The goal of the Extended Day program is to provide a nurturing yet challenging environment in which the Early Childhood Program through fifth grade students have the opportunity to play, participate in arts and crafts, rest, read, and do homework with teachers and staff in a safe, caring and familiar setting. We offer a variety of activities in which children learn through play, build self-confidence and think creatively with the support of teachers and staff. Students are expected to treat other students and teachers with respect and work cooperatively within a positive environment.
As a convenience to parents, North Cross School offers Holiday Care (through the Extended Day Program) on various days throughout the year when School is closed for students in the Early Childhood Program – fifth grade. During Holiday Care, students have the opportunity to play, participate in arts and crafts, rest, read and do homework with teachers and staff in a safe, caring and familiar setting.
Care is available from 8 a.m. – 6 pm, and students must bring lunch, including a drink, as the Lemon Dining Hall is closed during Holiday Care.
To sign up for Holiday Care, please fill out and return a form to your child’s teacher. Parents are permitted to sign up for Holiday Care until two days prior to the scheduled date. Holiday Care will be cancelled on any/all dates for which at least ten children are not signed up. In the case that Holiday Care is cancelled, a note will be sent home two days in advance to allow parents to make other arrangements. Once you have signed up for Holiday Care, you must notify school staff (in writing) if you decide to cancel or your account will be billed for the day.
For more information please contact Extended Day Director Daryan Horner at 540-989-6641 or 540-521-5042 (during Extended Day/Holiday Care hours).
2022-2023 Fee Schedule
JK-3, 3 Day, 1 – 3 p.m. $1,400 per year
JK-3, 5 Day, 1 – 3 p.m. $2,025 per year
JK-3, 3 Day, 1 – 6 p.m. $2,850 per year
JK-3, 5 Day, 1 – 6 p.m. $4,100 per year
JK-3 - Grade 5, 3 – 6 p.m. $3,050 per year
Holiday Care Package $1,300 per year*
THERE IS NO OPTION TO PRORATE THE ANNUAL FEE.
Extended Day Forms:
Child Registration Form
Required by the Department of Social Services for any child who wishes to attend Extended Day, no matter how long the time period.
Written Medication Consent Form
This form gives the Extended Day staff permission to give your child prescribed medication if she/he requires. One form is required for each medication.
This document is the required health form Extended Day MUST have on file in order for your child to participate in the Extended Day Program. Even if you sign your child up for Extended Day on a drop-in basis, we'll need this information on file.
Early Childhood Room
Down Time 2:45-3:15
Center / Playground Time 3:20-4:10
Indoor/Outdoor Play 5:00-5:40
Clean up/Book Time 5:45-6:00
Homework Time 3:00-4:10
Pack up/Snack/Bathrooms 4:15-4:45
Indoor/Outdoor Play 4:50-5:40
Clean up/ Book Time 5:45-6:00
The homework room schedule varies. Homework is always done between 3:00 and 4:05 but sometimes they go right outside before snack.
Update: Opening Doors will not be available for the winter session 2021. Please check back at the end of February for information on Spring sessions!
North Cross offers an after-school enrichment program called Opening Doors for students from the Early Childhood Program through fifth grade. Classes are offered all three trimesters, meet different days once per week, and include: Gymnastics, Soccer, Bricks4Kidz, and Dance. Cost for each class varies but each costs around $100 per trimester. Course offerings are emailed to eligible parents each trimester.
4254 Colonial Avenue
Roanoke, Virginia 24018
540-989-6641 • (540) 989-7299 (FAX)
HOURS: M-F; 8AM-4PM
North Cross School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school founded in 1944 and governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.
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North Cross is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. North Cross School's Junior Kindergarten is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools who is recognized by the Board of Education pursuant to §22.1-19 of the Code of Virginia authorizes the Virginia Council for Private Education to accredit private nursery, preschool, elementary and secondary schools in Virginia.
North Cross is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, National Association for College Admission Counseling, and Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission Counseling, The Cum Laude Society and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.