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Explore and Extend After-School Program

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.

After-School Care and Enrichment Classes for Students 2-Years-Old and Up
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. 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.  > Register Today

Spring 2024 Explore and Extend Enrichment Offerings

Welcome to our new Explore and Extend registration portal dedicated to all things E&E including: Afterschool Care, Daily Drop ins, Enrichment Class registration, E&E Special Events as well as School of Music Classes.

> Register Today

Fees vary by class and are listed with course descriptions. Fees must be paid at registration. Space is first-come, first-served in all classes; space is reserved and registration is considered complete only when payment has been made. St. Francis reserves the right to change class locations, sizes, and instructors when necessary; close registration for programs that are full; and cancel programs that are under-enrolled. Money for canceled classes will be refunded to student accounts. Note: All of a family’s student account balances must be current for the student to register for and participate in Explore and Extend enrichment classes.


Traci Callender
Director of Explore & Extend
713.458.6242
E-mail me


Couper Campus Offerings:

Pre-Primary Classes
Imagination Playground (PP)
Art (PP)
Little Wolverines Multi Games (PP)
Little Musical Geniuses (PP)
 
P1 or P2 Only Classes
Ballet-(PI)
Little Wolverines Multi Games (PI)
Art- (PII)
Art (PI)
Ballet (PII)
Little Wolverines Multi Games (PII)
 
Pi & PII Combined Classes
Languages- Mandarin (PI&II)
Lego Engineers (PI&II)
Yoga (PI & II)
TKD (PI&II)
Soccer (PI&II)
Imagination Playground  (PI & II)
Little Musical Geniuses (PI&II)
Tumbling (PI&II)
Little Veterinarians (PI&II)
Chess (PI&II)
Languages- Spanish (PI&II)


Piney Point Campus Offerings:

Lego Engineers (K-1st)
Soccer (K-2nd)
Language-Spanish (K-1st)
Flag Football (K-1st)
Chess (K-2nd)
Language- Mandarin (K-1st)
Lacrosse & Hockey (K-2nd)
Coder Kids (K-2nd)
Brain Games, Puzzles, and other Challenges! (K-2nd)
Yoga (K-2nd)
Pokemon Club (K-2nd)
Volleyball (K-2nd)
Basketball (K-2nd)
Glassell School of Art (K-1st)
Little Scientists (K-1st)
Lego Robotics (1st-4th)
Woodwork 1 (K-2nd)
Language-Spanish (K-4th)
Ballet (K-2nd)
Language- Mandarin (2nd-4th)
TKD (K-4th)
Flag Football (1st-4th)
STEAM Challenges (1st-5th)
Archery (K-4th)
Soccer (1st-5th)


School of Music:

St. Francis students benefit from a strong group music program that helps them develop a basic musical foundation. Those who want to delve into music more deeply can take their education one step further with the St. Francis School of Music. Led by some of the finest musical talent in Houston, this instrumental and vocal program allows students to explore individual musical interests at their own pace and on their own developmental level.

Class Options:

  • Piano Lessons
  • Voice Lessons
  • Violin/Viola Lessons
  • Guitar Lessons

Lessons occur throughout the school day at times approved by divisions. All lesson scheduling is arranged by our School of Music Program Manager, Dr. Andrew Nishikawa, in collaboration with division assistant heads.  For more information about the St. Francis School of Music or to inquire about lesson availability, please contact the Explore and Extend Office or email Dr. Nishikawa directly at: anishikawa@stfrancishouston.org.

Middle School Robotics