Keeping the fun alive after the school day ends.
Our After School Kids! Program offers a nurturing environment that fosters curiosity and creativity in Lower School children after the school day ends. Students are encouraged to try new activities or grow in areas they already enjoy. Children grow as part of a community that includes Lower School students of all ages, instructors who are Westminster faculty or outside subject experts, and Upper School students who serve as assistant instructors.
ASK! combines enriching activities and flexible scheduling to meet our families’ needs. Drop-in care is also available. We hope your children will join us!
- Advanced Chess
- Alliance Theatre Drama
- Arts and Crafts
- Bracelet Weaving
- Game on Math
- Gardening and Sewing
- Jumping Beans Sports & Games
- Kid Coding
- Kids Keyz
- Mind & Body
- Ms. Tozzer's Art
- Musical Theatre and Dance
- Public Speaking
- Sculpture Art
- Sketch Club
- STEAM Science
- WCAT (Broadcasting)
A TYPICAL AFTERNOON AT ASK!:
2:00 p.m. Pre-first students arrive and eat a snack.
2:30 p.m. First grade students arrive and eat a snack.
2:45 p.m. Mini courses begin for pre-first and first grade.
3:15 p.m. Carpool begins for partial-day students; second through fifth graders arrive and eat a snack.
3:45 p.m. Students engage in activity period and mini courses.
4:45 p.m. Students enjoy quiet study hall or reading time.
5:30 p.m. Students spend free time outdoors or in the gym.
ASK! sessions last for 12 weeks; these three sessions roughly follow the Lower School academic calendar.
- Fall Session: August 14-November 2
- Winter Session: November 5-February 14
- Spring Session: February 19-May 22
Classes are offered Monday through Friday while school is in session; children may enroll for any number of days per week. ASK! is open from school dismissal until 6:00 p.m. Stay & Play and enrichment classes run until 4:45 p.m. Parents may choose to add on an additional hour of care, which includes free play and study hall, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Partial-day options for pre-first and first grade students begin when those grades dismiss and end at 3:15 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 2:00 p.m. Fridays, allowing the youngest Wildcats to play while older siblings continue the regular school day.
ASK! is not included in the cost of school tuition. A 12-week session of our Stay & Play program costs $308 per day of the week enrolled for pre-first and first grade students; it costs $280 per day of the week for second through fifth grades. Prices for enrichment classes vary.