Lower School After-School Programs

Click here to REGISTER NOW for 2013-2014 Spring SPARC classes and AfterCare Drop-In. 

Click here to REGISTER NOW for 2014-2015 AfterCare and 2014-2015 Shuttle.

Click here to MANAGE YOUR ACCOUNT. You can access your account to handle payments, update contact information and change your password here.  

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, 650
 3 days/ week  $3, 775
 4 days/ week  $4, 900
 5 days/ week  $5, 775

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.

PLEASE NOTE: 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

  • Complete the online Aftercare Drop-In Program registration. There is a one-time $25 registration fee associated with the registration. Click the "Register Now" link above to start the application. Select your student's grade, then select "After School," then select "2014-2015 Lower School Aftercare Drop-In program" and complete all required fields on the subsequent pages.
  • Call Diane Everts (LS Aftercare Director) at 301-654-7777 (home) or 301-512-6160 (cell); or, email at doolan.diane@gmail.comor EvertsD@sidwell.edu to request a drop-in for a specific day.
  • If you are not able to reach Diane please call Barbara Conte at 202-537-6992.

Drop-In Details:

  • The fee for a Drop-In is $40 (M/W/TH/F) and $45 on Tuesdays. This fee will be charged to the credit card used to complete the online regsitration.
  • There is a late-fee of $6.00 for every 5 minutes after 6 PM for both Drop-In and Aftercare families. Please note my cell number (301-512-6160) or the SFS Security number (202-537-8197) in case you need to contact me in an emergency.
  • Please make sure you give detailed instructions to those picking up your child providing them with: Diane's telephone number (301-512-6160), the location of SFS, the location of the Aftercare Program (Multipurpose Room), and parking instructions.

2014-2015 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 $850 for one way, and $1250 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


Please note: The shuttle will run a modified schedule on Early Release Days. Shuttle riders will receive an email reminder of the modified schedule before the Early Release Days.


SPARC is an acronym for Special Programs After Regular Classes. These programs include a variety of specialty classes that range from Chinese culture to Basketball, and from Drama 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.

Online Spring 2014 SPARC registration is now open and will close on April 14th. The schedule and descriptions for the Spring 2014 session are available in the box to the right of the page. Students must be registered using the online system in order to participate.

**Fall 2014-2015 SPARC registration will open August 1st!**

LS Aftercare/SPARC Quick Links

Diane Doolan Everts
Director, LS Aftercare Program
Cell: 301-512-6160

Phone: 202-537-8133

Auxiliary Programs Office