Discovery: After School Enrichment at Aidan

Discovery is Aidan's after school enrichment program. Taught by Aidan staff and outside vendors, classes are offered three times a year in the fall, winter and spring. We offer classes in the arts, athletics, technology and language. There is an additional fee, with reduced rates for children already enrolled in the After School Program.

Register for Discovery Here

How Discovery Works


Discovery teachers email families via their ACTIVE teacher portal. Please check you spam folder from time to time to ensure you are receiving emails.

If you need to communicate with Discovery please send your question to or call the school at 202-387-2700.



  • Catalog available third week of August
  • Registration occurs the first week of September
  • Begins the third week of September and runs for eight consecutive weeks


  • Catalog available December 15th
  • Registration occurs the first week of January
  • Begins the third week of January and runs for eight consecutive weeks


  • Catalog available first week of March
  • Registration occurs the first week of April
  • Begins the third week of April and ends two school weeks before the last day of school (number of weeks is dependent on the calendar)

Closed Dates

Discovery is only open on school days. If school is closed for any reason that date is not included in the Discovery schedule. Discovery is also not offered on half days with early dismissal.

Any cancelled class will be made up the weeks following the last scheduled class.

Registration Account

Your existing Discovery Registration account (through can be accessed at

You can review available programs and start your new account at


Snack is NOT provided.

If you would like your child to have snack:

  • The snack should be able to be consumed in less than five minutes (e.g. granola bar, fruit, etc.).
  • The snack should be able to be consumed without cutlery.
  • Candy is not allowed.

Dismissal Times

Primary classes: 3:45 - 3:55 PM
Elementary classes: 4:55 - 5:05 PM

Discovery classes will dismiss children from the front steps.

*At the end of the dismissal time, students that have not been picked up will be "dropped in" to ASP for $35.

Discovery Program News & Posts

Spring Discovery Registration Opens March 6

Here's a preview of our upcoming Spring Discovery Classes! Registration will open on Wednesday, March 6 at 2:00 PM and the classes will begin when we return from Spring Break.

Girls on the Run is Back!

Girls on the Run is back! Register today and join our squad of fearless runners this spring.

Program Director

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