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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-6 each school day from 7:30 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 students until 6:00 P.M.

Extended Care Options

The purchase of extended care is available at two rates each year:
1.  Drop-in rate (which is tallied daily and billed monthly in arrears)
2.  Extended Care Contract (click the link to see the contract)

Extended Care Contract:

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 may use any extended care service to the full extent specified by your 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.


Drop-in extended care is $10.00 / hour. Parents may use Extended Care as needed on a drop-in basis.  The Business Office will bill parents monthly for Extended Care use. ​ 

Students are under the jurisdiction of the School’s Extended Care Program until they are signed out by their parents, even if the parents are on campus for other purposes. ​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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