Before & After School

To register please visit the Amesbury Recreation site.

Any changes to schedules or additions to weeks must be made in advance to the Recreation Office. We cannot guarantee that your changes will be accepted but will do our best to accommodate all schedules. Up-to-date information will be at the Amesbury Recreation site.

Programs are offered during the school year at Amesbury Elementary School and Cashman Elementary School.

We are currently hiring substitutes for all programs! Fill out our General Application (PDF) or CIT Application (PDF).

Amesbury Elementary School

Program Phone (September to June): 978-479-1480

Cashman Elementary School

Program Phone (September to June): 978-479-1482

What to Expect

Our elementary Before and After School programs offer a safe and comprehensive environment for kids to spend their out-of-school time 3 pm to 6 pm During program hours, children will be given the opportunity to socialize with their peers, enjoy a healthy snack provided by the program, participate in indoor and outdoor games, and learn arts and crafts to bring home. Each day participants will be allotted homework and quiet reading time, which accumulates points toward our Reading Rewards program. At the end of each quarter children may spend their points at the Program Store, run by the program supervisor. We do offer homework help and keep track of minutes spent reading and doing homework daily.

Children and staff are encouraged to have fun each day while keeping safety as the top priority. There is a child to staff ratio of 10:1 or better on a regular basis.

Pick up time is on a rolling schedule. Many children are picked up between the 4:30 to 5:30 pm hour, but authorized adults may pick their child(ren) up from the program whenever is most convenient for them. A program phone number is listed above and is to be called in the event that anyone other than the noted contacts will be picking your child up from the program on a given day.

If your child is absent from the program please call the program phone number as well as the Recreation Office phone number to let us know. We will check with the main office and classroom teachers for any children who are not present before we call the listed contacts.

All programs offer February and April vacation services. Registered program participants will receive information as vacation weeks approach.

View the following links to see parent handbooks, flyers, and registration forms for all of our school year programs: