After School Activities


AfterCare Program
On most days, Central does not slow down upon our 3:20pm dismissal. An average of 50 students participate regularly in our AfterCare program. And this is no surprise – in the past decade, our percentage of two-parent working families/single parent families has risen to 70%. From 3:15-5:45pm, students are divided into three groups by age and rotate from snack to hands-on activities to homework time to outside play and more.

A typical day in AfterCare includes:
3K/JK/SK
3:15-3:30pm   Sign-in and snack in the multi-purpose room
3:30-4:30pm   Hands-On Activities in the art room
4:30-5:30pm   Play Time on the lower playground 
5:30-5:45pm   Quiet Time in the library

1st/2nd/3rd
3:15-3:30pm   Sign-in and snack in the multi-purpose room
3:30-4:30pm   Play Time on the upper playground
4:30-5:30pm   Hands-On Activities in the art room OR Homework Time in the library 
5:30-5:45pm   Quiet Time in the library

4th/5th/6th
3:15-3:30pm   Sign-in and snack in the multi-purpose room
3:30-4:30pm   Play Time on the upper playground
4:30-5:30pm   Hands-On Activities in the art room OR Homework Time in the library 
5:30-5:45pm   Quiet Time in the library

(During inclement weather, Play Time occurs in the gym or multi-purpose room.)

No School-In School
Last year, the No School-In School program was launched, providing childcare for Central students on select days when school is not in session. In addition to participating in activities on our campus, students taking advantage of No School-In School days enjoy experiences at local attractions like the St. Louis Science Center and the zoo.

Extra-Curricular Activities
While our athletic department offers the opportunity to be on an inter-school sports team, Central also offers numerous co-curricular experiences through our AfterCare program. Students participate in a variety of clubs that enrich their strengths and expose them to new experiences. In 2017-18, our clubs include: Choir, Band, Chess, Newspaper, Yearbook, Ukelele, Bricks 4 Kidz, Mad Science, and Lightgliders. Click here to access the weekly schedule for 2017-18. In addition, our National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) gather for monthly meeting, and various parent-led Girl Scounts and Cub Scouts troops meet regularly through the school year.