After School Care & Camps

The goal of Wheeler’s After School Program is to provide students with a meaningful and dynamic extension of their school day in a safe, comfortable and familiar environment

Overview

The goal of Wheeler’s After School Program is to provide Lower School and Hamilton Lower School students with a meaningful and dynamic extension of their school day in a safe, comfortable and familiar environment. The program philosophy is one that is both structured and play-based, able to meet the needs of anyone in our community. This socially, intellectually stimulating, and well-supervised experience supports learning opportunities, new friendships, and social development in a vibrant and lively environment.

Options for families

Families have two daily options to choose from WOW After Care and Enrichment Programs, each having daily offerings and their own fee structure. Both options have a 4:30 pm end time, and for families who need to extend their student’s day to 5:30 pm we offer the Extended Care OptionA daily snack is provided upon arrival to all students.

Our Fall, Winter and Spring trimesters align with the Wheeler and Hamilton Lower School academic calendar offering an after school option every day school is in session.

Contact us

Main Reception: 401.421.8100
Auxiliary Programs Staff
Eliza Paradis, Auxiliary Programs Associate
elizaparadis@wheelerschool.org
Bob Rojee, Auxiliary Programs Director
BobRojee@wheelerschool.org

 

Sign-ups at this link for After-Care, Lunch Bunch, and More!

Detailed program information is available below. Download our Fall Enrichment information here.

After Care Programs

Providing child care options for families after the regular school day ends is a goal of Auxiliary Programs at Wheeler. Below are various options available during the school year.  Wheeler Summer is a popular option over the summer months.

WOW After School Care

WOW After School Care is our traditional after school care option. WOW includes a snack and programming with 2 pick up time options, 4:30 and 5:30. Care until 4:30 costs $20/day, Care until 5:30 costs $30/day. Your student(s) registered for the WOW program will participate in a variety of crafts, games, and sports that are age-appropriate and tailored to the interest of the students, taking place in a nurturing and safe environment.   Along with a variety of hands-on indoor games and activities, your child will also experience a daily, weather permitting, staff-supervised, outdoor playtime.

Your student(s) have an opportunity to join an organized, curriculum-based elective class that deeply engages students in a variety of age-appropriate subject matters, interests, skills, and passions.  Includes care starting at the end of the school day until 4:30 pm. Enrichment programs operate from 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm. Families who need to extend their student’s day beyond 4:30 pm may choose to register for the Extended Care Option and enjoy the remainder of WOW After Care programming until 5:30 pm. Extended care option costs $10/day. Program offerings may differ for each term, fall/winter/spring, please refer to the Enrichment offering post for that term for up to date pricing and schedules.

Private Music Lessons – Your child may participate in a private, one-on-one lesson in guitar, piano, voice, brass, drums and/or violin.  These lessons are taught by qualified, well-respected, local music instructors. Music lessons are scheduled based on the availability of the instructor and are typically half-hour lessons and include WOW After Care.  Upon request, longer lessons may be offered.

Registration Portal

A supervised, quiet, study program for 4th and 5th-grade students which runs from the end of the school day until 4:00 pm.   Families who need to extend their student’s day beyond 4:00 pm may choose to register for the Extended Care Option and enjoy the remainder of WOW After Care programming until 5:30 pm.

Registration Portal

A bundled rate is an option only when chosen between receipt of your enrollment contract and May 1st. This allows us to anticipate enrollment and staffing needs for the WOW After Care program. Should your aftercare needs change after that time, you will still be able to sign up for any days you choose, but at the regular price of the program. Please note that the bundle includes daily WOW After Care only; additional enrichment programs, including Wheeler vacation camps, will be priced separately. Private music lessons are not included in the bundle program.  Additionally, 4th and 5th graders will still be able to attend supervised study M-Th until 4 pm without charge and without enrolling in the full aftercare bundle program. Please reach out with any questions to Bob Rojee, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at bobrojee@wheelerschool.org

The Auxiliary Programs team will offer programs on select days when school is not in session, including winter and spring breaks.  Camps may include on-site activities and field trips. All programs will be offered from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Registration Portal

Wheeler Summer takes place at the beautiful Wheeler Farm campus in Seekonk, MA. Transportation from Providence is available.

Visit our Wheeler Summer Camps page