Extended Day Program

Our signature after-school programs extend relationships between grades through a balance of free choice and structured activities in a supervised environment. Programs are provided after school, on early dismissal days, and on select no-school days.

Choosing an Active Balance

Extending the Bertschi Experience

Structured time is creatively combined with free-time and play—blending sports and recreation, art, drama, and science into planned enrichment activities with times where students choose their own play activities indoors or out.

In all our Extended Day programs, kids from different grade levels are blended together so the opportunities for community development and peer-to-peer learning continue outside of the classroom. Our Extended Day Teachers are trained, experienced professionals with a strong commitment to working with children.

Homework Center

After-School Clubs

Our Homework Center provides students support in a quiet, small-group setting in the school library where staff members assist students in reviewing and completing classroom assignments and developing good study skills.

In addition to regular activities, we offer special clubs each season with fun activities and content that span a creative reach: from knitting and basketball to chess, iPad animation, or philosophy!

Extending the Bertschi Experience

Extended day offers our students a balance of structured and unstructured time; a chance to play and to learn in a multi-age setting after school.

Homework Center

Students may opt to join homework center while at extended day, where staff are available to help support.

Opportunities to Create

Hands-on creative activities are a daily part of extended day, in addition to outdoor games and sports, homework center, and more.

After-school Clubs and Sports

We offer after-school clubs like chess, sewing, karate, drumming, and much more. Plus, students can join the Bertschi cross country and Ultimate frisbee teams for their own growth and to compete in leagues with our area schools.

Talent Show

An annual tradition at extended day is the beloved talent show, performed before fellow students, friends, and families.

Get Out and Explore

In addition to our outdoor programming on campus, special programs for early dismissal and in-service days often offer field trips throughout Seattle, including everything from museums to roller-skating to hiking.