Student Life

Before/After School Care & Ancona Extra

Before School Care

Before School programming begins at 7:30 am and runs until drop-off begins at 8:05 am.

This program is primarily for children of faculty whose parents need to be in the building working prior to drop-off time but will be offered on a limited basis to non-faculty students.

Please contact Taylor Marsh ( and Tricia Erington ( to inquire about Before School care.

After School Care

For the 2021-2022 Academic Year, After School will begin on Wednesday, September 1.

From Dismissal until 5:45 PM each day, After School provides a safe and nurturing environment for students to learn and play in a less structured program than that of the school day. Every day of the week students are dismissed from their classrooms into the Commons. Our activity facilitators provide leadership and instruction to foster creativity and provide avenues for self-expression through planned activities.

After School is also an excellent opportunity to work on class assignments. Our Homework Help serves primary and middle school students, giving them a quiet room and subject matter support guided by experienced facilitators.

List of 4 items.

  • Middle School Lounge

    The Middle School Lounge is a part of the After School program and incurs the same cost per child. 5th-8th grade students will check in with staff in the Mitchell Commons and then have access to the playground, Commons, and supervised play in the gymnasium. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Sylvia’s classroom (Room 201), middle school students can socialize, browse books and magazines, use personal electronic devices, or get a jumpstart on their homework.
  • Late Pick-Up Fee

    The Ancona After School program and Middle School Lounge officially end at 5:45 p.m. After 6:00 p.m. you are charged $2.50 per minute.
  • Register for After School

    Please contact our Business Office if you would like to add regularly-recurring After School days (1-5 days/week) to your SmartTuition account.
  • 2021-22 After School Fee Schedule

    After School: From Dismissal - 5:45 p.m.
    5 Days$4,624
    4 Days$3,699
    3 Days$2,775
    2 Days$1,849
    1 Day$925
    • Affiliations

      Independent Schools Association of the Central States

    • Affiliations

      Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools

    • Affiliations

      National Association of Independent Schools

    • Affiliations

      American Montessori Society

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