Campus Life

Extended Day Program

The New School offers before school care as part of each student’s yearly tuition. Drop off begins at 7:30 am and ends at 8:30 am. Kindergarten through 12th graders enjoy a grab and go style breakfast and free time under the supervision of Classroom Teachers. 

The New School also offers an After School/Extended Day Program as part of each student’s yearly tuition. The After School/Extended Day Program begins at 3:30 pm and ends at 5:30pm. Kindergarten through 8th graders enjoy structured free time under the supervision of trained college-aged staff members. Their daily activities may include tech time, recess, arts, games, movies, and study hall. We want our students to have fun in a safe environment as they wind down from the busy school day

Policies and Expectations 2023-24

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  • Behavior Expectations

    Students are expected to maintain school day behavior during after-school hours. Parents will be notified at pickup if there were behavior issues. Recurring discipline problems may result in students taking a break from the after school/extended day program.
  • Cell Phone & Personal Technology Use

    The front office, after-school staff, and program director communicate through a group text app on school iPads called Discord, and students are checked out by staff.
    Personal cell phone and technology use by staff is strictly prohibited when supervising children. Students may only use their cell phones to contact parents or caregivers under direct supervision by staff.
    Students that are in the 7th and 8th grade may freely use their phones during Extended Day. Students in 6th grade or below may NOT have their phones out during Extended Day. If a child needs to contact a parent, they must ask their Extended Day Staff Member with their group then immediately put it in their bag.
    Personal technology such as nintendo switches, laptops, iPads, and iPods are not permitted for any child K-8th grade. Children may use a kindle or other technology for e-books.
  • Late Pick-up Fee

    The New School Extended Day Program has a late-pickup fee. A minimum fee of $15 will be charged per child whose child or children are not picked up by 5:30 pm. After 5:45 pm, $1 per minute will be charged. Please make every effort to pick up your child by 5:30 pm.
  • Pick-up Procedures for K-8th Grade

    Parents may call the front desk and ask the Receptionist to call to have their child sent to the Lobby OR Parents may come in and request their child be sent down to the Lobby.
    All Extended Day Pick Up will take place in the Lobby.
    Parents/Guardians/Authorized Pick Up Persons must come in to the front lobby for pick up. All pick up persons must check in with the receptionist prior to picking up.
  • Sign Ups for After School/Extended Day

    At this time, we do not require families to sign up for regular after school/extended day care (3:30p-5:30p).

    If your child would like to enroll in an After School Activity/Extracurricular, please hop on over to our "Activities" tab for more information.


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  • Photo of Halee Freeman

    Halee Freeman 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs, Athletics Communication Coordinator, & Head Volleyball/JH Girls Basketball Coach
  • Photo of Gerald Monigan

    Gerald "Gerry" Monigan 

    Bus Driver
Northwest Arkansas' Premier Independent Day School
Empowering students age one through grade 12