Montessori Afterschool Program (MAP)



Shining Stars Montessori offers a Montessori-inspired and extended learning program (Grades 3 to 6) for interested families, before and after the usual school hours. Each of these programs costs a fee. Interested SSMA families must register/sign up in advance to use either service.


Before Care or Early Risers Program begins at 7:00 am until classes start. Students do art projects, read, play, and/or eat breakfast with the staff.


MAP - Afterschool Program begins following the school dismissal at 3:30 pm until 6:00 p.m. Students receive snacks, go outside for recess, and participate in different “clubs” and other types of activities (eg., art, robotics, coding, cooking, indoor soccer, chess, world language, homework assistance, etc.).


MAP is available throughout the school year. It is available on all regular school days. MAP is closed on staff professional development days and holidays.


Activities will vary depending on the school trimester, and age group. Some are guided by our multi-talented staff. Others are led by other professionals under contract to Shining Stars. Activities may lead to performances at different events.


Typical MAP Schedule


Time Activity
3:30 pm to 4 pm Academic Enrichment, Homework Assistance
4 pm to 4:30 pm Art / Recess
4:30 to 5 pm Snack Time
5 pm to 6 pm Art Activities / Global Music (Weekly Theme)
6 pm Dismissal / Silent Reading / Cleanup Time
MapEnrichment Activities includes the following:
  • Coding for Kids
  • Test Prep
  • Super Soccer Stars
  • Art and Fun
  • Food and Fun Around the World
  • Young Men's Leadership Group
  • Cooking
  • Ballet
  • Robotics 
  • etc

Register your child for the 2022-2023 school year in early August of each school year.