Extended Care Programs


Ridgefield Academy offers a Before and After-Care Program that provides adult supervision for children outside of school hours. Before-Care (Kindergarten - Grade 8) offers free time in the gym, while After-Care (Kindergarten - Grade 3) offers a variety of activities: table games, outdoor recess, and a quiet area to relax or do homework. Our Homework Club (Grade 4 - 8) is available for Middle and Upper School students. Details for this program are noted below. In order to register your child for any of the Extended Care programs, please complete the form on this page. No child will be allowed to use the programs without a completed form.

Homework Club: We are offering a quiet, proctored study hall every day from 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. This program gives students an opportunity to get a jump on their homework in a school setting before they venture home or to their afternoon activities. It is not meant to be a tutoring session or a group-work study hall, but a comfortable place for individuals to get organized, finish up some work, or complete the night’s assignments. It can also be a nice place for a free-read or other quiet activity while waiting to be picked up.

Extended Care Policies

Before-Care begins at 7:30 a.m.
After-Care ends promptly at 5:00 p.m.
All students enrolling in Extended Care will be charged a nonrefundable $35 registration fee.

For children attending After-Care, please send a snack/drink (labeled “After-Care”) with him or her to enjoy after school. Please remember that Ridgefield Academy is a “nut-aware” school.

If you need to reach the school during Extended Care hours, please call the Main Office at 203.894.1800.

Parking is not permitted curbside in front of the Summit Building between 3:15 and 3:45 p.m. due to bus dismissal. Vehicles must be parked in vacant spaces.

Early Dismissal Day Policy: After-Care/Homework Club will not be held on any early dismissal days.

Late Fee Policy: All children attending After-Care must be picked up by 5:00 p.m. For any child not picked up by 5:00 p.m., a late fee will be charged as follows: Pick-up within the 1st 15 minutes incurs a $15 late fee, and each additional 15 minutes incurs a $20 late fee. Three or more late pick-ups will result in a $50 late fee in addition to the fees described above.

Deadline: While registration forms are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, the regular user rate will only be offered until November 29. There must be a minimum of five registrations for each program to run.

Questions? Contact Donna Kauth by email, or by phone at 203.894.1800 x106.



Using the form below, you may register your child for Extended Care as either a regular user or drop-in user. If you choose regular use, you will select the day(s) of the week on which your child will use the program(s). The regular user fee (shown in parentheses) is a single annual charge billed at the beginning of the school year through SmartTuition, and has been calculated according to our school calendar. This fee is nonrefundable (ex. snow days, student absences, etc.).

If you would like to use Extended Care on an occasional basis, you can register your child as a drop-in user. For drop-in users, the daily rate for Before-Care is $10.50; for After-Care, $18.50. Drop-in users must call in advance to request Extended Care for their child. Please call no later than 11:00 a.m. to check After-Care/Homework Club availability, and two days in advance for Before-Care availability.