Extended Day

Before-School and After-School Care at CFS


Whether you are looking for a laid-back after school atmosphere, or an afternoon full of enriching activities for your child, CFS Extended Day (XD) has you covered! Extended day is offered before school starting at 7:15 am, and runs after school every day from 3:00 pm to 5:45 pm. Families are welcome to pick their students up any time in that range. Families who qualify for financial aid for tuition will also automatically qualify for financial aid for XD. 


Extended Day at Cambridge Friends School is an opportunity to extend our mission and care to our students beyond their time in the classroom. Our programs strive to offer an after school landscape that is exciting, multi-faceted, and ever-evolving to meet the needs of our community. The Extended Day team fosters a space that truly feels like a home away from home for your child.


Students in the XD program build their individual voice and have time away from their grown-ups and pressures of the classroom to explore, discover, learn, and create just for fun! XD also provides a space and support for social emotional learning, cross-grade peer interaction, leadership opportunities, and learning personal responsibility. Our programs are flexible to meet student needs and choice, and have continuity with the day program at CFS.


The XD program is incredibly flexible – students can enroll for the entire year, every Tuesday, or drop in whenever your schedule requires. Students can choose between recess and free play time, or enroll in enriching activities like Spanish-language immersion, chess, coding, theater, fencing, and more!


Current families wishing to sign up for XD programs can access the registration forms on the Resource Board within their MyCFS accounts. (You only need to pay 10% of the total amount during enrollment.)

Extended Day (XD) Programs

Early Morning Care (EMC) - All Ages

Monday to Friday | 7:15 am to 8:00 am
Whether your family needs care due to regular work schedules, a pop-up
meeting, or a space for your student to “get in the groove,” EMC has you

Extended Day 1 (XD1) - Pre-K to Grade 5

Monday to Friday | 3:00 pm to 5:45 pm
A flexible program with a pay-one-fee model offering choice time, social emotional learning focus, three trimesters of opt-in enrichment activities for all grades, age appropriate instruction, and cross-grade peer interaction (cross-grade interactions will take place only between school day groups i.e. Pre-K to grade 1, grades 2 to 5).

Extended Day 2 (XD2) - Grades 6 to 8

Monday to Friday | 3:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Combining play with personal responsibility, our Middle School XD Program offers our older students a space to grow their skills as they mature, have choice in how they spend their time, and work within a community.

Other Extended Learning Programs

We also offer a rich selection of music and athletics outside of the school day: 

Instrumental Music

Instrumental Music

Individual and ensemble options

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Sports for grades 5-8

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