Extended Day and Extracurriculars

Extended Day

Effective before and after school programs bring a wide range of benefits to children, families and communities. These favorable effects can include boosting academic performance, reducing risky behaviors, improving school attendance, promoting physical health and good dietary habits, and providing a safe, structured environment.

Before and After School Programs

Ricks Extended Day program (SPARK) offers a convenient, safe place for students to learn, play, and connect outside of the regular school day. We look forward to providing opportunities that allow students to explore new activities before and after school.

Program Hours

SPARK before school:
7:30 – 8:30 AM 

SPARK and Homework Club after school:
3:30 – 6:00 pm

SPARK Prepaid Options and Pricing

*Students currently receiving financial aid are eligible for the same percentage discount on the SPARK prepaid options. Please be aware that we cannot use financial aid for outside vendors such as non-Ricks enrichments. 

To signup or check on availability, please email Maggie Wright, margaret.wright@du.edu

This year, we will offer full and half-day camps on select days when school is not in session. We will provide more information on these camps soon.
• Half-Day camps: $35 per child, per day
• Full-Day camps: $65 per child, per day

 Please contact Maggie Wright for more information.



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Extracurricular Programs

Ricks Center's extracurricular programs offer students the opportunity to delve deeper into their passions and uncover new interests. A variety of clubs, sports, and classes in art, music, science, physical activity, and language are available for children who want to spend quality time with their fellow students outside of school hours in a safe, fun, and stimulating environment.


Ricks’ students can participate in clubs, such as Lego Robotics, where participants flex their engineering muscles as they build and program Lego robots and participate in friendly competitions against other Robotics clubs. An after-school Study Club is also available as part of our extended care offerings. Other clubs may be offered throughout the year depending on teacher, student and parent interest.

Student Council

Upper School students have the opportunity to participate in Student Council. Student Council teaches leadership and cooperation as students coordinate community service events, plan all-school spirit week, and organize Upper School functions, such as socials and movie nights.