Activity on the Pace Academy campus continues long after the school day ends. Through our Knight Crew and enrichment programs, we offer a multitude of activities for Lower School students to explore their interests, try something new or simply play.
Parents of current Pace students may register for after-school programs in the myFAMILY section of myPACE.
Knight Crew, our everyday after-school program, focuses on “letting kids be kids” in a safe, supervised and fun environment. The program strives to extend the same character-building opportunities and inclusive environment found in our Lower School classrooms to after-school activities.
Students join Knight Crew when their regular school day ends (2 p.m. for Pre-First; 2:30 p.m. for first grade; 3:10 p.m. for second through fifth grades) and may be picked up anytime before 6 p.m. Throughout the afternoon, Knight Crew participants enjoy snacks, supervised play and homework times. Students may enroll for the year or attend on a drop-in basis.
What do students do in Knight Crew?
Here’s how Knight Crew participants spend their time:
2-2:30 p.m. Snacks and storytime for Pre-First students
2:30-3:10 p.m. Supervised play for Pre-First and first-grade students
3:10-3:45 p.m. Free play and snacks for Pre-First students; homework for all other grades*
3:45-6 p.m. Students rotate between the computer lab, library and playground; snacks are provided
*Any projects or homework requiring Internet use cannot be worked on at Knight Crew.
How much does participating in Knight Crew cost?
Knight Crew fees vary based upon a child’s level of participation in the program. Approximate yearly rates for a student attending five days per week are as follows:
- Pre-First: $3,250*
- First Grade: $2,800*
- Second through fifth grade: $2,300
Students may also “drop in” to Knight Crew on an as-needed basis. A daily rate of $15 or $20 applies, depending on the student’s departure time.
* If Pre-First or first-grade students remain in Knight Crew only until 3:10 p.m., yearly fees are $950 and $500, respectively.
Can my student participate in an after-school enrichment activity hosted by Pace (drama, chess, dance, robotics, etc.) and Knight Crew?
Yes. Many students come to Knight Crew after participating in a separate activity. These students join their grade group wherever they are in the rotation schedule. Snack will be provided even if their group has already eaten. Due to the inability to provide one-on-one supervision of a child, we cannot guarantee that homework will be completed for these students.
Is snack served at Knight Crew?
Absolutely! Due to the shorter time frame, a small snack is provided at 2 p.m. for Pre-First students and at 2:30 p.m. for first-grade students.
Students remaining in Knight Crew after 3:10 p.m. are given three snack choices, from which they may select two. We strive to provide any combination of two items that add up to at least 180 calories, but no more than 250 calories. Examples include pretzels, Go-gurt, cheese sticks, chips, Nutri-Grain Bars, fruit snacks, Goldfish, etc. Students are also welcome to bring their own snacks.
Cub Scout and Girl Scout Brownie troops for grades one through five meet regularly after school. These programs aim to further education and character through service and adventure.
Each semester, we partner with Pace faculty, community organizations and professionals to offer a variety of after-school enrichment programs. From acting and creative arts to web design and robotics, we have something for every age and interest. View our current enrichment offerings.
Late Knight Supervision is a free service available from 4-6 p.m. in the Middle School. After the school day ends at 3 p.m., a student may go to Backpack Club in the Academic Resource Center or to the Woodruff Library until 4 p.m. Any student on campus past 4 p.m. who is not involved in a school sport or club is required to attend Late Knight Supervision, held in two classrooms on the sixth-grade hall. Students who attend a practice or rehearsal in the afternoon but will not be picked up within 10 minutes of the conclusion of their activity are also required to attend Late Knight Supervision until their parents arrive. Families do not need to register or sign up in advance for Late Knight Supervision. All students simply sign in when they arrive and sign out when they depart. All students must be picked up from Late Knight Supervision by 6 p.m.