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Extended Care Program

We are happy to offer Extended Care and After School Programs at SCDS in the Lower School.  Extended Care includes Morning Wait and After Care.  For questions, please contact Patricia Sanchez, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at or 912.961.8717.

Extended Care Hours

Morning Wait          7:30 - 8:15 AM
After Care Hours     3:00 – 5:45 PM

Morning Wait

Morning Wait is complementary and located in the Saunders Gym.  Students arrive between 7:30 AM and 8:11 AM.  They have free play in the gym with soft balls, basketballs, colorful scarves, and hula hoops, to name a few.  Kids may expend energy playing, or they are free to relax on the bleachers.  Morning Wait teachers walk the students to the Lower School, and they are invited into the classrooms at 8:15 AM.  Morning wait is a great way for our students to start the day!  We look forward to seeing your child in Morning Wait!

After Care

After Care provides supervision for students to begin homework, have a snack, and play after school between dismissal and 5:45 PM Monday to Thursday and 5:30 PM on Fridays. 


  • 3:00-4:15 PM: Classroom Time (JK/K: indoor play/snack; 1st-5th: quiet time for homework/reading/snack)
  • 4:15-4:45/5:00 PM: Outdoor Time (JK/K and 1st-5th on respective playgrounds)*
  • 5:00-5:45 PM: All grades go to the ECLC building.

*At 4:00 PM, if the playground is wet or in inclement weather, 1st-5th will go to Dubose Media Center, and JK/K will remain in ECLC 2 & 3.

After School Programs

After School Programs are special classes for Lower School students held on campus for a fee.  Faculty and approved outside vendors lead these classes.  Students who participate may go to After Care following their After School Program or pick up directly after their class.  A class preview is sent out in advance for parents to consider the classes, dates, fees, and times.  Registration date and time are announced, and classes are filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Note: Sometimes, a program is offered before school. Registrations for the 2024 Fall Session will open on Friday, August 16th, 2024.
Programs vary from semester to semester.  They have included classes such as Ballet, Lacrosse, Minecraft, Wrestling, Advance Gardening, Snapology, The Little Chefs, The Art Bus, Kids with Clay, Soccer, Tennis, STEAM, Drama, Art, Fencing, Woodworking, Golf, and many more.


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