MASH (Middle School Activities, Sports and Homework)

Hours of Operation

Regular School Days: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
School Holidays and In-Service Days: Closed
Minimum Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Philosophy and Activities

MASH offers students the opportunity to do homework, socialize, play on the blacktop and take part in various activities appropriate to this age. Students can participate in ACDS after-school clubs and sports, and then rejoin the MASH program when those activities are done.

During MASH, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., 5th-8th grade students can participate in a quiet, structured time to get started on homework, set up a time to work with a teacher, collaborate with a group, or make up a test. 

The program is supervised and administered by an ACDS staff member. Students should bring their own snack to MASH.

Who Can Attend

MASH is for students in grades 5th-8th. To reserve a spot, students may enroll in MASH for a minimum of three days per week or attend on a drop-in basis (first-come, first-served) as space allows.

If you have questions about MASH, please contact Head of Middle School, Jeremy Adams. For rates, please visit the information page.


Starting Monday, October 11, Morning Care, Apple Tree, Apple Orchard, and MASH will be using Brightwheel to sign students in and out of care in the morning and afternoon. 

What’s Changed?

  • If you depend on Morning Care, please walk your child to Morning Care to check them in using the BrightWheel app.

  • During school hours, use BrightWheel to message the before- and after-care teachers.

  • For drop-In requests, use BrightWheel to message after-school care. Someone will be in touch before 1 p.m. to confirm space availability.