Extended Creative Day Program

CMI boasts a dynamic and inclusive Extended Creative Day (ECD) program. Students may participate in Before School and After School, Creative Clubs, and individual music lessons. For our middle school students, the program includes competitive sports teams and leadership activities that support students’ creativity and problem-solving skills.

ECD Before School is available for all students in preschool through 8th grade. Before School offers parents the convenience of early drop-off. Before School is offered between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. Sign up for ECD Before School.

Our ECD After School program for students in preschool through 4th grade provides students with tutoring, study hall, a nutritious snack, physical activities, and creative opportunities. Students participate in informal lessons and project-based activities, while enjoying social interactions with their peers and academic reinforcement from our talented staff members. Our ECD staff consists of CMI teachers, highly qualified student aides, childcare professionals, and local university graduate and undergraduate students. Sign up for ECD After School.

Our ECD Creative Clubs are for students in preschool through 8th grade. Clubs offer targeted enrichment activities that are designed to complement the child-centered and academically rigorous instruction of our school day. Examples of popular clubs include Art, Soccer, Coding, Yoga, Spanish, and International Dance. See the current club offerings.

The ECD Creative Clubs for middle school students in 5th through 8th grades have been designed to allow our oldest students the opportunity to make choices to exercise leadership and self-direction. Our goal is to provide a safe, healthy environment for continued learning, exploring interests, and developing skills. Students in 5th through 8th grades who are enrolled in middle school ECD Creative Clubs have the opportunity to play on sports teams, participate in a newspaper club, and express their creativity through visual arts. Sign up for middle school ECD Creative Clubs.

Individual music lessons are for all students in preschool through 8th grade. We partner with B&B Music Lessons to provide CMI students with private lessons in guitar, piano, violin, percussion, and electronic programming. Sign up for music lessons.

Scholarships for ECD Creative Clubs and individual music lessons are available to students who qualify for free and reduced price meals. Each term, CMI awards scholarships to students on the basis of financial need, in keeping with our mission to help all students develop their individual talents and interests. These scholarships are funded in part by the generosity of our Creative Families Association, as well as by the school, our funding partners, and individual donors.

For more information about scholarships, please contact our Extended Creative Day program coordinator, Shannon Smith, at Shannon.smith@creativemindspcs.org.

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