Program Overview

St. Mary's School is pleased to have a State of Tennessee accredited AfterCare program.

The SMS Aftercare program reinforces the social, motor and academic skills children learn in the classroom. The staff provides for the academic and social needs of children in a safe and nurturing environment. There is time, space, encouragement, and support for learning good study habits. Skills are developed in the following areas:

  • Cognitive Development: homework assistance and computer-assisted learning.
  • Physical Development: small and large motor skills, non-competitive games, and playground use.
  • Social: emotional development, cooperative learning, group participation, conflict resolution, and peer interactions.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 2:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

The Aftercare program is not available during scheduled holidays, in-services, or administrative days. Please note, a $1.00 per minute late fee will be charged to accounts for each minute a child remains in Aftercare after the 5:30 p.m. closing time. Any student not picked up by 3:15 (2:15 on Wednesday) will be placed in Aftercare.


Registration is required to use the SMS Aftercare program. Our state requirements mandate the program have adequate child/caregiver ratios, therefore we ask that you indicate which days you plan to use Aftercare on your registration form. This also helps us plan to have adequate snacks and supplies. Bills will be sent home each month with the school tuition bill. Payments may be mailed or turned in at the School Office. All checks must be identified as "SMS Aftercare Program" in order to ensure credit.


All St. Mary's students are accepted into the Aftercare program. All students will be expected to follow the same behavioral code of conduct as required during school hours. We are committed to positively reinforcing desirable behaviors and we support our students in any way that we can. Aftercare staff will work with students and parents regarding misbehavior, however, continual behavior problems will result in the student being prohibited from the program.