Now Enrolling for 2017-2018 - Preschool through 8th Grade.  Call 413-532-2831 to schedule a tour.

Extended Day Program

The Extended Day Program is designed to meet the needs of those parents who are in need of childcare before and after the regular school hours. We provide a safe and familiar environment with adequate adult supervision, including certified teachers and teacher assistants. Aside from the school's Extended Day Program, we offer students the opportunity to participate in several paid and no cost activities throughout the year. These programs occur immediately following school dismissal.

The Extended Day Program is in session on school days between 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. On half days, the Extended Day Program is in session from 11:30 - 5:30 p.m. All students who attend Mater Dolorosa School are eligible to participate in the program, which is held in the school cafeteria. Children are strongly encouraged to bring a snack. Independent homework and reading time is also made available to the students. 

The phone number for the After School Program is: (413) 532-2831. 

Costs are determined each year based on time and duration of the program. The cost for the 2016-2017 school year has been set at $2.00 for the morning session.  After school care is $4.00 for the first hour and then $2.00 per half hour or any part of the 1/2 hour.  Bills are sent home bi-monthly. Check are to be made payable to Mater Dolorosa School. The Extended Day Program is a self-funded, non-profit program. More information on the Extended Day Program billing may be obtained by calling the school office.

Participation and Registration
Each child that participates must be registered by means of the Parent Contract. Children may participate as necessary and "Walk-Ins" are always welcome. However, we ask that you call the office or send a note so that we will expect your children. After School Activities - Aside from our Extended Day Program, the school is host to many extra-curricular activities. A listing of those programs currently available is shown below.

  • School Choir - Grades 2 through 8
  • Writing Club
  • "Stage Play" - directed dramatic play designed to explore creative potential (Paid, 3 sessions per school year)
  • Chess Club ($5.00 Supply Cost)
  • Art & Crafts Workshops

The hours of after school activities are set by the individual coordinators. We are continually looking to expand our After School Activities. If you have a talent to share with our students, please let us know.