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

Communication

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 b.librizzi@aidanschool.org or call the school at 202-387-2700.

Calendar

Fall

  • 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

Winter

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

Spring

  • 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 Active.com) can be accessed at https://campsself.active.com/AidanMontessoriSchool.

You can review available programs and start your new account at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/AidanMontessoriSchool.

Snack

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: 3:35 - 3:45 PM
Elementary classes: 4:40 - 4:50 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 is Coming!

Mark your calendars now: Spring Discovery signup will start on April 2. Don't miss out because you sign up too late - and do take a look at a preview of what will be offered!

Registration for Winter Discovery is Now Open

It's time to sign up for Winter Discovery! Register soon to make sure your child gets into their first choice program. Please note: there is no winter session of Girls on the Run (hence, no conflict with Discovery) and Tippi Toes is offering a Hip Hop Dance Class (not ballet).

Program Director

Bryan Librizzi

Bryan Librizzi

Director of Discovery & Summer Camps and Physical Education Teacher

Bryan has been in Elementary and Middle School education since he was 20 years old, and enjoys going to work every day. He has held various teaching and administrative positions in schools around the US. He began teaching in 2001 at Alimacani Elementary School in DC Public Schools, first Physical Education and then 2nd grade. In 2003, he moved to Jacksonville Country Day School and taught Pre-K to 6 Physical Education and Swimming. In 2010, he completed a principalship at Ribault High School in DCPS. In 2010/2011, he taught 5th & 6th grade Math and Science for DCPS before moving to New Hampshire to be a Dean at Hampshire Country School. In 2011/2012 SY, Bryan returned to D.C to work at Janney Elementary School. While at Janney, Bryan served as a non-traditional Assistant Principal, Executive Director of Janney After Care, Director of Operations for Janney After School Programs, Director of Activities, and Director of Early Childhood Movement. This year, in addition to working at Aidan,Bryan is a morning administrator at Brookland Middle School.

Bryan's interest in athletics started early. In high school, he played football, wrestles, and ran track. In college, he played football.

Bryan, along with his mother, father, older brother, and sister, grew up in Central Florida. He comes from a very large Italian family, mostly situated in South Florida. His older brother is a priest in Orlando, and his sister works for the National Engineer's Association here in Washington, D.C. Bryan's mother and father are living the retirement dream in Florida. His father is a four-time retired middle school English teacher and his mother has worked in and around finance. He is pleased to report that he still sees them often; they split their time between here and Orlando, taking care of their two Westie puppies, dancing, and holding hands when they walk down the street. In his free time, Bryan enjoys reading (especially sci fi and fantasy), playing co-ed competitive sports, outdoor hiking and trail running, deep wilderness camping, playing video games, & going to the gym. On weekends, he relaxes and hikes with friends and attends church every Sunday.