After School Programs

The After School Programs at Aidan (ASP) are designed to provide a safe, comfortable, and engaging environment for Primary and Elementary students after their Montessori work.

In the afternoon, our Director of Auxiliary Programs prepares an after school environment in the Toddler classrooms so that Primary and Elementary children can be independent and enjoy choosing age-appropriate materials, games, art media, etc. Students can take a nap, eat a snack, and enjoy each other’s company in play. Parents supply snack on a rotating basis similar to the classroom.

When the playground is available, children go to the outdoor environment for supervised outdoor play. Children may also go for a walk to the Zoo, the library, and parks in our area. ASP personnel are sensitive to the needs of children at all ages and stages of development in creating activities. They guide and encourage independence, positive choices, and collaborative play that fosters positive social relationships.

Additionally, Aidan offers opportunities for learning and fun with friends in our after school Discovery Programs.

Learn more about Discovery

After School Programs' News and Posts

Spring Discovery Update

While Spring Discovery may be cancelled, a few of our Discovery teachers still have some virtual options that families may try. 

Winter Discovery Preview

Registration for Winter Discovery opens Monday, December 9. Check out the amazing offerings for our next session of Discovery.

Program Director

Phillip Katinas

Phillip Katinas

Director of Auxiliary Programs

Phillip is Aidan's Director of Auxiliary Services, a new position established for the 2018-19 school year. Phillip’s work in education began at the Sheridan School in DC, where he served as camp teacher at their Creative Arts and Summer Adventure Camp (CASA) while home from college during the summer. After several years as camp teacher, Phillip accepted a full-time role as the Program Manager for CASA and was ultimately promoted to the Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs at Sheridan. As Sheridan's Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs, Philip oversaw all after school and summer programs. He brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role at Aidan.

Phillip and his family are DC-natives and all still reside in the area. Phillip loves playing sports, especially ice hockey. He also enjoys exploring the great outdoors, biking, camping, and hiking. Philip spends his free time training his two Newfoundland dogs, who not only love to swim but are water-rescue certified.

ASP Hours

After School Program:

4:00 to 6:00 PM

3:00 to 6:00 PM

Contact Admissions for further details on schedule options.

Please note that ASP does not serve Toddlers


Meet Our After School Staff

Phillip Katinas

Director of Auxiliary Programs

Lakmali Cooray

ASP Assistant and Toddler Assistant, Mountain Silverbell Class

Heather Metis

ASP Assistant

Nirmala Tennekoon

ASP Assistant and Toddler Assistant, Sassafras Class