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Root Elementary After School

3202 Northampton Street, Raleigh, NC 27609

After School

At YMCA After School, kids expand their learning beyond the classroom. We use a balanced curriculum that supports learning through active play and a focus on character development and social emotional learning. We also offer a quiet space and support for students to work on their homework Monday through Thursday afternoons.

During the week, students will participate in a variety of enrichment activities with opportunities for skill development, physical activity and fun.

After School is held from school dismissal until 6 p.m.


$56 per week (Member)
$68 per week (Program Participant)
Due to school calendars, each week of After School may not be five days. Prices are adjusted to reflect the number of in-person school days.


Scholastic Support Centers

Our Scholastic Support Centers offer daily programs where your K – 8 students can go to participate in their online school or Virtual Academy classes.

Our Staff

YMCA counselors are energetic and enjoy working with children. We train our counselors to be leaders and positive role models. Most are high school and college-aged students.

Health and Safety

We're making program changes and adding COVID prescreeningsfor all our participants. Please read our school programs parent manual.


After School and Before School will be available as one-week sessions. Parents can register their child(ren) for the weeks they need programs. You must register by Sunday to start the program the following Monday.

The YMCA requires a $5 deposit per week, per program. The balance is due on the first of the month. For example, all November care payments are due on November 1. The YMCA will draft your account or charge your credit card on this day.