Before/After school programs
Saint Joseph's recognizes that in today's busy world, parents may require care for their children that extends beyond the normal 8:00 AM - 3:10 PM school day. To that end, we offer a variety of programs, both before and after school, to provide a safe, caring environment for those students who need them. Our campus here in Boynton Beach is available beyond just the school’s regular operating hours.
This video was filmed and edited by Fifth Grade (2016).
before school program
Students who arrive before the school day begins at 7:30 AM are asked to spend their time with Mr. Aubrey in the Main Office for Early Care. Early Care begins at 7:00 AM each morning and costs eight dollars ($8) per day. Parents are billed monthly through FACTS.
Early Care provides a beneficial opportunity for students to participate in a variety of activities, such as:
Using this extra time to complete any unfinished work,
Reading their AR book to work towards achieving their goal for the quarter,
Taking AR tests after finishing an AR book the night before,
Using the computers for school-related purposes,
Interacting with their peers from all grade levels, and
Working with Mr. Aubrey individually on an assignment.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
The Aftercare program at Saint Joseph's Episcopal School allows students to participate in a safe, caring, and fun group that is carefully supervised from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Monday - Friday. This service is for all students who are not picked up at Dismissal or are not participating in a sports team or enrichment. The cost is $10 per hour, billed in quarter-hour increments; parents are billed at the end of each month through FACTS. A late fee of $1 per minute/per child will be charged for children picked up from 5:30 PM - 5:40 PM; after 5:40 PM, the fee increases to $5 per minute/per child. Late fees will be charged through FACTS. Students participating in Aftercare adhere to the following schedule.
One hour (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM) of monitored homework time Monday – Thursday for students to work on:
AR reading and tests,
Class projects, and
One hour (4:30 PM - 5:30 PM) of free play, such as:
Reading books or magazines,
Activities on the playground,
Working on puzzles or games,
Students needing Aftercare every day may benefit from enrolling in the Prepaid Aftercare program. Students enrolled in the Prepaid Aftercare program receive all the same benefits as those participating in our regular Aftercare, except families pay a flat rate for each month, based on the number of days in that month; the daily rate is $10. By prepaying for each month on the first of that month, a savings of up to $10 per day can be realized.
For example: A month has 20 school days. A child attending Aftercare Monday - Friday, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, and enrolled in Prepaid Aftercare will pay $200 for the month. If that child has the same attendance, but is not enrolled in Prepaid Aftercare, the charge would be $400 for that month.
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
Saint Joseph's strives to provide a variety of enrichment programs to our students outside the classroom. All enrichments occur on a weekly basis from 3:15 PM - 4 :15 PM and are prepaid in 6 week increments. The weekly enrichment schedule is as follows:
Arts and Crafts (PK - 3rd Grade)
Chess (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
No Cook Cooking (PK - 3rd Grade)
Yoga (PK - 3rd Grade)
Tennis (PK - 8th Grade, Students in 6th - 8th Grade must have Sports Waiver to participate)
Book Club (JK - 3rd Grade)
Story Time Soccer (PK - Kindergarten)
Volleyball (5th - 8th Grade, Girls Only)