After-School Care and Programs

After-School Care

Our coordinated after-school program called “Extended Day” serves girls and boys in junior kindergarten through grade eight. Held year-round at St. Christopher’s, there are various schedule options to meet the needs of your family including:
  • 3 days (parents can select which days of the week) or 5 days a week
  • Care plans available up to 6 p.m.
  • Care provided on Lower School and Middle School early dismissal days
  • Full-day care starting at 7:30 a.m. on all parent-teacher conference days
  • Full-day care starting at 7:30 a.m. on faculty/staff professional development days and many School holidays, such as Columbus Day, the Monday following Thanksgiving, portions of Christmas Break, Spring Break and Good Friday. For full details on Extended Day Openings and Closings, click here.
Types of activities offered at no extra charge may include:
  • Homework/Study Hall
  • Reading
  • Spanish
  • Woodworking
  • Creative movement
  • Technology/computer
  • Library
  • Swimming (offered in the summer)
  • Cooking
  • Free play, gym and outdoor playground
  • Annual Performances
  • Optional music lessons (additional charge)
Want to learn more? Read more here or contact Carol Logue, Director of Extended Day, at 804.282.3185, ext. 2382 or Loguec@stcva.org.
 

After-School Enrichment

NEW St. Catherine's Clubhouse for 2017-2018
St. Catherine's Clubhouse, formerly called After-School Enrichment, is available to girls in JK-grade 4 for the 2017-2018 school year. While the overall goal is largely the same — to allow girls to continue exploring, learning, and growing after the school bell — the format has been enhanced to provide families with a reliable schedule throughout the school year. We know that girls love choices, and by giving girls choices, they dive deeper into exploration that fuels future passions. 
 
2017-2018 Program Highlights: 
  • Families can select Tuesdays, Thursdays, or both to span the entire school year. 
  • The Clubhouse will not be held on days when school is not in session, such as school holidays, conference days, or inclement weather closings.
  • The Clubhouse for girls in JK-grade 4 will run from dismissal through 6 p.m. Parents may pick up their daughters any time between 5-6 p.m. (special "choices" offerings will conclude by 5 p.m.)
  • The Clubhouse itinerary will include playtime and snacks followed by a variety of special "choices" for the girls that will rotate quarterly. In addition, girls may take advantage of study hall/quiet time to complete their homework. 
  • Special choices will span a variety of academic, artistic, and athletic interests — something for every girl!  
  • Parents with daughters in JK-grade 4 may choose Clubhouse participation with or without Extended Day enrollment (Note: separate enrollment contract for Extended Day after-school care.
  • Clubhouse spaces for 2017-2018 are limited and will be confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
  • St. Catherine's Clubhouse contracts for the 2017-2018 school year are due March 31, 2017.
  • St. Catherine's Clubhouse fees will be billed by the Business Office in accordance with a family's tuition bill payment schedule. 

2016-2017 After-School Enrichment Winter and Spring Offerings

Grades JK-2

Mondays - Gymnastics
$85, Core Kids Academy, 3-4 p.m.
Dates: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 27
Description: Work with CORE Kids Academy instructors to progressively help develop skills such as forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands and cartwheels.
 
Tuesdays - Sweet Treats
$125, Edible Education, 3-4:15 p.m.
Dates: Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21
Description: Sweets for your sweetheart and treats for your true friends- Let's make some tasty confections for all to enjoy!
 
Wednesdays - Taste of SPARC
$75, SPARC, 3-4 p.m.
Dates: Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb, 15, Feb 22
Description: This introductory SPARC class will focus on the basics of stage performance, introduction of self, short scenes, dialogue, or group recitation using acting, singing and dance.
 
Thursdays - Food Around the World
$125, Edible Education, 3-4:15 p.m.
Dates: Feb 2, Feb 9, Feb 16, Feb 23
Description: Travel the world through fantastic food adventures. From English scones to Aussie chocolate cakes and Japanese fruit Sushi, creating delicious foods from abroad is a great way to learn about cool and unusual foods.


Grades 3-4

Wednesdays - Illusions of Drawing
$110, Merenda Cecelia, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Dates: Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb, 15, Feb 22
Description: Join VMFA educator Merenda Cecelia to learn drawing techniques such as shading and perspective to create the illusion of form. Jump into still life and landscapes! Each student will receive a sketchbook and drawing pencil set to keep.
 
Want to learn more?
Contact Chris Carlisle, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at 804.288.2804 or ccarlisle@st.catherines.org.
 
6001 Grove Avenue | Richmond, Virginia 23226 | (p) 804.288.2804 |  (f) 804.285.8169
Experts in the way girls learn best, St. Catherine’s offers a rigorous liberal arts education, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish (JK- grade 12), JK- grade 12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and 23 AP classes and 33 honors classes. Call us today for a tour 804-288-2804.