Campus Life

After-School Programs

Programs Overview

At Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, we believe that education and social-emotional learning continue beyond school hours. For our Primary and Lower School students, we offer a fun and creative after-school care program known as Bears After-School Experience (BASE) as well as weekly After-Class Enrichment (ACE) courses in the areas of athletics, fine arts, and STEAM. For our Middle School students, we offer a supervised study hall known as Middle School Bear Den.

With all of these programs available, we have created a fun, safe and educational neighborhood for you and your family. Learn more about each of our programs below, and register your children for our programs here.

Bears After-School Experience (BASE)

BASE is an extended day program open for all HIES students in PK3 through fifth grade. Our program offers a safe, structured and fun environment for your children which begins the moment the school day finishes and runs until 6 p.m. Each day we provide age-appropriate activities such as our daily group activities, known as “Creative Expressions,” homework time, outdoor free play and organized games, structured indoor games, puzzles and books. Sign up your child today!

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  • Registration Information

    • Students can be registered as a Regular Attendee or a Drop-in student.
    • All registrations must be completed online. When you register you will receive a confirmation email with your family account statement.
    • Registration must be completed before a student can attend BASE, even as a drop-in.
    • The drop-in program is based on availability and a 24 hours’ notice is preferred.
    • Regular attendees are enrolled by the semester. Students are registered on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no proration of fees for partial semester enrollment.
    • For PK3 students, our school’s lunch program is available for children who stay in BASE five days a week. Please contact Greg Kaiser, Primary School principal, for information regarding the lunch program. Milk will be provided. Please remember that we are a peanut-free school and therefore encourage parents to make sure their child’s lunch does not contain nut products. Please send lunches that do not need to be heated.
  • Dismissal Guidelines

    • Only authorized persons, 18 years and older that are listed on your registration form will be allowed to pick up your child. 
    • Primary School children should be signed out from the BASE desk at the Primary School by 4:15 p.m.
    • At 4:15 p.m., all of the Primary School students will be escorted to the Lower School building and will need to be signed out at the Lower School sign-out desk.
    • Lower School children should be signed out from the BASE desk at the Lower School.
  • Fees

    • Fees vary based on the number of days and duration of stay. The rate is $13 per hour. Please see the fee chart below for each semester.
    • There is an $80 registration fee to secure a student’s place in BASE.
    • Fees can be paid in total at the time of registration or paid in three equal installments.
    • If you choose the Payment Plan for the Fall Semester, fees will be charged to your account on Sept. 1, 2018, Oct. 1, 2018, and Nov. 1, 2018. If you choose the payment plan for the Spring Semester, funds will be charged to your account on Jan. 1, 2019, Feb. 1, 2019, and March 1, 2019.
    • Students who are picked up later than the time they are registered for will be billed a late fee of $25 per half hour.
    • By selecting the Payment Plan you agree to have funds withdrawn from the credit card account you used at the time of registration. 
    • Students are signed up by semester and there is no proration for partial semester enrollment.
    • Students can be signed up as a drop-in for BASE. The drop-in fee is $20 per hour.
    • Drop-in fees are billed at the end of each month.

    BASE FEES 2018-2019

    Fees for PK3 - Fall 2018-2019
    MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
    # of days in semester1516171716
    2 hours$390.00$416.00$442.00$442.00$416.00
    3 hours$585.00$624.00$663.00$663.00$624.00
    4 hours$780.00$832.00$884.00$884.00$832.00
    5 hours$975.00$1,040.00$1,105.00$1,105.00$1,040.00
    6 hours$1,170.00$1,248.00$1,326.00$1,326.00$1,248.00

    Fees for Grades PK4-5th - Fall 2018-2019
    MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
    # of days in semester1517181817
    2 hours$390.00$442.00$468.00$468.00$442.00
    3 hours$585.00$663.00$702.00$702.00$663.00
    4 hours$780.00$884.00$936.00$936.00$884.00
    5 hours$975.00$1,105.00$1,170.00$1,170.00$1,105.00
    6 hours$1,170.00$1,326.00$1,404.00$1,404.00$1,326.00

    Fees for Grades PK3-Fifth - Spring 2018-2019
    MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
    # of days in semester1619191916
    2 hours$416.00$494.00$494.00$494.00$416.00
    3 hours$624.00$741.00$741.00$741.00$624.00
    4 hours$832.00$988.00$988.00$988.00$832.00
    5 hours$1,040.00$1,235.00$1,235.00$1,235.00$1,040.00

After-Class Enrichment (ACE)

The objective of ACE to offer cost-effective programs to enrich HIES students in the areas of academics, fine arts, STEAM and athletics with the goal of providing an opportunity for every student to be an active participant in the HIES community.  

Registration and Parent Policies are available here. Registration is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Fall 2018 ACE Brochure

ACE Arrival and Dismissal Guidelines

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  • PK3 Students

    If your students are registered for BASE, our staff will be responsible for escorting them to their ACE class. These students will receive a snack while they are waiting for their ACE class to begin.

    If your student is not registered for BASE, please be sure that you bring back your student by 2:45 p.m. and check in at the BASE desk.

    If you would like for your child to return to BASE after their ACE class, please register them for BASE here.

    For ACE pick up, please park and meet in the lobby to officially sign your student out.

    Promptly pick up your student at the end of each class. If you are more than 15 minutes late, the teacher will sign your student into BASE, and the student's account will be charged a $20 per hour drop-in fee.

    *Please Note: At 4:15 p.m., BASE transports all students for pick up at the BASE desk located in the Curtis Building just outside the library of the Lower School.
  • PK4 and PK5

    BASE staff will gather all ACE and BASE students at dismissal time. They will be supervised from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m.

    While waiting for their class to begin, all students will receive a snack.
    If you would like for your child to return to BASE after their ACE class, please register them for BASE here.

    For ACE class pick up, please park and meet in the lobby to officially sign your student out.

    Promptly pick up your student at the end of each class. If you are more than 15 minutes late, the ACE teacher will sign your student into BASE, and the student's account will be charged a $20 per hour drop-in fee.

    *Please Note: At 4:15 p.m., BASE transports all students for pick up at the BASE desk located in the Curtis Building just outside the library of the Lower School.
  • Kindergarten

    BASE staff will gather students at the 2:45 p.m. dismissal time.

    If you would like for your child to return to BASE after their ACE class, please register them for BASE here.

    For ACE class pick up, please park and meet in the lobby to officially sign your student out.

    Promptly pick up your student at the end of each class. If you are more than 15 minutes late, the ACE teacher will sign your student into BASE, and the student's account will be charged a $20 per hour drop-in fee.

    *Please Note: At 4:15 p.m., BASE transports all students for pick up at the BASE desk located in the Curtis Building just outside the library of the Lower School.
  • Lower School Students

    If your students are registered for an ACE class, they will sign in at the round table between the second and fifth-grade halls at dismissal.

    If you would like for your child to return to BASE after their ACE class, please register them for BASE here.

    For ACE class pick up, please line up in front of the Lower School where your student will be escorted to you.

    Promptly pick up your student at the end of each class. If you are more than 15 minutes late, the ACE teacher will sign your student into BASE, and the student's account will be charged a $20 per hour drop-in fee.

    BASE and drop-ins must be signed out at the BASE desk located in the Curtis Building just outside the library of the Lower School.

Contacts

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BASE Fast Facts

Hours of Service: 12-6 p.m.
Days of Service: Monday-Friday
Grades Served: PK3 - Fifth Grade

Middle School Bear Den

This supervised study hall will take place every full day that school is in session. Your student will have time to work on homework, study for tests and plan for projects. For more information or to obtain a registration form for this program only, please go to the parent MY GROUPS > Parent page on our website.
805 Mount Vernon Highway, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: (404) 255-4026

About HIES

Holy Innocents’ is the largest Episcopal parish day school in the United States, a fully accredited, college-preparatory day school for 3-year-olds through 12th-grade boys and girls.