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Purpose: St. Mary's Parish School offers a quality, secure and cost effective after school program to assist students and their families in need of such a service. The program complements the school’s objective of educating the whole child in an environment of Catholic Christian values and academic excellence.

OperationThe After School Program operates on school days between 2:00 and 5:30 P.M. On early release days, the program opens at dismissal. Occasional field trips on these days may also be held.

Staffing: The staff members include a director and assistants who meet the employment standards of St. Mary's Parish School and the Diocese of Springfield. The program and its staff members are under the direct supervision of the Dean of Students of St. Mary's Parish School.

Eligibility: Registration in the program is available to any student enrolled at St. Mary's Parish School in preschool through grade eight. Non-students shall not be accepted for placement.

Fees and Costs: The non-refundable registration fee is $50.00 per family (helps to cover snacks, arts & crafts and supplies for the entire school year!)

*$5.00 per hour for each child-the minimum each day is one hour          

Billing will be done on 15 minute intervals after the first hour. 

*Pick-up times are flexible, but closing time is 5:30 p.m. SHARP.

A late fee of $1.00 per minute will be charged after 5:30 p.m.

A monthly bill will be issued during the first week of each month and payment will be due within 10 days of the dated bill. There will be a late fee of $10.00 added to the next bill. (Payment due dates will be strictly enforced). Services will NOT be available to anyone who fails to pay their bill by the due date of that month. Checks should be made out to St. Mary’s After School Program.             

Daily Activities/Routines: After school activities include daily snack (provided by the program), structured play and physical education activities, independent homework and reading time, arts and crafts and special videos. Regarding homework, students will be divided into groups with a provision of approximately 45-60 minutes to begin homework. Whatever is not completed must be done at home.