After School Programs

Welcome to the School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens (SWWFS), before and aftercare program for the 2017-2018 school year. Before and aftercare is an important part of the school day and great effort went into researching and selecting the vendor(s) and programs that will be offered this school year.

Beforecare / Aftercare Program

The YMCA is the school’s primary before and after school program and is held in-house at SWWFS. Beforecare is run from 7am-8am, for a fee. Aftercare runs from 3:15pm-6pm, Monday-Friday, for a separate fee. Partial-week and 1-hour care will be available. Registration forms and pricing options can be found here: The aftercare day is comprised of snack, homework/academic time, physical activity and education, and special activities such as clubs. Questions and registration forms can be addressed to and

If you have questions regarding financial assistance, please contact the YMCA Program Assistant Manager, Platrina Alexander directly at

French, Spanish and Chinese language classes

Capitol Language Services LLC offers after-school language classes at SWW at Francis-Stevens, as well as aftercare. The options include Spanish, French and Chinese. You will be able to enroll in twice a week, or four times a week language classes and aftercare OR  MondayFriday care from 3:15pm-6pm. The language class schedule, registration, and pricing information can be found here: On days that students are enrolled in a language, students will receive 1-hour of language instruction as well as snack, recess and homework help. These classes are academic and are based on a year-long curriculum. The classes for the younger students use fun activities and songs to teach the languages. For the older students, we use songs and activities, in addition to the textbooks provided for the class. Questions can be addressed to Cinzia Roveta at or Diana Webb at

Financial aid is available. No child will be turned away and CLS will work with families to set a price that is acceptable to any family requiring assistance. Please contact the program’s director to apply.

After School Clubs

Elementary School Clubs run from 3:15-4:15pm. Enrollment occurs at the beginning of each semester and available spots are allocated via a lottery. Further club details can be found on the After School Clubs page and some are fee-based.

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