Extended Day Program

Our Philosophy


Play is essential to a child’s academic and social-emotional development. Everyone has an innate playfulness and curiosity that contributes to learning. The Meridian School offers an Extended Day program that supports the academic program (homework help, class room news, Global Studies), school climate (Responsive Classroom, small group activities), and social activities (community service, special events) in our community in a safe, inclusive, and playful environment. The Meridian School Extended Day program balances teacher – led and child-centered activities, and enrichment classes that enables students the opportunity to create, learn, engage, and have fun. The Extended Day program strives to be an active component of the academic program where students have an opportunity to use their extended time at The Meridian School to enrich their on-campus experience.

Hours & Format

PLEASE NOTE: Extended Day Will Be Closed On Tuesday, December 13th from 3-6PM so that all the staff may attend the Meridian School holiday celebration. This year the Meridian School has chosen to host the holiday party earlier in the day so that staff will not miss out on valuable family time. We will be open for our regular hours the following day December 14th. Thank you for your understanding!

Extended Day runs from 7:00 to 8:30AM and from 3:00 to 6:00PM and always includes a nutritious snack for students. Snack Menu for January 2nd-13th 2017.

Group 1: Kindergarten and Catherine Fonner’s first grade class

Group 2: Kennedy’s first grade class and 2nd grade

Group 3: 3rd-5th grade

Groups 2 and 3 are housed in the North Annex until 3:45PM.  Group 1 remains in our extended day room until 3:45PM.

Monthly Activity Schedule

Every week our team comes up with a different theme. Based on this theme we plan and implement a project everyday. Extended Day Monthly Activity Schedule for January.

Extended Day Families

Please read our Extended Day Parent hand book 2016-17 and return a signed copy of the agreement in the Extended Day Room #1 South Annex.

Here are Extended Day Quick Facts 2016-17 to help navigate extended day!

Winter Enrichment

Winter Enrichment registration opens Monday, November 7th. Winter Enrichment includes Ultimate Frisbee, Core Cooking and Nutrition, Smart with Art, Hip- Hop Dance, Machine Sewing,  Piano, Tennis, Chess, and auditions and practice for the Spring Play. To see the enrichment catalog click on the Winter Enrichment Catalog for 2017! You will see the winter enrichment 2017 tab here to register for enrichment and play! Deadline to register will be Dec. 5th!

If you have any questions please contact Sandra Wilson

Intermittent Families: all fees for enrichment classes will now include the price of the class plus the daily fee. There will no longer be additional extended day charges for enrichment classes on your monthly billing statement.

Full-time families will receive an email with a code to waive the daily fee. Keep an eye out!

Spring Enrichment

Be on the look out for the Spring Enrichment Catalog set to be released in February. Here is a sample of classes that will be on the list: Mandarin Chinese, Indoor Soccer,  Creative Coding, Core Cooking, Hip Hop Dance, Chess Club, Tennis, Machine Sewing, Piano, and Rhythm and Percussion.

Questions? Contact Sandra Wilson, Extended Day and Summer Quest Program Manager (206-632-7154 x339)