Special Programs

After School Programs

After School Care

Open Window School offers a morning and after school care program for all students including a study hall option for some grades. We also offer a wide variety of enrichment classes, non-athletic competitive teams, and athletic teams.
Program fees are program specific.


Morning care is offered 7:30 to 8:20AM daily.
After school care is offered from 3:30 to 6:00PM.

During this time, students can participate in a variety of unstructured activities. Each day, students can choose from various arts and crafts, games, and outdoor time. There is also an area provided to work on homework. Our aftercare program is staffed by three permanent aftercare staff. Snack is offered.

Parents may sign up for a trimester or pay on a drop-in basis.


Study hall is available for third through eighth grade students in the Library Learning Commons. Hours are 3:30 to 4:30PM. At 4:30PM, students in study hall join aftercare. Snack is offered.

Parents may sign up for a trimester or pay on a drop-in basis.


Open Window offers additional after school enrichment activities that are led by faculty/staff or outside professionals. Programs are organized on a trimester, semester, or annual basis. Snack is not provided, but for classes that are 90 minutes in length, there will be time for students to eat a snack from home.

The following are examples of choices offered to students last year:

Basketball   Debate  Minecraft™ 
Chess  Drama 
Choir   Martial Arts  Robotics 
Coding  Math Club  Yoga 

Middle School Athletics

Open Window School is a part of the Cascade Middle School League and compete against other local independent middle schools in the following sports:
Fall – Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, and Soccer
Winter – Boys and Girls Basketball
Spring – Tennis, Track & Field, and Ultimate Frisbee

Athletic Philosophy

Participation in middle school athletics allows students in grades 5-8 to develop physical skills, learn game strategies, and most importantly, put into practice the concepts of commitment, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. 


At Open Window School, we provide opportunities for students to try as many sports as possible and support developing skills in each sport. Students of all abilities are encouraged to register. We guarantee playing time for all athletes. Our coaches are also teachers at the school. Many have been coaching for multiple seasons and understand the needs of Open Window students.

For our team sports we try to schedule matches against schools with students who have similar skill levels to ours to make the matches as competitive as possible. 

Students are transported by bus to and from away meets and matches.

Length of Season

Each middle school season is between 8-10 weeks in length. We have shorter seasons to allow students to participate in multiple sports/activities throughout the year, and still allow enough time to improve skills, make friends, play competitive matches, and have fun. 

Level of Commitment

Students must attend at least one day of our two scheduled days per week. If students cannot commit to both days, they must communicate this information to the coach and Athletic Director.

Cost to Participate

The cost of each sport is $250. There is an additional uniform cost of $65 for students who have not previously been a part of one of our middle school athletic teams.
Open Window School provides a challenging academic curriculum blended with nurturing support from teachers that prepares students for long-term success.