Afternoon Express

Early Morning (7:30 AM – 8:00 AM)

Children two years old through 4th grade who arrive on campus before 8:00 AM must report to Early Morning Express. This service is free of charge and is supervised by Heathwood teachers. Students in Early Morning Express have an opportunity to play, read and get ready for their school day. Due to COVID-19, there is limited space available for the 2020-2021 school year and students must be registered by July 31, 2020. Please contact Mary Kay Deese at for more details.

Afternoon Express (until 6:00 PM)

Afternoon Express begins at the conclusion of the academic day and is open until 6:00 PM. It provides a time for children to relax, play, and receive general support with homework.  Each day, we provide a snack for students, as well as outdoor recess and time to enjoy nature. 

Days of Operation

Afternoon Express operates after school on normal school days. When the school is closed, Afternoon Express is also closed. Operating hours for irregular school days are listed here.

Plans and Rates

Students may enroll in Afternoon Express on a drop-in basis or on regular weekly schedule. Fees are billed monthly based on participation in the program.  The Afternoon Express Fees are as follows...   
$35/child annual registration fee, plus one of:  


2020-2021 Year-Round Care: $5,500

The Year-Round Care plan is our most comprehensive plan. It includes Afternoon Express (or "The Thought Studio" for Middle School students), childcare on conference and in-service days, as well as a $2,135 credit to be used for Summer Camps. Enrollment in this plan must be completed prior to Summer Camps during enrollment for the general school year. 


2020-2021 Academic Year: $2,920  

The Academic Year plan covers childcare every afternoon for regular school days and noon-dismissal days. Please note that this plan does not include in-service and conference days as space is limited and hours are extended. If space is available on these days, students may sign up and families will be billed the hourly drop-in rate for their attendance. Due to COVID-19, students must be registered for this service by July 31, 2020. This allows us to adhere to Heathwood Hall's health and safety protocols, including physical distancing, cohorting, and maintain low staff to student ratios.


2019-2020 Drop-In Plan: $11 per hour billed at the beginning of each hour

The Drop-In plan is designed for families who use Afternoon Express infrequently (one or two days a week) or for a short period each day. Due to COVID-19 and Heathwood's health and safety protocols, we are unable to offer Drop-In Care at this time. We hope to resume this service once physical distancing and cohorting restrictions can be lifted.  


For more information and to compare these plans, please check out our Quick Reference Guide. For dates of service for this school year, see our 2020-2021 AE Calendar.