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.
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.
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:
Due to the ever changing environment of
Covid-19 we will be offering weekly
registration at this time.
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.
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.
3:00 – 3:30 pm -Arrive/Home Snack
3:45-4:15-Homework Help for those students
*Schedule subject to change.
We cater to the following schools:
Bus Numbers for 2020/2021 School Year
St. Andrew's Math and Science - Bus #631
Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary - Bus #623
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
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.
Child/Parent 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.
For more information contact:
Kristyn Lynch, CPRP
Assistant Program Director