Before and After School Program

Catlin Gabel families with students in preschool to 5th grade can choose a range of before or after care options that best fit their needs. In addition, the Middle School offers supervision for 6-8th graders.

We understand how busy families are today and have designed flexible before-and after-school care, known as our Extended Day Program, to support you and your student. Both options are licensed, which requires us to have student-teacher ratios of ten to one for preschool and kindergartners and fifteen to one for first through fifth graders, which is why we have an easy online system for families to use. 

Before-SCHOOL

Before-School is available to all Beginning and Lower School families at no charge. Doors open at 7:20 a.m., and the program is designed to help students ease into a busy school day. When the morning bell rings, preschool and kindergarten students are walked to their classroom and signed in by a teaching assistant. Students in first grade and above walk to the Lower School. 

After-SCHOOL

After-School is offered each school day until 6 p.m. In After-School students have time to unwind through open-ended play, exploration of nature, and organized projects and games. When they first arrive, they are given a snack and again at 5:30 p.m. Dietary needs are provided for and all snacks are nut-free. Families can secure placement when they sign-up for three, four, or five days a week.

Drop-In DAYS

Families who would like to use Extended Day on an as-needed basis can reserve specific days through our online system for either Before-School or After-School. Drop-in spots are also available each day.

Day CAMPS

We provide all-day activities from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. when Beginning and Lower School classes are not in session during parent-teacher conferences. Each camp includes themed activities on campus, as well as a field trip or an on-campus workshop. Families who sign-up for After-School on an annual basis are eligible for a discounted rate and early-bird registration.

After-School Program Costs

SCHEDULED Rates 

Our scheduled rates are by season and adjusted to the number of school days in the designated time period. For Fall 2023, charges are divided into monthly payments from August to December and billed to your account.

  • 3 DAYS A WEEK = $930.00 Includes early-bird registration (5 weeks prior) for After-School at a rate of $50.00 per day.
  • 4 DAYS A WEEK = $1,240.00 Includes early-bird registration (5 weeks prior) for After-School at a rate of $45.00 per day.
  • 5 DAYS A WEEK = $1,550.00 Includes early-bird registration (5 weeks prior) for After-School at a rate of $40.00 per day.

After-School drop-in rates

  • Pick-up between dismissal and 4:30 p.m. = $18.00
  • Pick-up between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. = $31.00

Late Fee

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

Day camp Rate

Cost is $75.00 for the day, with discounted rates for students signed up for 3-5 days a week of After-School. 

Options for Middle School Students

Our Middle School provides a supervised space after the regular school day ends for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. 

After-School study hall

All Middle School students who are on campus after 3:45 p.m. are expected to check-in at the designated location in the Middle School if they are not participating in other supervised activities, such as athletics. There is a supervised space to complete homework, read a book, or connect with peers. Students must be picked up by 6 p.m. There is no cost for the after-school study hall. For questions, please contact the Middle School office.

Have Questions about Extended Day?

Please contact us at
503-297-1894 ext.1051 extended-day@catlin.edu