Beyond the School Day

Extended Day

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Spruce Street School offers childcare both before and after school. In the mornings, childcare is available from 7:45am, when our doors open, until classes start at 8:30 AM. There is no charge for morning childcare. After classes end at 2:45pm, we offer a snack and structured Extended Day program that runs until 5:45pm. The fees for this program are $3,261 for the year full-time, or $25 per day drop in. Students who receive financial aid for tuition also receive financial aid for extended day.

The Extended Day program has a playful atmosphere with students from all classes interacting and working together.  The staff offers physical activities, art projects, games, and an opportunity for children to play in a safe, fun environment with their friends from all six classrooms. In this relaxed after-school environment, the staff continues the expectation of supportive social interactions and thoughtful choices.

Summer camps

 

This summer, come to downtown Seattle and set off on a new adventure every day! Spruce Street School offers eight week-long summer camp sessions for children ages 5-10. Weekly themes connect the daily activities, which include beach trips, playing at parks and playgrounds, visits to zoos and farms, indoor play time, art projects, and much more. Experienced and kind counselors work to understand children's interests, helping them to make strong friendships while enjoying a full Seattle summer experience.

Highlights:

  • Low camper-counselor ratios
  • Many varied activities each week
  • Doors open at 8:30am, last pick up is at 4:00pm
  • Field trips everyday! Children are off campus from 9:15am to 3:30pm
  • Experienced, creative, and energetic counselors

Registration for 2024 is now open. Click here for the registration form.  

Week 8 is currently full. If you would like to be on the waitlist or have any questions, please email the office.

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Homework and Playdates

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Homework

Spruce Street School believes that students work hard at school every day and that their time after school should be spent with family, with friends and playing.  Therefore the school strives to limit the amount of homework assigned to students. Homework students will have each year includes Literature Group reading and some special assignments to support the work in the classroom.  Homework may include child-specific practice or reading excercises.  Other homework may be assigned by the specific teaching level.

Playdates

Family homework for the year is to arrange one play date with every other member of their child’s class. We believe strongly that connections outside of school help to form connections inside school. One-on-one play dates are opportunities for children and families to get to know one another outside of school. We recognize that this is an ambitious goal; when every family works to reach this goal the entire community benefits.