Extended Day

The warm, nurturing environment that Spartanburg Day School students receive in the classroom every day continues into the Extended Day program.
Our dedicated after school staff thoughtfully plan a variety of activities - from crafts to story time to developmental games and art projects. There's plenty of opportunity for outdoor play, as well as structured time for homework.

Through the Extended Day program, students also have the opportunity to register for a variety of optional after school activities, including soccer, piano, tennis, culinary camp and more.

Extended Day begins at 2:30 p.m. for our preschool students and is available until 6 p.m. for students from 2 years to eighth grade.

Want to learn more? Contact Extended Day Director Beth Ryan (beth.ryan@sdsgriffin.org).

Registration options

Spartanburg Day School families can choose to register for Extended Day by the semester or drop-in as needed.

*Preschool families (2s, 3s & 4s) have already selected one of the following tuition options: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. | 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Therefore, there is no need for preschool families to register for Extended Day.

Semester: $1,250
Fall 2021 semester registration is now closed. Check back for spring 2022 semester registration.

Drop-in: $32/day (kindergarten-8th grade only)
So that our faculty can adequately prepare, please submit the form below at least 24-hours in advance of the requested date.
The Extended Day staff will make every effort to accommodate drop-ins, however SDS reserves the right to deny a request based on classroom capacities.

Extended Day Drop-In Form

Special Extended Days

The Extended Day team will provide care for semester-registered Extended Day students on special days throughout the year when classes are not in session as usual. A registration link will be emailed out prior to specific dates; space is limited. 

Early dismissal days are included in the semester fee at no extra charge.
For Preschool: If your child is registered until 2:30 p.m., pick-up is at noon on these days. If they are registered until 6 p.m., pick-up is anytime before 6 p.m. 

Special Days are provided for an additional fee that will be billed to your FACTS account. You may select your desired pick-up time during registration. The fee is $50 from 7:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; and $75 from 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m.

August 18 12-6  Early dismissal
September 17 11:45-6  Early dismissal 
October 7 11:45-6  Early dismissal
October 8 7:45-6  Special Day
November 1 7:45-6  Special Day
December 17 11:45-6  Early dismissal
February 17 11:45-6  Early dismissal
February 18 7:45-6  Special Day
March 9 7:45-6  Special Day
March 18 11:45-6  Early dismissal
May 20 11:45-6  Early dismissal- last day of school

Join in the fun! Register for after school activities through Extended Day.


Jan. 6-Feb. 28
Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
4K-4th grades

Griffinettes are back! Join fellow Griffins to practice cheers and then cheer at 3 selected Middle School games as well as Homecoming assembly (Covid restrictions permitting). Fee includes SDS cheer t-shirt, hair ribbons and weekly snacks. 


Girls on the Run

Feb. 14-April 23
3rd & 4th
Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30-4 p.m.

For over 25 years, parents and guardians have trusted the experts at Girls on the Run to provide research-based tools, strategies and activities to strengthen their girls' emotional and physical health. We inspire girls to build confidence and other important life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and physical activity.


Woodworking Club

Jan. 6-Feb. 24
Thursdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
5th-8th grades

Students will learn basic woodworking skills in a fun and safe environment with Trey Roehl. They will learn about tool safety and complete several projects based on the students' interests. They will leave the class with an understanding of woodworking and completed projects they can be proud of. 



Jan. 7-Feb. 25
Fridays, 2:30-4 p.m.
1st-4th grades

Join Spartanburg Youth Theatre teacher Mary Thalassinos to learn about different types of theatre, develop acting skills and put these skills into action! Students will gain hands-on experience in a fun setting. More info on Mary here: https://www.spartanburgyouththeatre.com/teachingstaff



Jan. 5-Feb. 23
Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
3rd & 4th grades

Lower school sports is pleased to announce that we will be offering basketball to our 3rd-4th grade students starting in January. Our excellent staff will coach not only fundamental basketball skills and strategies but also commitment, accountability and cooperation essential for being on a team.  This fun-filled clinic will meet 2 times per week with game days built into the season. This program requires a commitment from the student-athlete to attend all practices and games. It is a must-do for your aspiring athlete.


'Cook the Books' Culinary Camp

Jan. 4-Feb. 22
Tuesdays, 2:30-4 p.m.
1st-4th grades

Spend the afternoon with Lenora Sansbury in the kitchen for kid-safe cooking! Read classic books while cooking based on their theme. Students will learn how to follow a recipe, measure, mix, and sample new ingredients. Yummy food gets sent home to eat as well!