Grayson students have several options for aftercare and extracurricular activities. We also offer weekend enrichment programs, available to all gifted students in the greater Philadelphia area.

Aftercare Program

Our aftercare program provides a mix of outdoor and indoor daily activities that strengthen social skills and teamwork.  Structured activities will develop based on the ages and interests of the children who take part—we expect to be doing LEGO building, arts and crafts, library, outdoor activities, and more. Aftercare is offered throughout the school year by a semester, weekly, daily, or drop-in schedule to meet the needs of our families.  If you choose a semester or regular weekly schedule and your child will also participate in an extracurricular program, your total cost will be adjusted accordingly.

Special After School Activities

We also offer special clubs and activities that cover a range of interests. Each  will require a minimum of 5 students  in order for the class to be held. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please email Jessica Curtiss if you require financial aid (only available for students receiving tuition assistance).


Regular School Days:  3:15—5:45 p.m.

Early Pick-Up:  By 3:30—4:00 p.m.

Pick-up Window:  4:45—5:45 p.m.

After 5:45 p.m., we allow a 10 minute grace period, but will charge a late pick-up charge of $10 for every 10 minutes after 5:55 p.m.

For daily drop-ins or any changes in participation or pick-up, parents are asked to contact Susan Pedersen by 2:30 p.m. at 484.428.3241.

A Typical Day

3:15—3:30 p.m. Snack

3:30—4:45 p.m. Planned daily activity or specific after school program

4:45—5:45 p.m. Extended activity / Pick-up


Sign up now for these two new 8-week after school programs!

Basketball on Tuesdays beginning 1/30/18 through 3/20/2018

Get in the game this winter!  Coach Fusselbaugh will teach the game of basketball to boys and girls while having fun! Her objective is to build a strong foundation for player development by stressing the fundamentals of the game through ball handling, defensive rebounding and shooting stations.

Grades 4 and up.



 Chess on Wednesdays beginning 1/31/18 through 3/21/18

International Master Tom Bartell  take students from learning the rules of the game all the way to advanced techniques.  There is no minimum level of knowledge or experience required of students in this after school activity. Mr. Bartell is ranked in the Top 100 in the US, and is 2-time PA state champion and 4-time NJ state champion. He has been coaching chess for over 15 years.

Grades 2 and up.

Aftercare and Extracurricular Course Registration

Please register your child for ongoing aftercare and extracurricular courses. You will receive an invoice reflecting your selection(s).
  • Aftercare

    If you are paying for full semester or weekly aftercare and your child chooses an extracurricular program, your total invoice will be adjusted. Billing adjustments will be sent by the 15th of each month and are due by the 1st.
  • Afterschool Activities

    Afterschool Activities run 8 weeks from January 30 through March 21. Pick-up available 4:45—5:45 p.m. You will be invoiced for programs with payment due 1/30/18 or your place cannot be guaranteed.