Before and After School Care

Three Lower School students smiling and hugging at after school care

Before and After School Care offer parents and students with different schedules the opportunity to arrange their day in a way that suits them best. Before School Care provides a nurturing environment for students to start the day off right, while After School Care provides socialization, structured free time, physical activity, and a dedicated space to work on homework and projects. 

CDS Lower School student smiling

Before School Care

Before-school care begins at 7:30 am. There is no cost to parents for before-school care, but families must register for the semester or the year so that we are able to properly staff this complimentary service. (Drop-in before-school care is not available.) 

 After School Care

The after-school program offers supervised care plus a nutritious snack every school day. The program is available to Lower School/Key Lower School families from dismissal to 5:30 p.m. and Middle School/Key Middle School students from dismissal to 5:30 p.m.

After-School Fees

Are for all or part of anytime between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. There are two enrollment options for After-school Care: by semester or the full year. Log in to My CDS to see current fees and billing options. Middle school students must be signed up for the after-school program if they will be on campus after dismissal without adult supervision.

Six lower school students playing in sandbox with two teachers supervising
Three Middle School students with a CDS teacher going over homework together

 Middle School Homework Help

An After School program available to Middle and Key Middle School students, Homework Help is a dedicated space where 6-8th graders conquer homework challenges and make progress on important school projects. A designated tutor communicates with teachers to pinpoint students' academic and time management needs in order to make their time after school as helpful and productive as possible. Middle school students must be signed up for Homework Help prior to the beginning of each new semester.


Lower School student making smores in After School Enrichment


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Two CDS students smiling and holding up their clay creations


A Lower School Student painting a clay figuring in After School Enrichment