Lower School Extended Day

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Lower School Extended Day

The Program

At MPH, we feel that families are important. We also recognize that all families are different with varying schedules, lifestyles and needs.

Grace R. Kniesner Extended Day Program is an after school program for children in Grades Pre-K through 5. The program runs only on regular school days from 3:10 - 5:30 pm when MPH is in session and not on school vacation days, snow days, or conference days.

Dusty and Sylvia Heer direct this program along with LeeAnne Lupien as an assistant. Staff members are chosen for their ability to relate to young children and their creativity.

Experience proves that outdoor play is what children want and need most and this takes place whenever weather permits. Appropriate (allergy-free) snacks are provided daily along with time to do homework or use the computer. Plenty of alternative activities are offered such as art projects, reading, or games in a "quiet room." Additionally, Lower School families will receive information regarding after school clubs and classes offered seasonally. Space permitting, children may opt to participate in any or all of those while having Extended Day as a back-up.



Program charges are billed through the MPH Business Office and added periodically to your tuition account. Drop-in and contract charges are as follows:

1 day/week…$750

2 days/week…$900

3 days/week…$1,010

4 days/week…$1,170

5 days/week…$1,380

Drop in rate…$10/hr until 5:30 pm

* Note: A late fee of $5.00 for every 10 minutes is charged to those picking up children after 5:30 p.m.



To enroll in the Grade R. Kniesner Extended Day Program, please print out the brochure (pdf), fill it out, and return it to Sue Leahey or Beryl Westfall in the Business Office (Knox Farmhouse).


Coverage Program - periodically throughout the year MPH offers coverage on days that faculty are here and students do not have classes. Click here for more information on this program.