Auxiliary Programs

We offer a variety of after-school programs for PK-12th grade students that extend until 5:30 pm each day.

This includes Stay & Play (for PK students only), AfterCare for PK-SK, Bennett & Beyond enrichment programs for 1st-4th, and Clubs and Athletics for 5th-12th.

Find more information about each specific program below.

Stay and Play (PK students only)

Stay & Play Overview:

  • Begins at 11:30 am
  • Available Monday through Friday when school is in session
  • Only available for PK students
  • Students who participate in Stay & Play will remain in their classroom for lunch, enjoy a recess time, story time, nap time, and open play.
  • Ends at 2:45 pm
    • At this time, students can be picked up or transition to AfterCare, if registered.

Students will remain in their assigned classroom for Stay & Play, and the program will be supervised by the Apprentice and Lead teachers. Maintaining consistency is valuable for the transitioning PK students, and the staffing of this extended day program is designed with that need in mind. We strongly encourage families to use Stay & Play in a consistent manner; choose the days your child will attend on a trimester basis to help them build a predictable routine and expectation for his/her school week.

This program does require an additional fee and may be considered as part of a grant or scholarship should the student qualify. 

AfterCare (PK-SK)

Bennett Day offers daily AfterCare for PK-SK students. AfterCare is run by Bennett Day teachers and dedicated auxiliary staff. In Block 1, students enjoy a snack and participate in a class project following the theme of the day. During Block 2, students participate in open play and recess. New themes are offered each trimester to introduce Bennett students to new activities. Themes are chosen based on instructor availability and student interest.

This program does require an additional fee and may be considered as part of a grant or scholarship should the student qualify. 

Bennett & Beyond (1st-4th)

Bennett & Beyond (B&B) provides opportunities for 1st-4th grade students to dig deep into activities and special interests at the end of the school day. While they are in alignment with our philosophy and approach, they also offer opportunities to explore areas that are not a part of the daily Bennett experience. New B&B classes are offered each trimester.

Bennett & Beyond ends at 4:30 pm, additional AfterCare is available until 5:30 pm.

This program does require an additional fee and may be considered as part of a grant or scholarship should the student qualify.

Clubs and Athletics (5th-12th)

Middle School and Upper School students have a variety of clubs and athletic options to participate in each trimester at no additional cost. Each year our athletic and social programs continue to expand to offer opportunities for our students.

Students can start their own clubs and activities in addition to the school-sponsored opportunities. A school-supervised Study Hall is also offered every day until 5:00 pm.

School Sponsored Clubs:

  • School Play (September – December)
  • Robotics (February – May)
  • Model UN
  • Chess
  • Newspaper

Student Sponsored Club Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 participants
  • Students work together to define the club’s goals & purpose
  • Students are responsible for finding a Faculty Sponsor

Athletics:

Season Middle School Upper School
Fall Fencing Volleyball*
Fall Swim Swim
Winter Bowling Bowling
Winter Basketball* Basketball*
Spring Tennis Tennis
Spring Track Track

*For the 2021-22 school year these may be practice squads only. Competitive play is TBD based upon COVID-related health & safety protocols.

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