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


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 and Posts

Winter Discovery Preview

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

Register for Girls on the Run

Registration for Girls on the Run is now open to Aidan's Elementary girls, grades 2-5. Sign up today! 

Fall Discovery Registration Now Open

Registration for Discovery, Aidan's after school enrichment program, is now open! Check out this fall's offerings and register today.

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.