The program runs instructional classes from 3:15– 4:30 PM for grades K-8. At First Program, students select from a broad range of courses including Computer Fun and Games, Tennis, Beyond Lego, Guitar, Woodworking, Hip Hop, Mini-Musical, Cooking, French, Photography, and many more.
ASP has introduced Serendipity Study Corner, providing support for third graders with home assignments. Kids Club, from 4:30 until 5:45 PM, provides additional after school support for Dalton families. Here students play organized games, listen to stories, draw, work on the computer, do homework, and have a snack. The Dalton Language Initiative offers a more intensive after school language experience for Dalton’s youngest students.
The renowned Dalton Chess Academy is another component of the After School Program, offering all levels of chess instruction to Dalton students.
First Program students are also introduced to STEAM and robotics classes which provide active, hands-on problem-solving activities and encourage students to create, invent, build, and make discoveries. Continuation of the After School Program is available in the Middle School.
The After School Program is offered on a fee basis with a sliding scale for those families receiving tuition assistance.