Students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 are able to enroll in weekly after-school classes arranged in semester blocks. Recent offerings have included chess, yoga, Lego robotics, tennis, and a host of other classes. Information about club offerings, costs, and registration is available on the St. Patrick’s After-School page of the website, which is located under “Student Life”. Program information also appears in the weekly HoundsTruth newsletter.
This program provides after-school care until 6:00 pm on a contractual basis for Nursery to Grade 8 students. Parents can also arrange for Extended -Day care for a drop-in fee. On Fridays, when the Nursery School classes are dismissed at 11:50 am, Extended Day is available from noon to 3:00 pm for a drop in fee or contractual-basis, or from noon to 6:00 pm for a drop in fee. For drop-in care, contact the Whitehaven Campus Receptionist at 202-342-2805.
We invite children entering Kindergarten to Grade 9 to engage in favorite and new activities, wonder about the world around them, and create their own vision of summer bliss. In partnership with Headfirst Summer Camps, we create engaging, hands-on learning environments using the power of play to delight and inspire. Each week, we immerse our campers in a carefully crafted story, giving them a unique way to understand and experience different types of challenges, to work as a team to achieve a goal, and to learn when they don’t know they’re being taught.
Through our story-centered programming, we aim to strengthen six core developmental skills in our campers: Optimism, resiliency, hope and goal-setting, emotional mastery, self-efficacy, and grit and determination. We call these our Super Six skills. According to research, these traits are the key social and emotional building blocks necessary for authentic happiness and success. Many of these skills are practiced naturally in sports. It’s our goal to infuse them into all of our programs, to help guide campers toward finding their own personal best. To learn more about the programs, access the summer brochure, and register online, please visit “Headfirst Summer Camps at St. Patrick’s” under “Student Life” on the website.