Norwood offers four options for the care of students after their regular dismissal time: Bridge Care, After Care, Enrichment, and Middle School Academies. All options provide a neighborhood environment where students can feel safe, make connections, and have a whole lot of fun learning through play. Building on Norwood's strong sense of community, we focus not only on fun, but also on the values that make our neighborhood a great place to be. As our students interact with friends - enjoying the wide variety of materials available or participating in different games and activities - our teachers are there to guide them through teachable moments that foster social-emotional growth and an atmosphere of caring and joy that make our After School Programs a happy and special place to spend the after-school hours.


2:35-3:35 p.m., Monday-Thursday
Children in grades PK-2 dismiss at 2:35 p.m. Monday through Friday. Bridge Care is available to these students Monday through Thursday beginning at 2:35 p.m. until the rest of the School (grades 3-8) dismisses at 3:35 p.m. All students, PK-8, dismiss at 2:35 p.m. on Friday. Students who participate in Bridge Care are dismissed at 3:35 p.m. for the lower school carpool, unless they are registered for After Care (see below).

After Care

3:35-6:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday
2:35-6:00 p.m., Friday

After Care is available to students in all grades beginning at 3:35 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and at 2:35 p.m. on Friday. After Care ends at 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students in grades 3-8 enrolled in After Care are provided with a 45-minute quiet study hall space to complete their homework assignments Monday through Thursday, 3:35-4:20 p.m.

The After Care Program is focused on allowing students to grow through the all-important relationships they form along with student-centered activities available during the afternoon.  As a "home away from home," the After Care environment provides students with opportunities to form new friendships, strengthen old bonds, take care of homework, and participate in a wide variety of activities created with the student's interests in mind.

Enrichment Program

Specialty courses offered throughout the year
Days and times vary

The Enrichment Program consists of after-school courses that foster a joyful and enriching learning experience for each child. With courses ranging from the arts to the sciences, from technology to cooking, from sports to magic, and everything in between, the program aims to plant the seeds of curiosity, discovery, and a life-long love of learning in children as they explore some of their favorite hobbies and interests, as well as discover new and fascinating ones! A new course schedule is offered in the fall, winter, and spring. Norwood families learn about available courses and the registration process in the Thursday Memo.


MSA offers specialty courses on Fridays, seasonally, to students in grades 5-8. Enrollment is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens at noon on the Tuesday before the week that classes are scheduled to begin. Classes start immediately after the school day ends on Fridays, unless advertised otherwise. Middle school students are notified of MSA offerings during lunch, chapel, and via email. Parents are notified through the Thursday Memo.

After School Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Kevin Rechen

    Kevin Rechen 

    Director of Auxiliary and Summer Programs
    James Madison University - B.S.
  • Photo of Quiana  Piggee

    Quiana Piggee  

    Director of After Care and Licensing Coordinator; Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs
  • Photo of McKinley Moseley

    McKinley Moseley 

    Auxiliary Programs Manager and Camp Co-Director
    Southwestern Community College - A.A.
    Appalachian State University - B.S.
Annual and trimester registration is available for After Care; drop-in care is also available. Norwood families can access fee and registration information in their HawksNest portal.
    • Little Vets Enrichment Program

Located in Bethesda, MD, Norwood School develops students in grades PK-8 into confident lifelong learners who have the academic, character, and leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond. Recognizing that children are multi-faceted, Norwood provides many opportunities for safe risk-taking, exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community.