Before and After School

The warm, nurturing environment that Carolina Day School students receive in the classroom every day continues into the Before and After-School Programs.


Before-School Care

  • 7:15–8:05 a.m. in the lower school cafeteria.

Please note that lower school children may not go to their classrooms until 8:05 am.

After-School Care

  • Available to Lower School/Key Lower School families from 3–6 p.m. (daily)

  • Middle School/Key Middle School students from 3:20–6 p.m. in the lower school cafeteria.

The after-school program offers supervised care plus a nutritious snack every school day.

Before & After-School Fees

Before-School Fees

Currently, there is no charge for before-school care.

After-School Fees

Are for all or part of anytime between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.  There are three options to choose in regards to your billing options for After-School; first semester, second semester, or the full year. Parents also have the option for their children to attend occasionally as needed (Drop-In) for a per-day cost. Log in to My CDS to see current fees and billing options. 

Middle school students remaining on campus unsupervised by an adult after 3:20 p.m. will be required to participate in the program even if they are not officially signed up. Please refer to the handbook for our policy regarding middle school students attending athletic events.

After-School Adventures 

After-School Adventures is an opportunity for your child to engage in unique and growing experiences after school. We will offer a variety of classes by the semester. You may register your child for a specific class that meets weekly over the course of a semester.  Enrollment in any class also includes the ability to stay in After-School until 6 p.m. on the day of the class. Information about After-School Adventures for the 2019-20 school year will be posted to My CDS and shared in parent communications.