After School Program

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a host of Duke School activities and events are postponed for the fall 2020 semester including its Athletic Program, Band, Drama Production, Chorus, After School Program/Prime Time, Dragon Quests, and Big Fun Camp.

Preschool & Lower School After School Program

Duke School's Preschool & Lower School After School Program (ASP) is a general service that provide our families with safe, convenient childcare opportunities after school. ASP begins on the first full day of school and serves students in preschool through fourth grade. 

Duke School's ASP does not operate for all students when school is not in session—Parent/Teacher Conference days, Teacher Work Days and faculty/staff Professional Development days. Big Fun Camp is available on those days. 

Prime Time—DS Middle School After School Program

Prime Time allows middle school students to discover their passions, engage in healthy activities, and reach for meaningful purposes in a safe, supportive, and enriching environment from 3:30 to 6 PM each day. 

Prime Time is an extension of Duke School's Middle School student’s day. Prime Time is open to all middle schoolers and provides a flexible, safe, and enriching environment for students to engage in technology, outdoor, homework help, mindfulness, and play activities and classes.

Prime Time FAQs

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • Q.
    What is Prime Time?

    • Prime Time is the new extension of Duke School's Middle School student’s day.
    • Featuring a variety of offerings which students can choose from after the official school day ends (3:30-6 PM)
    • Available to all Middle School students and will include daily snack prior to heading off to activities for the afternoon. 
  • Q. When can I pick up my child?

    Anytime! At 6 PM each day, we will do carline in front of the Middle School but you are welcome to come to the MS office and our staff will help you sign out your child at any time before 5:50 PM.
  • Q. Does Prime Time cost extra?

    No. Prime Time is included in tuition and is open to all DS Middle School students!
  • Q. How does my child sign up for activities?

    All students will be assigned a Prime Time advisor who will help them pick their activities each day. Some activities require advance sign up and have a set roster so students attend these classes for seven or more weeks (listed in RED). Other activities are drop in and students may change selections each day (listed in BLACK).
  • Q.
    Which activities require advance sign up? How does my child sign up?

    Code REV, REI, Model UN, Makers, and Odyssey of the Mind all require sign up in advance. Students are welcome to try the activities on the first day and make a decision after the trial period. Students will sign up for these classes with their Prime Time advisor.
  • Q. How often will the activities change?

    Prime Time activities will change every 7 weeks.
  • Q. What about students who participate in sports, band, chorus, drama?

    They’re included as well! These students sign up for their activity (sports, music, drama) in advance and are welcome to participate in the other Prime Time activities when they don’t have practice/rehearsal.
  • Q. Can my child participate in more than one activity? (ex. tennis and Makers)

    Of course! Students participating in sports, drama, and music are welcome to participate in more than one activity as long as it does not interfere with their practice/rehearsal time.
  • Q.
    Is there an-opt out option?

    • There is not an-opt out option.
    • All Duke School Middle School families have the option to take advantage of the services and classes offered, but are not obligated to do so. 
  • Q.
    Who will be the instructors for Prime Time?

    Prime Time instructors will be reputable outside vendors, teachers, and experts in the subject matter of programming (ie. Yoga, robotics, finance).
  • Q.
    Is this open for non-Duke School students?

    Programming will be open to Duke School students only.