CASA – Before/After School

The GMS CASA program provides before and after school care for children enrolled in the school. The CASA program is designed to accommodate parents’ busy schedules and provides an extension of the Montessori classroom philosophy in a safe and enriching environment. All children, except for Toddlers, are eligible for CASA on days in which they are enrolled in regular classes, subject to availability. Children may register on a permanent contracted basis or use drop-in services when space is available.

CASA Programs

Early Bird CASA is available from 7:30am to the beginning of the school day. After School CASA is available from the conclusion of the regular academic day through 6:00pm. All children are divided into age groups and each teacher will provide a host of enriching and age appropriate activities that children enjoy. As a convenience to parents, the school provides a nutritious snack for all the after school CASA students.

Program Options

All-Inclusive CASA – Five Day All-Inclusive CASA, includes Early Bird and After School CASA for each regular school day. Students enrolled in the All-Inclusive CASA program are automatically registered for All- and Half-Day CASA on all teacher workdays, conference days and certain school holidays as noted on the school’s academic calendar. The cost for these extra days of care is included in the fee for All-Inclusive CASA. All-Inclusive CASA students in the primary and lower elementary groups will also receive the benefit of up to three enrichment programs (e.g. art, music, fitness) per week at no extra charge.

One- or Three-Day CASA Contracts – One- or three-day CASA contracts are available. Please note that the registration in All- and Half-Day CASA on all teacher workdays, conference days and certain school holidays as noted on the school’s academic calendar is not included with these contracts and reservations are subject to availability.

Early Bird CASA Only – Early Bird CASA is available for students who just need care in the morning. There is a charge for this service as noted on the registration form.

Drop-In CASA – Drop-in CASA may be available for regular school days and for All- and Half-Day CASA on all teacher workdays, conference days and certain school holidays as noted on the school’s academic calendar. Reservations must be made in advance by telephone, email or in person at the front desk, subject to availability. Drop-in students will not participate in weekly enrichment classes (art, music & fitness).

School Closed/CASA Open – On days when the school is closed and CASA is open (e.g. teacher workdays, conference days and certain school holidays as noted on the school’s academic calendar) parents may sign up their children for All-Day CASA (8:00am-6:00pm) or Half-Day CASA (end of school day to 6:00pm), subject to availability. In order to provide appropriate child care staff for these days, children must be pre-registered by calling or emailing the front office at least a week in advance. The charge is a flat rate of $55 per day per child

 

CASA Registration

CASA fees for permanently enrolled children are based on actual school calendar days. Payment for CASA services may be made on a monthly basis, over 9 months, or one-time. If monthly payments are selected, payments are due on the 1st of every month beginning September 1 and ending May 1. A one-time payment is due on or before September 1. A late charge of $20.00 will be assessed for all payments received after the 10th of the month.

CASA registration forms are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Please fill out the Registration Form and return it to GMS as soon as possible.

Cancellation/Change Policy

Fees will not be adjusted or refunded for absences, early pick-ups, unanticipated calendar changes, closings due to inclement weather or other emergency situations. For CASA registration changes or cancellations, please submit your written request to the school office 30 days in advance.

Late Pick-ups

Children must be picked up from CASA by 6:00pm. If you realize that you will be late picking up your child, please call the office in advance. Children picked up after 6:00pm will be billed at a rate of $5.00 per child for every 15 minutes late.