Saint James the Apostle School

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Before and After Care

Saint James the Apostle School offers before and after school care for students. This program is operated and supervised by the school. The purpose of the program is to assist parents who need supervised care for their children in grades PreK to 8.

Our Before and After Care Programs provide a warm and caring experience beyond school hours. Students spend out-of-school hours in a safe and stimulating environment.

Before Care is offered from 7:00 - 7:45 AM, at which time the students proceed to their classes. 

After Care is offered from 2:30 to 6:00 PM . The students assemble at 2:30 PM in their assigned areas. Homework time is a requirement for students (Grades 1-8) in the program. All students will participate in the homework time; however, it is the parent’s responsibility to check a student’s homework to be sure it is complete. In After Care, your children have the opportunity to play with school friends, eat a nutritious snack and get homework out of the way before the family sits down to dinner. Based on weather conditions, outside play is part of the program.

In the event that you need last minute After Care services, please notify the school before 2:00 PM and state your child’s name and grade.

Fee Per Day

Before Care 1 child $5.00
  2+ $8.00


After Care 1 child $15.00
  2 children $27.00
  3 children $32.00


Pick up by 3:00 per child $5.00


Fee for 12:00 PM Dismissal Days

12:00 - 3:00 1 child $15.00
  2 children $27.00
  3 children $32.00


12:00 - 6:00 1 child $25.00
  2 children $45.00
  3 children $55.00



Payment:   To facilitate bookkeeping procedures, you are required to pay on Monday for the week.  Any fees not paid in advance will be billed to you along with a billing and late fee of $10.00 per week.  Please be prompt with your payment.

Additional Fees :   Returned Checks $20.00

Policy for Late Pickup :  Please understand that the After Care program ends promptly at 6:00 PM daily.  In addition to the regular fee, you must also pay in cash, a late fee at the time of pick-up:  $10.00 for any part of an additional 15 minutes per child.  The school may suspend or terminate After Care Services if your child is picked up habitually late (4 times).   

It is imperative that you have a designated individual who will be available to pick up your child in an emergency situation, such as illness or inclement weather.


12:00 PM Dismissal Day: Cafeteria is closed for the day.  All students attending After Care MUST bring their own lunch.  Gym uniforms may be worn on this day.                                         

Parents are permitted to deduct childcare expenses from their Federal Income Taxes. 
The Federal Tax Identification Number is EIN 22 158 55 63.


Call this phone number after 3:00 PM.  Make sure to save this number on your cell phone in case of an emergency or a late pick-up.  Do not call the main school telephone number – it is not available to the After Care Staff.

PLEASE click the link below to download and print the registration and other pertinent information.