Extended Day & Summer
Hamlin’s Extended Day program is more than just an afterschool program; it’s a community.
From the earliest of birds greeted by Ms. Yeung’s smiling face at 7:00 a.m., to the loyal crew of hide-and-seekers deterred only by our 6:00 p.m. closing time, Extended Day provides Hamlin girls with a warm and welcoming environment before and after school. We offer a balance of structured and independent activities so that girls can choose how they spend their time outside of the classroom.
Because seventy percent of Hamlin families include two working parents, Hamlin has a strong commitment to supporting our busy families outside of the normal school day. That’s why Extended Day is intentional about offering a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs and interests of our students and families. Optional activities like After School Academy and Music Academy provide students with endless opportunities to develop new hobbies and skills, make friends outside of their grade level, and receive phenomenal instruction from local artists, entrepreneurs, and specialists, all while taking advantage of small class sizes. In a given afternoon, a student may challenge a classmate to a chess match, finger knit a scarf, code a game on their iPad, practice playing the piano, or simply relish a quiet reading corner. Our Extended Day community strives to create a fun and inviting atmosphere for all students to enjoy.
Morning care is available at no cost for all students in Grades K-8 from 7:00-7:50 a.m. each school day.
Hub (Lower School Extended Day)
We call our Lower School Extended Day program “Hub” because it is the center of activity after school! We provide all students with snacks, supervised playtime, creative activities, and quiet space for reading and board games. Hub is a joyful and inviting place for students to spend their afternoon with friends!
After 3 (Middle School Extended Day)
Need a place to wait for a music lesson or athletic practice? Have homework to do? Want to participate in a fun project or game? After 3 is the place to be! We provide a combination of free time to catch up with friends, supervised time to get homework done, and daily creative activities to choose from.
Hamlin Music Academy provides on-campus instrument lessons, from piano to guitar to violin and more! Students work one-on-one with talented music teachers for 30-, 45-, or 60-minute lessons. The students work towards bi-annual recitals, one in fall and one in spring, where they are able to showcase their skills to family and friends!
After School Academy
Also known as ASA, we offer many exciting enrichment classes that emphasize STEM, arts, and movement. Example courses include coding, sewing, climbing, gymnastics, chess, and more. Class sizes are limited to ensure one-on-one attention, and give students an opportunity to collaborate and develop friendships with students in other grades. We use a trimester system that gives students several opportunities to try out something new throughout the year. Look for registration openings in August, November, and February.
Looking for childcare during February and April breaks? Hamlin offers fun and engaging day camps for all students! Campers participate in a variety of games and activities on campus, in addition to taking regular off-campus field trips throughout the week. There’s no better way to enjoy a school break!
Hamlin offers a robust summer camp program with options for students in all grades. These programs include Cubs Club for incoming Kindergartners, Hamlin Camp for students in Grades 1-4, Middle School specialty camps for students in Grades 5-7, and our Counselor In Training Program for students in Grades 7-8 (+ rising Grade 9 students). Our day camps provide a dynamic balance of structured STEM, art, and movement activities, as well as free choice and outdoor play. Hamlin students will enjoy a traditional summer camp experience led by our caring and creative Hamlin faculty and alumni. Campers can expect to create new memories and strengthen old friendships, while making the most of their summer vacation at Hamlin Camp!