Before-School Solis Ortus
Before-School Solis Ortus is a tuition-based extension of the school day for families who need to take advantage of an earlier start to the school day. Solis Ortus allows our families to drop off our children starting as early as 7:00 am. Our children spend the morning with some of our friendly teachers engaged in activities and games! Use the registration link below to read more about this opportunity and to register for Solis Ortus.
After-School Athenaeum is focused on the liberal arts and promotes learning by providing students dedicated homework time in addition to a diverse array of culturally enriching, academically oriented activities beyond the classroom. Our activities and lessons are aimed at improving students’ scholastic performance by reinforcing the lessons, virtues and curriculum of the classroom.
But it’s not all academics! Athenaeum scholars also enjoy time for recreation, games, socializing and just plain fun. Athenaeum runs daily from the dismissal bell (even on early release and half-days) until 6:00 p.m. Flexible and affordable options are available to fit any family’s after-school needs.
*The Athenaeum (ath-uh-nay-uhm) was originally a school in Rome, founded by Emperor Hadrian in 133 A.D. for the promotion of literary and scientific studies.
|Option||One (1) Child||Two (2) Children||Three (3) Children|
5 Days per week until 6:00 pm
5 Days per week until 5:00 pm
3 Days per week until 6:00 pm
Early release and half days ONLY until 6:00 pm
|Half Day Pass
Choose any 5 half days until 6:00 pm
$300 per pass
|Half Day Pass
Choose any 10 half days until 6:00 pm
$550 per pass
Registration for the 2021-2022 academic year begins Monday March, 1st.
Questions? Please contact the Campus Coordinator, Kathie Sendra, at Programs.Scottsdale@GreatHeartsAZ.org or 602-740-6221.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is tutoring provided during After-School Athenaeum?
No. Athenaeum is not a tutoring program. We provide supervised homework time that includes teacher-led Spalding dictation for the applicable grades.
Q. Is a snack provided for After-School Athenaeum?
No. Scholars are given time to eat a snack. However, we are not able to provide the snack. We encourage you to pack a snack specifically for the after-school program daily.
Q. What safety protocols will be in place during After-School Athenaeum?
Just as during the day in the academy, you will see increased safety measures for Athenaeum such as:
• Daily health screenings of all our Athenaeum teachers
• Smaller group sizes in the classroom and on the playground as well as snack time inside the classroom to help limit group sizes
• Increased sanitization measures after the school day before scholars enter classrooms for After-School Programs
• Increased hand washing and sanitization
• Increased measures to limit supply sharing between scholars
• Modified check-out procedure to allow for social distancing