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Before & After School Care Program and Transportation

Before & After School Care Program at Applewild

Applewild’s Before & After School Care Program is designed to provide a safe, nurturing environment for families that require care before and/or after the normal school day. Available at our main campus in Fitchburg and our preschool at Devens, this program provides a fun, supervised setting for children and offers the opportunity for them to participate in a variety of activities, visit with friends, and get a start on homework.  For the 2017-2018 school year, the Before & After School Care Program will be enhanced to provide enrichment activities to suit a variety of student interests. An update and description of the offerings will be available soon.

Our after-care program on our main campus runs until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, and until 5:30pm at Applewild at Devens.  Students participating at the Applewild at Devens after-care program will take the Applewild bus to Devens at the end of the school day and parents should pick up there.  As part of the overall Before & After Care Program, families also have the option of a supervised before-school program in both Fitchburg and Devens, beginning at 7:15 Monday through Friday.


After care in Fitchburg runs from 2:00 to 6:00 pm on Monday through Thursday and noon to 6:00 pm on Friday when school is in session. At our Devens campus the program ends at 5:30pm Monday through Friday, and begins when the Devens bus arrives at the preschool campus (approximately 4:20 each day).  Kindergarten students who choose the after care program begin at 2:00 and are joined by their older classmates beginning at 3:45 on Monday through Thursday; on Friday, after-care begins at noon for kindergarten through third grade students.  Students participating in this program on Fridays will have lunch together in our dining hall.

Fees and Enrollment Options

Kindergarten students have a fee of $5.00 per hour or any portion of an hour during the 2:00 to 3:45 time slot Monday through Thursday.  After 3:45, the fee for all students is $8.00 per hour or any portion of an hour.  The fee for Friday afternoons is also $8.00 per hour for all students.  These fees apply to both the Devens and Fitchburg sites, as well as the before-school care program.

Contracted services are $8.00 per hour or any portion of an hour.  Additional hours, if they are available, may be added to contracted time.  Credit is not given to hours not used, and contracts may be changed on a monthly basis.  Please note that Applewild at Devens offers contracted services only.

Non-contracted services at our main campus in Fitchburg may be pre-arranged through the Director of Auxiliary Programs prior to services needed for a specific day. If there is space available, the child may attend that afternoon, or before-school care in the morning.  The charge will be $9.50 per hour or any portion of an hour for non-contracted services.  In order to provide safe and appropriate staffing, the program supervisor must know how many students will be attending each day. A family using these services on a daily “on-call” basis for more than two times per week will be required to sign a contract.  A 24-hour notice is greatly appreciated.

Contact Information for Before & After School Care Program at Applewild School and Applewild at Devens

Rebecca Fil, Director of Auxiliary Programs
978-342-6053 x125

Sherri Ebner – Applewild Preschool Director (on-site at Devens)

Applewild at Devens, located at 27 Jackson Road, Devens MA, is a transportation and activity hub for K-8 students attending Applewild School’s main campus, serving families  as a convenient drop-off/pick-up center.

Bus transportation is also available from:

MA: Acton, Ayer, Concord, Devens, Fitchburg, Groton, Leominster, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley, and Townsend.

NH: Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Nashua, and Milford


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