About us

What is Apollo?

Apollo After School is comprehensive extended school day childcare program for students in grades Pre-K through 8th. We are founded around the belief that the process of education should involve all aspects of a child’s well-being… and it should also be FUN! Our extended-day and day camp programs offer our students a variety of activities to develop their physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs. Our exciting curriculum utilizes Project-Based Learning, Social-Emotional Learning, and the Socratic Method to involve our students into setting productive goals, establishing effective thinking processes, and inspiring them to become lifelong learners. We include topics such as entrepreneurship, arts and crafts, science, math, board games, physical activity, civics, storytelling and public speaking in our daily programs. Each day’s schedule consists of a snack time, physical activity, home-work time, enrichment activities, and both free and unstructured play.

Our program is highly customizable to fit your school’s needs, and our excellent staff handles all tasks associated with the program. All costs of the program are included with tuition and we operate at no additional cost to the school.

 

What is Apollo?

Our Story

Our journey began in 2002 with the founding of Chess Wizards, a national chess education company which specializes in making learning fun and exciting for our students. From our expertise in working within public, private, and charter education, we launched Apollo After School in 2012. From our first program in Washington, DC, today we serve thousands of students, families, and schools in 11 different metropolitan areas each semester. This would not be possible without a strong team – while our founding directors each contribute over 15 years experience in creating and administering a national educational program, our real strength is with our teachers and support staff. Together, we’ve assembled a diverse group of education professionals dedicated to each student’s growth and well-being.

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