Medford Public Schools is pleased to offer After School programming for students in grades K-5 at the four elementary schools: Brooks, McGlynn, Missituk (formerly the Columbus), and Roberts. The program runs from dismissal until 6:00PM and snack is included.
The After School programs follow the Medford Public Schools calendar and are therefore closed for snow days, holidays, school vacation weeks and summer. Registration is done by Lottery.
Tuition for 2023-2024
- $500.00 per month for 5 days a week
- $300.00 per month for 3 days a week
- $200.00 per month for 2 days a week
Tuition can be paid online through the FACTS system.
After School (K - 5)
After School programming for students in grades K-5 at the four elementary schools: Brooks, McGlynn, Missituk (formerly the Columbus), and Roberts. Registration is for specific days of the week and students may only attend on the day[s] enrolled.
Hours and Days of Operation
School dismissal until 6PM There are 3 Early Closure days in the year when the program closes at 4PM: the Wednesday before the Thanksgiving break, the day before the Winter break, and the last day of school.
A Sample Day at After School
- 2:35 Check-In/Free Play
- 3:10 Snack provided through the Dept of Education food program
- 3:30 Activity Period 1 (Includes Homework Time)
- 4:30 Activity Period 2
- 5:30 Wind Down and Clean Up
- 6:00 Program Closes
Activities include arts and crafts, sports, science, drama, music, dance, cooperative games, literacy, community service, indoor and outdoor free play, and more!
All registration takes place online. In February/March, currently enrolled families re-enroll for next year, followed by those on our wait list. Each group will receive detailed information via email. New family registration begins in April after a Lottery.
If demand exceeds capacity for any site or grade, a Lottery will determine placement and begin a waitlist for students not enrolled.
We fill spots by the day. If you request all 5 days of the week, but only 3 are available, you will be offered the chance to enroll for those 3 and added to the waitlist for the remaining 2. We can share your approximate position on the waitlist, but as space only opens when another family reduces their schedule or withdraws, we cannot predict when a space may open. Our waitlist remains open and active throughout the school year.
The deadline by which you must commit to your schedule for the fall is May 20.
Students in grades 1 – 5 may have a designated Homework Time. We will ensure the space stays quiet, clarify homework directions, prompt to stay on task, help make connections between classroom lessons and assignments, and communicate with teachers and families. At the beginning of the year, we ask that families sign a Homework Contract.
Please see the Medford After School Family Handbook 2022-23 for a full description of the After School Program.