After School Care Program

The Northwest School offers drop-in care in the library for middle school students who need to stay after school.

Please note that we do NOT offer after school programming on days when there is no school. However, we will offer after school programming on early closure days. For the 2021-22 school year, those days include:

- September 9

- December 17

- January 14

- June 10

After School Program

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 go directly to the library at 3:30 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

Pick-Up from After School Care: Please note that all students in after school care must be signed out by the parent or authorized person:

  • If you are picking up after 3:30 or if the main doors are closed, you will need to go to the entrance just north of the main doors by the fenced-in garden.
  • Call the number for the after school program posted on the door and someone will come to let you in.

If you, as a parent/guardian, will not be picking up your child, please email us with the name of the person who is authorized for pick-up. We will not release your child unless we receive this information from you. Students may be given permission to self-sign out. Please email us with this explicit permission if it applies to your student. If you need to reach the after school program between the hours of 3:00 - 6:00, please call 206-816-6126. For general inquiries, please call 206-816-6211.