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Explore and Extend After-School Program

Explore and Extend After-School Program | St. Francis Episcopal Private Religious School Houston

At St. Francis, we believe that learning should not end with the last bell of the school day. That is why our Explore and Extend after-school 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 is a class to pique the interest of every student.

Program for Students 2-Years-Old through Grade 8
Explore and Extend (E&E) After-School Care begins at dismissal and runs until 6:00 p.m., providing students with structured daily activities and a healthy snack. Students are encouraged to develop self-help, social, problem solving, creative, and critical thinking skills within a developmentally appropriate environment.

Time is provided for students in Lower and Middle School to independently pursue homework, as well as in short stay. While teachers are available to assist as needed, Explore and Extend is not a tutorial service and cannot provide one-on-one tutoring during this homework time. Students are encouraged to complete school work during the provided time and save home for reading and studying.  For 2020–21, each student attending will be provided individual supply kits to use each day.

Enrichment for Fall 2020
Enrichment will be offered in person, online, and in hybrid formats to fit the needs of our students and community during this school year. All in-person classes will be specific to one grade level at a time, to minimize cross group exposure. All materials are provided for each child, and no shared materials will be used within these classes. In the event of a campus closure for any reason, any classes that are not able to move to online will be refunded at a prorated amount.  At this time, we plan to be able to teach all classes online for a few weeks, if the need arises.


Schedule - Fall 2020



3:30–4:15 p.m. Soccer Ball Handling Skills (Grade K)
3:30–4:30 p.m. Happily Ever After STEAM Adventures (Grade 2)


2:45–3:30 p.m. Yoga for Youth (Primary I)
3:30–4:15 p.m. Soccer Ball Handling Skills (Grade 1)
4:00–4:45 p.m. Yoga for Youth (Grade K)
3:45–4:30 p.m. Zumba (Grades 1–2) Every Other Week
3:45–4:45 p.m. Engineer It! Level I (Grade 4) First 6 Tuesdays
3:45–4:45 p.m. Engineer It! Level I (Grade 5) Last 6 Tuesdays
4:00–4:45 p.m. Lego Robotics, Level I (Grade 5)



2:45–3:30 p.m. Yoga for Youth (Primary II)
4:00–4:45 p.m. Yoga for Youth (Grade 1)
3:45–4:45 p.m. Kitchen Science (Grades 3–4) Every Other Week
2:30–3:15 p.m. Art for Primary II 
2:30–3:15 p.m. Tae Kwon Do (Primary I)
2:30–3:15 p.m. Full STEAM Ahead (Primary I and II) Every Other Week
3:15–4:15 p.m. Cool Self Spa (Grades 2–3) Every Other Week
Online Only - Day/Time TBD

Ballet (Primary II–Grade 1)
Creative Drama (Grades K–3)
Engineering (Grades 5–7)
Kitchen Science Level 2 (Grades 5–8)
Lego Robotics, Arduino (Grades 5–8)
Tae Kwon Do (Primary II–6)
Additional Options will be Updated in September

Information - Fall 2020


Additional Questions? Please Contact


Margaret Newsom

Margaret Newsom
Director of Explore and Extend
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