After School Program

Capitol Hill Day School's After School Program (ASP) provides a safe, secure, and engaging environment for children to enjoy the company of friends while participating in developmentally and age-appropriate activities. ASP Counselors and classroom teachers work together to help students transition seamlessly from the academic day program into the after school program.

Children have three after school options: the After School Program, Enrichment Classes (including Tae kwon do, yoga, soccer), and the After School Music Program (individual and ensemble instrument and voice instruction). Your child may participate in any or all of these programs.

The program operates from 3:10-6:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and on Wednesday from 2:10-6:00 p.m. Extended hours or full days are offered on family conference days, teacher workdays, and during spring break. Children may participate in ASP on an hourly, daily, or monthly basis.

Financial aid for full-time students in the After School Program is available.

Njonjo Smith
Director of Auxiliary Programs
(202) 386-9928

Spring 2020 After School Classes & Fees

ASP Enrichment & Fees (per semester)

ASP Fees 2019 - 2020
Single payment; paid in October $3,500  
8 payments; paid October - May $500  
Part-time/Hourly $10.00  
Late Fees    
For pick-ups after 6:00pm $2.00/minute  

Important Notes on Fees and Cancellations

  • All After School Program fees will be billed on your student’s monthly account in TADS.
  • Partial hours for part-time ASP students will be billed as a full hour.
  • Financial Aid is available only to qualifying, full-time students in the After School Program. Financial Aid is not available for Enrichment or Music Classes.
  • Full-time ASP students will receive a 10% discount on Enrichment and Music Classes.
  • After School Enrichment students will be checked into ASP and applicable ASP charges will apply.
  • ASP Music Students and TKD students will receive a 1-hour credit on
    their hourly ASP charge on the days that they are taking a music
    lesson or participate in TKD.
  • ASP Enrichment student will also receive a 1-hour credit on their
    hourly ASP charge on the days of the enrichment activity.
    •  (Ex: if an enrichment activity runs from 3:30 to 4:30 on a Tuesday --
      students will be signed into ASP from 3:10-4:30. Instead of a 2-hour
      charge, families will be charged for 1 hour of ASP).
  • These credits only apply to families that are enrolled in hourly ASP.
  • All After School Enrichment and Music Classes are subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment.
  • The School’s website is the primary method of communication about after school programs and activities, including cancellations, schedule changes, events, etc. Please log on to the Parent Portal for the most up-to-date information.

ASP Staff

Njonjo Smith

Director of Auxiliary Programs
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Barbara Starchia

Receptionist/ASP Staff

Debra MacLeod

ASP Music Director

Individual Instrumental Music Lessons

(Most lessons begin the week of September 9)
  • 15-16 weekly half hour lessons, plus recital opportunity.
  • Individual Lessons: $600 per semester
  • Ensemble Classes:  $195-$240 per semester
  • Contact Debra MacLeod ( for more information.
CHDS Early Childhood students in After School Program.
CHDS EC girls playing a game in the After School Program.