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Before & After School

CDS offers a full range of extracurricular classes and after-school clubs that provide enriching and fun learning opportunities. Qualified, expert instructors lead our offerings, which are based on student interests and passions and therefore flex with our student body. In other words, if you want to explore an interest, just let us know, and we’ll add it to our list!

CDS Extracurricular Courses: Learning After the School Day Ends

A range of after school classes are offered twice each year. Recent offerings include:

  • Running Club
  • Music instruction/performance
  • Golf
  • Puppet making/playwriting
  • Pottery
  • Mosaics
  • Chess
  • Cooking with Chef Matt
  • Martial Arts
  • Softball and Baseball
  • LEGO Robotics
  • Soccer
  • Gymnastics
  • Origami

Extended Day Opportunities at CDS

At CDS, we understand that the school day doesn’t align with a typical work day. Therefore, we make sure that students have enriching opportunities for play and learning before and after school, in the same safe and nurturing environment. CDS’s extended day programming is designed to be easy to use and enjoyable for students and parents alike.

  • Before-hours care runs from 7-8 a.m. and is free of charge.
  • After-hours care runs from 3:30-6 p.m. and is $15/day.

Afternoon snacks are provided at no charge in the Extended Day program. CDS students look forward to the opportunity to play board games, use the playground and gym, and enjoy quiet time to read and study. For older children with homework, the program provides time and space to complete school projects.

The CDS Off-Day Camp program is available on a number of days when school is not in session. Fees for these camps are $35 for half-day camp to $65 for full-day camp. Parents may register for Off-Day opportunities in advance on the Parent Portal.