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Old St. Mary's School,  1474 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605 |  info@osmschool.com  |  Tel: 312-386-1560

 Office Hours: Mon - Fri  7am-3:30pm




The Extended Day Program follows the school calendar. On full school days, the Extended Day Program is offered from:

  • 7:30 A.M.-7:45 A.M. 

  • 3:15 P.M. (3:00 P.M. for preschool)-6:00 P.M.


Please NOTE: No after school program will be provided on days in which children dismiss early.


Running Late? Last Minute Meeting? 

If you need to place your child in Extended Day (who doesn't usually attend) please use this Extended Day Sign-up Form

Only students of Old St. Mary’s School can be enrolled in the program.



Aftercare is charged at $8.50 an hour per child.


Students must be picked up by 6:00 P.M. If a student is picked up between 6:01-6:15PM. a $25.00 fee will be assessed, 6:16 - 6:30PM $50.00, and 6:31PM and beyond $100.00 per student.


Billing is completed at the end of every month. Payments made after the due date will incur a late fee of $25.00. Extended Day services will be suspended until all fees are paid.


We are excited to offer the safety, convenience and ease of Tuition Express® – a payment processing system that allows on-time tuition and fee payments to be made from either your bank account or credit card. Please click HERE for the Tuition Express form. Please return the completed form to the school office attention Lisa Galullo



Each day a snack will be provided for your child. Old St. Mary’s School is committed to providing healthy food choices. If your child has any food allergies please provide a nutritious snack that suits the needs of your child.


Outdoor Recess

All students participate in outdoor recess. If the “real-feel” temperature is 20 degrees or higher, students will spend some portion of their afternoons outdoors. Please make sure they have the appropriate footwear and outerwear.



Children who are ill should not be in school. If a child becomes ill in the Extended Day Program, his/her parents will be called for immediate pick-up, (please note children must be fever free for 24 hours). If the parents are unavailable, the next name on the Emergency Contact will be called. If a child has an accident during the Extended Day Program, parents will be notified.



The Extended Day Program is a privilege. It is part of the Old St. Mary’s School program; so the same expectations of good conduct are assumed. The program strives to provide an environment that focuses on children managing their own behavior. Children are expected to demonstrate and maintain appropriate and safe behavior. When a discipline problem develops, the staff will attempt to redirect a child to an appropriate activity whenever possible. The staff will separate a child from the group if he/she is misbehaving, and the staff will explain to the child why he/she is being disciplined. The child will be asked to rejoin the group when he/she feels ready. If a child continues to misbehave, then a meeting between the Director and the child’s parents will be set up to work out a resolution. 


Preschool students, new to the routines of school, often find the school day exhausting. They are ready to go home at 3:00 P.M. and enjoy some unstructured playtime. Three year olds are accepted into the Extended Day program on a trial basis. If remaining after school seems to overwhelm the child, his/her parents will be notified and asked to make other after school arrangements.



Personal belongings, such as toys and electronic games, are not allowed in the Extended Day Program.


Before School Procedures

Each child must be signed in daily within the school building by an authorized person. The children will be supervised in Room 103. The school doors open to children in the Extended Day Program at 7:30 A.M. When school officially begins, children will dismiss directly to their classrooms.


After School Procedures

At dismissal, children in the Extended Day Program will be taken to their respective classrooms for snack and check-in. Any child who is not picked up within 10 minutes of the 3:00 P.M (PK) 3:15 (K-8) dismissal will be taken directly to the Extended Day program and checked-in by the teacher. Children may be picked up any time prior to 6:00 P.M. Only those persons are allowed to pick up the children. If school staff is unfamiliar with the person designated to pick up a child, identification will be requested. Parents/guardians should go directly to the Reception Desk to sign out their child. Students in PreK-8th will meet their parents in the reception area. Parents are expected to pick up their children on time each day. All children must be picked up by 6:00 P.M. A late fee of $25 will be charged for every 15 minutes after 6:00. Consistent late pick up will result in the child being withdrawn from the program. When Parents/ Guardians and emergency contacts cannot be reached, local authorities may be called.


Authorized Pick-Up Considerations

The Extended Day Program staff must be alerted to any special concerns regarding custody, visitation, etc. Court orders must be placed on file with the school office if a parent is restricted from contact with a child. When the Registration is completed, the parents must indicate the names of all persons who are authorized to sign out a child from the Extended Day Program.


Returned Checks

If a check is returned for any reason to us for non-sufficient funds, the family will be charged an additional $35.00. Should this happen more than once, we will ask that all your future payments be made in cash.



In case of an emergency, please contact the school office at 312-386-1560


Class sizes are limited and students will be accepted on a first come basis.  To register, please visit the website of the class. All registration will go through the company providing the class. You will be required to pay online at the time of registration. Email Abby Palombaro and Kacey Russell extendedday@osmschool.com 

with any questions.

Art Club  

Join the Old Saint Mary's Art Club run by our wonderful Art teacher Emma Laskowski! Classes will run every Tuesday for 11 weeks starting October 22nd. The first class is free! Sign-up is open to grades 4-8 only. Limited to 20 students.

Time: Tuesdays 3:15 - 4:15 pm 
Price:  $8.50 per session through the Extended Day billing process. There is no additional "club" fee.   
Max: 20 students
Start Date: October 22nd

No classes December 24th or 31st 

Sign up now!

iCook Holiday Cooking Classes


Old Saint Mary's is excited to host iCook's popular Holiday Cooking Class! iCook's recipes and lessons are engaging and exciting, really getting the students into the holiday spirit!


iCook is a fun, hands on cooking program for students. The mission is simple: to help teach children to love everything about food-cooking, eating delicious and healthy dishes, learn about different cultures and the stories behind the foods. The class provides great recipes, fresh ingredients, colorful cooking stations and engaging activities.   


Mondays 4:00 - 5:00 pm                                    Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Dates: Dec. 2nd, 9th, and 16th                          Dec. 5th, 12th, and 19th

Grades: K-3                                                             Grade: 4-8


Price: $60 for 3 classes

Deadline to register: Nov. 25th   


To register please Click Here


Intro to STEM                                                                                                             

Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course. Each season's course features different engineer-designed projects. 

Friday: Sept 27 - Dec 13

No Class: Oct. 11 and Nov 29

Time: 3:45 - 5:15

Grades: K and 1st

Price: $180 for 10 classes

Click here for Sign Up information

STEM Challenge                                                                                                       

Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects. There are no prerequisites for this course. Each season's course features different engineer-designed projects. 

Friday: Sept 27 - Dec 13

No Class: Oct. 11 and Nov 29

Time: 3:45 - 5:15

Grades: 2nd - 5th

Price: $180 for 10 classes

Click here for Sign Up information


GIRL POWER YOGA CLUB BY MISSION PROPELLE                                       

Mission Propelle empowers girls in elementary school to discover who they are, what they believe, and how to advocate for themselves. We accomplish this through an after-school program that combines yoga, reading, and mentoring. In each one-hour class, girls develop mindfulness, deep breathing techniques, and self-confidence as they practice yoga. They learn how to solve problems by reading original storybooks starring Dottie Tov, a relatable and age-aligned female protagonist. The girls discuss the content of the book and how it relates to their own life. Throughout class, girls learn to apply leadership skills in their everyday lives as they receive situation-based mentorship from trained instructors. All girls receive digital downloads of the original storybooks each month!


**Mission Propelle is one of the largest after school programs in the city! Check out their latest feature on WGN here: https://wgntv.com/2018/10/15/i-am-strong-i-am-smart-program-empowers-girls-to-be-their-true-selves/

Tuesday: Sept 27 - Dec 13

No Class: Nov. 26

Time: 4 - 5 p.m.

Grades: K-5

Price: $198 for 12 classes

Click here for Sign Up information




Chess Scholars

At Chess Scholars, we believe chess is the best way to improve children's academic performance and social skills. Our programs are designed for children in grades K-8 and maintain a delicate balance between learning and fun.


Thursday: Sept 26 - Dec. 19

No Class: Oct 10, Oct 31 and Nov 28

Time: 4 - 5 p.m.

Grades: K - 8th

Price: $120 for 10 classes

Click here for Sign Up information


Let's Build It - Engineering

This class takes a hands-on approach to engineering, allowing students to directly engage with basic engineering concepts through a variety of fun and educational activities. Students will improve their problem solving, math, and physics skills – all while engaging in exciting building projects. Each trimester-long unit will focus on a specific area of engineering, like robots, circuits, and exciting machines. No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and build. Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session, and have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts to demonstrate their learned skills!

Tuesday: Sept 24 - Dec 17

No Class: Nov 26

Time: 4 - 5 p.m.

Grades: 1st - 6th

Price: $168 for 12 classes

Click here for Sign Up information

Let's Code It - Programming

Your child will have a blast in this exciting new STEM program. Our innovative approach to coding is sure to spark your child’s interest in computer science. The fun-filled curriculum stresses critical thinking, creativity, confidence, teamwork, and problem-solving skills to prepare them for the 21st century and beyond. Class topics include video game design, loops, control structure, conditional expressions, control statements, object-oriented design concepts, data structures and variables, and mathematical expressions. Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session and will have the opportunity to earn belts to demonstrate their learned skills!


Thursday: Sept 26 - Dec 12

No Class: Oct 10 and Nov 28

Time: 4 - 5 p.m.

Grades: 2nd - 8th

Price: $140 for 10  classes

Click here for Sign Up information