Lower School After Care

Our after school program is designed to offer a relaxed, yet enriching environment, with a mixture of:

  • Supervised free play – both indoors and outdoors
  • A choice of planned activities – learning various large motor games, board games, arts and crafts
  • A quiet area for homework or for those who would like to relax after a busy school day, and
  • Computer time (with a maximum of 30 min/day)


Our staff is trained in CPR and first aid and go through an extensive screening process including a formal finger printing check.

How Students Get to Aftercare

  • Stage I and II students are walked to after-care by their homeroom teachers.
  • Stages III-IV students walk with partners directly to the Big Dome.  At 3:30 pm, a staff member makes a “sweep” of the Steward Building and walk any students remaining up to the Big Dome.


  • On arrival, the students wash their hands and are provided a light snack.
    • If your child prefers a more substantial mid-afternoon snack, you arel welcome to send it in.

After snack, and dependent on the weather, the children spend about 30 – 60 minutes outdoors.

  • Afterwards students will have the choice to remain outdoors or use one of the indoor spaces, going to the Big Dome, the Tinkering Space, or the Computer Lab.
  • Until about 5:00 pm the children are divided on the playgrounds, with Stages I-II using the playground south of the Dome entrance and Stages III-IV on the north.
  • If you would like to make sure that homework gets done during After-Care, please let me know.

Special reminders

  • Electronics are not acceptable at After Care, so should be left at home.
  • We are unable to release your child to anyone whose name is not listed on the emergency card.
  • Each day a variety of enrichment classes are offered.  If your child is interested, staff will ensure your child travels safely to and from the classes.


The Business Office will send you a monthly accounting of your child’s attendance.  The fee is billed on an hourly basis (5.50/hr for students registered, $8.00/hr for those not registered).  We follow these guidelines:

  • Hours of operation: Dismissal from classrooms – 6:00pm
  • Hourly charges will be billed as follows:
    • Pick up by 4:20 – one hour
    • Pick up by 5:20 – two hours
    • Pick up by 6:00 – two and one-half hours
  • No charges are assessed for the first ten minutes following dismissal.
  • Late Pickup - After 6:00pm $15 per quarter hour will be charged.

After Care Registration Form

Contact Information

For more information contact:

Director of Auxiliary Services
Paula Romano
(248)595-6419 (cell phone)

Lower School [map] 41190 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Upper & Middle Schools [map]
1051 Oakland Avenue
Birmingham, MI 48009