The Harbor School offers a number of extended day opportunities–before school and after– aware that our families needs are both varied and fixed. Families may register for these programs on a semester or yearly basis, or in some instances on a drop-in basis when the need arises. Every program is supervised by Harbor faculty, and provides a safe, nurturing and fun place for children to be before and after school.
Our Early Birds program offers parents the opportunity to bring their children to Harbor before our classes officially begin. Starting at 8:00 am, parents may drop children off for before-school care. Children may attend Early Birds on a regular basis for up to five mornings per week or on a drop-in basis. At 8:30 am, Preschoolers arriving with their primary school siblings may go to the Early Birds classroom free of charge.
Half-day Preschoolers may stay at school Monday through Thursday from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Children eat with their classmates in the Lunch Bunch classroom, have a rest period after lunch, and later enjoy special indoor and outdoor activities and play. Children may attend 1-4 afternoons per week and on a drop in basis, when space is available.
The Later Gators program offers after-school care for Preschool and Primary school students Monday through Friday. All children enjoy a snack, indoor games and activities, and outdoor play when weather permits. Again, children may attend 1-5 afternoons per week, as well as on a drop in basis, when space is available. Pick up times are either 4:15 pm, 5:30 pm, or 6:00 pm Monday-Thursday, and 4:15 pm on Friday.
After School Enrichment Sessions
Extracurricular enrichment sessions are offered three times a year after school. These 10 week sessions are taught by Harbor School faculty and specialists and offer our students another opportunity to be exposed to new skills, activities, and hobbies. In the past, course offerings have included arts and crafts, cooking, instrument making, sewing, and yoga. Upcoming class offerings and prices are announced in Harbor Highlights. Course offerings and online registration are available here.
Hot Lunch Program
The lunch program is an optional program brought to you by Potomac Pizza and the Harbor School Parents Association. The first semester runs from September 10 until December 21. Students can participate all five days or on the days of their choice for the semester.