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
nsmith@chds.org
(202) 386-9928
 

2018-2019 After School Classes & Fees

ASP Enrichment & Fees (per semester)

Monday

Mad Science
Mad Science offers hands-on, interactive science programs. Children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and make their own experiments to take home!
  • All grades
  • 3:30 - 4:30pm
  • $185
Sept: 10, 17, 24
Oct: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Nov: 5, 19, 26
Dec: 3
 
Tae kwon do
Northeast Tae Kwon Do
Taekwondo is a Korean form of martial arts practiced by more people, in more countries, than any other martial art. Through the concepts of justice, humanity, morality, wisdom and faith, the objective of practicing Taekwondo is to create a more peaceful world. Designed for practice by students of all ages, Taekwondo builds strong bodies through discipline and focus, and provides a basis of self-defense through traditional martial arts techniques.
Instructors: 
Master Hagood
Master Smith
 
  • Grades 1 - 8
  • 3:30 - 4:30pm
  • $375
Sept: 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Oct: 1, 3, 10, 15, 17, 29, 31
Nov: 5, 7, 14, 19, 21, 26
Dec: 3, 5, 10, 12

Tuesday

Yoga
Yoga improves physical and mental flexibility, and develops physical strength and emotional resilience. Students will learn and practice yoga postures as well as relaxation and breath awareness.
  • All grades
  • 3:15 - 4:15pm
  • $185
Sept: 11, 18, 25
Oct: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Nov: 6, 13, 20, 27

Wednesday

Soccer
Khary Stockton Soccer
Khary Stockton and company take the field to help children develop their soccer skills. This skill building class targets boys and girls in kindergarten to third grade. Children learn skills, techniques, and moves in a fun, interactive environment.
  • All grades
  • 2:15 - 3:15pm
  • $185
Sept: 12, 19, 26, 
Oct: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov: 7, 14, 28
Dec: 5
 
Intro to Computer Programming
This course is designed to be a creative outlet and a great introduction to programming. The students will be working with software such as MicroWorlds Ex and Scratch to bring their ideas to life. Students will learn key programming concepts, syntax, as well as fundamentals of User Interface / User experience design.
  • Grades 4 - 8
  • 2:30 - 4:00pm
  • $185
Sept: 12, 19, 26, 
Oct: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov: 7, 14, 28
Dec: 5
 
Tae kwon do
Northeast Tae Kwon Do
Taekwondo is a Korean form of martial arts practiced by more people, in more countries, than any other martial art. Through the concepts of justice, humanity, morality, wisdom and faith, the objective of practicing Taekwondo is to create a more peaceful world. Designed for practice by students of all ages, Taekwondo builds strong bodies through discipline and focus, and provides a basis of self-defense through traditional martial arts techniques.
Instructors: 
Master Hagood
Master Smith
 
  • Grades 1 - 8
  • 3:30 - 4:30pm
  • $375
Sept: 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Oct: 1, 3, 10, 15, 17, 29, 31
Nov: 5, 7, 14, 19, 21, 26
Dec: 3, 5, 10, 12

Thursday

Good Moves
Labyrinth
Labyrinth’s game club is an extremely popular enrichment class where children play the best non-electronic board and card games. Playing games has been proven to help children develop important cognitive and social skills such as patience, teamwork, strategic and analytical thinking, and math, listening, and reading comprehension. Instructors from Labyrinth Games and Puzzles, D.C.'s premiere store for brainy fun, teach new games each week, building a portfolio of skills from class to class. Teachers also incorporate special techniques to encourage reflection on strategies, which has been shown in studies to enhance learning from game play.

  • PreK & KG
  • 3:15 - 4:15pm
  • $185
Sept: 13, 20, 27
Oct: 4, 11, 18
Nov: 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec: 6, 13
 
Good Moves
Labyrinth
Labyrinth’s game club is an extremely popular enrichment class where children play the best non-electronic board and card games. Playing games has been proven to help children develop important cognitive and social skills such as patience, teamwork, strategic and analytical thinking, and math, listening, and reading comprehension. Instructors from Labyrinth Games and Puzzles, D.C.'s premiere store for brainy fun, teach new games each week, building a portfolio of skills from class to class. Teachers also incorporate special techniques to encourage reflection on strategies, which has been shown in studies to enhance learning from game play.
Students in 1st grade and up may also have the opportunity to design their own games after exploring a variety of play styles. Good Moves is designed to be a fun way to discover new games, but it will also be a focused, somewhat competitive, learning experience.
  • Grades 1 - 5
  • 4:15 - 5:15pm
  • $185
Sept: 13, 20, 27
Oct: 4, 11, 18
Nov: 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec: 6, 13

 

Friday

Chess Wizards
Chess Wizards is a premiere chess education company providing fun, informative, and challenging chess lessons to students. Chess Wizards teaches children many important life concepts, such as learning to win graciously and accept defeat with dignity. Students will be divided into groups according to their chess experience. At the end of this session, each student will have had the chance to participate in a mini-chess tournament.
  • Grades 1 - 8
  • 3:30 - 4:30pm
  • $185
Sept: 14, 21, 28
Oct: 5, 12, 19, 26
Nov: 2, 9, 16, 30
Dec: 7
 
Intermediate Computer Programming
This after-school course is designed to be a creative outlet and a great building block of fundamental programming/development skills. The students will work with Game Maker Studio to develop projects using more complex programming concepts, and will learn extensively about user experience.
  • Grades 4 - 8
  • 3:30 - 4:30pm
  • $185
Sept: 14, 21, 28
Oct: 5, 12, 19, 26
Nov: 2, 9, 16, 30
Dec: 7
ASP Fees 2018 - 2019
Regular Rate
Sibling Rate
     
Annual    
Single payment; paid in October $3,500 $2,800
     
Full-time/Monthly    
8 payments; paid October - May $500 $400
     
Part-time/Hourly $10.00 $8.00
     
Late Fees    
For pick-ups after 6:00pm $2.00/minute $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.
  • After School Music students who are in the classroom before or after their class will be checked into ASP and applicable ASP charges will apply.
  • 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

Megan Robinson

Assistant Director of Auxiliary Services

Barbara Starchia

Receptionist/ASP Staff

Debra MacLeod

ASP Music Director

Individual Instrumental Music Lessons

(Most lessons begin the week of September 10)
  • 15-16 weekly half hour lessons, plus recital opportunity.
  • Individual Lessons: $600 per semester
  • Ensemble Classes:  $185-$200 per semester
  • Contact Debra MacLeod (dfmacleod@chds.org) for more information.
CHDS Early Childhood students in ASP
CHDS EC girls playing game in ASP