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About Apollo

Apollo After School is a comprehensive extended day program for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our research-based curriculum provides a safe, fun and friendly environment for families who need quality childcare outside of regular school hours.

Our incredible team of educators and administrators provide our students with homework help, enrichment activities and physical activities every day of the week. All costs of the program are included in tuition, and is available at no additional cost to your school. We’ll see you at Apollo!

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Benefits of Partnering with Apollo After School

Benefits of Partnering with Apollo After School

No Cost For Schools

No Cost For Schools

All costs of the program are included in tuition, and Apollo is available at no additional cost to your school. You provide the space, and we take care of the rest!

We Take Care Of Everything

We Take Care Of Everything

Our instructional and administrative tasks handle all aspects of the program. We take care of billing, parent questions, staffing, training, and materials – so you don’t have to!

Research-Based Curriculum

Research-Based Curriculum

Our fun, interactive curriculum is designed to help our students grow in all aspects of their lives. Project-based learning and social-emotional learning compliment their regular school day while providing new learning opportunities.

20 Enrichment Themes

20 Enrichment Themes

Our fully customizable curriculum includes over 20 enrichment themes to choose from, and over 800 lesson plans to use!

Friendly, Professional Staff

Friendly, Professional Staff

Our diverse team of professional educators complete a 40-hour professional development course, which includes CPR/First Aid certifications. Our teachers are passionate about education and create a safe and welcoming environment for all of our students.

20 Years of Experience

20 Years of Experience

Apollo After School grew out of our national sister company, Chess Wizards, which we founded in 2002. We currently serve thousands of students and families each semester, all across the United States.

Our Extended-Day Programs And Services

Apollo Before And After School Program

Apollo Before And After School Program

Our extended day program provides our students with a safe, fun and friendly learning environment before and after their regular school day. Each day includes enrichment activities, homework help, physical activities, and a healthy snack.

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Day Camps

Day Camps

Apollo offers day camp activities for in-service days, vacation days, or school breaks. The day camp format combines the most fun and interactive parts of Apollo curriculum with tons of traditional and Apollo-innovated camp activities.

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Extended Day Curriculum & Support

Extended Day Curriculum & Support

Our professionally developed curriculum and support program features over 20 enrichment themes for your school to choose from, with available training and ongoing support.

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Chess Wizards

Chess Wizards

Since our first classes in 2002, Chess Wizards has inspired thousands of students around the country to think logically, win graciously, and learn from defeat. Our exciting enrichment classes, tournaments, and day camps challenge students of all experience levels.

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Stellar STEM

Stellar STEM

We’ve partnered with Stellar After School, a hands-on STEM program that makes learning engineering accessible and fun.

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Curriculum and Ongoing Support Packages

Interested in starting your own internal before and after school program at your school, but don’t know where to start? Our research-based professional guide, created by our amazing team of educators, will provide you with everything you need to get started. We also offer a variety of administrative and support services, if there is an aspect of running your program that’s outside of your current capacity or expertise. Here’s a sample of our curriculum and services:

  • Hundreds of activities, lesson plans, and games, across 20 exciting themes, for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8
  • Program setup, classroom management tips, and materials lists
  • Flyers, banners, and other marketing materials
  • Recruiting, hiring, and onboarding staff
  • Ongoing project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and professional development training for instructors
  • Ready-to-go online registration and billing
  • Ongoing support and troubleshooting
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Curriculum and Ongoing Support Packages

What Do Parents Say About Apollo After School?

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Meline McWhirter

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Apollo has been a wonderful after school program for our 1st grader. He loves it there and gets a great mix of outside active play, fun, creative projects, and help with homework everyday. They obviously really care about the kids and are great about communicating with the parents about what is happening there. I would recommend this program to anyone looking for high quality after school care

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Maggie Watt

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It was great! So much more was offered than l expected. The kids were learning new concepts and doing experiments. It was not just a babysitting job to Courtney, and she was wonderful.

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Janet Lee

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My three children love ❤️ going to Apollo aftercare, this was my first year back at work full time and I was concerned about their care. I am very confident and comfortable with the care they receive at Apollo. Ms. Maria is amazing.

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Jade and Janet

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My daughter loves going to Apollo After School! She is never bored because they have lots of fun and educational activities for the kids. I especially love the teachers, Miss Rosie, Miss Cyrene and Miss Denise, who are very caring and attentive to the students.

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Veronica Hill

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The Apollo after school program is a great program with excellent staff members.

My daughter is a new student to her district and her school. The staff made me feel comfortable from the first day.

Most importantly, my daughter LOVES the program!!!!

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Jeff Farley

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All the staff have been helpful and they do a great job with the kids. They always have creative projects and keep the kids engaged.

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Alana Shae

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This review is for the Ventura, CA Apollo program. It’s great and comprised of really caring people. They have been getting better each year. My daughter learns more Spanish through this after school program than through her school actually. It’s a lot of fun for her and she even has her homework finished before coming home 🙂

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Amanda Michelle

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I LOVE the Apollo afterschool Program in Zion, Illinois – AWESOME Staff! My daughter’s homework is always done when I pick her up along with her reading. The teachers entertain the children with a wide range of activities. This is by FAR been the BEST afterschool program my daughter has ever been enrolled into. Thank you Ms. Inez!!!! You have become an extended family member of ours!!!!!

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Meena

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My 5 years old daughter has been attending Apollo After School since September 2016. We are satisfied with the program and with their staff. Overall experience has been good.

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Dan Nagy

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Great program. My son actually gets upset when we pick him up, so he seems to be happy there too. Kids get exercise, fun arts and crafts projects and snacks. Highly recommend Apollo.

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Jeff Farley

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All the staff have been helpful and they do a great job with the kids. They always have creative projects and keep the kids engaged.

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Giorgio Ferrero

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Fun program and professional staff. Love the flexibility of the drop-in option.

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Detra Little

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My child is very happy with Apollo After school program. She enjoys the staffing, activities and the new friends she has made. So glad that this program was added to Beulah Park school.

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Ricardo Rivera Jr.

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They are really good with the kids. My child enjoyed his time and learned a lot. The instructors were caring with all of the children.

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Holli Howard

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Apollo aftercare has great curriculum for children… Mixture of learning and much needed exercise. Staff is wonderful!

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Saurabh Kohli

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Amazing experience with Apollo after care… Thanks a lot guys for all the efforts you guys put together to make us feel comfortable and to keep the kids happy on the other end… 👍🏻👍🏻

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Pooja Bhat

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This was a great environment for my child. Mrs Calvano was especially fabulous. Would certainly do it next year again.

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Christopher Leslie

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Our daughter really enjoys her time at Apollo after school in Ventura, CA. The staff is friendly and they encourage learning and play that is fun for the kids. I highly recommend them for after school care.

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Contact Information

We would love to work with you! Call +1 (855) 543-7277 or fill out our online consultation form to learn more.

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