Before and After School Care


Schaeffer Academy Before and After School Care provides a safe, creative, and friendly environment for Schaeffer Academy students. We offer a variety of activities including recreation and games, arts and crafts, reading, devotionals, snack/fellowship time, homework time, and enrichment opportunities. Each day consists of structured, planned activities and free-choice time. Our goal is to glorify God by serving parents and helping students make good use of their time before and after school. We help them get some work done, have some fun, develop friendships, and grow in their faith.


Before and After School Care is open on scheduled school days. It will be closed on days when school is not scheduled (holidays, teacher work days, etc. See school calendar). On Snow Days, Before and After School Care will make every effort to be open from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

Before School 6:00-7:30 AM
All Schaeffer students (K-12) who enter the building before 7:30 AM must be enrolled in Before School Care.

After School 2:45-6:00 PM (or from early dismissal until 6:00 PM)
All Schaeffer students (K-12) who remain on campus after 3:15 PM must be enrolled in After School Care or another official school program (sports practice, drama rehearsal, etc.).

Snow Days 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


There are two care plans available for families: Full-Time (Contracted) and Part-Time (Drop-In).

Full-time (contracted) care is designed for families who need care on a consistent, full-time basis. Full-time families agree to pay for their contracted hours on all school days and therefore receive a lower rate (see below). Families may contract for before school, after school or both. Payment for full-time (contracted care) is due in advance on the first of every month.

Part-time (drop-in) care is designed for families who need more flexible care. These families will notify the director of their needs in writing (using the scheduling form), by email, or by phone (for last-minute arrangements/changes). These families may use the program as needed. There is no minimum requirement for participation. Families who select this option may switch to the full-time (contracted) option at any time should their needs change. Charges for part-time (drop-in) care will be billed at the end of each month. Payment will be due by the 15th of the following month for part-time (drop-in care).

There is an annual Registration Fee of $35.00 per family for either plan.

The Daily Fees are:

Before School Full-Time (Contracted) Part-Time (Drop-In)
Arriving 6:00-6:59 AM $8.00 per student $10.00 per student
Arriving 7:00-7:30 AM $4.00 per student $5.00 per student

After School Full-Time (Contracted) Part-Time (Drop-In)
Departing 2:45-4:00 PM $4.00 per student $5.00 per student
Departing 4:01-5:00 PM $8.00 per student $10.00 per student
Departing 5:01-6:00 PM $12.00 per student $15.00 per student


In the morning, parents must walk their child into the program and sign their child in on the clipboard. From 6:00-7:00 AM, please use the K-1 door and drop your child off in the Before and After School Care room. From 7:00-7:30 AM, parents should drive around the school, enter through the garden door, and drop their child off in the Commons area.

In the afternoon, parents must walk into the Before and After School Care room and sign their child out on the clipboard. If we are outside or at another location on campus, there will be a note by the door indicating where we are.

Full-time families who arrive before (in the morning) or after (in the afternoons) their contracted time will be charged for an additional hour. Any family picking up after 6:00 PM will be charged a $1.00/minute late fee per child.


We have a daily snack time in the morning and afternoon. Please send a snack along for your child. We will not provide snacks. There is a microwave and small fridge available in the Before and After School Care room. Snacks must be sent daily and cannot be stored in the room or fridge. If your child has a food allergy of any kind, please inform the director when you enter the program.


Weather permitting, we play outside everyday (in the afternoons). Please be sure your child has appropriate outdoor clothing for the weather every day he or she comes to Before and After School Care.


For more information or to register for the Before and After School Care program, please email Sheila Vokoun at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.