Before & After School Program
Catlin Gabel families with students from preschool to 5th grade can choose from a range of options to best fit their needs through our Before School Care and After School Program (ASP). In addition, the Middle School offers supervision for 6-8th graders.
Our Before-School and After-School care are licensed childcare programs. This means we are required to maintain specific ratios of students to teachers. For grades 1-5 the ratio is 15:1, and for preschool and kindergarten the ratio is 10:1. Parents and Guardians submit their requests for care through the Parent Portal. Space is limited for each program.
Before School CARE
Before School Care opens at 7:15 a.m. and is available for Beginning and Lower School (BLS) students at no extra cost to families. When the bell rings to start the school day, students are walked directly to their classrooms.
After School Program
Our After School Program (ASP) is offered from the end of the school day to 6 p.m. on days that BLS is in session. Students are provided the space for open-ended play, exploration of nature, and organized projects and games. Students are given a snack when they first arrive and again at 5:00 p.m. Dietary needs are provided for, and all snacks are nut-free. Families can secure placement in this program by signing up for ASP 3, 4, or 5 days per week.
Families who would like to use the ASP on an as-needed basis can schedule attendance using the drop-in program. Drop-in spots will be available each day.
ASP provides all-day care from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. when BLS classes are not in session due to conferences, professional development, or teacher work days. Each session includes themed activities on campus, as well as field trips or an on-campus workshop. Families who use ASP on an annual basis are eligible for early-bird registration.
2022-23 After School Program Costs
Our scheduled rates are by season and adjusted to the number of school days in the designated time period. For the fall semester (Aug.-Dec.) the rates are below. Charges are billed monthly from September to December.
- 3 DAYS A WEEK = $945. Includes early-bird registration (5 weeks prior) for All-Day Programs at a rate of $50 per day.
- 4 DAYS A WEEK = $1,260. Includes early-bird registration (5 weeks prior) for All-Day Programs at a rate of $45 per day.
- 5 DAYS A WEEK = $1,575. Includes early-bird registration (5 weeks prior) for All-Day Programs at a rate of $40 per day.
- Pick-up between dismissal and 4:30 p.m. = $17
- Pick-up between 4:31 and 6:00 p.m. = $31
There is an additional charge of $15 for every 15 minutes a child remains after 6:00 p.m.
All-Day Program Rate
Cost is $75 for the day, with discounted rates for students signed up for 3-5 days a week of ASP.
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.