School Life

After School Programs

The Extended Day Program Philosophy

The Extended Day Program (EDP) at CRS is an extension of the school day, and the EDP staff reinforce a strong sense of continuity for students. Our program provides children with the freedom to make individual and group choices, and stresses the development of interpersonal social skills and the importance of building community.
EDP provides children with both the structure of directed activities and the opportunity to make their own personal choices during free time, during which children have time to play, interact, and communicate in positive ways. Throughout the program, we encourage children to make creative choices that will enhance their personal growth. 

Children also have opportunities to play in small groups inside and outside the EDP classroom. The program simulates a neighborhood playgroup, and the multi-age grouping enriches personal relationships among the children and provides opportunities to develop new perspectives and ideas.

Enrollment in EDP is open throughout the year. Parents can enroll their child for a single day with 24-hour notice (exceptions for emergencies) or they can enroll their child in advance for a specific time slot throughout the year.

Meet the EDP Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Warren Charleston

    Warren Charleston 

    EDP Teacher
  • Photo of Shayna Frutkoff

    Shayna Frutkoff 

    EDP Teacher
Charles River School is a PreKindergarten through Grade 8 independent school that honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the joy of childhood. We nurture each child by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.

Charles River School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.