Packer offers a wide variety of engaging afterschool classes as well as drop-in activities for students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade.
Packer students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade can find activities that spark their interests, such as robotics, karate, chess, modern dance, mad science, and Mandarin, in our Packer Plus program. Kids are encouraged to explore, experiment, and try out fun, new activities, several of which are led by Packer’s full time faculty and staff members, and serve as extensions and enrichment of our learning program. We add new classes each season so no two semesters are the same. Snack is provided. Lower School students are taken directly to their Packer Plus instructors by their classroom teachers.
Winter 2019 Classes
Students, who are not enrolled in our Packer Plus program, can also explore their interests in our daily Afterschool program on an as-needed drop-in basis. Packer Afterschool engages students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade with supervised activities and an emphasis on play plus structure. No day is the same as the day before! Students are kept active and busy in three 30-minute blocks that can include as much variety as cooking or crafts, followed by structured yet wacky fun, ranging from stomp rockets to racecar runs. Kids who need to burn off a little steam can opt for physical activities like hockey, basketball, dodgeball, or play on the huge Imagination Station climbing structure in the Packer Garden. There is always, of course, a quiet, supervised place for students to do homework. Students experience a variety of activities in a single afternoon because there are so many to choose from in Packer Afterschool!
Middle Schoolers have many options after school. They are welcome to go to a supervised study room until 6pm, where they will have access to a Packer teacher to help them if needed, free of charge. For a fee, those in 5th and 6th Grade are also welcome to join in the Packer Afterschool activities until 6pm, or combine both. Fifth and 6th graders can also choose to combine study room time and after school activities in a single afternoon.