Get tickets and check out the auction for the Spring Benefit on May 18! And don't forget that registration is still open for our summer programs.

The Latest EMS News · 14 February 2023

Auxiliary Programs 2022–2023

Young learners visiting the fish in our pond during our After Care program.

The goal of Auxiliary Programs is to provide families with quality enrichment programs while extending the school hours to accommodate families’ schedules. These programs — Before and After Care, the After School Adventures Program, Jr. Eagles Saturday sports program, Instrumental Music Lessons, facility rentals, Spring Break Mini-Camp, Eagle Arts Week, and Summer Explorations — also help students and families make connections with students and faculty in other grades to help build our EMS community.

Steady Growth

We’ve seen an increase in participants and have offered increased choices in our after-school programming.

increase icon

After School Adventures

25% increase in participation

cello icon

Private Instrumental Music Lessons

added to the After School program offerings for students in grades K-8

multiple people and classes icon

31% More After School Offerings

with options in science, coding, chess, yoga, gymnastics, music, art, and more

New for Summer 2023

Students in our after care coding class.

New Class Offerings

for fourth through seventh grades in areas of coding, robotics, and digital game design and expanded offerings for students entering seventh grade to meet the increased interest in Summer Explorations.

Summer Explorations Leaders in Training

More Leaders, More Training

as Summer Explorations’ “Leaders in Training” program now welcomes students entering seventh grade, in addition to those in eighth and ninth grades.

Auxiliary Program Leaders in Action

  • Jillian Henthorn, the Auxiliary Programs associate, recently published her first book, “Bunny Builds a Home.” She led students in workshops during the EMS Book Fair in November 2022.

Auxiliary Program Enhancements

SupportING Family-Teacher Conferences

Worked with the Parents Association and Book Fair Committee to provide workshops during conference days

Streamlining Systems

Working with the Business Office to improve billing processes for Auxiliary Programs

Reintroducing Jr. Eagles

Jr. Eagles Sports program returns with soccer, basketball, tennis, and lacrosse

Bringing Back Mini-Camp

Spring Break Mini Camp returns in March 2023

Funding The Operating Budget

Auxiliary Programs contribute about 9% to the overall EMS operating budget


2022–2023 State of the School: Updates from Chilton House, Little School, and Morrow House, as well as Enrollment, Advancement, Auxiliary Programs, Communications & Marketing, Facilities & Operations, Finances, and Community Highlights

Sign up for newsletter updates