Before & After School Programs

Due to the current circumstances our before and after school programs have been suspended until further notice

Before School Program

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m

The Before School Program operates from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. every day school is in session. The children start their morning in the Extended Care room, where they can engage in a variety of activities including arts and crafts, board games, puzzles, and dramatic play. The children also play outdoors when weather permits.

The Before School Program can be used full-time or on a drop-in basis as needed. Children are signed in on arrival.

After School Program

3:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The After School Program operates from 3:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. every day school is in session, with the exception of specific days indicated on the school calendar. The children gather in the Extended Care room, which is set up for arts/crafts, blocks and manipulatives, dramatic play, reading, board games and puzzles. They also play outdoors and utilize the gym. See information about our Thursday Ice Skating below.

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Communication with parents and caregivers is an essential element of the program. Monthly calendars, notices, reminders and messages are sent home. For safety reasons, all children in the program must be signed out daily by a parent or caregiver.


Supervised homework time begins after the children have snack and time to unwind from the school day. Staff encourages a quiet and independent atmosphere while providing problem-solving assistance as needed. Please let the program director know if your child has special homework arrangements or materials.


A nutritious snack is provided daily.

Ice Skating

Beginning in October, Ice Skating will be available every Thursday at the After School Program. Staff and students will leave school at 4:15 p.m. to walk to the Clary Anderson Arena located at 41 Chestnut Street (973-744-6088).

The skating session extends from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Pick-up and sign-out is from the Arena. More specific information will be provided closer to the activity date.

Fees and Fee Policies

Extended Care Program (for students enrolled in Pre-K – Grade 8)

Before School Program (7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)

  • Full Time*: $150/mo
  • Drop-In**: $15/day

After School Program (3:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

  • Full Time*: $300/mo
  • Drop-In**: $20/day

Charges when ASP in session after a half day

  • $20/day (12:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)
  • $40/day (12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)

* Full Time:

  • Families will be billed monthly.
  • No credit is given for holidays or sick days.

** Drop-In:

  • Families will be billed monthly for dates attended.
  • Whether you need 10 minutes or 2 hours of care, the full per day fee will be charged.
  • When you know in advance that your child will be using after school, please send a note to your child’s teacher. If it is a last minute arrangement, parents MUST CALL THE SCHOOL FRONT OFFICE to provide notification.