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Before & After Care Programs

John Lewis ES offers before and after care enrichment programs such as DC Youth Orchestra, DC Scores Soccer, The Fishing School, United to Rise and more for Pre-k through 5th grade!
Read below to learn more information.


This service is offered for Before Care only. The daily drop-in rate is $7.50 per student. Contact AP Bryant to request drop-in services. All requests are subject to availability.

After Care

Free After Care programming includes tutoring, social & outdoor activities. The after-school program hours are PK-1st grade 3:30-5:30pm; 2nd-5th grade 3:30-5:50pm.

Program Registration

  • Click here for After Care Application DCPS OSTP (Pre-K - 1st)

  • Click here for After Care Application (2nd-5th)

  • Click here for Before Care Application

Contact for John Lewis ES After & Before Care


Assistant Principal,

Milton Bryant, can be reached by email at

during the school year.

The Fishing School

Please call The Fishing School for any changes in after care pick up of your student. 

Phone: 202-399-3618

Email: info@fishingschool.


Before Care

The JLES Before Care is set up to provide support for families who need coverage before school. The program is offered from 7:30–8:40am. The Before Care program begins on Wednesday, September 6th. Our before care program is currently at capacity; however, you may sign up to be added to our waitlist and will be notified if a seat becomes available.

You may sign up for the waitlist using this link:


Drop-off for JLES morning care is in the cafeteria on Gallatin Street, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Children will meet our morning care team and join their peer groups for activities. Students must be dropped off by 8:15am or they will have to enter the building at 8:40am with the rest of the students. Before Care costs $100 per month per student, and payment is through our PSCO PayPal,

Contact Assistant Principal Bryant at for more details on after or before care.


After Care

We will begin after-school programming on Tuesday, September 5th. Afterschool programming includes tutoring, academic support, as well as social activities. The after-school program hours are as follows:

  • Grades PK-1: 3:30-5:30pm

  • Grades 2-5: 3:30-5:50pm

We are now partnering with the United to Rise organization to provide additional afterschool seats for students in grades 2-5. If you are interested in having your child participate in this afterschool program, click here to complete the sign-up form. The program is expected to start in early February.

We have partnered with The Fishing School to provide after-school programming for students in Grades 2-5. Students must be registered in order to attend any after-school programming. Our Fishing School program is currently at capacity; however, you may sign up to be added to our waitlist and will be notified if a seat becomes available. Failure to pick up your students on time will result in students being removed from after school programming.


After Care Application:

All students must be picked up the designated end time of the afterschool program.

Open daily from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. We have multiple after school options for all grades. 

  • DC Public School sponsored Out of School Time Programs (OSTP) is available for PK through 1st grade. Visit their website at​​​​​​​ to read more or sign up. 


  • The Fishing School program is offered to 2nd through 5th grade and provides enrichment opportunities and sports club. 

  • School Play Practice: As communicated via Remind Group


  • Students participating in our afterschool programming will need to be signed out at the main counter in the library by their parent or guardian.

  • Please contact Fishing School Program directly by calling (202)-399- 3618 for any changes in the person picking up your student.

  • The security officer will radio for the student, and they will be sent to the Farragut Street entrance for parent/guardian pick-up.

  • All students must be picked up by no later than 5:30pm (PK-1st) or 6:00pm (2nd – 5th). 

After School Sports Teams

  • Track Practice: Practices are Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:45 - 4:45pm.

  • DC Junior Scores Soccer (Grades 1-2): 3:30-4:30pm; Mondays and Tuesdays practice, and Wednesday games (All year round)

  • DC Scores Soccer (Grades 3-5): 3:30-4:45pm; Monday-Friday, Thursday games (All year round)

  • Basketball teams are available for 4th through 5th grade (Winter)

Contact Assistant Principal Bryant at for more details on after or before care.

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Afterschool Playground Usage 

As a reminder, the school grounds (including the playground and facilities in the school building, like bathrooms) are for school use only during the hours of 8:00am to 6:00pm. JLES has before- and after-school programs that use these facilities and, as I am sure you can understand given recent events, it is an issue of safety to have students not participating in afterschool programming on campus after they have been dismissed.

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