After School

Hearst students have several options for before and aftercare programming, as well as enrichment classes that are offered throughout the school year.

  • Flex Academies runs our before- and aftercare programming, including 3 sessions of 8-week enrichment classes across the course of the school year. Registration opens at 5 p.m. on July 29th, 2022; please follow the link to enroll.


  • DPR Recreation Center at Hearst: In addition to aftercare, The DPR Hearst Recreation Center offers a host of afterschool programs that Hearst students can participate in including Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, T-ball, Cheerleading and more. For more information, please contact (202) 282-2207 or visit the DPR site for the Hearst Rec Center


  • The Communikids afterschool program will offer a fun-filled afterschool environment, where students in grades PK4-3 can learn, develop, and practice their skills while speaking Spanish. (Previous exposure to Spanish is not required.) 

Daily activities include: arrival discovery centers and snack; homework time; outdoor play and exploration; fun and enriching classes; centers in classrooms; dismissal.

Classes are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. CommuniKids Staff will pick the children up at Hearst and walk them to CommuniKids Cathedral Commons, 3400 Idaho Ave Washington DC 20016. Pick-up will be onsite at CommuniKids. Registration for SY 2022-2023 is open! To register, please visit