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Busy families need flexible and reliable solutions!

Sanford offers many options to accommodate family schedules and enrich young minds:
  • Before-school and after-school care (called Extended Day)
  • Extended holiday care
  • After-school enrichment programs
  • Summer programs.

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  • Before-school Care

    Lower school students meet a faculty member in the lower school library after 7:00 AM for coloring, reading, and quiet play activities before morning recess at 7:45 AM. Middle school students report to the middle school library after 7:00 AM.
    There is no charge for early morning drop-offs.
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  • After-school Care

    Sanford's after-school care is available full-time, part-time, or on a drop-in basis for students in grades Preschool through 8. Every member of the staff brings special talents and interests to the Extended Day program. They know the children well and enjoy interacting with them.

Extended School Day

Sanford School is proud to provide quality and thoughtful after-school care for students in Preschool through eighth grade, Monday through Friday, until 6:00 PM*. Our qualified staff provide a relaxed yet structured environment where students play, complete homework, and have a healthy snack.

Contact Phone Numbers:
PreK-3rd - du Pont Library phone number: 302.235.6571
4th-8th - Middle School Library phone number: 302.235.6555

*After 6:00 PM, there is a late pick-up fee of $10 for every 10 minutes.

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  • Preschool–4th Grade

    Location: Lower Level of du Pont Library (302.235.6571)
    At dismissal, lower school students gather for a snack and age-appropriate activities. We provide a quiet, supportive environment to those with homework to complete. Outdoor play is a priority, weather permitting. Movies, Wii, games, and other indoor activities are available during Extended.  Engaging play with other children and physical activity is strongly encouraged; therefore, electronics are not permitted. Cell phones are not permitted.
  • 5th–8th Grade

    Location: Middle School Library (302.235.6555)

    Middle school students meet in the spacious middle school library for a snack and some time to be active outside. Students engage in supervised homework sessions (computers are also available for homework use only). Middle schoolers enjoy time reading, playing various games, and socializing with peers. We are in close proximity to athletic fields and the Sanford Sports Center, so middle school students can attend a Sanford Warriors game with parental permission. Stay tuned for some exciting new additions to the playground area that all extended day participants will be able to enjoy!
  • Movie Policy

    During inclement weather and on Fridays, we may view movies. Generally, all ages are permitted to view G-rated movies, and students in grades 1–8 are permitted to watch PG-rated movies. Not all PG-rated movies are appropriate for these ages, however, so the Extended Day staff may determine that a PG movie is inappropriate for students in grades 1–4.
  • Middle School Cell Phone Policy

    Middle School students are not permitted to use cell phones while at Extended Day. Students should inform Extended Day staff if they need to reach their parents. If parents need to reach a student at Extended Day, they may call the middle school library phone (302.235.6555). Texting friends, taking pictures, taking videos, or recording audio will NOT be permitted under ANY circumstances. Phones will be confiscated if they are misused during after-school hours and returned to parents at pick up.
  • Register for Extended Day

    Please complete the registration form here. Families may also find forms in mySANFORD HUB in the Documents tab under Resources. For any additional questions, please contact the Director of Extended Day, Melissa Bollman.

Extended Holiday Care

We provide care from 7:30 AM–6:00 PM on school breaks and in the summer weeks prior to and following Summers at Sanford on-campus camps and programs. Our Extended Day staff is committed to making days off of school extra special for your child. The comprehensive Extended Holiday package covers more than seven weeks of in-service days and school breaks. Families can purchase all Extended Holidays or only the days/weeks that they need.

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