Explore and Extend

When the last class bell rings, many students enjoy quality after-school programs at St. Francis.

The spring 2017 Explore & Extend Enrichment class descriptions are available now—Click here!

After-School Care

St. Francis offers quality after-school care for all of our students, from two years through grade 8. Explore & Extend after-school care begins at dismissal and runs until 6:00 p.m. on both campuses, providing students with a balance of structured and free-choice daily activities, and also a healthy snack. While the after-school care program is not a tutorial service, time is provided for students to independently pursue daily homework, and instructors are available to answer questions and provide guidance.

Short-stay after-school care is available for Lower School students leaving at 3:45 p.m. with a Middle School sibling. Short stay provides time for homework and a snack, allowing parents to consolidate their carpool time.

Explore and Extend Enrichment

At St. Francis, we believe that learning shouldn’t end with the last bell of the school day. That’s why our Explore & Extend enrichment program features a varying array of small group classes each semester. From art to martial arts, dance, and foreign language study to gymnastics, robotics, cooking, and chess, there’s a class to pique the interest of every student.

Click here for spring 2017 Explore & Extend Enrichment class descriptions.

Parents, please sign in to your My BackPack account and select "Program Registration" to register for spring Explore & Extend classes.

St. Francis Reading Program

St. Francis Episcopal Day School is pleased to offer a reading program in partnership with the Children's Learning Institute. The St. Francis Reading Program (SFRP) offers individualized tutoring sessions in evidence-based reading methods. SFRP sessions occur immediately after school. These sessions do not provide homework assistance, but rather are designed to build skills that students can use to succeed in academics and in personal language growth. Each child follows a personalized curriculum, based on assessment needs.

Offered through the Dan L. Duncan Children’s Neurodevelopmental Clinic at the Children’s Learning Institute—part of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston—SFRP targets both struggling students and students seeking enrichment activities. Classes build skills in the following areas: phonemic awareness, word attack skills and spelling, listening and reading comprehension, vocabulary and fluency, phonics, and—for third and fourth graders—breaking down word problems.

For more information about Explore & Extend, enrichment classes, or the St. Francis Reading Program, please contact our Explore & Extend Offices (713.458.6467).