The Extended Day Program includes a morning drop off service beginning at 7:30 A.M. and after school child care. Students who arrive before 8:00 A.M. report to the appropriate area for the supervised, before-school program. Preschool students meet in the Dining Hall. Lower school students meet in the second grade commons area, and middle school students gather in the library. The after school Extended Day program is offered each school day with the exception of half-days. The goal is to provide a flexible, activity-based program for preschool through first grade and a 30 minute study hall and play time for second through eighth grade.
The service is available on an as needed basis for $10 per hour. In order to comply with state regulations, students in Acorns, KinderKlasse, Prekindergarten, and Montessori may not attend extended day for more than 10 hours per week (this includes before-school and after-school care), so please plan accordingly.
After 3:15 preschool students not picked up in car line may be picked up in the preschool Extended Day room. After 3:30 the second through fifth grade may be picked up in the Library and the middle school in the Middle School Commons. The charge for Extended Day begins to accrue at 3:15 for preschool and 3:30 for all other grades. The athletic department has a separate service for those attending athletic practice and games. When pickup cannot be arranged immediately after these obligations, a charge of $5.00 per half-hour will be incurred. Students not picked up by our closing time of 5:30 P.M. are charged an additional $1 per minute. Billing will be mailed out monthly by our Business Office, and all payments are to be made to The Lexington School.
The safety of your children is our first priority. Students should be picked up through the main entrance. To reinforce their safety, you must sign your children out so that we know they are leaving with the proper person. They may be signed out either at the front desk or with the Extended Day Staff. If anyone other than a parent is picking up your child, please send written permission. Permission information is to be given to the classroom teacher for Preschool and Lower School and to the advisor for Middle School. Identification will be checked.
Middle school students who want to leave Extended Day to attend an after school athletic event or other school sponsored activity such as Fall Festival or the End of School Picnic need written permission to be released without a parent. This can be in the form of a note sent with the student to be given to Mr. Jonathan Herrington, Director of the Program. An email or text to Mr. Herrington would also be acceptable for release. Verbal permission will not be accepted. Lower school and preschool students must be picked up/signed out by the responsible adult. The only exception to this is if a lower school student is being released with a middle school sibling, parents may include the lower school student in the release note and then he or she may leave with their middle school sibling.