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

Spring Offerings - Click here to register.
 
Grades JK-2

Mondays - Ceramics
$120, Claire McCarty, 3-4 p.m.
Dates: April 3,10,24, May 1, 8
Description: Play with clay and explore the possibilities. Use different handbuilding techniques, including pinch, coil, and slab to build both functional and sculptural ceramic pieces. Sketch ideas and transform two-dimensional images into unique three-dimensional works of art.

Mondays - Play With Trees
$115, Riverside Outfitters, 3-4:15 p.m.
Dates: April 3,10,24, May 1, 8
Description: Relish your human abilities and dance with endorphins. With activities ranging from high-elevation zip-lines and vertical climbs into tree canopies, to low-ropes challenges and team games, you will join our recreation professionals in some "man it's good to be a kid" type fun! Climbers Agreement and Riverside Outfitters Release form required.

Wednesdays - Grow It, Cook It
$135, Edible Education, 3-4:15 p.m.
Dates: April 5, 19, 26, May 3,10
Description: Is there a farmer in you? Don't mind getting a little dirty? Love to Cook? Then this is the perfect class for you! In the Grow It, Cook It series, students will plant an herb, vegetable or fruit that they will take home to grow, and prepare a delicious meal from what will be the harvest. From sunflower seed bread to tacos with cilantro and pico de gallo, this is the freshest class in town.

Wednesdays - Musical Theatre
$90, SPARC, 3-4 p.m.
Dates: April 5, 19, 26, May 3,10
Description: Happy Faces? Happy Feet? Come sing and dance with us! Students will explore the beginning concepts of song and dance as they are applied to musical theatre performance. Students will have a short performance for their parents on the last class of the semester.

Thursdays - Golfin’ Saints
$75, Coach Janet, 3-4 p.m.
Dates: April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11
Description: Join us for an introduction to golf grip stance and posture. We will also work on chipping and pitching, full swing, reules and etiquette and putting.

Thursdays - Let’s Have a Party
$135, Edible Education, 3-4:15 p.m.
Dates: April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11
Description: Does your child like to entertain? Then this is cooking session is for him/her. Students will make appetizers, soups and all things party oriented, only with a more healthful twist.

Grades 3-4

Tuesdays - Play With Trees
$115, Riverside Outfitters, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2
Description:  Relish your human abilities and dance with endorphins. With activities ranging from high-elevation zip-lines and vertical climbs into tree canopies, to low-ropes challenges and team games, you will join our recreation professionals in some "man it's good to be a kid" type fun! Climbers Agreement and Riverside Outfitters Release form required.
 
 
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.