Before and After School

Chicago Friends School offers before-school care from 7:30–8:30 a.m. and after-school care from 3:15–6:00 p.m.

Before- and after-school care is supervised free time. The time can be spent in play in our gymnasium, creative play, reading, game playing, or homework completion.


Families can choose from three plans, depending on their needs.

  • Hourly drop-in: Families may use for before- or after-school care as needed. An hourly rate is charged.
  • Regular: Families have regular before- or after-school needs that exceed four hours per week per child. They pay a reduced hourly rate with a minimum charge of four hours per week.
  • Unlimited: Families have unlimited access to before- or after-school care for a flat fee.

Special programming on Wednesdays

On Wednesdays, Chicago Friends School works with community partners to offer special enrichment programs for a small additional fee. Programs in the 2016–2017 school year included theater and improv offered by Summerdale Workshop and circus arts in partnership with CircESTEEM.