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.

Soccer

March 7-May 4
kindergarten - 2nd
Mon & Wed, 2:30-3:45 p.m.
- OR -
March 8-May 5
3rd & 4th
Tues & Thurs, 2:30-3:45 p.m.
$125

SDS soccer coach Nick Buxton will coach not only fundamental soccer 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 at least 4 weekend games versus local teams. This program requires a commitment from the student-athlete to attend all practices and games.

REGISTER

Organic Gardening 101

March 15-April 26 (no class Spring Break)
kindergarten - 3rd
Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
$150

Join Joel and Lenora Sansbury in the SDS organic garden to help plant, tend and harvest! Students will learn about different vegetables, fruits and herbs, their growth seasons and sustainable gardening.

REGISTER

Girls on the Run

Feb. 14-April 23
3rd & 4th
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

Golf Squad

March 8-May 3 (no class April 5)
kindergarten - 4th
Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30
$210

All Golf Squads are instructed by golf industry professionals. Everything essential is provided (Golf Squad Handbook, hat, all clubs, training equipment, etc). Classes will be instructed to suit the needs of new students as well as continuing students. Parents will receive weekly class emails describing what students will be learning in class. 

REGISTER

 

Basketball

March 7-May 4
Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
3rd & 4th grades
$125

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.

REGISTER

Vineyardapp Graphic Design

March 10-May 5
kindergarten-2nd
Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
$175

Interested in drawing, art, or design? In this class, you’ll learn how to use your doodling skills for real, by doing design projects for local nonprofits or small businesses. You will learn how to make professional posters and art that people want to pay for, and you’ll ultimately design posters and ads for real organizations with good causes. iPads provided. 

REGISTER

Vineyardapp Coding

March 7-May 2
3rd-4th
Mondays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
$175

Have you ever wanted to make your own websites and apps? In this hands-on coding and tech club, you’ll learn the skills of a coder and the mindset of an entrepreneur through building apps - your own app and also an app for local nonprofits. You’ll build apps and games every week in the course and work on real iOS apps. Previous students have been covered in multiple local news outlets for apps they've built for homeless shelters, veterinarians, and local climate nonprofits!

REGISTER

Private Violin 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 violin 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

March 7-May 3
Mondays or Tuesdays, times between 2:30-5:30 p.m.
kindergarten-8th
$240

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. Learn more about Ryan here.

To register, email ridgewaystudiosrocks@gmail.com.

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