At Westchester Country Day School, we pride ourselves on the community and family-like feel of our school, and that extends seamlessly into the After-School Care program and beyond. We offer both Before-School and After-School Care options to support our families and provide additional enrichment opportunities for our students.
For the safety of our children, all PK-8 students who are on campus before 8:00 a.m. or after 3:00 p.m. must be supervised by an adult.
Before- and After-School Care
Westchester offers Before-School Care from 7:00-7:45 a.m. for $7 per day. Students should report to the library upon arrival. After-School Care is available from the end of the school day until 6:00 p.m. for $7 per hour. Parents may pick up their children from the playground or Wilson Student Center. No advance registration is required. Students may attend on an as-needed basis, and families will be billed.
Our After-School Program provides an ideal time and place to help our students develop both social and interpersonal skills in a safe and friendly environment. The staff engage students in fun, age-appropriate play and activities that allow them to unwind from a busy day, build self-confidence through flexibility and student choice, and nurture teamwork and friendship with other students.
Sample After-School Itinerary
- Outdoor play (weather permitting)
- Homework, board games, hands-on activities, movie
- Free-choice activity or storytime
Lower School After-School Electives
Additional after-school electives and clubs are offered to Lower School students throughout the year. These may include activities such as Odyssey of the Mind, Battle of the Books, robotics, cheerleading, science and GOFAR running club (some programs require an additional registration fee). In the arts, Lower School students may participate in Footnotes, an after-school choir for grades 3-5, or the fall or spring musical productions, for which rehearsals are held after school. Information on how to sign up is included in the school’s weekly emails.
Middle School After-School Options
Middle School students are encouraged to participate in our athletic program with practices that last until 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday for a variety of sports offered in three seasons. Students are also encouraged to participate in theatre productions or the WCDS School of Music. Once practices end, if students need to remain on campus, they attend a supervised study hall in Wilson Student Center. Those who are not participating in an athletics or arts program but need to remain on campus after 3:00 p.m. must join the After-School Care program.