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King Open Extended Day Program

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The King Open Extended Day Program is designed to link the school-day and afterschool experiences for children and families enrolled in the King Open School. The afterschool program is completely integrated into the King Open School to support children’s social and academic learning by providing a holistic school experience from the moment they enter the King Open building to the time that they are picked up from afterschool.

King Open Extended Day values social learning equally with academic learning. Our program develops a menu of activities and learning experiences that encourage children to explore the world around them and develop their interests and talents.


King Open Extended Day enrolls about a third of the students who attend the King Open School. Enrollment is done through a lottery system. The King Open Afterschool Manager works closely with the King Open Family Liaison, King Open teachers, and King Open administration to support King Open students and families in accessing the enrollment process and lottery. New enrollment lotteries are held in the spring and summer for the upcoming school year. Ongoing enrollment is also done throughout the school year if spots become available.

Questions? Contact Bucky O'Hare, King Open Afterschool Manager, at bohare@cambridgema.gov.

To learn about the DHSP Afterschool Lottery or interested in applying to Childcare Afterschool programs, Community Schools Afterschool programs or Youth Center Pre-Teen / Middle School programs for the 2023-2024 school year, applications open on May 1 at www.cambridgema.gov/AfterschoolLottery.

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