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After School Program

Dragons After School, our after school program, keeps children active beyond the end of the school day. Students participate in a variety of extended learning activities to help them discover their interests as well as a study center, unstructured play, organized games, outside time, and more! Students can enroll on a term basis, one to five days a week, or daily drop-in. Students enrolled on a term basis can experience the extended learning activities with no additional charge. 

Prices (per term)

5 days/week: $1,265
4 days/week: $1,100
3 days/week: $880
2 days/week: $625
1 day/week: $345
Daily Drop-in Rate: $40/day

Term 1: August 28 to November 15
Term 2: November 18 to February 28
Term 3: March 2 to June 9

Dragons After School

Preschool and Junior Kindergarten

The youngest students start their afternoon with snack and then head to Lion Heart Fitness Class Monday through Thursday. On Fridays they participate in Creative Movement Class with Hubbard Street Dance Studio. Their afternoon ends with time in the classroom, exploring or participating in an organized activity.

Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Extended Learning Program: We provide a diverse array of classes and activities that students can enroll in for each term. The subjects include sports, arts and crafts, science, culture, language, and performing arts. Students have access to one extended learning class each day, Monday through Thursday, when registered in the After-School Program on a term basis. The classes are either run by noted experts in the appropriate field or by our own excellent faculty members. Classes are subject to availability.

Stretch and Learn! Students are encouraged to challenge their physical ability by playing on the playground or in the field. Students have daily access to gross motor time, are encouraged to participate in movement activities, and are given time to explore on their own.

Music: New Music School provides one 30-minute lesson to students enrolled in the 5-day after-school program at no additional charge. Lessons are held Monday through Thursday and are based on availability. Lessons are offered for cello, violin, viola, guitar, piano, flute, and clarinet.

Study Center: The study center is available to 2nd–5th grade students Monday through Thursday. Students can use this as quiet time to work on their subjects. A GWA staff member supervises and tutors students when necessary.

 

Term 1: August 28 through November 15
Term 2: November 18 through February 28
Term 3: March 2 through June 9

Program Rates: (based on per term)
5 days/week: $1,265
4 days/week: $1,100
3 days/week: $880
2 days/week: $625
1 day/week: $345
Daily Drop-in Rate: $40/day

Full-year and term rates include the choice of one enrichment class each day (Monday–Thursday), snack, classroom time, Study Hall (grades 2–5), and indoor and outdoor activities (weather permitting).

Late pick up policy: Any child picked up after 6:00 PM will be charged a late pick-up fee of $2 per minute per child. Charges will be added to the end-of-term bill

Dragons After School

Enrichment Classes

Students in kindergarten through grade 5 are offered diverse array of classes and activities to enroll in for each term. Subjects range from sports, arts and crafts, science, culture, and language to performing arts. Students enroll in one enrichment class each day, Monday through Thursday, when registered for the After School Program on a term basis. Classes are run by either noted experts in the appropriate field or by our own excellent faculty members. Options are all subject to availability.

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Friday

Enrichment Class Schedule

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Contact & Registration

Kim Feeley, Activity Coordinator 312-273-6871 kimfeeley@gemschicago.org

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