After School Program
Located at our convenient facility on Playground Road, the After-School Program at St. Andrew’s Parks & Playground is designed to work with all families, including yours!
We offer a safe, quality program with affordable rates at less than $66 per week. Sibling discounts are available. Our participants receive a light snack and participate in planned activities offered in an enriching environment specifically designed to meet the needs and interests of school-aged children (K-8th grade) and their families in the West Ashley area.
Please see the daily schedule and the Parent’s Welcome Letter for more information. The goal of our program is to provide a quality program that is safe, fun and affordable. Our programs offer age appropriate activities under the supervision of a competent, trustworthy, caring and qualified team that understands and meets the needs of the children in our care.
After School Program
St. Andrew’s Parks and Playground is excited to offer our After-School Program again! Staffed with a caring and qualified team, our after-school program focuses on enrichment through education and physical activity. Our daily schedule includes a variety of age appropriate activities and homework help.
Time: 2 pm to 6 pm
Location: St. Andrew’s Gymnasium located at 1095 Playground Road
Transportation provided from most West Ashley Elementary and Middle Schools.
We are open for teacher workdays, too! Teacher workdays are not included in the price and must be registered for separately! After school participants receive the discounted fee for teacher workdays. Teacher workdays run 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. We do not offer discounts for ABC now.
Students will be transported from their school to our location either by school bus or by a St. Andrew’s Parks and Playground vehicle.
3:00 – 3:30 pm Arrive at Park/Free Time
3:45-4:45- Choice Time
Homework-All homework must be completed as per homework contract and checked by a counselor before child can make a choice of one of the following:
Music and Motion
Puzzle and Games
4:45 – 5:30pm Organized group game
5:30-6pm-Free Time/Pick UP
*Schedule subject to change.
We are thrilled that you’ve chosen St. Andrew’s Parks and Playground as your after-school destination! So, how do you register? You have several options:
If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to create an account for your family. You start this process by first creating an account for yourself (as the responsible person) and then for each person in your family. All children will need a school and grade on their account information.
IMPORTANT: If you have done ANY program or sport with St. Andrew’s (including memberships at FFP) but have not yet created an account online (or may have forgotten) then you are already in our system and should select “forgot password” upon arrival to the registration website. This will prevent duplicate accounts for the same person/family.
After creating accounts for yourself and your family, on the left-hand side of the page, click “after school programs”. You can choose to register for every month or for select months.
You can also register in person at our administrative offices at 1095 Playground Road between the hours of 8:30 and 5:30 Monday – Friday or at St. Andrew’s Family Fitness Plus located at 1642 Sam Rittenburg Blvd.
We cannot accept registrations over the phone for our after school program.
Please see the Parents’ Welcome Letter for more detailed information about the After School Program at St. Andrew’s Parks & Playground. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Recreation Director, Kristyn Lynch at Klynch@standrewsparks.com or by phone at
We cater to the following schools:
Bus Numbers for 2019/2020 School Year
CE Williams Middle School - Bus #521
St. Andrew's Math and Science - Bus #621
Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary - Bus #630
Buist Academy-Bus #555
Children who attend a school other than the above-mentioned schools (in the West Ashley area) will be picked up from school in a St. Andrew’s vehicle. We will notify each participant whether he/she will need to be registered as a school bus rider or a daycare bus rider at school. These schools are:
Drayton Hall Elementary
Montessori Community School
Orange Grove Middle
Orange Grove Elementary (Space is Limited Call before registering)
West Ashley Advanced Studies
*Schools in Red are Full
If your school is not listed and you are interested in registering your child, please contact Kristyn Lynch at Klynch@standrewsparks.com
Children rely on adults to set parameters for their behavior. Such limits are necessary in providing programs and protecting individual rights. Discipline will be administered reasonably and fairly. Children will be made aware of all rules and responsibilities at the beginning of the week and are reminded daily. Positive reinforcement is our preferred approach. A disciplinary infraction will be used to effectively curb inappropriate behavior. Violence towards self or others is not tolerated and camper may be subject for immediate removal from the camp program. No refunds are given when a child is dismissed from camp.
Our steps for discipline are:
Time-out. Removal of the child from the group setting.
Free Time taken away and parent conference.
Child has a conference with the After School Director and a disciplinary infraction is filled out – a copy is sent home with parent/guardian.
If the child still continues with disruptive behavior, a conference between the child’s parent/guardian and the After School Director will be arranged to discuss the possible removal of the child from the program.
HOMEWORK ROOM POLICY
Monday through Thursdays, at approximately 3:45pm, Children are given the opportunity to work on their home work at St. Andrews Afterschool Program. We do not provide homework time on Fridays
They may work on homework up to 45min, depending on grade level and individual needs. Children working on homework are provided with a quiet space and materials available to complete most assignments individually. Staff are available to assist, encourage and check each child’s homework is completed without giving away answers. Therefore, when a child does not understand a portion of homework, and staff feel they have provided several ways to solve the problem, we will allow the child to put away the assignment to be completed at home. Please continue to check your child’s homework for completion and to ensure it is ready for school the next day.
We do not offer individual tutoring. We will try our best to help each student. If we have trouble with the homework assignment, or if a homework assignment was not completed, we will try to let the parent know.
For more information contact:
Kristyn Lynch, CPRP
Camps and Recreation Director