Originally a school in Rome, founded by Emperor Hadrian in 133 A.D. for the promotion of literary and scientific studies. The purpose of the Great Hearts After-School Athenaeum is also to promote learning by offering our students a diverse array of culturally enriching, academically oriented activities.
It’s not “after-care.” It’s After-School Athenaeum.
While our program runs as late as 6:00PM, we are not an “after-care” program. Athenaeum focuses on the liberal arts and provides students with academic enrichment opportunities beyond the classroom. Our activities and lessons reinforce and extend the lessons learned in your child’s classroom, complementing our mission as a classical, liberal arts institution.
About the Athenaeum After-School Program
Note: Great Hearts does not prorate monthly Athenaeum fees
WHEN the program runs: Depending on the option you register your child(ren) for, the program runs Monday - Friday from dismissal until 6:00pm (including early release and half days), excluding vacations / holidays when school is not in session. Pickup is as early as you wish, but no later than 6:00pm.
WHAT the program consists of: In addition to daily supervised study time, our program features unique, high-quality, culturally enriching activities that complement our mission as a classical, liberal arts institution. (And they’ll be fun. Did we mention fun?!)
WHO can come to Athenaeum: The program is open to students in grades K-8 at Great Hearts Arete.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES: Throughout the course of the academic year, we will feature many culturally enriching and physically diverse activities. Activities might include dance, soccer, painting, yoga, creative writing, martial arts, speech and drama, science activities, ceramics, illustration, architecture, gardening, and/or music. We work with teachers and parents within our community that have specialized experience in these areas and invite them to share their expertise with our young learners. We also work with wonderful vendors throughout the valley and schedule them for special events. Special activities come at no additional cost and will be detailed on the monthly activity calendar.
Space is limited! Openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your space by signing up online now.
Registration Fee & Automatic Billing
In addition to monthly tuition, a non-refundable registration fee is required annually in order to reserve your space in the program. This $200 fee is charged once per family per academic year. All Athenaeum options are recurring and billed automatically on the first of each month.
For questions about the program, contact the Campus Coordinator, Lory Sipel.
Mail: Archway Classical Academy Arete | Attention: Athenaeum
4525 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234
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