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The Gardner School Extended Care program provides an opportunity for children to further explore their own interests, as well as to participate in group experiences with others of various ages. Students and the instructor engage in a variety of hands-on activities, outdoor experiences and play.

  • Before school care is available to students in K-8 each school day from 7:15 A.M. – 8:15 A.M.  You may drop your child in the main school building during that time. Children are not to be in their classrooms prior to 8:15 A.M.
  • After school care is available to all students (preschool – 8)  until 6:30 P.M. There will be a charge of $1.00 per minute for pick-up after 6:30 P.M.

Extended Care Options

Purchase of extended care is available in two formats each year: Extended Care Contract / Reduced Rate Plan and by Drop-in.

Extended Care Contract / Reduced Rate Plan:

Extended Care Contracts are available to families who would like to reserve extended care space(s) at approximately ​40% off​ compared to drop-in extended care rates (plus no charge for before-care). Families who elect the Extended Care Contract/Defined Rate Plan may use any extended care service to the full extent specified by your contract. An additional 25% ​sibling discount​ on the lowest priced plan is available (​one discount per family​).

CLICK HERE for Extended Care Contract Prices & Contract.

Refunds are not available for unused contract time; unused contract time does not carry over to subsequent school years. Contracts may be terminated or transferable to another student upon approval by the Head of School. Gardner reserves the right to terminate a family’s extended care contract for repeated late pickups or failure to abide by other extended care guidelines specified in the All-School & Community Handbook.

Cash or Check payments are due by September 10, 2018 and January 7, 2019. Monthly payments may be established (nine automatic payments). For more information, contact Sheila Hughes at


Drop-in aftercare is $9 / hour for before school care, and $9.50 / hour for after school care. Parents may use Extended Care as needed on a drop-in basis.  The Business Office will bill parents monthly for Extended Care use. ​This replaces the punch-card system​. 

Early Childhood Extended Care​: Space is subject to availability and is not guaranteed except by children with an Extended Care Contract.

Parents who are on campus for any purpose during extended care hours must decide if their child is to remain with the extended care provider or with the parent. If the child remains with the program, the parent will be charged for the time. ​Gardner reserves the right to deny extended care for repeated late pickups or payments, or failure to abide by other extended care guidelines specified in the Parent Handbook.


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