Please note that we do NOT offer after school programming on days where there is no school. However, we will offer after school programming on early closure days. For the 2017-18 school year, those days are as follows:

- January 12, 12:00 PM

- June 15, 2:30 PM

After School Care & Enrichment Programming

After School Care - The Northwest School offers an after school program for our Middle School students. It is a supervised setting for students who need to be at school up until 6:00 pm, each school day.

The program is held in the school library, starting daily at 3:30 pm, and provides a quiet space to work on homework and get some organizational assistance. While not tutoring per se, sometimes extra help getting backpacks in order and keeping track of assignments is a welcome boost. A small snack will be provided daily for the students. Any student participating in the program must be in the library by 4:00 pm, and must be picked up by 6:00 pm. The fee is $15 per day. Any pick-up after 6:00 PM will be assessed an additional charge of $1 a minute. Charges will be reflected on your monthly statement (available via My Backpack).

If you are a family on financial aid, please refer to The Northwest Experience Fund information in regards to how fees for the after school program are covered.

We will accept drop-in students, but to better prepare, we ask that you RSVP as soon as you know you need care by emailing us at afterschool@northwestschool.org.

Enrichment Programming

We are excited to offer the following enrichment classes for Trimester I:

Creative Coding 4 Kids - Tuesdays, 3:45 - 5:15, $300 for 8 weeks
In partnership with Creative Coding 4 Kids, students will use, Scratch, the M.I.T. software developed to introduce coding to school-aged children, students will create their own customized computer game. Using Scratch, students will start with very small simple steps and gradually grow into coding sophisticated animations, games, and interactive stories. All experience level welcome! We have multiple teachers and thus, can accommodate different skill levels.

Chess Club - Tuesdays, 3:45 - 4:45, $175 for 8 weeks
Chess Master, Charlie Nguyen has been teaching chess in Seattle schools for over 20 years. All levels welcome for fun and competition. Students will learn new techniques and strategies with plenty of time to try out their moves as they engage in serious playing.

Architecture - Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30. $300 for 8 weeks
Taking inspiration from current developments and changes on the Hill, students we will design a community center for the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Through discussion, design charrettes, and meetings with local community members, participants will gain a better understanding of the work of architects and the ways in which design and architecture impact the human experience of a building or neighborhood. Students will construct a study model out of cardstock and cardboard, with a final presentation to local architects.

Archery - Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30. $300 for 8 weeks
Pick up a bow and arrow and take aim! Archery enthusiast, Charlie Nguyen, will introduce students to archery safety, skills, and drills. Instruction will include lessons in math and physics that relate to the mechanics of archery. All safety gear and equipment will be provided. Please note that this is an indoor class taking place at school.

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