Before & After School Program

The sense of neighborhood created on the campus from 3 to 6 p.m. is one that makes the Catlin Gabel After School Program (ASP) an excellent choice for many families. With teachers and teaching assistants to plan and supervise art projects, cooking capers, sports events, outdoor fun, and organized games, students have plenty to do.

Because Catlin Gabel students come from all over the metro area, the program makes it possible for peers to participate in activities together just as they would as neighbors. Before school care, Lower School enrichment classes, and all-day programs and field trips on some no-school days are also part of this program.

Before School: Beginning & Lower School Students

Before School care is available between 7:15 and 8:15 a.m. for Beginning and Lower School students at no extra cost to families. This is a drop-in program, and no prearrangement for attendance is required.

ASP: Beginning and Lower School Students

The ASP, also under professional leadership, is offered for children preschool through 5th grade from 3 to 6 p.m. on days the Beginning and/or Lower Schools are in session. The program includes guided activities and projects, free play, and an afternoon snack. Parents/guardians may prearrange full-time care (at a reduced rate), part-time care, or use it on a drop-in basis.

2019-20 ASP rates

Families who would like to secure placement in the ASP have the option of choosing to attend 3, 4, or 5 days a week.

ANNUAL RATES (billed in 8 installments October-May):

  • 5 days a week = $3,300. Includes early-bird registration (3 weeks prior) for the All-Day Programs at a rate of $30 per day.
  • 4 days a week = $2,660. Includes early-bird registration (3 weeks prior) for the All-Day Programs at a rate of $35 per day.
  • 3 days a week = $1,990. Includes early-bird registration (3 weeks prior) for the All-Day Programs at a rate of $40 per day.

Families using 3 and 4 day schedules: days of the week may be adjusted if space permits.

Changes in billing options: may be made the week after Winter Break or the week after Spring Break.


Families who would like to use the ASP on an as-needed basis will be able to schedule attendance using the drop-in program. Registration for each month will open on the Friday before the 1st day of the month. Registration for each day will close at 1:00 p.m. If you need to cancel your child's spot, please email and we will send you a confirmation of cancellation.

drop-in RATES:

  • $8.75 / hour
  • Pick-up between dismissal and 4:15 p.m. = $8.75
  • Pick-up between 4:16 and 5:15 p.m. = $17.50
  • Pick-up between 5:16 and 6:00 p.m. = $26.25


There is an additional charge of $15.00 for every 15 minutes a child remains after 6:00 p.m.


Due to the limited number of spaces available in the ASP, students must be registered on the annual rate or a drop-in spot in order to attend.

  • If your child attends the ASP without being signed up for the day, a charge of $30.00 will incur.
  • If your child was signed up for drop-in ASP and they do not attend without cancelling or notification, there will be an automatic charge for the first hour ($8.75).


ASP provides care on days when Beginning and Lower School classes are not in session due to conferences, professional development, or teacher work days. Registration for these days opens on the school website 2 weeks prior to the day of the program. Space is limited.

All-Day Program Rate: $55.00 for the day

Early-bird registration (3 weeks prior) and discounted rates are offered to students using the annual rate for 3, 4, and 5 days a week.

In addition to the basic ASP, specific enrichment activities are offered for grades 1–5.

ASP: Middle School Students

The Middle School provides after school check-in for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Any students on campus after 3:45 p.m., except those in supervised programs, are expected to check in. Students must be picked up by 6 p.m. daily. For questions, please contact the Middle School office.

For more information about the ASP, please contact

Before & After School Program 
503-297-1894 ext.1055