Extended & After School Care


2016-2017 Extended Day & After Care Programs

Preference will be given to Kindergarten – 3rd grades. 20 spots are available. Confirmation of paperwork submission secures your space. Forms can be downloaded and returned to our front office or to . Thank you for being a part of the Syringa family. We look forward to serving you this year.

Extended Day Overview

Syringa Mountain School’s Extended Day Program serves the families of our school community by offering a home like environment for our Kindergarteners from 12:30pm until 2:45pm daily.  Kindergarten assistant, Kelly Siemon will lead our Kinder Extended Day Program.

Our program is based on the same nurturing, educational approach that guide the child’s morning at school. Therefore, the Extended Day program provides a secure daily rhythm in the extension of your child’s day.

As in the kindergarten itself, reverence and care for one another and for the surroundings are encouraged as the children are guided through a gentle afternoon rhythm of lunch, storytelling, rest-time, and outdoor play.

Daily Schedule

12:30 Children dismissed from circle
12:35 Wash hands, blessing
12:55 Lunch (parents to provide), Clean up, Gather for circle
1:00 Storytime, rest
1:30 Outdoor play
2:30 Prepare for dismissal
2:45 Parents pick up


  • Monthly with After Care – $250.00 pre-paid (extended and after care package) (2:30pm – 5:30pm)
  • Monthly no After Care – $100 pre-paid Extended Care only (pick up at 2:30pm)
  • Drop In – $15.00 per day, pre-paid by 10am
  • Late pick up fee of $20.00 per occurrence, ineligible for enrollment if continually late
  • Scholarships available for those eligible

After Care Overview

Syringa Mountain School’s After Care Program was developed for those families looking for after school care with an educational and student-driven exploratory focus from 2:45pm until 5:30pm daily. Students in Grade K-3 along with siblings in older grades will experience thematic Waldorf-rich activities daily. Kindergarten assistant, Kelly Siemon will lead our After Care Program.

Daily Schedule

2:45 Children join together for circle
2:45 Snack
3:00 Thematic Activity
4:00 Outdoor play (weather permitting) or games
4:30 Thematic Activity
5:00 Clean up and end of day circle
5:30 Student pick up


  • Monthly – $200.00 per month, pre-paid
  • Drop In – $15.00 per day, pre-paid by 10am
  • Late pick up fee of $20.00 per occurrence, ineligible for enrollment of continually late
  • Scholarships available for those eligible

Extended Day & After Care Forms: These forms must be completed prior to enrollment.

(only for scholarship determination)

After School Teacher

Kelly Siemon – As a native of the Wood River Valley, Kelly is very familiar with the environment , culture and small town values the community offers. After college and years of travel she returned to the valley. She ran a children’s outdoor camp as well as owned a retail store for a number of years . Kelly returned to college and holds a BA in Elementary Education, a BA in Visual Arts, K-12 Certification in Art Education and is training to obtain Waldorf teacher certification. Prior to becoming a teacher at The Mountain School she worked as a Paraprofessional at Hemingway Elementary School and taught Kindergarten in Twin Falls. She has been an artist, gardener, sports enthusiast, and community advocate for many years. Kelly has been a children’s ski-instructor for fourteen years as well as a mentor in the Big Brother/Big Sister mentor program. She is very excited to contribute to the After-School Program and thrilled to be a member of the Syringa Mountain School family.