Before and After School

Before and After School

Our Before and After school programs provide Grades 1 through 8 students with a safe and enjoyable environment. A mix of challenging or relaxing activities are planned to promote social satisfaction and nurture positive relationships. Separated into appropriate age groups, the After school teachers, who are also full time teachers in our school program, provide coaching, homework assistance, arts and crafts, spontaneous activities and more to round out your child’s day.

Special themes and activities such as sledding and ice skating combine with after school clubs such as Spanish, Drama and Lego to make this a very special part of the day for our after schoolers!. Creative field trips, planned by our students, to fun locales in the community are scheduled for vacation weeks and holidays for this special age group. These programs are currently available with transportation to our World Academy students, as well as, students from Bicentennial Elementary school.

Before School

Breakfast to children arriving before 8am (we open at 6:30am!), varied quiet games and outside play before transport to World Academy classes, Bicentennial Elementary school.

After School

Pick-up at specified elementary schools, snack upon arrival, fruit which is available to all throughout the afternoon and a personal agenda wherein students may choose from the Homework Room,an Arts & Craft activity, games and activities in our Great Room, access to our Technology Lab, organized sports, and/or outdoor activities. Parents may discuss their expectations for their student's choices with the Before and After School staff.

Vacation/Holiday/Snow Day Programs

Our Before and After School staff plans activities that provide our school age students with lots to do throughout the day, as well as giving them a chance to just be with their friends in a stimulating and safe environment.

Jack has grown tremendously and with great pleasure we have enjoyed his journey thus far. As his parents we are so grateful for the constant support and creative adventures of his education. World Academy has been his rock. Thank you!! - The Staly Family

Meet the Staff

Kathleen Nelson

Founder / President

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Dr. Lisa Dias

Head of School

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Marie Kirk

K-8 Principal

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Erin Seguin

Emergent Kindergarten Teacher / SummerQuest Camp Coordinator and Afterschool Coordinator

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Sarah Bishop

Middle School Teacher / Enrichment Camp Coordinator

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Courtney Dennis

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Adrienne Harris

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Michael O’Keefe

Afterschool Program / Theater Arts Teacher

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Kristin Westaway

Kitchen Assistant and Preschool Threes Afternoon Teacher

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World Academy is creative and innovative with their course design. They make learning fun and teach sign language. They even expose children to technology that is why we chose World Academy! - Alesh and Dantal


World Academy offers many educational enhancements and much enrichment for every stage and age. Our enrichment programs are an important feature of a World Academy education and offer extra value to our World Academy experience. Specialists in the following disciplines meet with the students on a weekly basis:


Our Arts Program provides students with the opportunity to express themselves visually. Our program explores the elements of art including shape, form, line, space, color, value and texture. Through the year, using different media, students develop their critical thinking skills including decision making, problem solving, creative and evaluation skills. Art production skills are developed using a variety of two and three-dimensional media. When applicable, art history knowledge and concepts from other disciplines are also incorporated into lessons.


Our Health Education program fosters student development of knowledge and skills needed to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Designed to motivate students in Grades 1 – 8 to improve and maintain their health, prevent disease, and reduce health-related risk behaviors, our curriculum is based on the National Health Education Standards, with program topics including: Nutrition, Personal Health, Physical Activity, Environmental Health and Injury Prevention, Smart Choices for Healthy Living, Internet Safety, and Bullying Prevention.

World Languages - French, Spanish, and VLACS

Students in K-3 will complete a half year of instruction in both languages (with Kindergarten continuing to take Sign Language). All students are required to take a language each year. We currently offer French, Spanish, Sign Language, Latin and Mandarin (through the online VLACS program). German is on our horizon. Students in Grades 4-8 will have the option to concentrate on the language path of their choice (French or Spanish). Grades 7 & 8 may also opt for our VLACS (Virtual Learning Academy Charter School) offerings of Mandarin and Latin. Second language learning offers cognitive, creative, and critical thinking benefits. In addition, knowing other languages and understanding other cultures is an important 21st century skill that students will need in order to live and work in a global society.

Music & Chorus

Singing, dancing, storytelling, acting, creative expression, and rhythm exercises are some of the curriculum components engaging K- Grade 8 students on a regular basis. In addition, the music program incorporates the progressive series Share the Music from McGraw Hill. This series supplements the curriculum with concepts including music theory, history, social and cultural commonalities and diversities, various instrumentation and familiarity with acclaimed performers. Students begin to take the recorder in Grade 3 and acoustic guitar at Grade 7.

Physical Education

We have a strong belief in the value of physical activity. Our Physical Education Program is designed to increase our students' awareness of the importance and benefits of physical activity while making physical activity enjoyable. By introducing various sports in a non-competitive atmosphere, we can assist our children in developing their own athletic interests and skills. Emphasis is placed on teamwork, cooperation, effort and good sportsmanship. Some activities during the year include Soccer, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Team-building challenges, Cheerleading, and fitness. Extracurricular activities include our Track Team, Soccer, Basketball, Dance, Cross Country, Ice-Skating, Skiing, Sledding and Karate. Summer activities include the above, plus Outdoor Swimming. World Academy is a member of the Tri-County Athletics League, where we compete at the Middle School level for Basketball, Soccer, Spirit Team, Cross Country, Track, and Co-ed Volleyball.


The Technology program's focus is to embed the use of these tools in the curriculum. Each grade level program is tailored from year to year to benefit the students' learning styles and development while targeting the topic being studied. Utilizing the 1:1 iPad lab, our technology leaders work hand in hand with classroom teachers and students on a weekly basis. Our mobile station is also available for teachers to utilize as needed to assist in their classroom curriculum. The Middle School teachers use an iPad cart housed within the new school building to access specialized applications that will invigorate their students’ creative use of technology within the classroom. In addition to making technology an extra learning tool, we hope to inspire critical thinkers, problem solvers, analytical investigators and creative imaginative scholars.

Sign Language

Our Kindergarten students’ sign language classes introduce and expand their vocabulary, as well as, provide a basis for another type of communication. Classes focus on proper hand positioning, recognition and reproduction of signs.

Other educational enhancements of World Academy

  • Individualized Educational plans for each student
  • Gesell and Terra Nova testing
  • Guidance and articulation for continued student success and placement
  • Seamless curriculum coordination and multiple intelligences considerations for every ability level and through all grades
  • Community service incorporated into the curriculum
  • Reading Olympics, "Book It", and D.E.A.R. Literacy Programs that encourage the love of reading
  • Sunshine Math and Sum-It Math enrichment programs
  • Character Education program highlighted by monthly assemblies, student awards and spirit day themes
  • Participation in the National Geography Bee
  • Field Trips to curriculum-related educationally stimulating locations such as Seacoast Science Center, Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, Boston Museum of Science, SEE Museum, and Palace Theater (theatrical performances)
  • 3rd & 4th grade "Fit Kids" health program taught by Dr. Charles Capetta from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic
  • Various safety programs at different levels to support efforts to stay healthy and safe - "Risk Watch", Safe Child and NPD Peer Pressure Awareness Program
  • Author's Tea held in May offering an opportunity for our students to share their own works of literature St. Jude's Math-a-thon and MDA Hop-a-thon alternately
  • St. Jude's Math-a-thon MDA Hop-a-thon alternately


Interest areas, including our many age appropriate playgrounds and outdoor areas, are offered for the children to plan their individualized schedules. Children may choose from many options designed to stretch their minds and bodies to release pent-up energy to have fun with their friends.

Homework Depot

We encourage and support homework by offering a special area that allows for quiet study and adult interaction and support This room opens at 3:15pm and closes at 5pm, so children may do homework before or after going outside. Homework is a 'choice' activity.

Arts & Crafts Distract

Children interested in exploring their creative side can stop in to try their hand at basic activities with arts and crafts materials. Guided theme projects are available daily and they can range from pumpkin decorating to creative woven place mats.

Technology Square

In our technology lab, variety of computer games and learning programs are available to play alone or with a friend. Adult supervision and interaction is always present.

Quiet Games & Lego Junction

Games such as Mancala, Checkers, and Chess, as well as other popular board games are available on a 'choice' basis throughout the afternoon to those interested in a friendly challenge. Legos rule in all shapes and sizes. All ages are encouraged to satisfy the urge to build and create. Theme suggestions and varied kits are available for those budding architects who desire more structure.

Sports Pavilion

Join in! The game of the moment might be basketball, floor hockey, or 4-square, depending upon the hour and the day. At Big Kid's City the children have input into the games they play. All activities take place under watchful eyes and participants are encouraged to expand their skills and sportsmanship.

I love to go to World Academy every day. I have met a lot of great teachers and friends at your school. I have learned a lot too! This is the best school! I wish I could stay here forever but I have to grow up. Thank you World Academy!!!- Andy Xu


SummerQuest 2019 Registration waived for students enrolled in 19‐20 Non‐World Academy Student Program.

**Breakfast served to AM students until 8 AM. Bus transportation included.

Students must sign up in advance for each Vacation Program date.

**June prorated based upon actual number of school days.**

**Payable over 9‐1/2 mos.  Non‐refundable 1/2 mo. deposit due 7/15/19 with Activity/Book Fee.  First regular payment due 8/15/19.

K-8 Tuition Fee

  • $125 - Non-Refundable Annual Registration Fee

Before School

  • $145**Monthly Fee
  • $35Vacation / Snow Daily Rate
  • $340Monthly Fee for NON-WA Students

After School

  • $145**Monthly Fee
  • $35Vacation / Snow Daily Rate
  • $455Monthly Fee for NON-WA Students

Before & After School

  • $270**Monthly Fee
  • $30Vacation / Snow Daily Rate
  • $570Monthly Fee for NON-WA Students

Vacation / Snow Day

  • N/AMonthly Fee
  • $55Vacation / Snow Daily Rate