Director of Auxiliary Programs, Mr. Katinas, updates the community on Aidan's After School and Discovery Programs.
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.
Looking for some additional enrichment opportunities for your child? While Aidan will not be offering on-campus Discovery classes this fall, here are some great alternative classes and activities.
While Spring Discovery may be cancelled, a few of our Discovery teachers still have some virtual options that families may try.
Phillip Katinas joined Aidan in 2018 and currently serves as the Director of Auxiliary Services. 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 and brings a wealth of knowledge to his role at Aidan. In addition to managing Aidan's After School (ASP), Discovery, and Summer Programs, Phillip also teaches PE to the Elementary and Primary students.
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.
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