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 | Fall 2022

Holiday Baking

Oct. 26 - Dec. 7 (no class Nov. 23)
kindergarten - 4th grades
Wednesdays
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
$185

Have some fun whipping up Halloween, Thanksgiving and Holiday themed desserts. Students will create a different recipe each week centered around the holiday of that month. 

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Pinterest Art

Sept. 14 - Oct. 19
2nd - 4th grades
Wednesdays
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
$210

Each week students will create their own piece of art to take home. Activities will vary and a wide range of arts and crafts will be explored.

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Taste the Rainbow

Sept. 15 - Oct. 27 (no class Oct. 6)
kindergarten - 1st grades
Thursdays
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
$175

Join in the fun while students explore a food of the week's themed color. Students will try new foods as well as create some of their own recipes.

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Fall Gardening

Sept. 16-Oct. 28 (no class Oct. 7)
kindergarten - 3rd
Fridays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
$150

Students will explore the process of harvesting and what happens to food after it is harvested. Joel Sansbury will assist students in planting the fall garden crop in the Griffins Garden. 

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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 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

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.

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

Basketball

Sept. 7 - Oct. 26
Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30-3:45 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.

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Soccer

Sept. 6 - Oct. 27
2nd - 4th grades
Tuesdays/Thursdays
2:30-3:45 p.m.
$150

SDS soccer coaches will teach 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. This program requires a commitment from the student-athlete to attend all practices and games.

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Golf Squad

Sept. 13 - Nov. 8 (no class Nov. 1)
kindergarten - 4th
Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
$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. 

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Girls on the Run

Sept. 12 - Nov. 19
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.

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Baseball

Nov. 3 - 17
2nd - 4th grades
Tuesdays & Thursdays
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
$65

Students will learn fundamental baseball skills and strategies from SDS coaches. This fast-paced clinic will meet 2 times per week for 3 weeks. The second part of this session will resume in January for 3 weeks (under a separate registration). 

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Tennis

4s - 8th grade

SDS Tennis Coach Bob Allsbrook will be back on the courts this year! Groups will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please text Bob Allsbrook at 864-357-3700 or email bob.allsbrook@sdsgriffin.org with your student’s information.