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After School

Beyond the School DayAfter School

Welcome to After School.  Our name is so much more than just a time of day. It represents the community of roughly 400 children who attend our program or participate in the extracurricular classes that we organize. 

Our mission is to provide a safe, creative and fun environment in which children develop the important social skills needed to become a compassionate and productive members of the community.  Given the time to structure their own afternoons, students thrive in a child-directed environment facilitated by experienced caregivers at a ratio of about 15 to 1.

Our children range in age from 5 to 12, separated into the younger K-4 group and an older group in grades 5-8, with developmentally appropriate spaces and dedicated staff for every age. 

 

Before You Enroll in After School


Enrollment for AS/MSAS for the 2024/25 school year will open late May 2024
 and will remain open for the duration of the school year.  Your family is welcome to join the AS/MSAS community at any time during the school year as your needs change.  

Click below for full instructions on how to enroll in After School or MSAS:

Families new to After School/ MSAS
Families returning to After School/MSAS

All AS/MSAS families will be billed at an hourly rate, which will be prorated to the minute as each child is signed out for the day.  AS/ MSAS tuition will be billed monthly as follows: your child’s time in AS and MSAS will be tallied at the end of each month, the billing formula run, and the total sent to the Business Office to be added to your student billing account. This amount is likely to change each month according to your child’s schedule, enrichment class times, and pick-up time each day.

Click below for more details on tuition and billing information:


For further inquiries about our After School Programs:
After School, Grades K-4:
please contact Kelsey Moan at kmoan@usn.org.
MSAS, Grades 5-8:
please contact Cody Case at ccase@usn.org.

Fun, Experiences, Extended LearningInnovative Programming

Inside spaces are filled with books, art supplies, games and building materials. Outside, the field offers a wide-open space to run, play soccer, or spread out on a blanket with friends.  The playground, climbing structure, and Nature Play spaces offer students  the opportunity to connect with nature and each other through the power of imagination.  

We offer a wide range of organized classes in the afternoon for the enjoyment of the students and the convenience of the parents. Ranging from languages and computer programming to music and dance, these popular classes integrate well with the more relaxed setting of the After School environment. 

A few years ago, a harried kindergarten parent came rushing in to pick up his child. Wide-eyed when feeling guilty about leaving his child on a Friday afternoon, he said, “I’ve been told that After School was a lively environment, but I never dreamed it would look like this much fun.”

Details & Schedule

After School and MSAS are open on certain Non-School Days throughout the school year. Care on these days is only available to USN students enrolled in the After School or MSAS program. You can find helpful information about how Non-School Days work HERE.

Click below for a complete schedule of these days for the 2023-24 school year:

Fall 2023 Important After School Dates
Spring 2024 Important After School Dates


Kindergarten Half Days
After School will open early (at the 11:30 am dismissal) August 14 through August 16 to offer a special orientation for kindergarteners.

Kindergarten Half Days - All You Need To Know!

FAQs

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • What is the first day of After School for the 2024/25 school year?

    THE FIRST DAY OF AFTER-SCHOOL AND MSAS WILL BE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2024.
  • When can I register for the After School Enrichment classes?

    We plan to open registration for these classes during the summer.  You will receive and email with full details of all class offerings one week ahead of registration, giving your family some time to make your choices. You will receive a second email with a link when registration is officially open.
  • How often can I make changes to my child's AS/MSAS schedule?

    Due to the size of our program, we must ask that you provide us with your child's expected schedule, stick closely to that schedule, and make changes only when necessary. Please give us as much advanced notice as possible when you do require a change.  

    Grades K-4:  You must use the Lower School Dismissal Form for temporary daily/weekly changes, as well as for more permanent changes.

    Grades 5-8: You must email Cody Case (ccase@usn.org) to inform us of changes to your child's schedule.
  • Do I have to pick up on the hour with the Hourly Rate?

    No, you can pick up any time.  Our system will prorate the hourly charge to the minute. 
  • How do I pay my bill?

    All AFTER-SCHOOL charges are sent to the Business Office and will appear on your TADS Student Billing account.  Payments should be made through the Business Office.

    All students will be billed monthly as follows: Your child’s time in AS and MSAS will be tallied at the end of each month and sent to the Business Office to be added to your student billing account. Our system will prorate the hourly charge to the minute.  This amount is likely to change each month according to your pick-up time each day.

    Contact studentbilling@usn.org to change your TADS billing preferences.
  • Can my child come an extra day?

    Absolutely! As long as your child is enrolled in After School/MSAS you may use extra days as you need them. They will be charged at the hourly rate.

    You must use the Lower School Dismissal Form to let us know when your child will be coming for an Extra Day.

    No late dismissal changes will be allowed.  Please submit the form by 1:00 pm the day of the change at the latest.  If you cannot, please make arrangements to have your child picked up at hook-up.
  • What time does After School close?

    After School and MSAS close at 6:00 pm.
  • Can another USN parent pick up my child as part of a regular carpool?

    Yes.  We can set up regular carpools in our sign out system.  We will need a written request from you that includes the name of the parent driving the carpool.  This can easily be an email to rstokes@usn.org or to kmoan@usn.org.

    If it is a one time pick up our staff can handle the sign out for the driving parent as long as we know of the change ahead of time.
  • My child is not enrolled in After School, but I've had something come up this afternoon. Can he/she come to After School today?

    If you find yourself in an emergency situation, we will do what we can to help you out. Please keep in mind that due to the size of our program we are only able to accept drop-ins in the event of an emergency. If this is a recurring situation, you may consider enrolling your child on a one day/week basis. This would allow you to take advantage of all that After School has to offer.
  • How do I find my child's After School Enrichment class schedule?

    You will find all After School enrichment class schedules in the "Downloads" section of the drop down menu.
  • Does my child need to be enrolled in After School or MSAS to take one of the Enrichment Classes?

    Yes. In order to fulfill our licensing standards, we must have an enrollment contract for every child that comes through our program.  
    This enrollment will allow for your child to spend time in AS before, after, or between classes as well!
  • What is your Snow Day Policy?

    In the event that school is closed for winter/inclement weather, After School & MSAS will also be closed.

    We will not open for early care when school opens late.

    We will stay open until 6pm if the school closes early.

AFTER-SCHOOL Staff

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Rebecca Stokes

    Rebecca Stokes 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
    (615) 327-1778
    Vanderbilt University - M Ed
    Middle Tenn. State. Univ. - BS
    At USN since: 2001
  • Photo of Kelsey Moan

    Kelsey Moan 

    Associate Director of After School
    615-327-1778
    At USN since: 2012
  • Photo of D. Cody Case

    D. Cody Case 

    Associate Director of Middle School After School
    Emory University - MDiv
    California Institute of Integral Studies
    Carson-Newman University - BA
    Lipscomb University - Ed.S - School Counseling
    At USN since: 2021
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