A Variety of Solutions
Merritt Academy’s strong after-school program dates to its founder Rachel Merritt wanting to help make life easier for parents. Today in an effort to serve every family through our responsiveness, flexibility and support we offer a variety of Extended Service and Afternoon Activities and the Merritt Academy After School Program
Choosing the right school for K – 5th is critical. At this age student learn best when they are actively engaged in the process. Merritt Academy is a place that recognizes the developmental abilities of children and targets instruction to work with those abilities.
Merritt Academy After School Program (MAAP)
The Merritt Academy After School Program (MAAP) provides a safe, fun, enriching environment for K-6th grade students attending select area Fairfax County Public elementary schools. At this time our MAAP program is paused for FCPS students, however our service continues for our enrolled academy students. Tuition normally includes transportation from the student’s main FCPS campus to Merritt Academy immediately after dismissal. After enjoying a healthy after-school snack, students in 2nd-6th grade start their afternoons in a Merritt Academy staff-proctored study hall. This quiet environment supports students seeking to complete homework or read. Younger students enjoy recess outside on our expansive playground, followed by games, crafts or story time in the classrooms. On FCPS early dismissal Mondays, planned activities in our gym or computer lab are also offered.
MAAP students are also eligible to register for our extensive list of afternoon activities for an additional fee.
In service to families, full-day programs during the weeks of winter and spring break are offered à la carte. To learn more about MAAP, please contact our Director of Admissions, Ari Autor (Admissions@merrittacademy.org) for more information including list of participating schools and availability when the program returns.
|Annual Fee Program (Excluding Winter Break & Spring Break)||$3,675.00|
|10 Installments (Billed One Month in Advance)||$375.00|
|Winter Break (Additional Cost)||Sign up through After-School Activities|
|Spring Break (Additional Cost)||Sign up through After-School Activities|
*MAAP fee covers after-school care (Monday – Friday 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
“ Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. ”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Merritt Academy is proud to be recognized as a National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership, a national non-profit coalition based in Washington, D.C.
After School Activities
Merritt Academy provides a safe, enriching afterschool environment for students attending our elementary program.
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