Students in Early Childhood through Grade 6 may enroll in Waynflete’s Afterschool program. The Afterschool program will take place primarily outdoors for 2020-21 and offers daily care for the following age levels:

  • Sandpipers for EC3 to EC4 (Upper Playground and EC Classroom)
  • Sandpipers for K-1 (K-1 Classroom and outdoors)
  • Owls for Grades 2-3 (2-3 Classroom and outdoors)
  • Owls for Grades 4-5 (4-5 Classroom and outdoors)
  • The Hive for Grade 6 (First floor of Cook-Hyde/Morrill) 
  • The Hive for Grade 7 & 8 - TBD 

registration for AFTERSCHOOL 2020-2021 opens August 14.

MS & LS Afterschool Programs begin September 8, 2020.

Starting September 8, Afterschool begins following school dismissal at 3:20 (LS) or 3:30 (MS), or at 12:10 on Wednesdays.

Afterschool teachers, with a high level of teaching experience and/or higher education and training, provide a healthy snack and age-appropriate outdoor activities, including a balance of structured games and free-play. 

REGISTRATION Annual or quarterly registration is required. Students in EC3 through Grade 6 may sign up for daily Afterschool programs, with payment up front or quarterly. For Fall 2020, enrollment will be limited, and we are prioritizing Full-Time registrations. At this time, only Full-Time registrations will be accepted. Enrollment numbers will determine whether we can expand to include One-Day-a-Week sign ups. This year, we cannot accommodate "drop-ins" (sign ups on the day of). 

View more important information for 2020-21 below, including Afterschool rates and quarter dates. 

NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS will include maintaining daytime pods to the extent possible, requiring masks (indoors and outside) and social distancing (indoors): 

- OUTDOORS This year, Afterschool will be held primarily outdoors. Please make sure your child has the apparel needed to enjoys being outdoors each afternoon. 

- PODS Afterschool pods will be an expanded version of the daytime pods (with the exception of Grade 6); the Afterschool pods will include students from both day-time pods in each looped classroom: EC, K-1, 2-3 and 4-5. 

- SOCIAL DISTANCING While playing outdoors, Afterschool students will not be required to remain distanced by six feet. 

- FACE MASKS Afterschool students will need to wear face masks indoors and outdoors. Due to intersecting grade pods (daytime pods may be combined) during Afterschool, and since students will not be asked to remain six feet apart outdoors, masks will be required at all times as an additional layer of protection. Individual seating, appropriately distanced, will be designated for mask breaks so that students may safely remove their mask as needed. *Grade 6 Afterschool students will remain in their daytime pod, so they will not be required to wear masks when outdoors and distanced by six feet. 

Waynflete's Afterschool program welcomes children from a broad range of backgrounds and embraces the diverse physical, intellectual, and emotional needs of the students. Staff members celebrate diversity of thinking and the courage required for individual expression. View more important details for 2020-21 below...

Afterschool rates

Afterschool Family Handbook

Afterschool FAQs

Afterschool Standards and Operating Guidelines

Enrichment Department Wellness Statement

To reach the Afterschool Team from 11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.:

  • Call Enrichment Assistant Penny Prior at 774-7863, ext. 1355.

To reach the Afterschool Team after 5:00 p.m. (or until the last student leaves Afterschool),  in the case that you have an emergency or a time-sensitive issue that cannot wait until the next business day:

  • Call 774-7863, ext. 1355 to speak with the Afterschool teacher on duty.

Other ways to reach individuals at the school who can help:

  • Contact Tessa Anable, Director of Enrichment, at extension at 774-7863, ext. 1379 from 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • For Owls and Sandpipers attendance (EC3- Grade 5), contact Lower School Assistant Diane Godsoe at 274-5211  (direct line) or 774-7863, ext. 1288 from 8:00 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
  • For Hive attendance, contact Middle School Assistant Carrie Turner at 274-5212 (direct line) or 774-7863, ext. 1240 from 7:15 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

All Afterschool students must be picked up by 6:00 p.m. daily. 

Please remember that for security,  the Orchard Street gate will be open only during Lower School drop off and pick up hours. The Orchard Street gate will be locked after 3:30 p.m. and will remain locked during Afterschool pick up hours. Please use the main Lower School entrance to pick up your child from Afterschool. 

Afterschool Hours

3:20–6:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
12:10-6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays 

Start Dates - All Afterschool pods begin on Tuesday after Labor Day...
Grade 6 Hive begins Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Owls (2/3 Pod and 4/5 Pod) begin Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Sandpipers (EC Pod and K-1 Pod) begin Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Afterschool Locations

Afterschool locations are listed at top. 

Parent Pickup including 5:00–6:00 p.m. This year, Afterschool pods will remain in their daytime classrooms for parent pickup. Afterschool pods will NOT gather in the Library at 5:00 p.m.                                                                                     

Afterschool Fees 2020-2021

Full payment is due before the start of each school year, or prior to each quarter (see Afterschool rates). For quarterly enrollments, the Enrichment Office will send a reminder one week before the quarterly payment is due. Our system accepts payments online (credit card only) through your household enrichment account.

Quarterly Payments 
To pay by the quarter, full payment is due before the start of each quarter. This is NOT an automatic payment plan; parents must manually register and pay for each quarter before it begins. 2020-2021 quarters are as follows:

Quarter 1 (all ages/divisions):
Sept 8 (Tues) to Nov 6

Quarter 2 (all ages/divisions):
November 9 to January 29

Quarter 3 (all ages/divisions): 
February 1 to April 9

Quarter 4 (all ages/divisions): 
April 12 to June 9

Full-Time Afterschool

Full-time Afterschool offers care for students every weekday following school dismissal, including noon dismissal on Wednesdays. Full-time packages may be purchased with or without Full Fun Days for Sandpipers and Owls.

For students in Full-Time Afterschool Plus Full Fun Days, the following Full Fun Days are included: October 23, January 15 (Sandpipers only), March 29 and May 10. 


Oct 23, March 29, May 10

Full Fun Days provide full-day care, 8:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m. for students in EC through Grade 5 on days when school is closed due to school events, such as parent conferences and faculty professional development. We offer two Full Fun Days for Owls and three for Sandpipers throughout the school year. Full Fun Days may be purchased for 2020-21 as part of a Full-time Afterschool package.

At least one week prior to the Full Fun Day, a detailed description will be posted. In addition, families of registered participants will receive an emailed Welcome Letter with pertinent information and scheduling details.

Afterschool One-Day and Drop-In Options - Not Available for 2020-21

For this fall 2020, due to new safety protocols, we will not offer One-Day or Drop-In attendance or passes. 

Available Discounts 

*Students in Full-Time Afterschool receive 20% OFF the cost of most enrichment workshops. One exception is MS Ski. View the Afterschool rates page for more information. 

*Afterschool - Music Instruction Combo discount: Enrichment music students who take lessons after school may enroll for one day per week of Afterschool at a discount. When on campus, students must be supervised by an adult; students may attend Afterschool while waiting to attend a scheduled after school music lesson. 

See the Afterschool rates page for more information about discounts.

Afterschool Teachers

The Afterschool Team is made up of the Enrichment Director, Enrichment Assistant and 5 to 10 experienced teachers, who are skilled in classroom management, lesson planning, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) concepts. They communicate and work closely with Lower and Middle School faculty to address individual student needs.

Afterschool Teaching Standards

Afterschool teachers maintain consistency between the Afterschool program and Waynflete’s Lower and Middle School programs, including “Responsive Classroom” teaching priniciples. Students are encouraged to develop and share a point of view, to be risk-takers in an environment that is emotionally and physically safe and nurtures individual expression. The Afterschool Standards inform our approach to human interactions and relationships, programming and activities, program environment, and safety, health and nutrition.

Responsive Classroom and Core Values

Each day, Afterschool students make the transition to out-of-school-time programs through a brief circle time or community meeting to establish the student-teacher connection and provide time for each student to be seen and heard. Daily jobs provide opportunities for students to practice responsibility. Each program creates a charter in which students decide on a few important rules to live by. Waynflete core values are the foundation for Afterschool decision-making and rules: 1) Take care of yourself, 2) Take care of others, 3) Take care of the environment.

Nutritious Daily Snacks

Daily snacks provided in Afterschool are wholesome and nutritious, high in vegetable, fruit, and natural grains content; and low in sugar content. Often, snacks are homemade on campus by the Afterschool teaching team. Afterschool accommodates most medical and allergy restrictions. Our staff is trained to maintain a high standard of allergy awareness and an environment that enables accommodation of various allergies.

The Waynflete Enrichment Department

The Waynflete Enrichment Department oversees the daily Afterschool program, weekly seasonal enrichment workshops, private music instruction, and the Waynflete summer programs. The Enrichment Office aims to provide age-appropriate enrichment opportunities for both Waynflete students and students from the broader community. Our programs intentionally place a focus on social and emotional learning within a safe, nurturing environment where students are encouraged to further develop their unique skills and talents beyond the classroom day. The Enrichment staff gets to know each child well and uses team-building to foster an inclusive community where every voice matters and students can share their unique contributions and points of view.

Questions? Email Enrichment Assistant Penny Prior or Director of Enrichment Tessa Anable.


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