Extended Day & Enrichment
We offer a range options for Lower School students to participate in after-school care and enrichment.
Hawks' Club – Extended Day
Our Extended Day program, known as Hawks’ Club, serves Charlotte Latin students enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten through Grade 5. A dedicated after-school building serves as a wonderful space for children to transition from school to home each day. The goal of the program is to offer an exciting environment where students can learn a new skill, make friends, and feel part of an engaged after-school community!
Extended Day teachers plan their monthly activities based on the children's interests and what is age appropriate for each group. The play-based program provides younger students with both structured and unstructured play opportunities, sports and outdoor games, monthly dramatic play centers, legos and other manipulatives, a writing center, a cozy reading area, and many hands-on arts and crafts activities. Older students have a dedicated classroom space in which they can socialize, work on homework, enjoy enriching activities, and participate in community service projects.
Extended Day operates weekdays from 1:30–6 p.m. Parents may customize their child’s schedule to end at 2:55 p.m., 4:30 p.m., or 6 p.m. The program begins on the first day of school and ends on the last day of school. Extended Day fees are charged per semester and reflect one-, two-, three-, four- or five-day per week options.
We understand the needs of working families and provide care on non-school days when Lower School is closed for a teacher workday, early dismissal days, and parent/teacher conference days. On these days, we have special on-campus activities as well as off-campus field trips to places such as children’s museums, parks, bowling, petting zoos, roller rinks, and more.
In addition to the many daily activity choices that children enjoy at Extended Day, we also offer six-, eight-, or ten-week enrichment classes to all Lower School students. Offerings introduce students to a new skill, spark a new interest, or broaden an existing talent. Many of the classes are led by outside vendors who are professionally trained and educated in their respective fields. Other offerings are taught by our own Charlotte Latin teachers and coaches who love to share their hobbies and passions with the students. Examples of these programs include: swimming, lacrosse, pottery, golf, cooking, basketball, and engineering.
Fees are charged per semester and reflect a one-day, two-day, three-day, four-day, or five-day a week options. In addition, a daily option is available, space permitting, with one-day notice. This drop-in rate also applies if a child needs to switch days during a particular week, space permitting.
Enrichment Program – Let's Soar!
In addition to the many daily activity choices that children enjoy in Extended Day, we offer semester-long enrichment classes to all Lower School students. The class offerings are designed to introduce students to a new skill, spark a new interest or broaden an existing talent. The classes are taught by instructors who are professionally trained and educated in their respective fields.
Lower School Clubs
In addition to our After-school and Enrichment Programs, our Lower School Clubs provide a wealth of interesting opportunities for our third, fourth and fifth grade students. Many clubs run throughout the school year, and students have a variety of options from which to choose. Examples of clubs include: Girls on the Run, Sumo-Bots, Math Olympiad, Service Club, and Let Me Run (boys), and more. Our clubs are led by Charlotte Latin teachers with support from our parents.
A late activity bus that leaves campus at 4:30 p.m. is available for Lower School students who participate in all after-school activities. TK/K children who are dismissed from after-school at 2:55 p.m. may also ride the 2:55 p.m. bus.