LS AfterCare & Enrichment (ACE)


The Clubhouse (AfterCare) is an after-school extended day program for Dwight-Englewood (D-E) Lower School (LS) students in Preschool-Grade 5. The program runs daily during the school year from dismissal until 6:15 pm. Each day students have different activities that include drama, sports, music, and art with opportunities for homework help, indoor games, or outdoor play. Our faculty are comprised of D-E LS teachers and a wonderful staff. We make every day a fun day for the children. *

2017–2018 TERMS:

  • FALL (TERM 1): SEPT 5 – DEC 15, 2017
  • WINTER (TERM 2): JAN 2 – MARCH 16, 2018
  • SPRING (TERM 3): APRIL 2 – JUNE 7, 2018

FEES Clubhouse (AfterCare) fees cover costs from the time of dismissal to 6:15 p.m., including all Clubhouse (AfterCare) classes, snack, and materials. Financial aid is available at the same percentage as a family’s tuition financial aid grant. Parents are billed by the Business Office each term.

The following is the per term cost for 2017-2018: Clubhouse (AfterCare) per term: $450. Open registration for Clubhouse (AfterCare) is ongoing throughout the year. Drop-In: $50 per day/child.

PICK UP Parents pick up their children in the D-E Lower School multipurpose room. Students are signed out through our electronic sign-out system and are assigned a pin number to access the system. Students are not allowed to leave unless with a parent or an authorized caregiver. Children are not dismissed without parental consent. If a student is taking a late bus, the child will be escorted to the bus by 6:30 PM.

DROP-INS Students are brought to Clubhouse (AfterCare) when parents are running late or unable to pick up their child directly at dismissal. There is a $50 per day fee for coverage and students can stay until 6:15 pm. There is no pro-rated fee for this service.

DROP OFF Upon dismissal, any students not under the direct supervision of a caretaker or parent, or has pre-registered to attend, must check into Clubhouse (AfterCare). Children are escorted by their classroom teachers to the Lower School Multipurpose room to sign-in.

Clubhouse (AfterCare) Includes the following: 

  • A healthy snack, plus supervised play.
  • Homework Club  (Grades 1-5) Daily from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm Our very popular Homework Club is an important component of our AfterCare program and is taught by D-E Lower School faculty.
  • A variety of interesting activities for children (Preschool – Grade 5) AfterCare activities include: Book Club, Bootcamp for Fitness, Dalcroze Music and Movement, Moving and Grooving, Snacktivities, Sports Basics, Storybook Drama, and Zumba for Kids.

Enrichment Specialty Classes

Enrichment Specialty Classes are fun ways for D-E Lower School students to learn and play with their friends after school. Our faculty are dedicated educators who are passionate about sharing their expertise with your children to help them to try something new, pursue their interests, and develop their talents further. All Enrichment Specialty Classes are from 4:00-5:00 pm. *

ENROLLMENT All Enrichment Specialty Classes have a minimum and maximum enrollment. Courses are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Enroll early so that your child gets his/her first choice. If a course is at capacity, the class will be closed and you will not be able to enroll your child for that course. If minimum enrollment is not met, the class will be closed and you will be refunded. Enrichment Specialty Classes fees cover costs from the time of dismissal to the end of class, including snack, playtime and course materials. Children enrolled in Enrichment Specialty Classes may join Clubhouse (AfterCare) activities at the end of class at no additional charge.*

PICK UP Parents pick up their children in the Lower School Multipurpose room. Students are signed out through our electronic sign-out system and are assigned a pin number to access the system. Students are not allowed to leave unless with a parent or an authorized caregiver. Children are dismissed with parental consent.

REGISTRATION AND FEES Registration for Enrichment Specialty Classes is available starting Thursday, August 10, 2017 and will close on the first day of class. Go to CampBrain to register online. Note that Enrichment Specialty Classes are by Term and the cost is $450 per class unless otherwise indicated. If parents would like for their children to stay for ClubHouse (AfterCare) after each class, there will be no additional charge. If you would like to register your child for Clubhouse (AfterCare) for the full year, this option is also available. Please contact us at 201-227-3144 for more information.


PAYMENTS AND REFUNDS Families signing up for a full year of ClubHouse (AfterCare) before September 2017 may elect to pay in monthly installments. All payments will be billed through the Dwight-Englewood School Business Office. All payments must be received before the end of each term. Cancellations for ClubHouse (AfterCare) and Enrichment Specialty Classes registrations must be made in writing to Jeannie Wei by Email at:   A 100% refund will be made if we receive written notification two weeks prior to the start of the term. A 50% charge will be incurred if a student drops AfterCare (ClubHouse) enrollment within the first two weeks of the term. There are no refunds for Enrichment Specialty Classes. Fees for offerings added after the beginning of the term will be prorated.  Fees for classes added after the beginning of the term will be prorated.  Questions may be directed by Email to or call 201-227-3144.

*All ClubHouse (AfterCare) and Enrichment Specialty Classes are subject to change.

“Discovery Days” Field Trips and Academic Chess Tournaments

D-E Lower School (LS) children also have the opportunity to enjoy D-E 360° ACE “Discovery Days.” These  “Discovery Days” are designed to serve all LS age groups. They include field trips and academic chess tournaments, and are scheduled in some cases on days when D-E School is not in session.  Additional fees apply.  Programs begin at 9:00 AM and end at 3:30 PM, and all programs begin and end at Drapkin Hall.  D-E 360° ACE provides bus transportation from campus and offers post-activities in the Lower School Dining Hall. Students must bring a bagged lunch. Snacks will be provided.  All “Discovery Days” are subject to change, based on enrollments and availability. See below for dates and details.


  • February 20:  New York Hall of Science, Corona, NY
  • April 21:  ACE Academic Chess Tournament, Drapkin Hall
For Academic Chess Tournament Details click here
“Discovery Days” Field Trip Details:
New! February 20 (Preschool through Grade 5) NY Hall of Science
Join us for a Day of Discovery at New York’s Hall of Science, which offers a hands-on science and technology center.  Since it will be winter break for most schools, our D-E Lower School students who sign up for the day will have more than 100,000 square feet of indoor exhibition space to explore. We’re excited to take our Lower School students off campus for a a day to explore the multifaceted world of math and science.
Note: Students will be grouped by grade for all activities.