Extended Day & Enrichment: Germantown Campus

St. George's offers an exceptional Extended Day program for students at the Germantown campus. Extended Day operates every regular school day, except the last day before a school holiday. Students enjoy a snack, free time, and fun activities, and quiet homework time is provided for students in grades 1-5 on a daily basis.

Program Hours

3:00–6:00pm (M, T, TH, F)
2:15–6:00pm (W)   
A late fee of $10 per child is assessed for the first five minutes after 6:00 pm, with an additional $1.00 per minute for every minute after 6:05 pm.


Five-day monthly rate: $185 (billed to the student's account)
Drop-in rate: $15 (billed to the student's account)
All students not picked up from carpool will be escorted to the Jones Commons to check into Extended Day. 

Questions? Call 901.261.2300


Optional Enrichment Classes

St. George's also offers a great lineup of exciting enrichment classes each semester for an additional cost. Classes include yoga, LEGO Club, music lessons, chess, gymnastics, drum brigade, theater, and many more. Click below to view class details or click the button to register today!

Private Music Lessons

Private music lessons may be arranged with the individual teacher. Students will be escorted from class, recess, or lunch. Teachers will contact parents directly regarding lesson cancellations or make-up times. Parents are responsible for giving 24-hour notice of cancellation to the teacher, if lessons are scheduled before or after school. If notice is not given, the lesson fee will apply. All Music Conservatory lessons are billed through the business office on the student's tuition bill.


Andrew Hatfield (athatfield@comcast.net)

Voice, Guitar, Piano

Karen Cooper (metscho@aol.com)
Grades 1-5
$25 per 30-minute lesson

Karen Schowalter Cooper, mezzo-soprano, is a native of New Orleans, where she grew up singing. She became one of the youngest members of the New Orleans Opera Chorus at the age of 16 and earned membership in the American Guild of Musical Artists. Ms. Cooper received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in vocal performance from Louisiana State University. She has performed leading roles nationally and internationally, singing in Germany, Italy and Israel. She came to Memphis as a Hohenberg-Scheidt Fellow at the University of Memphis and that same year, was selected as a National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions and the Lyric Opera of Chicago Center for American Artists auditions. Ms. Cooper has over 35 years of experience as a voice teacher and also teaches piano and guitar. Before joining the afterschool program at St. George’s Independent School, she taught private lessons at Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal School. She is soloist/alto section leader with the Rhodes MasterSingers Chorale and serves as an auditions judge for the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She is soloist/alto section leader at Germantown Presbyterian Church, where she is also the Children’s Music Specialist, directing a children’s choir and teaching early childhood music in the preschool. Ms. Cooper is also a licensed Kindermusik educator and has completed certification in Lynn Kleiner’s Music Rhapsody Teacher Training. Last, but not least, she is mom to Aidan Cooper, St. George's Class of 2015!


Strings, Piano, Voice

Dr. Sheryl Lane (lanesheryll@bellsouth.net)
Grades: 1-5
$30 per lesson

Dr. Sheryl Lane earned a doctorate in music education with an emphasis in instrumental music, specializing in keyboard and string instruments. She is the manager of the Germantown Youth Symphony, organist and choir director at Collierville Christian School, and she taught class piano and orchestra for 17 years in Shelby County Schools. She began teaching private music lessons when she was seventeen years old and has had a private music studio ever since. She teaches piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, and voice.

Happy Feet Soccer (PK-SK)

Grades: PK-SK
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:00 pm
September 5 – December 5 
Offered by: Brett Borm, Memphis Happy Feet
Every child has a ball at their feet the entire class. HappyFeet uses nursery rhymes, songs, stories, and fun games with a soccer ball to maximize motor skill development. Two and three year olds love acting out nursery rhymes and songs. Four and five year olds have a blast with stories and fun games. HappyFeet aims to initiate a love for soccer while teaching the most basic skills. Wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothes. If class is canceled due to weather, we will schedule make-up classes near the end of the session. Makeup sessions may not necessarily be on Wednesdays.

Dance Discovery (PK-3)

Grades: PK-3
September 6 – December 6
Thursdays, 3:15-3:50 pm (PK/JK), 3:55-4:40 pm (grades SK-3)
Offered by: Julie Knowles, Collierville Dance Studio
Our dance programs are based in the rich tradition of the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus for classical ballet and all classes are taught by certified dance professionals with years of classroom experience for all ages. We offer classes for boys and girls in classical ballet and combination dance classes (ballet, jazz/tap). The use of imaginative music and colorful props will help the dancer to tell stories, enhance rhythm skills, and develop excellent coordination. Dance Discovery is a delightful way to begin a young child’s dance experience. The dress code will be announced on the first day of class.

Yoga (JK-5)

Grades: JK-1, $175, Wednesdays, 3:15-3:45 pm
Grades: 2-5, $200, Wednesdays, 2:15-3:15 pm
September 5 – December 5
Offered by: Greta Harburg

Students will learn basic meditation and ways to breathe to regulate their emotions. Grades 2-5 will also learn some very basic anatomy. All students will leave knowing individual poses, a few partner poses, and a basic sun salutation. Mats are provided. Please wear comfortable clothing (skirts, dresses, and jeans are hard to move in).

Art, Paper, Scissors! (SK-2)

Grades: SK-2
Max. students: 12/Min. students: 6
Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 pm
Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29, and Dec. 6 (five-week session)
Taught by: Morgan Pattison

Come enjoy a class where we experiment and try making art using weird and fun materials.

Gryphon Chess Club (SK-5)

Grades: SK-5
Fridays, 3:15-4:15 pm
September 7 – December 7
Offered by: Mid-South Chess
St. George’s Chess Club is on the move! Instruction for beginners (have never moved a piece), intermediate (know more than how the pieces move), and advanced (tournament level) players. Chess Club fosters problem-solving and analytical skills, enhances critical thinking, and strengthens memory. Members are immersed in an exciting, challenging and mind-developing game in a fun- filled environment while receiving outstanding instruction. Grouped by age and grade, students are taught by active chess players who meet the high standards of Mid-South Chess where “Chess is an Art, a Science and a Sport.”

Gryphon Drum Brigade (SK-5)

Grades: SK-5
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 pm
September 5 – December 5
Offered by: Andrew Hatfield

The Gryphon Drum Brigade is a drums-only marching drum line for students in grades SK-5. This group will perform at various school functions.

Fall Play (1-5)

Grades: 1–5
Monday rehearsals @ 3:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday rehearsals @ 2:30-4:30 pm
*May add extra rehearsals as the play gets closer
September 5 – November 16
Show Dates: Thursday and Friday, November 15 – 16 @ 6:00 pm
Offered by: Charlee Graham

Gryphon Flyers Running Club (2-5)

“Finishing a marathon isn’t just an athletic achievement. It’s a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible.” John Hane (award-winning writer and runner)

Grades: 2–5
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm
September 4 – March 5 (20 sessions)
Offered by: Tracy Forbes
Meet in the 5th Grade Lounge

Have you ever wished you could complete a marathon? If you join our Gryphon Flyers Running Club this fall, then your dream may come true. We will be working all year on building our stamina and achieving our running goals. As a continued incentive along our excursion, students will be rewarded with specific prizes, once we hit different mile markers. Begin your journey toward a lifetime of running.

Basic Needlework Sit and Sew (3-5)

Grades: 3-5
Max. students: 15/Min. students: 8
$125 Mondays, 3:30-4:30 pm
September 10 – 22 (no class on Monday of Fall Break)
Taught by: Anne Goldberg

Join Mrs. Goldberg to learn the basics of hand sewing. The class will cover the basics of needlepoint, cross stitch, and embroidery. Participants will receive instruction and materials for four different projects.

Cross Stitch/Needlepoint Christmas Ornaments Sit and Sew (3-5)

Grades: 3-5
Max. students: 15/Min. students: 8
Mondays, 3:30-4:30 pm
November 5 – December 10
Taught by: Anne Goldberg

Create beautiful ornaments for your tree! Supplies and instruction for four different ornaments.

Artful Antics (3-5)

Grades: 3-5
Max. students: 15/Min. students: 6
Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
September 6, 13, 20, 27 and October 11 (five-week session)
Taught by: Morgan Pattison

We will create art using unusual and unlikely materials in this class! The theme for the fall semester is “A Monster Way of Life.”

Open Art Studio (3-5)

Grades: 3-5
Max. students: 15/Min. students: 5
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm
Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6 (10-week session)
Taught by: Morgan Pattison

Come make artwork, learn how to use different media, and have fun! Artwork made in this class will be displayed in the hallway throughout the year and may be submitted to art shows and contests.

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