PLĀ Extended Day

Baker offers extended day programming for all students before and after school. PLĀ (Progressive Learning Activities) provides intellectually stimulating learning experiences for students on campus before and after the regular school day.

There are many ways PLĀ meets the intellectual, physical, and social-emotional needs of its multi-aged groups of children:

  • provides a supportive atmosphere for learning and homework
  • incorporates activities for intellectual stimulation
  • offers an environment conducive for fine and gross motor development
  • fosters respectful social relationships and teaches conflict resolution
  • instills a sense of well-being

PLĀ is available for early childhood students (who are three years old and potty trained) following the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten dismissal at 3PM. PLĀ for students in first through eighth grade is available after dismissal at 3:15PM.

PLĀ is a fee-based program from dismissal to 6PM. PLĀ is also available on most Institute, Records, and Conference days. Parents may register online each semester at PLĀ Registration. Contracts are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

PLĀ offers an after-school Homework Club for grades 4-8; contact Nancy Perla at for more information.

Drop-in services, meant to be used in cases of emergency, are available as space permits. We request that you telephone the school office at least one day in advance to secure a drop-in space. We understand that in cases of emergency, this is not always possible, and we will do our best to meet your family’s needs.

After School Classes

Swim lessons, improv, studio arts, music and yoga, circus-arts, chess, culinary arts, percussion, engineering, and many more enriching learning opportunities fill the after school hours at Baker for students in Pre-K through grade 8. Offered in four 6 or 8-week sessions throughout the academic year, students can take up to five after school classes during the school week!

Fall 2017 Offerings Session (PDF) & Registration


***Please note that all questions should be directed to Hannah Schutter, Director of Student Life @ or call 847.425.5814