SOAR Extended Care and Enrichment Programs


SOAR at Fort Worth Country Day offers students a series of engaging and unique scholastic, arts and recreation opportunities outside of the traditional school day schedule. On school days from 3:10 to 6 p.m., students in SOAR have the opportunity to spark new interests, build upon their existing passions and develop new peer relationships all without having to leave the FWCD campus! Available to students in grades JK – 4, SOAR is led by a team of Fort Worth Country Day faculty and staff, accomplished educators and experienced childcare professionals.

Enrichment Programs

*** Enrollment closes 24 hours before each program begins ***

Monday

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  • FWCD Baseball Camp: Fall Series (Grades 1 - 3)

    Built on fun competition and drills, FWCD Baseball Camp is a fit for Falcons of all skill levels. Led by the FWCD Baseball Coaching Staff, our Fall Series will include skill work and friendly competition in the following areas: throwing/catching, hitting, fielding, base running, pitching, and catching.
    Eligible Grades: 1 - 3
    Tuition: $175
    Days/Times: Mondays, 3:45 – 4:45 PM
    Dates: September 13 – October 18 (no class on October 11)
    Instructor: Michael Settle & the FWCD Baseball Coaching Staff
  • Knight School Chess (Grades K - 4)

    The Knight School Chess Team is your school's official chess team and chess party! We invite every beginner or pro in your school to join our school chess team and we use only super-fun teaching methods such as super-fast chess clock-slapping chess games, zany chess videos, a strict bully-free environment, silicone wristbands for tactics mastery, chess puzzlers for candy, driving music, hilarious tactics-lesson videos, and Mardi-Gras bead tournaments. In this kid-centered classroom environment, we teach our kids every cool trick, strategy, opening, and tactic in Chessdom!
    Eligible Grades: K - 4
    Tuition: $90
    Days/Times: Mondays, 3:45 - 5 PM
    Dates: September 13 – December 13 (no class on October 11 and November 22)
    Instructor: Jeff O’Shaughnessy (https://www.theknightschool.com/)

Tuesday

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  • FWCD Flag Football Skills Camp (Grades 1 - 4)

    Are you ready for some football?! Come join Coach Breedlove in this Flag Football Skills Camp, open to boys and girls in grades 1 – 4. This program includes two exhibition performances during half time of home FWCD MS and JV football games and culminates with the “Flag Football Super Bowl” (all events hosted at Rosacker Stadium). All equipment (footballs and flags) provided by the school.
    Eligible Grades: 1 - 4
    Tuition: $130
    Days/Times: Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:45 PM (and Thursday Exhibitions/Super Bowl on 9/30, 10/21, and 10/28)
    Dates:
    • Tuesday, September 14 (3:30 - 4:45 PM)
    • Tuesday, September 21(3:30 - 4:45 PM)
    • Tuesday, September 28 (3:30 - 4:45 PM)
    • Thursday, September 30, FWCD Junior Varsity vs. Cistercian, 6:30 PM (halftime exhibition)
    • Tuesday, October 5 (3:30 - 4:45 PM)
    • Tuesday, October 12 (3:30 - 4:45 PM)
    • Thursday, October 21, FWCD Middle School vs. St. Marks’, 5:30 PM (halftime exhibition)
    • Thursday, October 28, 3:30 – 4:45 PM (Flag Football Super Bowl)
    Instructor: Joe Breedlove, FWCD Athletics
  • Let’s Build a Snowman! (Grades 2 - 4)

    Do you want to build a snowman? Join Ms. Hannah for four days of Snowman fun! We will create Snowman dolls, read How to Catch a Snowman and build our own snowman catching contraptions, design and make pop-up snowman cards, and make snow sensory play kits complete with fake snow. Your child will leave each afternoon with a take-home that can be kept or gifted during the holidays. It’s going to be SNOW much fun!
    Eligible Grades: 2 - 4
    Tuition: $200
    Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:45 – 4:45 PM
    Dates: December 7, 9, 14 & 16
    Instructor: Jennifer Hannah, FWCD Third Grade Teacher
  • Movin’ & Groovin’ (Grades K - 4)

    Bring your energy and your smile and get ready to party at Movin’ & Groovin’, the Zumba® Kids enrichment class! Zumba® Kids classes are rocking, high-energy dance parties packed with kid-friendly routines. We break down steps and add games, activities and cultural elements into the class structure. This program helps participants to develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of their lives. All classes are under the guidance of licensed Zumba® Instructors Gaby Booth and Natasha Hatcher. Gaby and Natasha teach weekly Zumba® classes at CERA, and the YMCA, respectively
    Eligible Grades: K - 4
    Tuition: $225
    Days/Times: Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
    Dates: September 21 – November 16 (no class October 26)
    Instructors: Gaby Booth and Natasha Hatcher, FWCD LS Spanish Teachers
  • Story Stage (Grades 2 - 4)

    Do you have a smart, creative kid who hates writing? Would rather learn on their feet than at a desk? Has great ideas but needs help organizing them? Story Stage is an active, educational adventure where we build writing skills orally. Create your own character and cast your classmates to tell the story you want to tell. Each student ends the semester with the printed version of the play he wrote and acted out in class with friends. Students will improve their skills in these areas: 
    • Determining causes and effects 
    • Predicting outcomes and next steps 
    • Brainstorming alternate solutions to problems 
    • Asking and answering relevant wh-questions 
    • Retelling stories using temporal and causal vocabulary 
    • Using dialogue to build vocabulary about characters, settings, and feelings 
    • Building more grammatically complex sentences 
    • Drawing inferences    
    Eligible Grades: 2 - 4
    Tuition: $360
    Days/Times: Tuesdays,  3:45 - 4:45 PM
    Dates: September 14 – December 14 (no class October 26, November 23)
    Instructors: Jovane Camaano and Rebekah Carlile (https://story-stage.com/)
  • Tinker Tuesday (Grades 2 - 4)

    Come spend time participating in a variety of activities that we just don't have time for in Collaboratory!  Special projects, building, making, robots, rockets... the possibilities are endless!!!
    Eligible Grades: 2 - 4
    Tuition: $200
    Days/Times: Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:30
    Dates: September 14 – November 16 (no class October 26)
    Instructor: Mandy Lofquist, FWCD LS Computer Lab Specialist

Wednesday

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  • Bridge Engineering: Level 1 (Grades 3 - 4)

    Students will use introductory CAD software to design truss bridges. Components of their bridges will be cut using a CNC router from wood stock, assembled and then bench tested for their load bearing strength. Students will learn about the different types of truss bridges as well as introductory engineering terms associated with bridges. 
    Eligible Grades: 3 - 4
    Tuition: $200
    Days/Times: Wednesdays, 3:45 – 4:45 PM
    Dates: September 15 – December 8 (no class October 6, October 27, November 3, November 24, & December 1)
    Instructor: Steve Uhr, FWCD Director of Technology
  • Cooking Club: Harry Potter Session (Grades 3 - 4)

    Enter the magical world of Harry Potter at FWCD. We will be crafting the delicious treats from Hogsmead, the Hogwarts Express, and Hogwarts. From Fizzing Whizzbees to Edible Wands, wear your robes and enjoy the magical treats!
    Eligible Grades: 3 - 4
    Tuition: $75
    Day/Time: Wednesday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
    Date: October 20 
    Instructor: Whitney White, Senior Food Service Director
  • Cooking Club: Holidays Session (Grades 3 - 4)

    The holidays are upon us! Let's share some cheer with delicious holiday candy bark and chocolate Christmas trees to share with your family!
    Eligible Grades: 3 - 4
    Tuition: $75
    Day/Time: Wednesday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
    Date: December 15
    Instructor: Whitney White, Senior Food Service Director
  • FWCD Baseball Camp: Fall Series (Grades 4 - 6)

    Built on fun competition and drills, FWCD Baseball Camp is a fit for Falcons of all skill levels. Led by the FWCD Baseball Coaching Staff, our Fall Series will include skill work and friendly competition in the following areas: throwing/catching, hitting, fielding, base running, pitching, and catching.
    Eligible Grades: 4 - 6
    Tuition: $175
    Days/Times: Wednesdays, 3:45 – 4:45 PM
    Dates: September 15 – October 20 (no class on October 6)
    Instructor: Michael Settle & the FWCD Baseball Coaching Staff

Thursday

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  • Cooking Club: Thanksgiving Session (Grades 3 - 4)

    Thanksgiving is a time for thanks, and what better way to show your family thanks than making a scratch pumpkin pie to bring to the table!
    Eligible Grades: 3 - 4
    Tuition: $75
    Day/Time: Thursday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
    Date: November 18
    Instructor: Whitney White, Senior Food Service Director
  • Grounded: The Good Kind (Grades 5 - 6)

    Learn fun, practical, and creative strategies to stay mentally and emotionally grounded. Students will enjoy relaxation techniques including yoga practice, journaling, and painting...and create a few surprise projects! All materials will be provided and students will be able to keep their handcrafted projects. No yoga experience is required.
    Eligible Grades: 5 - 6
    Tuition: $125
    Days/Times: Thursdays, 3:45 – 4:45 PM
    Dates: September 16 – November 4
    Instructor: Kathryn Sohne, FWCD Middle School Counselor
  • Let’s Build a Snowman! (Grades 2 - 4)

    Do you want to build a snowman? Join Ms. Hannah for four days of Snowman fun! We will create Snowman dolls, read How to Catch a Snowman and build our own snowman catching contraptions, design and make pop-up snowman cards, and make snow sensory play kits complete with fake snow. Your child will leave each afternoon with a take-home that can be kept or gifted during the holidays. It’s going to be SNOW much fun!
    Eligible Grades: 2 - 4
    Tuition: $200
    Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:45 – 4:45 PM
    Dates: December 7, 9, 14 & 16
    Instructor: Jennifer Hannah, FWCD Third Grade Teacher
  • Rod n’ Reel: Fishing Fun (Grades 1 - 4)

    Ready to reel in some fish? Head on out to the pond with Mr. Caleb as we learn how to safely bait a hook, cast a line, and reel in some bass!
    Eligible Grades: 1 - 4
    Tuition: $120
    Days/Times: Thursdays, 4 – 5 PM
    Dates: September 16 – October 21
    Instructor: Caleb Parker, FWCD Auxiliary Programs Manager

Policies & Procedures

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  • Policies and Procedures

    • To register for Fall 2021 SOAR Enrichment Programs, please visit www.fwcd.org/SOAR.
    • Lower School AND Middle School students who are participating in a SOAR Enrichment Program will meet in the Lower School Atrium immediately after school, where they will be provided with a complimentary snack.
    • Instructors for enrichment programs will lead participants from the Lower School Atrium to their enrichment site.
    • Upon conclusion of each enrichment program, students will be brought back to the Lower School Atrium for pick-up.
    • In the interest of student accountability and to create the safest environment possible, we ask that parents come into the Lower School Atrium to sign out their student at the end of each enrichment session.
    • We ask that students are signed out within 10 minutes of the conclusion of their program. Students who are not signed out within 10 minutes of the conclusion of their program will be automatically enrolled in SOAR Extended Care for that day, and your student account will be charged accordingly.
    • No refunds will be provided and fees cannot be prorated if a student’s registration is canceled or if classes are missed due to illness, injury or any other event out of the control of FWCD.
    • Enrichment programs are subject to a mandatory minimum enrollment number in order for a program to make. A full refund will be provided if a program is canceled by FWCD due to the mandatory minimum enrollment not being reached.
    • Programs are subject to change.
    • Tuition assistance is not available for SOAR Enrichment Programs.

Extended Care

Grades JK - 4

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  • Full-Year Enrollment (Grades JK - 4): $2,995

    • Average price-per-day: $17.11
    • 3:10 to 6 p.m., every school day (expanded hours on Early Dismissal Days*)
    • Each Full-Year Enrollment includes a personalized 10% discount code that can be applied to SOAR
    • Enrichment Program tuition throughout the 2019-20 academic year.
    • Includes daily snack served at 4 p.m.
  • Single-Day/Drop-In Enrollment (Grades JK - 4): $25

    • 3:10 to 6:00 p.m., every school day (expanded hours on Early Dismissal Days*)
    • Includes daily snack served at 4 p.m.
*SOAR Extended Care is on Lower School early dismissal days from the time of dismissal until 6 p.m. Please note, SOAR Extended Care is not available on the first day of school (August 23), and is not available for JK & Kindergarten students on early dismissal days from August 23 through September 8.

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Program Descriptions

Junior Kindergarten-Fourth Grade

Starting at 3:10 p.m. every school day, students in junior kindergarten through fourth grade who are enrolled in SOAR are taken to the SOAR Creative Space in the Lower School Atrium to check-in. From there, participants can spend their time in the SOAR Creative Space (engaging in open or guided arts and crafts activities), the SOAR Study Space (a quiet zone dedicated to reading and homework) or the SOAR Play Space (featuring free-play and structured games at the Lower School Playground). SOAR Extended Care participants will receive a daily snack at 4 p.m. Parents and registered guardians can pick up their SOAR participants any time between 3:10 and 6 p.m. by checking them out via a designated SOAR staff member at the Lower School Atrium.
 
SOAR Extended Care is on Lower School early dismissal days from the time of dismissal until 6 p.m.*
 
*Please note, SOAR Extended Care is not available on the first day of school (August 23), and is not available for JK & Kindergarten students on early dismissal days from August 23 through September 8.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Terms and Conditions

  • The SOAR Extended Care program is available to all Fort Worth Country Day students in Junior Kindergarten through Fourth Grade from normal dismissal until 6 p.m.
  • Students in grades JK - 4 who are not picked up by 4 p.m. will automatically be brought to SOAR Extended Care and charged at the Single-Day/Drop-In rate.
  • All fees will be applied to student accounts. Bills are assessed on the first of each month, and payments are due on the 20th of the month.
  • If a family is late on payments, the child(ren) will not be allowed to participate in the Extended Care program until the account is paid in full.
  • Parents must park and escort their child(ren) out of the building after signing them out with the SOAR personnel in the afternoon.
  • Parents must sign their children out at the end of the day, indicating the time and their signature.
  • A photo ID may be required at times by SOAR personnel for student dismissal.
  • Children will only be released to those listed on the authorized grown-up list for that student.
  • Late pickup fees are applied at the rate of $2 per minute after 6 pm.
  • Parents that are late picking up their child(ren) more than three times during one month may be terminated from the SOAR program.
  • The SOAR Extended Care contract covers the entire academic year.
  • There is no discount, refund or other allowance due to absence or illness.
  • Enrollment rates are fixed and do not vary based on the number of hours a student is present for SOAR Extended Care.
  • Single-Day Enrollment fees cannot be applied toward the purchase of a Full-Year Enrollment plan.

Contact Us

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    Michael Carmody 

    Director of Auxiliary Programs
    817.302.3271
    The Wright Institute - Psy.D.
    The Wright Institute - M.A.
    Washington University in St. Louis - B.A.
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.

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  • Website Accessibility Statement

    Fort Worth Country Day is committed to understanding and respecting differences. To further support that initiative, FWCD is focused on making the information on our website accessible to all students, parents, and other members of the community. Achieving our goal of making the FWCD website fully accessible requires auditing numerous sections and correcting elements with minimal disruption for daily users.

    We appreciate your patience as we transition our content to a format that more closely adheres to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Additionally, some pages of the FWCD website may contain links to third-party sites that do not comply with accessibility standards and not within the range of the School’s control.

    For questions about the FWCD website, please contact Digital Media and Content Manager, Reggie Johnson at reggie.johnson@fwcd.com.

    Learn more about Fort Worth Country Day’s Mission, Philosophy, Core Values and Commitment to Inclusivity at fwcd.org/mission.