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Lower School Aftercare Information
The LS Aftercare Program is open to all SFS children attending the Lower School. The location is the Multipurpose Room on the LS campus. Aftercare is offered every school day. Hours of operation are M/W/TH/F from 3 PM - 6 PM, and Tuesdays from 2 PM - 6 PM.
All Aftercare applications should be completed using our online system. To apply online please click the "Register Now" link on the right side of this page. Please keep in mind that the Aftercare program does fill quickly and applications submitted after July 1st cannot be guaranteed spots. Families currently receiving financial aid may apply for assistance. Please complete the online application and check the financial aid box. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Auxiliary Programs Office at 202-537-8133.
Lower School Aftercare Fees
| 1 day/ week
|| $1, 500
| 2 days/ week
|| $2, 600
| 3 days/ week
|| $3, 750
| 4 days/ week
|| $4, 850
| 5 days/ week
|| $5, 750
LS Aftercare Drop-In Program
LS Drop-In Program: LS Aftercare also offers a Drop-In Program for families with an occasional need for Aftercare. Requests for Drop-Ins must be made at least 24 hours in advance since there is limited space available based on daily Aftercare enrollment and staff, you must receive confirmation that space is available.
New for 2013-2014: Families must complete the online Aftercare Drop-in Program registration prior to requesting a drop-in. Click the "Register Now" link above to complete the application.
Procedure for Requesting a Drop-In
2013-2014 Shuttle Information
Sidwell Friends contracts with an independent bus company to provide shuttle service between the Lower and Middle/Upper School campuses. All bus applications should be completed using our online system. The annual cost for ridership will be $800 for one way, and $1150 for round trip. Any questions about the shuttle bus should be directed to the Auxiliary Programs Office at 202-537-8133. Shuttle bus departure times are as follows:
| 7:20 AM Depart Lower School
| 7:45 AM Arrive Upper School
| 7:50 AM Depart Upper School
| 8:15 AM Arrive Lower School
| 3:20 PM Depart Lower School
| 3:40 PM Arrive Upper School
| 3:50 PM Depart Upper School
| 4:10 PM Arrive Lower School
SPARC is an acronym for Special Programs After Regular Classes. These programs include a variety of specialty classes that range from Chinese instruction to Basketball, and from Chorus to Chess. These workshops are offered over the course of three 8-week trimesters, in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. In addition to the 8-week workshops, SPARC also offers special camp programming during conference days and select in-service days. For information about the latest SPARC offerings, please check the box on the right side of this page.
You can use your same log-in information if you have registered online for Aftercare, shuttle, or any Sidwell Summer programs. If you do not have a log-in, register as new user and complete the required information. You will only have to fill out all of the required fields once.
To help with your planning, the SPARC applications are available August 7th for the fall session, December 6th for the winter session, and March 7th for the spring session. Please note that students must be registered using the appropriate SPARC application in order to participate.