St. Ignatius School provides a before and after school care program. The program is staffed by our faculty and other qualified, caring employees. Our aim is to create a safe, secure and fun atmosphere while continuing to instill Catholic values through meaningful interaction and play.
During morning CARES the children may read, study, color, play outside (weather and staff permitting, play with toys and games, and socialize. This program can be used on a regular or as-needed basis. The program begins at 7:00 AM and you may drop off your child anytime between 7:00 AM and 8:15 AM. All students who are dropped off before 8:15 AM need to go to CARES.
Our after school program is flexible for parents and provides a warm, safe, and fun environment for the children to unwind, socializes, and complete their homework. We begin each day in the cafeteria with a snack and then spend time on the playground (weather permitting) or have free play in the gym. Children who have homework then have time to complete it and our staff will assist them if needed. Students will also have the opportunity to do holiday crafts and service projects. The after school program runs from 3:15 PM until 6:00 PM.
The program is held in the PreK wing of the school. The students also utilize the playground behind the PreK wing (which is fenced-in) as well as the school gym. CARES has a separate entrance which is kept locked and is monitored by a staff member.
CARES Before and After School Program
Cost of the Program
The cost of the program is $8.00 per hour for the first child, $12.00 per hour for two children, and $14.00 per hour for three or more children.
All attendence is kept electronically, and each parent or other designated pick-up is issued a unique PIN which is used to sign the students out; identification is checked for all persons unknown the staff, and the entrance to the PreK building is kept locked with the door answered by a CARES staff member.
Families who use the program on a regular basis may pay for the entire year in September and receive a 25% discount.
Please contact Ryan Merrick, Assistant Principal, for more information: