Beyond the School Day

Extended Day


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 $2,835 for the year full-time, or $22 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 everyday! Spruce Street School offers nine 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.


  • Low student-teacher 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
  • Lunch delivery from Too Tasty Lunches included
  • Experienced, creative, and energetic counselors
  • $375 per week

Registration for 2021 is now open to outside families. Click here to download a fillable registration form. Registration is not complete until payment is received. If you have any questions, please email the office.

Summer Camp 2021 Update:

We will be following current Covid-related recommendations from King County Public Health; this will likely include dividing campers into pods, masking, daily health screenings, and other mitigating protocols. We will send more details to registered families in early June.

Note: To inquire about registration, please contact the office.

SSS Summer Camp 4

Homework and Playdates



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.


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.