Extended Day & After School Activities

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: $1,300

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

2022-23 Extended Day Calendar

The Extended Day team will provide care for semester-registered (2:30 - 6 p.m.) Extended Day students on the dates listed below.

- Early Dismissal Days: most are included in your semester fee at no extra charge (please see calendar below for specifics). For Preschool: if your child is registered until 2:30 p.m., you will need to pick-up at 11:30 a.m. on Early Dismissal Days; if registered for Full Extended Day, then you may pick-up anytime before 6 p.m. There will not be a registration process for Early Dismissal days.

- Special Days are days that SDS is on a modified schedule but child care is provided for an additional fee. This fee will be billed to your FACTS account. You may select your desired pick-up time during registration. The cost is $50 from 7:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and $75 from 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m. The registration link will be emailed out one month prior to specific dates; space is limited. 

August 17 Early dismissal (no Extended Day)
August 18 First day of Extended Day
September 2 Early dismissal (Extended Day open)
September 5 Labor Day (school closed)
October 6 Early dismissal (Extended Day open)
October 7 & 10 Fall Break (school closed)
November 1 Special Day
December 16 Early dismissal (no Extended Day)
January 4 2nd semester begins (Extended Day open)
January 16 MLK, Jr. Day (school closed)
February 16 Early dismissal (Extended Day open)
February 17 Special Day
February 20 Presidents' Day (school closed)
March 16 Early dismissal (Extended Day open)
March 17 Special Day
April 3-7 Spring Break (school closed)
May 19 Early dismissal (no Extended Day)

Register for After School Activities | Winter 2023

Lower School Running Club

Jan. 6 - March 3 (no class Feb. 17)
2nd - 4th grades
Fridays, 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
$100

Students will learn fundamentals of running: proper warm-up and stretching as well as correct running techniques from SDS coaches. This running clinic meets once per week for eight weeks.

REGISTER

Basketball

Jan. 9 - March 1 (no class Jan. 16 & Feb. 20)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30-4 p.m.
2nd - 4th grades
$150

Join the SDS coaching staff to learn fundamental basketball skills and strategies. This clinic will meet twice a week and is a must-do for your aspiring athlete.

REGISTER

Young Einsteins Food Science

Jan. 10 - Feb. 14
K - 4th
Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
$195

Food Science is simply the study of food! Students will work with various food elements each week to create tasty treats such as raisins, gummy bears and churned ice cream! Activities will be hands-on and could get messy! 

REGISTER

Griffinettes

Jan. 12 - Feb. 23 (no practice Feb. 16)
Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
4s-4th grade
$100

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

REGISTER

After School Art

Jan. 11 - Feb. 15
K - 4th
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
$195

Students will learn about color, composition and design as they explore a new art project each week. Students will make individual pieces of art using many craft mediums. 

REGISTER

Girls on the Run

Feb. 6 - April 22
3rd & 4th grades
Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30-4 p.m.
$150

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.

REGISTER

Baseball

Feb. 7 - 28 (no class Feb. 16)
2nd - 4th grades
Tuesdays & Thursdays
2:30 - 4 p.m.
$65

Students will learn fundamental baseball skills and strategies from SDS coaches. This fast-paced clinic meets 2 times per week for 3 weeks. 

REGISTER

Private Voice Lessons

Spartanburg Day School's Applied Music Department offers each student music instruction designed to advance confidence and individual abilities. Whether you are a beginner or very advanced musician, you will feel welcomed and challenged. Lessons in voice are offered on a semester basis. Tuition provides for 12 weekly private lessons per semester, and students complete the semester with a spring awards recital. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the annual Spartanburg Music Festival held in the spring. 

If you would like more information or to sign up for lessons please contact Beth Jennings at beth.jennings@sdsgriffin.org

Private Piano Lessons


Spartanburg Day School's Applied Music Department offers each student music instruction designed to advance confidence and individual abilities. Whether you are a beginner or very advanced musician, you will feel welcomed and challenged. Lessons in piano are offered on a semester basis. Tuition provides for 12 weekly private lessons per semester, and students complete the semester with a spring awards recital. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the annual Spartanburg Music Festival held in the spring. 

If you would like more information or to sign up for lessons please contact Beth Jennings at beth.jennings@sdsgriffin.org

Private Guitar Lessons

kindergarten-8th grades

Students will receive one-on-one 30-minute guitar lessons with Ryan Ridgeway. Instruction includes music theory, cord structure, music reading, and ear training. Lessons will be personalized to the student's skill level and music interests. Guitar for the lesson can be provided if needed. Ryan is available between 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

Register directly with Ryan at ridgewaystudiosrocks@gmail.com.