Alden After School

The Alden After School program for grades 3 through 5 focuses on kindness and empathy while building social and academic skills in a safe, supervised environment.

"Habits of Mind" Curriculum

DSU utilizes the Habits of Mind curriculum, created by Kallick and Costa, throughout the year so that students can ponder and put into practice the 16 Habits of Mind with a sense of awareness and perspective. As a result, we’ve found students to be kinder and more empathetic in both social and academic settings.

Parents can find this week’s theme based on the 16 Habits of the Mind on our After School Program Calendar→.

The illustrations supporting our Habits of Mind curriculum were created by DHS graduate Charlotte Tobin.

The best place to hang out between school and home

DSU is “the third place”, the best place to hang out between school and home. It’s at this place where all ages come together as a community, where students can make an entirely new group of friends, enjoy engaging activities together, share pop culture news, movies or activities over an ice-cream sandwich, nachos or a warm cinnamon sugar pretzel. . DSU is where the worries of the day melt away, where students can enjoy everything awesome about being a kid. They do not need a phone because the play date, the snacks and the best company is right here! The best childhood journey starts at DSU. You too will find yourself saying “I love DSU”.

A breath of fresh air

There are literally hundreds of physical, social and cognitive benefits of the backyard. Get ready to learn a lifetime of traditional and creative backyard games. Students develop new and emerging motor skills as well as learn important lessons in teamwork, persistence and humility. There’s always a mix of old and new games so that students can master new skills while also enjoying the “fan favorites”. Teams are chosen by kids with respect for all ages and abilities. Kids walk off the field knowing they had fun, they tried their best and that the final scores don’t matter.

Study skills development

Students enjoy structured daily homework time, learning and reinforcement of executive function study skills, opportunity to participate in academic enrichment such as spelling games, Jeopardy trivia, Blookets and fun activities enjoyed in our 2020 Virtual Playground. They also have access to teacher recommended resources.

2024 - 2025 DSU Alden Tuition Rates

Alden Programming Annual Tuition* Deposit 15% Monthly Tuition (10 mos.)
2 Day $3,004.00 $451.00 $255.30
3 Day $4,147.00 $622.00 $352.50
4 Day $5,277.00 $792.00 $448.50
5 Day $5,567.00 $835.00 $473.20

*Program deposits, fees and monthly tuition are non-refundable. DSU programming is a year long commitment. Changes to schedules are not guaranteed.

Alden After School at DSU is a yearlong commitment. A 10-month payment plan is required in addition to the state required forms to fulfill your student’s registration.

DSU offers a sibling discount of 5% off the annual tuition of each child enrolling in DSU programming. This discount will be applied to each monthly payment. Discount is applicable to families with multiple children.

Scholarships are available.

Please note sibling discounts and scholarships cannot be combined.

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