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Heathwood Afternoon ExpressAfternoon Express (AE) serves students in the Early Childhood and Lower School divisions. AE teachers provide after-school snacks, support homework, and engage students in meaningful games and activities that complement the curricular goals of the school day.

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. 

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 offers three plans:  

Year-Round Care

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 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. 

Academic Year

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.

2022-2023 Drop-In Plan

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 and is billed per hour at the beginning of each hour.

For pricing please visit the Tuition and Affordability page.


Please feel free to contact us at:

Allison Rashley, Director of Extended Learning:; 803-231-7799

Dillon Ulmer, Director of Summer Programs:; 803-231-7710

Extended Learning Academic Year Schedule