Opportunities Beyond the School Day
From preschool through eighth grade, we offer additional care and supervision in a safe, nurturing environment. Our care and activity providers are Waldorf-trained teachers or teachers-in-training, who receive comprehensive support and mentorship.
Peruse our calendars page to see the variety of extended day activities that we offer.
Early Childhood Aftercare
For these young children, a period of rest and quiet activity provides “down time” that is indispensable to their balanced daily rhythm. Storytelling, rest, and healthy snacks are followed by age-appropriate arts and crafts, and there is always plenty of time for free play.
Our Aftercare activities complement our Early Childhood programs, bringing the same level of attention to the needs and rhythms of students during the extended day as they have in the morning.
Seattle: 3:00 – 5:00 or 5:30 p.m. (depending on class) – contact Annie Paladino.
Bellevue: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. – contact Pat Dunn.
Grade School Extended Day Overview
All children staying on campus after dismissal are part of the Extended Day community, whether they’re playing a sport, joining a club or in Aftercare.
- During outside dismissal, students are signed out and released to the Extended Day leader.
- After a healthy snack and some free play, students are released to their respective activity leaders, or they continue in Aftercare.
Grade School Aftercare
Our Aftercare program offers both a warm and home-like environment, designed to provide a slower pace and caring atmosphere after a busy school day, as well as more vigorous games and activities. Activities include: bread-baking, gardening, crafts, dress-up, imaginative play, and supervised outdoor play including kickball, throw and catch games, and plenty of free play. There is access to board games, building materials (for both outdoor and indoor building projects), woodworking tools, and materials for arts and crafts.
Peruse our Extended Day calendars to see our current offerings of clubs. (Note that you can choose different calendar views on the right hand side.)
Seattle: Aftercare is open to students in Grades 1-5 and ends at 5:30 pm.
Bellevue: Aftercare is open to students in Grades 1-8 and ends at 6:00 pm.
Grade School Extended Day Clubs and Activities
All SWS-sponsored after-school activities and groups are considered part of Extended Day.
Most activities meet once a week, although athletic teams and performance groups may meet more often. Offerings vary from year to year, and additional programs may be added throughout the year.
Break Care is available for students age five through fifth grade for a limited number of days. Activities complement our school curriculum in a warm and relaxed environment. We offer healthy snacks, and children bring their own lunch, just as on school days.
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