arranged, at an additional fee, during after school hours.

ARS Singers

All children are invited, at no additional fee, to become a member of ARS Singers. Led by our talented music teacher, the ARS Singers meet once a week after school to rehearse a variety of musical favorites including this one...