Why OST at Girard?

Out of School Time programs play a crucial role in enriching the educational experience for students beyond regular school hours into the residential time. These programs offer a diverse range of activities and opportunities that go beyond academic subjects,  by fostering holistic development and preparing all students for future careers. Whether it’s engaging in arts programs, participating in a youth leadership program, exploring STEM activities, or receiving additional academic support, after school programs cater to various interests and learning styles of our students. Our programs provide a structured and supervised environment, promoting social skills, teamwork, character development, and preparation for the future.

List of OST Offerings

  • Band & Drumline
  • Chess
  • Coding
  • Cooking & Nutrition
  • Dance (Ballroom, Latin and Hip Hop)
  • Developmental Sports (Soccer, Basketball & Kickball)
  • Digital Media
  • Driver’s Education
  • Empowered Youth (Community Service)
  • Fashion
  • Financial Literacy & Entrepreneurship
  • Fitness
  • Gardening
  • Library Fun & Book Clubs
  • Performing Arts & Drama
  • Photography
  • Self Defense
  • STEP
  • Student Council
  • Swimming
  • Visual Arts
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga

Partner with us!

Do you know of or represent a community organization that could work with us to support students in the out of school time hours? We’d love to hear from you! Email our Out of School Time Coordinator, Saniyyah Al-Hadi at salhadi@girardcollege.edu.