St. Thomas School provides a variety of Extended Day activities for those students who arrive before school begins or who remain at school in the afternoon. Extended Day is a relatively unstructured time when students can engage in open-ended activities such as board games, art, block-building, and great conversation. Students are also provided a quiet place to complete homework or work on individual projects. One of the greatest benefits of Extended Day is the opportunity to interact with peers from across the various grade levels. Students in 3-/5-Day Preschool through Eighth Grade are welcome to attend.
The morning session is held from 7:30 a.m. until the opening of the school day at 8:15 a.m. Quiet play and reading are encouraged during this time.
The afternoon session begins with the end of the school day at 3:20 p.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. Structured activities and a supervised homework room are available for students, and a nutritious snack is provided. Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are also offered in the afternoon session and do not require enrollment in the Extended Day program. Please see additional information under Special Programs and Athletics.
This after-school club is offered to St. Thomas Middle School students each day from 3:00-4:30 p.m. free of charge. The special club setting allows students to do: homework, research/project work, digital storytelling/movie-making, quiet socializing, and even play strategy games.