Beyond the Classroom

Program Overview

The Orchard Extended Program provides quality before-school, after-school and summer opportunities for both the Orchard children and the community.

Our Extended Program is dedicated to providing a safe and accepting environment where children can learn, grow, play and explore.  Our primary objectives are to support The Orchard School mission, extend the excellence of the academic school day, and develop good citizens by emphasizing the teaching of social skills and reinforcing The Orchard School core values: friendship, fairness, honesty, responsibility, self-discipline, respect, trustworthiness, compassion and integrity.

Our claim to fame is that our kids ask to stay and don't want to leave.  Kids and adults alike love the programs and activities and value the time spent together. 

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  • Extended Program

    Welcome to Orchard's Extended Programs. This division of the Orchard School is designed to meet your family's after-school needs. The safety and happiness of your child is of upmost importance to us at Orchard. In order for us to do our best to see to it that your child's experience during the after-school hours is a positive one, please familiarize yourself with the following Orchard School Extended Program guidelines:
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  • Kids Connect

    Orchard's Extended Day program offers numerous options during before- and after-school hours. Kids Connect's Preschool-Kindergarten, 1st-4th Grade, and Teen Connect (5th-8th Grade) programs provide a full range of developmentally age-appropriate activities and also provide the structure to connect students with clubs and classes, athletic programs and events. These programs are available from 7:00 a.m.- 7:40 a.m. and from 3:20 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. An additional fee is assessed for Kids Connect.
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  • Classes

    Extended Program Classes are open to Orchard students and the broader community.  However, for the 2023-2024 sessions of Clubs/Classes/Lessons, Orchard will continue to limit offerings to Orchard students only.  If you wish to find out more information about a particular class, click on the class of interest below to access the information and registration pages. Print the registration sheet and forward (with fee, if applicable) to: The Orchard School Extended Programs, Attention: Cindy Larsen, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
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  • Athletics

    The Orchard School athletics program offers a wide variety of extra-curricular sports experiences for children in grades 5 through 8.

    Our program strives to provide a positive atmosphere in which a child has the opportunity to develop physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually in a supportive, safe, yet competitive environment. We have a "no-cut" policy at Orchard, and all interested students who choose to participate are evaluated and placed on an appropriate skill-level team whenever possible. Individual and team skills and strategies will be developed and enhanced along with a regular emphasis on good sportsmanship and positive representation of an Orchard student athlete.
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Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students: The Orchard School values diversity and seeks talented students. Orchard admits students of any race, color, national origin and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Orchard does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.