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—after school, on early dismissal days and also on some no-school  days.

  • 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

    Staff are available to help with homework Monday through Thursday afternoons.

  • Stewards of the Garden

    Students in Extended Day plant, water, weed, and harvest the playground garden.

  • Opportunities to Create

    An arts and crafts activity is available every day to give students a creative outlet, in addition to a physical game - outdoors if the weather permits.

  • Clubs Encourage Exploration

    In addition to the rich curriculum of the regular Extended Day program, clubs are also offered on a seasonal basis for an extra cost.

  • Talent Show

    Students in Extended Day performed for parents & friends as they hosted their very own Talent Show.

  • Explore the City

    Special programs for early dismissal and in-service days often offer field trips throughout Seattle, including everything from museums to ice skating.


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.


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 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 and Program Director are trained, experienced professionals with a strong commitment to working with children.


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!