Lower School After-School Program

Our robust after-school program, BEST, includes academics, arts and athletics activities available daily.

Lower School After-School Program

Harker’s lower school campus truly is your child’s neighborhood away from home. The benefit of our after-school options is that your child can enjoy a wide range of activities without ever leaving the Harker campus.

Before the school day starts and after it ends, our BEST after-school program (Bucknall Enrichment and Supervision Team) offers supervision and drop-in activities, learning workshops and specialty classes for students to discover and develop their passions. With most of our BEST offerings included in tuition, it’s a great opportunity for learning beyond the classroom. BEST is the perfect opportunity for your child to try something new, stay engaged after school and create new friendships.

With a variety of after-school programs, your child will find something that sparks an interest, such as performing and visual arts, physical fitness, sports and playground play, chess, creative cooking, movie making, academic clubs, library and study hall.


Drop-in Activities

We want our students to explore their evolving interests. With action-filled drop-in activities, your child can join in on soccer one day, painting the next and science exploration the day after that. There’s always a lot to choose from, giving students the opportunity to experience a variety of interests. Drop-in activities include:

  • Art
  • Computers
  • Crafts
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Pool
  • Sports

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Learning Workshops

Each quarter, we offer after-school learning workshops for our students to dive deeper into one of their passions. Whether it’s yoga, choral music or computers, there is a workshop for every student to enjoy. Learning workshops include:

  • Art
  • Bug’s Life
  • Creative Writing
  • Computers
  • Girl Scouts
  • Mad Science
  • Storytelling
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Specialty Classes

We bring in specialty class instructors to offer after-school activities for an additional fee, including:

  • Karate
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess
  • Cooking
  • Gymnastics
  • Golf
  • Hindi
  • Instrumental music
  • Swim lessons

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Performing Arts

Beyond arts education in the classroom, our BEST after-school program offers a variety of performing arts activities from guitar group to technical theater for your young performer. Performing arts activities include:

  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Guitar group
  • Jazz ensemble
  • Technical theater
  • Orchestra
  • Strings ensemble

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