Forsyth School_Extended Day

Extended Day programs at Forsyth encompass those hours before school from 7:00–8:00am (Before Care) and after school from 3:30–6:00pm (After Care), plus After-School Classes, League Sports, and childcare on "no-school" faculty work days.

Contact Deborah Lomax, Director of Extended Day, with any questions.

Programs & Hours

  • Before Care: schooldays, 7:00am–8:00am
  • After Care: schooldays, 3:30pm–6:00pm
  • Winter Break Camp: weekdays, 8:00am–5:00pm
  • Spring Break Camp: weekdays, 8:00am–5:00pm
  • Childcare on “No School” Faculty Work Days: 8:00am–5:00pm

After Care begins at 3:00pm on Thursdays at no additional charge (3:00–3:30pm only). 

Program Pricing

There is no minimum or long-term commitment for Extended Day programs. The fee structure includes an annual $50 registration fee per family, plus $8 per hour of actual usage, rounded up to the next hour. Winter & Spring Break Camps only are $10 per hour of actual usage, rounded up to the next hour.

Late pick-ups incur a $16 charge per half hour. Extended Day program registration and usage fees are billed through FACTS. Families who qualify for and receive tuition assistance receive 50% off Extended Day Program fees (Before Care and After Care), plus a percentage discount on League Sports fees.

Childcare is provided at no charge during a student’s Parent/Caregiver-Teacher Conference.

Program Structure

After Care begins with attendance and a snack before students are sent off to any scheduled activities, including sports practices. Students not signed up for a scheduled activity play outside (weather permitting) or gather in classrooms or the Rand Center. After Care ends with a small second snack before final pick-ups.

After-School Classes

After-School Classes further enhance a student’s After Care experience. Seasonal sessions typically run 4–6 weeks; pricing is variable based on the subject area and program length. Offerings include (but are not limited to!) study hall, tennis, dance, golf, chess, and more, plus Girls on the Run each spring. Classes are taught at Forsyth by current and former faculty and staff members or outside partner vendors (examples include Frontenac Racquet Club, St. Louis Scott Gallagher, etc.).

A sample session schedule might look like:


  • Tennis: Pre-K & Junior-K
  • Tennis: Senior-K & Grade 1
  • Study Hall: Grades 1–6


  • Mad Science: Pre-K & Junior-K
  • Chess: Senior-K & Grades 1–4
  • Study Hall: Grades 1–6


  • Dance: Senior-K & Grades 1–2
  • Study Hall: Grades 1–6
  • Minecraft: Grades 3–6

Family may also arrange private art lessons, music lessons, and tutoring directly with Forsyth faculty members.

League Sports

Forsyth participates in the Clayton Recreation League; offerings include soccer, girls’ volleyball, basketball, tee-ball, baseball, and softball. Practices are held after school at Forsyth; games are held at the Center of Clayton or Charles A. Shaw Park. Students in Pre-Kindergarten and Junior-Kindergarten participate in a soccer skills clinic with St. Louis Scott Gallagher at Forsyth. The per-season fee of $210 includes league fees and uniforms for season use.